April/May Newsletter



No-one can do everything, but everyone can do something!’
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Southend-on-Sea in Transition

April/May Newsletter

Get your diaries out for the next events

Led by Graham Burnett, this residential introductory weekend is a ‘potted’ permaculture course, looking at the foundations of permaculture and learning about some of the practical tools it offers. Broad Oak Farm is a beautiful 6 acre field located a mile or so from Hullbridge, near Rayleigh in south East Essex

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 wrote about

Southend Food Growers (and producers)

Eco-hub facility in Southend-on-Sea

Community Garden Work Day at St. Marks

SBC Appreciative Inquiry Network meeting

Small Businesses Networking in Southend

Booklet launched – Reskilling the Valley a competition!!

Longpier’s call for “citizen journalists”

Café@thesquare

Short film about Growing Together

Permaculture Relief and Restoration Projects in Haiti

Transition News and Projects

from the Transition Network Newsletter

European Transition Conference

227 278 291 Transition Initiatives around the world and growing.

from Transition Culture

Government ‘Peak Oil Summit’

Local News and Events

S E ESSEX ‘CULTURE KITCHEN’ EVENT TO CELEBRATE WORLD FOOD DAY OCTOBER 16th 2010

Monday 17 May 2010 – Simon Cox of Sweyne Park School
on Food for Life, a Partnership that promotes the part nutrition plays in young people’s lives and in the wider community. SEEOG

Growing Organic: Our Very Own Seminars Introducing the Concepts of Organic Gardening Saturday 1 May Hall 3, The Paddocks, Canvey Island, SS8 0JA, 9.30am

Saturday 5 June Crowstone Christian Centre, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 8LH, 9.30am

SEEOG

Grow it yourself organically course May ’10

Motivate the Estate’ Life Coach Training

Apart from the above training Coaching for Communities is constantly looking for volunteers. Get free training, grow and contribute. Get in contact with Lucy and Chris

More events in HealthyLifeEssex

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. Come and see SEEWEN community allotment and dig in with them.

Grass Roots Reading Group – call the Southend Library for the next date. Volunteers for Metal – Kitchen Garden and visit Chalkwel Hall to see tour the low carbon building. Energy Usage Monitor available on loan from the Southend Library. St. Lukes Healthy Living Centre – variety of services offered: healthy walks, community allotments etc. Support a Woodland Resource Centre in South East Essex. New Southend YMCA concept shop starting up – bring your clutter and yourself.

New Thinking of setting up your own environmentally-friendly business? Try Eco-hub facility in Southend-on-Sea.

New Want to learn a bit about veg growing? Earthangel organic market gardens and food

New Got an old bike to recycle, want to learn how to repair bikes or get an affordable one? Re-cycle centre in Southend on Sea

Skilling up for the Powerdown

Transition Training 5/6th June, 2010 and Permaculture Courses. Keep a look out for various local courses. Southend-on-Sea in Transition Library– Transition Timeline available now. And the shop

CO-CREATING EARTH-BASED COMMUNITY 14-15th May

Your suggestions will help us

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


http://www.southendintransition.org.uk

part of http://www.transitiontowns.org/

email:kamilpac@googlemail.com
text or call 07707676308

skype: kamil.pachalko3
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