Socratic Dialogue 7th May 2016‏

 

 

SOCRATIC DIALOGUE on Saturday 7th May 2016

 

Question: What are the limits of tolerance?

 

Facilitator: To Be Confirmed

 

Venue: Nazareth House St Joseph’s

111 London Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1PP

Times:  9.30 – 16.30

Coffee is at 9.30 to ensure a prompt start at 10.00

*Lunch 12.30 to 13.30 (approx)

 

SfCP would like to invite you a one-day Socratic Dialogue to be held in Southend-on-Sea. Nazareth House St Joseph’s is approximately a twenty walk from Southend Central Railway Station (Fenchurch Street line) and fifteen minutes from Southend Victoria Station (Liverpool Street line).  And the venue has a large car park.

 

There is a small enrolment fee of £10 to cover the cost of renting the venue, and ideally this fee should be paid in advance preferably by cheque made out to SfCP and sent with the completed Enrolment Form to: 

 

Pat Wood 64 Woodleigh Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4JB

 

By the 5th May 2016 at the latest

 

Please Note:

*You can either bring a packed lunch or purchase food from shops near the venue

 

Best wishes

Pat Wood & Jayne Crow

 

If you have any queries please contact Pat by email: woodly@fastmail.co.uk

or leave a message or text on 07867 556247

ENROLMENT FORM

for Socratic Dialogue

Saturday 7th May 2016

in Southend-on-Sea

 

 

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Please return ASP and no later than 5th May 2016 to:

Pat Wood by email:

woodly@fastmail.co.uk

 

or by post with your cheque to:

Pat Wood 64 Woodleigh Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4JB

PRESS RELEASE: First for UK care home‏

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PRESS RELEASE:  For immediate release                       For further information contact Jill Poet 01702 468387, jill@orbuk.org

 

UK first for Southend Care Home.

Cedar Lodge in Southend is a small residential care home for adults with learning difficulties. Not only is it the first care home in the UK to achieve the Responsible Business Standard, but it did so at the highest Gold level. At a time when the care industry receives more complaints then praise, this certification is a reminder that some care homes do indeed provide a first class service in looking after the most vulnerable in our society.

Delighted care home owner and manager Bronwyn Oldham arranged a special tea party for residents and their families to celebrate the great achievement. Residents were delighted to show off the certificate – and also the beautiful sponge cake they had all helped to bake!

Bronwyn Oldham and residents (2)

The Responsible Business Standard, available at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, is a national certification designed specifically for smaller businesses from any sector. It helps businesses demonstrate to all stakeholders that they operate to very high standards.  Auditor Sadie Hopson said:

“The organisation that developed this standard defines a responsible business as one that operates efficiently and ethically; meets and exceeds legislation; and always considers its impact on people (the workforce, customers and suppliers, the community and society at large) and the environment.”

“We appreciate that small businesses vary tremendously and so we don’t set one size fits all requirements: we work to a system we call ASTI – Appropriate for the Size, Type and Impact of the business. Clearly companies must be compliant in all areas, but the audit certainly isn’t a tick box exercise. Most importantly, we believe that responsible businesses embed ethics and values at the very core of their company and that culture should permeate right through every aspect of their operations.”

“It was an absolute delight to audit Cedar Lodge: not only were their operating standards very high, but it was very clear that Bronwyn and her team care deeply about their service users and work tirelessly to provide them with the best possible outcomes.”

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EDITORS NOTES

  • Photos show: Bronwyn Oldham and 6 residents with the Responsible Business Standard certificate; cakes ready for the tea party, with the sponge baked by the residents taking centre stage.
  • Cedar Lodge, based in Westbury Road Southend, is a residential care home for adults with learning difficulties. It currently has eight residents. Bronwyn Oldham is the managing director, joint owner with her parents, and a hands-on manager. The home last had a CQC (Care Quality Commission) audit in April 2014 when it was deemed adequate in all areas. The next CQC audit is imminent and this time it will be assessed in line with the new traffic light rating system. For more information about Cedar Lodge contact Bronwyn Oldham on 301652 or e-mail bronwynoldham@hotmail.co.uk.
  • Cedar Lodge is not only the first care home in the UK to achieve the Responsible Business Standard, it is the first company in Southend.
  • The Responsible Business Standard has been developed by the Organisation for Responsible Businesses (ORB) and validated by Anglia Ruskin University. ORB is based in Southend with trained and licensed auditors operating across the UK: Sadie Hopson is one of the auditors. For more information about ORB or the Responsible Business Standard contact ORB’s managing director Jill Poet on 01702 468387, email jill@orbuk.org; or visit www.orbuk.org.uk and www.responsiblebusinessstandard.org.uk.

 

SE Essex Organic Gardeners

SE Organic Gardeners

The latest newsletter is now available via the website.

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


If your email system disrupts our formatting, please click here to view the newsletter on our website.  Feel free to forward this newsletter to people or organizations who you feel might be interested in our work or whose enthusiasm, ideas or skills could support us.

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.

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