Welcome to Sustainable Dawlish (Transition)
Sustainable Dawlish (Transition) was launched in February 2011 with the aim of improving the sustainability of Dawlish and its inhabitants in making changes that will make a difference to healthier lifestyles, and reduce our environmental impact over the longer term. We seek to bring together everyone in the community who share this ambition.
We do not meet in August, our next meeting is on September 17th at 7.30pm in the upstairs at Teignmouth Inn.
Dawlish Walking Festival April 27th - May 5th 2019
The Dawlish Walking Festival 2019 is over and 720 walkers took part in the 38 walks on offer. This year we asked walkers if they were from outside the area and were pleased to find people had come from outside the area. We had walkers from Sheffield and Cheltenham who had booked accommodation to take part in the Festival. People had booked long weekends, short breaks or day trips and had come from Plymouth, Christow, Bristol, Exmouth and other parts of Devon. We have received a lot of positive feedback both on social media and in person, with many compliments on the quality of the leaders and the variety of walks. This success is down to the hard work of the leaders and volunteers who have given their time in preparing and leading the walks.
In January we held our AGM. The Chair's report can be read here Chair's Report 2019
Dawlish Against Plastic
Dawlish Transition are community allies of Dawlish Against Plastic. Sue Brader is a member of the Dawlish Against Plastic Working Group.
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 third Tuesday of the month (except August & December) at 7.30pm in the upstairs at Teignmouth Inn, Brookdale Terrace. Dawlish. EX7 9PG,