September Newsletter – Southend-on-Sea in Transition

No-one can do everything, but everyone can do something!’
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

September Newsletter

Southend-on-Sea in Transition on Facebook –  join the 18 19 33
supporters

You must be asking yourself what happened to Transition Westcliff? The people involved are still there and lovely Westcliff isn’t going anywhere.

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

Get your diaries out for the next events

  • 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.

A chance to get involved

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:

EcoHomes Tour. Edible Garden Tour. Scrumping Have you seen fruit or nuts lying around in yours, maybe the neighbours garden or in some public space? Well-Being Fair.

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.

What we’ve been doing last month

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 LibraryTransition Timeline available now.
  • Visit our shop

What we’ve wrote about

Pick your own -seasonal, local, fresh, fairly priced and fun!

St. Luke’s Community Chef project

Eco DIY

Reviews; ‘Future Scenarios’ by David Holmgren and ‘The Transition Timeline’ by Shaun Chamberlain


Transition News and Projects

Transition Network Newsletter

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.

Introduction to ‘Local Food: how to make it happen in your community’

Over  185 193 204 Transition Initiatives around the world and growing strong. Now a flyer about Transition in Turkish.

Why are we actually doing this Transition Thing?

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.

Local News and Events

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

Organic Growing Month by Month by local expert.

Why not become a recycling champion

Opening creative spaces with Emerge – Thursdays

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!

Wider Circle

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

Skilling up for the Powerdown

Transition Training 19/20th September, 2009, Permaculture Courses here and here starting 26/27 Sept. Keep a look out for various local courses.

Your suggestions will help us

What did you think about this newsletter? Survey is here.

The content of the newsletter can be be generated by you, the community members interested in SosT and compiled by the Steering Group. Any news about activities, updates and forthcoming events should be submitted by 5th of each month to kamilpac@googlemail.com for inclusion in the next newsletter.

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.

If you have something you want to share with us, feel free to get in contact. Share information, your ideas and feelings and share in the work here.
Sent to you by Kamil Pachalko on behalf of Southend-on-Sea in Transition

Contact Details
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