member Jean Margetts said:"The idea for the event came from discussions about the globally significant UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris in December this year and MASTT
members decided they wanted to put on an event that would be creative, fun and inclusive.
would like to thank Kizzy Wood, Dani Vermeer, Jenny Goldman and Shona Wilson who ran activities, Thom Wood-Jones for photography and Colne Valley Garden Centre for supplies.
GREEN INITIATIVE: Fiona Cooper, project co-ordinator of MASTT
(Marsden and Slaithwaite Transition Towns) with some of the items available to visitors and, right: Harrison Rose, aged seven, of Marsden tries out an energy bike (PW240312Cwarmer01/04)
project will culminate in a "Warmer Homes Weekend" on March 24 and 25 at Slaithwaite Civic Hall.
MASTT is taking part in the Green Deal project with the help of the Green Building Store of Bolster Moor.
MASTT aims to help people in the Colne Valley reduce their carbon footprint.
For more information about MASTT call Fiona on 01484 840928 or 07765 856513.
Other retail businesses in the town have noticed an upturn in trade, despite the recession and, through the MASTT
initiative and the Marsden and Slaithwaite Renaissance Town Team, things are looking good for these Colne Valley communities.
MASTT member Steve Smith, who owns Paddock Farm between Slaithwaite and Marsden, explained the group's ideology.
MASTT member Selina Paget of Slaithwaite said: "It's a long-term project, you're talking 30 years.