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), the Neighbourhood Plan (a people-led sustainable plan for central Whitstable) and more…

Current activities within TTW revolve primarily around the StreamWalk Community Garden, but we would like to encourage the 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, selling 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 transitiontownwhitstable@gmail.com and we will publish them on our website,  Facebook and Twitter.

Contact us: on Facebook, on Twitter, or email us at transitiontownwhitstable@gmail.com

 

FoodCycle

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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Green Drinks

This is a way of meeting with like-minded people, making new friends, sharing ideas, and finding out more about the Transition movement. It is open to anyone, regardless of political affiliation, who would like to be involved in environmental and community activities in Whitstable. We currently meet on the second Monday of each month at … Continue reading Green Drinks

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Repair Café

This is a ‘project in waiting’ for those who hate throwing away things that could be repaired. Please contact us if you would like to help set it up! It’s all about repairing things together in a fun, friendly atmosphere. At each session there will be tools, materials and skilled volunteers to help. One week … Continue reading Repair Café

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Stream Walk Community Garden

This is a place where people can come for gardening and crafts several times a week. A wonderful haven of previously disused allotment land close to the centre of town, the garden is leased from Canterbury City Council as a partnership between TTW, Whitstable Volunteer Centre (now Red Zebra) and Kent Enterprise Trust. Visitors and … Continue reading Stream Walk Community Garden

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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

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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Fundraising

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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Workshops

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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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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