Transition Brentford is a group of volunteers working on and supporting local initiatives as well as looking for ideas to help us live a more sustainable way of life. Still looking as at June 2014.
Since the challenges we face are numerous our initiatives – and our partners – cover many aspects of daily life:

We’re not going to change the world overnight but with broad community support we can make a big difference. Please have a browse through the site and see how you can contribute!
For information on what’s on this month, have a look at the events section. (Each of the Menu items above has a page and most sub-pages in a drop-down menu. For full site map see bottom of column right).

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Transitions in Hounslow (London Borough)

Copied from hounslowintransition:

Transition Brentford appears to be at slumber at present despite moves earlier this year by Cyrille to re-suscitate the group.

Syon Lane community allotment is still operating but Chiswick Transition too appears to be all quiet just now.

I have today renewed the hounslowintransition domain name just in case we or anyone in the London Borough of Hounslow manages to get a transition group up and running.

Please use the comment boxes (‘Leave a reply’) on this Hounslow in Transition website to get in touch or signal a local interest in the Transition Towns movement.

Trevor Bending.

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Don’t miss the special screening of PROJECT WILD THING at the Waterman’s Centre this coming Saturday 9th November at 2pm

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Spring open day at Syon Lane Allotment – Saturday, march 16th – 12pm to 6pm

You are invited to come and join us as we begin the rousing work of spring at Syon Lane Community Allotment. We have a huge variety of wierd and wonderfull seeds to try out this year, and we will be sowing into small pots and filling up the greenhouse and polytunnel to birsting point. There will be outdoor sowing happenning in the market garden too, but please feel free to come and join us just for a cup of tea and to enjoy the garden. We’ll arrange a communal meal for everyone at around 2pm. Everything is free of charge. Visit www.syonlane.wordpress.com for more information and directions.

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Further Chiswick News

As our Brentford group seems a little inactive at present, I will continue to post Chiswick and other news from time to time.  For other areas, see the links to other local groups in the right hand column.

Chiswick’s October newsletter here.

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News from Chiswick, Hounslow and Ealing

See the Chiswick Transition newsletter for September: here
Reminders from Chiswick for these and other events in Chiswick, Hounslow and Ealing and Film showing Wed 19th September here.

Catch up on the ‘True Levellers’ at Runnymede Eco-village here: http://diggers2012.wordpress.com/

and with additional film at http://bambuser.com/v/2951829

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August News 2012

Whilst their is a period of seasonal quiet in Brentford, see the Events page and Chiswick page for current activities at Syon Lane, Chiswick and Runnymede.  See also the websites for Transition Heathrow and Transition Ealing (below right column).

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Transition Network Conference

Transition Conference 2012

(Click on the image above for conference details and get the latest Transition Network Newsletter here: http://www.transitionnetwork.org/news/2012-08-03/august-2012-transition-network-newsletter )

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Become an active travel champion!

Received from Kate Meakin of sustrans – please mail out to anyone in Hounslow who might be interested!
Would you be able to include details of the below in your next mail out to the group? I thought it was the type of thing that would interest some transitioners.

Thanks for your help

Become an active travel champion! We are looking for people in Hounslow who love cycling or walking and would like to help others become more active.

Champions give advice about walking and cycling and organise or support walking and cycling activities in their local community, workplace, university or school. They are given a full training programme and resources to enable them to do this and receive support from a Volunteer Coordinator.

Champion volunteer activities are very flexible and it’s up to the champion about what they do. There are no entry requirements you just need to be an active person (or want to get active) and be enthusiastic about cycling or walking. Hounslow champion efforts are awarded with gold, silver and bronze certificates and gift vouchers as a small token to recognise the effort that
volunteers put it.

Be part of London 2012. The Active travel champions project is one of the outstanding projects granted the London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.

The first Hounslow induction will take place in Brentford on Tuesday 3rd July, 6pm – 8:30pm. For more details or to apply contact Kate on 0207 780 7201, kate.meakin@sustrans.org.uk [4]
Website: https://champions.sustrans.org.uk [5]

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Chiswick/Ealing events this week to 28th May

Just a copy/paste from Chiswick to spread the word – your opportunity to see Transition 2 film:

Chiswick Transitioners will be meeting on Thursday 24th May at Acton, Green Church Hall, Cunnington Street London W4 5ER at 7.30pm.
We will be planning 2 new projects to implement locally and need your help and enthusiasm. Whatever your skills you are welcome to come along and get involved.
Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday!
Diane, Anna, Jon and Daniel

Transition News Ealing and Film
Sunday 27th May: Ealing Transition are showing Transition 2.0 7.30pm and then having their AGM
Monday 28th May 7.30pm: Ealing Transition are hosting a talk entitled ‘Nature Deficit’ – by Matthew Firth, deputy director of London Wildlife Trust.
For more details please see: http://chiswicktransition.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=203412da2d3708ddafe50c06e&id=5bcf6416cd&e=837676cefe

(If that link breaks, copy and paste the whole thing or just go to the Ealing website at http://www.ealingtransition.org.uk/ )

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