We’ve got a stall at two great events which showcase local organisations working for the health of people and planet. Drop in to find out more about what we do and how you can be involved.
We’re joining other groups in West Devon for activities in this national week drawing attention to why climate change and nature loss matter and what we can do. Summary of Tavistock events in the poster below. More events, details and booking links here.
AGM and COP26
Our Annual General Meeting, with a difference, will take place on the 11th September 2-4pm in the Lower Deck, United Reform Church, Russell St. As part of the Great Big Green Week events (18th – 26th) and COP26 we will be making moths.
As a unifying theme for Great Big Green Week in the Tamar Valley and West Devon, Art & Energy Collective, supported by Tamar Energy Community, invite groups to join in their inspiring Moths to a Flame project. This involves hosting moth-making events or mini-installations where people can hang moths they’ve made (from milk bottles – instructions here), before or during the week. The installations will be collected in plenty of time to be taken to Glasgow for a mass participation artwork of 20,000 moths, with messages to the COP26 climate summit, recorded by people making the moths.
All you need are, plastic milk bottles, scissors, and a marker pen..
Please come and join us to catch up and make moths.
The Devon Climate Emergency partnership has come up with lots of ideas – use their survey (by15th Feb) to show which you support.
Our Zoom event on 27th January covered an introduction – as we see it – to how the plan and consultation work, and some of the themes it covers. More detail on our Climate Matters page. Since then a poster summarising the plan in 8 points has been released.
Tavistock Seed Swap returns this year on Saturday February 24th 2018 in Local Matters, Elbow Lane from 09:30 to 14:00.
Growers young and old, new this season and ‘seasoned’ growers all welcome.
Bring along seeds you have to swop … and have a-grow at something different in 2018.
No seeds to bring? Come along anyway, pick up some seeds, have a-grow, and bring your own seeds back next year!
There’ll be lots of growers, gardening advice, plenty of chat … together with tea and cake.
We look forward to ‘seeding’ with you.
For more details call into Local Matters (11:00 to 13:00 Mon. – Sat), email email@example.com or call Rob Meredith on 01409 254450.
Download a poster here
Please join us in Local Matters on Sat. 18th Nov. 2017, at 14:00. We’d like to celebrate our achievements with you, and discuss how we can move forward together.
The afternoon’s event will also include our AGM.
We’ll kick off with introductions and a review of the past year, and then the floor is yours.
The formal notice of our AGM is here. If you’d like to get involved in the coming year by helping shape and supporting our future; joining the Committee or volunteering, come along on Saturday or drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download a flyer here.
We look forward to seeing you.
Find out why Local Energy Matters … and how you can reduce your energy costs.
- Exhibitors and Information Areas
- Talks and Presentations
- Family activities – energy related family fun
- Energy cafe with tea and cake
- and more …
Lots more information here.
Like to help out on the day? … get in touch – email email@example.com or call 07969 569 444
Help us promote the event? You can download the flyer here.
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.
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’.