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.
Dawlish Walking Festival April 20th - April 29th 2018
The Walking Festival is underway and the weather has been mostly kind, although the thunder and lightning during the Spooky walk was very atmospheric! Updates and photos of the walks are available on Facebook. @Dawlishwalkingfestival
Two very successful Walking Festivals have taken place in Dawlish during April over the last two years. Dawlish Transition are taking over the organisation of the Dawlish Walking Festival which has run successfully by Sustrans for the last 2 years. Scott Richards Solicitors have generously agreed to continue their sponsorship of the festival for 2018. The Walking Festival Program leaflet is available to download here The Dawlish Walking Festival Under 10s competion entry form PDF version available to download here Facebook: @Dawlishwalkingfestival Twitter: Dawlishwalk
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.