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Welcome to the February 2015 Transition Keynsham newsletter.  TK is already running a range of groups, from the Food Group to the Wombles and Stitch and Bitch. If you have any ideas for other groups or projects, then please do get in touch with us and let us know.


Project news
Transition Keynsham at the Farmers Market  Last month the Farmers Market moved to Market Walk in the new Civic Centre.
Transition Keynsham plans to continue to use our stall at the Farmers Market to highlight our various ongoing projects. 
Above Erica is demonstrating how simple it is to knit and encouraging people to join the Stitch and Bitch group. In addition, David is always there to give out Free Bike Maintenance Advice.
So, if you have any fresh and inexpensive ideas on how we can promote, for example, the Community Veg Plot, Keynsham Community Energy (formally the Energy Group), the Food Group, the Wombles or any of our other wonderful projects; please get in touch.
Also, we would like to get a rota going to staff the stall, if you can spare an hour or two on the second Saturday of any month, we would be very pleased to hear from you!

Keynsham Wombles are hoping to do two art projects for this year's Music Festival.  The aim is to decorate three dustbins/compost bins to look like animals for people to throw their glass, cans and plastic into. 

The other part of the project will be to have a table at the Festival with recyclable items and craft stuff for children to come and make animals, fish, etc from.  We are looking for volunteers to help man the table and help with making, so that parents/guardians can go and look at the Wombles main stand! Anyone who'd like to help with either project - decorating bins or helping with making on the day - please contact

Keynsham Community Energy is well on the way to gaining legal status, which we hope to have achieved by the spring. Thank you to those of you who responded to our call for donations to our ‘kickstarter’ fund.

We’re still seeking donations, so if you’d be interested in supporting our community energy company, please get in touch with Mark ( We’re delighted that we’ve been joined by four new members. Anyone interested in coming along to our next meeting should contact Mark for details.



TK’s Food Group is meeting on Monday 16th February at 7:30pm. If you’d like to come and find out what we do, or have suggestions for new food group projects, drop Mary a line at
TK’s core group meeting is at 5pm on Sunday 22nd February. Here we share what all the different groups are up to, talk about fundraising and plans for the future. If you’re interested in coming along, please email Mary for the venue on
Keynsham Caterpillars is having a social for interested parents and carers at Bonzo Lounge on 26th February at 7:30pm. Keynsham Caterpillars encourages children to play outdoors in nature, with events such as gardening, picnics in the woods and minibeast hunts.
Keynsham Community Energy’s next meeting is on Thursday 12th February. Please contact Mark Penny for more information if you would like to attend.


Informal cycling socials: 

4th and 18th contact David for details 0117 986 2257

Wombles - Become part of the ever growing army of Wombles in Keynsham download a flyer here:


February is proving to be a pretty cold month, and there’s nothing more enjoyable than a nice piece of cake and a hot cuppa to keep your warm and cosy. Here’s a delicious recipe to tuck in to. It’s seasonal too!
Parsnip cake
250g butter
250g caster sugar
4 medium eggs
250g self raising flour
1 tsp mixed spice
250g grated parsnip
4 tbsp milk
Set the oven at gas 4/180C/160C fan
Line a cake tine with greaseproof paper.
Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs. Fold in the flour, spices, parsnip and milk.
Put the cake mix into the tin. Cook for 40 – 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Topping suggestions
Cream cheese icing: Beat 150g unsalted butter 150g caster sugar till light and creamy. Then beat in 300g cream cheese till smooth.
Orange icing glaze: Mix 200g sifted icing sugar and 75ml of orange juice + 1 - tsp. orange zest.

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