Next Meeting:

Tuesday January 30th 2018 at 7.30pm Swan Inn, Dawlish

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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.

Chris Marsh is a member of Dawlish Transition group and also a trustee of the charity Plants For A Future ( ). She is currently working with another trustee, Wendy Stayte from Transition Town Totnes, to identify and then visit sites in Devon where combinations of unusual edible perennial plants are being grown.
The first visit in this project was to Incredible Vegetables near Ashburton – see photo essay
The next visit was to East Devon Forest Garden which they are now writing up.
If you know of other sites in Devon that Chris and Wendy could visit, where people are growing food in unusual ways, especially using perennials in combination, please email Chris at

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.