West Devon Borough Council’s EConnect Sep 2010



Junkmail Issue 4 out now…

To receive a copy of the latest copy of Junkmail from the Devon Community Recycling & Community Composting Network, simply visit one of the following websites to arrange to have them send you one by post or email:

www.dcrn.org.uk    or    www.dccn.org.uk

New contracts to bring benefits for residents

New contracts for refuse and recycling collections and the cleaning of streets and public toilets have been awarded by West Devon Borough Council and will begin on April 1, 2010.

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Free Recycled Art Workshops at Tavistock Youth Cafe

Making Dream Catchers from Recycled Materials and Style Factor from the Tavistock Youth Cafe this half term…..click read more….

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‘Mend & Make New’ courses for Spring 2010

6 February – Revamp your wardrobe

Introduction to the art of revamping new from old. Bring some items from your wardrobe and learn to ‘revamp’ them into accessories and simple garments.

20 February – Basic alterations

Introduction into dressmaking basics including repair, replacing zips and altering your own ill-fitting clothes.

5 March – Recycle your clothes into a bag

Create a durable and wearable bag from your old clothes and fabric.

Places are limited so early booking at the Duchy Square Centre is advised.

All courses are run by Lucie Ponsford who trained as a costume designer in London and worked at the English National Opera before moving down to Devon.

Tavistock becomes Milan with a twist of the old re-vamp!


It was great to attend the Taylor Made Fashion show at the Bedford Hotel in Tavistock on Sunday 8 November 2009. Collections of fashions for all generations. Delicious cream tea and great to see some gents on the catwalk too. What really inspired was the re-vamping of second-hand clothes. Westden are all about dealing with the inter-linked environmental, social and economic challenges and this strikes a chord with all three at the same time.

The event was in aid of Childrens’ Hospice and St Lukes Hospice and we do hope they raised plenty for them both. It was part of the John Taylor Festival and there are many more events coming up so Westden will keep its green fingers on the people pulse to see what is going on with regard to sustainability.

Some  more pics from the show, courtesy of iwalkdevon.com :


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