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October Newsletter

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No-one can do everything, but everyone can do something!’
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  1. Get your diaries out for the next events
  2. A chance to get involved
  3. What we’ve been doing last month
  4. What we’ve wrote about
  5. Why are we actually doing this Transition Thing?
  6. Local News and Events
  7. Skilling up for the Powerdown
  8. Your suggestions will help us

Southend-on-Sea in Transition

October Newsletter

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More about Southend-on-Sea in Transition

Get your diaries out for the next events

  • Transition Drinks, Transition Chat, Thursday 29th of October, from 19:00 for a few hours. At the Cricketers Pub, crossroads of Milton Rd and London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea. A chance to meet for an informal chat about Southend-on-Sea in Transition and green organizations and projects in Southend. Past Drinks.
  • FOREST GARDENING FILM NIGHT, TUESDAY OCTOBER 20TH AT THE FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE, DUNDONALD DRIVE LEIGH ON SEA featuring ‘A Forest Garden Year’ by Martin Crawford of Agroforestry Research Trust and ‘Urban Forest Gardens’ plus chat with local forest gardeners Graham Burnett and Ron Bates. More details here
  • PERMACULTURE INTRODUCTORY COURSE, 31 OCT – 1 NOV AT ST MARKS CENTRE, PRINCES STREET Want to go Green? Keen on a Sustainable Local Community? Fed up with the problems? Looking for solutions? Why not try Permaculture? Led by Graham Burnett, author of ‘Permaculture, A Beginners Guide’. More details here

A chance to get involved

Our Steering Group is open to people interested in working with the community to find local solutions to the issues of climate change and peak oil. Sounds like a bit much at first:)? No worries, we will help you get clued up and skilled up in a supportive environment. We are no experts but local people on a journey.

Volunteer a few minutes here and there. Here are a few other bits we could use help with.

The core group members are already busy on the Southend-on-Sea in Transition project. We can only do as much in our spare time so if you want more projects happening come and support us and you might feel the positive feeling associated with working with and for the community.

Our other planned projects:

EcoHomes Tour. Edible Garden Tour. Scrumping Have you seen fruit or nuts lying around in yours, maybe the neighbours garden or in some public space? Well-Being Fair. Southend – Grow your Own 2009 Map. Some of the pictures are already on the map. Conflict Resolution Skills Cafe I wanted to learn the 12 Skills of Conflict Resolution and discuss with friendly and interested others. Please get in contact if maybe you want to meetup to discuss and learn together in an informal and safe setting over a tea or coffee.

What we’ve been doing last month

  • A good turnout.The Transition Drinks were spent over a few drinks and exchanging ideas and contacts. Thanks to Martin for coming from Wickford and Anna for telling us about the 3 Way Split Project. Pop in this month.
  • Meet with Ian from BTEC radio at SEEC
  • set up a Facebook Page for Rochford (District) in Transition – become fans and forward to friends over the border:)

Why are we actually doing this Transition Thing?

Britain will soon start to run out of electricity. What should it do?

Global Ocean Surface Temperature Warmest On Record For June

Climate trouble may be bubbling up in far north

Local News and Events

Into the Future Together Life Coaching with Lily Thomson, Thursday, October 15, 2009



Life Coaching in the community 26th, 27th & 28th October 2009

More events in HealthyLifeEssex

Organic Growing Month by Month by local expert. Why not become a recycling champion. Opening creative spaces with Emerge – Thursdays

Food Coop in St Marks Centre, Westcliff. Southend Credit Union Helping the local economy and you. Keep your money safe and sound. Are you a member yet? Transition your life with the help of Southend Libraries and their energy monitors. Visit Southend Highstreet Farmers Market and Leigh Farmers Market. Bicycle safety tagging. Southend-on-Sea Freecycle – don’t throw it away, declutter, offer the things you don’t need anymore, ask for things you need. Come and see SEEWEN community allotment.

Grass Roots Reading Group – call the Southend Library for the next date. Volunteers for Metal – Kitchen Garden and visit Chalkwel Hall to see tour the low carbon building. Energy Usage Monitor available on loan from the Southend Library. St. Lukes Healthy Living Centre – variety of services offered: healthy walks, community allotments etc. Support a Woodland Resource Centre in South East Essex. New Southend YMCA concept shop starting up – bring your clutter and yourself.

Skilling up for the Powerdown

Transition Training 21/22 November, 2009 Permaculture Courses here. Keep a look out for various local courses.

Southend-on-Sea in Transition LibraryTransition Timeline available now.
And the shop

Your suggestions will help us

What did you think about this newsletter? Survey is here.

The content of the newsletter can be be generated by you, the community members interested in SosT and compiled by the Steering Group. Any news about activities, updates and forthcoming events should be submitted by 5th of each month to kamilpac@googlemail.com for inclusion in the next newsletter.

Big thanks to

MCP for supporting our work and publishing the events in their newsletter and for all of you who keep in touch and support our work.

If you have something you want to share with us, feel free to get in contact. Share information, your ideas and feelings and share in the work here.
Sent to you by Kamil Pachalko on behalf of Southend-on-Sea in Transition

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