HMS Community Gardening day – 5 August 2018

Sunday 5th August 2018
12 noon til 2.00pm
Hexham Middle School Community Garden

To access the garden, walk up Broadgates, or through the main entrance to the school – via Maiden’s Walk.

There will almost certainly be potatoes to dig, gooseberries to pick and possibly some redcurrants too – so you might wish to bring along some gardening gloves. We have plenty of tools in the shed.

There will be some gardening chores too – we have our “It’s Your Neighbourhood” visit from Northumbria in Bloom next Thursday, 9th August, so it might be good to do some edging work and generally tidy up. Elizabeth may bring a list of things that need to be done.

So – hoping for some sun on Sunday, though the rain this week has been very welcome.

Best wishes,

Sunday in the garden…

sunday-gardenA great day was had by all on Sunday 1st July at the Hexham Middle School garden. TT advertised the ‘gardening and picking’ day with notices at the Wentworth Edible Hexham beds, and through the TT email list, and Elizabeth announced to the Hexham East Residents’ Association that there were strawberries ready for picking .
We worked and picked from 11.00 til 1.00, then we were all too hot and went home. Hundreds of strawberries were picked, a couple of punnets of gooseberries, and a few redcurrants – there should be many more of all these fruits in the next couple of weeks. Many thanks are due to Elizabeth and Richard who have tended the garden so well – strawberries sitting on straw, and delightful brick-lined paths through the beds.
There were broad beans ready too, lots of herbs, and some runner beans somewhat struggling in the hot dry weather. The plum and apple trees are looking very healthy and the fruits seem to be in some profusion, so we’ll want to do an autumn picking!
Potatoes are in flower, and I imagine will be ready for digging in late July or early August. We’ll plan another group ‘gardening and picking’ day for Sunday 5th August, 12 noon until 2.00pm. Put it in your diaries.

Notice of Transition Tynedale Limited AGM 2016/2017


Now at The Heart of Northumberland, Hexham on Wednesday, 14th March

Transition Tynedale Limited will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 14th March, 2018 in the back room of The Heart of Northumberland, Hexham.

Registration from 7:00pm, AGM starts at 7:30pm and aim to finish by 8:30pm

Voting Process and Agenda

This page explains the processes that we follow when electing our Directors, and Officers.

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Vertical Veg Talk – 20th June

Rearranged to 20th June

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Come to a free talk by a well-known expert on growing veg in tight outdoor spaces.

For a windy balcony or concrete yard, get all the best tips on nurturing your crop. Mark Ridsdill-Smith lives in Newcastle and has been featured in the Guardian.

Tuesday 20th June 2017 7pm – 8pm

Hexham Trinity Methodist Church, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS

Donations are invited and all are welcome.

Free refreshments.


Download the poster here

Wassailing the New Year in the physic garden

dilstonYou’re invited to join our wassail on Saturday 7 January

Event starts from 12 noon

We invite you to join an event which continues an ancient tradition while planting a legacy for the future.apples

The physic garden is open from 12 noon – 2pm. Please feel free to bring snacks and sandwiches; there are plenty of benches to sit on, or lawns to lie on if you bring a rug.
From 1pm – 2pm, join in song and ceremony to toast our orchard trees.

blossomWassail is an Old English word meaning ‘be healthy’ or ‘be whole’ – ‘hale and hearty’. Wassailing the trees in the orchard wakes them from their winter sleep and brings a bountiful crop of fruit in season. This ancient tradition recognizes the importance of our relationship to nature.


Local druids will toast a chosen fruit tree with an offering of cider poured over its roots. This is followed by a sharing of the wassail bowl, and the singing of carols, led by members of the local community choir. We encourage the making of much noise by all present! A family event, come in costume if you wish – but remember your weather proof footwear!
Transition Tynedale provide the cider from recent apple pressing days.

From 2-3pm, you can join in a weather dependent walk through Dukeshouse Woods to Hexham Middle School, where tree planting takes place from 3:15pm. Sound therapist Johanna Sheehan will be leading a reflection on our connection to the earth during this final part of the event.
Transition Tynedale’s blog can be accessed here

This event is open to all and unticketed. Donations to the physic garden, an independent, local charity, will be much appreciated.

For more on wassailing, please click here and here.

Participation in all activities is at the individual’s own risk.

Notice of Transition Tynedale Limited AGM 2015

Transition Tynedale Limited AGM 2015: Voting Process and Agenda

This page explains the processes that we follow when electing our Directors, and Officers in the forthcoming Transition Tynedale Ltd AGM, to be held on Wednesday 2nd December, 2015 at Scott’s Café, Forum Cinema, Hexham.


In order to be eligible to vote or to stand as a Director or an Officer, you must first become a Member of Transition Tynedale Ltd. Being a Member incurs a yearly subscription fee of £5.00. Registering as a member is easy. Simply email the following information to

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Postal Address including
    • House Name/Number and Street
    • Postal Town
    • Postcode

Prior to the AGM, registration will start at 7.00 pm to be completed by 7.30 pm. Members registering at the time or by email should pay at the AGM registration the sum of £5.00 to establish the rights to vote by receiving a voting slip.

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Electric Bikes in Hexham

Electric Bikes have now arrived in Hexham! Green Energy Cycles, a sub division of The Centre for Green Energy, has recently opened in July offering alternative transport systems to the Tyne Valley. An electric bike is similar to a push bike yet has an electric motor and battery attached which helps push you along (for up to 200km on one charge). These bikes allow steep hills to be tackled with ease, trailers to be pulled and headwinds to be tackled, with a range of bikes from city cruisers to mountain monsters. Even those who currently love their pushbike may be suited to them; one can take various perspectives when assessing them. Some would say ‘that’s for lazy riders’ others understand that instead of X effort getting you 5 miles of travel, X effort with an e-bike could get you 35 miles, for example. Green Energy Cycles stock Go Cycle, KTM and Raleigh bikes so far and are offering free test rides and hires to the public. If you are interested, please pop along to the showroom on Anick Road – and you will be able to have a go. They really are great fun!