About Kingsley Transition Initiative (KTI)
Kingsley Transition Initiaitive was formed in 2009 by a small group of people who wanted to work together to help make Kingsley and surrounding areas more resilient to some of the challenges we face today.
The initial focus of KTI was:
- The need for allotments in the village
- To encourage people to grow their own vegetables wherever possible as welll as compost and recycle as much as possible
- To have Local Produce Markets allowing people to not only buy local produce but realise that there are quality local alternatives to the supermarkets
- To encourage energy efficiency by insulating homes better as well as think of renewable fuel sources such as solar and wind etc
- To generally foster an increased feeling of community (admittedly in an already very community minded village)
As things progressed KTI expanded to help out with other community ideas such as:
- The KTI Trades Group met monthly to discuss development opportunities and how they, as local tradesmen, can work together and advertise their services
- Homeinstead, then run by Neil Cook, is devoted to providing the highest-quality care for older people in the comfort of their own homes
- Offer financial assistance to youth groups such as the school and Scouts etc for environmental education programmes.