Transition Tynedale Annual Meeting 2023

The Transition Tynedale annual meeting, incorporating our formal AGM, will be held on Saturday 25th March 2023, 10:00-11:00am, at the Queen’s Hall in Hexham. The meeting will be in the White Room, which is on the 2nd floor overlooking the Sele.

This year the formal AGM business will be kept to 30 minutes, allowing time for a keynote talk on the potential for community renewable energy schemes. Our speaker is Andy Dean, CEO of Community Action Northumberland.

When our meeting concludes at 11:00am the intention is to move to the Climate Cafe which is being held in the Queen’s Hall library (ground floor) that day, starting at 11:00am. All are welcome to join us there to continue discussions on how Transition Tynedale can continue to deliver local solutions to global problems.

Links to papers for the AGM are below.






Annual General Meeting and Social

Thursday 24th February, 7pm at the Hexham Community Centre.

Our short AGM will be followed by an informal session where we can talk projects, develop our plans for 2022 and beyond, and have a long-overdue social get-together. Drinks and light nibbles will be provided. Please put the date in your diaries because we would love to see you all there!

Everyone in Tynedale is welcome, whether you are a TT member or not. Come along to find out more and chip in on local projects to help address the climate and biodiversity emergencies.

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Papers for the AGM can be found on these links:

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Lady Bird Johnson

Latest News and Postponed AGM

If you are not on our mailing list you will not have heard that the AGM has been postponed due to covid, that a 30 minute zoom talk will be given by the Deputy CEO of Tyne Rivers Trust on 26th Jan followed by 30 minutes Q&A or about our call for more volunteer directors… Why not sign up to our email using the link to the right of this article…

Rake and Cake

At Hexham Community Garden

Saturday 30th October 10.00 – 13.00

  • Do you know about the Hexham Community Garden?
  • Want to find out more?
  • Need a bit of Saturday morning exercise?
  • Like cake?

Come along to find out more!

Hexham Community Garden – below the old Hexham Middle School, near Di and Jims Nursery. Follow the signs to Rake and Cake at the Community Garden.

Edible Hexham

– local growing, great eating! 

Walk and eat your way around Hexham, be inspired to grow your own and help reduce food miles. That’s the message in our new ‘Edible Hexham Trail’. The easy three kilometre (two mile) trail mixes local food history with a walk around all the Edible Hexham beds and the Community Garden. You can pick up recipes using locally grown ingredients on the way and there’s also an extension that takes you to Tyne Green and the Community Orchard. The trail is being launched at the Hexham Farmers Market this Saturday, 1th September as part of Heritage Open Days.   

The Edible Hexham beds dotted around the town are managed by Transition Tynedale volunteers and everyone is invited to pick and use the various leaves, herbs and fruit that grow in them. With climate change and potential food shortages increasingly on the agenda, the Transition Tynedale team suggest that it is more important than ever to think and grow local as much as we can. The Edible Hexham beds and the Community Garden give examples of what can be grown right here, even in small spaces. 

The Edible Hexham Trail
The Orchard Walk

Recipes created for Transition Tynedale by Jane Torday, local food writer, take things one step further and give some great ideas for using those herbs and leaves. 

Why wait, download your copy of the Trail and Recipes and get started now!

Autumn Events 2021

Some good things coming up from Transition Tynedale – a brief update

  • Edible Hexham and Heritage Open days – Market stall Saturday 11th September

This Saturday! Market Stall promoting our new Edible Hexham Trail, a lovely local walk. Come along to get your copy and find out more. So important to do all we can to encourage local growing and reduce those food miles. Also find out about what the Hexham Community Partnership has pulled together for the week of Heritage Open Days

Contact Jane to offer help with the stall

  • Transition Tynedale open meeting – Thursday 16th September, 7.30, Forum Cinema

It’s been a long time since we’ve met for real inside! Come along, all welcome

  • Apple Pressing – at the Market Saturday 9th October

Another welcome return. We will be pressing apples, talking apples and creating lovely local apple juice. Contact Megan about apple donations and help with the stall or bring apples along on the day.


Thanks all and hope to see you at one of these soon

Plant Swap Event- May 22 2021

Our annual plant swap stall at the Hexham Farmers Market will this year be on May 22nd from 9am-1.30pm. Bring along any spare veg or fruit seedlings, seeds or pollinator plants to the stall to swap with something you don’t have; please label plants with the variety.  This is a good chance to try something new or replace failed crops, you never know what you might find…  If you have nothing to swap don’t worry – just leave a small donation – all proceeds to go to the Food Bank!   If you can’t make the date you can drop plants at Chris & Megan’s house any time during the week before (Barrowden, Osborne Avenue, NE46 3JN – just leave on the driveway).  We will also need willing volunteers to help on the day – no expertise required though keen gardeners are always helpful to answer those tricky questions!

We are greatly looking forward to this event, particularly with the Covid related hiatus of last year.

Swift talk – tonight!

Tues 6th April, 8pm – 9pm, Transition Tynedale Talk: Hexham Swift ProjectKeith Buchanan will introduce our latest project: Hexham Swift Heaven, aiming to increase the population of swifts around Hexham. Find out why swifts are so special, why they are in trouble and what Hexham is doing about it!Zoom link: Passcode: swifts