Transition Sherwood will be holding an Energy Event on Saturday 17th March, 9.30am to 1pm - more details soon...
_The Transition Sherwood Bike Group met early in January. Plans for 2012 include a Bike Day on 28th April including help with bike servicing, a communal bike ride (with loan bikes available), shared lunch, and a “Doctor Bike” session. More about other plans for the year on the bike group page http://transitionsherwood.weebly.com/cycling-group.html , where there's a contact form
_There will be a consultations meetings in January about the idea of introducing a 20 mph speed limit on roads in Sherwood. It is hoped that the speed limit would create a more cycle & pedestrian friendly environment, improve air quality, reduce traffic noise, make the roads safer for children, streets will become more pleasant places to be and the potential reduction in the number and severity of accidents. The speed limit would need good support from the community to succeed. Meetings will be at the Sherwood Community Centre on 19th January 5.00pm to 8.00pm, and the Indian Community Centre, Hucknall Road on the 25th January between 6.00pm till 8.00pm. More info onthe new MySherwood facebook pagehttp://www.facebook.com/mysherwood
_The next Transition Sherwood Bike Group meeting will be on Monday 9th January, 6.00 - 7.15 pm, at the Sherwood Enterprise Centre, 486 Mansfield Road, NG5 2FB (near the bottom of Mapperley Street)
_Nottingham Organic Gardeners will be holding its annual Potato Day on Saturday 28th January from 10.30am - 2pm, at the United Reform Church, Edwards Lane, Sherwood, behind the Sherwood Manor pub. More than 40 varieties of seed potato, including unusual and organic varieties, will be on sale by individual tuber, plus onion sets. There will be advice from local gardeners, refreshments including home made cakes, and loads of local gardening enthusiasts to meet up with. Entrance is free to NOGS members, or £1 for non-members. Very little parking at the venue, but it is on Nottingham City purple and lime green bus routes, plus route 40, and Pronto to Mansfield. More information about NOGS & the potato day at http://nogs.btck.co.uk/
Six members of the garden group started 2012 by planting fruit trees next to Sherwood Community Association on Mansfield Road. The young apple and pear trees were grown by St Anns Allotment's Hungerhill Fruit Tree Project from the many varieties around the historic site. The apple trees are local varieties Charles Ross and Bramley, along with Limelight, Hereford Russet, and Ellison Orange, and pears Concorde, Conference, and Doyenne de Comice. More about the fruit tree project at www.staa-allotments.org.uk/hungerhill.
There was food, dancing, singing and a brilliant performance (songs about bankers, Christmas, winter, &peak oil! by Rosa's Lovely Daughters at Transition Sherwood's party on 22nd December - thanks everyone! More about Rosa's Lovely Daughters on facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001419524294 and on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSFcEnN3M5s
Transition Sherwood is a group of local people coming together to help our communities become less dependent on fossil fuels, become more resilient, and reduce our impact on the environment. The group started in 2008, with an active group initiating a range of events and projects. This evolved into a smaller group concentrating on two community gardens from 2015.
Updates about local community and environmental events, and national and international climate change and environmental issues are currently shared mainly via our Facebook page.
Transition Sherwood is very pleased to be a member of the Nottingham Growing Network in 2016-17, with funding from the People's Postcode Lottery supporting sharing of skills and resources around a network of growing projects.
The website's title picture is part of a mural in Hood St, Sherwood, painted by local young people in 2008 - signatures below.