In the autumn of 2009, with the support of the now dormant Transition Waltham Forest, a small group of local people screened 3 films, including the Power of Community, an inspirational film about the extraordinarily creative response of the people of Cuba to the oil embargo in the 1990s.
After the films we had a lively discussion about what we could do locally to bring our community together and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels. We decided then and there to start Transition Leytonstone.
We celebrated our 10th birthday in 2019 and are now looking forward to the next 10 years.
As well as continuing with our existing projects we hope to increase our activities and inspire more people to take action in our local community.
We will offer support to initiatives that are in line with our aims, and continue to work together with local organisations, businesses, places of worship that would like to contribute towards a more sustainable future.
As of February 2020 we have a steering group of 11 people that meets once a month. The person leading on each of our projects reports to the steering group and brings any issues needing discussion to the meetings. At present we are an Unincorporated Association with a constitution, and we hold an AGM each year in June.