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Transition Tavistock has contributed evidence to inform aspects of the Tavistock Neighbourhood Development Plan, and encourages everyone who lives or works in Tavistock to take this opportunity to give views on the proposed policies. Support those you agree with by saying why they matter to you. Suggest changes where you think the plan could be improved.

We are delighted that our walking entry in Tavistock Carnival was judged best in class. Our costumes drew on the colourful characters in “The Lorax” – a Dr Seuss children’s story about restoring a forest destroyed by greed – which has been made into a musical and more recently a film. Thanks to the Lions Club of Tavistock for organising this enjoyable community event.

Have your say – colour the future

From Tavistock’s Neighbourhood Development Plan to national policies on climate change: we do have a voice as citizens. At the time of posting it seems to be consultation season! On this page we signpost a selection of current ones, updated on a rolling basis. The answers have to be analysed and taken into account – so supportive as well as critical comments matter. Lets use our freedom to speak up.

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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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.

Powering the Night with Sunlight in Golberdon

posterM-SVote here now to help make it happen. 

South Hill parish is just 17 minutes from Tavistock.

The Parish Hall in Golberdon village is the heart of all activities and needs money spent on it to keep it going. We aim to “Power the Night with Sunlight” … store the energy generated from the solar panels installed on the hall roof 2 years ago so it can be used when the sun isn’t shining. This will help with running costs and ensure the hall is sustainable for the future.

We have successfully been shortlisted for a M&S Energy grant and now need VOTES, LOTS of VOTES to win the funding. We’re asking all our neighbours and friends and their friends to vote starting on  Sept 4th through to Oct 20th 2017.

We hope with all our efforts and your votes we can make a real difference in our community.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR VOTING. We Need Friends.
Vote on-line visit www.south-hill.co.uk or http://www.mandsenergyfund.com/

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