Dawn Walk in memory of Rick Turner

P1020145-minTransition Wilmslow’s Dawn Walk this year, on 22nd September will have certain poignancy as the group remembers Rick Turner, the archaeologist who recovered Lindow Man – the best preserved bog body in Britain.   Rick died earlier this year and the walk will be an appropriate time to reflect on his work.

He gave the keynote presentation at a Transition Wilmslow Day School about Lindow Moss in 2015 and had been supportive of the group’s Lindow Moss planning applications.

 Rick took part in the Dawn Walk organised by Transition Wilmslow in 2016 and gave a memorable account of what he imagined might have been Lindow Man’s last journal entries before his death.  He also underlined the importance of the cultural landscape of the Moss extending back thousands of years.   It is still in a condition where it can be recreated as a lowland raised mire.

Join Transition Wilmslow on this special Autumn Equinox walk on Saturday 22nd September 2018, starting from Lindow Common at 6:30am.  More information on our diary page.  The event is free, but please book via Eventbrite

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Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan

The Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan is out for consultation until 31st August: residents please respond! 

We at Transition Wilmslow offer you an opportunity to discuss the issues and view the consultation boards at The Friends Meeting House, Bourne Street, Wilmslow, SK9 5HD on Thursday 16th August 2018 at 7.30pm.

You may well have had an information leaflet about the plan delivered to your home, but we know that some people are still waiting for theirs.   It is really important that as many people as possible make their views known.

A hard copy of the full Plan is available at the Library and at the Wilmslow Town Council Office at the Parish Hall.  It is also available online here . You can ‘Have Your Say’ by completing the online feedback form

 

Volunteers at Community Garden

Many thanks to young people from the National Citizen Service who came down to Transition Wilmslow’s Community Garden on Friday.  Their help was invaluable – weeding and spreading a new layer of woodchip to suppress further weed growth. It was hard work but made great fun by their enthusiasm.  Their work has made a significant contribution to preparation for our entry in Wilmslow in Bloom  – soon to be judged!

 

The volunteers are running a fund raising quiz on Tuesday 17 July 2018 at the Carter’s Arms in Wilmslow, 5pm.  They would appreciate your support.

Foraging Day

In early June, James Wood, an avid and knowledgeable forager, was invited back by Transition Wilmslow to guide enthusiastic participants in a foraging journey through Carrs Park. The event was open to adults and children interested in learning about the variety of wild, edible and useful plants growing in the local environment. Everyone had the opportunity to see, touch and taste the plants, with James providing details on how to identify edible vs. non-edible varieties. The novice and experienced foragers tasted a wide selection of in-season plants such as cow’s parsley, shoots from the trunk of linden trees, pineapple weed, bulrush stalks, fireweed, pine pollen, to name just a few.

James also shared his creative ideas for recipes, using the plants to make jams, cordials, syrups, soups, flavoured salts, fermentations, crisps, cake decorations, teas and a whole lot more. With wild garlic coming to the end of its season, James shared his homemade wild garlic cream cheese and other spreads flavoured with foraged plants with the participants in a picnic finale.

The next foraging event, now becoming a season staple, is in plan for the 3rd of November.  Check the Transition Wilmslow diary for details as we get closer to the event date.

Macc-tastic, Less Plastic!

If you are planning to be in Macclesfield for the Barnaby Festival do check out this event on Sunday 24th June 2018

Macc-tastic Less Plastic! – Drop in to their events for tips, talks, demos and activities for all ages to tackle plastic pollution, climate change and food waste. Make a ‘Plastic Pledge’, add your name to the Climate Coalition Petition calling on the government to take climate change more seriously.

It’s part of the Barnaby Festival, and it’s also the day of the Treacle Market, so there will be a great atmosphere in the town.

10am – 3.30pm St Michael’s Churchyard, in the Market Square.

For more information see here

Latest News!

Have a look at what Transition Wilmslow Groups are up to ……..

Food Group:

Forging ahead with veggie planting in the new raised beds in the Community Garden More .…….

Energy Group:

Developments in community battery storage project More ……..

Environment & Planning Group:

Working on their contribution to the Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan. More ………

And announcing ……..

3rd TRANSITION WILMSLOW ANNUAL LECTURE

Wilmslow Guild Friday 16 November 2018.

Climate Change and Food – A Cosmologist’s Perspective: Professor Sarah Bridle University of Manchester

More details from 26th May 2018 in the Guild’s on-line Prospectus (specialist lectures)