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Transition Drinks

We had a good turn out this Thursday with people manning the deck from 5 min to 7pm taking advantage of the happy hour. Very thrifty:)

Graham told us about the gigs planned for the 16th June  to celebrate the palette garden at the Railway Hotel pub, we talked about the next steps of our work setting up the community garden, Roger told us about the renewable energy technologies installed at his house and a conversation about solar water heaters and electrics bikes and all sorts ensued. Dave continues to investigate the ideas of starting up and building with straw bales and Pete continues the monthly meetings of the sustainability discussion group. Before I had to leave Sara came straight from her skill swap session.

Lively discussions, wine being spilt etc never boring meeting you all.

Might see you next time, next month and the Transition Potluck is just around the corner on the 8th of June.

Transition Drinks on 29.01

Transition Drinks

First one of its kind and many to come. The idea behind the Transition Drinks was to create a space for local people to come together in an informal setting and chat about local groups and projects working on sustainability issues in Southend-on-Sea.

We got what we wanted! There was an interesting mix of people representing different groups and themselves:)
A member of the public, Friends of the Earth, Transition Westcliff, Milton Community Partnership, local horticulture teacher starting organic seminars and Emerge – a local art group working within the community to increase awareness of the environment.

I felt The Cricketers was a good choice of venue as it is on a main road, recognizable to local people, clean, the volume of music just right to have a conversation and offers a selection of regional ales.
The Drinks

We chatted about all sorts of matters – some of it was informative like what the groups are doing and planning to do in the future, some of it was informal with laughs and getting to know each other and some resulted in beneficial networking like which hall to use for meetings, where to print posters and how to go about other activities connected to organizing and activism.
Information and Inspiration

There is a folder for the Transition Drinks where we keep posters and leaflets of local projects, groups and events so people can have a browse and learn about the bustling grassroots scene in Southend on Sea and take a leaflet away if they are interested. A simple browsing of this folder is inspiring in itself and gives a sense of hope for the future seeing so many people working on issues important to our locality.
See you there

These drinks are open to members of the public and people already involved in initiatives so I’m looking forward to seeing you.
individuals – this is just the right place for you if you want to learn about local groups and chat about issues important to you in an informal setting.
groups – come and network with other groups, make valuable links and enjoy the feeling that you’re not alone in your activism. Bring or send leaflets to me so I can add them to the Transition Drinks folder.
Next one

26 Feb 2009, 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 Transition Town Westcliff and green organizations and projects in Southend-on-Sea.