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Elder Flower Forage – Saturday 4th June 2016

We’ll be running our ever popular elderflower forage in 2016. The forage will on 4th June, starting at 10.30am,. We are keeping a close eye on the progress of the flowers, and they are just …

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First Repair Cafe Session a success

We have had the first session of our Repair cafe and would like to share a few facts, figures and thoughts with you

Thirty repair forms were filled in – generally one item per sheet, although some people brought several things (e.g. shears, secateurs, loppers for sharpening).

Of these 30, 21 were fixed, 1 was temporarily fixed, 1 was partially fixed (the cuckoo calls once per hour rather than not at all), 4 people received useful advice, two items were beyond repair, and one item has been taken away by a repairer to look at more closely.

We recieved some great comments from the repairees, including:

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  • “Excellent advice with offer of help if required”.
  • “Brilliant! Thank you Jonathan!”
  • “Really helpful enjoyable session”.
  • “Really helpful, nice ladies, lovely social occasion”.
  • “Diagnosis was impressively analytical giving me confidence in the advice”.
  • “Gill was very friendly and helpful. She fixed my two year old’s giraffe’s eye. She has made her day”.
  • “Jake did really well. Very polite and a good carpenter. I enjoyed the experience and so will my daughter whose table it is. Thank you”.
  • “First class service”.
  • “Lots of people had a go at fixing it and after lots of investigation the problem was found and fixed. Thanks a lot”.
  • “Great tool sharpening and tweaking service. Really useful. Will tell others”.

I think we can consider this a really fantastic start! Many things worked very well, although there a few things we can probably tweak a bit for next time.

Please do let us know what you think worked well, and what could be done better.

The repair cafe will run every second Saturday of the Month at S.T.A.R.S. Adult Day Care Centre in Stanley Road from 11am – 2pm.
If you have something to repair or need some advice on an item you have (or just want to have a nice drink with a piece of cake) you are welcome to visit us.

14th of May Start of the Repair Cafe at S.T.A.R.S.

Join us for the first Repair Cafe Worcester event! This is a community project to inspire repair and reuse.
When: Saturday 14th May 11am – 2pm (and then every second Saturday of the month)
What: Worcester Repair …

Plant Swap 2016

The Transition Worcester Plant Swap will be taking place on Saturday 7th May from 11am to 3pm.
Join us at the Old North Stables for veg seedlings, advice and to chat with like minded people. Have …

Potato Bash 2016

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Welcome to the Transition Worcester Potato Bash 2016.
This is your chance to take part in a fun potato growing competition, see just how many spuds you can grow for yourself, and you might even win …

The Forbidden Door, a wonderful performance of music and storytelling at Bishops Wood

We would like to draw your attention to the following event:
WHAT:  The Forbidden Door. April Thursday 14th . 7.30 pm.
WHERE: At Bishops Wood Centre, Crossway Green, Stourport, Worcestershire DY13 9SE
TICKETS: £10. Concessions (under 16, OAPs …

Repair Cafe Worcester to make a pitch at Worcester Soup on Sunday 20th March

Repair Cafe Worcester will be making a pitch at the next Worcester Soup session at Tudor Grange Academy at 3pm on Sunday 20th March.
There will be 4 pitches each of 4 minutes in length and …

Earth Hour

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It’s back!
Worcestershire Literary Festival are organising an evening of low-impact entertainment to celebrate Earth Hour.
Where? St. John’s Library, Glebe Close, Worcester WR2 5AX
When? 19th March from 7pm.
Join them, and us, for an evening of poetry, …

Break in at The Old North Stables

Unfortunately we had a break in at The Old North Stables over the weekend.
All our small hand tools, a sack truck, some barrels and 2 toolboxes were stolen.
If someone has seen something please let us …

Seed Swap at the Old North Stables on Saturday 5th March

Today from 10am – 3pm we will hold the Seed Swap 2016 at the Old North Stable Teaching and Display Garden.
In addition to the seed swap, our Energy group will be promoting low energy LED …

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop – 27th February

Transition Worcester is running an Apple Tree grafting workshop at STARS on Saturday 27th February between 10am and 2pm. STARS is an Adult Daycare centre in Stanley Road, Worcester. We also think it’s a great venue …

Fruit Tree Pruning Course – 20th February 2016

Transition Worcester Orchard Workers are holding a fruit tree pruning course on Saturday 20th February 2016, starting at 10am and finishing at 1pm, at the Fold in Bransford (WR6 5JB).
To book a place on the …

Repair Cafe Worcester – 14th May 2016 – STARS Adult Day Care Centre, Stanley Road – 11am to 2pm

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Do you need something repaired? If you do, you’ll be wanting to come to one of our Repair Cafe sessions.
We are pleased to announce that the first Repair Cafe will be held on 14th May …

Hugh’s WasteNot Campaign

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The subject of food waste is high on the agenda at the moment. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s ‘WasteNot’ campaign not only makes worthwhile TV, but highlights the problems caused by our demand for cosmetically perfect fruit and veg, …

Energy meeting: LED Lighting

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An open meeting of Transition Energy Group will be held at the Hive on 14th October 2015 at 7 30 pm. All welcome -no special knowledge or experience needed. We will be looking at …

2015 Apple Pressing Events

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This year’s programme of apple pressing events is now underway! Bring surplus apples or pears from your trees and get them pressed into juice with our Orchard Worker volunteers. Please bring your own clean bottles …