Kamil reports on our last public meeting at Southend Library, 5/3/2008

We meet on the 5th of March and watched short films by Rob Hobkins




on how to start a Transition Initiative and what are the experiences of the leading Transition Initiative – Totness.
http://transitiontowns.org/TransitionNetwork/12Steps

The first stages to follow will be:

  1. forming of a steering committee and planning it’s demise from the onset
  2. local awareness raising – film screenings, talks, presentations
  3. laying the foundations – networking with existing groups

After the films we brainstormed ideas about our Westcliff’s present resources and green initiatives. The writing pad soon was full! and the interesting discussion went on so we had to watch the clock to exit the library on time.

There were concerns raised about the lack of green spaces in Westcliff and it appeared to be a bit gloomy at first. I proposed to change the point of view:) and look at our town from a bird’s view.

Westcliff is full of green spaces but they are behind homes. Just have a look in between them.
http://tinyurl.com/2l573h
http://tinyurl.com/yvnry4

If the gardens would be used to grow more food Transition Westcliff would become more of a reality. And there are already good examples in Westcliff of making the streets greener.: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22543423@N02/2193583468/

We talked about the Manchester Drive allotments, local businesses like Scarlett’s Fire Places, the Westborough Resident’s Association, Neighborhood Gardener’s and more, more, more,

In conclusion we decided to make a directory of people and organizations who are interested in our Transition Initiative and add to it organizations which don’t yet know they are interested:)
If you have any ideas who might be interested just send me an email, leave your comment or come to the next meeting.

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