We have fairly regular planning meetings, usually at Hythe Cricket Club or the ‘tin church’ on Stade Street, and these are called when anyone feels we need one, rather than on a set day. In many ways, we’d rather be out doing things than sitting round a table. Often, things can be discussed and decisions made while carrying out other activities.
We’ve also done a number of open meetings, including a Next Steps meeting (right) at the start of February 2012, to spread the word to a wider audience and gather new ideas and participants (it achieved both).
We have monthly local litter bashing, often on the beach but also having covered other parts of the town and area. We are always open to suggestions for areas that need some TLC and we are talking to Shepway District Council and Kent County Council about major problem areas and the current district-wide cleaning arrangements. And we have done a number of tree and hedge planting sessions, including working alongside Hythe Civic Society on a long-term project to improve St Leonard’s Churchyard in the centre of the town.
We also have social events from time to time, such as the candlelit dinner at the Little Cafe in Hythe High Street at the end of March 2012 to mark the WWF’s Earth Hour.
We hold quarterly fairs at the ‘tin church’ in Hythe and have had a range of courses as part of the ‘reskilling’ and ‘Inner Transition’ aspects of the Transition movement.
We also had a showing of the inspirational film about the movement, Transition 2.0, on in July 2012, as part of Hythe Festival Week. We had a float in the Venetian Fete in 2011 and will be setting sail with a new creation in 2013 as well.