Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2016 to all Sustainable Crediton Supporters!

We have reason to be optimistic because of the historic agreement made in Paris with the ambition to keep global temperature rises below 1.5 degrees. However the deal will require people-power from organisations like ours to make politicians live up to their rhetoric, because we have not got the legally-binding agreement that was needed.  And since our Government signed the agreement, we have seen solar PV subsidies cut drastically, 159 fracking licences awarded and legislation to frack under national parks approved.

The New Year is all about making resolutions. Would you like to get more involved in our activities? In this newsletter we have a number of specific opportunities for people to volunteer and help us.

Core Group Vacancies

We have three vacancies on our Core Group for a Publicity person, a secretary and a general Core Group member. The Core Group meets no more than once a month for a couple of hours and supports the work of our Action Groups. Details of the publicity position and the duties of the Core Group members are explained in our Constitution. If you would like to take up any of these roles please contact our chair, Sarah Green.

Credit Union

We need a pool of volunteers to run this service and are currently recruiting more people. There is always an experienced volunteer of the two on duty each one and a half hour session. Most people are on the rota once or twice a month according to their preference. Training is provided. Read more about the Credit Union below.

Action Group Sessions

Our Waste, Energy, Food, Transport, Hedgerow Groups and Pig Club all have meetings this month. I promise you that you will get a warm welcome if you did want to come along. Just contact the relevant group co-ordinator, details are on the website.


On the 20th February we have the Seed Share at the Old Town Hall from 11am to 2pm. This year there will be live entertainment from the Woodmen.

Charles Mossman - Newsletter Editor

Dates for your Diary
11th January

Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 1/2016

12th January

January Energy Group meeting

16th January

North Tawton plastic recycling

18th January

Pig Club Meeting

21st January

Core Group Meeting

25th January

Waste Action Group meeting

25th January

Transport Group Meeting

28th January

Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 2/2016

20th February

North Tawton Plastic Recyling

20th February

2016 Seed Share

3rd March

Food Group Planning Meeting

19th March

North Tawton Plastic Recyling

16th April

North Tawton Plastic Recyling

Regular Events
In case you missed it...
14th December

Feedback from the Core Values Meeting

News Highlights

A Message from the past - Act On Climate Change - Short Film

A woman in the woods finds a plate of glass and metal. By magic a person appears within the frame and starts to speak to her. It is a message from the times of the great change. The time when people started to realise what impact men had on all lives and on the planet itself. The woman indulges in ...

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Boniface Trail Questionnaire

A questionnaire has been devised to assess levels of support for a pedestrian/cycling trail from Crediton to Exeter. Please complete it since the more people fill it in, the more likely it is to happen! Visit the Boniface Trail Campaign website for more information and to complete the questionnair ...

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Lapford Water Mill

Lapford Mill complex comprises the main house, a 14th Century cob building housing a rare 15th century oak muntin screen and bread oven, a connected two storey cottage and four storey water mill. Despite many renovations, the mill suffered dilapidation and damages due largely to the recent extreme ...

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Tell David Cameron it's time to act on flooding

The UK is flooding once again. Earlier this month Storm Desmond led to a record rainfall and devastating floods in Cumbria and the north of England. And now Storms Eva and George have blown in - with Lancashire, Yorkshire and Scotland particularly threatened by more devasting floods. It's cle ...

QE School unable to support Proposal

On the 30th November three members of the Energy Group, Charles Mossman, Ed Sharp and Hertha Wood presented an "Energy Partnership Proposal " to the QE Resources Committee. The proposal was to install upto 275KW of solar PV panels on QE School roofs during 2016 free of charge to QE. The panels woul ...

Put some Zest into your cooking!

1 pint Devon whole milk 50g Devon clotted cream or 150ml Devon single cream 40g round grain pudding rice 50g brown sugar 25 g Devon butter Zest of ½ a Seville orange Bring the milk and cream to the boil and add the rice, sugar, orange zest and butter. Pour into a buttered pie dish and cook ...

“Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

Guillaume Apollinaire