KTT news



We have had great support from two pilot KTT groups who provided invaluable feedback on our KTT programme. The two groups covered the intro meeting plus two subject meetings on ENERGY and WATER. We brought both groups together for the final wrap-up meeting which provided a good opportunity to meet each other and exchange ideas. We were really pleased that both groups have decided to continue with the remaining chapters of the programme.

The KTT team revised the material in line with comments made by the piloteers. It was a good collaboration.

Here we are at the Bell Inn in Kingsteignton in late March.

We’d like to share a lovely story of the “impeckable home for hen-pecked chicken”. One of the benefits of the KTT project is that new connections are made, with group members offering help and advice. This is exactly what Susan did when she found one of her chickens being given a hard time.  A few exchanges with other members in another KTT group provided the answer, plus a new home for the cheerless chicken. A nice KTT spin-off.

 In one of the pilot groups the women have decided to go to a zumba class together. They are also thinking about taking a KTT tour round Tucker’s Maltings or Old Walls vineyard.


We are rolling. We can now welcome our next group of KTTers , a ladies’ coffee discussion group has just finished its intro meeting . Next meeting ELECTRICITY set for may 31st, facilitated by Massimo.

There are two other groups currently being set up. The initiators of these three groups attended one of our KTT ‘seed’ meetings. Our next meeting for potential initiators will take place  on May 21st. More info on further ‘seed’ meetings from Massimo.


OUT and ABOUT – the KTT team at events

  • Jane had an info stall at the KCPIG event earler in the year.  A number of good conctacts were made. A good chance for us to get our message across once again.
  • Climate ActionWeek in mid March , saw KTT’s Water expert, WENDY WASHER, plying KTT wares at Tesco, by kind invitation of Janette, The Tesco Community Liaison Officer. The meet and greet action put the public in touch with the KTT message. Some good contacts were cemented. It was hard to believe there is global warming as the stall between both sets of entrance doors was mighty chilly!
  • Here we are on May 7th at St Michael’s School for the Church St Market in aid of the Kingsteington swimming pool. Despite the wind and showers, the KTT team of Jane, Helen and later Fuad were on hand to explain KTT to the visitors. We invited people to make a leaf pledge to do something to reduce their cabon footprint. The leaf is then placed on our KTT pledge tree and the person receives a lovely wooden pendant with the KTT on it and a reminder of their own pledge on the back. This way we hope they will remember to put the pledge into action.

We also made contact with people keen to find out more about the KTT programme. They will be attending our next ‘seed’ meeting on May 21st

  • Massimo was invited to present the KTT project to the Kingsteignton Community Plan Implementation Group (KCPIG) on May 8th at the Old Rydon Inn.   We were well received and have some supporters who will help us make contact with other intereted individuals. We are very grateful for this support as we recognise how important personal recommendations are.
  • If you would like to catch us out and about , our next apprearance will be at the RAM ROAST FAIR at Oakford Lawn on Monday  June 4th.  So do pop along to our stall and introduce yourself and have a chat about KTT. Remember to think of your pledge in the meantime.


Last but not least we hit the pages of  local Kingsteignton edition of the Mid Devon Advertiser on Friday May 4th. We would like to thank Nigel Canham for is interest in KTT. Watch the press for further bulletins.

Thanks and bye for now Helen (alias Wendy Washer) for KTT

If you are a member of a group in Kingsteignton and would like us to come and talk to you about the KTT project please contact MASSIMO at max.ktt@transitionnewtonabbot.org.uk, or on 01803-867236, 0755-4202093