Slapton Community Support Group

Slapton Community Support Group is an official committee of Slapton Parish Council - providing support resources, news and updates for the community and other local interest groups on its work including:

  1. Climate Change: Bio-diversity, reducing the carbon footprint of the parish 
  2. Supporting the adaptation to a changing world: Broadband, A379, Electrification (Houses converting to Electricity power via solar panels, heat pumps, green energy suppliers, hydro-electricity), de-carbonisation,Tourism, Neighbourhood Plan.
  3. Community development and well-being: Community surveys, engagement, volunteering, undertaken by volunteers and/or cllrs under the PC brand/ IOC data processing licence and will underpin the work of the CSG to ensure truly community led.
  4. Crisis management and support: Health and Pandemics, Food Bank collection point, Snow, Fire, flood and road closures

The CSG group welcomes all parishioners with an interest in any of the above topics who wish to contribute their time and/or skills as non-Cllr parishioner volunteers. Please get in touch for an informal chat by email clerk@slaptonparish.co.uk or calling 01548 312090. (All calls to the CSG helpline from UK landlines and mobiles are charged at the normal call rates applied by your service provider. Please check your current tariff for current prices).

The CSG is also interested in working alongside other local support groups and charities with a special interest in the these topics and please get in touch by the contact details above.

You can also find out about South Hams climate change and biodiversity emergency response and strategy.

LATEST PC, DCC and SHDC NEWS and FREE UPCOMING SEMINARS

Slapton All-Stars are starting the new year with a beach cleaning event at Slapton Sands on Sunday 13th February at 10am. 
Everyone is welcome to take part, especially primary school aged children and their families and if you would like to come along, please meet in the Slapton Memorial Car Park. There will also be a small ‘thank you’ chocolate bar to all children who join in kindly donated by Slapton Community Shop. Click here to read and print the event invitation.

Sustainable South Hams Events: Contact Jane Nichols for more information on mob +44 7599 879681

  • Join the SSH field trip which covers the theme of WASTE, with a visit to Proper Job in Chagford on 26th January. email Eva to join the event at evasamball67@gmail.com
  • Join the next SSH meeting covering the subject of WATER on 3.2.22 at the later time of 7.30pm. If you're passionate about all things watery, please make suggestions to Ruth who's our Nature mentor and get in touch to register your interest by emaoling dittiscombe@tiscali.co.uk

The Tree Council - Close the Gap Restoration and planting project: HEDGE TREE TAGS - TESTERS NEEDED!

The Tree Council are looking to produce some new hedgerow tree marker tags, funded through the Close the Gap. The tags will be available for farmers/landowners to mark young hedgerow trees to allow them to grow into mature trees. Devon has lost so many of the mature hedgerow trees in the landscape over the last few decades and ash die back is going to be another big loss in the coming years.

The tags are made from recycled boat sails and need to be tested out before a full batch is ordered. If anybody would like to help test the tags over the next few weeks, please drop an email with TREE TAGS in the header, to hedgerows@treecouncil.org.uk and we’ll arrange to get a (free) sample sent to you. We need some feedback on whether they will stand out enough in a hedge for flail operators to spot them.  Contact Tess or Ken at the Tree Council: https://treecouncil.org.uk/our-members/close-the-gap/

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Natural England has launched a short 2 minute video to remind people of the New Countryside Code and how to have fun whilst looking after our natural environment. You can watch the video by clicking here.


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