Alex Walton: winner ‘Urban Lines’: SW Coast Path photography competition

As the Herald reports today, photographers in East Devon have just won important accolades: South West Coast Path Photographer of the Year awards 2024 | Sidmouth Herald In particular, Alex Walton of Ottery St Mary has won the Urban Lines category for his picture of the Sidmouth Esplanade: Urban Lines The urban environment is not… Continue reading Alex Walton: winner ‘Urban Lines’: SW Coast Path photography competition

Working together to address the cost of living crisis in the Sid Valley

There is some real, practical help on offer in the Sid Valley in these difficult times: Local help with the cost of living crisis – Vision Group for Sidmouth But the need keeps growing. Di Fuller of Sid Valley Help brought together groups to see how they can take things further forward – and reported… Continue reading Working together to address the cost of living crisis in the Sid Valley

An active Sidmouth Youth Centre

The Sidmouth Youth Centre in Manstone is a busy active place: Sidmouth Youth Centre; a fun, open access Youth Centre, for the young people of Sidmouth!A safe space where young people can learn, and develop healthier, happier lives; Sidmouth Youth Centre runs Youth Club evenings, Skills Nights, and awesome activities in school holidays.We’ve got a… Continue reading An active Sidmouth Youth Centre

Congratulations Angela Carney, Citizen of the Year!

At the beginning of the year, we were being asked to do some nominating: Citizen of the Year: nominations please! – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards And this week, the result was announced! Angela Carney was awarded Citizen of the Year 2023, recognising her years of dedication as the Salvation Army community development manager. Sidmouth Rotary Club… Continue reading Congratulations Angela Carney, Citizen of the Year!

The impact made by the Sidmouth Repair Café

Last autumn, the Sidmouth Repair Café was named as the group winner in the Sustainable Sidmouth Champions Awards : Congratulations! Champion Awards – first photos! – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards They are very much part of a wider movement to reduce waste – with another event last autumn highlighting the very positive impact of groups across… Continue reading The impact made by the Sidmouth Repair Café

International Women’s Day at East Devon

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day: To mark International Women’s Day (March 8th), EDDC is releasing features on women working in male-dominated industries to highlight the challenges they face and show how everyone can promote equality. Council marks International Women’s Day 2024 sharing staff stories – Jay Bowden, Civil Enforcement Officer… “Having a smiley face is… Continue reading International Women’s Day at East Devon

Congratulations Swell Architecture: Jurassic Business Awards Winner!

Swell Architecture, based in Sidmouth, are committed to sustainability on many levels: We take pride in our eco-conscious approach to design. Integrating sustainable practices into our process not only benefits the environment but also reduces long-term operating costs and enhances your living experience. Being a carbon-neutral business reaffirms our passion for protection and enhancing our… Continue reading Congratulations Swell Architecture: Jurassic Business Awards Winner!

Rhubarb and Runner Beans: an Exmouth sustainable champion

There is a fabulous example of sustainable living just down the coast – where lives Exmouth’s eco-friendly-living blogger. She has a lot to share. And so, Sarah Allen of Exmouth suggests… we buy less stuff! and that we reuse stuff! That is, she asks by example: Do we need so much stuff?! This is the Rhubarb and Runner Beans project – with… Continue reading Rhubarb and Runner Beans: an Exmouth sustainable champion

Coldharbour Farm Shop up for awards!

The Countryside Alliance Awards are now in its sixteenth year – and are seen by many as the definitive rural business award to win, to the extent that they are dubbed the ‘Rural Oscars’ At the end of last year, the 2024 Countryside Alliance Awards Finalists were announced. And as the Herald reports, Ottery’s Coldharbour Farm has been shortlisted… Continue reading Coldharbour Farm Shop up for awards!