Transition Town West Kirby
Events & Updates May 2014
Friday May 16th - Volunteering Day
Join us at the Apple Avenue, Gilroy Allotments and witness the RED BARROWS in the making!
Transition has arranged for 12 apprentices from Scottish Power, Hoylake to come for the day on 16th May to help with maintenance and protection of the apple tree avenue and spiral.
To show our appreciation for the young people, and to make it a celebratory community occasion, we would like as many as can make it, to bring along some food to share and maybe also help a little with the mulching, weeding and staking.
Come along any time between 10am and 3.30pm.
Some of us will be giving the final touches of paint to the Red Barrows which will star in the Festival of Firsts Festival on July 12th.
Incredible Edible Transition Town West Kirby
We now have two new edible sites in West Kirby centre.
We have been given permission and public funding by Wirral Borough Council to transform 1 of the big concrete Concourse planters and 1 unused bed at Sandlea Park.
For Sandlea Park we have had help from 7th West Kirby Brownies (who did all the planting!), support from the Soroptimists group who help with litter picking and the neighbouring social club, who are doing a great job with watering. The Brownies have written a message for all people who want to know more:
"There are potatoes, raspberries, currants, broad beans, peas, onion sets, salads,herbs, rhubarb and edible flowers. The Brownies have made a Brownie badge shape in the centre. They will grow marigolds there soon. The Brownies and Guides are celebrating the 100th Birthday of their foundation. They want you to know they are here in West Kirby and helping out in the community. Incredible Edible Transition Town West Kirby is planting areas in West Kirby with edible plants. If you want to use them, please do so. Please take care with the plants and leave some crops so others can enjoy them, too."
Incredible Edible dates for your diary:
The next Grange park orchard maintenance dates are as always every 2nd Saturday 3-4 pm and every 4th Friday: 10-11 am.
Therefore: Friday, 23rd May 10-11am and Saturday, 14th June 3-4 pm
Meet inside Black Horse Hill entrance of Grange cemetery at the fan- plum tree and find high vis. volunteers in the fields.
Next IE planning/ town maintenance session: Thursday 22nd May - start 1.30pm in West Kirby library.
West Kirby Farmers' Market
Local producers bringing local food - direct to you - Saturday 24th May 9am to 1pm
St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Road CH48 5DE
We send out a monthly e-newsletter with a seasonal recipe, local food news, what's new at the market, special offers, and to remind you that it's market week. Take a look at last month's newsletter here - if you'd like to sign up to this drop us an email at email@example.com.
Thursday 29th May at Lattetude (Dee Lane) from 6pm to 8pm
Come along, bring a song or a poem if you want to take part, or just come along and enjoy the great community atmosphere.
Providing musicians, poets and other performers with opportunities to perform at various events.
Transition Free Press
You can read the recent issue of this online here . There's something for everyone, Including articles on community power schemes, local currencies, fracking, local food projects, education, technology and much, much more.
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
|Last updated: 16 May 2014|