Transition Willesden is a local Transition initiative which covers the Willesden and Dollis Hill area and surrounding streets in the London Borough of Brent. Our core purpose is to mobilise and facilitate community action in order to respond effectively and positively to the twin challenges of climate change and peak oil.
We have been going since July 2011, and are closely linked with our neighbouring transition town – Kensal to Kilburn
A community-led response to the global challenges of climate change, economic hardship and shrinking supplies of cheap energy.
Transition is about making a positive difference locally, having fun, getting to know our neighbours, making new friends, sharing skills and ideas to build a stronger community that is better prepared for the future.
What are we doing locally?
We hold public meetings – film screenings, talks (foraging, food-growing, energy), and workshops (a communal meal, chutney and bread-making). A core group meets regularly to organise these and other activities.
We have a fruit harvesting group, Willesden Fruit Harvesters, that picks unwanted fruit from local gardens to share with the community.
We are looking to set up a community food-growing and wild flower planting space.
Everyone is welcome to get involved. You may want to join one of our groups, or have your own ideas for a working group or project. You may have skills you’d like to share or learn. Join our mailing list to hear about our activities and other local news, or just come along to one of our events.