Local Groups

Want to get involved in Transition? Meet people who are passionate about their local community and care about the impact we have on the world? Then come along to one of the local group meetings or events. If there is no group near to you then contact us and we’ll let you know of transitioners nearby or help you start your own group.

 Event/Activity Insurance

New Forest Transition CIC (NFT) provides insurance cover so that local groups can run activities and events. To ensure your event is covered it must comply with the following:

1/ The event/activity must be approved by the board of directors.

You should seek approval from the board for your event/activity by emailing events@newforesttransition.org.uk

2/ The event/activity must be led by a member of NFT.

Membership is £10 per annum.  Please contact the Treasurer by emailing info@newforesttransition.org.uk

3/ The event/activity must be properly risk assessed before taking place.

Please email a copy of your Risk Assessment to the board before the event. This can be done by emailing events@newforesttransition.org.uk

A template Risk Assessment with guidance can be found below. Please save a copy before editing.

If you need any help with your Risk Assessment please contact the events@ email above. You can also ask for your event to be added to the events page of the website and Facebook.

NFT Risk Assessment Master

Transition Lymington

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Minstead Study Centre

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Minstead has an informal group of those interested in Transition activities.

If you are interested please talk to Jane Pownall in the Minstead Community Shop about how to get involved.


Hale & Redlynch Transition

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Hale and Redlynch Transition Group set up the Hale Local Food Market in March 2010 to bring local food producers and customers together once a month, on the 3rd Saturday, in Hale Village Hall, Hatchet Green, Hale, SP6 2NE. A wide variety of great food products are available, including trout, cheese, fruit & vegetables, chutney, fresh meat, pies & sausages, bread, honey, beer, cakes and chocolate. There’s a Fair Trade stall and a basket maker who can make bespoke baskets for you. Our customers say they also love the friendly atmosphere and wonderful coffee and cakes! For more information email Paula at pdownard@lineone.net.

If you live near Hale or Redlynch and would like to get involved in running the market, or helping to develop other sustainable community projects please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

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Ashurst & Colbury

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Downton Green Group

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Transition Ringwood

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Transition Waterside

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The group in Waterside is currently called Waterside Eco Hub.

To find out more visit their website


or Facebook page