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.
Remember the apple trees Transition planted with the help of Old Hall School on the Inkerman Park of Ashgate Road? The Friends of the Inkerman are holding their second annual 'Wassail' to toast and bless the trees on Sunday 13th January at 2.30pm. Mulled cider, cake and morris dancing! Please wear a hat to 'doff' at the trees. Transition will be pressing our remaining apples from 'Abundance 2012'.
Something we have found in Chesterfield is that there are many interesting things happening, but people don't always hear about them. Transition Chesterfield works by everybody taking the initiative and publicising events, thinking of ideas and voicing them and pulling together to make things happen.
Transition Chesterfield have today sent a letter to Derbyshire County Council's Lead Member for Highways and Transport urging him to implement 20mph speed limits in residential areas throughout Chesterfield. This has got unanimous support from all 8 Community Forums in Chesterfield as well as the Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Pensioners' Action Assocation and the Chesterfield Cycle Campaign. The reduction in speed limits has enormous benefits in terms of reduced road casualties, and encourages w
Transition Chesterfield held their 4th Annual Potato Day on 28 January 2012. We sold 43 varieties of potatoes, 4 types of onions, 2 garlics and eschalote grise, a gourmet shallot. Like the previous years it was a big success, with queues forming outside half an hour before our opening time of 10:00.
Transition Chesterfield's Annual General Meeting will be held after the talk described above, in the Assembly Room of the Market Hall, S40 1AR. The minutes of last year's AGM, and the constitution as amended at that meeting, are here. At the AGM, we elect a Secretary, a Treasurer, and three other members of the Core Group. Nominations for all of these posts are welcome at the meeting. There is, so far, nothing else on the agenda this year, apart from the reports from the Secretary and Treasurer.