The Ecological Land Cooperative develops affordable, low impact, smallholdings for ecological agriculture. The high costs of land and rural housing make it nearly impossible for new entrants to farming to establish a farm business. By providing affordable and secure smallholdings, we are helping to address this crisis.

Determined to turn good ideas into reality, to have a positive influence and to give hope to those choosing to live sustainably, we have designed a model for creating affordable, ecological smallholdings. Having successfully developed our first cluster of farms in Mid Devon, we have begun work on our second site in East Sussex and purchased our third site on the Gower.

We show that small-scale ecological farming CAN work in today’s economy. Sustainably managed smallholdings provide low-impact livelihoods, regenerate land and produce good, healthy food for local communities, increasing sustainability and resilience, and improving ecology and biodiversity for future generations.

By supporting new entrants into ecological agriculture we help revitalise rural communities. We want to see a living, working countryside where land is valued as a way to enhance the good of communities and the natural world.

https://ecologicalland.coop/ 

Ecological Land Cooperative Unit 204, Brighton Eco-Centre, 39-41 Surrey St, Brighton BN1 3PB

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Our vision is to create a lively community cinema, theatre, arts, and entertainment centre in Bovey Tracey. Located at the top end of Fore Street, the King of Prussia Arts Centre will give a new lease of life to this 16th century building, offering an art gallery and four artists' studios, a cinema / theatre with almost 100 seats, a café bar and a high-quality restaurant. For more detail select top menu ‘About us’ and select ‘Plans’.

Bovey Tracey Paradiso Arts Ltd. is a Community Benefit Society owned by 322 Members holding community shares, including donors more than 500 people in our community are stakeholders. Huge thanks go to the holders of our community shares, donors and volunteers for giving their time to make this project possible.

https://paradiso.org.uk/ 

Bovey Tracey Paradiso Arts Limited 83 Fore Street, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AB

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English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of an empire to a Cold War bunker.

We protect an internationally-important collection of historic sites and artefacts which span six millennia, from the ancient past to the present day and include palaces, houses, hill figures, castles, abbeys, industrial sites, Roman forts and even deserted medieval villages.

Caring for these places and their collections for the benefit of this and future generations is a cornerstone of everything we do. The generous support of many donors enables us to do this. We have now embarked on the largest conservation programme in our history. Highly skilled conservation work will be carried out on an unprecedented scale, and we will allow the public to witness this as it progresses.

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/ 

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The Walk and Talk Plymouth scheme is organised by Livewell Southwests Wellbeing Team, Elder Tree Befriending and Volunteers, to provide free short health walks in and around Plymouth. 

Our Scheme has regular walks in and around the parks, woodlands and nature reserves of the city. 

https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/walk-and-talk-plymouth

Transition Network is a charity which works to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities world-wide as they self-organise around the Transition model.

We work with and alongside a grass-roots movement of independent Transition initiative community groups and Transition Hubs in many countries.  We aim to evolve as an organisation alongside the Transition movement, which is changing and deepening, while being clear about the roles that we undertake.

A strength of the Transition movement is that people working at local community level can learn from others in communities around the world.  Transition Network is constantly looking for ways to encourage and enable the sharing of ideas, learning and support, across and beyond the Transition movement.  Being part of a network means we can create change more quickly and more effectively, drawing on each other’s experiences and insights.

https://transitionnetwork.org/

Transition Network 43 Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5HN 

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The Living Projects at Pondfield is a community led space that facilitates pioneering initiatives coming from the local area to tackle a number of issues around purposeful work, social infrastructure and rural youth opportunities.

Founded in 2014 by a number of young people, Pondfield has grown into a thriving hub for the local community. We grow food, we look after ecosystems and biodiversity through regenerative land management, we offer space for volunteering and learning about various horticulture approaches whilst we continue to support the local community through providing opportunities for social health and wellbeing.

https://www.thelivingprojects.com/ 

The Living Projects at Pondfield Dartington, Totnes South Hams

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 Set up in 2005 by members of the Town Council and Sid Vale Association, the Vision Group for Sidmouth is now a determinedly independent group. It aims to provide support for local people and organisations who are taking up particular issues for improving Sidmouth life, and to listen to residents’ ideas.

https://visionforsidmouth.org/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vision-Group-for-Sidmouth-2338021903094805/

Feniton (Finetone) is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, although there is no mention of Saxon church. The oldest surviving part of the church is a small part of the masonry in the north wall. There is also evidence of the existence of a Norman church here from the list of Rectors with Norman names.

The Church of St Andrew, Feniton, the majority of that visible today being 15th century, is built of at least six types of stone and was originally probably plastered and lime washed. There have been three interior restorations in relatively recent times. The first was in 1836, followed by a major one in 1877. The latest interior work was in 2010, following a flood in 2008.

https://www.efpchurch.org.uk/

https://www.efpchurch.org.uk/index.php/visit-us/feniton 

https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/8798/ 

The parish Church of St Andrews is a Grade 1 listed building consecrated in 1259 and is situated in a conservation area. The south aisle and tower are 15* Century. The church holds approximately 200. There is some good stained glass and a fine organ which has been the star of a number of fund raising concerts. There is a monument and connection to Augustus Montague Toplady. It is a versatile building in a good state of repair and much visited. The Tower Room – the result of fund raising by the congregation – is useful for small meetings and has washing and heating facilities and the Lady Chapel can also be used as a small meeting/worship area. The church is open every day and a small army of people, many not churchgoers themselves, attend to the myriad of functions that help keep the building in good order and accessible to all. These include a rota for opening and locking the church each day, flower arrangers and church cleaners. Although also benefiting from voluntary work, the regular maintenance and grass cutting of the churchyard is by contract.

The electoral role is currently 26. Congregations are mainly elderly with an average attendance of 17. The schedule of services is varied; Holy Communion on the first (CW) and third (CW) Sundays of the month and lay led services of Morning Praise and All Age Worship on the second and fourth Sundays respectively. On fifth Sundays, the 5 Parishes of the Mission Community come together for a joint service held at the member Parish Churches in rotation.

https://www.dunkeswell.org.uk/

https://www.dunkeswell.org.uk/st-andrews-church-broadhembury/ 

https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/8795/ 

A very warm welcome to the Church of St. Andrew Kenn. St. Andrews is one of the most beautiful churches in Devon. The present building has roots that go back a thousand years. The fabric of the building has absorbed the hopes and prayers of its congregations over the centuries and St. Andrews is now a very special and calming place to worship in this modern age. We would love to welcome you at one of our regular services but you are equally welcome to browse this web site which we hope will give you an insight into the role St. Andrews plays in the community life of Kenn, Kennford and Clapham.

https://www.churchofstandrew.org.uk/ 

https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/8774/ 

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