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.
In order to promote walking and reduce dependency on cars Transition Chesterfield is working with Chesterfield Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, the Ramblers, and Walking for Health groups, to map and audit key walking routes in the borough, and identify gaps and areas for improvement. More details on the project can be found in the Transport section.
What a great skillshare workshop we had on Sunday 28th April - a wild food walk starting from the newly rennovated Loundsley Green Community Centre.
20 people took part in the walk, learning about the food that can be found growing all around, eating for example, the stems of rose bay willow herbs as an alternative to asparagus and making soup out of the nearby harvested finds, including nettles - which didn't sting us and were lovely!
On Sun 21st April, 10:30 - 13:30, there is a chance to join two of our trained bike mechanics for a skillshare workshop, where you will be able to have help and instruction on various aspects of bike maintenance, set-up, repair and you can ask and find out about cycling in Chesterfield.
As per our series of skillshare workshops, there is a £2 charge to cover costs. Please help by putting up a poster and informing people who may be interested.
Booking is essential, and please at time of booking suggest what you might specifically be interested in, to help with our preparations. firstname.lastname@example.org
Both Simon and Alastair had 14 visitors to their Eco Homes Open Day. Rather meagre compared to the Transition run event a few years ago but easier to manage and chat to visitors!
Our monthly Transition Chesterfield meeting is this coming Thursday (14th).
Look out for details coming soon for our Bike Workshop to be held at Loundsley Green Community Centre.
Starting this coming Saturday 2nd March is the East Midlands Eco Home Open Week organised by the Marches Energy Agency. Have a look at the website http://www.everybodys-talking.org/ecohomes/ for details of all the houses and other properties open during the week.
In Chesterfield two 'Transitioners' are opening their homes on Sunday 3rd March between 11.00am and 3.00pm. The two homes are:
Those involved with the Transition Chesterfield tree pruning and grafting workshops, run by Martin Baxter and Andy Holdaway had a lovely day on Sunday 17th Feb in the sunshine, learning skills and putting them into practice on the fruit trees at Hunloke Community Garden.