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Activities and events information, kindly provided by Sustainable Tiverton's newsletter.


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The community fridge is back in the library in a new location, opening times as above.

Volunteers will present at all sessions. It is not open all library hours. 

We can always do with more volunteers! Contact us through facebook or at 

Phoenix House Phoenix Lane, Tiverton EX16 6SA

Day of Event Event
Saturday 9.30am till 12 Noon Share Shop
1st and 3rd Tuesday 10.30am -12.30pm Climate Outreach
2nd and 4th Wednesday 10am-1pm ECOE drop in for Energy advice
1st and 3rd Thursday 2pm-4pm ECOE drop in for Energy advice



Other activities and locations:

Date of Activity Activity
Saturday 27 April  ReRooted café @ St Georges 
Saturday 4th May

 Lets Get Growing family workshop @Tiverton Pannier Market. 

Tuesday 7th May Help for Hedgehogs evening @ Moorhayes Community Centre.
Saturday 11th May Tiverton Repair Café @ Tiverton Library The Big FIX Month
Saturday 11th May

Litterpickers @ Moorhayes Community Centre meet @ 10am

Thursday 23rd May Unnamed art with Petroc College-Sustainability- Reduce Reuse Recycle Event.
Saturday 25th May

 ReRooted café @ St Georges 

May 28th -1st June Give or Take week @ CreaTiv Hub Tiverton.

Further details and volunteering opportunities for all these events below, or later ones in the next newsletter.


More frequent events:
Mon Tues Thurs Fri - Community Fridge, Tiverton Library - hours below
Fridays 1,15,29 March Uffculme Warm Space at Square Corner

Every Mon- Fri  Uffculme Community Fridge at the Branch Surgery
Every Sunday Pond and Wildflower maintenance Uffculme Village Pond




Sustainable Tiverton Membership scheme
Become a member of Sustainable Tiverton CIC!

Sustainable Tiverton is a company limited by guarantee and like all companies is accountable to its members.  Membership is open to everyone aged 16 or over who lives or works in, or within 15 miles of, Tiverton.   
As a member you will get notice of our AGM and other general meetings, and be able to vote at these meetings, including the appointment of the Directors who run the company day to day.   For a membership application form, please e-mail
Friends of Sustainable Tiverton
New Friends of Sustainable Tiverton scheme

At the AGM in October, we launched a new scheme for people who would like to give regular financial support for our work. 
While we can sometimes get grant funding to support our projects, there are some costs, such as rent, insurance and IT for which we find it very difficult to raise funds.  As the range of our projects grows, it is increasingly important to have steady sources of income to support them and to make it possible to  go ahead with planning new activities  
If you can afford a few pounds a month to help us with these costs, please  e-mail and we will send more information. Regular donations of any size are very welcome. 


There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved in Sustainable Tiverton

Be a regular project volunteer for  Repair Cafe or  ReRooted

Develop a new skill - become an equipment librarian for Shareshop, or learn to keep bees with  the Bee Group

Join in with one-off events such as 
Tree Planting Days 
Become a member or friend
Get a friend involved!  
Can you be a Sustainable Tiverton Director? 
We are looking at the skills we most need centrally - we would love to hear from people with skills to offer who can commit the regular time needed. 

Look at individual project details for who to contact below, or get in touch at

Share Shop is now open!

Shareshop Lending Sessions

Every Saturday 9.30am-12 noon

at The EcoHub, Phoenix Lane Tiverton

We have 200 items to choose from, and our website and online catalogue are now live at
To borrow - visit the website and follow the links to become a member. Then browse our catalogue and reserve items on-line. 

We now have lots of camping equipment and are checking it all at the moment  - including tents, pans, sleeping bags, airbeds and camping mats, and even a camping toilet! 
We also have some items for parties   -reusable crockery, popcorn machine,  cupcake stands, karaoke machine. We would love more items for childrens or adult parties, equipment for visiting children or adults, and to add to our newly started 'newborn' section. 
Bring your items for donation to us at the following times:

Fridays 10 - 1 pm at the Eco hub

You can also drop off at COOP funeral care weekdays 9am to 5pm. 

Or to next Repair Café @ Tiverton Library  between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm.

Are you unsure if your item is suitable, or need larger items picked up?  Phone Catherine on 07763882955 to discuss what you have or make different arrangements for donating.  
Skills Sharing and Re-purposing

Skllls and information sharing 



At Repair Café we already have an experienced sewing repairer and a spare machine so you can bring along your project and get advice. Other repairers will happily offer advice too!  We hope soon have similar help available on some other Saturdays at Share Shop sessions, and we have sewing machines to borrow. 


We aim to up-skill people in the community, to help restore lost skills in a friendly environment, so that less goes to waste - and we spend less money too!

Repurposing and upcycling - new from old! 
Some items can be mended or altered, others can be made into something new!  With the right skills and ideas, we can give new life to things which would otherwise be thrown away, using the materials to make new garments, toys , furniture or other useful items!

At plastic free Bampton workshops, children used old fabric to make colourful shopping bags, and waste plastic for decorations.  This year, Petroc students are creating a fashion show from surplus fabrics and other materials, and we hope to encourage more re-purposing activities with pop up events/ workshops at the college. 

Volunteers needed.
We would like to run practical community sessions on repurposing.  We need  skills in crafts, hand or machine sewing, woodwork, but most of all we need your ideas!  Do you have something you have repurposed you can show to others to start them off? We are also collecting left over fabric in bright colours.  To get involved, contact Gill at, email . or call Catherine on  07763882955 to find out more.

Climate Outreach Group
 Climate Outreach Group (COG) drop in This month's  dates are
Tuesday 7th May 
Tuesday 14th May

COG meets regularly on first and third Tuesdays 10.30am -12.30pm in the Ecohub in Raymond Penny House , Phoenix Lane.
At COG meetings you can come and discuss your concerns about the climate crisis, to meet other people  and to find out what we can do together locally, and join in activities which help our projects.

Tea and coffee will be available for a donation.  No need to book - just put it in your diary and turn up on the day. We will be glad to see you there!




Talks to Groups
Would your club, church or community organisation members like to hear more about the work of Sustainable Tiverton? 
We recently gave a well-received talk to Tiverton Civic Society, and are happy to talk to other local organisations, and also get their feedback on what we do. 

To discuss having a talk for your organisation, please call Peter on 01398 332094 or email
News from other organisations...  
Uffculme Green Team News
Uffculme Community Fridge
Opening hours
9.30- 11.00 a.m. Monday-Friday
Uffculme  Community  Fridge container
Grounds of Uffculme Branch Surgery, Commercial Road.    Contact us for more information on  
Please come and help us stop food waste - this is a community fridge and larder which is open to all. 
The only day we'll be closed over the holidays is Christmas Day 25th December - otherwise a warm welcome (and some good food) awaits!  
Tiverton Volunteer Litterpickers

Love Where You Live –

                      – Help Keep Tiverton Tidy

We start at 10am every 2nd Saturday in the month,

finishing by 11.30am

There is no session in December. 


All equipment provided for litterpicking
Contact:, and come and join us. 

Wildlife wardens
Mid Devon Wildlife Warden Scheme - Volunteers for a new Hedgehog Hub?
We are exploring ideas of how we can support a wildlife rehabilitation station for hedgehogs and other wildlife in Tiverton. If you would like to register your interest in the early stages of this voluntary venture, please get in touch via

 If you would like to volunteer to be a wildlife warden, or need some extra support with wildlife projects in your parish, we can arrange training and signpost you to experts. 
Energy Advice
Energy Outreach Project - Get 1-2-1 advice or book a presentation on saving energy

This winter we are working with Citizens Advice to meet individuals or households and provide invaluable energy advice that will help you or your community to save money and keep warm.

Along with this advice, our DCT Energy Champion Martin Rich is available to come to your community for a free community energy presentation to provide advice to people in your area. These can be held in community spaces such as public libraries or village halls. This is especially beneficial to the community if you are a Parish, District or County Councillor and want to address high energy costs. 

If you would like to receive 1-2-1 advice or arrange a presentation, please contact or call 07984 001542. 

You can also contact Martin if you need advice on undertaking energy audits, funding energy saving measures or other help with cost reductions. All events and advice are completely free. Further information may be found below, including any upcoming community events.

Find out more at
Best wishes,Devon Communities Together
Exeter Community Energy

Sustainable Tiverton Ecohub – Energy advice drop-ins 

Wednesday mornings 4th week of the month, 10 – 12.00

Thursday afternoons 3rd week of the month. 2 - 4pm

Information on other ECOE drop in sessions can be found on
On this site you will also find information on current grants and on retrofitting insulation. 
Home visits are available to those eligible, and regular clinics are now being held across the area.

Talks are available to community groups. If you'd like a talk for your local group or parish please contact ECOE as above.
 Planet and People

Planet & People launches a new Planet Action Workshop for schools.
 'There's No Place Like Home' is a fully-funded half day workshop that offers a positive and age-appropriate introduction to climate change that empowers students to create a better future for planet and people. It inspires students to co-create a book for your school to encourage others to act for the planet.
If you are a parent or teacher connected to a school in Devon that would benefit from these curriculum-linked (to take the pressure off teachers!) and well-respected environmental education workshops (we have reached over 9000 students since Nov 2021), please get in touch via We work hard to fundraise to ensure that our workshops are accessible and available to all. We are very grateful for all donations given (via the 'donate' button on our website), please consider making a contribution as we bridge the gap in environmental studies in schools. We also support eco councils and committees through our Environmental Healthcheck and can offer teacher training days. You can see more on

Community Action Groups Devon
CAG (Community Action Groups) Devon is an organisation which supports community projects to reduce, reuse, recycle, share, swap, mend and compost.

If you have a local project that you would like to start you can find useful information here

To sign up to their monthly newsletter and keep in touch with what is happening with other groups around Devon and get ideas for your community go to
Devon Climate Emergency
Are you interested in what's happening across Devon to make our lives more sustainable? For more information about the Devon Climate plan and latest news from Devon Climate Emergency, go to  You can also sign up to their ,mailing list to receive a regular newsletter. 
Sustainability advice for businesses
Devon Climate Emergency also provides a range of tailored support to businesses to enable them to become carbon neutral and work in a low impact way. You can find information, and access to funded one - to one advice on their website at
Other resources for business support in Devon are shown below. 

The Devon Local Nature Partnership  business section helps direct businesses to advice and resources, particularly in the Devon context
The Federation of small businesses has free advice here
   as well as offers for its members

The Devon Planet Action Partnership (DPAP) is a sustainability consultancy service for businesses run by Jess Carter to help them take action for the planet through a supportive and practical framework.
To find out more go to 

Plastic free North Devon has set up  The Sustainable Busineess Resource which works with small and medium size businesses to improve their sustainablilty - see

Plymouth and Devon Chamber of Commerce has some free advice as well as more information and support for their members.

If you can help with any of the activities shown in this Newsletter, get in touch direct with the project, or email Sustainable Tiverton at
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