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July in Transition

REP meeting, Wednesday 8 July, 7pm at RISC

Reading Energy Pioneers in conjunction with Wokingham Borough Energy Pioneers have won a substantial grant from the Urban Communities Energy Fund to help set up community solar pv projects in our area. These will be funded by community share offers and loans. These will focus on community buildings, schools and charity buildings and help these organisations to reduce their energy costs. Once the feed in tariff scheme ends these organisations will benefit from free electricity from their panels. Further any surplus income will be used to promote similar projects and to assist local charities.

If you would like to be involved we have a meeting on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm on 8th July at RISC.

Transition Town Reading Meeting: **Tuesday** 14 July, 7:30pm at Great Expectations Pub.

Our regular monthly meetings are now on the second Tuesday of the month. Come along and discuss all things Transition Town Reading over a pint of beer or cup of tea. You can help to plan the future direction of TTR, including funding, communications, the website and thinking about what we should focus on next. There will also be updates on and next steps about ongoing and new projects. If you have new ideas for projects, this is a great opportunity to bounce them off other interested people, get feedback and support.

Many shades of green, 15 July, 10am – 4.30pm, Braziers Park OX10 6AN

Our very own co-ordinator Chris Rhodes will be co-presenting a seminar at Braziers Park entitled “Many shades of green” which will explore a range of green issues. To attend, see more information. The programme can be found here.

Repair Cafe at RLab: Sunday 19 July, 12noon-4.30pm

With the warmer weather Repair Cafe returns this month to RLab (C1 Weldale Street, RG1 7BX) on Sunday 19 July from 12-4.30pm.

Come along and learn to repair your broken things! You can get your clothes, electronics, mechanical items, toys, furniture, blunt / broken tools fixed all for a donation only! Plus there will be homemade cakes!

You’re also welcome bring along you latest craft project to get help and support and a sociable space to work on your project.   So come along, join in the fun and bring along your friends and family!

We are looking for more volunteers to help with organising, publicity and running Repair Cafe, if you’re interested please email


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