Welcome to Transition Chesterfield! We're an inspiring community group aiming to make Chesterfield more resilient and sustainable. We want to create positive local solutions to the twin challenges of 'peak oil' and climate change, and make our town a better place to live. You can catch up on our latest news on this home page, or have a look round the rest of the website to to find out about upcoming events, general background, useful links, contact details and more.

Bread making workshop

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the bread making workshop on Saturday (19th) -  we will try to re-schedule it for later in the year. If you were hoping to be there you can go to the Inkerman Buzz instead...

July events

As you'll see from the panel on the right, the rest of July is a busy time for us. This Thursday (the 10th) we'll be holding our regular meeting, open to all, but upstairs at The Market pub (New Square) as the Assembly Rooms will be closed. On the 12th (Saturday) there's the Bakewell Green Festival; not one of our events, so not in the panel, but with lots happening and well worth a visit, details at: http://www.bakewellgreenfestival.org/.

Open meeting - location change

Due to industrial action, we won't be able to use our usual meeting room at the Market Hall for the Open Meeting on the 10th - we'll be upstairs in The Market pub (more or less opposite the entrance to the Assembly Rooms) instead.

A couple of non-Transition events

This Sunday, Rufford Close Allotments are holding an Open Day in aid of the Air Ambulance. Allotments are an important part of the drive to help people produce their own food and you can learn lots from how different people cultivate theirs, so the opportunity to visit others can be very useful. 2-4, Rufford Close.

Workshops reminder

As you will see from the panel on the right, we have three workshops planned for summer. Between 10 and 12 on the morning of June 21st Medical Herbalist Wien Caljouw will guide a walk to find some of the wild herbs growing around us, and explain their traditional uses. The 'Check Your Bike' workshop (with Alastair Meikle) on July 5th is already booked up, but it may be worth asking to be put on standby in case of any cancellations.

Carbon Conversations

Six friendly, practical meetings will soon be taking place to help you reduce your carbon footprint.

The meetings will take place from September 2014 to January 2015 and will bring together people to explore ways to live more sustainably.

Contact: Steph Futcher (futcherdarling@googlemail.com) or 07731 166352

See the website: www.carbonconversations.org

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