September in Transition

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Transition Town Reading Meeting: **Tuesday** 8 September, 7:30pm at Great Expectations Pub.

Our regular monthly meetings are now on the second Tuesday of the month. Come along and discuss all things Transition Town Reading over a pint of beer or cup of tea. You can help to plan the future direction of TTR, including funding, communications, the website and thinking about what we should focus on next. There will also be updates on and next steps about ongoing and new projects. If you have new ideas for projects, this is a great opportunity to bounce them off other interested people, get feedback and support.

Repair Cafe at RLab: Sunday 20 September, 12noon-4.30pm

Repair Cafe returns after the summer break this month to RLab (C1 Weldale Street, RG1 7BX) on Sunday 20 September from 12-4.30pm.

Come along and learn to repair your broken things! You can get your clothes, electronics, mechanical items, toys, furniture, blunt / broken tools fixed all for a donation only! Plus there will be homemade cakes!

You’re also welcome bring along you latest craft project to get help and support and a sociable space to work on your project.   So come along, join in the fun and bring along your friends and family!

We are looking for more volunteers to help with organising, publicity and running Repair Cafe, if you’re interested please email repaircafe@transitionreading.org.uk

Reading Hydro Open Meeting, Wednesday 23 September, Council chamber at RBC offices, RG1 2LU

Come to an open meeting about The Reading Hydro Project, a key component of the Reading Sustainability Centre project (http://readingsustainabilitycentre.co.uk/) at The Council Chamber at Reading  Borough Council offices, RG1 2LU at 7pm finishing by 9pm.

The meeting will involve:

· Updates on Reading Hydro from Tony Cowling, project lead.
· Progress report on Abingdon Hydro from Richard Riggs
· Investing locally in renewable energy from Lisa Ashford, Ethex.
· Q&A with the speakers above.
· Reading hydro financial model explained.
· Next steps for Reading hydro  Brendan   Barrow, E-WaterPower.
· Q&A  then networking & refreshments

Apple picking for Reading Town Meal

The Reading Town Meal is coming up next month and we will be running an apple pressing stall so need to collect some apples! If you know anyone that has an apple tree or if there any public apple trees near you that are ripe for the picking then let Alex know at treasurer@transitionreading.org.uk . We also need to pick all the apples so let Alex know if you’re interested in helping with apple picking.

Reading Town Meal, Saturday 3rd October, Forbury Gardens

The biggest “picnic in the park” that Reading has ever seen will return to Forbury Gardens on Saturday 3 October 2015 and the local community is invited to get involved in this celebration of local sustainable food. A delicious meal, cooked by Reading College catering students from produce grown and donated by local allotment holders and home growers will be served free to over 1,000 people.

The Abundance project will be running an apple pressing stall at the Town Meal and TTR will also have a general information stall shared with GREN and Reading Climate Change Partnership. Volunteers are needed to help with both stalls during the event and for set up and put down. If you’re interested in helping contact Alex at treasurer@transitionreading.org.uk .

 

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