Welcome to the home of Marsden & Slaithwaite Transition Towns (MASTT).

We are the 28th Official Transition Town in the world!

We are a group of volunteers from within the community who work together to create a hub in which fantastic green projects can happen!

We have already inspired a number of successful Transition Businesses (Green Valley Grocer, The Handmade Bakery and Edibles), we even have a Transition Church (St Bartholomews in Marsden).

We would love to set up more subgroups with YOUR help! Just get in touch by emailing us via this website. Please take a look around and email us if you would like to get involved or have an idea for a project - info@mastt.org.uk

Apple Day

19/10/2014 10:00 am
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APPLE DAY - Sunday 19th October. 
MASTT will be meeting at the Community Orchard in the morning and then going on to Edibles at 
Paddock Farm to press the apples picked.

Meet at the Community Orchard, Rotcher, Slaithwaite at 10am until 12pm. We will be undertaking 
the following: Bench installation, hole filling, cutting brambles etc. If you fancy coming along, 
please wear boots.If you need any further info about this event, please telephone 07780368721. 
See attached directions.

In the afternoon we will be changing venues for Apple Pressing at Edibles. 2-4pm. If you have 
apples you can bring, please bring them and any containers for pressing and juicing. There will 
also be recipes and games.
The pressing will be held at The Barn,Paddock Farm,Park Gate Rd, West Slaithwaite HD7 5XA. 
Please call or email if you require further information on this event - 0772255770 

Poster to follow, but please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in coming 

We hope to see you all there!

Slaithwaite Community Orchard - Pruning Day

03/08/2014 10:30 am
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Our next pruning session is Sunday August 3rd at 10.30 am at the Community Orchard Rotcher Slaithwaite.

Please come armed with secateurs, appropriate footwear, a drink and lunch if you wish to stay.
We shall be grass and bramble cutting as well, so all relevant implements welcome too.  Finally we shall be christening the wonderful new bench made by Rebecca Milsom, who has proved to be very handy with a saw and screwdriver.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again,

Best wishes,
Tel. 07582899127 or 01484 843957

MASTT Community Orchard Directions - Rotcher picnic site car park

Turn left  at mini roundabout in centre of Slaithwaite , continue up hill and immediately past church  turn left  (before going under railway bridge). Pass Silent Woman pub, bear next  left onto Howgate Rd, follow rd up hill and turn left into car park entrance beside some garages (before going under railway bridge). Orchard is beyond the picnic site . Continue on old and muddy track towards  Marsden . Orchard field is on Right through small gate.

MASTT Annual General Meeting (AGM)

12/06/2014 7:30 pm
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MASTT AGM Thursday 12th June 7.30pm

Marsden Mechanics Hall The Annual General Meeting of Marsden and Slaithwaite Transition Towns (MASTT) will take place on Thursday 12th June at 7.30pm at Marsden Mechanics Hall (back room), Peel Street, Marsden. HD7 6BW.


1. To appoint a Chairman of the Meeting

2. To receive and approve the Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2013.

3. To appoint the Steering Committee (Directors) Notes:
a) Two members of the Steering Committee will stand down at this meeting. Tiffany Schofield does not wish to stand again.
b) There are six vacancies on the Steering Committee.
c) Nomination papers for election to the Steering Committee are available from: The Green Valley Grocers, 14 Carr Lane HD7 5AN and must be returned to MASTT’s registered office at 14 Carr Lane, Slaithwaite, HD7 5AN no later than 5.30 pm on Tuesday 10th June 2014.
d) Members have the right to appoint a proxy under section 324 of the Companies Act 2006, to attend the meeting and vote on their behalf.

Proxy forms are available from: the Green Valley Grocers, 14 Carr Lane, Slaithwaite, HD7 5AN. Proxy forms must be returned no later 10am on Wednesday the 11th June 2014. AOB 1. Future of MASTT 2. Future of Community Orchard Completed Nomination Papers and Proxy Forms are to be placed in the MASTT envelope which is behind the counter in the Green Valley Grocers.

Apple Tree Pruning @ the Community Orchard, Slaithwaite

02/02/2014 10:30 am
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This is another great opportunity to learn from Hilary Dodson how to prune apple trees at the Community Orchard, Rotcher, Slaithwaite.

Hilary is keen to work with a group of volunteers so come along on Sunday Feb 2nd at 10.30am - weather permitting.

Meet at Rotcher car park. Bring secateurs,waterproofs, strong footwear, a drink and lunch if you wish to stay.
Tel Selina on 07582899127 for further information.