North Devon Ramblers
We are one of over 400 Ramblers groups in the UK. Ramblers is the walking charity, promoting walking for all, everywhere, with emphasis on health, inclusion and enjoyment. Ramblers also works to protect and expand our footpath network and access opportunities. We work with other like-minded organisations in order to protect the countryside.
Here in North Devon we publish a comprehensive walks and social events programme twice a year. Most weeks we have two walks led by experienced, volunteer members, which can be between 3 and 13 miles. These include ‘Nice & Easy’, themed walks and walks to include a breakfast, lunch or tea option. We welcome anyone to join us for three free trial walks. Check out our website and Facebook page for much more information or give us a ring on 01271 376274 (Joan).
Find out more: www.ramblers.org.uk/north-devon
Plastic Free North Devon (PFND), is a grassroots community orgnisation that aims to inspire North Devon residents, tourists and businesses to drastically reduce their consumption of single-use plastic, remove it from the environment and dispose of it properly. They aim to connect people with their natural surroundings through conversations, education, and events to ensure residents and visitors alike want to protect what our very existence depends on. They want to see radical transformation towards a healthier and more informed relationship with the environment.
The group use the ‘Plastic free communities’ and ‘Plastic free Schools’ campaign frameworks developed by environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) to a engage communities and schools to take collective action on the issue and create ‘plastic free approved’ schools, towns and villages across the region. With additional support from the Pickwell Foundation, the Big Lottery Fund, and Fullabrook CIC, they are also working in partnership with the district council and a range of local and national charities and organisations to review current practices, share resources and encourage collaboration on the issue; facilitating beach and village cleaning; engaging with tourists through education and awareness raising; working with local events and larger businesses to review procedures, encourage sustainability and share best practice throughout.
Everyone has a part to play and is invited to join the movement, no form of contribution or engagement is too small. If you are a Business, individual or school wanting to reduce your ‘plastic footprint’ you can find out more by visiting the ‘Plastic Free North Devon’ page on Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.