The Power of Just Doing Stuff

Are you concerned about the environment?                                     
Think more could be done to save our planet?
We’re part of a worldwide movement
Of communities taking action locally
To build a fairer, more sustainable future.

Transition Town Whitstable is part of the Transition Network 

TTW has been going since 2007 serving, in may ways, as a springbboard for local environmental projects such as the Farmer’s Market, the StreamWalk Community Garden, Blue Banana (Ethical and Sustainable Businesses), Whitstable s Marine Environment Group), Plastic Free Whitstable,  and more…

Current activities within TTW revolve primarily around the Repair Café, Plastic Free Whitstable and the Marine Environment Group, but we would like to encourage other projects to continue to use this site and our Facebook page  to communicate their activities and link up with each other. 

We also run a stall on the occasional weekend at the Whitstable Junior car park, where one of TTW’s most successful projects – Stream Walk Trust – sells home-grown seeds and plants and home-made jams, chutneys etc. 

Please contact us if you have any local environmental/sustainability project you’d like to get off the ground or if you want to get involved in any existing project. We have a constitution and a bank account which may prove useful to any new group starting out. 

You may also be interested in contacting one or more of the following local organisations:

Whitstable Society  website , Facebook and Twitter  –  ‘Our overall objective is to improve the amenity and utility value of the town and district for local people, preserving the character and features of our inheritance and improving the area to meet the needs of the future’. Major current activity: The Oval Campaign

Whitstable Umbrella Centre website Facebook and Twitter  – ‘We provide an affordable, safe and welcoming home for all; a dynamic venue where over one thousand people a week find support, friendship and fun through a wide range of activities’  

Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre website, Facebook and Twitter  –  ‘a quality venue at the heart of arts, social, learning and leisure activities in Whitstable and the wider north east Kent area ‘

Kent Enterprise Trustwebsite, Facebook and Twitter – ‘helping people into, or back into, employment through training and support’

Red Zebra Community Solutionswebsite, Facebook and Twitter – ‘A local infrastructure organisation providing capacity building services, volunteer-led projects and information, advice and support to voluntary and community organisations 

If you are a local community organisation that supports our aims, please send us any updates on your activities  to and we will publish them on our website,  Facebook and Twitter.

Contact us: on Facebook, on Twitter, or email us at



The idea is to use food that would otherwise have gone to waste. It might involve collecting out-of-date food from shops and supermarkets or food we might have thrown out ourselves. It could be used at Food Kitchens or simply as an excuse for us to get together to make a meal from time to … Continue reading FoodCycle

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Repair Café

The first Repair Café was held on Saturday October 20th and was a great success, with lots of people bringing everything from clothes that needed darning, to lights that needed fixing and chairs in need of re-seating….. For those who  have a skill to offer it is a chance to promote their business, as well … Continue reading Repair Café

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Library Beds

Just one of the potential growing spaces around Whitstable, the beds were set up by Kent Enterprise Trust and then managed by volunteers of TTW’s Edible Gardening Club. Once a resource for members of the public wanting to know about food growing in their garden, the Edible Gardening Club is no longer active, though help … Continue reading Library Beds

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Fairtrade is the only label that guarantees economic, social and environmental standards. We promote Fairtrade as the global equivalent of buying local for those goods that cannot be produced locally, encouraging businesses to stock and people to buy Fairtrade products, in close liaison with the Canterbury District Fairtrade Network  In 2015 we held our first … Continue reading Fairtrade

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On different weekends throughout the year you will find us at the entrance to the Whitstable Junior school car park, opposite the Co-op on Oxford Street, directing the traffic and selling jams, chutneys, seeds or plants and displaying our promotional material. Donations from drivers are vountary, half the money going to the school and half … Continue reading Fundraising

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We organise workshops, such as those held at the Streamwalk Community Garden during the Oyster Festival 2015. Workshops covered topics such as driftwood modelling, spoon carving, compost making, the very popular bat watching session, and more… If you’d like to be involved in running a workshop please let us know. Details of future events on … Continue reading Workshops

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Seed swaps and plant sales

At the appropriate times of year we organise seed swaps and plant sales. These might take place at the Farmers’ Market, the fundraising at Whitstable Junior School Car park or other locations.Seeds and plants come from StreamWalk Community Gardens and from our own gardens and allotments. Look out for the next one on Facebook  

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Marine Environment Group

This is a community volunteer action group that organises voluntary clear-up days to help keep our beaches free of rubbish to protect the marine environment. Clear-ups take place along the sea front on the last Sunday of the month, supported by the Marine Conservation Society and Canterbury City Council Foreshore Services. These pictures show the … Continue reading Marine Environment Group

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About us

We are a group that is in the process of renewal with some new faces and new projects, hopefully reviving some old ones and forging links with other community projects.

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About Transition

Transition means changing the way we live in order to move towards a more sustainable, low-carbon, socially just future, which is more enriching for us and gentler on the earth.

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Green Tips

Here’s a list of Green Tips, If you have any of your own to share, please feel free to contact us….

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