Will you support safer streets in Wilmslow? Your help is needed now!

Transition Wilmslow has supported the campaign for safer streets for nearly a decade. Cllr Suzie Akers-Smith, our cycling and walking commissioner, is proposing a vote for 20mph limits in residential streets (subject to local consultation) next Wednesday 16th December so we need you to act now!

If you could put some supportive comments on this FB page we would be grateful:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1932437730418344/permalink/2756831097978999/

and please write to your local councillors. All details are on http://www.transitionwilmslow.co.uk/transport-2/

If you write to Cllr Goldsmith you will receive a reply that we do not think interprets the evidence correctly. We have posted a fact check of his response on the above page. If you haven’t signed our petition, please do so and circulate to your friends!

https://www.change.org/p/cheshire-east-20-s-plenty-for-cheshire-east

and remember: please do this before Wednesday so your Councillors know that you want safer streets in Wilmslow.

Thank you

Lindow Moss Community Forum Meeting: all welcome!

Want to know more about the proposed restoration? What’s happening to the water levels? What’s happening to the ecology?

Tuesday 8th December, all welcome, 7.30pm Zoom meeting. Email transitionwilmslow@gmail.com for link.

Want to grow more food in Wilmslow? Join us!

Gooseberries, The Temp Community Garden

Our Community Market Garden group wants to get more of us growing fruit and veg; certainly for ourselves but also perhaps for others. Download our flyer, spread the word and please join us: growing your own is good for you, good for the community and good for the planet. What’s not to like?

Lindow Moss Community Forum launched!

Our first meeting of the Lindow Moss Community Forum took place on 22nd September, with a large and lively Zoom audience. The notes are here:

We need YOU! to vote on whether the Lindow Moss Liaison Committee designed to provide communication between the community and the restoration team and the council should be set up now or later (survey monkey link in the above document). Please also tell us if you would like to be considered for the Community Forum Panel that we hope will be invited to participate in the Liaison Committee. If you aren’t already on the Save Lindow Moss mailing list, please email us at savelindowmoss@gmail.com

Home of 2030 Finalists

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/finalists-revealed-in-competition-to-find-homes-of-the-future

Our very own Flo Collier, founder of Wimslow’s¬†Passivhaus consultancy, Humblebee, and her colleagues at http://www.positivecollective.co.uk have been shortlisted for Home of 2030!

You can read all about it at https://humblebee.eco/the-positive-collective/

Congratulations Flo! Looking forward to seeing some of these wonderful looking developments in Wilmslow!

Black Lives Matter

We recently had a great talk at a Community Market Garden meeting from the Chew Magna Community Farm Group. Ped, who runs the farm, was so inspiring and encouraging to us. We were really shocked and saddened to read a post he wrote later in their newsletter about the casual (and not so casual) racism he has endured throughout his life in the UK. That set us thinking about how we can reach out to a more diverse community and how we can become a more inclusive and welcoming group. We are going to be discussing this at our monthly meeting on Thursday 20 August 7.30pm, email transitionwilmslow@gmail.com for zoom details if you have not received them. Please do join us. Here are some thoughts and some reading matter from Sarah

Tell us what the Moss means to you!

Please complete our survey

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKSZ6lzRbIa9xlDK4iN21INN1_TW5Xcnkns6SspmreTYAU0A/viewform

Questions and Answers:

Lots of people have been contacting us with questions about the Moss and the work that is going on there, particularly relating to the very large volumes of peat being removed from the site. We contacted the ecologist overseeing the restoration and here are his answers: