- Community Growing
- Community hub or activities
- Festivals, fairs or events
- Art / creativity
- Community visioning / imagination work
- Building local networks
- Wellbeing or Inner Transition
- Social Justice / Just Transition activities
- Youth or education projects
(Not new group, but new email address!)
Transition Heathrow was started in 2010, and the hearth for the community eco-hub Grow Heathrow. This community occupation worked with many key stakeholders and hubs across the Heathrow Villages, preserving the life and hope of the villages blighted by the 3rd runway. The land community was evicted during the 2020 global pandemic.
The main focus of Transition Heathrow now is creating community arts across the Heathrow Villages to tell the story of resistance and resilience there over recent decades, and bring inspiration and hope for the future. Many of these projects are based in Harmondsworth, as there are not many long term residents left in Harmondsworth.
Around twenty people lived at Grow Heathrow. The squat was off-grid and low carbon. Electricity came from solar panels and wind turbines. There was a meadow with allotments which were used by both residents and local people. There were also three large greenhouses.
The project stated four main aims:To further the Heathrow villages as an iconic symbol of community resistance to the economic, ecological and democratic crises. To develop and promote community and resource autonomy to support long-term community resilience To establish replicable structures of organisation, which could provide a model for future non-hierarchical, consensus-based communities.
To root the grassroots radical values of the 3rd runway resistance in the Heathrow villages for the long term.