Welcome to

Transition City Lancaster

Transition stall in Lancaster


To sign in for our monthly e newsletter with loads of events, talks, films etc please go to our 'get involved' page - all it takes is your name and e address.


To check out coming TCL events please click here


Dear everyone

- this web page has served us well but has now become very clunky and hard to maintain - we apologise for this and we are currently designing a brand new web set up.

Please bear with us.

If you have particular features you'd like including in the new site please contact us on info@transitioncitylancaster.org


During autumn 2014 it may well be that this old website is not maintained as up to date as it might be as our energies are going into creating the news site. If there is info you need about groups it's best to drop a line to the group contacts directly . . . click here to go to the group page.



Who? What? Why?

    Transition City Lancaster - TCL - started off in 2008 in Margaret’s front room when six of us met and decided to try and start some ‘transition’ activities in Lancaster. We have grown steadily and in june 2012 we set up our very own 'community interest company' to allow us to scale up what we do . . . . Click here to find out about the new company.

    The international transition network is a movement of local communities – towns, villages, cities . . . creating positive, practical locally based responses to global challenges. See http://transitiontowns.org for info on the worldwide network.

    Transition focus on building local community resilience to these major global challenges - click the links for snippets of film/info . . .


    Climate Change


    Peak Oil/fuel shortages

    Economic chaos


    More info . . .


    The following links provide more information . . .

    The Powerdown Show - Transition Towns and Energy Descent Pathways


    The essence of the Transition approach is that it is community led:


      • we are ordinary local people – we are not the Council!
      • it finds local, positive, practical ways to build community resilience in the face of global challenges
      • it’s fun – more a party than a protest!

        If you'd like a quick guide to TCL's current projects please click here.


      The story so far . . . .


    The first TCL event was in Nov 2008. Since then we have grown to a mail list of 530 local folk and have held countless films, talks, discussions, market stalls, festivals, a Big Launch in 2010 with national speakers as well as practical events such as tree planting, learning sewing and preserving skills – and LOTS of media events including our own one hour show on Diversity Radio, a first edition of our own newspaper ‘Transition Times’ and regular items in the press and on radio.

    We even have a TCL film (Preview) launched in April 2011 on our second birthday. and all the TCL events are listed in the Whats On page and for a flavour of some of the projects see the (slightly out of date - it moves all the time) project map.




    TCL works – and plays – through it’s groups. At the present time there are ten active groups. Please see the ‘groups page’ . All the groups are open to all. The Steering Group at the core of TCL has delegates from each group and meets twice a month. There is also a monthly ‘network’ meeting which connects the groups together – and anyone else who chooses to join in! membership of TCL is open to all – please click here to sign up for the monthly e newsletter

    A particular Transition approach is to create a Timeline’ say from 2010 to 2030 for Lancaster. This helps us to map out the changes we’ll need to happen in our City to become resilient and to cut our carbon footprint Citywide. Click here for detailed information on what is a timeline/edap . There are lots of details and resources linked from the local TCL EDAP page here.

Please come along to any event, check out a group that interests you or drop a line with any questions you may have to info@transitioncitylancaster.org