Diary

Forthcoming events: 

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


Tuesday 16 April 7pm and every Tuesday at this time: Weekly working groups at the Community Garden every Tuesday now until the autumn. Help is really welcome with digging, planting, pruning, watering and weeding…..it’s great fun and good for you!

Monday 12th August 5pm Community Garden Picnic and Harvest Please note change of date….postponed from previous date of Saturday 10th August because of the weather. The Community Garden, The Temp, Gravel Lane. People sometimes ask what we do with all the gorgeous produce we grow at the Community Garden. This year, we are holding a bring and share picnic (with some surprises!) and Community Garden Harvest, just after the visit of the National RHS judges on the 8th. Bring along some bags and help us harvest the produce. Maybe you think you don’t need any fresh vegetables…(??), but perhaps you know a friend or neighbour who would really like some freshly grown produce. Bring your picnic, your family, your neighbours and your bags to take your produce home in.

Saturday 31st August 9.30-4.30 Bollington Reach Out for Climate Emergency. hear what Bollington are planning to do locally and have your say…and what should we be doing in Wilmslow? https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bollington-reach-out-for-climate-emergency-action-planning-tickets-64204320852

Thursday 5th September: Climate Emergency Debate at the Parish Hall, 7.30-9pm. Meet the Leader of CEC and your MEPs to discuss the response to climate change. This meeting is not organised by us but all are welcome (you must register on the Eventbrite link) and  it could be very interesting. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-emergency-debate-tickets-66866536611?

Thursday 19th September: Monthly Meeting Friends Meeting House Wilmslow  7.30pm (tea from 7.15). There will be lots to catch up on including the East Cheshire Climate Alliance and plans for our first Repair Cafe.

1st – 3rd October 2019: Save the Date for IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference. IUCN says: “We are delighted to host this year’s conference in Belfast as we celebrate our 10th year as a Programme. Further details and ticket sales released soon”.

Saturday 12th October: 10.30-12.30 pm, Repair Cafe: St Chad’s Church Hall, Handforth SK9 3ES. We have skilled volunteers who can help you to fix small electrical items (not microwaves), small items of furniture and general repairs, sewing machines that don’t seem to work, or clothing, knitting, or crochet repairs. Free entry, donations welcome to support further events, tea, coffee and homemade cakes! All welcome.

Saturday 2nd November. Mushroom Foraging with Totally Wild UK: Autumn walk. Meet at the Carrs car park, 10am-2pm. Early bird tickets available until Monday 30 October. Book now at Eventbrite – Mushroom Foraging Walk November


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

Book via:  https://www.wilmslowguild.org/courses/-21st-century-transport-a-vision-for-cheshire-friday-15-november-2019/1123/

“21st Century Transport: A Vision for Cheshire”

Wilmslow Guild

“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 September 2015.  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

Monthly Meeting:

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

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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:

Tuesday evening meetings at our Community Garden at The Temp on Gravel Lane starting in Spring 2019. In the meantime 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 meet every 2nd Thursday of the month. Come along with ideas about how we can reduce energy consumption in Wilmslow and beyond!!

Next Meeting: Thursday 21st February, 2019, Friends’ Meeting House, 1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, SK9 4HD. This will be part of the meeting following the AGM. Come along to discuss ideas about a Wilmslow Challenge.

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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