Getting petitions distributed and signed is a piece of cake in comparison with 2012!
Hopefully attitudes have also come round with people realizing how important this is for our quality of life: we want our roads to be and feel a whole load safer in order to encourage more walking and cycling around our town.
So join us by signing this petition, which gives an example of just how dangerous even our smallest residential roads can be and how fearful we’ve become as a result… I should add that the events and people described here are real and have not been invented…
How did you get on with “plastic free”? Email us now to tell us your experience!
It’s time for our new challenge… This month, as it’s back to school, we decided on looking at our travel choices so September is all about getting around. See if you can make a difference by walking, cycling and using public transport more, and cut your car journeys by 50% this month.
Our monthly challenges have begun!
Join us each month on a new challenge, a year-long journey towards a more sustainable way of life. We are more than half way through June with the WWW challenge: Why Waste Water? Check out our simple water saving tips, and send in your stories and anecdotes. And keep it up! Next month, it’s the first part of a Rubbish Diet: reduce food waste!
Successful ‘Big Weekend’
Thanks to all who came to our Skills Share Event Saturday 14 June and learned how to knit, do patchwork, make herb tea, make raised beds for growing vegetables, pedalled the bike to power a blender to make smoothies, drank tea, ate homemade cakes…and much much more. Look out for our next Skills Share event later in the year.
The following day Transition Wilmslow was out again, this time at the Wilmslow Artisan Market. The main feature was the family bike ride, setting off from our stall with 25 cyclists participating in the eight mile route, taking in the new multi-use path through The Carrs. The pedal powered smoothie maker was once again a crowd puller. Thanks to Wilmslow Sainsbury’s for providing the fruit on both days.
The smoothie maker will be making another appearance at our stall at the Wilmslow Show, Sunday 13 July.
See you then!
We kick off on Saturday 14th June with a Skills Share Event.
Come to Wilmslow Methodist Church on Water Lane between 1.30 and 3.30pm and learn life skills such as bike maintenance, re-using materials, building compost heaps, and making cordial. Bring old jeans for special crafts, and clear out unwanted wearable clothes to raise funds. Children’s activities include scarecrow making for Transition Wilmslow.
There will be a charge for teas and cakes, but we will be giving away the recipes so you can bake them at home!
And…..try pedalling our bike powered smoothie maker!
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Transition Wilmslow once more have a stall at the Artisan Market. Visit us on Grove Avenue Sunday 15 June from 10am – 4.00pm. The pedal-powered smoothie maker will be making another appearance.
Still in the bike theme, we have a family bike ride leaving from the stall at 1.30pm so make sure you register from 1.00pm. The route will take in the new path at the Carrs. Enjoy handmade cakes at the Transition Wilmslow stall on return!
Great news about the Government’s planned investment in making cycling safer and more accessible in Greater Manchester.
Our council could make it safer for our community too by spending as little as £2-3 per head in introducing 20 mph limits. We have over 150 signatures in Wilmslow so far in support of this – without leafleting!
If you haven’t done so already please sign the petition at:
20’s plenty for Wilmslow
Also, see Gorsey Bank’s travel survey results. We would love to hear from other schools and institutions about their travel habits and needs – do get in touch!
Don’t forget our next family bike ride at the September Artisan market!
20’s plenty cupcakes at the family bike ride
Transition Wilmslow Transport Group at the Artisan Market 20th April.
The Transport Group will be hosting the Artisan market stall (Grove Avenue) in April from which we will continue to run the 20’s Plenty petition, to reduce speed limits to 20 mph and enhance the quality of life for everyone on our roads. There will be a family bike ride led by Cycle Wilmslow; registration can be done at any time in the morning at the stall; departure will be at 1:30 pm.
Transition Wilmslow Community Garden event at “The Temp” Gravel Lane, Wilmslow. Vegetable Seed and Seedling swap, 2 pm Saturday April 27th.
Having raised the money and built the raised beds in the Autumn the time has now come to start planting the veg in the community garden. Please come along and take part, share your gardening knowledge as well as surplus seeds and seedlings. New to vegetable growing? Come along and learn!
Transition Wilmslow ‘Skill Sharing Coffee Morning’ Saturday May 11th, 10am ‘til 12noon at St Chads Church next to the Library in Handforth.
In this throwaway society we are losing the skills of past generations to make and mend. Come and join us for coffee and a chance to learn some new skills.
Green Infrastructure Plan for Wilmslow
Manchester University Students are seeking public consultation for their audit of Wilmslow’s green spaces. Take part in their survey which can be found on http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2H9LH23.
Read more about these and other events in the April 2013 Newsletter
We asked the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner candidates for their views on 20’s Plenty. See their responses here.
The campaign to set a 20mph speed limit was joined today by double Olympic gold medallist and local resident Victoria Pendleton. Ms Pendleton was signing autographs and posing for photos with fans at the Royles bikes store on Knutsford Road today. She agreed to add an extra signature to her load: our petition!
For further information and press release
Victoria Pendleton with Florence Collier
Victoria Pendleton in her cycling gear