Brian Kazer

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Kazer. Brian was a key driving force behind the success of Tring in Transition and we will miss him enormously.

Details of a Service of Thanksgiving on March 18th are below.


A Tribute to Brian


Tring in Transition was formed by Veronica and John Allan in 2008, Brian and Barr Kazer were the first to join them on the steering group.


Brian had already been very active with Tring Environmental Forum and was therefore well placed in terms of contacts and knowledge of issues, to support the new group. The Transition Town Network was especially concerned, back then, with the prospect that fossil fuels would run out and leave us without alternative energy sources. How things have moved on! It wasn’t very long before the Group was actively engaged with all the issues around climate change, waste reduction and sustainability.


Brian’s contribution towards TinT was huge. He was very involved with the Eco Fairs held in the Victoria Hall, for which Barr was a main organiser. He set up and ran a ‘photovoltaic club’ as part of TinT’s Energy Group – enabling local residents to access a good deal on installing solar panels. And he also took the lead on the thermal imaging project, arranging for leaflets to be delivered to local homes advertising the service and then going out – in the evenings – to survey the homes of interested home-owners to see how much heat was escaping from their properties.


A huge amount of effort went into trying to get a Community Energy scheme up and running and much of this was down to Brian, who approached everything in a methodical and careful way. In the end the scheme was defeated by the Government moving the goal posts once too often.


Most recently, Brian was very involved with helping TinT to shape its response to the draft Local Plan – and we wait to see the outcome of those consultations.


Brian was highly respected at all of the meetings he attended on TinT’s behalf and he brought back to the steering group a measured and succinct account of proceedings so that we always felt better informed for hearing from him: his comments were always constructive and realistic.


Bran also contributed regularly to TinT’s newsletters and worked alongside others at the community garden. Always ready and willing to volunteer when help was needed for any of the group’s many activities, he gave a huge amount to his local community and will be very greatly missed by us all.


Our heartfelt condolences to Barr and the family.


Brian doing what he loved at a Tring Eco Fair, organised by TinT, communicating about solutions to environmental and sustainability issues.

Details of Brian's Service of thanksgiving

Brian Michael Kazer

20th December 1948 – 24th February 2022

Brian died peacefully at home after a short illness,

surrounded by his family.

Loving and beloved

husband, father, grandfather and friend

A Service of Thanksgiving for his life will be held on

Friday 18th March at 4pm

at High Street Baptist Church,

89 High St, Tring HP23 4AB

All are welcome

No flowers, thank you,

but any donations you may wish to make

to either WaterAid UK or

Rennie Grove Hospice at Home

will be much appreciated

There is a small public car park opposite the church, one behind M&S off Langdon St and a third at the other end of the High Street.


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