Saturday, 14 November 2009

Hadleigh, Suffolk

Village: pop. 8,150
Timeline: Started June ‘09

Hadleigh have held two environmental screenings at the village hall: An Inconvenient Truth and The Age of Stupid. After the second, Jane Haylock asked if anyone was interested in taking Transition forward and Transition Hadleigh was seeded. Although very much at its early stages (they plan to have a first open meeting in early 2010), there are many elements that would make an initiative take root and flourish in the village. The Chamber of Commerce has begun a food initiative that has included farm visits and a talk on 1940’s food (looking at the effects of rationing and home-growing). The medieval Town Hall has just had a carbon footprint survey and the council have just started up an allotment association and intend to apply for grants for a meeting hut and compost toilet that will enable people to come together and share seed orders etc. There is a growing groundswell of interest, reports Jane, and she hopes the initative will take off next year.

Contact Person:
June Haylock
Tel: (01473) 827 752

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