Monthly Archives: February 2014

Anyone for allotments?

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 interested in either, please contact Martin on 07787 124794 or martin_whybrow@yahoo.co.uk, and arrangements can be…

Sign up for energy heat loss project

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 of the free visits, is invited to make contact. If you have problems with your…

Join us for a new season at Tynwald

community-allotment-garden

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 joining us on this project as we ramp up our activities with Spring not too…

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 any renewable energy schemes other than those of private residents will come about is via…

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 also run a series of courses, with others planned. Those courses have stemmed from the…

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 School. One is now at the planning stage for St Augustine’s Primary School in Hythe.…

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 bags ‘falling into our laps’, left over from a previous student project. These sold well…