Each and every one of us can make changes in the way we live our lives and become part of the solution [to climate change].
SATURDAY 15TH JUNE 2013
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & LOW IMPACT PARTY
The weather was kind to us - the wind kept walking the gazebo across the car park but the rain held off, the fire burned brightly and even the sun put in the occasional appearance. Reports were presented, a new (if not very different) co-ordinating group was elected, and the proposal to convert Transition Buxton into a Community Interest Company was passed. Jilla, Janet and Charles are still chair, secretary and treasurer, but clearly looking for a way to escape - send us your suggested captions, a prize for the best one.
For the Fun with Fabrics workshops, we are in need of:
WOOL - for the Knit, Crochet & Repair
session on 7th March
OLD TEE-SHIRTS - ideally nice
colourful ones, for the Rag Rug making on
If you can help with these please contact Penny
WASTE PACKAGING - empty fruit tetrapaks and coloured carrier bags (not the bio-degradable ones) - clean please! Offers to Janet
THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY
GO GREEN DAY, UNIVERSITY DOME
We had a fun day at Buxton's very own University, joining all sorts of green groups for an event in the Dome. As well as the usual display and books, we took along the Carbonopoly game - that's the one where Buxton ends up fully greened, with solar panels, orchards, wind turbines and electric buses, and all the players have more money than they started with. We were joined briefly by a visitor from far away, Paula Bear, who was with the Greenpeace team campaigning to Save the Arctic. She was delighted to find she'd won a crossword competition.
TOWN TEAM UPDATE
9th NOVEMBER 2012
Work on setting up Buxton Town Team community interest company is well on the way. A community Interest Statement has been written, the Articles of Association are in final draft and the first interim team of directors have been chosen - Alan Thompson, Tina Heathcote, Janet Miller, Joe Dugdale, Roger Floyd and Roddie MacLean. They and a few others are wrestling with setting up procedures and terms of reference and all the other lovely administrative stuff that goes with being a registered company.
Meanwhile there is an Ideas & Vision Group, led by Mike Bryant, working on assessing and prioritising the many, many suggestions for projects the team could support. In parallel with that, a Communications Group is sorting out Buxton Town Team website and email systems, logos and letterheads, and also looking at how Buxton as a whole is marketed, and a Scrutiny Group to make sure the whole thing is done transparently and ethically and does not stray from its original purpose.
The Town Team even has some money, signing up as a Town Team Partner with Andrew Bingham MP was all that was needed to access a grant of £10,000 to go towards some of the proposals in the original Portas Pilot Bid.
There is a massive overlap between Buxton Town Team's stated aim - 'to advance the prosperity of Buxton and the well-being of its community' - and Transition Buxton's ideas to revive the local economy.
Anybody can join the Town Team, email email@example.com
WINTER FILM SEASON
PAUPERS PIT, OLD HALL HOTEL
It's that time of year again, when we can look forward to spending our evenings in front of a good film.
Dates this year are:
THURSDAY 11th OCTOBER
THURSDAY 22nd NOVEMBER
THURSDAY 17th JANUARY
THURSDAY 21st FEBRUARY
THURSDAY 21st MARCH
For a list of what films we are showing contact Neil