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Hi Everyone,

We're slipping (and sliding) closer to Christmas! A couple of lovely ideas in the bulletin this week in case you're still looking for that perfect present.

Transition News and Events

  • Wednesday 15 Dececember: Winter Re-Skilling at the Transition Knitting Circle
  • Wednesday 15 December: Energy Group Meeting
  • Thursday 16 December: Transition Cambridge Christmas Party!!!

Related News and Events

  • Wednesday 12th January 2011: Choosing an Eco-friendly Heating System 
  • Whipcar - another car share scheme in Cambridge

Community Corner

  • Locally-made wooden blocks for children 
  • 'Cambridge Creates' Book 

Transition News and Events

  • Wednesday 17 November 19:15 : Winter Re-Skilling at the Transition Knitting Circle.

It is most definitely Winter and knitters everywhere are creating and renovating warmer garments for the long season ahead. The Transition Knitting Circle have been turning their attention to the practice of Re-Knitting, that is, transforming worn and often well-loved knitted garments into new and revived ones. For instance, take a worn at the elbows sweater you're fond of but can't really wear anymore. Bring it along to a session and find out how to transform it into something new and wearable. Additionally, Lulu and Mae will be happy to teach beginners to knit and to read patterns as well as learning from others about new techniques, yarns and generally exploring the joy of creating, customising and re-creating clothing. Beginners are requested to call ahead of sessions to make sure that someone will be available to teach and help them. All welcome. 5, Brackyn Road, CB1 3PL. Suggested 50p contribution to refreshments costs. Lulu - C: 411350/ 07951 318116

  • Wednesday 15 December: Energy Group Meeting 

We will be reviewing feedback from Mill Road Winter Fair, planning for the PV Forum in February, other activities and funding. Nicola's place on Chesterton Road 20:00. Contact Nicola for her address if you don't know it! 

 

  • Thursday 16 December: Transition Cambridge Christmas Party!!!

Come along and celebrate the festive season with your fellow transitioners at our Christmas party upstairs at the Maypole!

There'll be an open mike session if anyone feels brave enough to stand up and provide some entertainment (from 8:30-9ish), and we'll also be collecting homemade/recycled presents to give to a local care home, as an alternative to a secret santa. For those who'd like to bring something, suitable gifts include cushions, blankets, books, board games and plants, and sensory objects for those suffering from dementia such as lavender pillows, rain sticks, and teddy bears with tactile fabrics. (Thanks to Jade and Liam for organising this!)

We hope that you can all make it and look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Maypole Pub (upstairs room) from 19:30 onwards

Related News and Events

  • Wednesday 12 Jan 2011: Choosing an Eco-friendly Heating System 

A Cambridge Carbon Footprint Event:

Dave Jordan and Ridgeons Sustainability Team will give you an overview of renewable and eco-friendly heating systems, including: biomass and wood-pellet systems, combined heat and power, ground source and air source heat pumps, woodburning stoves, condensing boilers, smart controls, sizing a system, solar thermal compatibility and lots more… St Luke’s Church Centre, Victoria Rd, Camb CB4 2DE 19:30

Booking essential – please email the office or call 01223 971353 to book your place. The event is free but donations are invited to cover room hire and refreshments.

  • Whipcar - another car share scheme in Cambridge

For those of us who are trying to wean ourselves off using a car, car share schemes make the transition to being "car-free" a bit easier. If you only use your car occasionally, it's generally cheaper to hire one than to pay car tax, insurance and repairs. Cambridge now has two car share schemes, Streetcar and Whipcar. Whipcar is based on renting your neighbour's car or offering your car for your neighbours to rent. Find out how it works from their web-site here. The more people that join, the more useful it becomes - and it can also work in the villages... It's cheaper than hiring a car, and Whipcar sorts out the insurance side of things. There are already 7 cars available in Cambridge and Cherry Hinton. Sounds a great idea!

Community Corner

  • Locally-made wooden blocks for children

Rhea's father, Tontyn Hopman, is 96 years old and is almost blind and deaf. He has found purpose in making these wooden blocks for children, sitting by the log fire in the evenings. He has offered the blocks to Transition to sell (they make great Christmas presents for small children), and is giving the profits to support Transition projects. The block sets come in two sizes: £15 for 33 blocks of assorted sizes, and £25 for 66 blocks. See here for a picture. The finish on the wood is "Pure Tung Oil" and is non-toxic for small children (it's derived from a nut, so is not suitable for those with nut allergies). If you would like to buy a set, please e-mail us and we can arrange for you to collect them or for us to deliver them to you (if you live in town). With many thanks to Tontyn and Rhea!

  • 'Cambridge Creates' Book

Cambridge Creates is a collection of work which showcases the talents of the city, and is a celebration of community life in Cambridge. It captures moments of individual expression and offers a unique reflection of social and personal experience in Cambridge. The book is on sale at CB1 cafe on Mill Road and proceeds will be donated to Winter Comfort, Funky Flamingo and Lifecraft. For more information you can contact Nicky on 0791 004 8719. Thanks for your support!

There you go! Wrap up warm and enjoy the season!

Cheers

Rob

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Transition Cambridge aims to help Cambridge make the transition to ways of life that are more resilient in the face of rising energy prices and a changing climate.

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