Transition Stroud

This is a shared history blog. Together we can write the history of our process of transition as it happens.

Friday, 14 March 2014


We are pleased to announce the 7 winning films for 2013. Stroud Community TV is a Transition Stroud project and now has over 1,100 films with a Stroud connection. We are awarding some of the best!

Philip Booth, co-founder of the project said: "Stroud Community TV is a way of celebrating Stroud and the Five Valleys, sharing inspiring stories and building a greater sense of identity. It is run entirely by volunteers. We like to tell good news stories about the projects and events in Stroud and encourage more of those - but it is also about showcasing the creative talent here, nurturing more, supporting local organisations and businesses and giving a voice to those less often heard."

Members of the public suggested nominations for their best 2013 films and now they have been voted on by a team of judges including Neil Carmichael MP, Mayor of Stroud Amanda Moriarty, Stroud Life's Victoria Temple, Eastenders actor Sean Gleason, Chair of Stroud District Council Community Committee Cllr June Cordwell and more.

The results which include a Transition film of the Fix It For Free cafes are available at:

Philip Booth, who organised the awards said: "It is great to see so much interest in the project. We'd love to hear from more filmmakers. amateur or professional, who would be interested in filming local events and projects."

Thursday, 13 March 2014


Liz Hilary who opened home with low cost ideas
Transition Stroud is again bringing together householders, individuals and organisations across the Stroud Valleys to celebrate ‘fit for future’ homes.

Transition Stroud will again be opening homes to share tips and information on eco-renovation and building. This year a record 27 homes will be open - from old, listed buildings to self built wooden homes; from modern terraced to 17th century detached.

The event will be held on the weekend of May 3rd and 4th, from 11.00am - 5.00pm and homes will be opening across the Stroud valleys.

An organiser, Jane Brown said: "We are looking forward to welcoming people from all over the West Country to come and get inspiration from home owners who have experienced the highs and lows of sustainable building work. Many people return year after year since they have found the event so helpful. Many are choosing to take several measures in their own homes."

Philip Booth, a local District councillor, who set up the Open Homes project added: "This is a great opportunity for people to learn more, cut their bills, increase energy security, support local suppliers/jobs and cut carbon."

You can see films from previous years by going to:

This year we will also be holding an Installers' Fair in the Stroud Subscription Rooms on Saturday 26th April, 10.00am - 2.00pm to give people the opportunity of talking to suppliers and getting some ideas before the Eco Open Homes event the following weekend.Children can come and build their own home at the Installers' Fair too.

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