Community woodland day at the Knapp, Sidmouth
If you would like an introduction to woodland management on a small scale, or if you would just like a bit of exercise in the open air, there's an event just for you!
Join the East Devon District Council Countryside Rangers at the Knapp Community Nature Reserve on Station Road, Sidmouth, on Saturday 1 November – drop in between 10am and 3pm.
Experts and enthusiasts will be coppicing and thinning to benefit woodland flowers and butterflies.
All you need is a reasonable level of physical fitness.
An innovative community art installation goes on show next week to bring alive the impacts of Exeter’s new ‘Energy from Waste’ incineration facility.
Members of the community have been knitting larger than life versions of the particles that will be emitted from the new facility.
The exhibition which will be on display at the Real Food Café in Paris Street, is designed to tell people about the incinerator, encourage Devon County Council to ensure it is operated properly over its 25 years contract and think harder about their future waste management strategy.
A local energy co-op have signed an agreement with Exeter veg-box scheme and online farm shop Shillingford Organics to set-up the city’s first ever source of community-owned electricity – and in turn create an income for much needed community projects.
Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) is getting local people to team up and invest in solar panels which will supply the farm with cheap electricity. By selling electricity to the farm, they will create an income which can be used for community projects that tackle fuel poverty and energy efficiency.
A new project to support the growing community energy movement is being launched today by Regen SW funded nationally by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation with additional support being made available in Devon by Devon County Council.
The initiative will support communities to generate, own and save energy.
The Community Accelerator Project will work with at least 30 communities directly and countless others through publicly available training and tools.
Green Party members in Exeter have selected Diana Moore as their parliamentary candidate for the 2015 general election. Ms Moore is a business advisor with extensive experience working with social enterprises, charities and councils across the South West and is a director on the boards of two local cooperatives and a social enterprise. She has also actively supported community involvement in issues around housing in Exeter, including the large proposed developments in Alphington and the South West of Exeter.