Review of 2019

14 January 2020

2019 was a busy and varied year for Sustainable Crediton. As we shake off the last of the mince pies and leave the darkest days behind us, it's time to re-energise and get involved in projects and campaigning.

Last year we:

  • Worked with Town Council: attending meetings, lobbying for the Declaration of a Climate Emergency, and helped start the Town Council Climate Change and Sustainability Sub Committee (see under Dates for your Diary for future meetings, go along and have your say);
  • Working with Mid Devon District Council: agreed our first license for planting on council land by the Sustainable Crediton Pollinator group;
  • Promoted Sustainable Crediton by attending transition events, the Mayor's reception, Crediton Museum opening, promoting the Chamber of Commerce's Totally Local initiative and shopping locally, attending Exeter University Climate emergency events;
  • Held our seed share event, Share, Grow, Eat!
  • Organised two clothes swap events at the Congregational Church;
  • Publicised Sustainable Crediton at the Picnic in the Park during Crediton Festival;
  • Organised talks and presentations;
  • Established the Pollinator group - the Belle Parade and Tesco plots, obtained grants to fund the next phase;
  • Took part in the Parish Church Christmas Tree festival where we highlighted (decoratively!) the environmental impact of the clothing industry;
  • Attended the Natural Devon Wildlife Conference;
  • Held a promotional street stall in the High Street;
  • Carried out woodland management and coppicing work, via the Wood Group.

Phew! That's not a bad list. We would love to do even more, but that needs more bodies getting active. Lets be hearing from you!