Sunday, 4 March 2012

Meeting notes 21.02.12

Working groups
Several potential working groups had been discussed at the last meeting and the idea of a visioning group had arisen at the film evening. At this meeting we divided into small groups to give some thought to three of these which were of particular interest to those at the meeting. Some groups were a combination of more than one of the earlier raised possible groups.

Headline messages from these groups were:

The remit of this group could vary enormously depending on the ambition of the group. Brixton would be a good group to learn from as it has a lot of work underway in this area. A separate Energy meeting is being set up.

Engaging the community/skill share/ visioning
This group talked about developing a sentence which reflected what Transition Brockley is about and the possibility of a 'visioning group' to help do this. It also committed to engage with the new community centre based at the Crofton Park library.

encouraging sustainable consumption & recycling.
This group touched on the importance of developing a vision for the group, such that when people from the group are talking to members of the local community they can reasonably quickly and simply explain what the group is about and why it is doing the things it's doing. The group, could for example, go and talk to people at the new Brockley market. Possibilities included looking at helping people with composting, developing a community compost heap at the station plot, promoting recycling, up-cycling events, making things, reducing use of plastic bags, moving from sharing fruit in the local community (part of last year's fruit harvesting) to sharing other community resources e.g. via freecycle/freegle or toolshare websites. It was thought that it would be useful to ask the Council when they visited the group how it could support recycling efforts.

Discussions on these can continue at the next meeting and an energy meeting will be taking place before then.

Next meeting
Wednesday 21st March, 7.30pm. Venue: tbc

  • weeding hour, Sunday 11th March, 2-3pm, at Brockley station
  • Transition gardening: Sunday 22nd April, 10-12 at Brockley station
  • Sat 25th February Freecycle event at Syndenham Park
  • The bid for the fruit garden at the community garden at the station would be going in soon. It is under discussion with BXAG.
  • Collaboration with the scouts was under investigation.
  • Sunday 26th 12-4.30pm – Gardening with Brockley Cross action group
  • New pop up cinema at forest hill would be screening H2Oil. Date yet tbc. See:

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