EventsThursday 23rd January
Musicians, poets & storytellers share their talents in friendly, family-orientated venues. Come to entertain, and/or to be entertained. Look out for further dates later in 2014 on our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/pages/Homegrown-Bananas/454380174650721Saturday 25th January, 9am to 1pm
West Kirby Farmers' Market
St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, CH48 5DE
By popular demand - your monthly Farmers' Market in West Kirby. Today and the 4th Sat in every month. Only genuine local producers selling their own quality artisan foods. Organised by local volunteers, producers and Transition West Kirby.
For producer news, seasonal recipes and other local food news, subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 1st Feb 9.30am to 2.30pm
St Bridget's Bazaar
A NEW monthly trading post, bringing together individuals, groups and businesses selling products and services that are local, sustainable and environment & people friendly. We seek craftspeople, recyclers/upcyclers, repairers, fair-traders, food growers/ producers, friends groups, community groups etc. Contact Andrew on 625 4109, email email@example.com.
, founder of the Transition Movement, gave a talk in West Kirby in June 2008. Download his powerpoint presentation from here (12MB)
Listen to TTWK on 7 Waves Radio Community Hour
( 80 Mb mp3 track
- may take a few minutes to download.)
To get a grip
on your carbon footprint visit our own helpful calculator: www.carbonindependent.org
Where to buy local eggs in West Kirby
Download leaflet, recipes, fact sheets
Who are we?
...a group 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 have we done?
Since 2007, we have held a series of meetings, film shows and discussions. The West Kirby group has been accepted as part of the network of Transition Town groups based at Totnes in Devon. We've helped organise the Hoylake Food Fairs, the annual November 11th Lantern Parades, campaigned for more allotments ...
... more about our meetings and other activities
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.
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Enquiries, offers of help, add your address to our email list etc:
0151 632 5366 ...[more
West Kirby Farmers' MarketA regular monthly Farmers' Market every 4th Saturday of the 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
FREE Adult Cycle Training and Maintenance
Organised by Merseyside TravelwiseClick here
for more details.
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 Council launches CRed
This encourages residents and businesses to cut carbon emissions. There is a helpful website www.credwirral.org.uk
that includes news such as:
• Help for community renewable energy projects
• funding for tree planting
• Green Schools Revolution
Why not sign up on the CRed website to make you own pledge to Wirral's Carbon Reduction campaign.
Listing of community events in West Wirral.
Sunday Bike Rides 8.30 am
Join a friendly group of intermediate cyclists on their weekly Sunday bike ride. They leave about 8.30 am from West Kirby, at the junction of Church Rd and the Prom. The ride lasts 4-5 hours, to destinations such as Delamere Forest, Cheshire plains, Mold and LLangollen. For more details tel Graham on 625 2246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org