Transition Town West Kirby
Saturday March 23rd - Sat May 11th
West Kirby Fire Station Community Cycling Hub, 10-12noon
Whatever your interest in cycling, come along and see us outside the fire station (April 27th at Farmers' Market):
Learn to fix a bike; Local guided rides; Free cycle maps; Safety info sheets; Adult - Learn to ride; Basic cycle confidence; Local 'Breeze' rides; 'Belle' rides; Adult basic cycle skills; Adult advanced skills; Help getting to your new job; Local Triathlon; Mountain bike tuition; General cycle enquiries; Local cycle racing. See poster here
*Security marking for your bikes*
Merseyside Police are helping us to offer security marking for a limited number of bikes at the Hub, but please let us know that you're coming. email email@example.com or tel 625 0608.
Sat 20th April 10.30 am
West Kirby Wild Food Walk
A sedate walk along the Wirral Way, with Jesper Launder, lasting up to three hours.
Spring should be in full flow and the foraging should be bountiful. Edible roots, shoots, leaves and maybe mushrooms are the order for the day. Expect to find a wide variety of really worthwhile wild foods and have the chance to enjoy sampling these throughout the walk while on the move.
Meet at the West Kirby end of the Wirral Way (just opposite the Concourse)
Suggested donation £10 per adult.
Places are limited, so booking required - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat April 27th, 9 - 1pm
West Kirby Farmers' Market
By popular demand - your monthly Farmers' Market in West Kirby. Today and the 4th Saturday in every month. Only genuine local producers selling their own quality artisan foods. Organised by the community (Transition West Kirby), for the community.
St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Rd, West Kirby CH48 5DE
Sun 28th April 2.30- 4pm
Apple Avenue Celebration
Come and celebrate with us the start of an Incredible Edible Avenue along the lane off Gilroy Road (outside the allotments). Mellow Yellow present teas and tunes - bring a song, poem or tale!
This planting project is organised by Crass Routes (Arts and Recovery), bringing together Transition, Gilroy Road Community Allotments and Phoenix House.
Name a tree in remembrance of a loved one or to celebrate a birth or marriage - ask Marko 625 9974
Tues 25th Sept, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Community Re-use event
Find out how your community and charity projects can get low cost, surplus building and decorating materials, from Recipro and Community RePaint.
The event is hosted by Recipro www.recipro-uk.com, a company that redistributes excess material from the building industry. Come down and see their warehouse and how they put these products to best re-use! Examples range from building raised beds at allotments, small refurbishments (eg new kitchen) to community buildings, and large new constructions for community use.
Blood of the Amazon - from pollution to solutions
Monday, 2 April 7.30pm
An evening with inspirational filmmaker Nicola Peel. Amazonian craft on sale from 4.30pm. Proceeds towards installation of rainwater filtering systems for indigenous people whose drinking water is poisoned by oil.
A varied convivial evening:
Friday 9TH March 7.30pm
'Honouring Our Elders'. A film with Friends of Grange Community Park. Local youngsters learn from elderly residents, highlighting aspects of resilient local life we can re-learn.
Annual General Meeting
Celebrating our Successes and Failures
Forgaing for razor clams
Friday 9th March 5pm
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall describes them as "wonderful, succulent shellfish" in his recipe "razor clams with chorizo"
4th Hoylake Local Food Fair
Sun 26th Feb 10:00 to 2:00pm
Buy directly from producers selling what they produce locally.
Who are we, What do we do, Why. woodlandtrust.org.uk
Wednesday, 22nd Feb, 7.30pm
Bring your community together to plant free trees from the Woodland Trust - and grow your own food and firewood, create new homes for wildlife and bring beautiful autumn colour to your local area.
Simple Solutions to Planet Pollutions
Monday 9th January 2012
A fun, highly practical session with demonstrations of how to make the following:
• A simple hay box oven
• A solar water heater from plastic bottles
• A solar funnel cooker
• A plant pot fridge
Energy efficiency and renewable energy in your home - what works, how to pay for it.
Tues Nov 22nd 2011
Presentation by David White
ACA, MSc (Renewable Energy (CAT))
Energy efficiency and renewable energy advisor
Followed by Q & A session.
All welcome, admission by donation.
URC Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby
Download presentation from here
Transition Village Eastham is a new initiative emerging on Wirral. See website or contact Helena email@example.com or Neil 07754 897024 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Hopkins, 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
Regularly updated: Click here