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local community action for a low carbon, healthier future in Melton town & villages.

COMING SOON: GREAT BIG GREEN WEEK!

LASTEST EVENTS:
please see our Melton Transition Facebook Page for more details.

Join Us



We are a growing group of local people who feel that Melton can be a more caring and closely linked, sustainable, healthy and low carbon environment.

We want to help deliver practical projects, give friendly advice and facilitate events. This is on a completely voluntary basis.

Transition Towns are part of a worldwide environmental movement encouraging people to change their own communities for the better.

Schemes in other towns include:

  • Sourcing surplus and food that would otherwise be wasted and enabling it to go to Food Banks
  • Fruit and nut tree planting schemes
  • Fruit / veg / seed swap and garden sharing
  • Repair and mend workshops
  • Field to fork to give locally grown food a market
  • providing a market for local craftspeople and artisans

Please bring your thoughts, ideas and enthusiasm to this venture and be part of the discussion and part of the process!

Email:
[email protected]

Phone:
01664 464 823

Our Constitution and other public documents can be read and downloaded from our public documents folder

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We would like to help develop existing and new initiatives projects in these areas:

Environment & Health

Health and Wellbeing - from clean air & greening our outdoor spaces to - activities that help improve the quality of life in Melton.

Local Food & Agriculture

Working with local people to encourage and support the production & distribution of local food to local people.

Local Transport

Promoting safe walking & cycling communities and adoption of low carbon transport solutions like electric car shares.

Zero Waste

Reusing & repairing and the proper recycling of all Items and materials. Minimising waste by promoting the reduction of any single-use items & packaging.

Local Economy

Promoting a culture of local trade and services - Supporting projects that utilise Town Centre resources for the good of the community.

Community & Renewable Energy

Support and encourage community-led energy projects, the move to low-carbon energy and promote energy-saving in Melton's Homes.

Transition Melton Calendar of local events

Melton Transition Local Directory

The Melton Transition Directory is a list or organisations, groups, businesses and individuals whose aims, products and ethos overlap with the ethos of Melton Transition. To suggest edits or a new entry, please email: [email protected]

Name Business / Org Details Phone Email Link
Melton Sustainable Food Began as an initiative of Leicestershire Public Health and have been looking at different ways to encourage more people to be able to access more sustainable food. This group is now being led by the Allerton project and is aiming to work particularly with farmers. The Allerton Trust
Melton Community Allotment We are based at Melton Country park and are Currently looking for volunteers for this year's growing season. Anyone interested please text or e-mail. 07972 626240 send email MCA Website
Melton Space Melton Space is a non-profit community workshop. Our aim is to provide a welcoming, social and creative workshop space that is equipped for a broad range of activities. It is a space to meet, make, fix, create and share ideas & resources. The Environment in one of our core Aims and we are working towards building a zero-waste and a zero-carbon organisation and local community. 07857 203 719   send email meltonspace.org.uk
The Fair Trading Post The Fair Trading Post is a shop on the corner of Leicester St and Burton St that sells fair trade products. thefairtradingpost.co.uk
Zero-Waste Melton Facebook Group with posts and ideas on Zero-Waste in Melton - associated with refillable consumables business. Possibly not trading in Melton anymore - More info TBC Facebook link
Luck & Boo (formerly Apteekki) A plant based eatery and juice bar providing a wide variety of foods for brunch and lunch as well as evening meals. 07775 529366 send email Facebook link
Miss B's Tea Room Traditional tea room with a wide selection of loose leaf teas. Vegan lunch choices as well as cakes, vegan afternoon tea and plant based milks www link
Montero Lounge Cafe-bar offering a separate plant based menu, including a vegan breakfast, jackfruit burger, falafel wrap, various salads and tapas. www link
Luna Rayn Emporium an independent Home & Lifestyle store in Melton Mowbray - Wellbeing, Gifts and Homeware, Vegan bath/beauty. Eco home/cleaning. Refills now available Luna Rayn website
Rutland and Melton Green Party Aims to promote green policies. There are green councillors on both Melton (Phil Wood – Dorian Ward) and Rutland (Miranda Jones – Uppingham) Web Link
Longfield Community Garden Longfield Academy wants to develop a community garden on the school site. Some fruit trees were planted in spring 2020 and they have survived the summer so something has started. Also the school has been awarded a grant to develop a garden but progress on this has been delayed because of Covid. Raised beds have now been ordered and a polytunnel is planned. Working groups should start from 12 April 2021.
Melton Farmers Market at the cattle market every Tuesday and Friday morning. Facebook link
Melton Hope Centre The centre of activities for Melton Vineyard Church, Storehouse Food Bank, Breathing Space Listening Service and range of other activities. It's a place where people can receive inspiration and encouragement, practical and emotional help; where they can be listened to and discover a supportive community. 01664 511021 Melton Hope Centre
Melton Cheeseboard Stock refillable products (as well as selling cheese!) meltontransition Cheeseboard
Greening Framland Some of the parishes in the area have declared their intention to become Eco-churches which commits them to take better care of the planet in several areas of their practice. There is a group within the church who are working to make the church more environmentally conscious in how they work and manage their churches and churchyards.
Wreake Valley Living Landscape An intention of the LR Wildlife Trust to try to join up areas of habitat along the Wreake Valley. It has got held up by Covid restrictions. web link
Melton in Bloom has been working for several years to organise a Melton entry to Britain in Bloom an annual flower competition promoted by the RHS. In recent years they have sought to encourage sustainability and to get schools involved. Facebook link
Zero Carbon Bottesford Looking at how to get a village to zero carbon. Working with a group from Nottingham University to look at how old school now held by Parish Council to zero carbon. Contact Herbert Daybell. send email www link
Framland Churches Sustainable Energy Project The local Deanery has received a grant from the Rural Community Energy Fund to investigate the extent to which churches can be heated in a way that reduces carbon emissions and possibly to be able to export sustainable energy if systems allow. The report of the project has now been published and is available on the Leicester Diocese website web link
Green Fox Community Energy Coop Works across the county to develop community energy projects. To date most of the work has been in the City and west of the County but have experience of designing and promoting community share offers to fund capital projects. wwwlink
Whissendine Windmill One of the few remaining working windmills left. Great organic bread flour, well worth a visit. 01664 474172 send email www Link
The Melton & Oakham Waterways Society Objective is to maximise social, economic, environmental and leisure opportunities from the restoration of the Melton and Oakham Canal. Website
The Grantham Canal Society Restoration of the Grantham Canal Website
The Canal and River Trust Charity that looks after 2000 miles of waterways nationwide Website
Sustainable Land Trust Based on Burrough Court Estate - sustainable and nature focused charity sltrust.org.uk
Primary Care Network Melton Syston and the Vale Primary Care Network - potential health and wellbeing link
Melton Lions Club
Melton Rotary Club
Friends of Melton Country Park 01664 561055 send email
Melton Furniture Project Collection and distribution of pre-owned household items Web link
Melton and District Money Advice Centre Free debt advice service - based in Leicester Street at the former Fox pub Web link
Ruth Grice Livestock farmer Yards Farm, Old Dalby - planted new hedgerows on the farm this year as part of an environmental enhancement project
Julia Hawley, Brentingby Meadows Regular columnist in Melton Messenger - offers farm visits Web link
Leicester and Rutland Wildlife Trust Wildlife Conservation Charity Web link
Melton BID Local Project - Aims and funders etc are on Website n/a send email Web link
Melton Car Share Scheme Blablacar is a tried and tested carshare site whose mission statement is to bring freedom, fairness and fraternity to the world of travel. BlaBlaCar doubles the occupancy rate of cars whilst operating a carbon-saving network of long distance buses to Europe.Do you travel alone by car on a regular basis or are you planning a longer trip that someone else might share with you? If we get used to offering our car journeys we can help to stop the congestion in our town, reduce our environmental impact and make new friends! www link