Low Carbon Pot Luck Supper – 27 July 2014, 6pm

If you want to find out a bit more about how to cook or make food using less energy then come along to the Energy Group’s low carbon pot luck supper at Helen Lederer’s house, this Sunday (27 July) at 6pm. Bring something to eat with a card describing what it is, how it was made, where the ingredients came from etc. so that we can have an idea of the energy and carbon involved in making it. Please can you email for more information or to let us know if you are coming so that we have an idea of numbers.

Also check out the following page on the Transition Town website for a recent article by Andrew Backhouse about what the Energy Group has been up to recently.

Film Night Tonight

We are showing the Film ‘No Impact Man’ at Wilmslow Library, Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 7.30pm.  (Suggested donation for tea & cake – £2.00)


No more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more non-local food, no more material consumption…no problem?? Can Colin Beavan and his family do this?

See the trailer here

(warning: colourful language!)


Trashed The Movie

Want to see Jeremy Irons in Wilmslow?

Jeremy Irons

Come along to an exclusive Transition Wilmslow screening of

Trashed The Movie

(Screened at over 46 film festivals, nominated thirteen times and won 8 awards)

  at Wilmslow Library, Tuesday 25th February 2014, 7.45 pm

  All Welcome!

Does anyone think about what happens to all the trash we produce? We keep making things that do not break down. We have all heard these horrifying facts before, but with Jeremy Irons as our guide, we discover what happens to the billion or so tons of waste that goes unaccounted for each year.

See the trailer of the film here

Link in to what’s happening locally – right here!

Sign up to the Waste Reduction Volunteers 2014

Check out the work of a local ‘up-cycler’ here

Catch up with what the Transition Network is doing worldwide

February Newsletter

Energy in the home

Before you read about the energy saving tips below…

…put Sunday 16th February in your diary as the day you will visit our Energy Group stall at Wilmslow Artisan Market off Grove Street from 10.00am.  Come and chat about energy issues and sign up for an energy survey to see where your home is leaking heat!

What’s happening in Lymm to address reducing energy consumption?  Hear & see local people talk about the changes they have made.

Low Carbon Lymm

Why did the Victorians wear lots of clothes at home? And why are you sitting at home in winter wearing thin clothing with the heating on high?

Simpler Ways to Stay Warm

Happy New Year!

What is Transition Wilmslow up to this year?

We already have quite a few events happening in January.

Join us for our first Film Night of the year:

Tuesday 28th January, 7.15 for 7.30 at our usual venue – upstairs room of Wilmslow Library.

We are showing a fast paced, quirky and fun feature length documentary called “EDIBLE CITY”. It is about the local good food movement that is taking root in San Francisco Bay and across the world, including here in Cheshire!

More information including trailers at www.ediblecity.net

No charge, but donations to cover costs will, of course, be welcome!

We are busy with our Groups and Meetings too:

  • Lindow Moss Group is meeting on 7th January at 8pm Quaker Meeting House to discuss plans going forward

  • Green Drinks our social get together on 14th January from 8pm, usual venue – Coach & Four, Wilmslow

  • Steering Group meeting on 15th January at 7.30pm, Quaker Meeting House.  Come along and help us plan our activities for the coming year

  • Energy Group meeting on the 16th January at 15 Hawthorn Lane at 7.30pm

For more information on all of the above, follow the link below:

January 2014 Events Newsletter

What did we do in 2013?

It was a busy year for Transition Wilmslow.  It’s all in the 2013 Round Up Newsletter

And also….

Introducing a new cinema concept in Macclesfield from Cinevangelist– see films for free!  Interested? You can find out more on our Film & Cinema Page

Energy Tip of the Week!

Following on from all the lovely people we met at our stall at Wilmslow Artisan Market earlier in November….

Their main concern at this time of year?

What to do about CONDENSATION – on windows, and even on walls in some houses.

We have expert advice for you from Frances Hill, who lectures at the Centre for Alternative Technology. Click here

Do you want to know where your house is losing heat?

IR house

Sign up for an energy survey.  One of our volunteers will use a thermal imaging camera to pinpoint the problem areas and offer advice to put it right.

Contact transitionwilmslow@googlemail.com to arrange a visit

Wilmslow Green Doors

Green Doors: Saturday 28 September 2013

Come and find out what others have done to make their homes more sustainable, cheaper to live in, and see if there are things you can do too. Where do you lose heat? What can you do to save money and energy?

Compare ideas, ask questions. None of us are perfect though!

1-4pm Joy and Luigi Pagano, 50 Sagars Road, Handforth, SK9 3EE to see solar hot water and electricity for a bungalow

10.30-1pm Andrew and Frances, 31 Vale Head, Handforth, SK9 3BP for wood burning stove, solar hot water, hens, garden at end of terrace.

1.30pm-4.30pm Amanda and Garry Olson, 27 Strawberry Lane, Wilmslow SK9 6AQ for wood burning stove, solar electricity and vegetable garden with hens for a semi detached house

1pm-4pm Anthony and Pippa Jones, 4 Fulshaw Ave, Wilmslow SK9 5JA – a Victorian house with vegetables and hens – but also thermally insulated blinds, solar hot water and electricity.

There may be more houses added to the list – which will be advertised on this page in the next few days. Or ring Andrew Backhouse on 07929 188014

Open Space meeting Saturday March 2nd 2013

Come along to our Open Space meeting from 9.45am – 1pm with the aim of discussing “How can we make Wilmslow a more sustainable and beautiful place to live?” This is an ideal opportunity to let us know what changes you would like to see in Wilmslow and what our groups should be focusing on to make Wilmslow a more resilient community. The meeting will be held at the Quaker meeting house in Wilmslow.