About Transition Town Poole

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.

Please contact Andy H on 01202 389782 or transitiontownpoole@gmail.com for details.

Events Coming Up – Poole and surrounding area

Obviously in 2020 we’ve not been meeting in person but we have a lively Facebook group and some of us join in with Transition Bournemouth for online conversations.

Sadly, it seems unlikely that we’ll be able to hold our annual Apple Day in Poole High Street this year. It’s just too difficult to arrange safely. We’ll be back next year.

Meanwhile Turner’s Nursery Community Orchard (a Transition Town Poole project) has restarted monthly workdays with social distancing. They happen once a month on the first Saturday of each month.

  • Find us on Facebook or email transitiontownpoole@gmail.com for news

Some of our projects:

Apple Day

Previously we’ve held an annual Apple Day in Poole High Street, where donated locally grown apples get scratted and crushed and turned into delicious juice for all to try. We hope to return to this next year. We have apple pressing equipment that can be hired by local community groups. Our Abundance project aims to cut down on food waste by redistributing locally grown fruit that otherwise goes to waste.

Friends of Turner’s Nursery Community Orchard

Turners Nursery (Google Maps image)

In 2010 Transition Town Poole helped a group of local residents to save a much-loved bit of green space in Upper Parkstone from development. A wildlife-friendly community orchard of 34 fruit and nut trees has been planted surrounded by hedgerows. Regular workdays and social events are held in the orchard. Contact: Friendsofturnersnursery@gmail.com

Tide at buoy 20Poole Tidal Energy Partnership

Poole Tidal Energy Partnership (PTEP) aims to harness the potential energy within Poole Harbour in a manner that is economically sustainable; is sensitive to the local environment; and contributes to the region’s aspirations for clean energy.  See www.ptep.co.uk/

Fizz Bikes

In 2018 we supported Felicity Rice in setting up Fizz Bikes, a scheme to get people using electric bikes for their daily commute.

Abundance

Abundance is all about saving waste fruit from the bin. We help to gather up fruit from gardens where the owners are unable to harvest it and we distribute to charities, lunch clubs, food banks, etc. Every year we hold a popular Apple Pressing event in Poole High Street, showing how surplus fruit can be turned into delicious juice. We also have an apple press which we hire out to schools and other organizations. Contact Cherry via transitiontownpoole@gmail.com

Poole Food Coop

A group of families in Poole club together to order ethical, good-quality food and ecological household goods in bulk from Essential Coop, Bristol about every 4 weeks.

Transition BH Green Drinks

In pre-Covid times Green Drinks was an informal opportunity to talk about green issues with likeminded folk. https://transitionbournemouth.wordpress.com/bh-green-drinks/

 

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.

Check out our friends over in Bournemouth at transitionbournemouth.org.uk

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