Transition Town West Kirby

Events & Updates June 2015



West Kirby Farmers' Market
Saturday 27th June 9am to 1pm
West Kirby Farmers' Market
The market continues to develop and thrive. Recent new additions are:
  • 'Billy the fish' A small local fisherman with a boat on the Dee. He fishes on Fridays for your plate on Saturdays - taste the difference!
  • Ollie's Orchard - apple juice diect from the Cheshire orchard whhere the apples are grown and pressed.
Subscribe to the market newsletter for local food news a few days before each market http://ow.ly/Kx9gM

Later in the year we're looking forward to:

Festi-Velo! 2015 on Sat 4th July
. A fun-filled, traffic-free family bike ride from West Kirby to Meols with Wirral Festival of Firsts.



Wirral Earth Fest 2015 Saturday 12th September. Local music, food, arts, workshops, community and families, with St Bridget's Church. Take at look at last year's great event - Wirral Earth Fest 2014 film






Who are we?



...a group of concerned local people working towards a sustainable low-carbon lifestyle, based in West Kirby, Hoylake, and elsewhere on the Wirral.

We are one of dozens of Transition Town groups that have formed over the last few years throughout the UK and around the world.

The global challenges of climate change and energy shortages are approaching - we feel that we may not be able to do much at a global level, but can do a lot at the level of the local community - and that it is better to plan a local response in advance rather than wait until the problems become a crisis. And we feel that there will be many advantages of a low-carbon lifestyle.

Membership is open to all at no charge.

Read more about Transition Town groups


What are our plans?



People joining the group are welcome to come to working group meetings on how the community should respond in individual areas such as food, transport and home energy.

About half of our membership comes from outside West Kirby, including Hoylake, Heswall, Meols and Wallasey. As the membership enlarges, we expect that separate Transition groups will develop, based in other parts of the Wirral.


Contact us - stay informed



Principal contact: info@transitiontownwestkirby.org.uk

Let us know if you would like to be added to our email mailing list (we will not to release email addresses to anyone else).

If you have any imaginative ideas of ways to celebrate the town of West Kirby and spread the message or want to help organise future awareness raising/community-building/fun events we would love to hear from you. Likewise if you are able to display posters advertising our events.


West Kirby Farmers' Market



A regular monthly Farmers' Market on the 4th Saturday of every month.
If you are a local producer and would like to apply to sell at the market, application forms are available from the West Kirby Farmers' Market website www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk


TTWK national allotment report



Waiting list figures in England remain high, and councils are doing little to increase provision.
Download the full report
or the database of council responses.


Wirral A-Z Recycling Guide



In collaboration with Wirral Environmental Network, we publish a guide to local recycling with regular updates. Visit the recycling page on the WEN website for an online version or to print a copy for handy reference.


Downloads



Why do local shops matter?

Where to buy local eggs in West Kirby

Download leaflet, recipes, fact sheets

Our Constitution


West Kirby What's On
Listing of community events in West Wirral.


To measure your carbon footprint visit our own helpful calculator: www.carbonindependent.org