Community walk to West Exe School

There was a great turn out for the first accompanied walk from Ide to West Exe school. A big Thank you to Chloe Fox and other Staff, students, parents and All others who supported it.

The purpose is

  • To raise awareness that this road is no motor vehicles except for access at all times.
  • Teach the students to ride and walk defensively, and encourage them to walk and not be driven.
  • Record any drivers who are rude, aggressive or antisocial.
It was great to be able to use this road safely this morning, and to promote this beautiful route which is being used each year by more and more illegal traffic trying to bypass congestion on the main roads. If we lose these lanes as safe cycle and pedestrian routes, Ide will become cut off as an island community accessible only by car. That is not the future we want for our village or our expanding city and it is not the way to respond to climate emergency declarations.

ITV News 19/11/19

Devon County Carbon Plan

DCC have opened up an invitation for ideas for the Devon Carbon Plan

The Task Force has issued a call for evidence and will be conducting a series of hearings, to help gather views, evidence and data which will be used as a foundation from which to develop recommendations for the Devon Carbon Plan.

The Devon Carbon Plan Recommendations developed by the task force will be put to a Citizens’ Assembly. The assembly will comprise a representative sample of Devon’s citizens from different social backgrounds, including young people. They will have the opportunity to develop informed opinions and collectively discuss and review policy recommendations on decarbonising Devon.

 

Wildflower Meadows 8.00pm September 11th in Ide Memorial Hall

There will be a Wildflower Meadow talk by Audrey Compton
at 8.00pm September 11th in Ide Memorial Hall

Audrey has worked on the land for most of her life and runs a farm near Chudleigh. She specialises in preserving and establishing wild flower meadows and gives advice to gardeners and farmers on how to do this. This talk has been organised in response to the loss of wildflower meadows nationally, about 97% have been lost over the last 60 years. Wildflower meadows are a great home to bees and insects. Can we  establish some areas of wildflowers here in our parish—whether a small patch in your garden or a larger area somewhere in the village? This  talk has been organised in conjunction with the Parish Council’s Climate Emergency Working Group(CEWG)
Andy Bragg, CEWG

In April, Teignbridge District Council voted unanimously to declare a Climate Emergency for a Carbon Neutral Teignbridge by 2025, so –

What is happening?

Thursday 4th July 7pm-9pm

Coombeshead Academy Theatre, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1PT.

Join Cllr Jackie Hook and other speakers to find out how we can work together. Please bring your ideas. All welcome! Light refreshments. Parking available.

To book your free ticket please follow this Eventbrite Link mailto:TeignbridgeCE@gmail.com or find the event on our Facebook page: Teignbridge Climate Emergency Action Group