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

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We are taking a break from our monthly meeting in December 2018  but do please join us on Thursday 17th January 2019 for our first monthly meeting of the New Year and help us formulate our plans for 2019.

Thursday 21st February: AGM: details to follow

Saturday 2nd March: Foraging with James Wood: details to follow

Thursday 21st March: Come along to share ideas for a Wilmslow Co-Operative Shop, a “plastic free” community venture.

Saturday 2nd November: Mushroom Walk with James Wood: details to follow

Friday 15th November 7.30pm : 2019 Transition Wilmslow Lecture: Dr John Whitelegg

” 21st Century Transport: A Vision for Cheshire”;  Wilmslow Guild, Bourne Street.

Tickets will be available on the Wilmslow Guild website as part of the 2019-20 prospectus.

“Transport policy and transport spending at national and local authority level in England is an example of public policy failure.  After decades of high quality research and discussion of how to improve quality of life and public health we have year-on-year growth in congestion, air pollution that kills c50,000pa and rampant growth in greenhouse gas emission from the transport sector.  We also have an epidemic (the word used by the World Health Organisation) of obesity, cardio-vascular disease and diabetes all linked to declining levels of physical activity and reduced walking and cycling.  This failure is much more expensive than the policies and interventions that work well to improve quality of life and public health.

Fortunately there is a lot of good news around the world showing how easy it is to change transport policy and spending and deliver the 3 zeroes:  zero death and injury in road traffic, zero air pollution and zero carbon.  I will show how these policies can be applied in Cheshire and suggest that the time is right to shape a sustainable transport future in Cheshire and do that now.

In this talk I will present information on what is being done to achieve success and demonstrate that we can all benefit from reductions in car use and large increases in walking, cycling and public transport.  We can do so much better than is currently the case and it will cost less. Why is this so difficult for our politicians?”

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John Whitelegg is Visiting Professor of Sustainable Transport at Liverpool John Moores University and an Associate of the German transport research organisation Zentrumfuer Mobilitätskultur in Kassel in Germany.  He has authored 11 books on sustainable transport and related issues and his latest book “Mobility: A New Urban Design and Transport Planning Philosophy for a Sustainable Future” was published in September2015.  He has worked on sustainable transport projects in India, China, Australia, Germany, Sweden and Slovenia and on the same subjects with the European Parliament and European Commission.  He is the technical author of the world’s first technical standard on reducing demand for private motorised transport and published by the British Standards Institution. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate and Energy in Germany and a board member of the Californian organisation “Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities”, an invited contributor to seminars and training course on road safety at the World Health Organisation in Geneva. He is the founding editor of the journal “World Transport Policy and Practice” which is now in its 23rdyear of publication.

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Regular Events

Steering Group now re-named ‘Monthly Meeting: now 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!

If you can’t come along, but have ideas you’d like us to think about, drop us an email.

Next meeting is Thursday January 17, 2019 and starts at 7:30pm

Further details from transitionwilmslow@gmail.com

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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:

Now the growing season is almost over, our regular Tuesday evening meetings at our Community Garden at The Temp on Gravel Lane will be laid aside until next Spring.  However, there will be opportunities from time to time for tidy up, repair and planning.  Check out information on this diary page and on notices placed at The Temp.

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 will now meet every 2nd Thursday of the month. Come along with ideas about how we can reduce energy consumption in Wilmslow and beyond!!

Next Meeting: 8 November 2018, venue TBC

Contact Ali: alisonberry@me.com for more details.

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Lindow Moss Group:

Next Meeting: to be arranged

Contact pippatyrrelljones@me.com for more details

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