30 June 2011

Road Casualties at All Time Low!

Sorry folks, this one gets my goat.

Figures released today for 2010 show that the number of fatalities on UK roads have dropped to their lowest since records began. But before we go patting our collective selves on the back, that's still a whopping 22,660 deaths and serious injuries, 2,502 of them children. And that's before counting deaths from related illnesses such as respiratory disease and the really big killer: the effects of sedentary lifestyles.

Dr Ian Roberts sheds some light on the situation below...

11 June 2011

Coming Soon: The TTW Bicycle Library.

Want to try out a kiddie trailer for a day? Or borrow a cargo trailer to haul supplies to and from the allotment? Or how about taking one of these puppies for spin?

This is me, and this is my bike from Xtracycle on Vimeo.

All that and more will be coming to Wivenhoe this summer courtesy of our latest project: the Transition Town Wivenhoe Bicycle Lending Library. Get in touch if you'd like to help make it happen, we'll be very, very happy to hear from you: hello[@]transitionwivenhoe.org.uk

2 June 2011

Elderflower Cordial Anyone?

I've always fancied making my own cordial (or even wine) and the abundance of elderflowers locally has finally spurred me into action.
Join us in gathering elderflowers and then deciding what to make - currently we are thinking elderflower cordial and maybe elderflower champagne.

Meet tomorrow (Fri 3rd) at 4pm by the Station Community Garden.

No experience or knowledge necessary but bring recipes or good places to get elderflowers if you know any.
For more information contact me on hello-food@transitionwivenhoe.org.uk or Jay on 07540 195312
Ruth