Join our draught busting team!


This special edition of the newsletter has been brought to you by our Draught Busters, who are looking for new team members and hosts for free workshops for Camden residents.

And we've got lots more fun events in the next few weeks, with mulching and apple-tree planting at the Fruitery, a leap year Transition Tipple and sheepswool slipper making!


Seeking New Draught Busters to Join Our Team
The Transition Belsize Draught Busting Team are very keen to find and train up further Draught Busters to join our growing team across Camden!
As a draught buster you would help us:
- deliver Draught Busting Workshops across Camden
- install energy saving measures and draught proofing in Camden schools
- roll out and deliver our 'Tailor Made Draught Busting Service.' This is a growing social enterprise enabling us to earn our livelihoods locally by installing draught proofing products for residents in their own homes.
If you are interested in becoming a Draught Buster and would like further details please contact us at draughtbusters [at]

Beat the Winter Chill with Free Draught Busting Workshops for Camden Residents
In collaboration with Camden Council the Transition Belsize Draught Busting Team are very pleased to announce the next set of dates for workshops this winter to help Camden residents  beat the winter chill, save money on fuel bills and cut tonnes of CO2.
Our hands-on workshops are delivered by the Transition Belsize Draught Busting Team - Lauren, Patrick and Sarah, and are held locally in a Camden home.
During the workshop you will be shown how to install high quality draught proofing materials to wooden framed sash windows and doors.
Every attendee will receive £20 worth of free draught proofing to get started on their own homes.
We are keen to find Camden residents who would like to offer their homes as a host venue for a workshop. Hosts will be given £40 worth of draught proofing.

The next dates for 2012 are:
Wednesday 18 January    1-4pm
Saturday 21 January         1.30-4.30pm
Saturday 28 January         1.30-4.30pm

Friday 3 February              1-4pm
Saturday 18 February       1.30 -4.30pm
Saturday 25 February       1.30-4.30pm

Booking is essential - venues will be confirmed on booking.

To book a place or to host a workshop please contact James Dunlop at Camden Council:
email [at] or call 020 7974 7141


Reminders of Upcoming Transition Belsize Events

The Fruitery - So Mulch Fun
Friday 20th January - 1-4pm
St Peter's Church, Belsize Square, NW3 4HJ
Cor! It's shredding time... Let's turn all the shrubbery we've dug up into usable mulch and continue prepping the site for the next day's apple planting...

The Fruitery - Cider and Cordons
Saturday 21st January - 10am-1pm
St Peter's Church, Belsize Square, NW3 4HJ
Ever wanted to learn how to cordon an apple tree? Come and help plant the first of our apple trees and learn all about the wonderful heritage varieties we have ordered.

Transition Tipple
Wednesday 1st February - from 8pm
The Washington pub, 50 Englands Lane, NW3 4UE
It's the Transition leap year tipple...come and propose or get proposed to...or just come and share a drink and plans for some exciting Transition Belsize projects for 2012.

Slippers and Sheepish Tales...
Sunday 5th February - 12-4pm
Kentish Town City Farm, 1 Cressfield Close, NW5 4BN
Calling all creative kids and jammy adults, don't get cold feet this winter, but come along to our snug slipper/felt making workshop and turn real sheepswool into take home slippers. It's goodbye to cheesy feet and hello to cosy ones! What else can we turn sheepswool into?

All the best,
Carla Ranicki
Transition Belsize