Thursday 24th Feb, 7-9pm, Red Rock Centre, Sandy Lane.
A group of Dawlish residents, Dawlish business people and a local councillor are set to lead the way on the launch of “Dawlish Transition”, a community initiative that can help reduce costs, reduce waste and improve lifestyles!
“Transition” is about people working together to “future-proof” their lives as we face so much change in the world, like reducing oil supplies, higher prices and food shortages.
The whole Transition movement was launched in Totnes, many years ago and has been very successful, with initiatives including festivals, food events, garden share schemes and even solar panels for the civic hall. It is estimated that Transition has brought an estimated £122,000 to the local economy, with people just coming to the town to find out more. (See their website for more information - http://www.transitiontowntotnes.org)
Now Transition is proving successful in many other areas, and Dawlish aims to be next on the map! The group will be showing a film that explains the issues we face, how we can take action, and afterwards a Q&A session event to enable people to find out more about getting involved and taking this to the next level.
The film night will be held on Thursday 24th February, 7-9pm at the Red Rock Centre (by Dawlish Football club, Sandy Lane). Entry is free and all are welcome.
Films showing “”Power of the Community” and “Message in the Waves”, with guest speakers: Antony Turner , Carbon Sense Foundation & Teign Estuary Transition, and Ben Bryant, Teignbridge Recycling Officer (Dawlish Bag Campaign)
Carolyn Ballard, who has booked the event and speakers said: “I’m delighted that we can kick-start the Transition movement here in Dawlish. We have so many pro-active people here, and I’m sure we can all work together to create an amazing project that will improve everyone’s lives.”
Dawlish Transition has a site for more information: www.dawlishtransition.blogspot.com/
And members urge everyone to come along and enjoy the film and discussion. Founder member, Sue Haswell said: “This is set to be a great free community event – and the start of something big, where we can all get together and tackle the issues that matter to us most.”