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Citizens Advice Bassetlaw

Citizens Advice Bassetlaw has a new Energy Team! 

Their qualified team of expert energy advisers can help with:

  • Finding cheaper energy tariffs and helpling you switch suppliers;
  • Supporting you to access schemes such as Warm Home Discount and Priority Services Register;
  • Resolving complaints and problems with energy providers;
  • Energy debts;
  • And answering any energy related questions;

For a free, confidential and impartial energy advice, call us on 01909 498892 or email

You can also refer yourself or someone else by filling in this form.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Youth Trustee

Are you (or someone you know) 18 to 25 years old and passionate about connecting people with nature? Then this part-time volunteer role as a Youth Trustee for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust could be for you!

As a Youth Trustee, you would represent young people, and bring the perspective of a young person to their board of Trustees.  The role would involve attending a few weekday evening meetings a year and is a great insight in how a charity is run.

The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is the county's leading conservation charity run by local people for the benefit of local wildlife.

If you are interested, please visit to apply.  Deadline for applications is 17th October 2020

Public Consultation on Renewable Energy Generation By Sustainable Hayfield

Sustainable Hayfield, which has received grant funding to do a feasibility study on the potential for a solar farm within the parish, has undertaken a public consultation on local residents' views on renewables powering their homes. Survey forms were delivered door to door and by email. Links were shared via social media and a local shop acted as collection point for hard copy versions. A socially distanced small street stall was staffed to garner interest.
At close of survey, an impressive 180 responses were received. Responses will now be analysed to help guide Sustainable Hayfield's future approach.

For more information, please contact 

The Generation Sea: Plastic Protest | Plastic Free Chesterfield

This autumn Plastic Free Chesterfield is taking part in 'The Generation Sea: Plastic Protest' which involves six grassroots actions designed to challenge the manufacturers of single-use plastics, change public perception and demand stronger legislation from the government.

They aim to create a national wave of noise that cannot be ignored; calling on the government to raise the plastic agenda at the highest levels of power, grounding it in parliamentary conscious and demanding stronger legislation on reduction, production and systems.

Find out more about the actions involved here

UPDATE: Green Homes Grant

On our last community Zoom (Tuesday 18th August), we discussed the new Green Homes Grant scheme (GHG). 

GHG is new government voucher scheme in England, worth about £2 billion, that will enable households to increase the energy efficiency of their homes. 

Since then, government has released some more information about the scheme:

  • You will able to apply for the voucher from the end of September (no exact date announced).
  • You must redeem the voucher and ensure improvements are scheduled to be completed by 31 March 2021.
  • You can see items not covered by the voucher (towards the bottom of the page) here
  • You can now use the Government's eligibility checker tool on the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) website to find out what improvements can be made to your home and obtain quotes from certified tradespeople in your local area. You'll then need to submit these quotes as part of the application process for the vouchers themselves.

N.B:- The above tool should only be used to give an idea of what improvements you could be eligible for once the scheme opens. Don't agree to any work yet as it is not a guarantee you'll get funding through the scheme!