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 updates and the front page for gardening dates.
Watch out for the new Well-being garden on the plot
Contact Dawn 07795546720
We are 80 % of the way to achieving Plastic Free status through Surfers Against Sewage. We are pleased to have another person on board and Katy Hanley is our new Community Lead. Encouraging all of the community to reduce single use plastic by campaigns, clear-ups and working together
Would you like to be a community ally or a Business Champion ?
Contact Katy by our email : email@example.com
The production of Textiles and fast fashion create a huge amount of carbon emissions, pollution and use a vast amount of resources.
Our most recent event has been a clothes swish/swap. It proved to be highly enjoyable for swappers and helpers and obviously was a win for the environment, keeping clothes circulating and not going to landfill.
We hope to have a repair event soon. If you can sew // repair 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 currently unable to offer this service as we can only do so with numerous volunteer repairers. If you would like to help repair please get in touch .
We are linked with Community Action Groups Devon and able to learn a lot from other groups. We are fully insured.
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 are currently discussing the implications of and responding to the consultation on Part 2 of the Teignbridge Local Plan.
There is a strong team working through various large scale projects such as car club/ share opportunities, community energy projects and other issues
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We now have two boxes - one on Fore Street and one at Lawns End, Bishopsteignton.
Share your surplus food with the community - a project launched for Food Waste Action Week 1st to 7th March 2021
Around a third of the food we produce worldwide is lost or wasted and it’s having a significant impact on climate change. In fact, it contributes a staggering 8–10% of total man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
This box is for anybody in the community. You can donate to it, or take from it but do so entirely at your own discretion and risk. This is a small trial at the moment and therefore limit it to long life, dry and tinned goods and fruit and vegetables. If successful we can take this project further according to the needs of our community.
✅ Tins, jars, dry, packaged food
✅ Fresh fruit and vegetables
✅ Items past Best Before Date
✅ Undamaged / unopened packaging
❌ Items past Use By Date
❌ Damaged or Open / part used products
❌ Fresh / frozen dairy / meat / fish
❌ Previously frozen products
If you take fruit or veg wash it thoroughly before use.
If you put fresh items in the larder please take a photo and post it to the Facebook page
The box shall be monitored every 2 days, cleaned and unsuitable products removed
Thanks to Bishopsteignton Parish Council for their support.
We value our local suppliers and businesses.
We were so very sad to hear that Nikki, previously of Supply Stores in the village, has passed away. Nikki was very kind to host our display board for many months at the shop and was a supporter of our aims. She was one of our first Plastic Free Bishop Champions. We shall miss her lovely smile and send our condolences to all that knew her.
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 email@example.com.
We are also pledging to plant on Tree Charter Day with the Woodland Trust - see events
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. Sarah Cochrane is our local Wildlife Warden
Contact Kate 01626 772843 for more info
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.