Gleaning day at Wye

There is a gleaning day coming up next Saturday (26th), just up the road at a farm near Wye. A…

Join us for this year's Spring Fair

[caption id="attachment_534" align="alignright" width="300"] Transition Hythe Fair, March 2013[/caption] Saturday 12th April sees our annual Spring Fair, at our usual…

Next bug hotel on the way!

[caption id="attachment_59" align="alignright" width="300"] The bug hotel at Folkestone Academy Primary School[/caption] One of our deluxe residencies for bugs will…

News

Gleaning day at Wye

Allotment

There is a gleaning day coming up next Saturday (26th), just up the road at a farm near Wye. A number of Transition members have expressed an interest in this great initiative and there are likely to be a few…

Join us for this year’s Spring Fair

Transition Hythe Fair, March 2013

Saturday 12th April sees our annual Spring Fair, at our usual ‘spiritual home’ of the Tin Tabernacle in Hythe (recently lovingly repainted and redecorated by owners, John and Kay). There’ll be lots going on as always and we’ll have our…

Hythe Spring Clean this Saturday

Some of the volunteers

As with the last couple of years, we’ll be doing a bumper litter pick to give the town a Spring Clean. The Tin Tabernacle, in Stade Street, is our HQ and groups will be fanning out to tackle areas that…

Next bug hotel on the way!

Bug hotel

One of our deluxe residencies for bugs will be going into a third local primary school shortly. A session to build the foundations will take place at St Augustine’s in Hythe on Sunday 16th March, to be followed by ‘infilling’…

Anyone for allotments?

Allotment

Two local allotments have been offered to Transition members for community growing. One is at Eaton Lands in Hythe, the other is at Newington (by the Penne turning off Newington Road on the way out of Folkestone). If you are…

Sign up for energy heat loss project

Thermal Image

For the fourth consecutive year, local residents are offered a free study to show heat loss from their homes.  Anyone in the area who would like to be involved, either in helping to undertake the studies or to be recipients…

Join us for a new season at Tynwald

Tynwald care home

The first working party of the new season was at our community allotment and garden at Tynwald today, clearing, harvesting wonderful leeks, weeding and planting bulbs. If you’ve not been involved but have time on your hands, why not consider…

Record turnout for beach clean

December litter

Thank you to everyone (more than 50 residents) who turned out for yesterday’s beach clean, making it our largest to date. Aided by mild, sunny weather, more than 100 bags of rubbish were collected from a large stretch of beach,…

Projects

Thermal imaging

Transition Hythe has had access to a thermal image camera from Kent County Council for the last four years and we completed the latest set of visits for this highly successful project at the end of February 2014. Each year,…

Renewables

We have a sub-group looking at renewables projects in the town and surrounding area. Here in Shepway, there are a lot of natural resources – wind, water – and a need for jobs. However, it seems the only way that…

Inner Transition and reskilling

Passing on skills and transition of the individual are important parts of the Transition movement and we have embraced them within Transition Hythe. Clearly, there are elements of this within most or all of our general projects but we have…

Bug hotels

Using a collection of pallets and other material, there are now bug hotels in a number of sites in and around Hythe. The first two were at Folkestone Academy Primary School and St Leonard’s Church, Hythe, followed by Hythe Bay…

Ecobags

We have been doing our bit over the last couple of years to drive plastics bags out of Hythe. We kicked off in Autumn 2012 when we launched our first Transition Hythe ecobags. This followed a supply of 50 jute…

Community growing

We would love to greatly extend the amount of food that is grown within the community. At one time, post-war, a large amount of food was grown in the town but, through development, most growing areas were lost, including large…

Litter picks

Of all our activities, the litter picks are the ones that have mobilised the most people. A conservative estimate is 300 people having been involved in one or more of these. We have held them on a more or less…

Local retailer scheme

The transition scheme is always looking at ways to encourage the use of local shops. As with so many High Streets, Hythe is under pressure from online alternatives and mega-stores (the arrival of the huge Sainsbury’s was a blow). A…