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Monday, October 5, 2009

Now We Are Six - the new core group

Representatives from all theme groups met last spring and thrashed out some constitutional issues for Transition Norwich. One of the things we agreed was that we need to have a Core Group, which should be of 6 people, elected by the membership. We felt continuity is important so agreed 3 people should step down each year, i.e. ideally nobody will serve for more than 2 years. In early summer we asked (via the Bulletin) for nominations, and received only 3, so those people were elected automatically.

The new members are Jane Chittenden, Alex Haxeltine and Tom Harper. They join the continuing members Christine Way, Chris Hull and Tully Wakeman. The core group thanks Greg Colbourn and Sarah Gann, who stood down at this election, for their valuable work during the first year of Transition Norwich (Tully Wakeman/Core)

Jane Chittenden: lives and works in Norwich, running a small communications company. I am a lifelong champion of good food and a "green gardener and a member of the communications, resilience planning, transport and business/economy groups.

Tom Harper: recently moved to Norwich from London. I am a 'Be the Change' Facilitator, trained in jan 2008 and since then have been in a state of 'blessed unrest' regarding environmental sustainability and social justice issues. I am passionate about getting involved on a deeper level with the transition movement here in my new home city

Alex Haxeltine: lives on Stafford Street in the west of Norwich and works as a researcher in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia, I have some 20 years experience of working on climate change and sustainability issues. and so far have been most involved in the Heart and Soul group, TN2 and the Resilience Plan group.