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

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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)

‘Growing’ our Community Garden

A very timely grant has given us the opportunity to expand our Community Garden at ‘The Temp’ on Gravel Lane.

Thanks to the Airport Community Trust Fund we have been able to purchase materials for more raised beds. This is one step nearer to completing the original design plan.  A working party on 6 May set to the task and three more beds were constructed, in addition to giving the whole area a good tidy up in preparation for planting out vegetable seeds and seedlings.

Transition Wilmslow Food Group welcomes new members to come on board to help.  Contact them at transitionwilmslow@gmail.com

A Good Result!

It was a good day for ‘Plastic Free Wilmslow’ at the Artisan Market Saturday 21 April 2018.  Many people visited the stall, saw the alternatives on offer and wrote pledges to cut their consumption of single-use plastic items.  It was encouraging to hear from market goers who are already cutting their use of plastic. Some stall holders came on board too with palm leaf plates, cardboard cartons and wooden cutlery.  All proving that it can be done.  We just have to set our minds to doing it!!

Don’t think disposable – think re-useable!Plastic Free Artisan Market Stall 2018-04-21

 

Plastic Free Wilmslow launches

Plastic Free Wilmslow

It’s official!

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Plastic Free Wilmslow held their inaugural meeting on Tuesday 27 February 2018.  There was a great turn-out despite the awful weather.

A steering group has been formed to move the initiative forward with the goal of being accredited as a ‘Plastic Free Town’.

You can now be in touch with Plastic Free Wilmslow at  plasticfreewilmslow@gmail.com

Follow them on Twitter @PlasticFreeWilm

Look out for them at Wilmslow’s Artisan Market Saturday 21st April 2018.  Visit their stall and pick up lots of ideas.  Pledge your commitment to ditch single-use plastics

More about plastic free accreditaion here

Don’t think disposable – think re-useable!        

Wilmslow Walks: Feedback and Plans for 2018

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We have been looking at the feedback from the people who joined us on our Wilmslow Walks last year. More than 120 children and around 100 adults joined us on walks on Lindow Moss, learning more about the extraordinary historical, archeological and ecological landscape literally on our doorstep. We also enjoyed spending time walking in Meriton Park (including the Transition Wilmslow orchard) with members of the Time Out group. These walks were made possible by a CEC Participatory Budgetary Scheme to improve public health, by encouraging people to enjoy the outdoors. The children’s feedback has provided the basis for this word cloud, demonstrating how much they learned in a 90 minute walk around the Moss. Thank you to John Handley for leading the walks, to Denise, Jane, Jean, Pippa, Garry, Anthony and Helen for leading the children’s walks, and to Jean and Heather who are putting together maps for everyone to use.

We are offering another programme of walks for children this summer, and another of our famous Lindow Moss Dawn walks in September. We also have two more foraging walks planned: check our diary page and wilmslow.co.uk for details!

Tomorrow The Film!

On 18 January 2018, 41 people came along to The Old Dancer in Wilmslow for food, drink and a showing of the inspirational film Tomorrow, featuring the Transition Network’s very own Rob Hopkins.

The film follows the filmmakers Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, together with a team of four people, on a journey through ten different countries to figure out what issues may lead to global environmental disaster and what we can do to avoid it. During their journey, they meet those who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education and began to figure out what could be tomorrow’s world…

We filmed some of the reactions to the film: here. We also asked people to think about what they might do differently as a result of seeing the film, and they made these pledges:

Use small local traders more often

Buy less plastic packaging

If we can have a local currency (Wilmslow Pound) I will support it and use it wherever possible

Find out about our nearest junk Food Cafes

Buy more locally  Grow stuff in my garden (try to!)

Suggest to Heatons Sustainability Group that they organise a showing of this film

Think small scale local and don’t dismiss my own efforts

Create and work a vegetable patch in my own garden thinking of biodiversity and using eco friendly products

I will pass on the need for action now to my children to give them a better future and to ask them to do the same

Make a veggie garden at my school

Intercrop the veg in my garden       Cycle Plan for Wilmslow

Support development of a local currency  Be more community aware

Take an active role in a community project

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If you would like to host a showing of Tomorrow to your community group or church, contact the Transition Network or search the Tomorrow website.

Thank you to everyone at The Old Dancer for looking after us and the fantastic food and drink.