County town: pop. 155,000
Timeline: Started October ’09.
Transition Colchester (TC) continues on its transition journey working alongside its neighbouring initiatives, Transition Wivenhoe, Stour Valley and Nayland. Its core group normally meets monthly at the Quaker Meeting House, Church St, Colchester. Early in 2010 two of the group attended a Transition Training event sponsored by Colchester BC and met with fellow Transitioners from across the region. In April one of the group went to Cuba to see firsthand the organoponicos (urban market gardens). This informed a public showing of the film Power of the Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil in June. Over the summer two of the group attended a permaculture course at the Apricot Centre
The group recognizes that Colchester already has a fair number of green-minded groups and not wishing to dilute others’ energies sees TTC developing a role in facilitating effective communication and interaction between these groups, for example, Walk Colchester .To this end TTC is currently working up a directory of Transition focused groups/organizations in Colchester.
Photo: Transition Talk Training at Colchester February 2010