A workshop to create a Transition network for the South East will be held on Saturday June 24th 2017 at the Subud Centre 26a Station Street, Lewes, 11am to 5pm. There are currently 19 Transition Towns in East Sussex and Kent, very few of which know about each other let alone have regular contact. The aim of the workshop is for representatives from each group in the area to share experiences, hopes, successes and failures, and explore if and how a regional network could work. It might be both achievable and beneficial, or a good idea in theory but not in practice.
London now has a really thriving network that meets regularly, shares information and has arranged events together. ‘We want to help other networks to develop based on the great stuff that has happened here’, says Richard Couldrey of the London Hub and Transition Tooting. ‘We’d also like to examine what the relationship is between London and the wider South East region and if there is a more effective way to connect Transition initiatives.’
The workshop will address questions such as why you do Transition, what you enjoy about it, what helps your group to thrive and what the barriers are to success. Exercises such as physical mapping and brainstorming/mind mapping and Give and Gain Wheel will combine with breakout groups. The workshop will end with shared outcome and next steps.
The workshop will be facilitated by Richard Couldrey and Mike Thomas (Transition Network) who were involved in creating the London and South East hub. They are facilitating eight similar workshops across England over the next three months.
Transition in the South East with the dots joined up
Ashford, Cuckmere Valley, Deal, Dover, Eastbourne, Faversham, Folkestone, Hastings, HKD (Hassocks/Hurstpierpoint/Keymer/Ditchling), Horsham, Lewes, Mayfield, Redhill, Rye, Southend-on-Sea, Tenterden, Thanet, Wadhurst and Whitstable.