14 Jan 2015


Transition Willesden News and Events

Transition Willesden News and Events

Our fruit harvesting group are gearing up for this year's activities with some winter pruning training workshops:
The Urban Orchard Project are running a free training in Fryent Country Park this Sunday 18th January - details and booking here.
Kensal to Kilburn Harvesters are holding a local workshop in Willesden Green on Saturday 7th February.  To find out more and join our harvesting group email
*  Save your seeds (bought or home-grown, veg or flowers) for a Transition Willesden Seed Swap - more details soon.
*  If you've any skills you'd like to share, or have ideas for projects, workshops or events you'd like to run with us as part of Transition Willesden please get in touch.

*  Michelle has joined our core group to help plan our events and activities.  If you'd like to join us too we'd love to hear from you.
Other Local News and Events
* Brent Council Energy Roadshows
Friday 16th January, 12 noon - 5pm, Outside Willesden Green Library, see more here 
Monday 26th January, 6.30 - 7.30pm, Brent Connects Forum, Dudden Hill Community Centre, 19 Dudden Hill Lane, Willesden NW10 2ET.  
See here.As we get through the winter many of us will be thinking about our energy bills. Come to our energy roadshow and find out how to reduce the cost of your bills, save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. Find out about:

*  Bike Maintenance Workshops, Cycletastic shop, 12 Queens Parade London NW2 5HT.   
Learn How to Maintain & Fix Your Own Bike! Second Monday evening of each month during our "Winter Of Love For Your Bike" Workshops start at 6pm and end 8pm

Basics1: Puncture Repair, Brake Blocks and Brake Cables
Basics 2: Gears and Gear Cables          
Monday 9th February 2015    Basics 2
Monday 9th March  2015       Basics 1
Monday 13th April 2015         Basics 2

Cost £30 + parts per session.  Booking essential by emailing 
For more see
*  Tuesday 10th February, Brent Friends of the Earth Meeting: Floods - coming soon to a High Street near you...?  7.30-9pm at Watling Gardens Community Meeting Room, 97/135 Watling Gardens, Shoot Up Hill, NW2 3UB  (5 mins. from Kilburn tube/buses on Shoot up Hill). Venue details here.
Talk and discussion with Guy Shrubsole, Climate Campaigner, Friends of the Earth
Are we at risk? What can we do to tackle floods and climate change in Brent?

Light refreshments available.  FREE EVENT – ALL ARE WELCOME
See flyer. For more info - see

If you’ve got any ideas or information to share with the group, do get in touch - we'd love to hear from you, or join our web group so you can post your comments online.

Hope to see you soon,
Marjory, Michelle and Viv
Core Group
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It's happening in well over a thousand highly diverse communities across the world - from towns in Australia to neighbourhoods in Portugal, from cities in Brazil to rural communities in Slovenia, from urban locations in Britain to islands off the coast of Canada. Many of these initiatives are registered on the Transition Network website.
These communities have started up projects in areas of food, transport, energy, education, housing, waste, arts etc. as small-scale local responses to the global challenges of climate change, economic hardship and shrinking supplies of cheap energy. Together, these small-scale responses make up something much bigger, and help show the way forward for governments, business and the rest of us.

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