Transition Towns attempt in their local area to find, support and create positive projects for change. Reskilling people to rely less on oil, in a low-carbon economy, reducing their personal carbon footprint, and rebuilding a sense of community.

Transition Town Poole Meeting Dates

  • We meet occasionally.
  • Abundance Apple juicing in Poole High Street Sat 8th October 2016, 10-3. Come and find us outside the Spire Wesley’s Café in the High Street.

Please contact Andy H on 01202 389782 for details.

Some of our key projects;

Friends of Turner’s Nursery                  Poole Tidal Energy Partnership

Turners Nursery (Google Maps image)Tide at buoy 20









Transition BH Green Drinks

An informal opportunity to talk about green issues with likeminded folk. See Facebook .

  • 11th Oct 2016 – Chaplins (529 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe, BH1 4AG)
  • 8th Nov 2016  Smugglers Run (184 Ashley Road, Poole, BH14 9BY)
  • 13th Dec 2016 – BH Green Drinks Festive Feast!

Our Projects

We are currently working especially on the following projects;

  • Abundance – cropping fruit and nuts that might otherwise be wasted
  • Renewable Energy – Poole Tidal Energy Partnership- community bidding for funding
  • Food issues - consumer co-op, and supporting local small businesses and food producers
  • Transition Together – small groups of friends exploring potential change  (Transition BH link)
  • Turner’s Nursery – a wild area in Upper Parkstone that has been planted up as a wildlife-friendly community orchard

but please also check on the right the ideas and other projects we are working on and keen to pursue

Poole Town from Seaview

Poole Town from Seaview

If you live, work or play in Poole, you are invited to join the group, or just to take some of our ideas and apply them to your own life. We are part of the Transition BH hub, with other groups in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Wimborne and Purbeck.


We have a Google group, which allows members to share ideas,

A part of Transition Networks .orgAnd if you live elsewhere, good luck in finding a Transition group near you, or setting one up – check the transition network Google map !

13 Responses to “ About TT Poole ”

  1. mrs c cooper formally clegg says:

    just to remind you that as a person who was brought up in upper parkstone(linden road)the piece of land you want to plant trees in is a glass tip which is why branksome heath who the enclosed piece was given to, never put the football pitch on it and why it was watched carefully when the dealers and gypsies put their ponies on it. also, turner gave the field on a 100 year lease so people could just enjoy the green space as it is. there are natural scrumping trees and loads of space for people to run walk and play and in the winter it makes a good sledge run too.

  2. admin says:

    Thanks for your comments. From what we have learned, the land was sold to the council, with no such lease. We are keen to work with the people living close by to improve and protect public access, preserving it largely as it is, and ensuring it doesnt fall to developers. The bramble growth makes it very difficult to imagine that the closed off bit can be great for running, walking, playing or sledging, the open area that is managed by Leisure as grass is good for all that. We are also working with the two schools to enhance the use as nature classroom on their doorstep. As to glass, we’d heard that the greenhouses were demolished by shaking the glass out, but I’ve not seen any. The council are being helpful, and we need people like you with views to get involved. We’re not looking to change it massively, just for everyone to love it a bit better.


  3. mrs c cooper formally clegg says:

    as long as you are only going in the wild bit that was given to branksome heath then thats ok i suppose but please leave the rest of it alone. also please leave uppleby rotten as it is as it is a fun private road to go up:)

  4. mrs c cooper formally clegg says:

    seems im the ony one that uses this page lol:)

  5. Andy says:

    You’re not the only one, others have commented on the Turners Field page and on the Friends of Turners Nursery Facebook page. The recent discussions with Wessex Water suggested that they thought no-one cared for the wild patch. Lots of people do !


  6. Amelia5727 says:

    Heya terrific blog! Does running a blog like this take a great deal of work? I have absolutely no knowledge of computer programming but I was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyways, should you have any recommendations or tips for new blog owners please share. I know this is off topic however I simply needed to ask. Appreciate it!

  7. Andy says:

    It is easy to write a blog, you don’t even have to host it yourself, our site is in WordPress, and if you go to you can set up a blog on their site very easily. Or download the software to host yourself. You can easily pick a theme and start adding text and pictures with no programming knowledge needed. You can choose whether people first see a page, or the blog itself, this site shows a page. You can also share authoring with others.

    The biggest hassle is dealing with comments, as most of them are spam. Hence when I get an email telling me there are comments there is a high probability that it is just junk advertising sunglasses etc, so I only go to the site occasionally to bin them all. But I do check each in case they are genuine. There are add-ons that you can use to help protect from the junk.

    Don’t know whether you’re local and/or interested in Transition. Thanks for the compliments.

  8. Trevor Muddimer says:

    an Icebrg as big as Poole has broken from Greenland.

  9. Cat Shannon says:


    I am a student at Bournemouth University, and I was wondering whether I would be able to come to the meeting on the Tuesday this September to find out more information.



  10. Caroline says:


    There is a free composting workshop on 23rd Feb at Upton Country Park. You may be interested in sharing this at your upcomign meeting. There are still some spaces. I have a poster which I am happy to email to you if you like?

    Do you have a Facebook page? I couldn’t find it.

    Many thanks

  11. sarah haysom says:

    Hi poole transitions.

    I hope you are well
    I am writing from Poole wellbeing collaborative and wondered if it would be possible to speak to you about a few things regarding Poole.

    Many thanks,

    Sarah Haysom

  12. Daniel Biggs says:

    Wanted to share this opportunity with TT Poole.
    A FREE one-day interactive workshop for green business start-ups providing an opportunity to tackle the challenges that face new eco-ventures amongst like-minded others.
    Thursday 20 February 2014, 9.00am – 4.00pm
    Eco-station, Camp Road, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 0LH.

  13. Alexander Exner says:

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am a german student at the Bournemouth and Poole college studying Media.
    For my social action course I would like to do some research on your organisation and conduct a media product for your organization. Because I like the work of the transition town organisation in Germany ( Bielefeld ) I choose this organisation.
    I would be happy if you can get back to me.


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