Transition Town Brixton
 Together towards a better future: Newsletter October 2016
Vote NOW for Brixton Energy to receive £12,500 
DEADLINE MONDAY 10th Oct. Click here to vote (The easiest way is to click 'sign up with Facebook' if you have a facebook account.) Please spread the word. They are in 2nd place. They need 1400 votes to win!
If they win Brixton Energy will install innovative battery units to store clean energy generated by community owned solar panels on the Roupell Park Estate in Brixton. This will increase the percentage of energy that is used on-site and create additional income for the Community Fund. The Community Fund is being used to deliver benefits for local people through workshops, educational opportunities and ongoing energy efficiency measures. It will be a pioneering energy storage project. Brixton Energy bending the curve again!


TTB new 'New Economy Group' and Bank of Lambeth project meeting.
at Open Project Night
Monday 10 October, 6.30pm,
(Please bring some food to share.)
Impact Hub Brixton, back of POPBrixton,
49 Brixton Station Road. SW9 8PQ

All welcome – no qualifications necessary.

  • Bank of Lambeth project
  • Economic plan commissioned for North Brixton
  • and more.

POWER TO US! Have your say on London's Energy Future public meeting
organised by Switched on London
Saturday 22 October 1.30-3.30pm 
Myatts Field Centre, 24 Crawshay Road, Lambeth, London SW9 6FZ
facebook event, eventbrite for more info and tickets
Grill the deputy mayor on progress on Sadiq Khan's promise of a public energy company for London. Brixton has led the way. Time for it to go mainstream now.


Brixton Energy has won £125,000 to develop 5 innovative projects in Brixton to 'investment ready stage' by the end of May. It will include Brixton Energy Solar 4 and will also explore anaerobic digestion, energy storage and energy efficiency. Brixton Energy will be meeting fortnightly at Open Project Night at the hub on Monday 17 and 31 October, 14 and 28 November. They are particularly keen to work with schools in Lambeth! And to hear from people interested in paid internships and work experience. But anyone interested, come and get involved! No qualifications necessary. Contact

Brixtopia has launched, a 'nation-state of mind', that honours what is wonderful about Brixton – its fearless welcoming of difference and innovation. It has a genius 18 point manifesto that includes: "Imagination shall be our means of production; kindness our currency and happiness our product". And “We will write our own good news and publish it ourselves'"
Brixtopia is like TTB but with an even better name and more designers involved. It pledges to expose the nonsense - 'be Toto pulling the curtain' (watch Wizard of Oz again). And to build the new common sense. Watch this space. Visit
A place to IMAGINE, a place to CREATE, a place to SHARE and NURTURE, a place to seek SUPPORT and INSPIRATION.

Lambeth More In Common has launched a great project to help heal the wounds of Brexit. Lambeth, which had the highest vote to remain, is reaching out to Boston Lincolnshire, which had the highest leave vote, to explore twinning with Brixton. They hope to build consensus on good ways forward that celebrate difference, and that we have #moreincommon. They are meeting on 17 October at Open Project Night. See

Open Project Night (every Monday at the Hub) gets funding for 18 months. It is the go-to weekly event for people who want to make stuff happen locally. TTB has co-funded for the first 6 months of OPN. It will include some money for TTB to continue its REconomy work building community support for Transition Enterprises and innovative solutions like the Bank of Lambeth.

Reimagining Urban Life at the Brixton Design Trail
TTB, Brixton Pound, Remakery Brixton and Library of Things imagined a new future for the city at the Hub on 20 September.

Under the same title TTB also curated a guided tour to Will Anderson's new 'super-passivhaus' and Duncan Law's retrofitted Victorian house.

Brixton Pound held a 'conversation about food waste' at their pay-as-you-feel, food surplus cafe.

More on all these to follow. 

Brixton People's Fridge has bought the fridge and starts pilot project soonwithin POPBrixton before moving out into Brixton itself. Businesses will be able to deposit surplus food and those who need it will be able to take it. Simple as that! Another genius project originated at the Hub's U-Lab 'Growing our own food leaders' course and incubated at Open Project Night.

Brixton Green are meeting the community every first Monday of the month at Open Project Night. Brixton Green is planning a Community Land Trust to develop the whole of the Somerleyton Road site for housing and workspace and a new home for the Oval House theatre. They want to local people to join, help them make it happening as a real community development, by and for the people.

National Reconomy Project communications person.
(Could be combined with Lambeth Reconomy Project and TTB comms person)
You will have:

  • a real interest in the New Economy, and experience and understanding of the Transition Movement's work.
  • strong communications experience and skills, including strategy, web, twitter, newsletter, print.

Read job description for previous recruitment here (yet to be readvertised)
Contact REconomy Coordinator for application form

Together towards a better future.

The TTB team

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