30 October 2010

GHOSTBUSTERS on the Quay!!

Don't miss the Revolutionary Pedal Powered Cinema experience.

Outdoors on the Quay Sunday 31st October 6pm GHOSTBUSTERS!!!

Bring a chair/wear spooky gear if you wish.

FREE event, though donations for Moving Image and Transition Town Wivenhoe will be welcome.

Pedallers will be needed!

Children should be accompanied by a grown up.

27 October 2010

Juliet's Hens are Happy Bunnies!

Update from Juliet re. her chickens:

Well, I did have 5 chucks but Mr Fox is not only cunning but apparently a latch cracker!! I now have 4 (with plans to increase stock) This is due to the poor design on my new hen house which involved a simple push and turn latch that was fitted so that it slid upwards!! This has been easily remedied by fitting a second latch that works with gravity, sliding downwards – outfoxing the fox!!  This is something that buyers of hen houses need to be aware of.  The great news is that my hens are happy bunnies laying away.  I am getting an average of 3 eggs a day and keeping them is the easiest thing I’ve ever done for such a terrific reward.  I keep a hopper full of food pellets, a bowl of grit and a washing up bowl full of water.  I often throw then a scoop of corn which they love and is very entertaining – boy, can hens run!!  They feed themselves, put themselves to bed and get themselves up (a prime model for my teenage son!) My main duty is to refill the hopper and water every few days and muck out the roosting loft regularly.  I have just been out to collect my eggs and 2 of them are still hot! 

26 October 2010

Chicken 100 Part Two

Chicken 100 is going really well, so well, in fact, that Jon Scales is inundated with requests to join the group. There are still places available but contact Juliet instead, on julietmckenzie@btinternet.com, telephone: 01206 820718. Be quick to be in the first wave of Wivenhoe egg producers.

Happy henning!

24 October 2010

Pedal Powered GHOSTBUSTERS!!!

Transition Town Wivenhoe, Moving Image and the Revolutionary Pedal Powered Cinema invite you to watch GHOSTBUSTERS Sunday 31st October, 6pm on the Quay outside the Nottage.

Bring a chair and wear something spooky if you wish! Children should be accompanied by a grown up.

Donations welcome, proceeds to Transition Town Wivenhoe and Moving Image.

Don't miss a chance to see great films in Wivenhoe at the Nottage Film Club, and in Wivenhoe and at the University of Essex with Moving Image

14 October 2010

Energy Assessor Training - Saturday 13th November

I'm delighted to announe the date of the Transition Town Wivenhoe energy assessor training - it is Saturday 13th November from 10 - 2 and is free.

12 October 2010

Chicken 100

Have you ever thought of owning chickens but just didn't know where to start? We aim to get 100 Wivenhoe households to have chickens. Initially, we are looking for five households who would like to give it a go. Expert advice will be given, and the group will help each other to source and build inexpensive chicken houses and runs. There are all sorts of reasons why you should join this brilliant new venture. Read the 'Every Egg Matters information sheet below to find out. Then, if you do decide you'd like to join in, contact Jon Scales or Juliet McKenzie on the numbers below.

3 October 2010


We had a fabulous time picking blackberries and making jam and here are the pictures to prove it.

Click on the 'more' button below to see the rest!