Simon Tytherleigh gave a stimulating talk on the future of
renewable energy, citing evidence that shows that solar PV &
other green technologies are increasing at a far greater rate than
expected and are increasingly offering the cheapest form of
off-peak electricity. The growth is being driven by market forces
and technological advances in the private sector and it is
anticipated that there will be a chain reaction of innovations
which will continue the upward trend of renewables to the extent
that the use of fossil fuels will become obsolete within a few
It was an exciting and extremely positive
message: The future is bright - the future is
Simon's presentation with
Sarah Green (chair), Charles Mossman (vice chair), Anne Tucker
Linda Lever, Jill Baines, Gerald Conyngham, Ian Doswell, Nick
Way, Chris Tucker, Ed Sharpe, Tony Gale, Judy Gale, Nicola Frost,
Mick Dumper, John Everitt, Paul Bright, Amy Bright
Esther Mann, Sam Robbins, Anton Massey, John Downes, Paula
of the Previous Meeting
The minutes were approved.
Anne Tucker presented a summary of the audited accounts
which showed a net loss of £154 for the year ending 31st Dcember
2016 with a positive balance of £4,072. Our thanks to the
auditor Peter Moffatt.
A summary of outgoings/income for events in 2016 was also
Each action group presented their highlights from 2016 and
outlined their plans for this year. This was followed by a short
presentation by affiliate groups: Plough & Share Credit Union
(Jill Baines) and the Crediton Flood Resilience Group (Tony
Election of Core Group and Officers
Sarah Green reported that Esther Mann & Sam Robbins were
standing down from their roles within the Core Group.
The following people were re-elected:
- Chair: Sarah Green
- Vice-Chair: Charles Mossman
- Treasurer: Anne Tucker
- Town Council representative: John Downes
- Other members: Mick Dumper, Anton Massey
John Everitt volunteered to take up the role of Action Group
leader for the Transport Group and also join the Core Group.
The following vacancies remain unfilled:
- PR representative
Anne Tucker reported that the Crediton Community Bookshop has
been shortlisted for the Independent Bookshop Of The Year
Awards and encouraged people to support the nomination by voting
for them as their Favourite Independent Bookshop.
Sarah Green outlined an idea for a potential new way of working
within Sustainable Crediton, focusing on specific projects with a
permanent "Ideas Hub". This will be discussed by the Core Group
over the next few months and they would greatly feedback and/or
appreciate alternative ideas.
Gerald Conyngham thanked the Core Group for their ongoing
efforts. Sarah Green thanked all members for their ongoing support.
The meeting ended at approximately 9:30pm.