Thursday, 20 March 2014

Transition Towns, Spring Fair and Bike Fest

April will soon be here, and at first I thought I would just mention the first thing to happen - but then I realised that it links in with a couple of other events that are also happening next month.

So, the next Transition Towns meeting will be at the Swan at 6pm on April 1st. They will be discussing the Local Development Plan from Powys County Council, and the latest developments from the Affordable Housing Group. Also they will be talking about the riverside woodland group, the new school and tree planting, as well as a project from the School of Architecture at Cardiff University, who want to study the townscape and development possibilities in Hay. Hay Together are assisting with that project as well.

They are also taking two tables at the Spring Fair at Hay Castle on 12th April. This will be on all the Saturday, and sounds like a really good day out - with chances to learn a new craft or skill, music, a beer tent with local ales, ideas for money saving, alternative energy suppliers, electric cars, wild food foraging, inspirational speakers, games and more! There's a website at
Hay Together are taking part, with a Mending Shed outside their office on the cobbles, with people there to help with mending any broken things - like clothes, bikes and household items, and IT advice. They will also have information about bulk purchasing from power companies - other communities have found that they can get a much better deal collectively than an individual or family can get.

Anna, who is the secretary of Transition Towns, is also half of Drover Holidays with her partner, and they are organising another BikeFest later in April, over the weekend of the 25th to 27th April. Their website is This is the second time they've run the event, and it seemed to be very successful last year.

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