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!

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.

Thursday 17 October, 7.30pm Monthly Meeting,  Quaker Meeting House, Bourne Street: hear updates on Neighbourhood Plan, Repair Cafe, dates of next Sustainable Market and more. Tea from 7.15pm.

Friday 25th October 12 noon Come and support the young people striking for the Climate. Starts by Central Library St Peter’s Square.

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

Saturday 9th November 2-4pm St Anne’s Church Hall Letters to Save the Planet. Bring cake and biscuits and letter writing inspiration and let Esther McVey understand the depth of feeling about the Climate Emergency in Wilmslow. All welcome.


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/

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Thursday 21st November 7.30pm Friends Meeting House Bourne Street TW Monthly Meeting

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Thursday 28th November 6pm Unico Lounge: The Sustainable Market Returns!

The October market was a phenomenal success, so come along and solve all your Christmas present problems in one go and support a fantastic group of sustainable makers and entrepreneurs at the same time! All welcome.

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Notes on the 2019 Transition Wilmslow Lecture

“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 12th September, 2019. 7.30pm. 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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Transport Group:

Meeting to be arranged for later November 2019. To address local sustainable transport issues.

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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