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  together towards a BETTER low energy future

TTB Shared Space Open Evening 

Monday 2 July 6-9pm, at the Loughborough Centre, 105 Angell Road, (junction with Barrington Road), SW9 7PD, (map)

Usual delights, good food, skill share, an opportunity to meet TTB people and discuss ideas, projects, visions, issues, solutions. Brixton Energy will be meeting to work on Brixton Energy Solar 2, their second community owned solar project, to be installed on the Loughborough Estate before August 1 and the setting up of Repowering South London to spread the learning and promote other renewable projects.


Lambeth Sustainability Forum

Tuesday 3 July, Transition Centre, 6-8 Robsart St, SW9 0DJ, (off Brixton Road, opp The Jamm) map
A gathering of people who care about sustainability in Lambeth to dialogue with Lambeth Council on making it a reality.

This forum used to be convened by Lambeth, was upgraded to a Cabinet Advisory Panel and then deleted in the cuts. TTB, Transition Streatham, The Onion Shed and various local Climate Action Networks have decided to reconvene it. Lambeth is keen for this to happen and Cllr Lib Peck, cabinet member for Strategic Housing and Sustainability has agreed to attend the Forum. We are still working out how this will work. Come and get involved. This is an important way to influence Lambeth.

Agenda includes: how can we ensure that the £500m spend on upgrading Lambeth's housing over the next few years will yield significant energy saving and create future liveable homes. We hope to get sight of the council's workstream for the next few cabinet meetings and set our future agendas accordingly. We would also like to get some 'quick wins' and have some ideas. Bring your own. Please RSVP if you can or just turn up.

PS we are also working with Lambeth on a number of fronts, with the Brixton Neighbourhood Forum on developing a Neighbourhood Plan under the Localism Bill. See discussion of recent meeting here. Also on the Cooperative Council and the Future Brixton regeneration (see below),


FUTURE BRIXTON planning workshop

4-6pm Wednesday 4rd July, Lambeth Town Hall, email: csmith@alliesandmorrison.com or phone: 020 7921 0109 to confirm a place or just turn up.

Help co-produce the Supplementary Planning Document - the actual planning guidelines for the FUTURE BRIXTON regeneration planned for 2013 and help Brixton remain unique and viable into a BETTER low energy future.

See here for background and 10 planning principles agreed by cabinet for the SPD. It will embody 
Bioregional's 10 'One Planet Living' pinciples. TTB has met with the planning consultants and begun to draft some principles and specifics that we would like to see in the SPD. They are here. Please visit, add, modify.



NEWS
Who Feeds Lambeth?

TTB attended an excellent event on Thursday 21 June to begin a food strategy for Lambeth. It was convened by Incredible Edible Lambeth, the alliance of the 140+ community growing projects in Lambeth and facilitated by Food Matters. 80 people heard inspiring presentations about Brighton and Hove's food strategy and local growing projects before working in small groups to look at food issues in Lambeth and then what we can do about them - before prioritising those actions to begin to evolve a food strategy for Lambeth. Discussion was fuelled by truly delicious local food, all prepared and grown within Lambeth. The results will be written up by Food Matters as the first steps towards a food strategy. Pictures, discussion and updates available on Project Dirt.

Some of you may remember TTB's Future of our Food Open Space event in 2009. There is an amazing TTB Food Facts resource here. If you would like to get updates from and even involved with the TTB Food and Growing Group please email ttbfood@gmail.com.


TTB founder member wins Lambeth Champion award.
Duncan Law was made a Lambeth Champion in May for his work on Transition Town Brixton. He said he accepted the award on behalf of the innumerable amazing people he feels privileged to work with who have dedicated huge commitment, genius and energy to visioning, planning and pioneering a BETTER low energy future in Brixton and by extension the world - which is watching. Projects like the Brixton Pound, the Remakery, Brixton Energy, are rethinking the way we do everything and breaking new ground so that others can follow. He is proud to live here and to have been an early part of this fastest growing global movement for positive change.

JOBS
Streetscape has one remaining year-long apprenticeship in landscape gardening available to young people who are long-term unemployed. We are based at Myatt's Fields Park in Lambeth. 
 
The start date would be 17th July. The closing date for applications is Monday 9th July. Apprentices work towards a Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture while apprenticed to one of our experienced landscapers, learning the trade to the highest standard - we are an accredited training provider with the British Association of Landscape Industries.
 
Contact James for full information. The interview would consist of a day onsite, plus formal interview.

Together towards a BETTER low energy future, cooperative, reskilled, resilient and FUN.

The Transition Town Brixton Team
www.transitiontownbrixton.org


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