Dear All, this is my first blog so I hope it works. A friend of mine supports the campaign to stop Brent from closing local libraries, which is of course dear to the hearts of Transition Folk. We seem to use them a lot, both as borrowers and as venues, so I hope that you will come along to the film if you can. I'll be there and it would be great to meet some of you afterwards for a drink. Let me know if you plan to come and we can wear distinctive clothing, or something.…Continue
Added by Matthew Sharp on September 20, 2011 at 20:56 — No Comments
Tiverton Rejuvenation: After 26 years of neglect, there is now a plan to renovate the old tennis courts on Tiverton Green. The new facilities will lift the Green and give a real boost to the area. They will give your children somewhere safe to ride their bikes and skate, play football, basketball,…Continue
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Initiating Group minutes – Transition Kensal to Kilburn 18/07/11
Present – Elaine Henderson, Careen Hertzog, Michael Stuart, Chris Wells, John Smith, George Latham
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FOOD GROUP: MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON:
TUESDAY 19 July at William Dunbar/Saville Meeting Room
Chair: Michael, Minutes: Jen and Marjory
Present: Michael, Marjory, Jen, Heather, Miko and Molly
Apologies: Ash and sorry there may have been others but I didnt catch who they were
Guest Speaker: Catherine from River of Flowers
River of Flowers
. Plant to encourage pollinators which are vital in pollinating food
. Grow flowers, both…
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Wow! Great to see this in mainstream media! Has anyone got an idea where we could do this locally?
Added by miko adam-kando on July 24, 2011 at 18:01 — No Comments
In jam-making mode?
Lots of lovely clean jam jars, with lids, on offer.
This is the website for Transition Streets - started in Totnes: http://www.transitiontogether.org.uk/
But I liked hearing how one Transition Street group got on... I've copied and pasted from the website below:
Jo explains how her group went from strength to strength
The TTT leaflet fell through my door one morning in mid March 2010. It was…Continue
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Initiating Group Meeting Minutes – 28/6/11
Present – Careen, David, Nadezhda, Michael, Elaine, Viv
Apologies – Chris and John
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Thursday 30th of June
On Sunday when we checked the bees we found a minor engineering problem in our second hive. The first (swarm) hive has settled in well and nearly covered all the frames with a text book combination of food and brood. However, the second hive of reared black bees came on standard sized National foundation frames. This means that when we put them in our deep brood boxes there was some space underneath. Naturally the bees have gone ahead…Continue
Brent Council has just launched a consultation on this year's Green Charter (my italics). The consultation period runs until the 4th of August and details can be found at the following snappily-titled url: http://www.bmgresearch.co.uk/brent/KMS/dmart.aspx?NoIP=1&strTab=PublicDMart&filter_Status=1.
I expect you'll be able to pick up a copy at the next area…Continue
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Minutes of Buildings and Energy Group Thursday 16th June 8-10pm 20 Hopefield Avenue
Present: Nick Hartley (hosting), Sarah Nicholl (from Belsize TT), Phil Leask, Siobhan Cross, Marina V (post-graduate Environmental Technologies student), Alex Groszek (Trainee Architect).
Apology for absence: Tom Wright
Our 3rd meeting.
Alex mentioned some very useful websites: …Continue
Added by George Latham on June 22, 2011 at 19:16 — No Comments
Food Group meeting June 15th 2011
Transition Town Kensal to Kilburn Present: Heather, John S, Maggie, Marjory, Matthew, Michael, Miko, Sanchia, Taaliba
Veg box scheme
John presented his idea of getting veg delivered by a farmer from within 30-40 miles, volunteers breaking the delivery down and either a collect or simple delivery. Pointed to Stoke Newington as a success (600 customers) and suggested South…Continue
Added by George Latham on June 20, 2011 at 18:07 — No Comments
Thought I'd put up some veg box notes about what I've found out and who I've talked to so far...
not-for-profit (? 3-5 full time + some part time paid + lots volunteers)
been around 10…Continue
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At the Queens Park Book Fair on June 11th we ran a Book Swap event. We had hundreds of booked donated and hundreds of books taken.
One book that was donated was found and signed by the author Ma Jian himself! We also ran a Desert Island Books submission. We've captured the results and loaded in to a photo album:
Thanks to all that donated…Continue
After a hearty weekend of gardening, my downstairs neighbour is now left with about seven medium-sized recycling bags filled with topsoil.
It's up for grabs but bear in mind it will need a bit of tender loving care and some mixing with manure before it'll be good to use.
If anyone's interested, it's available for immediate collection from Kilburn (but you must have your own transport).
Get in touch with me if you'd like to have…Continue
I wanted to ask you about an idea I've had about what to do with a diminishing trade that I think has a potential role to play in reviving the local skills and economy. There are some manufacturing premises in the area, producing scientific equipment that for over 30 years has been exported to companies large and small around the world.
Essentially my idea is to find local apprentices that would be interested in training at the premises (possibly…Continue
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Initiating Group meeting minutes – Mon 16th May 2011
Attending: Careen Hertzog, Elaine Henderson, Nadezhda Rojas, Chris Wells, John Smith, George Latham, Michael Stuart.
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Minutes of Buildings and Energy Group held Tuesday 17th May 8-10pm
Present: Tom Wright, Phil Leask, Nick Hartley, Siobhan Cross, George Latham, Armstrong Yakubu
1) To produce a leaflet on energy saving (see below). Nick, Tom, Siobhan. Chris Wells to help with design.…Continue
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