Welcome

We are transition Keynsham, a growing group who worry
about climate change. We hope we can make a difference
together and support each other as we navigate the climate crisis.
We run community based projects enabling us to share skills,
tackle climate change, make friends and eat cake
.

Get Involved

Founded in 2009

Our first event was a screening of ‘the power of community’ which inspired us to start Transition Keynsham. 

We thought if we could find a way to connect like-minded people who worry about climate change then we could learn together, share knowledge and support each other as we make changes to the way we live.

 
It’s easy to feel helpless and hopeless. To be honest we don’t think any of us are ever going to reach that perfectly curated mason jar zero waste life (we’ve tried and failed) but we are all making strides to make our impact smaller.
 
All while not letting our blood boil over what the government is not doing!
 
Over the years we have been a seedbed for ideas. If someone has a project in mind we come together to get it off the ground. If it flies it goes its own way (more about that on our projects page) if it fails we have a cuppa and some cake and see what we can learn from it.
 
We have 3 projects running at the moment you can get involved with, the Plot in the Park, Wombles and Keynsham Stitchers.

Plot in the Park

First Saturday of the month 2-4pm

The Community Plot, is our shared allotment which is in the heart of Keynsham Memorial Park behind the cafe.

Wombles

At your convenience. Group picks throughout the year

We are a group of litter pickers who are working together to reduce the litter on the streets of Keynsham.

Keynsham Stitchers

2nd Monday of the month, 7.30pm

The Keynsham Stitchers meet monthly to share skills and share a love of craft.

Why does it matter?

Each year we reach ‘Earth Overshot Day’ earlier, the day we exceed the resources the earth can generate in one year. We know our government needs to do more to protect our planet and we know they aren’t doing enough. 

This year, 2021 it was on the 29th July which is worrying. The biggest changes need to come from big business. But we know that we need more than a handful of people doing sustainable living perfectly.  We need millions doing it imperfectly to make a difference.

Find out more at www.overshootday.org

What can you do?

As a consumer you can add pressure to the government by how you spend our money. We can live our lives proving to them that  as voters we care about the planet. 

By coming together as a community we can shout louder. We are not activists but believe that if we work together we are much more visible.  This has been proven by the support we receive from the Town Council with our projects. In the form of grants and space in Keynsham Memorial Park for our community allotment.

We have 3 projects running at the moment.  You are welcome to join us, just let us know you are coming and we will make sure you have all the details you need. 

Wombles

Projects since 2009

Slices of cake eaten

“The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.”

 

– David Attenborough

Dates for you diary

First Saturday of each month – 2pm – 4pm

First dig in session of 2022,
5th February

The Community Plot, is our shared allotment which is in the heart of Keynsham Memorial Park behind the cafe.
 
We meet together on the plot on the first Saturday of the month, 2pm.
 
We have some tools to share on the day, but please bring your own gloves.

5th February – 10am to 12 noon

Meeting point: St Francis Church

We’ve not litter picked the roads and walkways around St Francis Church for quite a while now and a local who is unable to litter pick themselves has asked for our help. 

Looking forward to seeing you there if you can make it – there will be toilets/hand washing available and of course CAKE!! (indoor or outdoor covid permitting)

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