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May in Transition

This month Transition needs your help, we’ve got exciting opportunities to get involved in the running of Transition at out AGM, and with Reading Green Fest. Plus we’ve got our usual Reading Repair Cafe and we’re promoting the Reading Town Meal crowdfunding campaign – please give what you can to a fantastic event.

Here’s a summary of what’s on:

TTR AGM Monday 16th May
Repair Cafe Sunday 15th May
Reading Green Fest: Volunteers needed
Reading Town Meal Crowdfunding Campaign

Transition Town Reading AGM: Monday 16 May, 7:00pm at RISC (Room 3).

The TTR AGM is on Monday 16th May in RISC (35-39 London St, Reading RG1 4PS) Room 3 from 7pm. We will be celebrating the year we’ve had in Transition with bring and share food and drinks, plus a general round up of the year.

We will also be electing a new committee so if you would like to be more involved with Transition then this is great opportunity through becoming part of our Steering Group. More information about Steering Group roles can be found here If you’re interested or would like to find out more then contact the steering group on

Repair Cafe at RLab: Sunday 15 May, 12noon-4.30pm

Repair Cafe this month is at RLab (C1 Weldale Street, RG1 7BX)

Bring along your broken items to be re-cycled, refreshed and refurbished! Bring them down! Also if you have your own creative project (e.g. sewing, knitting, Raspberry Pi) you’re welcome to bring them along to work on!

Repairs include:

Mechanical items
Sewing, clothing and fabrics
Tool sharpening
In fact, if it’s broken, bring it along and our team of ready repairers will give it a go!

Home made cake, tea and coffee all in plentiful supply.

Everything is free but donations are very welcome to help keep repair cafe (and homemade cake!) going.

We are looking at collaborating with other local groups around Reading to take Repair Cafe to different venues. If you or someone you know would be interested in this then let us know by email at

Reading Green Fest: volunteers needed

Reading Green Fest is a part of this year’s Reading Water Fest. It aims to celebrate the green and environmental groups in Reading and get people engaged in environmental issues! The event will be on Saturday 11 June, 11am to 5pm in the town centre. There is planned to be a day of workshops and stalls from local green and environmental community groups and charities.

The website is in progress:

We are looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles on the day, including supporting stallholders, welcome/information point and film/sound operator. More details can be found here . If you’d like to be involved in any way please contact Alex at

Reading Town Meal Crowdfunding Campaign

Reading’s Town Meal is unique and run entirely by volunteers and community groups, including Transition Town Reading. Tasty meal-maker rewards are now on offer to donors who help make it happen in 2016.

Over 1,000 people are served up a mouth-watering meal made from fresh fruit & veg donated by home-growers, cooked and served up by Reading College catering students in Forbury Gardens. Workshops, fun activities for all the family, local musicians’ showcase, community groups’ stalls like our own and local food producers complete the day. Be a part of this fantastic community celebration of home-grown and local food in our town.

Even with all our community inputs, we still need to raise additional funds to pay for equipment to stage the event and that’s where you can join in to help! Visit to give any donation, big or small, and choose your tasty ‘meal maker’ reward.


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