Dawlish Walking Festival Sept 9th - Sept 17th 2023
The Dawlish Walking Festival is over for 2023 - we started with a heatwave and ended with a monsoon! We are really pleased so many people walked and have sent some lovely comments in about the walks. We'd like to thank the our sponsor Shoe Centre who make it possible to run nearly all the walks for free, all those who took part - Devon Loves Dogs, Teignmouth & Dawlish Ramblers, Wrecked Again Shanty Crew, Dawlish Local History Group, David Force, Teignbridge Leisure, Dawlish Library and all our other volunteer walk leaders who ran walks during the 9 days. The festival is organised by Sustainable Dawlish and Angie from Dawlish Town Council and supported by local councillors from their community funds.
Farmers Market at the Strand Community Centre
The Strand Communty are holding a monthly Farmer's Market - please see their Facebook page and look out for posters.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) 18th May 2023
Turn the Tide Festival - Monday May 29th 2023
We had stall at The Turn the Tide Festival on Monday May 29th 2023. Visitors to our stand made wildflower seed bombs to take home for their gardens to increase the diversity of plants to encourage wildflowers
Dawlish Walking Festival Sept 24th to October 2nd, 2022
The Dawlish Walking Festival 2002 ran from 24th September to October 2nd 2022. We had 401 walkers despite having to cancel two walks due to adverse weather conditions. We are very grateful to our sponsor Oakcliff Holiday Park and and to all the walk leaders and local groups who volunteered to lead the walks. We have had a lot of positive feedback by email and verbally. One repeated feedback is from people new to the area who found the walks an excellent way to get to know the area and local people. We distributed 2500 programmes and there were 703 downloads of the c.
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
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