Community Connections

We are going to use this space to document our interactions with other members of our community. We know that we have a significant reach in our community, but we often don’t document the many ways in which we do so. In order to apply for grants we need to have this information at our finger tips.

2020:

13 January: joint meeting with plastic free Wilmslow

18 January: Repair Cafe 48 people had repairs done, around 15 repairers attended and more came for the coffee and cake.

21st January: Andrew Backhouse organised a public meeting at St Chad’s in Handforth  to see what the Handforth community might do about the climate emergency. 45 people came, all concerned that we need to be doing something. People talked about the importance of bus use, walking to school, setting up a Handforth bag, cutting plastic, allotments/growing own vegetables, tree planting, and becoming bee friendly. A Handforth woodland group has been set up as well, trying to get trees planted around Handforth.

East Cheshire Climate Alliance
Transition Wilmslow is working with other local climate action groups, in Bollington, Macclesfield and Congleton currently, to lobby the council and share good practice. We are meeting about every 2 months with the next meeting on the 2nd April in Wilmslow.

1 February: Wilmslow sustainable market; XR stall.

2 February: TW has written to our MP, Esther McVey, about the importance of conserving peat as a major carbon store (not just Lindow Moss) and pushing for a ban on peat based composts that lead to the extraction of peat. peat letter

3 February: letter to Cllrs Hogben (Cllr for Crewe) and Corcoran (CEC Council Lead) in response to letter from Mornflake Oats in Crewe Mornflake Mighty Oats

6 February: meeting organised by Climate Conscious Wilmslow on diet and climate change, given by Prof Sarah Bridle. Around 60 people attended. Details on http://www.transitionwilmslow.co.uk/food

10 February: Joint Meeting with Plastic Free Wilmslow

11 February: Transport Group representatives attending public meeting with Macctastic and 20’s plenty in Macclesfield.

14 February: Distributed heart shaped biscuits and “Love Hearts” with XR Wilmslow to people arriving at Handforth and Wilmslow stations between 7.30 and 9am  to thank passengers  for travelling by train and not by car. Interesting conversations!

http://www.wilmslow.co.uk/news/article/19952/commuters-greeted-with-gifts-on-valentines-day

Attended Schoolstrike4climate marches in Macclesfield and Manchester

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18 February: 50 people including families planted 1200 trees at Bank House farm with the NT Quarry Bank Mill team.

20 February: 26 people attended our monthly meeting and joined in a consultation on priorities for  future grant applications, making suggestions on bog restoration, tree planting, energy, transport, food and reducing and reusing.

29 February: Joined with Plastic Free Wilmslow and talked to around 100 shoppers at Wilmslow Waitrose in the SAS Mass Plastic Unwrap.

27 March: Meeting with Rt Hon Esther McVey MP

2 April: East Cheshire Climate Alliance