If you’ve been following our actions on Brimhay, you’ll know that a local Brimhay resident is taking legal action – seeking a judicial review of South Hams District Council’s decision to grant planning permission for South Devon Rural Housing Association’s much disliked scheme – and ignoring European Wildlife legislation in doing so. A judge has decided that there are sufficient grounds to consider a full JR – in court in London, probably in late July. Meanwhile, as the legal action benefits the wider community, Legal Aid who are supporting this brave local resident’s case, demand that the community contributes around £8000 to legal costs. So later this month, we’ll be launching a crowdfunding campaign and are working on a video now. The campaign will run alongside a number of fundraising events the first is:-
A Pop Up Indian canteen – Friday 23rd April- when Dartington Village Hall will be transformed with tables of vegetarian and vegan curries, rice, popadoms, chutneys – all the trimmings- plus soft drinks and beers from the wonderful New Lion Brewery. The family friendly event, with childrens activities, starts at 6 pm- all at a very affordable price- see below, book your tickets – numbers limited.
Auction of Arts and Promises- Saturday 21st May with celebrity poet Matt Harvey as our auctioneer!
Come and buy your own piece of art from some of our talented local artists and craftspeople- or bid for activities and experiences.
We have already been offered the chance to learn to bake bread with the Almond Thief bakers, sing with Selena Mara, enjoy meals out, massages and an expert declutter session! Whilst artworks from Dartington and Totnes artists Amy Chudley, Bethan Welby, Paula Cloonan and more will feature in the auction, we are calling out to anyone who can donate a piece of art, craft, an experience or a treat to get in touch. As donations come in, we’ll be featuring them here or on the DBDUC facebook group page, so you’ll get a preview of what’s on offer. We also aim to have local music during the evening- so musicians- come and perform to a great local audience and help us have a fantastic evening and raise funds too.
Anyone able to help with these events, do get in touch and watch out for more events this spring and summer. A big gig, wildlife walks and table top sale are all in the pipeline.