Events

Please come along to one of our events, click on the entry below to find out more details.

Great Big Nature Boost | Severn Trent Waters

Date: 
Sun, 25/10/2020

Severn Trent Waters launches its biggest ever project aiming to give nature a boost across their operating region. They commit to reviving 12,000 acres of land in the Severn Trent region by 2027. They will also be helping to care for over 2,000km of rivers. The project will include:

  • Planting over 1.3m trees
  • Creating wildflower meadows 
  • Restoring moorland 
  • Restoring bog and peatland

They will be running free family-friendly ‘Great Big Nature Boosting’ activity days at their three visitor sites:

These events are outside. All activities will be in line with Government guidance.

They will also be launching a new grant scheme next year to help people run their own nature project. They want to hear about your great ideas or projects that will enhance or improve nature in the Severn Trent region. You could get the financial support you need to make it happen!  It will be open to schools, business, charities, community groups and more.

If you would like to express an early interest in applying for a grant, please contact:
ecologymatters@severntrent.co.uk.

https://bit.ly/30EJR9z  
 

Free Expert - led Mini-Seminars 

Date: 
Thu, 19/11/2020

 

40 - 60 minutes
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Buxton

To join in, please email 
awareness@transitionbuxton.co.uk. You will receive an ‘invitation’ to join via a zoom link the day before the mini - seminar.  

  • Participatory Budgeting
    Alan Budge
    Thursday 22nd October
    7.30pm

Alan Budge, who lives in Buxton and helped to write the Buxton Economic Resilience Study (2016), has worked to support the development of Participatory Budgeting (PB) across the UK for the last 15 years. He has a particular interest in ‘Green’ Participatory Budgeting, where community decision-making can be harnessed to help address the challenges posed by climate change.  Alan will share his ‘Our Planet, Our Money’ themed Ted Talk then discuss how these tools and methods could be used locally to increase local influence or local public spending.

  • Buxton Neighbourhood Plan
    Jane Reynolds, Joe Dugdale & Richard Silson
    Thursday 5th November
    7.30pm

Buxton is unusual in not being ‘Parished’, i.e. it does not have its own Town Council - that means that all decisions about Buxton, including planning matters, are decided at by the Borough Council. Planning is always sensitive and often decisions are made by officers following national guidance, at present that is enshrined in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the Local Plan. There is a way that the people who live & work in Buxton can shape local planning policy: a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). This is a formal planning document created by local people for their Neighbourhood which then has the same force in planning decisions as the Local Plan. A group of volunteers have made a start by creating a Community Interest Company (CIC) to be the ‘Accountable Body’ in place of a Town. The CIC has no power and only one objective, to produce the NDP. Find out more during this webinar

  • ‘Me and My Electricity’
    Peter Ranson
    Thursday 19th November
    7.30pm

Peter will share his non-technical story of how he has been able to establish a home energy system which minimises the use of electricity from the grid whilst maximizing the use of the solar power generated from his panels. Peter’s story may be useful for anyone considering going down a similar route. It is aimed at anyone with limited electrical expertise.

You can watch recorded versions of previous mini seminars if you missed them here: https://bit.ly/3f43ZGU