Transition BH Progress Report

Every now and again I feel the need to post a quick update on where Transition BH Hub is as an organization. I see that I last did this in August so it’s probably time for another.

Early October saw us added, as group number 224, to the l

ist of Transition initiatives with Official Status. This gives us various benefits in terms of support from the Transition Network and discounts on resources such as the “In Transition” film.

It also allowed us to register our interest in the Transition Together project. Much to our delight, in October we became one of only 10 Transition initiatives worldwide to be successful in being awarded funding and resources to Transition Together. “T Tog” offers

straightforward, practical advice to small groups of 5–8 households to help them to reduce energy, waste and water at home.

The idea is to roll out T Tog to 200 households throughout the conurbation within the next few months, working with the local Transition groups in Christchurch, Poole, Bournemouth and Wimborne to engage people in the project.

Meanwhile, in order to administer this we needed to formulate a Constitution and put together an interim steering group so that a bank account could be opened to put the funds in!

The constitution has now been finalised and signed and you can take a look at it in the files section. The steering group has nine members at the moment (Amanda, Andy, Gary, me, Jacki, Julie, Lindley, Rachel and Theresa), who will take us through until we have an AGM in the new year. At that point a new steering group can be elected.

The website will be given a facelift shortly. The aim will be to keep the home page updated with brief details of all the local events related to Transition. Please do take a look from time to time because there’s so much happening.

The local groups in Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Wimborne, and indeed in the outer reaches of the BH postcode area (New Forest and Purbeck) are all healthy and buzzing with activity. Please do check out an event/meeting/film screening from time to time – new technologies are great for networking but there’s no substitute for talking to and getting to know people face to face.

Harriet

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