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Autumn 2013 Newsletter

Southend in Transition, is a group of local residents supporting a personal and community level Transition to a more localised, happy and resilient lifestyle. We are part of an international network of 462 official initiatives and 654 Muller initiatives in 43 countries

Have a look at what we are working on and support local projects by attending events, bring your friends and families and volunteer.

Local News and Events

Southend in Transition:

  • Transition DrinksThur 26/09 19:00 Cricketers Inn, 31/10 Prof Jules Pretty Talk instead of Drinks

  • The Stock Exchange Sat 9/11 11-12 followed by Transition Potluck 12-15 Growing Together, corner of Fairfax Drive/Prittlewell Chase, no Potluck 12/10 as we take part in the Apple Day

  • SiT Community Allotment – we are back to continue the work on setting the allotment in 2013. Get in touch with SiT if you are interested in getting involved.

Southend in Transition Facebook Group

Southend Food growers and producers Facebook Group

What is on at Trust Links:

  • Saturday 12th October Apple Day at St Laurence Orchard In Partnership with SEEOG, SiT and SEEWEN 11am – 3pm

  • Wednesday 23rd October: Trust Links Annual General Meeting, 2pm – 4pm

  • Christmas Open Day, 11am – 2pm

What is on at South East Essex Organic Gardeners:

South East Essex Women Environmental Network:

Spiralseed – local Permaculture training and consultancy

Southend Swap Shop and Community Group

  • Meeting – to carry on discussing ideas for the group and swapping/exchange system 12th or 19th of Nov Trust Links (Growing Together) corner of Fairfax Drive/Prittlewell Chase

  • decided on a points system for the skills exchange, add your skills to their list

  • First and second group orders were successful, so get in touch with them if you are interested in products from Suma and first swaps and shares taking place

Foraging in Southend on Sea

  • Apple trees laden on Two  Tree Island and bumper crop of blackberries in places

  • Fallen Fruit have ported the Southend Scrumping map prepared by Southend in Transition some time ago, have a look and add your finds.

  • express interest in a foraging walk on Two Three Island with an experienced tutor

  • Leon Lewis Mushroom Walks Mushroom walks will take place on September 29th 10 am start, October 6th, 13th, 20th, November 2nd (Saturday), 10th, and 17th. Some Saturdays are also available if you have a large group and also midweek dates are possible. Cheques for £25 per head will confirm the booking.

Essex Savers Credit Union – start saving, get a low interest loan, keep money locally

  • lent over £2.23 Million in 3,350 loans in 6 years

Veg Box – Southend Farm Shop and Veg Box scheme

New and Hot!Southend Soup – present an idea, eat a soup, gather support and maybe some finance. Saturday, 28 September 2013, 18:30 – 21:30 at Wesley methodist church, Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea – We are going to present about SiT community allotment

Essex Bees – bee hive renting, adoption, training to bee-come a beekeeper,

  • Preorder honey – Jars will cost £5 per 1lb jar and we don’t heat treat our honey, so it’s perfect for those on a raw/organic diet. If you are interested, then please let me know whereabouts you live (so that we can give you honey from the hive that is closest to you) and how many jars you would like…we’ll then add your details to our pre-order list.

  • Guess what we have found… and Raw Honey

Southend Museums Bees – The Pollinators of the World

INVITATION ‘The Mouth of the Thames, how can the estuary survive and thrive? Saturday 28th September 2013, 01:00pm to 06:00pm The Coal Hole, 35-36 High Street, Leigh Old Town

Managed Retreat Magazine – Made in Essex

New vegetarian and vegan Fully Licensed Bistro – Oaktree Market

Cycle Southend events and training

  • Blokes with Spokes! Monday evenings 6.30pm from Chalkwell Park. It’s not about how fast you can go its about time in the saddle!

  • Tuesday Riders: Meeting at 9.00 at Southchurch park cafe, Shaftesbury Avenue entrance for a leisurely ride and return.

  • Women’s Wednesday riders: 6.15pm from Western approaches Community Centre.

  • Sunday Cyclers: Weekly leisurely group leaving Priory Park Bandstand at 10.00. Bring some change with you as we often stop for a cuppa or an ice-cream!

  • We also have our spin-off groups; For Mountain Bikers we have Muckers at 9.00am and Mighty muckers (for children) at 2pm on Saturdays. Monday Morning Mums road ride @ 9.15am. For up to date arrangements check out their very own Facebook pages, as they are independent to Cycle Southend.

  • Re-cycle centre to drop off your old bike and pick up a new-old bike:)

  • Cycle training is also available for both Adults and Children.

  • Ideas in Motion – Sustainable Travel Programme in Southend on Sea

  • Bike and Go, Southend Victoria station launches bike hire

  • Accredited cycle friendly cafes in Southend

Any interesting business or needing help to set one up? Contact the Eco Hub

Roots and Shoots, Hamelin Trust Charity, Sutton Bridge Farm

  • opportunities to volunteer

Local Friendly chicken and poultry keepers group has been set up to help each other, buy and sell and enjoy and share our love of poultry.

Edible Essex training and events

  • Foraging for Wild Food and Fungi – 19th October, Southend

  • Thrifty Foraging talk by Alys Fowler- 23 October 2013 Chelmsford

  • Orchard Pruning Skills Colchester, 18th January 2014

Pete and Vicky’ SuperHomes

Roger commented: “At present there is limited funding available for free installation of domestic Chargemaster vehicle recharging points:https://www.parkatmyhouse.com/ev-charging/faq . Location is NOT restricted to London as you might read. As regards the associated parking arrangements, you can specify availability times, days, excluded periods, etc however restricted you want.”

Rent a Cherry Tree– With existing leaseholders having renewal priority, it’s unlikely that many on thehttp://www.rentacherrytree.co.uk/ Waiting List will get a tree for 2014. But don’t worry, I’m now taking ‘tree sharing’ orders for 2014, at £4 per Kg (not payable until 2014 delivery).

It won’t be worth renewing the lease without more orders than this year, and I need to have your orders by 20th September, okay?

Southend Solar Network

Roger, Duncan and Pete need some more founder members for the new Southend Solar Network – an online community of rooftop solar households for exchange of experiences, ideas, and news about solar generation, optimisation, usage optimisation, etc.

If yours is one of the nearly 500 Southend households with a micro rooftop solar power station, you can join by just sending an email to:


Local allotments holding their summer shows

Chelmsford Star Coop – The only Way is Local – Made in Essex

Parks Nursery Open Weekend 10am till 4pm Saturday 28th Sept – Sunday 29th Sept Various plants and hanging baskets for sale. The Parks Nursery is located on the Wakering Road, Southend-on-Sea (behind the Rose Inn)

Transition Chelmsford

Ideas Festival Chelmsford  26/10 -3/11

Transition News and Projects

September 2013 – Transition Network Newsletter

The New Economy in 20 Enterprises report released!

Transition Launch Training Online

Other local

people, groups and events contributing to strength of the community and make Southend and region an interesting place to live:

Southend Community in Action updates

Polish Arts Festival 19-20 October

Volunteer Centre Southend

Sign the petition: Safeguard our Soils, Mr. Pickles!

Southend Borough Council news:

Southend on Sea Linux User Group and Play Southend – an computer game based in Southend – help test it

Coop organising the screening of Rochdale Pioneers 22/11/2013 evening, Palace Theatre

Essex Community Foundation

Southend Community-In-Harmony Partnership held their Tenth Anniversary Open Air Big Event on 1st September at Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend-On-Sea to celebrate the diversity and culture of the local communities.

ROAD TO PEACE – Film showing on 21st September 2013 at Quaker Meeting House, Leigh

Belfairs Woodland Centre

Pocket Places Southend on Sea

Eileen’s musings Looks like the world has gone mad

From a girl called Jack

Sunrise Health and Nutrition Centre – Hockley


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