Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sutton Community Farm – from field to fork

Sutton Community Farm entranceWe set off up the A217 this morning, on our way to Sutton Community Farm who were holding a “Field to Fork” event for their customers. Sutton Community Farm are one of the main suppliers to the Transition Redhill food group, otherwise known as the Redhill & Reigate Food Group (with its own website, here).

We take a regular bag of organic vegetables from the farm, and were looking forward to finding out more about where it comes from. We arrived slightly late, and found a large group of customers already gathered in the portakabin that forms the main farm building, drinking tea and chatting with the staff – Laura, Carlota and Joris.

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Transition Redhill – July Update

Gatton Country FairGatton Country Fair

We are fresh from our stall at this year’s Gatton Country Fair. It was a gorgeous afternoon, in a lovely setting. We spoke to quite a few people and gave away some flyers, and even gained a few new additions to our mailing list – welcome!

Thank you to everyone who helped out and those that came over for a chat. The concept of Transition isn’t the easiest thing to get across in a way that draws people over to a stall – particularly when there are birds of prey and ice creams competing for their attention – but we have some new ideas for next time.

Debbie FoxGrowing Redhill looks ahead

Debbie Fox, secretary of our sister organisation, Growing Redhill, writes:

“Growing Redhill is a community-led gardening group. We are run solely by volunteers. We help local people to get into gardening. We support our members with tools and space to develop their growing skills. We have over five years of experience in helping local people to ‘grow their own’. Our objectives include:

  • To use wildlife friendly methods of gardening
  • To promote the benefits of allotment gardening.

If you’d like to find out more about us, why not come to our Annual General Meeting onSunday 27 July? We’ll be re-thinking our purpose and planning the year ahead. You might find yourself helping us with the flower planters on Merstham Station or getting involved in another local project.

The event is at 5 Crossland Road, Redhill RH1 4AN (Map). This is our Treasurer’s house. It starts at 14.00. There will be a private viewing of the garden afterwards and a quiz. If you can, please RSVP, so we know that you are coming. If you’d like to join our small, informal committee, please let us know too. If you can’t attend but would like to know more, contact Debbie Fox via or tel: 07717 678968. For more about us see

GuitarAcoustic Music Sessions at The Garland

Transition members who like playing music (and having a pint in the Garland!) are welcome to come along to a monthly jamming and songwriting session that takes place at the pub on the second Saturday of every month from 3pm-6pm. The event is a very informal session involving musicians of all standards. It combines a jamming group and a songwriting group, and all new members are more than welcome.

Music books of published songs will be available; you are welcome to play or sing something well-known, or to play something of your own composition. The organisers hope that the event will also put songwriters in touch with each other so they can work on co-writes in the future.

Details from Sue Fenton on 07931 541369 or, or find the Reigate and Redhill Songwriters Club on Facebook.

When: Saturday, 12 July 2014 @ 3:00pm – 6:00 pm
Where: The Garland, 5 Brighton Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6PP (Map)

3 pintsTransition Drinks

Our monthly Transition Drinks. All welcome.

We will be in the main bar at the Garland. Come along for a chat and see what we have been doing and what we have planned. We are always keen to hear new ideas, and if you have a project you think we could help with, please come and tell us about it.

We’ll be there from 8, probably until about 9.30 or so, so drop in any time in between.

When: Tuesday, 15 July 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: The Garland, 5 Brighton Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6PP (Map)