June Newsletter

Summer’s finally here, and with it comes a host of opportunities to get involved in some practical action, most of which is outside in the sunshine! Please contact us on transition.newmills@gmail.com if you have anything to share or want further details.

Annual General Meeting and ‘Stitched Up’ talk
The 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:30pm on Tuesday 20th June, at the Volunteer Centre on Union Road.
Papers will be available on the website shortly. Anybody wishing to stand for the Administration Group should let us know; we currently have a co-opted Treasurer so an elected member for this post would be most welcome!

The AGM will be followed by a talk and discussion by Emily from the Chorlton based Stitched Up, a not-for-profit cooperative who run garment making and upcycling workshops, as well as hosting a regular Repair Cafe. Get inspired; whether it’s to sew on that loose button or start a repair café here in New Mills!

Incredible Edible update
Thanks to all those who have made progress with the following projects:
Planting of edible flowers and herbs on the walls at Torr Top car park
New Mills Primary School are now into their second growing season with current Yr 4, thanks to the enthusiasm of Transition New Mills volunteers and school staff,
Renovation of more of the Paths for Peace planters
further planting of perennial vegetables in the NM Community Orchard Forest Garden trial.
To get involved just turn up at Torr Top car park on a Monday evening in June from 6:30pm, or email us at transition.newmills@gmail.com if you’re interested in other projects.

Balsam Bashing
Balsam bashing sessions are coming thick and fast now, as fast as the weed itself is growing! We have noticed a definite impact in areas we have previously treated, so it is on the back foot!
Further sessions are planned in June for:
Sunday 4th June, 11am meet at Mousley Bottom car park
Monday 5th June, 6:30pm, meet at Torrs Hydro
Wednesday 7th June, 6:30, meet at Torrs Hydro
Sunday 18th June, 11am meet at Mousley Bottom car park
Monday 19th June, 6:30pm meet at Dye House Lane/High St junction (by old Pineapple pub)
Wednesday 28th June, 6:30pm, meet at Dye House Lane/High St junction (by old Pineapple pub)
Just turn up for these, and do as much as you are comfortable; no previous experience or specialist knowledge needed. Stout footwear, long sleeves and gardening gloves are recommended, although we do have spare gloves if you haven’t got any.
We are also looking for people to lead more events – email us if you are interested.

Discussion Group Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Transition reading group is at 8pm on Monday June 19th in New Mills.
The book for discussion is ’23 things they don’t tell you about capitalism’ by Ha-Joon Chang and it’s been suggested that those of us who read it chose one ‘thing’ (ie one chapter of the book) they want to talk about in the group.
Please contact us on transition.newmills@gmail.com for further details if you want to go.

New Mills Carnival
We have a stand at the Carnival again this year on the afternoon of Saturday 10th June, at Newtown Recreation Ground. Do come along to find out more about the latest projects and how to get involved!
If you can help us out by volunteering to help set up or an the stall on the day, please email us; any offers welcome!

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