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Summer 2013 Newsletter

Southend in Transition, is a group of local residents supporting a personal and community level Transition to a more localised, happy and resilient lifestyle. We are part of an international network of 446 official initiatives and 566 Muller initiatives in over 43 countries

Have a look at what we are working on and support local projects by attending events, bring your friends and families and volunteer.

Local News and Events

Southend in Transition:

  • Transition DrinksThur 27/06, 18/07 19:00 Cricketers Inn

  • NEW Restarting the Stock Exchange 11-12 followed by

  • Transition Potluck Sat 06/07, 17/08, 14/09 12-15 Growing Together, corner of Fairfax Drive/Prittlewell Chase

  • SiT Community Allotment – we are back to continue the work on setting the allotment in 2013. Get in touch with SiT if you are interested in getting involved.

What is on at Trust Links:

  • Wednesday 19th June Midsummer Open Garden 2pm – 4pm

  • Full Permaculture Design Course, Essex, Summer 2013

  • Orchard Day: 25th June 2013

  • Growing Together Shoeburyness: on Friday 5th July 2013 from 2 – 5pm – OPEN DAY,  Saturday 22nd June, 10th August, 7th September 11am – 2pm

  • Saturday 12th October Apple Day at St Laurence Orchard In Partnership with SEEOG and SEEWEN 11am – 3pm

What is on at South East Essex Organic Gardeners:

  • ‘Never a Dull Moment’ a naturalist’s view of British wildlife; with Ross Gardner, a professional naturalist, currently working in environmental education. 15/07/2013 19:00 to 22:00

  • May Newsletter is online – packed with goodies as usual.

  • from the blog EcoHut Photos, Don’t Just Weed It – Eat It

South East Essex Women Environmental Network:

  • Community Allotment work days

  • WEN meeting – Third Thursday of every month from 7.30pm

  • June 20th – Badger talk and July 18th – Pauline Laine talk re localism

Spiralseed – local Permaculture training and consultancy

Southend Swap Shop and Community Group

  • Meeting – to carry on discussing ideas for the group and swapping/exchange system 8th July at 19:30 Trust Links (Growing Together) corner of Fairfax Drive/Prittlewell Chase

  • looking at setting up a group buying group so get in touch with them if you are interested in products from Suma and first swaps and shares taking place

Foraging in Southend on Sea

  • ideas what to pick and when, foraging in your side alley, ups and down of making nettle beer, Sea Kale coleslaw, dandelion in potato curry and Spor Bombs!

  • express interest in a foraging walk on Two Three Island with an experienced tutor

  • Leon Lewis Mushroom Walks

Veg Box – Southend Farm Shop and Veg Box scheme

Essex Bees – bee hive renting, adoption, training to bee-come a beekeeper,

Cycle Southend events and training

  • THE BIG CHARGE 10th July to 13th July @ Chalkwell Park

  • Monday morning mums club: leaving Eastwood community centre 9.15 (term time only)

  • Tuesday Riders: Leaving Southchurch Park/Greenways 9.00 every Tuesday

  • Sunday Cyclers: Weekly leisurely group leaving Priory Park Bandstand at 10.00. All Welcome.  

  • Women’s Wednesday riders: 6.30 FROM Western Approaches Community Centre.

  • Muckers and Mighty muckers on Saturdays and Thursday evening rides all leaving from the Recycle Centre, Progress Road.

  • Cycle training is also available for both Adults and Children.

  • TWEED RIDE 2013 1 September at 14:00 at Leigh Library Gardens

Ideas in Motion – Sustainable Travel Programme in Southend on Sea

Any interesting business or needing help to set one up? Contact the Eco Hub

Roots and Shoots, Hamelin Trust Charity, Sutton Bridge Farm

  • fresh strawberries and opportunities to volunteer

Local Friendly chicken and poultry keepers group has been set up to help each other, buy and sell and enjoy and share our love of poultry.

Edible Essex training and events

Made in Essex Festival

Roger shows his PV panel output and how much he generates back to the grid

Add some local trees and food sources to Fallen Fruit

Tom’s Green Woodworking

Hinguar wins national “Green School” award

Other local people, groups and events contributing to strength of the community and make Southend and region an interesting place to live:

Southend Community in Action updates

Village Green 13th July, Chalkwell Park

ROAD TO PEACE – Film showing on 21st September 2013 at Quaker Meeting House, Leigh

Belfairs Woodland Centre

Pocket Places Southend on Sea

  • RE-IMAGINING SPACES OUTDOOR WORKSHOP Victoria Gateway 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on 28th June 2013

Southend YMCA courses for young people:

Eileen’s musings:

From a girl called Jack

Ideas Hub Chelmford, check out their events

  • Sewing & Up-cycling club, Relational Art etc.

  • Ideas Festival 26th October to the 3rd of November

East Essex Smallholders Group

Transition News and Projects

June 2013 – Transition Network Newsletter

Power of Just Doing Stuff launches in Crystal Palace

Your suggestions will help us

The newsletter goes out to over 400 local people including project and group leaders raising awareness of local community action and making networking and getting involved easier.

The content of the newsletter can be be generated by you. Please send news about activities, project updates and forthcoming events to kamilpac@gmail.com.

If you would like to write for the blog just like James does about his mushroom growing experiment and on other topics of Transition please get in touch as well.

January 2012 Newsletter

You are free to include items from the newsletter in your newsletter, email updates, website, blog etc – just leave a link to our website.


Southend in Transition, is a group made up of local residents supporting a personal and community level Transition to a more localised, happy and resilient lifestyle. Enjoy having a look at what we are working on with our friends and support local projects, attend events, bring your friends and families and volunteer.

Current Projects

New! Saturday Transition Potluck

14th Jan 12:00 to 15:00, Growing Together gardens

The November potluck was well attended and feedback was that you would like them to continue. We were given a number of dates from Growing Together up until March. Suggested donation £2 to go towards costs of the venue and support the work of Trust Links.

To keep the juices flowing shall we have a walk around the garden at 14:00:)?

Nurturing Health

is an initiative of Milton Community Partnership. We believe that high quality, fresh, locally grown food is fundamental to a healthy life and a healthy world, and so we are supporting local people to grow their own vegetables and fruit using their gardens, allotments or even patios, balconies and window sills. Visit www.topofthecrops.org.uk. To help out at events or contribute ideas please get in touch Milton Community Partnership tel. 01702 213264 miltoncommunity@hotmail.com

Transition Together

The Transition Together project forms small, social groups of friends, neighbours and colleagues and then supports them in taking a number of effective, practical, money-saving and carbon-reducing steps. Visit our local website Transition Together in Southend to get involved or if you want to be kept up to date.

Transition Drinks

Last Thursday of each month, next Transition Drinks – 26th Jan 2012, 19:00 onwards. Cricketers Pub

Mapping Southend Food Growers and Producers

Let us know of any events or projects to add to the map.

Blogging space
Share your experience and thoughts and inspire others. If you need online space to tell the world about your project or would like to write a regular post about your personal efforts to Transition your life let us know. The website www.SouthendinTransition.org.uk receives a good number of daily visits and attention so let me know if you are interested. See a couple of posts by James ie. Enter the Oyster.

Local News and Events

Free Shop was open at Chase Road Community Project Sat 7th Jan 11am – 4pm – look out for the next one.

Chase Road ‘Sewing Shop’ from 7pm and usually every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Next one on the 16th of January

SEEOG latest newsletter online

Talk Still Pioneering: Food, Farming and the Peckham Experiment  16/01/2012 19:00 to 21:00

South East Essex Seed Potato Day 2012 Saturday 25 February at Growing Together “some volunteers needed to help the day along”

S E Essex Women’s Environmental Network

Earth Day celebration Saturday 21 April

Foraging in Southend on Sea group – members are thinking of future beach and wood forages, why not register your interest?

GROW YOUR FOOD CLUB Every Thursday afternoon 3:30pm We have a community edible garden at St Mark’s Centre. Fresh air, exercise, friends, refreshments. And advice and help for growing fruit and veg at home even on a window sill.

Milton Community Partnership, St Mark’s Centre, Princes Street, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, Essex SS1 1QA, Phone (01702) 341605, Email: miltoncommunity@hotmail.com

Growing Together is doing a £3 per week veg bag scheme – organically grown veg and fruit grown onsite by our members (with mental health problems & learning disabilities). Just come to the site (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase) to order your weekly bag. Open Mon – Fri 9 am – 4 pm.

Christmas Arts, Crafts, Toys, Clothes, Wares & Food Exchange - visit the website to read about some great swaps done on the day and I can’t wait for the film from the day.

THUNDERSLEY ON FOOT

Transport

Events and activities by Cycle Southend

Southend Wheelers weekly rides

Volunteer at Turning Tides Personalised Travel Planning pilot

Wellbeing

Free Yoga Nidra at Dharma Yoga Saturday 14/01/2012 Time: 2-3pm

Transition News and Projects

There are 407 413 Official initiatives 458 Muller initiatives In approx. 34 countries

January 2012 Transition Network Newsletter

‘In Transition 2.0′ is nearly ready to be unveiled to the world!

A December Round-up of What’s Happening out in the World of Transition

Your suggestions will help us

The content of the newsletter can be be generated by you, the community members and compiled by the Steering Group. Any news about activities, updates and forthcoming events should be sent to kamilpac@googlemail.com for inclusion in the next newsletter and I will try to incorporate them as time allows.

Contact Details

Southend-on-Sea in Transition– tackling peak oil and climate change, together, now

http://www.southendintransition.org.uk

part of www.transitionnetwork.org/

email:kamilpac@gmail.com

text or call 07411457259

On Twitter

Southend-on-Sea in Transition on Facebook

and on WiserEarth

 

November 2011 Newsletter

Southend-on-Sea in Transition


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You are free to include items from the newsletter in your newsletter, email updates, website, blog etc – just leave a link to our website.


Southend in Transition, is supporting a personal and community level Transition to a more localised, happy and resilient lifestyle. Enjoy having a look at what we are working on with our friends and support local projects, attend events, bring your friends and families and volunteer.

Current Projects

New! Saturday Transition Potluck

Recent Transition Drinks were well attended and we are now taking up more and more space in Cricketers Inn. Thinking of folks who can’t attend evening meet ups and for whom the pub is not their cup of tea:) we discussed having monthly get togethers over a shared meal to socialise and have fun together.

The first one will be taking place at Growing Together Saturday 12th November, doors open at 12:00, food served at 12:30. Volunteers to help with setting up tables welcome from 11:00.

If you like it we could have them maybe every second Saturday of the month. In the future we could also tie the potluck in with a film screening, workshops or family and children events as for example run by Emerge Southend so come along and share your ideas.

Nurturing Health

is an initiative of Milton Community Partnership intended to improve the quality of life for residents of Milton Ward and the Southend on Sea area.

We believe that high quality, fresh, locally grown food is fundamental to a healthy life and a healthy world, and so we are supporting local people to grow their own vegetables and fruit using their gardens, allotments or even patios, balconies and window sills. Visit www.topofthecrops.org.uk

To help out at events or contribute ideas please get in touch Milton Community Partnership tel. 01702 213264 miltoncommunity@hotmail.com

Transition Together

The Transition Together project forms small, social groups of friends, neighbours and colleagues and then supports them in taking a number of effective, practical, money-saving and carbon-reducing steps.

One of the participants commented: “Everyone helps and inspires one another.  As one of the team said in our first meeting, ‘we can grow and develop one another’s ideas to enrich our lives’ – and we do.

Taking part in this local programme could mean that you:

  • save money this year

  • get to know your neighbours better

  • save on energy and water in the home

  • cut your bills and reduce waste

Southend in Transition is currently looking for:

- partner organizations and local agencies who would like to work with us on the editing of the workbooks to make them relevant locally – a great way to inform and involve local residents in your activities and programmes

- individuals interested in taking part – to start piloting the project in your street, ward or organisation – we will offer the handbook, support in starting and managing the group

Visit here (Totnes) and  here (Taunton) to read up success stories.

Visit our local website Transition Together in Southend to get involved or if you want to be kept up to date.

Transition Drinks

LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH Next Transition Drinks – 24th Nov 2011, 19:00 onwards. Cricketers Pub, crossroads of Milton Rd and London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea (map) Transition Drinks, Transition Chat – a chance to meet for an informal chat about Southend-on-Sea in Transition and all green organizations and projects in our area.

Exchange

Christmas Arts, Crafts, Toys, Clothes, Wares & Food Exchange 11 December · 10:00 – 12:00 in Chalkwell Park

Mapping Southend Food Growers and Producers

Let us know of any events or projects to add to the map.

Help us spread the word – publicity group

We are trying to get as many posters and leaflets out there as possible so people can learn about Transition related events and activities locally. Still we get comments that people didn’t know about our existence and if they did they would join in much earlier ro come to an event.

We already have a few people who print posters for us and put them up but to expand our reach I ask for your help: can you print the occasional poster and put it up in your community centre, church, work place, shop window or home window? Email me with the subject POSTER, I will save your email to a separate group and I will email a poster from us or one of our partners. No obligation really, you can do it at the frequency which suits you and where you want it.

Local News and Events

Fungus Foray in Belfairs Wood Meet at the main entrance in Eastwood Rd North at 10.30am. For further information contact Joy Emerson, Secretary on 01708 440297.

From the Foraging in Southend on Sea group – “Who would be up for a seashore forage at East Beach? We could spend a little while on the beach collecting some of the mussels, oysters, crabs, limpets, winkles, cockles, clams etc and cook them there and then?

Let’s go for Sunday 20th November – low tide is at 13:24 and high again at 19:39 so we should have a few hours on the beach before water becomes a problem. If we begin collecting at around 1pm and start cooking at 2pm? See you there! :)

Talks: ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ and ‘Wormeries and Organic Gardening’ 21st Nov 19-22 pm

GROW YOUR FOOD CLUB Every Thursday afternoon 3:30pm We have a community edible garden at St Mark’s Centre. Fresh air, exercise, friends, refreshments. And advice and help for growing fruit and veg at home even on a window sill.

Milton Community Partnership, St Mark’s Centre, Princes Street, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, Essex SS1 1QA, Phone (01702) 341605, Email: miltoncommunity@hotmail.com

Free Shop is next open at Chase Road Community Project Saturday 5th Nov 11am – 4pm and  Chase Road ‘Sewing Shop’ from 7pm and usually every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

SEEWEN DIG IN allotment

We are working hard to prepare our ‘DIG IN’ allotment in Manchester Drive for the winter. A new rotation plan for the beds is ready for next year and we are collecting lots of burnable stuff for our BONFIRE NIGHT PARTY on Saturday Nov 5.

Art of the Village, (www.artofthevillage.moonfruit.com) is looking to collaborate with others in celebrating Tree Dressing Day over the first weekend of December. To contact them email: artofthevillage@hotmail.co.uk

Emerge Community Christmas Party – Friday 16th December- Emerge Community Christmas Party –  Traditional and Non traditional Games and Activities for all the family, Bring and Share Buffet- All Welcome  6-8pm Tickets £5.00 non members/ Free to Emerge Members. Please contact Emerge to book your tickets- 07838889187 emergeartsdonna@gmail.com

Start thinking which potato varieties you would like to pre-order for the South East Essex Seed Potato Day 2012 Saturday 25 February at Growing Together

Growing Together is doing a £3 per week veg bag scheme – organically grown veg and fruit grown onsite by our members (with mental health problems & learning disabilities). Just come to the site (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase) to order your weekly bag. Open Mon – Fri 9 am – 4 pm.

Dan Golding from www.essexbees.co.uk used the Facebook Southend Food Growers and producers group to tell you that he is “thinking of doing a bee open day/hour/talk … what would people actually be interested knowing/seeing/learning?”

Yoga Dharma supporting the Global launch of The Poetry of Yoga on 11.11.11 with book signing and activities.

Pictures

Apple Weekend

October Food Exchange

Transport

Events and activities by Cycle Southend

Southend Wheelers weekly rides

Transition News and Projects

There are 402 Official initiatives 458 Muller initiatives In approx. 34 countries

from the November 2011 Transition Network Newsletter 

‘The Transition Companion:  making your community more resilient in uncertain times’ is due to be published by Green Books on October 27th.

Your suggestions will help us

The content of the newsletter can be be generated by you, the community members and compiled by the Steering Group. Any news about activities, updates and forthcoming events should be sent to kamilpac@googlemail.com for inclusion in the next newsletter and I will try to incorporate them as time allows.

Sent to you by Kamil Pachalko on behalf of Southend-on-Sea in Transition

Contact Details

Southend-on-Sea in Transition– tackling peak oil and climate change, together, now

http://www.southendintransition.org.uk

part of www.transitionnetwork.org/

email:kamilpac@gmail.com

text or call 07411457259

On Twitter

Southend-on-Sea in Transition on Facebook

October Newsletter 2011

Southend-on-Sea in Transition

October 2011 Newsletter


You are free to include items from the newsletter in your newsletter, email updates, website, blog etc just leave a link to our website.


Southend in Transition, is supporting a personal and community level Transition to a more localised, happy and resilient lifestyle. Enjoy having a look at what we are working on with our friends and support local projects, attend events, bring your friends and families and volunteer.

Current Projects

Apple Weekend 15/16 October

Saturday 15 October: 10.00am – 2.00pm

St. Laurence Orchard, Eastwoodbury Lane, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6RH

Apple display – Apple pressing – Apple tasting and buying – Apple tours – BBQ

Pruning demonstration – Apple stories – Wildlife trail – Scavenger hunt

(Parking at new car park for St. Laurence Park on new road going west from Eastwoodbury

Lane, left at roundabout)

Saturday 15 October: 5.00pm – 9.00pm

St. Mark’s Centre, Princes Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1QA

Educational film – Locally grown vegetable soup –  Apple quiz

Engagement and discussion – Bring and share apple deserts and recipes

Tickets need to be bought in advance.

Sunday 16 October: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Manchester Drive Allotments, Manchester Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 3EZ (opposite

Cricketfield Grove)

Essex orchard and WEN allotment

Sunday 16 October: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Growing Together Community Gardens, 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AG (corner

of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase)

Apple pressing – Apple related food – Apple bobbing – Toffee apples

Cider making – Apple tasting and buying – Crafts and cards – Apple stories

Tea and coffee – Apple display – Scavenger hunt – Face painting

Apple Weekend is sponsored by NFU Mutual Chelmsford and organised by SE Essex Organic Gardeners, Milton Community Partnership, Southend in Transition, community mental health charity Trust Links and South East Essex Women’s  Environmental Network.

For more information, please call 01702 213134 or visit http://www.seeog.org.uk/ or http://www.trustlinks.org/

Nurturing Health

is an initiative of Milton Community Partnership intended to improve the quality of life for residents of Milton Ward and the Southend on Sea area.

We believe that high quality, fresh, locally grown food is fundamental to a healthy life and a healthy world, and so we are supporting local people to grow their own vegetables and fruit using their gardens, allotments or even patios, balconies and window sills. Visit www.topofthecrops.org.uk

To help out at events or contribute ideas please get in touch Milton Community Partnership tel. 01702 213264 miltoncommunity@hotmail.com

Transition Together

The Transition Together project forms small, social groups of friends, neighbours and colleagues and then supports them in taking a number of effective, practical, money-saving and carbon-reducing steps.

One of the participants commented: “Everyone helps and inspires one another.  As one of the team said in our first meeting, ‘we can grow and develop one another’s ideas to enrich our lives’ – and we do.

Taking part in this local programme could mean that you:

  • save money this year

  • get to know your neighbours better

  • save on energy and water in the home

  • cut your bills and reduce waste

Southend in Transition is currently looking for:

- partner organizations and local agencies who would like to work with us on the editing of the workbooks to make them relevant locally – a great way to inform and involve local residents in your activities and programmes

- individuals interested in taking part – to start piloting the project in your street, ward or organisation – we will offer the handbook, support in starting and managing the group

Visit here (Totnes) and  here (Taunton) to read up success stories.

Visit our local website Transition Together in Southend to get involved or if you want to be kept up to date.

Transition Thursday Drinks

LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH Next Transition Drinks – 27th Oct 2011, 19:00 onwards. Cricketers Pub, crossroads of Milton Rd and London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea (map) Transition Drinks, Transition Chat – a chance to meet for an informal chat about Southend-on-Sea in Transition and all green organizations and projects in our area. Update on Transition Drinks 25/08

Transition Saturday Potluck

September’s Transition Drinks were well attended and we are now taking up more and more space in Cricketers Inn. Thinking of folks who can’t attend evening meet ups and for whom the pub is not their cup of tea:) we discussed having monthly get togethers over a shared meal. Matt from Growing Together agreed it was a good idea and I will be contacting him again to sort out details. Maybe every second Saturday of the month at Growing Together starting November the 12th from 11:00? Would you be interested to come around. I will confirm the date in the Nov Newsletter.

Mapping Southend Food Growers and Producers

Let us know of any events or projects to add to the map.

Help us spread the word publicity group

We are trying to get as many posters and leaflets out there as possible so people can learn about Transition related events and activities locally. Still we get comments that people didn’t know about our existence and if they did they would join in much earlier ro come to an event.

We already have a few people who print posters for us and put them up but to expand our reach I ask for your help: can you print the occasional poster and put it up in your community centre, church, work place, shop window or home window? Email me with the subject POSTER, I will save your email to a separate group and I will email a poster from us or one of our partners. No obligation really, you can do it at the frequency which suits you and where you want it.

Local News and Events

Talks: ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ and ‘Wormeries and Organic Gardening’ 21th Nov 19-22

GROW YOUR FOOD CLUB Every Thursday afternoon 3:30pm We have a community edible garden at St Mark’s Centre. Fresh air, exercise, friends, refreshments. And advice and help for growing fruit and veg at home even on a window sill.

Milton Community Partnership, St Mark’s Centre, Princes Street, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, Essex SS1 1QA, Phone (01702) 341605, Email: miltoncommunity@hotmail.com

Free Shop is next open at Chase Road Community Project  Saturday 5th Nov
11am – 4pm and  Chase Road ‘Sewing Shop’ from 7pm and usually every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

Trust Links Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 12th October at 2.30 pm at the Cheryl Centre, Growing Together Community Gardens, Fairfax Drive

Please help them qualify for a Natwest CommunityForce grant. They need to attain as many votes as possible to be successful so your help is greatly appreciated.
You can register and vote HERE – and please ask your friends and family to vote too !!!

Waste Minimisation Workshop on October 13 at 2.30pm at the Southend YMCA, Ecohub, 2A St Johns Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7JZ

South East Essex Seed Potato Day 2012: Saturday 25 February at Growing Together

December Art of the Village, (www.artofthevillage.moonfruit.com) is is looking to collaborate with others in celebrating Tree Dressing Day over the first weekend of December.
To contact them email: artofthevillage@hotmail.co.uk

Pictures:
Pictures by Louise from the visit to Growing Communities Gardens in Hackney
Visit at Big Society Shop Hamlet Court Road
Interview… with Ian about the Food Swap

Foraging in Southend on Sea Facebook Group

The allotment project DUG –  ‘Doing Us Good’ – A special allotment to help develop skills in young people and the community was officially opened in Shoebury recently.

Council Award for shrinking carbon footprint

Transport
Events and activities by Cycle Southend
Southend Wheelers weekly rides
Feet Feat for School Walkers
Southend wins £4,816,000 bid for sustainable transport

Transition News and Projects

There are 382 397 Official initiatives 458 Muller initiatives In approx. 34 countries
from the October 2011 Transition Network Newsletter

‘The Transition Companion:  making your community more resilient in uncertain times’ is due to be published by Green Books on October 27th.

Your suggestions will help us

The content of the newsletter can be be generated by you, the community members and compiled by the Steering Group. Any news about activities, updates and forthcoming events should be sent to kamilpac@googlemail.com for inclusion in the next newsletter and I will try to incorporate them as time allows.

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

Southend-on-Sea in Transition– tackling peak oil and climate change, together, now

http://www.southendintransition.org.uk

part of www.transitionnetwork.org/

email:kamilpac@gmail.com

text or call 07411457259

On Twitter

Southend-on-Sea in Transition on Facebook

and on WiserEarth


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September 2011 Newsletter

Southend-on-Sea in Transition

September 2011 Newsletter


You are free to include items from the newsletter in your newsletter, email updates, website, blog etc just leave a link to our website.

Southend in Transition, is supporting a personal and community level Transition to a more localised, happy and resilient lifestyle. Have a look at what we are working on with our friends and get involved. It has been a busy few months since the last newsletter and I hope you will enjoy the summary of the projects and events below.

 

Nurturing Health

 

is an initiative of Milton Community Partnership intended to improve the quality of life for residents of Milton Ward and the Southend on Sea area.

 

We believe that high quality, fresh, locally grown food is fundamental to a healthy life and a healthy world, and so we are supporting local people to grow their own vegetables and fruit using their gardens, allotments or even patios, balconies and window sills. Visit www.topofthecrops.org.uk

 

To help out at events or contribute ideas please get in touch Milton Community Partnership tel. 01702 213264 miltoncommunity@hotmail.com

 

Transition Together

 

The Transition Together project forms small, social groups of friends, neighbours and colleagues and then supports them in taking a number of effective, practical, money-saving and carbon-reducing steps.

 

One of the participants commented: “Everyone helps and inspires one another.  As one of the team said in our first meeting, ‘we can grow and develop one another’s ideas to enrich our lives’ – and we do.

Taking part in this local programme could mean that you:

  • save up to £600 pounds this year

  • get to know your neighbours better

  • save on energy and water in the home

  • cut your bills and reduce waste

Southend in Transition is currently looking for:

- partner organizations and local agencies who would like to work with us on the editing of the workbooks to make them relevant locally – a great way to inform and involve local residents in your activities and programmes

- individuals interested in taking part – to start piloting the project in your street, ward or organisation – we will offer the handbook, support in starting and managing the group

Visit here (Totnes) and  here (Taunton) to read up success stories.

Visit our local website Transition Together in Southend to get involved or if you want to be kept up to date.

Transition Drinks

LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH Next Transition Drinks – 29Sept 2011, 19:00 onwards. Cricketers Pub, crossroads of Milton Rd and London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea (map) Transition Drinks, Transition Chat – a chance to meet for an informal chat about Southend-on-Sea in Transition and all green organizations and projects in our area. Update on Transition Drinks 25/08

Mapping Southend Food Growers and Producers

Local News and Events

Pictures :
from work day on Graham’s plot
visit to Growing Communties in Hackney
Permaculture Design Course

EcoDIY open weekend 10-11th September

Software Freedom Day FSD 17th September 2011

The Fantastic Food Exchange! 18th Sept 10-12 AM

Talk: Essex Bees! Home is where the hive is! 19th Sept 19-22

Free Shop is next open at Chase Road Community Project  Saturday 1st October
11am – 4pm and  Chase Road ‘Sewing Shop’ from 7pm on Monday 5th September and usually every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

Organic Vegetable Growing Course 30 September 2011 at The Growing Together Gardens

Orchard and Garden Open Day Saturday 1 October, 2-5pm at Mount Holly Orchard and Garden,

Apple Weekend 15-16 Oct

December Art of the Village, (www.artofthevillage.moonfruit.com) is is looking to collaborate with others in celebrating Tree Dressing Day over the first weekend of December.
To contact them email: artofthevillage@hotmail.co.uk

South East Essex Seed Potato Day 2012: Saturday 25 February at Growing Together

SEEOG September newsletter

Gardening Project Southend Storehouse

Time to get Funghi!

Congratulations to Transition Chelmsford

FULL PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE Apricot Centre starting October

                                                   Transition News and Projects

There are 352 382 Official initiatives 458 Muller initiatives In approx. 34 countries

from the Transition Network September Newsletter

In Transition 2.0′: update and appeal for crowdfunding…

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The content of the newsletter can be be generated by you, the community members and compiled by the Steering Group. Any news about activities, updates and forthcoming events should be sent to kamilpac@googlemail.com for inclusion in the next newsletter and I will try to incorporate them as time allows.

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

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Newsletter July


No-one can do everything, but everyone can do something!’
Barons Court Infant School newsletter

Transition Westcliff Newsletter July

(working with people from Southend-on-Sea and beyond)

Starting Southend-on-Sea in Transition – join the group on Facebook

Transition Westcliff is an exploration of how the people of Westcliff-on-Sea and the surrounding area can prepare for low-energy, happy and more localised lives.

Localisation means providing for our basic needs as locally as possible with local people actively engaged in determining and supporting how this takes place


Permaculture designer Rob Hopkins
says: “Rebuilding local agriculture and food production, localizing energy production, rethinking healthcare, rediscovering local building materials in the context of zero energy building, rethinking how we manage waste, all build resilience and offer the potential of an extraordinary renaissance — economic, cultural and spiritual.”

Get your dairies out for the next events:

  • Transition Drinks, Transition Chat 30th of July, 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 Transition Westcliff and green organizations and projects in Southend. Past Drinks.
  • Steering Group Meeting - 15 of July, Wednesday at 8.00 pm. Open discussion and planning event. You are welcome, places are limited so give us a call or email before. Meet up at bottom of Southend Highstreet. Check and add to Open Agenda.
  • FREE ‘EDIBLE’ WINDOW BOX PLANTINGSaturday 11th July, 10 am – 12 pm at St Mark’s Centre, Princes Street, Westcliff
In association with Milton Community Partnership

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 Transition Westcliff 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.

EcoHomes Tour Solar panels, wood stoves, insulation, water conservation etc are of interest to us so read more about it here and home owners get in contact to share your experience. Map mind over here.

Edible garden tour Don’t have an allotment but thinking about starting work on your back garden? What to grow and how? Do you want to see local back gardens in bloom full of veg and fruit? We want to!
Read about it here. If you want to help get in contact, open your garden to us or volunteer to help with the guided tours. Map mind over here.
Scrumping Have you seen fruit or nuts lying around in yours, maybe the neighbours garden or in some public space? Apples, pears, plums etc just rotting on the ground while they could be gathered up and made into some delicacies by those who need them? Don’t have time to pick them up or there are just too many in your garden. We will gather up the fruit and leave you a fair share to enjoy:) Why waste if it can taste? Full story here.

Well Being Fair We are thinking of organising a Well-Being Fair. This is at the stage of design but the basic idea would be for various practitioners (complementary therapies, psychotherapies etc) and agencies (PCT, sport, arts) to have their stand and introduce people to basic self help techniques and also to their services.

Southend – Grow your Own 2009 Map Are your seeds planted yet? Did you feel the thrill of those green seedlings coming out? What are you waiting for?

Send us your pictures of the seedlings, gardens, allotments and seeds via email or MMS and we will put them on an interactive map of Southend. Add your first part of postcode (ex. SS1). If you have loads of time add a short description of what you plan to grow this year. If you don’t have pictures send us the description and you’ll help inspire more growers this year in Southend. Back now to the allotment. Some of the pictures are already on the map.

Conflict Resolution Skills Cafe I wanted to learn the12 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

  • The Transition Drinks were spent over a few drinks and exchanging ideas and contacts. Pop in this month.
  • We’ve watched Ecovillage Pioneers – an inspiring film about people and communities building their own sustainable homes and livelihoods
  • We’ve screened the film Money as Debt for the 3rd birthday of Southend Credit Union
  • We’ve visited the local Friends Meeting and talked about Transition Towns
  • We’ve visited the South East Essex Women’s Environmental Network Earth Day 2009


Transition News and Projects

Transition Network Newsletter

Writeups from the Transition Conference 2009

Over 130 152 170 185 Transition Initiatives around the world and growing strong. Transition Africa and Transition Finland.

What Can Happen When a Transition Initiative and its Local Government Work Together: the Stroud Story Transition Culture (7 July 2009)

Why are we actually doing this Transition Thing?

Sahara spreading to Europe

Report: Global climate disaster is moving closer

Study documents close relationship between past warming and sea-level rise


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:

Dig In Open Day – SEEWEN community allotment

Saturday July 11th 10.30 – 12 noon

The Big Lunch comes to Southend

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is supporting this special Eden Project event called The Big Lunch, in a bid to put a smile on the face of the town. The countdown is on for Southend residents to join a nationwide community street party event on Sunday 19th July.

SEEOG TRIPS: COACH TO GARDEN ORGANIC RYTON ON SATURDAY 18 JULY – check their newsletter for details.
Organic gardening seminars Saturday 25 July, 1.30pm:
Greensward Academy, Main Hall, Greensward Lane, Hockley SS4 5HG

SUMMER PROGRAMME FOR FAMILIES 2009 at MCP

Organic Growing Month by Month

Organic Vegetable Growing Course at Growing Together. 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. Southend Highstreet Farmers Market and Leigh Farmers Market. Bicycle safety tagging.

Grass Roots Reading Group – call the Southend Library for the next date.

Volunteers for Metal – Village Green and Kitchen Garden.

Energy Usage Monitoravailable 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!

Southend in Bloom2009 will consist of two categories:

  • School competitions- Grow your Own Lunchbox
  • Residential and Commercial competitions

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.

Skilling up for the Powerdown
Transition Training 25-26 July, Permaculture Courses 25 – 26 July and 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 TW 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.

When we’ve asked you is starting Transition Southend a clever idea we got a few responses, one of them below:

As I said at the inaugural meeting I feel that to succeed it is imperative to relaunch initiative as Transition Southend.  You will not overexert yourselves because the project will encompass Westcliff and people from the surrounding areas will be more likely to join in.  Well done for what you have achieved so far.

Over the next few months we will be planning how to launch Transition Southend and what should it be so if you want to get involved it is a very exciting time now as you can influence our local history.

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 Transition Town Westcliff

Contact Details
Transition Town Westcliff – tackling peak oil and climate change, together, now

http://www.transitionwestcliff.org.uk/

email:kamilpac@googlemail.com
text or call 07707676308
skype: kamil.pachalko3
On Twitter
Southend-on-Sea in Transition on Facebook



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