For the sustainable development of town and valley


Set up in 2005 by members of the Town Council and Sid Vale Association, the Vision Group for Sidmouth is now a determinedly independent group. It aims to provide support for local people and organisations who are taking up particular issues for improving Sidmouth life, and to listen to residents’ ideas. If you need help setting up a community project within Sidmouth the VGS wants to hear from you.

We are a flexible and informal group of people, and to become a member all you need to do is add your email address to our list!

Since 2005, the VGS has worked on issues of concern to Sidmouth and helped the community speak up about aspirations for the future of Sidmouth. The survey of opinion in 2005 and first report in 2006 were in many ways the forerunner of the Neighbourhood Plan. It made clear that residents wished to maintain the area’s distinctive character while ensuring that future changes will be sustainable and underpinned by a vibrant local economy.

Members of the VGS developed

  • The Community Market, now held in, and run by, Kennaway House every month
  • The Science Festival, now an independent entity.
  • SidEnergy (formerly SVEAG), a community energy initiative
  • Futures Forum, both an on-line resource and a public platform for sharing ideas
  • Sustainable Sidmouth, which is also part of the Transition Town movement

Now people are getting ready to be involved in helping to deliver the Community Actions which have come out of the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan.

Read more about our history and download the original Vision Group Report.

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What is happening now?

VGS projects

Independent groups with whom the VGS strongly identifies.

Sidmouth Festivals


Websites important to Sidmouth and the Sid Valley.


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