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Beach Clean 8th May 2022

A small but select group of wonderful warriors collected 4 bags of rubbish, several disposable barbecues, over 1800 cigarette butts (thanks in a large part to some wonderful visitors to our town who joined in so enthusiastically). Some of us braved the road side and pulled loads of plastic out of the road drains again Read more about Beach Clean 8th May 2022[…]

Nub News January 2022

I wrote an article for Sidmouth Nub News in January 2022 By Cllr Denise Bickley (Independent East Devon Alliance, Sidmouth Town Ward) I’m writing my first column for Nub News linked to my ‘passion’ – the environment, litter and specifically this time to shine a spotlight on recycling and waste collections in the area. Being Read more about Nub News January 2022[…]

2022 – 9th January – Community Cleanup

We have kicked off the Plastic Warriors’ year, and started our plan of SECOND SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH, with a fantastic community clean up hosted by the lovely Debi at The Balfour Arms. Warriors today were Lesley, Simon, Roger, Jan, Penny, Des, Mick, Angie, Kate T, Colin, Phil, Kate R, Niall, Anna, Cherry and her Read more about 2022 – 9th January – Community Cleanup[…]

Food caddy bags – it’s a mystery…

When I find something that doesn’t make sense, I wonder if I am the only person who thinks this way. See what you think… I have found out recently that something most of us do in good faith is a) a complete waste of money and b) contributing to landfill mass that I thought we Read more about Food caddy bags – it’s a mystery…[…]

EDDC/Suez Resource Recycling Centre (RRC) Trip 12th June 2019

Today Councillors with an interest in waste and recycling went along for a trip around East Devon’s RRC at Greendale. What an eye opener – even just turning into the Greendale site took my breath away – the sheer size of the industrial site is staggering. East Devon/Suez just have a little bit of it, Read more about EDDC/Suez Resource Recycling Centre (RRC) Trip 12th June 2019[…]

Climate Change assemblies – Sidmouth College May 2019

I have this morning done my first climate change assembly for half of Sidmouth College – the other half is tomorrow – and I have put my powerpoint slides up at Climate Change presentation The students were really quiet – not sure if that’s because they were listening intently, were shell shocked at how fast I Read more about Climate Change assemblies – Sidmouth College May 2019[…]

Community Clean Up, (SAS Summit To Sea) April 6th 2019

48 wonderful people came along to throw everything at Woolbrook today. We met at the Youth Centre, and a big thank you to Ben for hosting and getting fully involved too. For 2 hours from 10 o’clock we litter picked, chopped back weeds, pulled up ivy, walked several miles and put a huge amount of Read more about Community Clean Up, (SAS Summit To Sea) April 6th 2019[…]