Welcome to Sustainable Dawlish (Transition)
Swifts in Dawlish
Jerry Horn in Dawlish has noticed the decline in Swift numbers which have have decreased by 60% over the last 15 years. They have recently been appointed ‘red listed’ status. The main reason for their decline is lack of nesting places due to modern construction techniques. Jerry would like to start a nestbox scheme in Dawlish to provide nesting places for swifts and is willing to construct and supply nestboxes and to assist volunteers in locating them. You can email Jerry or Follow the Dawlish Swifts Facebook page Join the Dawlish Swifts WhatsApp group using this link https://chat.whatsapp.com/Bba45qIK5rTEit0taAoePQ You can dowload information about Swifts which includes contact information here
Dawlish Walking Festival Sept 24th to October 2nd, 2022
Thanks to the generosity of our new sponsor Oakcliff Holiday Park, Sustainable Dawlish are very pleased to announce that we will be running the Dawlish Walking Festival in 2022 from Sept 24th to October 2nd, 2022. Due to the restrictions in place at the start of the year we were unable to plan and hold the festival in April. The dates for 2022 are from Saturday 24th September until Sunday 2nd October which coincides with the Great Big Green Week. We have contacted our volunteer walk leaders so that we can plan the program, if you would like to be involved please contact us
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
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.