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Working towards a Sustainable Sidmouth

The Vision Group for Sidmouth has been an active part of Sid Valley life for almost two decades. Set up in 2005 by members of the Town Council and Sid Vale Association, it is now a determinedly independent and non-political group. We are a flexible and informal group of people – and to join us all you need to do is add your email address to our list!

We work both alone and with local people, organisations and Councils, taking up initiatives to improve or protect Sidmouth and the valley; promoting heritage, the local economy, and sustainability. We also try to see all sides of an issue in order to stimulate informed debate on the future development of our area; you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

If you need help setting up a community project within the Sid Valley, the VGS wants to hear from you!
If you want to know more or see our current projects then check out the image links below.

VGS projects

Friends of Glen Goye
Sustainable Sidmouth
Sustainable Sidmouth Champions Awards
Champions Awards
River Sid
link to VGS cycling group
Sidmouth Cycling Campaign
Link to the Futures Forum Blog
Futures Forum Blog: an archive
Link to VGS sister site Solarpunk Sidmouth
Solarpunk Sidmouth
Cherishing Sidmouth Cemeteries

Independent groups who began as VGS projects

Cafe Scientifique link to the Science Festival website
Sidmouth Cafe Scientifique
Link to the Sidmouth Science Festival website
Sidmouth Science Festival

Independent groups the VGS is actively working with

Sidmouth Plastic Warriors website link
Reducing plastic use in Sidmouth
Link to SVBG webite
Sid Valley Biodiversity Group
link to CAPS website
Climate Awareness Partnership Sidmouth
Sidmouth's Repair Cafe
Learn to repair not throw away

Independent groups with whom the VGS strongly identifies

Oldest Civic Association in Britain, the Sid Vale Association
Sid Vale Association
Link to the Sidmouth Fair Trade website
Sidmouth Fairtrade
link to Friends of the Byes website
The Friends of the Byes
Link to the Sidmouth in Bloom website
Sidmouth in Bloom
East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty weblink
East Devon AONB
Link to the Sidmouth Arboretum website
Sidmouth Arboretum

Sidmouth Festivals

Link to the history of the Sci Fest webpage
Sidmouth Science Festival Week
Link to the Sea Fest website
Sea Fest
Link to FaceBook page for SWF
Sidmouth Walking Festival

Websites important to Sidmouth and the Sid Valley

Link to the Sidmouth Town Council website
Sidmouth Town Council
Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan
The Neighbourhood Plan
Weblink to EDDC
East Devon District Council
‘Visit Sidmouth’ website
link to Sid Valley HELP
Sid Valley HELP charity

Additional things in the area

This section of interesting things is supposed to be of help to people unfamiliar with the area. The VGS does not in any way endorse the things which appear here.
All links lead to third party sites who will have their own cookie and privacy policies.

Commercial Festivals

link to Sidmouth Folk Festival website
The Folk Festival
Link to the Fringe sessions website
Sidmouth Folk Week Fringe
Other stuff
STC webcam for the Esplanade
Council webcam on the Esplanade
Jurrassic Coast Trust World Heritage Site Link
Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site
Manor Pavilion host amateur and professional productions.
Plays, Dance, Music, Laughter
Council Port Royal webcam
Council webcam at Port Royal
Link to the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth
The Donkey Sanctuary
Sidmouth Model Railway Group
link to National Trust website
The National Trust
Sidmouth Museum, Church St. weblink
Sidmouth Museum, Church St.
Sidmouth Amateur Radio Society
Link to the Observatory
The Norman Lockyer Observatory
Exhibitions, food market, weddings, room hire all available at Kennaway House
Exhibitions, food market, weddings, room hire.