When the project took place on their street there were 2 older vulnerable ladies living in the street. ‘Maud and Enid’ who took part in the project became such good friends that they built a ramp between their gardens so that they could more easily reach each other, whilst a young man in the street kept an alarm under his bed so that if they were in distress he could come to their assistance.
Another resident was supported by a couple who helped them tend their beloved garden 4 hours a week during a period of illness. Eventually they built up such a strong friendship that they moved in next door to be closer to each other and near the garden they had worked in and grown to love.
Katheryn Trenshaw also lived on Broomborough Drive and hosted community events and skillshare workshops in her garden - including a project learning how to build with tyres and earth - bringing people of all ages in the community together.
To this day an incredible sense of community remains - during the pandemic a young girl anonymously made posies for her neighbours to cheer them up and the street has a resilience supported by all the friendships and connections that the neighbours made during Transition Streets.
People who’ve tried it have found that it’s much easier to make the changes together- you keep each other going and enjoy the process much more. We’ll send someone who’s done it before along to the first meeting to help you all get started. If you find you really don’t enjoy it then you can leave at any time.
Six to eight households are ideal, but no more than 10 people.
Households who have taken part in Transition Streets have reported make changes which have saved them on average a third of their energy and water bills.
For more information call 01803 867 358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We can help put you in touch with others in your area who may be interested in joining a group and provide flyers to help you recruit others. Once a new group is formed we will provide materials for each household, and arrange for a facilitator to attend your first meeting to help get you started.