It's Party Season

Good afternoon everyone!

First off there is a hub meeting tonight (Monday the 18th), which is a great way to hear what the various branches of Transition Cambridge have been up to. Pop along for some or all of it- everyone welcome. Whilst the weather today is fantastic, on Wednesday a Flood Forum is being held at the Friend's Meeting House between 10 and 2, so if you could use (or provide!) a few tips on unwanted water levels then this is the event for you. On a slightly similar note, if swimming is your thing you could swim the cam for Cambridge Sustainable Food on Saturday the 23rd. If however you're looking for something more relaxed, then there are a whopping three fantastic celebrations coming your way- one is the 2016 Permaculture Party on the 24th, one is to celebrate Transition Cambridge's birthday on the 31st and one is for CamLet's Summer Picnic on the 7th of August. Lucky, aren't we?

CONTENTS

Transition News and Events

  • Monday 18 July: Transition Cambridge hub meeting
  • Wednesday 20 July: Flood Forum
  • Thursday 28 July: Food Group Summer Social - bike ride & pub
  • Sunday 31 July: Transition Cambridge Summer Birthday Celebration
  • Thursday 15 September: Energy Group Meeting
  • How to keep cool in summer - Energy group fact sheet
  • Events for your calendar

Community News

Other News and Events

  • Saturday 23 July: Swim the Cam
  • Sunday 24 July: Permaculture Party 2016
  • Sunday 07 August: Annual CamLets summer picnic

Transition News and Events

Monday 18 July: Transition Cambridge hub meeting

19:00-21:00, Nicola's house on Chesterton Road

At the hub's monthly meeting, representatives of the groups and projects report on what they've been up to. We also make plans together to coordinate future events. Meetings are open, so all are welcome to attend. Attending hub meetings is a good way to see how Transition Cambridge works, and to get a sense of the range of projects that we are involved with. Contact Nicola for details of the address.

Wednesday 20 July: Flood Forum

10:00, Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA

I used to think that someone should do something about flooding, I now realise that someone is me!

If you feel similar and are interested in learning about ways of preventing localised flooding by installing low impact sustainable urban drainage measures, then please come along and meet with us to discuss flooding issues affecting Cambridge, potential solutions to those issues and ways that each and everyone of us can learn how to install those measures. More details here.

Thursday 28 July: Food Group Summer Social - bike ride & pub

19:30, Plough and Fleece, Horningsea, CB25 9JG

It's summer - which means it's the perfect time for a bike ride to a country pub! The Food Group invites you to join us for our 'traditional' summer social outing - a bike ride along the Cam, followed by food and drink at the Plough and Fleece pub in Horningsea. Meet at the Green Dragon bridge (CB4 1NZ) in Chesterton at 7.00 to cycle, or join us at the pub from 7.30. We'll be in the garden (fingers crossed for suitable weather...!). All welcome! Please RSVP by email so we can book for the right number. More info about the (community owned) pub, food and drink here.

Sunday 31 July: Transiton Cambridge Summer Birthday Celebration

14:00, Empty Common Community Garden

Join us for our annual summer party to celebrate another year of Transition fun, friendship and community action. Please bring simple food to share and your own plate/cup/cutlery to share for our picnic. If anyone has some suitable outdoor games - eg boules, twister mats etc. feel free to bring them too. A nearby pub, the Earl of Derby will be our rainy day back-up. Transitioners, friends and family of Transitioners- all welcome!

Thursday 15 September: Energy Group Meeting

20:00-21:30, Patrick's place, off Coldhams Lane

We will discuss what we would like to do in the coming year : what topics to discuss, public engagement, any other initiatives people would like to suggest.

We will also catch up on the latest energy related news. All welcome. Ask Nicola for details of the venue. More details here.

<b id='keepingcool'>How to keep cool in summer - Energy group fact sheet</b> The energy group has a new fact sheet on . Given the weather this is quite timely.

Events for your calendar

Other News and Events

Saturday 23 July: Swim the Cam

11:00, Byron's Pool to Sheep's Green

A sponsored swim to raise money for Cambridge Sustainable Food's new Food Hub. If you are an experienced swimmer, why not register to swim? Or if your prefer to be a spectator, come and join the finishing line party on Sheep's Green from midday. More details here

Sunday 24 July: Permaculture Party 2016

12:30-18:30,

You are invited to the second annual Permaculture Party. Featuring:

  • Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan from the Formidable Vegetable Sound System who played here last year
  • Vegetarian & vegan food
  • A tour of allotment
  • A ceilidh with Moon Carrot, from 16:30

Admission is £10 for over 16s and anyone younger is free! Any profit will be donated to The Permaculture Association.

The address is 74 Foster Road, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9JR. If possible please arrive by means other than a car as it is a residential street. If cycling leave your bike at the front of the house, not in the garden or public cycleway.

The music will finish at 18:30. Weather permitting we will then spend the evening around the bonfire, so please feel free to stay on for that. Please contact Iain for any other information about the event.

Sunday 07 August: Annual CamLets summer picnic

15:00-17:00, Coleridge Recreation ground CB1 3QY

CamLets (Local Exchange Trading Scheme) is a group where members offer services such as dog walking, spanish lessons, ironing, gardening, lifts etc in exchange for services they want. This year our annual picnic is at Coleridge Recreation Ground. The nearest entrance to where we will be meeting is in Davy Road by the children's play area. If you would like to meet some of the members and find out more about how CamLets operates, then please do come and join us. Non-members are very welcome to come to this event. More details here

Enjoy the sun,

Jonathan and the Bulletineers

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