Welcome to Transition Stratford

Welcome to Transition Stratford, an organisation of people in Stratford upon Avon and surrounding areas who are working to make a transition to a locally based, low carbon way of living. We aim to develop positive, practical ways in which we can act as individuals and local communities to achieve a more sustainable and fairer future for all.

If you live or work in Stratford upon Avon or district, feel free to get involved. Details of some of our current activities are given below, and you’ll find more information on other pages. Contact us to register your support and find out how you can contribute.

What is going on?

Harvest Share, our scheme to pick local fruit which would otherwise go to waste and put it to use, has drawn to a close for 2016 and will be moving home in 2017. Following several years of successful picking, distributing and juicing the project will continue but under the auspices of the Forest of Hearts organisation. We’re very grateful to Carole and the team for taking on Harvest Share and know it will thrive under their guardianship. Please get in touch with Forest of Hearts if you want to join in.

Speaking of food – our Garden Share scheme currently has 9 shares – and we have several garden spaces available for willing growers. If you’re interested, get in touch.

Our Repair Cafés are taking a break at the moment but please get in touch if you want to help save lamps, vacuum cleaners, jeans, garden tools  and a whole host of other items from landfill or a useless life at the back of someone’s cupboard.

Meanwhile, Transition Stratford is helping the newly formed Stratford Time Bank to get up and running. Transition Stratford provided the Time Bank with temporary e-mail facilities, but it now has its own website and e-mail address: welcome@stratfordtimebank.org.uk.

And finally, Community Energy Warwickshire, the local energy co-operative that Transition Stratford helped to found, has more than doubled the size of its solar-powered hospitals scheme. CEW has solar panel arrays at Leamington Spa Hospital in Whitnash, Warwick and Stratford Hospitals and offers support to community groups throughout the region looking to embark on their own energy saving projects. Find out more at Community Energy Warwickshire’s website at www.cew.coop.

Contact us any time to find out what else is going on.