Category: News

  • Council duty on biodiversity clarified last year

    Council duty on biodiversity clarified last year

    Under the Environment Act 2021 public authorities, including town and parish councils, have a duty to do what they can to conserve and enhance biodiversity. Government guidance issued last year set a deadline of January 1 2024 for councils to decide what action they can take, and said they must agree policies and objectives as…

  • ACT with the Arts Climate Festival

    ACT with the Arts Climate Festival

    Action on Climate in Teignbridge (ACT) is to hold its first Act with the Arts Climate Festival in 2024. ACT is inviting writers, poets, musicians, dancers, artists, actors, schools, and local community groups to join in creating events that engage, excite, illuminate, and explain what our changing climate means for people in the district and…

  • Why ACT is politically neutral

    Why ACT is politically neutral

    The ACT Carbon Cutters group had a discussion recently about ACT’s political orientation. ACT clearly wants the government, as well as local councils and individuals, to take action on the climate and ecological emergency, and some political parties are more in tune with that than others. So the question raised was why we shouldn’t ally…

  • Teignbridge scores well on climate action

    Teignbridge scores well on climate action

    Teignbridge District Council has performed well in the first UK-wide Council Climate Action Scorecards produced by Climate Emergency UK. It scored 47% overall, placing it 6th among other district councils. Among neighbouring councils, only Exeter City Council is ahead of Teignbridge, with its score of 56% putting it in second place, behind top scorer Lancaster…

  • ACT at Newton Abbot Fayre

    ACT at Newton Abbot Fayre

    ACT took a stand at the Fayre held on Saturday 26th August, and luckily the forecast rain and thunderstorm failed to put in an appearance! The stand was a bit isolated from the main events but we had plenty of visitors despite this. It was a combined energy / carbon cutting and wildlife warden stand.…

  • ACT Newsletter August 2023

    ACT Newsletter August 2023

    Visit ACT at Newton Abbot Fayre We will be setting up a stall at this event on Saturday August 26th in Courtenay Park and would love to see you there. Both Wildlife Wardens and Carbon Cutters will be there with a range of exhibits, games and a quiz so come and test your knowledge, or…

  • Welcome to Janine Perye, an enthusiastic Carbon Cutter!

    Welcome to Janine Perye, an enthusiastic Carbon Cutter!

    Janine joined ACT’s Carbon Cutters group to help others understand what individuals can do to cut their carbon emissions. Janine says: “The topic is very urgent and doing the ACT training course inspired me to help spread the message. I am learning things myself on a daily basis and have spoken to friends, family, neighbours…

  • Wildlife Wardens gather to celebrate and say farewell to Flavio

    Wildlife Wardens gather to celebrate and say farewell to Flavio

    Teignbridge Wildlife Wardens enjoyed their first Big Gathering on January 29th, as 50 of the 100 plus team of wardens came together in the Teign Valley, writes Scott Williams. They convened at Oxen Park Farm, Higher Ashton, on a cold Saturday morning. The venue is the location for Teign Greens, local food growers, and On…

  • Draft Local Plan open to comment

    Draft Local Plan open to comment

    Teignbridge District Council’s draft Local Plan is open for comment until noon on Monday March 13th. The plan details ‘how’ and ‘where’ proposed new housing and employment related development will take place in the district until 2040. It includes site allocations for housing, employment and wind turbines. The sites included are additional to those already…