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March 2011 Newsletter

Southend-on-Sea in Transition

March 2011 Newsletter

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.

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Hello again after a couple of months break. I hope you’ve been, just like us in Southend in Transition, busy working out your personal and community Transition to a more localised, happy and resilient lifestyles. Have a look at what we are working on with our friends and get involved.

Spring 2011; Full 72 hour Permaculture Design Course, Westcliff on Sea, Essex

Some places still available! A range of speakers and a wide selection of participants.

Are you concerned about climate change, peak oil and our children’s future? Do you want to go Green? Are you interested in creating a Sustainable Local Community? Thinking about making significant changes in your life?  Fed up with the problems and want to start looking for solutions? Then this full Permaculture Design Course is for you.

The full 72 hour Permaculture Design Course is a vital stage in the development of understanding of permaculture ethics, principles, design processes and implementation techniques providing essential skills for the post-peak oil world.

Full course details including syllabus; http://www.spiralseed.co.uk/westcliffpdc.html

For enquiries and bookings contact Milton Community Partnership tel 01702 213264


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 up to £600 pounds 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.


LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH Next Transition Drinks – 31st of March 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.

Transition News and Projects

from the Transition Network March Newsletter

There are 291 352 Official initiatives and 362 Muller initiatives in 31-ish countries

From Transition Culture Transition Network conference dates announced!

Local News and Events

Monday 16 May – Broad Oak Herbs – the only medicinal herb farm in Essex producing organic herbal medicines, education on herbs, workshops and how they work with Nature Intelligence.

SEEOG newsletter

SEEWEN website and their allotment

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 submitted by the 5th of each month to kamilpac@googlemail.com for inclusion in the next newsletter.

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

Contact Details

Southend-on-Sea in Transition– tackling peak oil and climate change, together, now


part of www.transitionnetwork.org/


text or call 07707676308

skype: kamil.pachalko3

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