Climate Change & the Environment

Environment Day - 19 October 2019

This was a huge success and the Council would like to thank all the contributors who took part and all of those who attended on the day!


The Council, in conjunction with Plastic Free Axminster, are pleased to announce that we are holding an Environment Day event on 19 October at the Guildhall between 10am to 4pm.

The event will host many local agencies, environmental groups and members of the community with an environmental interest who will be available to provide information on what their aims are and what they do and for attendees to ask questions and find out more about how they can play a part.  

There will also be a craft area for the kids, competitions and giveaways - so put it in your diary, we'd love to see you there!

A list of confirmed contributors are as follows:

Plastic Free Axminster

Surfers Against Sewage

Devon Wildlife Trust

East Devon Beekeepers

Totally Locally

Extinction Rebellion Seaton

East Devon District Council

War Against Single Use Plastic

Axe Vale & District Conservation Society

Monckton Wyld 


Confirmed speakers on the day are:

Tracey West, CEO Wordforest - 11am 

Todd Olive - 1pm 

Bryony Henderson, Surfers Against Sewage - 3pm 


Climate Emergency

The Council declared a climate emergency at the August Town Council meeting.

This means that the Council has agreed to reduce its carbon output over the next 12 years, to the point where its services, activities, energy consumption and vehicles are carbon neutral or offset by 2030.  For more information on particular aspects of this declaration, please contact us for more information. 

Guardian Article Sept 2019 - Part 1 

Guardian Article Sept 2019 - Part 2