Travel Action Group gets going

Over the past year we’ve been highlighting sustainable transport as important for clean air, healthy living and the climate at our regular events and stalls. We have started a Transition Tavistock working group to bring together people interested in promoting this.

If you think it should be easier for us to choose to walk, cycle, use public transport or run a car that doesn’t pollute, get involved.

Next meeting Thursday 5th March  2020 at 7.30pm in the Anchorage Centre. More information on what we’re working on and how you can help here.

Communicating Climate Change

This is for anyone who wants to win hearts and minds for the changes we need to make to address climate change – whether in a community group, workplace or politics. It’s not about explaining science, but engaging people in the transition to a low carbon way of life. 

It will be free, at the Alexander Centre in Tavistock, and on three Monday evenings in June: 10th, 17th & 24th. Poster attached, and link to details and online booking here https://www.learndevon.co.uk/course-details/course/WB8607/

Plastics: What can we do? and 2018 AGM Tues 13th Nov.

To take place in Local Matters at 7:30pm we will have a brief AGM followed by a discussion about all things plastic. Sharing our experiences on reducing our consumption of plastic, including recycling and alternatives.

This replaces our usual informal get together on the second Tuesday of each month for Green Drinks, but we expect it to be just as relaxed and enjoyable. Please join us.

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Seed Swop – Saturday 24th Feb. 2018 – Local Matters

Tavistock Seed Swap

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.

Tavistock Seed Swop Poster picture 2018 v2

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 hello@tamarenergycommunity.com or call Rob Meredith on 01409 254450.

Download a poster here

Transition Tavistock – Moving Forward

 

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.

TT AGM 2017 Flyer v1 front page

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 info@transitiontavistock.or.uk.

Download a flyer here.

We look forward to seeing you.

 

 

Transition Tavistock AGM – Sat 18th Nov 2017

Local Matters – 14:00 to 16:30: Transition Tavistock AGM: 2016/17 achievements and 2018 plans

Notice is hereby given of our Annual General Meeting to be held on 18th Nov 2017 at Local Matters, Elbow Lane, Tavistock. Commencing at 14:00 the AGM will be concluded by 16:30.The AGM agenda will include:

 

1.  Apologies                                   4.  Election of Committee Members
2.  Annual Report                          5.  Any Other Business
3.  Accounts                                    6.  Date of next AGM
Please get in touch if there are additional matters you would like to add to the agenda.

Nominations for Committee Members
The current committee must stand down at the AGM and may be re-nominated for the coming year.
The committee would like to receive nominations from anyone interested in participating in the Committee during 2017/2018.

Current Committee:

  • Kate Royston – Coordinator
  • Simon Earland – Treasurer
  • Tim Barnard – Secretary
  • Ian Daniels
  • Graham Reed

Return to details about main event on 18th Nov 2017

Tamar Energy Fest – Sat. 28th Oct – Tavistock Town Hall

 

Tamar Energy Fest summary sideCome and join us for a fun and informative day for all the family, all about energy, in Tavistock Town Hall from 10:00 to 15:00.

Find out why Local Energy Matters and how you can reduce your energy costs.

Lots more information here.

Like to help out on the day?  … get in touch – email hello@tamarenergycommunity.com or call 07969 569 444

Help us promote the event? You can download the flyer here.

More here.

 

We can’t run on passion alone …

Transition Tavistock acts as an umbrella for a number of organisations and initiatives all working for a sustainable future. We support Totally Locally, Roots to Transition, Tasty Tavy and Tamar Valley LETS.

We have volunteers involved in Climate Matters and the Local Economic Blueprint; and are active in Local Matters community space.

Tamar Energy Community (TEC) is our biggest spin off, and although we work closely together, TEC is a separate entity working on energy matters and responsible for Local Matters.

The organisations and groups are able to operate because TT provides a common pool of resources. However, to do this, TT requires a small amount of cash, to complement what we can reuse and borrow.

If we can reduce the time our volunteers have to fund raise, it increases the time we are able to dedicate to doing the things that matter in a sustainable community.

We don’t have annual subscriptions so donations, big or small, are always welcome.

On the 17th October from 10am, the Local Giving website has funds to double your donations (up to £10). So it’s the ideal time to support current and future initiatives.

Please show your support and consider this opportunity to double your contribution.

Thank you. Transition Tavistock.