Last Tuesday, 19th January 2010, Transition St Albans hosted the first regional gathering of Transition initiatives from Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire.
Some time ago we decided in the Steering Group that it would be a good idea to meet with “neighbouring” transitioners, to swap stories and ideas and, generally, to start building relationships.
So, after several months during which Jacqueline has been busy making contact and promoting the idea, last Tuesday evening over 40 people gathered in The Farmers Boy to do just that.
The turnout was fabulous with representatives from: Abbots Langley, Amersham, Berkhamsted, Chalfont St Peter, Chesham, Haddenham, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, High Wycombe, Hitchin, Ickenham, Letchworth, Luton, Maidenhead, Marlow, St Albans, Tring, Watford & Welwyn Garden City!
Some of these are well-established initiatives, others are still young, and a few are “mullers” about to get going, but all of us gained something from each other – taking the time to meet and share experiences definitely helps to recharge the batteries!
It was a very successful evening. Thanks to Jacqueline for organising the event, and to Ros and Douglas at the Farmers Boy for providing us a place to meet and great food to eat – much appreciated! And thank you to everyone who came.