Transition Town West Kirby

Events


19th March Doors open 5:30pm for 6pm
Homegrown Bananas open stage gig hosted by Wirral duo NALA ACOUSTIC at @Astoria, West Kirby.
Musicians, poets & storytellers share 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/454380174650721

Sat 22nd March 9am-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 ttwk.food@gmail.com
www.westkirbyfarmersmarket.co.uk

Friday 28th March 10-11am
Incredible Edible TTWK
Come and join us at the next Grange park orchard maintenance session (4th Friday of every month). Meet inside Black Horse Hill entrance of Grange cemetery at the fan- plum tree and find high vis. volunteers in the fields.

Friday 28th March 7.30pm
Transition Question Time
In the run up to the European elections in May - An evening with prospective MEP's (Conservative, Green Party, Labour, Liberal Democrat, UKIP) St Bridgets Centre, West Kirby, CH48 3JT Download poster here
PLEASE SUBMIT QUESTIONS BY TUES 25th MARCH to transitiontownwestkirby@phonecoop.coop - We encourage questions that focus on community resilience, sustainability and the principles of Transition. Places are limited, so advance booking is required - Tickets (max 2 per application) - Online: from Eventbrite
Suggested donation 5 includes refreshments, doors open 7pm.

Sunday 30th March
Homegrown Bananas presents... our next event #FRUITURISM is to be held as part of Liverpools excellent Threshold Festival of Music and Arts.

#FRUTURISM will mark the first appearance of Homegrown Bananas in Liverpool, with a mix of artists from around the North West and beyond scheduled to play including regulars The Owls, Jim Pearson, Creaky Bones and more.
Please contact us via sebarashii@rocketmail.com or via the Homegrown Bananas Facebook page for more information including buying tickets and other inquiries. Look out for online ticket sales very soon!
www.facebook.com/pages/Homegrown-Bananas/454380174650721

Saturday 5 April 9.30am ~ 2.30pm
St. Bridgets Bazaar
A People and Earth-Friendly Exchange at St. Bridgets Centre, West Kirby.
Food/Craft/Live Music/Community Fun!
Spring has now arrived, Yay! In addition to all our usual good stuff there will be:
  • an apple tree tree grafting workshop, and you can graft an apple tree for your own garden. There may be a spare tree to graft if you haven't booked one in advance.
  • local allotment growers on hand to answer any of your gardening questions
  • rhubarb crowns, raspberry canes and strawberry plants to take home, and the first of the season's rhubarb to buy from Hoylake Allotment Society.
  • seed planting for children
  • Seed Swap stall - bring any spare seeds you may have of edible or ornamental plants and help yourself to anything you could use. No need to bring seeds in order to take some away.
St. Bridgets Bazaar

Sat. 12th April 3-4pm
Incredible Edible TTWK
Come and join us at the next Grange park orchard maintenance session (2nd Saturday of every month). Meet inside Black Horse Hill entrance of Grange cemetery at the fan- plum tree and find high vis. volunteers in the fields.

Sunday 13th April 10.30am to about 3pm
A Spring Forage along the Wirral Way
Discover what's edible and what's not on a walk along the Wirral Way from West Kirby with Jesper Launder and Transition Town West Kirby. Book ahead for this popular event, email ttwk.food@gmail.com Please put 'Spring Forage' in the subject line. Suggested donation 10 per head.


Rob Hopkins
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

(broadcast 2008).
7 waves radio
( 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





Resources


Why do local shops matter?



Where to buy local eggs in West Kirby



Download leaflet, recipes, fact sheets


Who are we?


Food talk

...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 ...
lantern parade

... 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.


Our Constitution





TTWK Blog



Regularly updated: Click here


Contact us
Stay informed



Enquiries, offers of help, add your address to our email list etc:
0151 632 5366 ...[more]


News


West Kirby Farmers' Market


A 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 Travelwise
bicycle
Click 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
CRed Wirral
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.


West Kirby What's On
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 grahamlloyd@sky.com