Where Transition projects have really taken off so far, it’s been in smaller communities – market towns, islands or neighbourhoods in cities. Other projects have found that it’s when neighbours get together and decide they want to do something to make their area better and more resilient, that’s when the power of the Transition idea becomes evident.
Leicester is a big city with a population of around 300,000, and so for Transition to really take off here, we want to encourage Neighbourhood groups to form (e.g. Transition Wilberforce Road, Clarendon Park in Transition…) to focus on particular parts of the city.
In other Transition initiatives in the UK, Neighbourhood groups are doing things like mapping green spaces that could be used for local food production and organising community events.
If you want to help set up a group in your area get in touch and we’ll try to put you in touch with other people and give you some information and support to help you on your way.