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December 2011 Newsletter


Southend in Transition, is a group made up of local residents supporting a personal and community level Transition to a more localised, happy and resilient lifestyle. Enjoy having a look at what we are working on with our friends and support local projects, attend events, bring your friends and families and volunteer.

Merry Christmas from the team, we might meet you at the events below but if not, enjoy the holidays and look forward to 2010 as we will be creating plenty of opportunities to work together.

Current Projects


New! Saturday Transition Potluck


The November potluck was well attended and feedback was that you would like them to continue. I will be arranging with Growing Together for it to be a regular occurrence in 2012.


Nurturing Health


is an initiative of Milton Community Partnership. 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. Visit our local website Transition Together in Southend to get involved or if you want to be kept up to date.

Transition Drinks


Last Thursday of each month, next Transition Drinks – 26th Jan 2012, 19:00 onwards. Cricketers Pub


Christmas Exchange


Christmas Arts, Crafts, Toys, Clothes, Wares & Food Exchange 11th December · 10:00 – 12:00 in Chalkwell Park


Mapping Southend Food Growers and Producers


Let us know of any events or projects to add to the map.


Blogging space

Share your experience and thoughts and inspire others. If you need online space to tell the world about your project or would like to write a regular post about your personal efforts to Transition your life let us know. The website www.SouthendinTransition.org.uk receives a good number of daily visits and attention so let me know if you are interested. See a couple of posts by James ie. Enter the Oyster.

Local News and Events

Christmas Open Day at Growing Together – Saturday 10th December 2011, 11 am to 2 pm

Emerge Community Christmas Party

Friday 16th December- Emerge Community Christmas Party –  Traditional and Non traditional

Games and Activities for all the family, Bring and Share Buffet- All Welcome  6-8pm Tickets £5.00 non members/ Free to Emerge Members. Please contact Emerge to book your tickets- 07838889187 emergeartsdonna@gmail.com


Free Shop is next open at Chase Road Community Project Sat 7th Jan 11am – 4pm and  Chase Road ‘Sewing Shop’ from 7pm and usually every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.


Start thinking which potato varieties you would like to pre-order for the South East Essex Seed Potato Day 2012 Saturday 25 February at Growing Together

From the Foraging in Southend on Sea group – The seashore forage at East Beach was great fun I have heard, visit the group for pictures of that day. Look out for more days like that. And if you missed the Fungus Foray in Belfairs Wood there are a few knowledgeable people in the Foraging group so just ask when they are planning to go out and about.


GROW YOUR FOOD CLUB Every Thursday afternoon 3:30pm We have a community edible garden at St Mark’s Centre. Fresh air, exercise, friends, refreshments. And advice and help for growing fruit and veg at home even on a window sill.

Milton Community Partnership, St Mark’s Centre, Princes Street, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, Essex SS1 1QA, Phone (01702) 341605, Email: miltoncommunity@hotmail.com

Growing Together is doing a £3 per week veg bag scheme – organically grown veg and fruit grown onsite by our members (with mental health problems & learning disabilities). Just come to the site (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase) to order your weekly bag. Open Mon – Fri 9 am – 4 pm.


October Food Exchange



Events and activities by Cycle Southend

Southend Wheelers weekly rides

Volunteer at Turning Tides Personalised Travel Planning pilot

Permaculture Magazine – free download

                   Transition News and Projects


There are 397 402 407 Official initiatives 458 Muller initiatives In approx. 34 countries

December 2011 Transition Network Newsletter

OccupyTransition, or ‘this Halloween I dressed as the economy’

A November Round-up of What’s Happening out in the World of Transition


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 sent to kamilpac@googlemail.com for inclusion in the next newsletter and I will try to incorporate them as time allows.


Sent to you by Kamil Pachalko on behalf of Southend-on-Sea in Transition


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