Helping communities be the best versions of themselves

August 3, 2018

Something has shifted in my relationship with my step dad. He’s always been a tough cookie to crack. For years he has considered my work of community development to be ‘fluffy’ or ‘touchy feely’.  A little bit…arty (cue nostrils flared in suspicion). 

But now, havi...

April 3, 2018

It was August 2004 when I arrived in Watchet. I was 28, Ian 29. We bought a terraced house with wooden floorboards and a sea view. We were looking for a life of wide open spaces, fresh coastal air and something that wasn’t London.  We were used to catching up with frie...

January 29, 2018

Hands up those of you who have felt the crushing blow of a funding bid rejection letter?  That insultingly thin tiny envelope, those words attempting to be kind…’In this instance’… 'we are sorry to tell you...'

It feels like you are 15 again and that boy at the disco ha...

January 14, 2018

After four years, we have now applied for planning permission for a flagship £6m Community, Cultural and Enterprise development at Watchet’s East Quay.  The plans include 14 workspace/studio units, a double storey gallery, a restaurant, marina facilities, self-catering...

March 11, 2015




The Boat Museum and Visitor Centre project is looking pretty shipshape, and if there are no hitches (you know us, positive thinkers all the way!) we will aim to start the build autumn 2015.  But, that ol’ devil called reality means that the ‘if’ is a big one.  We ha...

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