A NEW meeting and sharing place is available in Crediton for local groups.

Rachel Avery, Town Clerk, explained that Crediton Town Council had offered the space in conjunction with Sustainable Crediton for this pilot project as a Hub where people could drop in to find out about environmental and wellbeing issues. 

For Sustainable Crediton, Dee Ross added that Sustainable Crediton hoped to make this space available for local people for meetings, charity events and for workshops such as making lanterns for Christmas.

There are two meeting rooms for at least a dozen people either around a table or for coffee mornings, ideal for meetings or for small groups such as sewing or knitting groups. A compact kitchen is going to be part of the set-up.

Overlooking the town square, the Hub is in the former Crediton Town Council offices on North Street.  

Rachel Avery said that the Town Council was delighted that Sustainable Crediton had been able to find space close to the square to spread the word about its good work. 

“This was an empty space just sitting there,” she added.

At present Sustainable Crediton is using the Hub on Crediton Farmers’ Market Saturdays from 10am to 1pm so that people can just pop across the road to see what is being done, and on the morning of each third Thursday in the month, also from 10am to 1pm. 

If you are interested in using the space, for more information contact Sustainable Crediton on: [email protected]  or you can book the space through Crediton Town Council at 8 North Street, Crediton EX17 2BT (down the alleyway beside this Hub) email: [email protected] or telephone 01363 773717. 

Formed in 2008, Sustainable Crediton is behind a number of projects including the annual Seed Share, the Community Allotment at Barnfield, The Larder at Crediton Library which is working in partnership with the Library to try to avoid food waste, the Pollination Project trying to create a “green corridor” through the town, woodland management and the Pig Club.  

It is also working towards relaunching Crediton Repair Cafe.  In the autumn Sustainable Crediton will be holding the Green Fair on September 23 on the town square. 

“We really need more volunteers to help us develop the Hub project or who would like to be involved in any of the projects,” said Dee.