About

We face huge challenges but what can we do about them? What alternatives do we have to leaving it all to the ‘powers that be’?

Our group’s purpose is ‘a happy, healthy Walthamstow, where through working together as a community we can reduce our energy use and increase our resilience’.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Transition approach is about forging a positive future that inspires, instead of dwelling on problems – harnessing hope instead of fear. By developing a constructive response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and economic contraction, we can help create a vibrant and sustainable future for local people.

In Walthamstow we aim to

  • support local organisations that encourage the development of more resilient communities,
  • help local people gain low carbon and low energy living skills, reduce their living costs, and enjoy the benefits of better connectedness with their community, and
  • run projects which demonstrate the potential for Walthamstow to reduce its planetary impact.

Hornbeam meeting shrunkSo whether you are passionate about local food production, a better street environment, improved home energy efficiency, a healthier local economy, or have further ideas, we are the people to see and talk to. Some of our established and emerging projects are listed here.

We meet at 8pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe St, Walthamstow, E17 9AH (Hoe St & Bakers Avenue junction). More information about our events here.

Hornbeam Centre map: http://g.co/maps/ty88q

Contact us at transitionwalthamstow@gmail.com

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A bit of history

Transition Waltham Forest (TWF) started in Autumn 2008, and set out to host public discussion & show films about climate change & peak oil, and stimulate the establishment of Transition Initiatives on the borough. In consequence Transition Leytonstone formed in September 2009.

After 18 months of activity TWF went into hibernation, as most of the active participants  migrated to other projects (including Transition Leytonstone). It may spring back into life once we have a couple more transition initiatives in the borough and there’s a need for better communication between them.

The first meeting of Transition Walthamstow was on 21st October 2011.

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2 Responses to About

  1. Katie Francis says:

    Dear Transition Town Walthamstow,

    I work for the London Cycling Campaign and we are in the middle of a funding round from TFL where local groups can bid to receive up to £5000 to set up a cycling project. Projects funded in the past include bike recycling projects for young people, after-school cycling clubs, and cycle training for women.

    Would this be something you would be able to advertise on your website or to your members? The deadline to apply is Monday 19 March at 5pm.

    Link to more info can be found here: http://lcc.org.uk/articles/london-cycling-campaign-and-mayor-of-london-join-forces-to-establish-community-cycling-projects

    We also have a ‘Love London, Go Dutch’ campaign running, to make London a more liveable city, and it would be great if your members could sign that petition here http://lcc.org.uk/pages/go-dutch

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon

    With Best Wishes

    Katie

  2. Hi Katie,
    Yes we will cover both at our Transition meeting on Monday 12th March.
    Thanks for alerting us to these opportunities.
    Paul

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