In practice, we are reclaiming public space, increasing biodiversity, providing infrastructure (such as the Sustainability on Sea festival and other events) to allow local people to create the initiatives that are important to them. We attempt to be as inclusive as possible and believe our work increases the well-being of those that get involved as well as providing joy to the rest of the community. We hope our work raises awareness around climate change issues and encourages people to create the changes needed to make our community more resilient.
The importance of being inclusive, listening to local people and ensuring they are involved as early as possible in developing projects. We are always learning from the wider Transition Town network as well as other initiatives in the area focusing on climate change mitigation.
We find that people love to participate in projects in public space, especially projects that centre on food and connecting with others. Good, regular communication is also key.
We count the number of participants for particular events and activities.