Welcome to Sustainable Dawlish (Transition)
Dawlish Walking Festival 2021
Normally in early March each year the dates for the Dawlish Walking Festival are published from mid-April to early May. It is a very popular festival for locals and visitors alike. In 2020 the organisers Sustainable Dawlish, sponsors Scott Richards with Dawlish Town Council took the decision to cancel the Festival. Having reviewed the recent Government roadmap guidance the organisers have decided it is not possible for the event to take place in April/May 2021. The roadmap guidance from 12th April to the 17th May (at the earliest) indicates that whilst outdoor events can take place people cannot mix beyond groups of 6 or two households. Many of the festival walks involve groups walking together and learning about local history, art, poetry, foraging and the beauty of the local area. The enjoyment from the festival is people of all ages walking and talking together and enjoying refreshments inside local venues, which will not be possible. In addition, many of the local community groups and organisations who help the Dawlish Walking Festival run so successfully are not currently operating with activities and group walks are suspended in lockdown. We know this is a disappointing decision but prefer to bring back the Dawlish Walking Festival in 2022 when conditions allow, with its normal programme of walks for everyone to enjoy. We really appreciate your continued commitment to the festival and look forward to a great Dawlish Walking Festival in 2022.
Solar Panel group-buying scheme will save you money and help save the planet
Devon’s householders have the chance to help the county become net-zero by joining Devon Climate Emergency’s (DCE) solar panel group-buying scheme. Full details on Teignbridge District Council site www.teignbridge.gov.uk/news/latest-council-news/august-2020
CANCELLED Dawlish Walking Festival April 18 - May 3 2020
Sustainable Dawlish, Scott Richards and Dawlish Town Council have taken the decision to cancel the Dawlish Walking Festival given the government guidance on Coronavirus, together with the Ramblers and Walking For Health suspension of all walks until the end of May. We are not planning to rearrange the festival for later in the year due to the time it takes to organise the walks, but we hope to be back next year. We really appreciate the efforts of all our volunteer walk leaders, all the walkers who support the festival and to Scott Richards for their generous sponsorship. Keep safe and well.
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.
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.
Meetings are cancelled until further notice, normally 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