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CORONA VIRUS UPDATE:

All face to face meetings are cancelled until further notice. Subgroups we hope will keep working as best they can at a distance; please contact the organisers of each group directly (or transitionwilmslow@gmail.com) if you’d like to join them. We need your help!

Contact Garry if you would like to go down to the Community Garden and do some gardening…on 524382…he will tell you what needs doing. We’d be really grateful if you could! as our usual army of youngsters of course won’t be coming this year.

There are some great online resources you might like to look at (and may be useful for youngsters who are being home schooled as well as the rest of us). Presumably you may be able to join in with the City Nature Challenge from your garden:

24-27 April 2020: Want to take part in the City Nature Challenge this year? Sara from the NT Riverlands project is keen we all join in if we can…a challenge to find (and hopefully identify!) as many species in Nature as we can. Find wildlife, take a photo and load it onto as easy app (iNaturalist) and do your own bit of citizen science! all details at https://citynaturechallenge.org

Adaptation
This is a film based on the work of David Fleming who had a formative influence on the Transition Town movement
8 week course on skills for adaptation
Things done by Jem Bendell, videos and podcasts.
His film; Oskar’s Quest, filmed in Bali  https://youtu.be/BhlzXlVUm9E
Other resources: https://deepadaptation.ning.com/ Deep adaptation network of professionals discussing how to go about transitioning to a post industrial society.
Climate breakdown
Why everything will collapse. https://youtu.be/YsA3PK8bQd8
The Age of Stupid (on amazon prime or on my shared drive in a day or two) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Age-Stupid-Pete-Postlethwaite/dp/B07NXWJSZV
Rupert read’s talk on the coming civilisation collapse: https://youtu.be/uzCxFPzdO0Y
Robert wallace wells talk https://youtu.be/NRb9Xx7jlKM
David attenborough Climate Change facts for a nice looking presentation. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00049b1

Forthcoming events: 

(Don’t forget our regular monthly events listed below too)

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CHECK DIRECTLY WITH MEL IF THIS CAN BE DONE REMOTELY: Friday 27th March 7.30pm Mel’s house (contact melharris@me.com for address) the new invigorated food group meets! Come along and help plan a big Wilmslow food event to celebrate growing our own as a community, give your thoughts and advice about meat free Monday and help us plan events and practical activities that can help us all grow more of our own food in a sustainable way. Everyone welcome!

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CANCELLED: Saturday 28 March St Chad’s Handforth: Return of the Repair Cafe! 10-1, last repair in at 12.30, bring along your small electrics, computers, knitting, sewing, furniture and general repairs and our talented repairers will see what they can do! Free cake of course, donations welcome.

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CANCELLED: Saturday 28th March URC Chapel Lane: 1-4.30 Wilmslow Sustainable Market. Come along and browse the stalls, buy some wonderful products and see how you can change your shopping habits to become a sustainable  consumer. The Woodland Trust will be there as well as lots of other stall holders.

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 Wednesday 1 April 8pm Climate Conscious Wilmslow Talk:  Online Meeting Details to follow

We really need bees! Not for honey (that’s their food) but for pollination.
Ewan from www.facebook.com/BeeEducatedUK/ is going to give us all the information we need to help bees.
Do you know why bees suffered so much last year because of the weather and environment?
Do you want to know what we can do to help them overcome these challenges as much as we can?
Do you want to know exactly which flowers honeybees like?
Bees and other pollinators are in decline but we can support them and help them. Our talk will explain what you and your family can do to help!
Come along to this wonderful informal bee evening and let’s get Wilmslow saving our very precious bees.
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Thursday 16 April 7.15 for 7.30: TW Monthly Meeting Quaker Meeting House

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Saturday 18 April 10-4.30 Climate Conscious Wilmslow are organising a fun family event at Wilmslow Methodist Church with a screening of The Lorax, a wonderful film with an important message for our children about looking after the planet. We’ll have popcorn and juice, tea and cake for the adults. After the film we will get busy planting some seeds and making bug houses that we can take home and put in our gardens. Please spread the word and even if you don’t have kids, come along and help out. Let’s teach the next generation how to plant and grow and protect nature. All welcome!

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24-27 April 2020: Want to take part in the City Nature Challenge this year? Sara from the NT Riverlands project is keen we all join in if we can…a challenge to find (and hopefully identify!) as many species in Nature as we can. Find wildlife, take a photo and load it onto as easy app (iNaturalist) and do your own bit of citizen science! all details at https://citynaturechallenge.org

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Thursday 21 May 7.15 for 7.30: TW Monthly Meeting Quaker Meeting House

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Saturday 23 May 10-4: John Handley leads a Chonar Landscape Walk, exploring the landscape between Wilmslow and Alderley Edge with our friends from Planet on the Edge and AE Parish Council, looking at joint opportunities for tree planting. bring your walking boots and your packed lunch and enjoy one of John’s fantastically informative walks. We will start and finish at Wilmslow Leisure Centre. There will be an Eventbrite registration in due course.

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Thursday 18 June 7.15 for 7.30: TW Monthly Meeting Quaker Meeting House

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Thursday 17 September 7.15 for 7.30 TW Monthly Meeting Quaker Meeting House

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Saturday 19th September from 6.30am. Join us for one of John Handley’s legendary Dawn Walks to watch the sunrise across Lindow Moss and contemplate the history, archaeology, ecology, biodiversity and climate importance of our very own historic bogland; followed by a Transition Wilmslow breakfast. There will be an Eventbrite registration in due course.

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Friday 13th November 2020 7.30-9.30pm: United Reformed Church, Chapel Lane, Wilmslow: the 5th Transition Wilmslow Lecture: Lindow Moss, it’s past, present and future. Professor John Handley.

Regular Events

Monthly Meeting: cancelled till further notice

Meets on the third Thursday of the month, 7:30pm, at Friends Meeting House, Bourne Street, Wilmslow, SK9 5HD.

Do come along and join us at these very informal meetings, share your ideas for a more sustainable Wilmslow and join in the discussion.

We’d be delighted to see you! But if you can’t come along and have ideas you’d like us to think about, please drop us an email.

Further details from transitionwilmslow@gmail.com


Mobberley Community Orchard: we are all invited to working parties at the Mobberley Community Orchard (bottom of Fieldhouse Close, Mobberley) 2nd Saturday each month, 8-12. Contact Nick Eadie, 01565 872306.

Wilmslow XR meet every Thursday 7.30pm The Old Dancer

They have the following meetings organised

Main:
Spring Rebellion – date TBD (April-May) in London, mass direct action.
October Rebellion – during the CPO26 meeting in glasgow, mass direct action.
Regional:
14th Feb – YOUTHSTRIKE4CLIMATE – https://www.facebook.com/events/509942886311239/
23rd Jan – Heading for Extinction Talk Macclesfield- https://www.latest.facebook.com/events/3376196815783733/
24th Jan – Climate Emergency public consultation meeting Cheshire West and Chester – https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/your-council/councillors-and-committees/the-climate-emergency/the-climate-emergency.aspx
Local:
Film screening at the Rex – date TBD – screening of the film “2040” Trailer: https://youtu.be/p-rTQ443akE
13th of Feb – Heading for extinction (and what to do about it) talk – The Old Dancer @7pm. Note: this will be similar to the talk that was given there by Ed and Kayla that some of your members attended.

Group Meetings

Details of our upcoming Group Meetings are listed below. These meetings are open to all, so if you’re interested in getting involved in a particular group please come along. Feel free to contact us on transitionwilmslow@gmail.com for group contact details if you’d like to get in touch beforehand.

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Food Group:

Tuesday evening meetings at our Community Garden at The Temp on Gravel Lane starting in Spring 2020. Please come and help prepare the garden for planting on Sunday 22nd March 2pm.

Newly invigorated food group meets for the first time on Friday 27th March (see above). All welcome.

It would be good to hear from you if you would like to join the  group.  Contact us on transitionwilmslow@gmail.com

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Energy Group:

We meet every 2nd Thursday of the month. Come along with ideas about how we can reduce energy consumption in Wilmslow and beyond!! Next meeting (see above) Thursday 14th March 7.30pm. 

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Lindow Moss Group:

Next Meeting: to be arranged

Contact pippatyrrelljones@me.com for more details

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Transport Group:

Inaugural meeting Thursday 13th February 7.30pm. Contact pippatyrrelljones@me.com if you would like to join us.

 

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