18th December, 2012 at 7.30 PM

at Eli’s (Rose & Crown), Huish Episcopi.

Present: Barry, Cara, Caroline (in the Chair), Chris, Jane, Neil, Norma, Phil, Stephen, Sue and Tony.

Apologies: Lyn (G).

1. Recycled and Upcycled Christmas Gifts

Cara gave out handmade presents to members including bird boxes made from recycled drinks cartons and decorative tea-light holders made from jars. Cara was thanked for her ingenuity and generosity.

2. Enhancement Group

Caroline updated the group on Enhancement Group projects and that the bulb Planting on 19th November 2012 had been very successful with c2000 bulbs planted overall.

The Transport Group would meet on 3rd January 2013.

3. Green Scythe Fair Event on 15th December

It was noted that the Green Scythe Fair fundraising event had been very successful with some members of Transition Langport able to help at the event.

4. Ridgway Hall Heating System

Cara and Caroline advised that due to time and budgetary constraints, the Ridgway Hall heating system had been replaced on a ‘like for like’ basis by the Town Council.

5. Chairing and Venue for Transition Meetings.

The group discussed alternative venues for 2013 which help the group focus at meetings. The meeting would be chaired on a rota basis by members of the group. It wasAGREED that:

  • the next meeting be held on 15th January 2013 (so it didn’t clash with the Town Council meeting)
  • the January meeting be chaired by Phil
  • an alternative venue be sought for that meeting

6. Events for 2013

The group hoped to repeat the success of 2010 when it had put on an event almost every month. A draft schedule of events was discussed. Other possible events included working with Transition Athelney on the Future Farming and Food project.


Bag It Movie




Support Green Scythe Event


Community Spring Clean?


Cycle Ride to the pub?


Langport Festival event/Green Scythe Event


Cookery Event?




Transition food event?


Harvest Supper





*Footnote:Following the end of the meeting, Jack confirmed that Art Tea Zen would be available on 15th January 3013 for the Transition meeting.