Tavistock Seed Swap – Saturday 8th April 2017 – 10.00am to 13.00pm

Tavistock Seed Swap – Saturday 8th April 2017 – 10.00am to 13.00pm

Join us between 10.00am and 13.00pm on Saturday 8th April at Local Matters.for the first ever Tavistock Seed Swap!

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any seeds to bring, come along, get some for free and bring them back to next year’s swap!

There will be lots of growers, gardening advice & plenty of chat.  poster-page-001 (2)

For more details please contact:
Kate Royston kate.royston@tamarenergycommunity.com
Rob Meredith 01409 254450
Diana Lee d.lee21@btinternet.com

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Local Matters, Elbow Lane, Tavistock, PL19 0BG
(between Clinton Cards and Continental Fruits)

Smart Energy Marketplace 2017


Tamar Energy Community is looking forward to this event. A great chance to catch up with what’s going on in the market. And you can find us in the Communities section. Let us know if you’re planning to go.

Organised by RegenSW. Find out more here:  www.smartenergymarketplace.co.uk
28 March, Sandy Park, Exeter from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

A unique showcase of the emerging smart, decentralised energy system of the future – a radical shift in the way we power our lives that is creating huge opportunities.

Smart Energy Marketplace is the biggest smart energy technology and renewable energy generation show in the south west. A jam packed event – with a unique exhibition, high level conference and informative talks attracting businesses, installers, developers, community groups and landowners to make for another lively and informative day.

The exhibition features over 100 companies including smart energy technologies, renewable energy installers and developers, construction companies, training providers, manufacturers, consultants and advisors, energy assessors, financiers and banks. Find out more about exhibiting here. The high level conference provides the latest overview of the sector. Designed for those who are already developing projects or those looking to explore complex policy areas or opportunities. Find out more about attending here.

Please phone Emily to find out more about the event on 01392 494 399 or email estokes@regensw.co.uk .

You can also book here and download a flyer here.


As a community run voluntary organisation covering our day to day costs is always challenging.

We’ve taken on Local Matters as a community space and a local drop-in for energy and growing advice, promoting the local economy and local sustainability and resilience because we feel this is important.

If you do to and you could afford a monthly donation of £2, £5 or perhaps £10 … or a one off donation please get in touch. We’re in the process of setting up an automated payment system.

Please call Kate Royston on 07969 569 444 or email hello@tamarenergycommunity.com.



Show the Love – February 14th 2017

Help protect the places and life you love from climate change.

Show the love with us … Tuesday 14th February … Local Matters, Elbow Lane, Tavistock.

During the day … 10.00 to 15.00 … Family friendly opportunities to get creative.
In the evening … 19.30  to 21.30 … Green Drinks with a Crafty Twist

Come along and show your love for our environment by making a green heart display.

Why? To raise awareness of the things  we love and want to protect from climate change for future generations.
How? – depends how creative we get.  We’ll provide paper & colours – feel free to bring pictures, material, ideas….

Show The Love is organised by The Climate Coalition, the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the people, places and life we love at home in the UK and around the world, including the world’s poorest countries. It includes over 100 organisations such as RSPB, National Trust, WWF, The WI and Oxfam.

See http://fortheloveof.org.uk/ for pictures of last year’s activities and an inspirational Michael Morpurgo / Jeremy Irons video.

We look forward to seeing you at Local Matters, Elbow Lane, Tavistock PL19 0BX.

If you have any questions please email hello@tamarenergycommunity.com or call 07969 569 444

Our Energy Advice Service

Our Energy Advice Service

Tamar Energy Community now has a freephone number (0800-233-5414) that you can access for free and impartial energy advice … or call into Local Matters between 11:00 and 13:00 Mon. to Sat.

Download a flyer here.


Call our Energy Advice Service – 0800 233 5414

Call our Energy Advice Service – 0800 233 5414

Tamar Energy Community now has a freephone number (0800-233-5414) that you can access for free and impartial energy advice … or call into Local Matters between 11:00 and 13:00 Mon. to Sat.

Download a flyer here.


REPAIR IT – Sat 12th November – Local Matters – 10:00 to 12:30


repair-it-poster-tavistockIn a fix with your broken electrical items and gadgets? Time to get them fixed for free at a special event to be held to be held at Local Matters, Elbow Lane, PL19 OBG on Saturday November 12th.

Download a poster here

Recycle Devon is putting on a series of REPAIR IT events across the county for householders to bring along their broken electrical appliances, including computers, to be fixed by local menders at no cost and the West Devon event takes place in Tavistock.

Organised in conjunction with Transition Tavistock and Tamar Community Energy, the event will run from 10:00 to 12:30 and repairs will be carried out on a first come, first served basis so please be prepared to wait.  Please note that they won’t be able to fix CRT TVs or monitors, electric blankets or microwaves, for safety reasons.

Kate Royston, from Transition Tavistock, says ‘Local businesses and community members with the right technical knowledge are amazingly supportive of these events and contribute their time voluntarily.  We’re delighted to have IT repair business; Western Web Computer Services and electrical repair whizz Myles from Yeltv on board alongside a number of skilled local people, for the Tavistock REPAIR IT.

Emma Croft, Re-use Project Co-ordinator added, ’Research shows that more than 75% of the small electrical items that come into recycling centres could be back up and running if they were repaired.  These events are designed to help householders waste less and enable them to save money and resources by not having to replace something broken.’

Get in touch with Emma on 07966 566435 or via emma.croft@devon.gov.uk; or Kate on 07969 569 444 to find out more.


Recycle Devon is a countywide waste communications campaign which represents a partnership of 10 authorities across Devon including Devon County Council, 8 District Authorities and Torbay Council.

Devon County Council’s Re-use Project promotes re-use of durable household items – specifically clothes, electrical goods, furniture and bicycles through a programme of community and third sector engagement.

The REPAIR IT events have been funded by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Distributor Take Back Scheme.


Unlocking the Power of Community – Energy Fair 2016

Unlocking the Power of Community – Energy Fair 2016

energy-fair-2016-posterUnlocking the Power of Community is the theme for our annual Energy Fair on Saturday October 15th taking place in Local Matters community space in Elbow Lane, Tavistock, from 10:00 until 15:00.

There’s lots of reasons to come along …

… We’re offering free tea and cake

… Are you concerned about keeping your home warm, about your bills, saving energy?  Come and talk to our local volunteers about the small things you can do that can make a difference.

… Find out more about the Community Fundraiser we’ve started with the Utility Warehouse. They offer excellent service and competitive tariffs to suit some households.

… Living in an older home that’s difficult to keep warm? Building a new home? Come and find out more about what others locally have done and how you can get started or be helped along the way.

… Come and talk to  Mike Wyenatural building productsThe Fell Partnershipenergy efficient building,  GreenHusexternal wall insulation.

… Living in a Bedford Cottage? We’re starting a project to look at how we can keep these homes warmer without spending lots of money. Come and find out more.

… Interested in generating your own power or in renewable heat? Things are changing fast. Come and talk to three of the leading local experts: New Generation Energy, Sungift Energy and ZLC Energy.

community-solar-sun-community-solar… See our Community Solar installations generating! We’re proud of our achievement in getting solar panels owned by the community to support five sites across the area. Our host sites (including Mount Kelly and Abbey Garden Machinery) can reduce their energy costs and be renewable generators. Any surplus is used to support fuel poverty and energy advice locally. 

… Talk to Roots to Transition and the team from Tasty Tavy working to transform Tavistock … and pick up some free seeds

… Check up on our Totally Locally Tavistock display

.. And see what we’re doing with Local Matters community space … supporting Transition Tavistock, Tamar Energy Community, Climate Matters and more … a space for you …

If you’d like to help us promote the event you can download a poster here

Want more information? Call or email us at hello@tamarenergycommunity.com or on 07969 569 444.