2015


29th November 2015

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25th November 2015

Crediton Town Team Meeting

Crediton Town Team invite members of Sustainable Crediton to attend their AGM when they will outline the projects they have undertaken in the past year, talk about their plans and invite comments and suggestions. The focus of the Town Team is on how to make Crediton even more vibrant and exciting ...


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25th November 2015

£1.2 million for rural economy in Mid and East Devon

The rural economy in Mid and East Devon, will be bolstered with £1.2 million of funding support, Devon County Council has announced. The County Council is overseeing the EU funded LEADER grants programme, which aims to create jobs and help to develop rural businesses. The County Coucil is working ...


31st August 2015

Crediton Hospital Press Release

New clinics and services launching at Crediton Hospital New clinics and services promised by the NHS have recently been introduced at Crediton Hospital, as part of the development of a Health and Social Care Hub. The GP involved in leading the project, Dr Alex Degan, has thanked loca ...


30th June 2015

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For the last 22 years Positive News has pioneered journalism that shines a light on kindness, cooperation, creativity and innovation. It has brought stories of positive change to hundreds of thousands of people and increasingly, it is inspiring other media as well. But, like every news ...


13th June 2015

Anti-Austerity Gathering

There is an anti-austerity rally in Exeter on Saturday 13th June in Northernhay Gardens. This rally is to give Devon a voice on austerity, to enable it to be heard and to raise awareness of a bigger rally London later in June. Let's make this a big community event so that people from al ...


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1st June 2015

Make Supermarkets handover unsold food to Foodbanks

Petition to David Cameron

Rather than wasting millions of pounds worth of food that is still usable, make supermarkets donate their leftover products that are still safe to eat, to food banks.

Encourage existing customers to donate towards a delivery service to needy people in their area on the delivery run.

Why is this important?

A group of French MPs has tabled a draft law to make it compulsory for supermarkets to hand over all unsold food still fit for consumption to charity. Many supermarket chains in France already donate unsold produce to charities, but 63 MPs from across the political spectrum would like to see the practice enshrined in law.

Late in July, they tabled a draft bill making it compulsory for supermarkets with 1,000 square metres (10,800 sq ft) of floor space to give their "unsold but still consumable food products to at least one food charity". Belgium became the first European country to introduce a similar a law in May.

Given that the UK is facing an ever-more worrying reliance on food banks, shouldn't we be thinking along these lines too?

Under the next 5 years of Conservative government, people will be encouraged to live an ever-more healthy life-style to reduce the pressure on the NHS. What better way to do this than to ensure the most needy have access to fresh fruit and vegetables and other basic essentials they currently can only class as a luxury if on benefits or a very low income?

I propose an even more logical solution: Those of us who are lucky enough to be able to afford wonderful groceries delivered to our doorstep could donate an extra £2 per purchase to ensure that fresh fruit and veg and other essential groceries are delivered to someone in need en route to our homes.

You might be utterly surprised, David Cameron, just how many of us would be willing to sign up to such a scheme, thus ensuring the sick, disabled and elderly have a much-needed helping hand.

Please consider this idea very seriously as it is based upon pure logic and the sharing of resources that are currently simply wasted.


18th April 2015

Tiverton Give or Take

Thurs 16th- Sat 18th April 10am-3pm Market Square, TIVERTON Bring along stuff you don't need. Take away anything you can use. All for Free All items donated must still be useable Large items can be advertised on a Contact Board NO clothes Organised by Sustainable Vill ...


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18th March 2015

How green thinking could transform the South West

Molly Scott Cato MEP is very strong on sustainability and a renowned economist supporting the Green Parties policy which seeks to take the power of money creation from private banks. Poster for the meeting or click on the photo ...


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24th February 2015

Mid Devon Local Plan Consultation

The Local Plan Review will guide development in the district over the next 20 years and is reaching the final stages in its preparation and development. It aims to make sure that new homes, jobs and services required by communities are located in the most sustainable places. It will also help ...


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21st February 2015

Mid Devon Local Plan Consultation

The Local Plan Review will guide development in the district over the next 20 years and is reaching the final stages in its preparation and development. It aims to make sure that new homes, jobs and services required by communities are located in the most sustainable places. It will also help ...


10th February 2015

Exeter's Energy Future

From "dirty" energy to sustainable energy: UK Energy Policy and the role of community energy With Catherine Mitchell, professor of Energy Policy at Exeter University and lead author with the IPCC Tuesday 10th February, 6:45pm Catherine will explore what's needed for the transition from ...


7th February 2015

Devon Convergence: Forum for New Local Economies

Tickets are selling fast for this important event for all interested in sustainable ways of supporting our local economy! There is a massive opportunity to lead progressive change in Devon. Already there are exciting community-led economic solutions emerging across the region, as well as eff ...