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The Friends of The Byes

Helping to improve bio-diversity and appeal

The Friends of The Byes is a group of volunteers who work with Sidmouth Town Council, East Devon District Council, The Sid Vale Association, Sidmouth Arboretum Group and the National Trust to protect and enhance the riverside area between Sidmouth’s Toll House and Sidford an area known as The Byes.

The Friends meet on most Saturday mornings to tackle small maintenance asks such as clearing paths, planting shrubs and small trees, maintaining the wild flower meadow and beating down persistent invaders such as Himalayan Balsam

Our website is under construction but you can visit our Facebook page by clicking here.

If you want to find out more about joining us then you can email the group at fotbyes@gmail.com.


Saturday mornings

10.00 – 12.00

We meet in the Community Orchard and undertake a variety of light gardening tasks.

No previous experience needed.

Tools supplied.


Interested in getting involved?

Contact Kati on 07817041239

Summer is here and flowers are bursting out.  Some of the flowers you might find in The Byes can be seen by clicking here.

For the third time running FoTB have received the highest award of Outstanding merit from the RHS In Your Neighbourhood scheme, so well done us!

The award was graciously received by Ian Davies on behalf of everyone at the Sidmouth in Bloom Award Ceremony.