Market town: pop. 12,000
Timeline: Started October ’08,
became official April ‘09
Transition Woodbridge started with a steering group of 10-12. During the last year they have shown several films at local church halls, including Power of Community, Akenfield and Farm for the Future, held a hustings for the local candidate just before the European elections and a series of talks. The talks have been on a diverse range of subjects from the Problem of Population, Local Food, Climate Change and Energy to local artist Fran Crowe’s installation using 48,000 pieces of rubbish found on local beaches http://www.flyintheface.com/. Spokesperson and TE Support Group member, Nigel McKean, felt that the speakers were not radical or hard-hitting enough to provoke a response or create an impact. The initiative is now concentrating on more practical projects.
Transition Woodbridge have also started having Transition Drinks once a month at the local Cherry Tree pub, as well as forming an allotment association and hosting the Permaculture club that recently built a clay oven at the Mildenhall Community Garden in Ipswich.
TW’s future plans include starting a food coop and an educational Permaculture Project. They are hoping to unleash in the spring and to become a hub for the surrounding villages and smaller initiatives.