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Jan
3
Fri
Green Drinks (Sustainable Bradninch) @ The Castle
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come and meet the Sustainable Bradninch team and discuss the world, how we can make it greener and the actions we can take in our own lives and in our community. Learn about our next steps and help plan more events and activities. Also, have a drink in the Castle with friendly like-minded people!
Jan
29
Wed
Green Drinks (Blackdown Hills Transition Group) @ The York Inn
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come for a drink and meet like-minded thinkers to talk about green issues. Find out about what’s happening in the area. Do you have questions to ask or answers to give?

Bring along your passion for green/ecological issues, bounce around ideas and share your talents and skills.

 

Feb
1
Sat
ReROOTed Tiverton Surplus Food Cafe @ St George's Extension
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am

Morning drinks and snacks from 11 am, lunch served at 12.30 pm. All welcome.

ReROOTed is a monthly volunteer-run community cafe using surplus food from supermarkets and shops. Join us for a tasty meal and pay as you feel. Help fill bellies not bins and pick up top tips on reducing food waste at home.

We welcome volunteers to help with cooking, food collection, washing up, publicity, planning etc.

 

Dawlish Against Plastic Beach Clean 2pm
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm

Beach cleans in Dawlish are on the First Saturday of each month.

Meet under the railway viaduct. Gloves, litter picking equipment and hi-vis vests are available but please feel free to bring your own equipment or gloves if you wish.

The organisers stay at the viaduct for an hour and a half so that you can return the equipment to us when you’ve done your bit.

Feb
9
Sun
Community Gardening @ Michaels Field Allotments
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Time to get down on the plot, weeding, tidying, planning, chatting and coffee drinking! Weather permitting so please always check. All are welcome, young and old, experienced or not. Get healthy and happy!

Feb
13
Thu
Crediton Repair Cafe – The Big Fix @ Crediton Station Tea Rooms
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our weekday event in the friendly tea rooms. We can tune-up and restring your musical instruments and do upholstery, sewing, electrical and computer repairs.

Feb
15
Sat
Ashburton Repair Cafe – The Big Fix @ Ashburton Arts
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Don’t throw away your broken belongings – bring them along so our volunteer repairers can have a go at fixing them. And enjoy a cup of tea and a cake at the same time. This event is part of The Big Fix

Volunteers always welcome – contact ashburtonrepaircafe@gmail.com or info@ashburtonarts.org.uk

Bishopsteignton Repair Cafe – The Big Fix @ Bishopsteignton Community Centre
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

If you have any small items that need mending bring them along…

  • Small electricals
  • Bikes
  • Woodwork
  • Clothing
  • Costume jewellery
  • Leatherwork
  • Laptops
  • … and more!

Nothing to mend? Come along for bacon rolls, cakes, coffee, and a chat.

Free. Donations welcome.

 

Blackdown Hills Repair Cafe – The Big Fix @ Hemyock Parish Hall
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday 15 February will be our biggest repair café yet. Our special extended event (10 am to 4 pm) will be part of The Big Fix when nearly 80 repair cafés across the country will be simultaneously fixing to create Britain’s biggest ever repair event! See below for a list of the things our repairers can fix.
If you’ve got any of these items in need of attention – do bring them along!

Electrical items
Dyson vacuum cleaners
Furniture and carpentry repair
Knives and tools – sharpening
Garden tools
Computers, laptops and printers
Lawnmowers
Sewing machines
Ceramics and Glassware
Watches and clock repairs
Jewellery clasps and beads
Clothing and textiles
Bicycles
Guitars set up and repair
Book-binding
Glasses and sunglasses
… and all sorts of general repairs!

Crediton Repair Cafe – The Big Fix @ Crediton Methodist Church
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us at our Saturday Big Fix event. Our weekend event has more volunteers so if you can join us we’ll try practically anything* (as long as it’s portable!)

*What we will try to repair depends on the volunteers who can help at the event – contact us in advance if you have any questions.

The Big Fix @ UK wide
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Repair Cafés across Devon are joining together to once again take part in The Big Fix, but this time it’s gone national! Hundreds of expert menders, electricians, sewing experts and tech repairers will take part in Repair Cafés across the UK on Saturday 15 February to celebrate the work they do and encourage people in their communities to fix, not throw.

Expert, and often specialist, volunteers donate their time once a month to help members of their local community fix broken household objects. Everything from sewing, electrical items, furniture repairs and mechanical issues can be covered for a small donation towards the costs of the Repair Café. Items which people may not be able to afford to get fixed or not sure how to do it themselves are brought back to life and saved from the bin.

Coordinated by Devon County Council, The Big Fix 2020 will see up to 109 Repair Cafés up and down the country held simultaneously in what will be the UK’s first nationwide Repair Café. It follows on from the success of last years Big Fix event, where Devon’s Repair Cafés came together and broke the record for the number of items fixed in one sitting – a whopping 268!

So put the 15 February in your diary and go to your local repair café to take part in this world first! So far more than 75 repair cafes have signed up, so there is bound to be one local to you. Click here for the latest updates.

Tiverton Repair Cafe – The Big Fix @ Tiverton High School
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrating five years of fixing!

On February 15th we are taking part in a national event called ‘The Big Fix’
Why not come along and bring something to mend or join us as a fixer!

The first Repair Café in Tiverton was held five years ago, we have had them in several different locations including many surrounding villages. Some of our founding members are hanging up their tools (retiring) so we are looking for new people to get involved. We also need new volunteers to help with repairs, especially electrical items, to organise and to man (or woman) the reception desk. They are fun sociable events where we share skills and pass on advice, and plenty of tea and cake is available!

Bradninch Repair Cafe – The Big Fix @ St Disen's Hall
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Need something repaired and local to Bradninch? Then join us at St Disen’s Hall for our next Repair Cafe on 15 February, 11 am to 1 pm. If you’re interested in being one of our repairers then please let us know or come along on the day to see what is involved. This event will be part of the nationwide Big Fix 2020, where Repair Cafes from across the country will all be running on the same day, trying to fix as much stuff as possible.

Feb
20
Thu
Sustainable Tiverton steering group meeting @ The Den
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
Feb
21
Fri
Community Gardening @ Michaels Field Allotments
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Time to get down on the plot, weeding, tidying, planning, chatting and coffee drinking! Weather permitting so please always check. All are welcome, young and old, experienced or not. Get healthy and happy!

Feb
22
Sat
Crochet a face scrubby (Sustainable Tiverton) @ The Den
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Feb
24
Mon
Rob Hopkins talk (Sustainable Tiverton) @ Petroc College
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From what is, to what if?

The founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim. Transition movement co-founder Rob Hopkins says, there is plenty of evidence that things can change, and cultures can change, dramatically, and unexpectedly, for the better. His community of Totnes, is becoming its own housing developer, energy company, enterprise incubator, and local food network, cascading benefits to the community that extend far beyond the projects themselves.

Feb
26
Wed
Green Drinks (Blackdown Hills Transition Group) @ The York Inn
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come for a drink and meet like-minded thinkers to talk about green issues. Find out about what’s happening in the area. Do you have questions to ask or answers to give?

Bring along your passion for green/ecological issues, bounce around ideas and share your talents and skills.

 

Feb
29
Sat
Seed Share (Sustainable Crediton) @ Boniface Centre
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Share, grow, eat.

Time to save your seeds and pot up spare plants ready for the next seed share.

Put this date in your diary: seeds, plants, food, lots of stalls, entertainment and more!

Plastic Free Newton Abott Mass Unwrap
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Plastic Free Newton Abbot is calling for volunteers for the Supermarket Mass Unwrap planned for Saturday 29 February 2 pm to 4 pm.
Mass Unwraps are not designed to cause disruption to supermarket staff, but instead raise awareness and gather unwanted plastic as shoppers leave the store.