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Transition Towns initiatives are springing up all over the world, aiming to build local resilience and community co-operation as a practical and creative community response to climate change, and to reduce our dependence on oil and fossil fuels and tackle the issue of peak oil. We all know we can’t rely on oil forever, so it might be a good idea to plan what we do instead.

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Transition Town Cheltenham aims to empower ourselves and others to improve the quality of life in the town and make a reduced impact on the outside world, whilst looking after the environment and each other.



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Edible Park Project

TTC have worked with Cheltenham Borough Council to convert the Annecy Garden in Sandford Park (at the top of the Strand) into a public edible garden.

See the Annecy Gardens Blog (part inserted below) for the latest info and updates.

Workshop on energy efficiency in traditional buildings
Are you interested in conserving Cheltenham’s building heritage in sustainable ways?
Could you help to encourage owners of traditional buildings to make improvements that save energy but preserve the character of the building?
You are invited to attend a free workshop on Sunday 7th Sept, 2pm – 5pm at the New Club, 2 Montpellier Parade, Cheltenham GL50 1UD
The training will cover:
- How to approach the retrofit of an historic building in a way that is sympathetic to heritage  conservation
- What is an historic building and what is the heritage value?
- Why energy efficiency can be a threat to traditional buildings and heritage.
- Methods of improving the energy efficiency using an approach that is sympathetic to function, design and heritage of a traditional building.
- Sources of further help and information, including setting up a community energy project.

The training is part of a project funded by the Summerfield Trust and Cheltenham Community Pride and run by Cheltenham Green Doors, in partnership with Vision 21 and CSE (Community Sustainable Energy).
Training will be provided by CSE, using resources developed in conjunction with English Heritage.
Participation is free, but booking is essential as places are limited.
Donations welcome. Tea/coffee provided.
To book please contact Alison Crane 01242 577671 by 3rd September





Mondays, 6pm Annecy Garden Work Parties

We have started our weekly Monday evening work sessions and Malcolm has started posting regular updates about our progress on the Annecy Garden blog.

Take a look to see what's growing and how our recent plant sale went. The link is also on the TTC website.

Work sessions start on Mondays at 6pm (often a few people there before) and we are always pleased to welcome new friends.

Bring a trowel if you have one and a bag for produce. Not much salad yet, but plenty of fresh herbs.

Sunday 7th Sept, 2pm – 5pm at the New Club, 2 Montpellier Parade, Cheltenham GL50 1UD
Workshop on energy efficiency in traditional buildings

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Transition Free Press,the new national tabloid newspaper, is continuing in 2014. It contains a mix of news, reviews and features, dedicated pages to energy, the land, people, economy, food, well-being, the arts, cartoons, sport and a unique Transition agony column.

Copies are just £1 each from Global Footsteps.

Summer 2014 issue available September

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Vision without action is merely a dream.

Action without vision just passes the time.

Vision with action can change the world.

Joel Barker

Anyone can get involved by coming along to one of our awareness-raising events or by joining one of our specialist action groups. Currently there is a Sewing group “In Stitches” which makes new things from old and aims to teach people these skills, a Food&Growing group, looking at local sustainable food production and an Energy Group looking at ways householders can meet their future energy needs in sustainable ways. Our Heart & Soul group provides the inspiration and meaning behind all we do.

We can also give a talk or show a film on the issues to your local organization, to see how we can work together.

Contact Alison by email or ring 01242 577671 for more information or to be added to the mailing list.

Got skills to share? Or looking for some help? Try our Skillshare list, and add yours to the mix!
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