Transition Town West Kirby

Events & Updates April/May 2015

Friday 10th April Doors open at 5:30pm and performance 6 - 8pm
Homegrown Bananas at Lattetude, with 'Herald Music'.
As always, this is a family-friendly event where people of all ages are welcome to come along and share a song, a poem or a story.

Saturday 11th April, 10.30am
A Reflective Walk to Hilbre Island with Mellow Yellow.
Meet at the Dee Lane slipway at 10.30am, and bring lunch to share. Return will be approximately 2.30pm.

Sunday April 12th. Approx 10.30 to 2pm (tbc)
Spring Forage along the Wirral Way
Jesper Launder will be leading a leisurely walk along the Wirral Way from West Kirby, searching for the first early edible shoots, roots and leaves of spring and showing how best to identify and use them. Cost 10.
Places are limited on this walk - booking essential - please contact to book a place.

Wednesday 15th April 7.30pmTransition Question Time
Transition Question Time
In the run up to the General Election in May, we invite you to an evening of debate - in a 'Question Time' format - with Wirral West prospective parliamentary candidates Esther McVey (Conservative), Margaret Greenwood (Labour) and Peter Reisdorf (Liberal Democrat). We are waiting confirmation of attendance from the UKIP candidate.
The debate will take place at St Bridget's Centre, West Kirby, CH48 3J. Places are limited, so advance booking is required - Tickets (max 2 per application) - can be obtained online from Eventbrite, or in person from Lattetude Bistro, Dee Lane, West Kirby.
Suggested donation 5, which includes refreshments. Doors open at 7pm.
We are looking for questions from the audience and encourage questions that focus on community resilience, sustainability and the principles of Transition. PLEASE SUBMIT QUESTIONS BY 5pm on Monday 13th APRIL. Email -

Friday 24th April 7.30pm
TTWK Annual General Party!
At the WK Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens CH48 4EL.
This will comprise a short AGM followed by music and verse hosted by Homegrown Bananas. Please come and join us. We are always looking for people with new ideas and energy to add to the group and the work that we do.
Plus - Seed Swap - Members from the Incredible Edible TTWK group will offer a seed swap at the AGP. So if you have any surplus seeds, please bring them along and take some others home. Even if you don't have any spare seeds and find some you like, you are welcome to take them (of course you can always leave a donation, if you like to support the project in that way).

West Kirby Farmers' Market
Saturday 25th April 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.
  • Funky Nut - a new Wirral-based business making a range of peanut butters using organic peanuts.
Subscribe to the market newsletter for local food news a few days before each market

Monday 4th May
Ashton Park May Fair
- we'll be there with a table in the lower Park with information, bird making from recycled milk bottles and more. Come down and say hello.

Saturday 16 May at 1pm
Happy Days Appeal
Happy Days Appeal Hilbre Walk
This is a very special appeal in memory of Simon Wallis, a very special man.
Join this lovely flat walk of around 8 miles (4-5 hours with stops) from Hoylake Rugby Club to Hilbre Island, passing a new Sustrans memorial and returning to Hoylake Rugby Club for a cash bar, food stalls and live music.
FREE to attend but walkers are encouraged to raise as much sponsorship as possible and donate via the appeal's Just Giving page in support of PAPYRUS - the national charity for the prevention of young suicide.
To assist with catering, please email the names of the members of your walking party to
Download a poster here

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.

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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

Enquiries, offers of help, add your address to our email list etc:
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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

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.


Why do local shops matter?

Where to buy local eggs in West Kirby

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Our Constitution

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

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