Transition Streets Widens Reach

A ground-breaking project that originated in Totnes, Transition Streets, is set to widen its reach so that more people can benefit from this community enhancing initiative.

Local residents in Ashprington, Staverton, Ivybridge, Buckfastleigh, Dartington, Berry Pomeroy and Stoke Gabriel, as well as more streets in Totnes, can find out more at an introductory event being held on March 22nd at Totnes MethodistChurch, from 7pm to 9pm, which aims to recruit more streets to take part in the programme in 2023.

Anyone interested in setting up a Transition Street group and lives within 10 miles of Totnes can find out more in this two-hour session. Past and current participants will share some of the projects they’ve developed on their street and what taking part has meant to them.

One group clubbed together to buy an apple press. They collect surplus apples from gardens in the street to make juice to share. Another group opened a Share Garage for the rest of the street to borrow tools and equipment.Two streets have been holding safe street play sessions where neighbourhood children and people of all ages are invited to socialise on the street, while cars are restricted for a certain period. Plus, a number of streets are working with the Incredible Edible project to develop street growing spaces and encourage wildlife.

Attendees will also hear from Ruth Leonard-Williams about her vision for the project, which she has been leading since it relaunched in 2022.

 Ruth says;

“You’ll find out how it works and why being part ofTransition Streets is an amazing way to build and strengthen your community of neighbours and create a more sharing, caring, resilient street, village or town by taking positive, practical action together for people and nature.

“We’ll send you away with a little pack with tipsand flyers to help you recruit your neighbours and get your group off the ground.”

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To find out more about Transition Streets, visit the website or you can get intouch by emailing or call Project ManagerRuth on 07773 846132. Keep up to date with what’s going onvia Instagram @transition_streets and Facebook @transitionstreets

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