A special festival just for mums and their children will be held at the Forest and Beach Centre in Beeson in September.
Full details are on facebook -
Tuesday 20th June: 6.00 to 7.30pm
Rethinking Work and Income is the title of this free evening workshop at Plymouth School of Creative Arts.
“Come and join us in Plymouth to discuss the RSA’s (the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) work on Basic Income and how this relates to challenges in the South-West.”
Here the link to all the information and how to sign up: https://www.thersa.org/events/fellowship-events/2017/6/rsa-sw-rethinking-work-and-income-20-june
Thanks to Ed Whitelaw for providing this information via Pat Bushell for Transition Plymouth.
Date for the diaries!
We’re looking forward to our 2017 Energy Fair which will be looking at developments in local smart networks and storage … and local efforts to combat fuel poverty …
Please let us know if you’d like to get involved, exhibit, volunteer and if you have anything you’d like to see or hear about on the day (email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07969 569 444).
Have you heard of LETS – the Local Exchange and Trading System? It’s coming to Tavistock soon, so climb aboard and improve your quality of life.
The concept has been around for decades but now exchanging and trading your goods and services has been made easy due to user-friendly software that keeps track of credit points earned by LETS members.
The points for a traded good or service normally reflect its equivalent Sterling value so, for example, an hour of tutoring would earn a member 25 points – as £25 is a typical charge for this service.
Everyone has something to offer. You can mow someone’s lawn, dog sit, trade fruit and veg grown in your garden, lend out a specialised tool, drive another member to a local airport, etc. The list is endless.
A meeting will be held in the “Studio” in Kingdon House, Pym St, Tavistock, PL19 0AW on Wednesday, 17th May from 14:00 to 16:00 to explain LETS in more detail.
Rob Follett of the highly successful Falmouth LETS group will be on hand to demonstrate the functionality of the LETS software.
Robin Williams, a Tavistock resident, will lead the discussion. His immediate goal is to form a committee of volunteers to create a plan for a local group.
For more information on LETS go to: www.letslinkuk.net
If you’d like to know more about various forms of Local Money check out the Transition Network’s 2010 publication ‘Local Money. How to make it happen in your community’.
Join us between 10.00am and 13.00pm on Saturday 8th April at Local Matters.for the first ever Tavistock Seed Swap!
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any seeds to bring, come along, get some for free and bring them back to next year’s swap!
There will be lots of growers, gardening advice & plenty of chat.
For more details please contact:
Kate Royston email@example.com
Rob Meredith 01409 254450
Diana Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Matters, Elbow Lane, Tavistock, PL19 0BG
(between Clinton Cards and Continental Fruits)
A 2 hour (approx.) walk learning how to identify wild edible spring plants, that are growing in the hedgerow and riverside, and the poisonous plants you could mistake them for.
Ending with a delicious meal at The Old Plough Inn sampling the wild food we find.
Spring Walks: Meeting at 11:15am at the Bere Ferrers Train Station (15 minutes from Plymouth, coinciding with the 10:54am departure from Plymouth to Bere Ferrers train station) Saturdays 11th March, 8th April and 6th May
For more info: email@example.com
Download – ‘Getting To Know Wild Plants’ by Flora Arbuthnott
Tamar Energy Community is looking forward to this event. A great chance to catch up with what’s going on in the market. And you can find us in the Communities section. Let us know if you’re planning to go.
Organised by RegenSW. Find out more here: www.smartenergymarketplace.co.uk
28 March, Sandy Park, Exeter from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
A unique showcase of the emerging smart, decentralised energy system of the future – a radical shift in the way we power our lives that is creating huge opportunities.
Smart Energy Marketplace is the biggest smart energy technology and renewable energy generation show in the south west. A jam packed event – with a unique exhibition, high level conference and informative talks attracting businesses, installers, developers, community groups and landowners to make for another lively and informative day.
The exhibition features over 100 companies including smart energy technologies, renewable energy installers and developers, construction companies, training providers, manufacturers, consultants and advisors, energy assessors, financiers and banks. Find out more about exhibiting here. The high level conference provides the latest overview of the sector. Designed for those who are already developing projects or those looking to explore complex policy areas or opportunities. Find out more about attending here.
Please phone Emily to find out more about the event on 01392 494 399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can also book here and download a flyer here.
Unlocking the Power of Community is the theme for our annual energy fair on Saturday October 15th which will take place in Local Matters community space in Elbow Lane, Tavistock, from 10:00 until 15:00.
More information here
Does climate change matter to the Tavistock area? We think so! …
And so did others locally who came and joined us in the Guide Hall, Tavistock today, Saturday 30th Jan. 2016 between 11:00 and 13:00.
We had an open meeting to share ideas and link up local actions on climate change.
We discussed what’s already going on and what else we might do.
There was a lot of interest in learning, influencing, practical action and connecting with others.
We’ll publish a summary shortly, and some suggestions for meeting up again.
Thanks to everyone who came along and participated, to the folks who arranged it and helped make it happen … and to the Tavistock Times for their support.
Saturday 30th January, 11am to 1pm,
Guide Hall, Tavistock, PL19 8AT (corner of Canal Road and Bedford Car Park)
Download a poster here.
If you have any questions, ideas, would like to get involved please email email@example.com.