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An update from Transition Town Market Harborough
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** September 2014 Newsletter
** Community action for a sustainable future
It has been a busy Summer with our volunteers beavering away on many different projects, so we thought we should send you an update. If you met us at Shambala 2014 then a warm welcome to you.
Below are some things we hope that you will find interesting in, remember Transition is an open group, new volunteers are always welcome and your ideas are our life blood. Check our twitter feeds to keep up to date with what is happening locally.
The Group meets next on Sunday October 5th and has its AGM & Social on Saturday November 15th. Contact us for more details.
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** Apple day is coming
Our annual apple day is returning for its third year on October 11th this time on the Town Square in the town centre.
A chance to meet our dedicated volunteers and see our community owned apple press in action and maybe buy a share in the press for your own use. There will also be stalls from HIT Environment Group, Sustainable Harborough, Master Composters and Gardeners.
** Brampton Valley Way
** Forage for all project
Imagine walking along this former railway track surrounded by wildflowers and edible hedgerows, immersed in the sound of busy insects. This was our dream when we initiated this project with the participation of NCC, LCC, Leics & Rutland willdlife trust, Beds, Cambs & Northants wildlife trust and Sustrans. The pathway to the Shambala Festival ! The initial wildflower survey has been done and a more detailed survey will be starting very soon.
** Seedy Sunday returns
Established in 2011 Foxton’s Seedy Sunday quickly became a popular event in the local calendar. The absence of the 2013 Seedy Sunday event led us to contact Meryl Cumber, who is pleased that the Transition’s volunteers are enthusiastically able to take over the event.
Read more (http://www.transitionharborough.org.uk/?p=671)
As part of our work as a partner in the Sustainable Harborough project some of our volunteers have been helping deliver Harborough’s local food hub, an internet based shopping service for local food with a click and collect service based at the Admiral Nelson Pub in the Town.
edibLE16 is now incorporated as a Limited Company, and they hope to launch the shopping site in October. You can register interest in being a customer producer or a volunteer via the website.
Find out more (http://www.edible16.co.uk)
** N2 community garden group battles on
A group of residents from Newcombe Street and Naseby Close (hence N2) that included two of our volunteers had been petitioning Harborough District Council since 2009 to take over a disused garage site. The idea was to buy it from the council and establish a community farm on the site. Though the council has tried to auction off the land, it is believed they didn’t get a good offer and a sale to the community may still be an option.
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