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January 2012 Newsletter

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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.

Current Projects

New! Saturday Transition Potluck

14th Jan 12:00 to 15:00, Growing Together gardens

The November potluck was well attended and feedback was that you would like them to continue. We were given a number of dates from Growing Together up until March. Suggested donation £2 to go towards costs of the venue and support the work of Trust Links.

To keep the juices flowing shall we have a walk around the garden at 14:00:)?

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

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

Free Shop was open at Chase Road Community Project Sat 7th Jan 11am – 4pm – look out for the next one.

Chase Road ‘Sewing Shop’ from 7pm and usually every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Next one on the 16th of January

SEEOG latest newsletter online

Talk Still Pioneering: Food, Farming and the Peckham Experiment  16/01/2012 19:00 to 21:00

South East Essex Seed Potato Day 2012 Saturday 25 February at Growing Together “some volunteers needed to help the day along”

S E Essex Women’s Environmental Network

Earth Day celebration Saturday 21 April

Foraging in Southend on Sea group – members are thinking of future beach and wood forages, why not register your interest?

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.

Christmas Arts, Crafts, Toys, Clothes, Wares & Food Exchange – visit the website to read about some great swaps done on the day and I can’t wait for the film from the day.



Events and activities by Cycle Southend

Southend Wheelers weekly rides

Volunteer at Turning Tides Personalised Travel Planning pilot


Free Yoga Nidra at Dharma Yoga Saturday 14/01/2012 Time: 2-3pm

Transition News and Projects

There are 407 413 Official initiatives 458 Muller initiatives In approx. 34 countries

January 2012 Transition Network Newsletter

‘In Transition 2.0’ is nearly ready to be unveiled to the world!

A December 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.

Contact Details

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