We are a community group that is in the process of renewal with some new faces, new projects, reviving some old ones, and forging links with other community projects.
We originally formed as a Transition Town group in December 2007 as part of the wider Transition movement. A number of groups were set up around the themes of Food, Energy, Economics and Nurture.
Our Food Group named itself Edible Whitstable and set up the Farmers’ Market, Edible Whitstable vegetable beds in front of the library and Stream Walk Community Garden, which is run in partnership with Kent Enterprise Trust and Red Zebra Community Solutions.
The Farmers’ Market is now being run as a successful independent business that supports the activities of TTW. The main focus of TTW in recent years has been the hugely successful development of Stream Walk Community Garden and its various projects.
Engagement in local issues
As a group that cares about the local community, you will find us supporting a number of local campaigns, the most recent being efforts to stop the sale of the Sorting Office and closure of the Post Office, and currently the Oval Chalet Preservation Community Group campaign to ensure that any development of the Oval site (which is located behind the old Green & Knight Tile Warehouse on Sea Street and along the beach front at Reeves Beach Whitstable) includes a raised open public space for a town square overlooking the sea.
We are a not-for-profit unincorporated association whose objects, briefly, are:
- to raise awareness of the challenges of climate change and the consequent need to develop a sustainable future
- to promote, encourage and support the development of education and research about resource depletion
- to provide the membership and other groups and individuals with the encouragement and support needed to make the transition to a sustainable, ethical future.
Membership is free and open to anyone who agrees with these objects and cares about the future of Whitstable.