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Turn The Tide 2024

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Wildflower seed sowing, Sandy Lane Wednesday, 15th May, 1.30pm 4pm

Dave Hutton (Wildlife Warden) and Sustainable Dawlish would like to invite you to a wildflower seed sowing session at the Sandy Lane in Dawlish on Wednesday, 15th May, 1.30pm 4pm. Meet at the Scout Hut. We have seeds from Teignbridge District Council and permission to sow. More details and a map can be found here

Our Green Futures

Our Green Futures is a wonderful new project for Dawlish funded by Transition Together and delivered by Turn the Tide Teignbridge CIC and Sustainable Dawlish, happening until February 2025. The aim of the project is to provide ideas and support to local community groups to meet the dual challenge of climate and ecology emergencies. ` We will be creating 10 imaginative meetings to include as wide a range of different people as possible, to both to raise awareness and inspire you to join others in creating a green vision for your community. We will be inviting bids to enable groups to realise their Green Futures vision. Click for more information on Green Futures

Clothes Swap

We are still looking for at least 2 more members to help at the next Clothes Swap...so if you can help, please contact us.

Dawlish Walking Festival 2024

Dawlish Walking Festival is taking a rest in 2024 and will be returning in 2025. We are looking at options regarding the length and time of the year the festival should run.

Dawlish Walking Festival Sept 9th - Sept 17th 2023

The Dawlish Walking Festival is over for 2023 - we started with a heatwave and ended with a monsoon! We are really pleased so many people walked and have sent some lovely comments in about the walks. We'd like to thank the our sponsor Shoe Centre who make it possible to run nearly all the walks for free, all those who took part - Devon Loves Dogs, Teignmouth & Dawlish Ramblers, Wrecked Again Shanty Crew, Dawlish Local History Group, David Force, Teignbridge Leisure, Dawlish Library and all our other volunteer walk leaders who ran walks during the 9 days. The festival is organised by Sustainable Dawlish and Angie from Dawlish Town Council and supported by local councillors from their community funds.

Farmers Market at the Strand Community Centre

The Strand Communty are holding a monthly Farmer's Market - please see their Facebook page and look out for posters.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) 18th May 2023

Thanks to all who attended our AGM on Thursday the 18th May 2023 at 7.30pm.
Click to view the ChairPerson's Report 2022-2023 and the AGM minutes

Turn the Tide Festival - Monday May 29th 2023

We had stall at The Turn the Tide Festival on Monday May 29th 2023. Visitors to our stand made wildflower seed bombs to take home for their gardens to increase the diversity of plants to encourage wildflowers

Dawlish Walking Festival Sept 24th to October 2nd, 2022

The Dawlish Walking Festival 2002 ran from 24th September to October 2nd 2022. We had 401 walkers despite having to cancel two walks due to adverse weather conditions.
We are very grateful to our sponsor Oakcliff Holiday Park and and to all the walk leaders and local groups who volunteered to lead the walks.
We have had a lot of positive feedback by email and verbally. One repeated feedback is from people new to the area who found the walks an excellent way to get to know the area and local people.
We distributed 2500 programmes and there were 703 downloads of the c.

Turn the Tide Event: Recycle, Reuse and Reduce

Our stand highlighted the recycling facilities available at the kerbside and around Dawlish.

The Home Energy Saving Forum, The Strand Centre, Dawlish March 12th

We estimated that we had over 60 people drop in for free Energy advice. Among them were some people who were really struggling already - even before April when the energy price cap will go up by 50%. Devon Communities Together who help people in fuel poverty were pleased to have 7 contacts to follow up. As a result, Exeter Community Energy are going to hold drop in regular free Energy Advice sessions at The Strand Centre in the future. We have had positive feedback from the participants and visitors, thank you to everyone who supported the event. For more information see here


The Chair's Report and Minutes of the 2021 AGM are now available

Great Big Green Week

The Great Big Green Week Dawlish Lawn Event organised by Sustainable Dawlish (Transition) was successful in achieving its aims to bring the need for positive climate action to the forefront of people's minds. Reports, videos, pictures and presentations can be viewed 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.