Monthly Archives: November 2014

Transition Redhill – November Update

Project Wild ThingAnother Walk on the Wild Side

October’s planned film screening had to be cancelled, so we have rearranged it for November.

We will be showing the film Project Wild Thing at our usual Tuesday evening meeting at The Garland…

Filmmaker David Bond is a worried man. His kids’ waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. Like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors – not like it was back in his day.

He decides it’s time to get back to nature – literally.

Read more about the film on our website.

When: Tuesday, 18 November 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: The Garland, 5 Brighton Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6PP (Map)

Admission free. All welcome.

Sutton Community Farm logoFarm Start – A Food Growing Business Incubator

Sutton Community Farm, one of our food group‘s suppliers, are launching a Food Growing Business Incubator, called Farm Start. This pilot project seeks to support new entrants into food production enterprise by helping them test out their food growing enterprise ideas at a minimal risk. This is a one year pilot, aiming to explore the challenges faced by new entrants into farming including a lack of access to finance, growing space and knowledge.

There will be an information evening at the farm on 6 November if you would like to find out more. Further details here.

Gatwick mapPotential ancient woodland loss at Gatwick – an update

A few months ago we published details of a Woodland Trust campaign page which made it easy to contribute to Gatwick Airport’s consultation to the proposal to build a second runway at the airport. Over 50% of responses to the consultation were submitted via the Woodland Trust page, but it was claimed that the airport were not treating the responses as individual submissions, as they were collected as part of an ‘organised campaign’. The Woodland Trust met with senior members of the second runway project team to discuss this development, and their report on the meeting is here.

Gatwick Airport Conservation Campaign (GACC) will be holding a meeting about the second runway proposal later this month (see below).

Dates for your Diary

  • Saturday 8 November – Acoustic Music Session at The Garland. Monthly acoustic music session at The Garland, Redhill from 3pm-6pm. A very informal session involving musicians of all standards. It combines a jamming group and a songwriting group, and new members are more than welcome. Details from Sue Fenton on 07931 541369 or sue@fwords.co.uk, or visit the Reigate and Redhill Songwriters & Jammers page on Facebook.
  • Saturday 22 November – GACC Protest Meeting Meeting to discuss Gatwick Airport’s new flight path proposals and to express opposition to a new runway. 2pm at the Apple Tree Centre, Crawley RH11 0AF (Directions and map) Visit http://www.gacc.org.uk/latest-news.php for more info.
  • Saturday 6 December – CND Fundraising Concert. Scientists have warnedthat nuclear weapons pose the single biggest threat to the Earth’s environment, so Transition members might be interested in this fundraising concert by the local CND group. 8pm in St Joseph’s Church Hall, 122 Ladbroke Road, Redhill RH1 1LF (Map). Details here.