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Sunday 30th October, 10.30am – till we get tired: 4th COMMUNITY GROWING DAY

It’s a family event, everyone is welcome!

Transition have had some great support so far in developing the edible garden in the Cowbridge Old Hall grounds. All of the ground work has been done and now the really fun stuff can begin!

We plan to spend the day planting and bringing to life some of the design spaces, including building some raised beds.

If anyone spots some palettes anywhere or has got spare wood to build raised beds with – please bring them along. Also, big pieces of cardboard are welcome!

Also, if you’ve got any excess of fruits or veg from your garden – bring them along and we can do a harvest swap!

What to bring:

waterproof clothes and sturdy footwear
hand tools, buckets and gardening gloves (if you have them)
packed lunch and most importantly – flasks of tea and water
cookies or cakes to share will also surely be most welcomed

We’re looking forward to this great opportunity to come together, share and learn some skills – and be active.

Hope to see you there!


13TH JULY GREEN DRINKS: link with Transition Cardiff: CLICK HERE

Saturday Mornings in the Veg Patch – Coming Soon

Regular Saturday morning Veg Growing Workshops to be held monthly.

Beginners of all ages welcomed. This will help you to grow your veg patch month by month. Advice on which seeds to plant, when, where and how. 10.00am – 12.30pm with a delicious home cooked lunch to follow.

Let us know if you are interested at


Ceilidh – 10 September – Town Hall

Transition has been invited to join with the Fairtrade group to put on a Ceilidh in Cowbridge Town Hall.  We are all ready for a knees-up.  How about you?  We will be looking for local musicians, singers, story tellers and anything else suitable for a Ceilidh.

After the recent brilliant Oxjam event in the Living Café we know we have a great source of local talent.  So, don’t be shy, dust off your instruments, get practising in the shower or come and help us on the night. Contact us on


An invitation has come from our friends at Sustainable Wales to run a Climate Change / Peak Oil stall in their next ‘gig’. Free entry to all helpers. See below for details

Festival vibes at The Commune- Friday 16th July

Friday 16th July sees Sustainable Wales host a community festival of Porthcawl pop (and more!) at the Seabank Hotel. Following last year’s success, The Commune returns with another exhilarating and eclectic line-up of quality acts and performances – a mini-festival with a Glastonbury vibe!

The main aim of this charity fundraiser is to provide a live showcase for original material from local talent and the mix of acts and styles is really diverse: the night will be a journey of sounds and styles including quirky acoustics from Porthcawl Ukulele Band, raucous indie rockers dEkE, our very own ‘modfather’ Nick Ward and his band, some hip-hop street vibes from Blud Kunnektion and rounded off with an electro-funk dance set from WMD. A few special guests are coming too!

Under the Arts for the Earth banner, raising awareness of local and global issues, the ‘Art & Mind’ sessions include poet Kris Evans with soundscapes and psychedelic projections, and there will be a ‘Bongo Fury’ drumming circle for everyone to join in led by djembe drummers Weapons of Mass Percussion. There’ll also be festival stalls selling jewellry, bags, arts & crafts.

If you are interested in joining us, drop us an email.

—————————————————————————————Wednesday 23 June, 4pm:

Appeal for some Transition Muscle to Create a Wild Flower Meadow

Transition has been invited to help create a Wild Flower Meadow. A working party from the Civic Society is gathering at 4pm on Wednesday 23 June to prepare the ground next to the town walls. The job entails some shallow digging (nothing heavy) and raking over the area to remove stones and roots. At present, they only have ‘elderly volunteers’ and have made an appeal for some young transition folk to join them. Contact Dinky: 07814574438 or just come along, with a rake if you have one!


If you have an event that you think would be of interest email us

GREEN DRINKS: Second Tuesday of the month, in the Bear Hotel.

22nd May, Saturday:

Family Fun Day, Llantwit Major Youth Centre. 10.00am to 3.30pm.

Free admission. Story Telling with David Ambrose, Punch and Judy Shows, ‘Go Green’ with hands-on activities for all the family.

24th May 7pm, Monday

Penarth and Vale Green Party
There is an informal meeting of The Green Party for those interested at The Glendale Hotel in Penarth. 8-10 Plymouth Road Penarth, South Glamorgan CF64 3DH (a short walk from the railway station)
029 2070 9269.  All those with an interest in Green issues welcome, no need to be a party member

4 June 2010, Friday

Transition Cowbridge will be represented by Dinky Kennedy at the

Greenlinks launch 11.00am to 12.30

The Cory Centre, Dyffryn Gardens.

The Greenlinks Community Transport Service is a new minibus, a 13 seated bus which has been adapted for wheelchair users. Available for use by all residents and community groups in the rural Vale of Glamorgan. A local art group may be planning a trip to an exhibition, a junior football team looking for transport to an away game or even an individual resident needing to attend an appointment can book the Greenlinks minibus.

This project has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The funding is administered by Creative Rural Communities the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Rural Regeneration initiative.

Transition are interested in using the minibus to take groups to events at Transition Totnes, the Llamas Project in Narberth or other green projects.  If you have any suggestions please let us know.

5th June Saturday

VEG WORKSHOP – please put the same in as last time with the date change.

8th June – 7.30pm, Tuesday

GREEN DRINKS – at the Bear Hotel, Cowbridge.

Come and join us to chat about living with a lighter carbon footprint and how our communities can become more sustainable.

Stay for one drink or until closing time. All are welcome. Entry is free

24th June,Thursday

A one day workshop for community & environmental regeneration organisations



10.00am – 4.00pm

Course Content

This one day course will look at participation tools and how to integrate the ‘Sustainability Tool’ into a participation exercise. The workshop is aimed at staff working with community and environmental regeneration organisations.


PLANED – Pembrokeshire Local Action Network for Enterprise and Development commissioned the

New Economics Foundation to help to develop the ‘Sustainability Toolkit’ with funding from the Welsh Assembly Government, the Countryside Council for Wales, the Welsh Development Agency, the Carnegie Trust, and the European Union. A range of funding and support partners were invited to sit on an advisory panel including Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Wales, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and Pembrokeshire County Council.

The final product ‘The Sustainability Toolkit’ has since been run with over 46 communities in Pembrokeshire and at several community workers events in Wales and abroad. Communities found the process both enjoyable and useful. The toolkit focuses on engaging communities and getting them to participate in the identification and development of sustainable projects.

Please contact James Milliganat The Environment Centre

01792 480200

to express an interest or for further information

On going events

19 May – 30 August

Biodiversity – Who Cares?

A touring display that explores our biodiversity as part of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010. National History Museum: 02920 573500

1st and 3rd Saturdays. 9.30pm – 1pm

Cowbridge Farmer’s Market. Held 1st and 3rd Saturdays. 9.30pm – 1pm, Arthur John’s Car Park. Contact: Myfanwy Edwards 01446 771033