Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Sidmouth – we’ve done it!

WE’VE DONE IT! It is with a huge amount of pride in our group and town that we can announce that Sidmouth has gained the ‘Plastic Free Coastline’ accreditation from Surfers Against Sewage. We started this process back in February with our open public meeting, where we organised ourselves into a steering committee (one of Read more about Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Sidmouth – we’ve done it![…]

Plymouth University PhD Talk 8th May 2018

Jeremy Woodward and the Sidmouth Science Festival organised two students from the University of Plymouth who are doing their PhDs to come and talk to us as part of our recent Plastics Week. Imogen Napper, who is studying marine microplastics, spoke first. She was fascinating, explaining in simple terms how plastic is formed, the different Read more about Plymouth University PhD Talk 8th May 2018[…]

Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce May 2018

John Hammond (The Dairy Shop) and I were invited to the Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting on 9th May 2018 to talk about Single Use Plastic. I spoke first, recapping what why we started SPW, what we had achieved in the short time we have been running, and what we are aiming to do, Read more about Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce May 2018[…]

Sidmouth College Assemblies April 2018

Sorry for the oversight but I had forgotten to blog about these very important events on April 25th and 26th. Myself, Guy Russell (Jurassic Paddle Sports and Sidmouth Lifeboat) and Jo Earlem (Author, Tuamor the Turtle) went in on the invitation of the College to talk to the entire school, split into two halves of Read more about Sidmouth College Assemblies April 2018[…]

Trip to Exeter Energy From Waste Facility April 24 2018

Some of the Warriors joined up with Sid Energy (thanks to Graham for organising) and a few other interested parties to have a tour around the Exeter Energy From Waste Facility in Marsh Barton yesterday. I must admit I went along with the same feeling I did when I visited Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station Read more about Trip to Exeter Energy From Waste Facility April 24 2018[…]

Clean Up #4 SAS Big Spring Clean Up April 14th 2018

A rare break in the rain in what has been a very wet Winter and Spring (so far) meant that we had a good chance of a clear 2 hours to really tackle the beach for this cleanup. Reports coming back to us from Warriors were that the beach was looking pretty clean, and at Read more about Clean Up #4 SAS Big Spring Clean Up April 14th 2018[…]

Sidmouth Town Council Meeting

I had the pleasure (haha) of being invited to speak at the Sidmouth Town Council meeting last night, where the motion to support our bid to become an SAS Plastic Free Coastline town needed to be agreed in order to proceed. Cllr Louise Cole asked me to speak on the motion, and then she would Read more about Sidmouth Town Council Meeting[…]

Public Meeting February 22nd 2018

Robert Crick and Jeremy Woodward kindly arranged and coordinated the public meeting held at the Leigh Brown Hall (Unitarian Church) at 7pm on Feb 22nd. It was very well attended and encouraged lively debate about which directions we should go in. Everybody got to speak and say what they thought, and we then consolidated all Read more about Public Meeting February 22nd 2018[…]