Local News in Brief


  • Refills on the Road is Derbyshire’s first mobile zero-waste shop, visiting markets and events:
  • If you, or someone you know, will struggle to pay their energy bills this winter, and you live in Derby or Derbyshire, then you can call Warmer Derby & Derbyshire on 0800 677 1332 or email for free, impartial advice.

High Peak Declares a Climate Emergency

High Peak Borough Council is the latest in the area to declare a climate emergency It has also committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

The list of Local Authorities in the are who have declared is now:

  • Amber Valley District Council
  • Bolsover District Council
  • Broxtowe Borough Council
  • Chesterfield Borough Council
  • High Peak Borough Council
  • Newark and Sherwood District Council
  • North East Derbyshire District Council
  • Derbyshire Dales District Council
  • Rushcliffe Borough Council
  • Derby City Council
  • Matlock Town Council
  • Wirksworth Town Council
  • Hayfield Parish Council
  • Belper Town Council

Please do let us know if we’ve missed anyone - it’s hard to keep up!


  • Derbyshire County Council has published a Derbyshire Climate and Carbon Reduction Manifesto with the aim of becoming carbon neutral.
  • Nottingham City Council has a Net Zero Carbon target of 2028.

Gas Safe Charity Scheme Running in Chesterfield

Chesterfield Borough Council is running the Gas Safe Charity Scheme this winter. If you are over 60 and are either disabled, in receipt of benefits and/or on a low income or if you are over 18 and registered disabled, then you might be able to get help with servicing and minor repairs of your gas boiler.

If you think you might qualify, contact Chesterfield Private Sector Housing Team on 01246 345748 or email

Hope Valley Climate Action Produces Action Plans

Hope Valley Climate Action (HVCA) recently formed 10 working groups to look at different areas where we need to take action to tackle the climate crisis. Several of these have now produced six month action plans. Take a look here.

Free Paint in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Charities and community groups in Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City and surrounding counties can access free paint for their projects from Community RePaint Nottinghamshire. The scheme is run by Nottinghamshire County Council in partnership with their waste contractors Veolia and operates from four of the county’s recycling centres. Surplus paint donated to the scheme is checked before being stored in containers on site. All community groups need to do is book a timeslot online and then turn up at their chosen site to collect as many tins as they want and get painting. There is usually a good range of emulsion, eggshell, gloss and fence paint available but colours cannot be guaranteed.

More info and the booking system: