Transition Bookham

tran-logoFrom January to March Transition Bookham held meetings as usual on the third Wednesday evening of the month. Our focus so far this year has been on supporting campaigns and other local groups in improving our local environment and living more sustainably. If you’re involved with a local group and would like to learn more please get in touch at the email address below. We’re particularly keen to support the regular litter picks organised by the Bookhams Residents’ Association on the first Sunday of the month. Litter can be dangerous for wildlife as well as being unsightly and a lot of it is material that could be recycled – on the first litter pick in March half of the litter collected went for recycling. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s War on Waste also gets the thumbs up!

By the time this article is published we will have found out more about recycling in April with a guided tour of Leatherhead Community Recycling Centre. We last visited five years ago and the number of items that can be separated out for reuse or recycling has noticeably increased since then. This tour replaced our April open meeting. On May 18th we’ll be back at the Pastoral Centre with a Make do and Mend / project evening. June 15th will be a talk on the subject of Grow Your Own and Cook It. July 20th will be an evening on wildlife gardening. Our agenda after that is still at the planning stage: visit our website (address below) or see our posters on the notice boards for details nearer the time. Meetings in the St Nicolas Pastoral Centre from 7.30pm-9.15pm are open to all and are usually free although we sometimes have a modest entrance charge for talks.

In June we’ll also be in the Harrison Room at Village Day and two of our regular attendees will be taking part in the Open Gardens day.

Visit our website http://www.transitionbookham.org.uk to find out more about us. Contact us at transitionbookham@gmail.com to receive our monthly email newsletter to keep up-to-date with our meetings and other items of interest. You can also find TransitionBookham on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@ttbookham) and learn more about Transition in general at http://www.transitionnetwork.org.

Win Magyar

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