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!

Citizen of the Year: nominations please!

The Sid Valley has some outstanding citizens: Showcasing sustainable citizens: Sidmouth heroes – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards Several of whom have received recognition: Congratulations! Champion Awards – Sidmouth citizens! – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards Including the very active Ian Skinner, who was awarded a BEM at New Year: Congratulations Ian Skinner, BEM – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards And… Continue reading Citizen of the Year: nominations please!

What is ‘community activism’?

Volunteering is key to the health of the local community: We need volunteers! – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards Especially now: “We will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.” – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards And there have been some marvellous exemplars: Showcasing sustainable citizens: Sidmouth heroes – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards It’s important to recognise… Continue reading What is ‘community activism’?

Congratulations Ian Skinner, BEM

An longstanding, active and stalwart member of local society, Ian Skinner, has been awarded a BEM “for services to the community in Sidmouth and the Sid Valley”: The release of the New Year Honours provides an opportunity to celebrate individual outstanding achievements and contributions to British society. East Devon residents named in 2023 New Years Honours List | Sidmouth… Continue reading Congratulations Ian Skinner, BEM