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Buildings and Energy Group meeting minutes - May

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



Actions arising:


1)      To produce a leaflet on energy saving (see below).  Nick, Tom, Siobhan.  Chris Wells to help with design.…


Added by George Latham on May 19, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

Brent Solidarity Group

We are a group of individuals wh live or work in the borough of Brent. We are a non heirical, non political party or union. We beleive that by direct democracy, mutual aid, co operation and solidarity we can take back control of our lives and communities. We do not have leaders, our group decisions are made by group consensus. We are opposed to all forms of authoritarianisim,capitalisim,racisim,gender/sexual bigotry and intolerance. We welcome like minded individuals to get involved and active… Continue

Added by Brent Solidarity Group on May 17, 2011 at 13:24 — No Comments

May's food group meeting minutes

Minutes of food group meeting on Wednesday, 11th May 2011

held at 8-10pm at 5 Ways meeting room


Present:         Marjory (chair), Heather (minutes), Tom, Nadia, Miko, Ali, Maggie, Archie,

Elaine, Jen, Julienne, Elaine

Apologies:     Michael, Ash, David, Paulette,…


Added by Transition Kensal to Kilburn on May 12, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments

Nettle pesto recipe

Nettle pesto



Pick only the younger leaves at the tip of the plant until early June (later if you see more young leave coming through). Older leaves are not so tasty. Wash well and remove the tougher stems.


Stinging nettles are tasty and nutritious: 5.5% protein and 2.3% iron.


Ingredients: nettles, oil, nuts, lemon, garlic, salt


You can use Kent cobnuts, brazil nuts, pine nuts, ground almonds or walnuts. We…


Added by Transition Kensal to Kilburn on May 9, 2011 at 11:15 — No Comments

Dandelion wine recipe


Dandelion Wine

Recipe supplied by David Young


This is a traditional Dandelion wine recipe. Pick the flowers at Midday when the sun is shining so that the flowers are fully open. Traditionally picked on St George's day (April 23rd), this is the ultimate, old fashioned, homemade wine.




Brewing Bin + Lid, Demijohn, Airlock, Syphon, Steriliser, Bottles

A large pan (big enough to boil 4.5 litres of…


Added by Michael Stuart on April 28, 2011 at 11:46 — No Comments

Threat to Allotments...

The Threat:

The Government has announced a “Review of statutory duties”, aimed at identifying and removing duties from local authorities which are a “burden”. One of the duties they are considering removing is the duty to provide sufficient number of allotments for people in the area who want one. This means ALL allotments, including existing ones, not just new ones.

What You Can Do:…


Added by kate jangra on April 21, 2011 at 8:42 — 2 Comments

air powered car

   Air Powered Car In  India

Tata  Motors is ready to introduce Air Car - Will it be the next big  thing?   Tata Motors is taking giant strides and making history for  itself.  First the Land Rover/Jaguar deal, then the  world's cheapest car, and now it is also set to introduce a car that runs on compressed  air.

India's largest automaker,  Tata Motors, is set to start producing the world's  first  commercial air-powered  vehicle.


The  Air Car, developed… Continue

Added by Molly Fletcher on April 16, 2011 at 13:31 — 5 Comments

Food Group Meeting Minutes - April



Attended: Nadia, Ali, Michael, George, Molly, Sanchia, Tom, Jen, Heather, Marjory


The group enjoyed a wonderful pot luck supper!


1. Food Growing Sites

William Dunbar/Saville House

Michael reported that the pop up Shop 24 at Peel Precinct had been in contact with local people who are interested in resurrecting the garden.  Everyone was very pleased to meet Ali Awes who is…


Added by Transition Kensal to Kilburn on April 6, 2011 at 21:05 — No Comments

G-wiz for sale

G-wiz for sale. 5 years old. 12,500 miles. New batteries at 9900 miles. One owner. £ 2900 ono. (as you all know, electric cars pay no road tax or congestion charge and are cheap to run - 4p/mile)

Contact Nick Hartley 8969 9030

Added by Nick Hartley on April 1, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

Work room to rent, creative space, £350 a month

Work room to rent - a 16 square meter contained space in Kensal Rise's local garden shop by the Lexi Cinema. 12 hour daily access, secure. Would suit craftsperson or photographer, potter or for use as an office.


Bargain at £350 a month. 6 month renewable tenancy.

Email or text to 07956 601766. Available Mid April

Added by tessanna hoare farouk hammoud on March 25, 2011 at 16:59 — No Comments

Sash windows up for grabs

We have about 4 large window sections for anyone who would like to build their own cold frames.  Based in Queens Park and available for collection weekends or evenings. 

Added by Aylie Cooke on March 24, 2011 at 8:29 — No Comments

Food Group Meeting Minutes



Jennifer Rea has written up some brillaintly comprehensive minutes of March's Food Group meeting - attached. Quite a few action points to come back to at our next meeting on April 5th...


Added by Transition Kensal to Kilburn on March 16, 2011 at 17:40 — No Comments

Incredible Edible Lambeth...


Website just launched...

Added by Transition Kensal to Kilburn on March 11, 2011 at 17:03 — No Comments

Looking for a Book club for kids aged 9-11


I have been looking for a book club for my daughter who is 9yrs old in the area. Do you know of any book clubs at all??????

Would appreciate it if you could let me know if you knew any in NW6 area....


Many Thanks

Added by Nilufer on March 8, 2011 at 19:07 — No Comments

Andrew Simms of New Economics Foundation on Newsnight

Good to see NEF on Newsnight last night - making the case for prosperity without growth...

Starts at 34:10

Added by Transition Kensal to Kilburn on March 8, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Free paving slabs available

A friend of mine who lives in Leyton has recently converted her garden from a patio into a growing area so she now has about 32 paving slabs available for anyone who wants them (obviously you'll need your own transport to collect them).


She asked me to check if anyone from TTK2K would like first dibs on them. They're stacked up in her front garden so you can just pop down and help yourselves whenever you like.


Let me know if you're interested and I can give…


Added by Chris Wells on March 7, 2011 at 14:52 — 4 Comments

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