TW Newsletter October 2017

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This newsletter includes items on the Re-wilding talk, activism against fracking, recycling in Wirksworth, a Transition Network survey, the Transition Regional Network project, setting up a Renewables company in North Derbyshire, and APPLES! Wolves in Wirksworth? You may already have seen Moira Knowles’ visionary poster around town, but just to remind you – please come… Read more »

Bakewell Quakers Green Day

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You are invited to the Quakers’ Green Day on Saturday 7 October from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm at the Friends Meeting House, Chapel Lane, Bakewell. See how local Quakers take positive action for the planet Bakewell’s contribution to Quaker Outreach Week – a national event.

September News from Transition Wirksworth

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Open Meeting coming up The next bi-monthly Open Meeting will be on Friday 15 September at the Eco Centre on Porter Lane. It will be from 6pm to 7.30, and we will welcome Robin Stokes, from Traidlinks, who is coming for an hour to talk about the traders’ campaign on Shop Locally in Wirksworth, and… Read more »

Consultation on a health care reorganisation!

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This consultation is relevant to Transition Wirksworth because the plan being proposed will make it necessary for everyone to travel further for many health services – whereas Transitioners point out that it’s important for services to be as local as possible. It’s also important for all of us in Wirksworth.

TW Winter 2017 Newsletter

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Exploring ways to feel empowered in a changing world We are all deeply concerned at the backward steps our government has been taking on the environment and fracking, and many of us are also reeling from the election of Donald Trump as president of the USA. What he stands for threatens our efforts to make… Read more »

TW Autumn 2016 Newsletter

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TW AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2016 “Exploring ways to feel empowered in a changing world”  Editorial by Glennie Kindred What is a Transition Town? I am often asked and find it hard to define it in a few words……. The very best place to see what the Transition Town movement is all about is the website of… Read more »

TW June 2016 Newsletter

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“Exploring ways to feel empowered in a changing world” Did you go to the fabulous Wirksworth Carnival procession on Bank Holiday Monday? It had more floats and participation from residents than it’s had for years. Our Transition ‘Grow Your Own Local Food’ entry was a great hit, with amazingly inventive costumed fruit and vegetables! Everyone… Read more »

TW May 2016 Newsletter

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  ​Sowing Seeds Locally by Rosemary Blenkinsop. May 2016 – As part of the Carnival at the end of the month, some of Transition Wirksworth are dressing up as vegetables we can grow locally. I hope to go as a chili pepper- as I love a bit of hot spice in my dinner! And despite… Read more »