Saturday, 14 November 2009

King's Lynn, Norfolk

Market town: pop. 35,000

Timeline: started January ‘09

“Our main success is our edible garden in the local park,” reported one of Transition King’s Lynn’s prime movers, Viv Manning. Helped by a Greener Neighbourhood Grant, the land grows different kinds of vegetables, herbs and fruit trees, and forms the focal point of this group, as well as providing a way of forging links with the local town council. They have also recently taken part in another scheme (Do Something Different) to help advise local residents on how to grow vegetables on the local Fairstead estate.

Other activities follow the Transition tradition of showing The End of Suburbia (5 people!) and having stalls at local events, such as the Burnham Deepdale Earth Day. They have also made links with local beekeepers and the Hardings Pits Association, formed to help protect a community-managed wildlife site.

TKL have a steering group of six at present but are looking for more active members to take the initiative to a more dynamic level.

Contact Person: Viv Manning

Tel: (01553) 765 061

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