Spring 2013 Newsletter

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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 Drinks Thur 25/04, 30/05 19:00 Cricketers Inn

Transition Potluck Sat 13/04, 08/06 12-15 Growing Together, corner of Fairfax Drive/Prittlewell Chase

 

Transition 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:

Saturday 11th May May Fayre 11am – 2pm

Introduction to Permaculture One Day Course Saturday 18th May 2013

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

Full Permaculture Design Course, Essex, Summer 2013

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

Opening of new site in Shoeburyness

Big Dig

 

What is on at South East Essex Organic Gardeners:

Dr. Keith Tyrell, Director of Pesticide Action Network UK, Bee Declines and the Link with Pesticides 20/05/2013 19:00 to 22:00

SEEOG coach trip to Writtle College Garden Open Day: Sunday 16 June, 10am – 3pm

March Newsletter is online – packed with goodies as usual.

 

Pete is setting up a “discussion group looking at practical ways to move towards a more sustainable way of living, while drinking fairtrade tea and eating homemade cakes…”

Running for three months (May – July) on the first and third thursdays of each month. We start at 8pm (come at 7.45 for a cuppa) and we’ll finish at 9.30pm. Call to book a place due to limited space. Call 0781 497 9992

 

South East Essex Women Environmental Network:

Community Allotment work days

WEN meeting – Third Thursday of every month from 7.30pm

 

Spiralseed – local Permaculture training and consultancy

Railway Pub Garden Project pictures

 

Southend Swap Shop and Community Group

Workshop and discussion on setting up bartering systems by Graham Burnett 7 May at 19:30 Trust Links (Growing Together) corner of Fairfax Drive/Prittlewell Chase

 

Collective Southend – A collective of people/groups with services or things to share for free, for barter, to swap or for “pay what you want” (PWYW). Also a place to ask for (non-financial) help.

 

Triunity Free Lectures at Yoga Dharma

 

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

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: STARTING 17TH APRIL. 6.30 FROM Western Approaches Community Centre.

Comfy Saddle shop open at Southend Central Station

 

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

 

Edible Essex training and events

 

Other:

 

Southend Community in Action updates

James efforts at growing Oyster mushrooms documented

Observation hive installed in Southend Central Museum by Essex Bees

Southend has a Really Smart Home

Anni has written a book on perennial veg and is giving Oca tubers away

 

Transition News and Projects

 

April 2013 – Transition Network Newsletter

 

A taste of the future in the Community of Dragons

 

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 topics of Transition get in touch as well.

 

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

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