Creating a new Vision for Sidmouth

“New Thinking on Clean Growth – Transforming Sidmouth”

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The Vision Group for Sidmouth

Back in 2006, a year after it was founded, the VGS produced its first report, “A Vision for Sidmouth”:

The original Vision Group report

Perhaps it is time to revisit and update the report…

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A sustainable Sidmouth

At the end of March 2020, Prof Evan Parker gave a talk at the Science Festival’s virtual Café Scientifique where he looked at “New Thinking on Clean Growth – Transforming Sidmouth”:

ONLINE: talk on clean growth in Sidmouth

He outlined a proposal to help create a more sustainable Sidmouth – focussing on local transport, food production and distribution, and the high street :

New Thinking on Clean Growth – Transforming Sidmouth – Prof Evan Parker – Café Sci – 31mar20

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Collaboration on new projects:

The coordination team of the VGS subsequently looked at these proposals – together with some key members of the community:

New Thinking on Clean Growth – Transforming Sidmouth – Prof Evan Parker – VGS coord team meeting  – 8apr20

New Thinking on Clean Growth – Transforming Sidmouth – Prof Evan Parker – VGS coord team meeting – 20apr20

With a follow-up draft scoping document including proposed actions:

A vision for Sidmouth – scoping doc – v3 – 9apr20

And at the same time, the Science Festival’s Biodiversity & Horticulture working group is looking at these key issues:

The Clean Growth project from the Science Festival

All of which fits into the bigger picture of preparing for life after the coronavirus:

Clean Growth for Sidmouth 2020

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The VGS is currently exploring the viability of Prof Parker’s ideas: get in touch if you’d like to be involved.

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