Barons Court Infant School newsletter
1. Get your diaries out for the next events
2. A chance to get involved
3. What we’ve been doing last month
4. What we’ve wrote about
5. Why are we actually doing this Transition Thing?
6. Local News and Events
7. Wider Circle
8. Skilling up for the Powerdown
9. Your suggestions will help us
Southend-on-Sea in Transition
Southend-on-Sea in Transition on Facebook - join the 18 19 33
We’ve listened to feedback from many interested people and we decided to give them a platform to work on Transition for those outside of Westcliff-on-Sea in the wider Borough of Southend-on-Sea.
More about Southend-on-Sea in Transition
- Transition Drinks, Transition Chat, Friday 25th of September, from 19:00 for a few hours. At the Cricketers Pub, crossroads of Milton Rd and London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea. A chance to meet for an informal chat about Southend-on-Sea in Transition and green organizations and projects in Southend. Past Drinks.
Our Steering Group is open to people interested in working with the community to find local solutions to the issues of climate change and peak oil. Sounds like a bit much at first:)? No worries, we will help you get clued up and skilled up in a supportive environment. We are no experts but local people on a journey.
Volunteer a few minutes here and there. Here are a few other bits we could use help with.
The core group members are already busy on the Southend-on-Sea in Transition project. We can only do as much in our spare time so if you want more projects happening come and support us and you might feel the positive feeling associated with working with and for the community.
Our other planned projects:
Southend – Grow your Own 2009 Map. Some of the pictures are already on the map. Conflict Resolution Skills Cafe I wanted to learn the 12 Skills of Conflict Resolution and discuss with friendly and interested others. Please get in contact if maybe you want to meetup to discuss and learn together in an informal and safe setting over a tea or coffee.
Southend-on-Sea in Transition launched on Facebook
We have 18 33 people interested in the concept. Feel free to join them.
- The Transition Drinks were spent over a few drinks and exchanging ideas and contacts. Pop in this month.
- Graham is finishing of his garden office.
- Meet with Gareth from St. Lukes Healthy Living Centre
- Set up Southend on Sea in Transition on WiserEarth
- Southend-on-Sea in Transition Library – Transition Timeline available now.
- Visit our shop
A Transition Towns Forum took place recently in Melbourne, Australia discussed the Transition Town/community process and rationale, and proposed the way forward, and how it can be supported by councils across the state.
Britain will soon start to run out of electricity. What should it do?
Global Ocean Surface Temperature Warmest On Record For June
Climate trouble may be bubbling up in far north
If those stories are a bit scary or confusing and you are asking yourself what you can do – take a look at the Transition Towns projects, browse other local projects for practical solutions and hey! come up with your own, share them and get involved.
Free compost bin (plus free delivery) for Southend Residents
Plastic Bag Free Day with Southend libraries on the 12th of Sept
Organic gardening seminars October 3rd Hockley Old Fire Station Southend Rd, Hockley, 1:30pm
Why not become a recycling champion
Food Coop in St Marks Centre, Westcliff. Southend Credit Union – Helping the local economy and you. Keep your money safe and sound. Are you a member yet? Transition your life with the help of Southend Libraries and their energy monitors. Visit Southend Highstreet Farmers Market and Leigh Farmers Market. Bicycle safety tagging. Southend-on-Sea Freecycle – don’t throw it away, declutter, offer the things you don’t need anymore, ask for things you need.
Grass Roots Reading Group – call the Southend Library for the next date.
Volunteers for Metal – Village Green and Kitchen Garden.
Energy Usage Monitor available on loan from the Southend Library.
St. Lukes Healthy Living Centre – variety of services offered: healthy walks, community allotments etc
Woodland Resource Centre in South East Essex.
New Southend YMCA concept shop starting up – bring your clutter and yourself.
Westborough School applied to have a wind turbine and solar panels!
The Queen has got herself a garden and followed Prince Charles example by making it organic. Recently the Obama’s got one too so lets see who has got the greatest pumpkin in the end.
And now the Prime Minister office is joining the competition.
Have your say about our food system – a consultation by DEFRA
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Big thanks to
MCP for supporting our work and publishing the events in their newsletter and for all of you who keep in touch and support our work.
Southend-on-Sea in Transition– tackling peak oil and climate change, together, now
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