We are very proud of our community plot and our relationship with Bishopsteignton Allotments. The local scouting organisation have provided much help to bring this together. All produce is currently shared amongst the volunteers but we would like to produce and share a bit more with the community.
Please see our Facebook page for gardening dates
Contact Dawn 07795546720
We have started on the Plastic Free Community Journey. It is not easy though and more people would be welcome. Encouraging all of the community to reduce single use plastic by campaigns, clear-ups and working together
Contact Elaine 07850 289771
Pre Covid, our small team of sewers were making tote-bags but we are now starting to make face coverings out of waste fabric. If you can sew and would like to make a few - please get in touch.
Our Bishop-Eco Baggers are turning waste curtain and duvet fabric into tote-bags using the Morsbag design The fabric bags are available at the village shop 'Supply Stores' getting rid of plastic bags
Contact Hilary 01626 772482
Our first Repair Cafe was in the Autumn 2019 and our second in February 2020. Both events were very successful but we can improve. Our repair rate was about 50-60% so not bad ! Clothing, electrical, woodwork, clocks, jewellery can all be kept out of landfill, by being mended and going on to be loved once again.
We are linked with Community Action Groups Devon and able to learn a lot from other groups. We are fully insured.
During the current pandemic, we shall not be holding repair cafe as such but we are thinking of other ideas so watch this space.
Contact Kate 01626 772843
We have encouraged our Parish Council to declare Climate and Ecological Emergency and work towards Plastic Free Status. There is a Joint Working Party to establish an Action Plan for the Future and sub-groups dealing with the many issues. Volunteers always very welcome
We value our local suppliers and businesses. Supply Stores in the village have kindly made this display area for us and works as our collection point for Bish-Eco Baggers.
Nikki is now also supplying Bio-D laundry products on an refill basis. Pop in and take a look
Image courtesy of Alexas Fotos
Several of us have signed up to be Hedgehog Champions and we are looking at making some simple changes in the village that will make a difference for hedgehogs. One of the best ways for hedgehogs to survive is to link up gardens within our neighbourhood We have had our first meeting but if you would like to be involved with our group, or you have any information you think would be useful, then please contact me on email: email@example.com
As part of our fight against climate change, Sustainable Bishop is launching a tree planting scheme in the village and local area. We aim to do this using resources already available locally. We are looking for native trees, such as birch, oak, ash, rowan, sycamore, beech, wild cherry, alder, field maple and blackthorn.
Contact Sarah 01626 773829
or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also pledging to plant on Tree Charter Day with the Woodland Trust - see events
There is nothing like celebrating community over a supper. This evening will combine local food and drink with a waste food initiative and sharing dessert.
The Wildlife Warden Scheme is being rolled out across Teignbridge by the ACT (Action Climate Teignbridge) group. ACT is working closely with Teignbridge District Council to achieve a Net Zero District with increased and thriving wildlife. The Wildlife Warden Scheme was created to help local wildlife survive the ecological and climate emergencies. This involves training volunteer Wildlife Wardens in Teignbridge who would like to improve their wildlife and habitat management knowledge.
We are co-ordinating a group to share the role for Bishopsteignton. If you are interested, please contact Kate 01626 772843 for more info or through the contact page
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