Abbots in Transition organises or supports various events in Abbots Langley.

These range from regular community markets, to film screenings, yearly festivals and community give-aways.

Upcoming events:

Community Markets

The next community market is Saturday 30th September.

We run community markets in the Henderson Hub in Abbots Langley. Our markets focus on locally produced food and craft items.

Please contact us if you would like a stall.

GUCE – Transition Streets

Grand Union Community Energy is going to run Transition Streets. This award winning series of workshops is kicking off in with neighbourhood groups in January 2023, with places for 10 streets in Kings Langley and Abbots Langley.

What is Transition Streets? It’s a free programme of workshops that helps us connect with our neighbours, support each other to reduce our living costs, and cut our carbon footprint whilst taking practical actions together as a community. It’s a judgement free zone, where you can ask any questions and share your tips and knowledge.

For more information on the programme, please see the leaflet or the workbook. More information on the history of Transition Streets, how it began and stories from those involved please visit : Transition Streets – Transition Town Totnes

If you’d like to get involved and be part of a group on your street please email or message via the GUCE facebook or instagram pages 

Regular Events:

Autumn Fest

Every year an Autumn Festival is held at School Mead in Abbots Langley. The festival showcases local food, business and entertainment. Most years there are:

  • puppet shows
  • a bike agility course
  • bike repairs
  • live music
  • food and craft stalls

The first festival (then called AppleFest) was held in October 2015, with the aim of showcasing local food, especially apples!, and selling apple trees for residents to plant locally.

Litter Picking

Abbots In Transition organises regular Saturday morning litter picking events around the village, usually followed by a visit to a cafe.

Spring seedling and seed giveaways

Since Spring 2020 Abbots in Transition have organised Spring seed and seedling giveaways in the Millennium Gardens in Abbots Langley. These are part of our ‘Get Abbots Growing’ initiative. They are usually held on a Saturday morning in May. All the seeds and seedlings are free. We hope that people who take seeds one year will bring us some seedlings to give-away the next year.

Mary Chabrel (Chair of Abbots in Transition) at the Spring Giveaway in 2022

Past Events

Abbots Langley Giveaways

Starting in Autumn 2020, Abbots in Transition organised community giveaways, where residents could leave free items outside their houses for others to take. The giveaways began as a response to the covid-19 pandemic when it was no longer possible to hold the community markets in the Henderson Hall. Three giveaways were held in total, in Autumn 2020 and Spring and Autumn 2021.

Christmas Market 2022

As part of the Abbots Langley Christmas lights event on the 1st December, Abbots in Transition are hosting a Christmas Market in the Henderson Hub, between 5:30 and 8:30.Come along for stalls selling Christmas crafts, beer, cakes, jewellery and more, as well as live music, mulled wine and mince pies.

Film screenings

Abbots in Transition has organised several film screenings in the Henderson Hub.

25 September 2022 – ‘2040‘ – a film about how life could be in 2040 if we embrace climate change solutions available to us now.

11 October 2019 – In our hands – seeding change – a film about the influence of large corporations on farms in Britain.

3 October 2019 – ‘Tigers’ – how a baby milk powder salesman in Pakistan becomes a whistle-blower and turns his life upside-down.

20 September 2018 – ‘Tomorrow’ – the solutions we need to combat climate change that are already happening.

Renewables Roadshow – 14 May 2022