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Transition Telford

  • Hub: England
  • Topics: Arts, Culture & Society, Energy, Food & drink, Knowledge & learning, Natural environment, REconomy, Transport

Based in Telford, Shropshire. Started in 2012, we are engaged in several different projects, including energy, textiles and sustainable food production.  We are always looking for new members and new ways to engage the public in Transition.

Our most successful project is GrowLocal – an annual plant share event which for the past 5 years has brought together local enthusiasts – both individuals and organisations to share skills and information to help people grow their own food.

In February 2018 we had our first seedswap and this continues to be a big success, encouraging more people to grow – both food and flowers for free!

We are active in two community gardens, one in Leegomery and a small permaculture garden at the Green wood Centre in the historic Ironbridge Gorge which we hope will form the basis of a free food trail in the area.

Our current energy project focusses on electric vehicle charging points, but in the past we have helped a local community obtain a grant to improve the insulation of their building and put solar panels on their roof. During 2014/15 we secured a grant from the Rural Energy Fund for a feasibility study for a small hydro-electricity scheme in Coalbrookdale but this proved not to be feasible for now but we gained new knowledge and skills – particularly about the tendering process.

In our Rethreads project we make things out of scrap or recycled materials. We sew, knit, crochet, make rag rugs and our keen to pass on our own skills and learn new ones. We often do this in conjunction with another charity – Forge Urban Revival at their Cafe at The Wakes in Oakengates making rag wreaths at Christmas and Easter has proved to be our most popular activity.

The Group meets on the first Monday of each month at the Elephant and Castle, 1 High Street, Dawley, TF4 2ET at 7.00 pm for business and at 8.00 for a more social gathering. Newcomers are always welcome.

At the current moment all meetings are on zoom

Please contact us via out website or Facebook page, twitter or instagram