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Thursday, January 1, 2009

NR3 Group

We’ve been meeting regularly since January 2009, bringing together like-minded people wanting to help the planet we inhabit, and the local community we live in.

It started in a local pub, over local beer, and through mutual appreciation of the humble pint and a desire to be involved in something important, the seed grew.

Since those early days, the group met most weekends in 2009 both to continue developing ideas and used the Rangers House on Mousehold Heath as a base from which a range of activities were organised including building willow benders, the equinox picnic and Earth hour. With the transition philosophy in mind, the group has developed many ideas for grass roots level community projects, with the aim to engage and benefit the local community.

As the group continues to grow and flourish, hopefully the seeds we have planted will do also, and we will blog regularly on This Low Carbon Life (the TN blog) to share how things are going.

Since the emergence of the NR3 group there have been a number of changes around the locality... A local artist put a directions sign between the Whalebone pub and the Church that said ‘pub/church’. This then led to a carol service took in the pub. The local florist has started providing biodegradable cellophane and another shop has started selling vintage clothes. Artists living or working in NR3 have started exhibiting their work in Anna's Farm Stores.

Meetings have taken place all around the local NR3 / Sewell area and have been in the Cider Shed and Whalebone pubs, Anna's Farms Stores back garden, Aladdin's Cafè on Magdalen Street. The meetings are advertised on the TN calendar and in Anna's for the non- computer types! They are fairly informal and tend to centre around a specific activity i.e. the Christmas fair or more recently the Magdalen Street Celebration which started out with a small gathering of interested folk and has turned into a huge event involving local businesses, the five ways to Wellbeing network, communty groups and lots more local people!

Contact: Helen Simpson Slapp at helenofnorwich@hotmail.com

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