Welcome to Dawlish Transition Ambition
Dawlish Transition was launched in February 2011 with the aim to reduce our dependency on oil by promoting and encouraging a change in life styles to make this a reality. We seek to bring together everyone in the community who share this ambition.
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Dawlish Walking Festival April 20th - April 29th 2018
The Walking Festival is now over and over 668 walkers took part, thanks to everyone who came and walked and supported us! Thanks to their efforts and to the generous sponosrship of Scott Richards Solicitors, the majority of walks were free and we were able to offer a variety of walks suitable for all abilities and different interests. Thanks to everyone who ran a walk and gave up their time. We couldn't have done it without all of you. Photos of the walks are available on Facebook. @Dawlishwalkingfestival Twitter: Dawlishwalk
Our organiser had an interview with Toby Buckland on Radio Devon on April 19th to promote the festival
Permaculture - Incredible Vegetables
On 26 March, as part of their Earth Week programme, Teign Estuary Transition invited Mandy Barber of Incredible Vegetables to give a talk on ‘Perennial Vegetables’. Chris Marsh of Dawlish Transition joined a packed audience of gardening and local food enthusiasts at TAAG, Teignmouth. Mandy showed slides of how a patch of sheep pasture had been transformed into a thriving garden of perennial greens, flowers and roots, in a flowing and evolving design, all organic, no dig and wildlife friendly. She described her favourite 10 edible vegetables providing spinach, broccoli and kale, roots and alliums for an all-year-round living larder. Afterwards people queued up to buy the plants Mandy had brought along.
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (NPSG)
Carolyn Ballard is representing our Transition Group on the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (NPSG). Dr. Chris Marsh wrote the paper‘The Case for a Local Food Strategy as Part of the Dawlish Neighbourhood Plan’, it was presented to the NPSG on 3rd March and received an interested response. The responses so far to the Local Food questionnaire are available here
The Teignbridge Local Plan 2013-2033 (Policies DA2 and DA6) allocates land to the North West of Secmaton Lane, Dawlish for at least 860 dwellings, associated infrastructure and land for community facilities. The documents and survey are available here
If you would like to find out about what we have done since our launch look at our Activities. If you would like to join us (membership is free) or receive a copy of our monthly minutes and emails about coming events please use the Contact Us form.
We meet on the last Tuesday of the month (except August & December) at 7.30pm in the back bar of the Swan Inn, 94 Old Town St, Dawlish EX7 9AT.