Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sarkozy, Brown and Hebden Bridge Transition Town

If you were wondering what Sarkozy, Brown and the Hebden Bridge Transition Town group have in common, you're right, it's not a great deal.

Although, the former two have been vocalising recently what many people, the HBTT included, have known for quite a while; that it is fundamentally essential to change the current model of society and move to a fairer, less self-centered, less carbon-reliant and more locally-based economy.

As I'm sure you know, a group of local people have been looking at ways to make Hebden Bridge a more robust and sustainable place for the future and recently agreed to move this idea forward under the Transition Towns banner in order to make use of the wealth of networking and educational resources available by doing this.

This Sunday, from 12.30 onwards at the Hope Centre (Cheetham St entrance), there will be a Transition Towns meeting about the forthcoming launch to which you are invite to attend and contribute.

If you can make it and add your thoughts you are very welcome. If you can't, the minutes will be published here at the beginning of next week.

The agenda for tomorrow is as follows:

12:30 Tea and Biscuits

1:00 Welcome and Introduction

1:25 Focus exercise on Transition Town Launch

1:50 Formation of working groups to prepare for a launch.

2:20 Tea Break

2:35 Working Groups planning and discussion time

3:45 Consideration of proposals that need to be addressed as a whole group and decisions made by consensus on priority issues.

4:45 Plenary

5:00 Meeting Ends (help with clearing up much appreciated!)

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