Frack Free Notts Calls on Council to Reject Seismic Surveys on Council Land

Frack Free Notts is calling on Nottinghamshire’s county councillors say no to all requests for seismic surveys on county council-owned land. It is asking others living in the county to do the same by writing to their councillor.

The call from the groups comes following a delay to a decision, a statement against the proposal from the local Labour Party group, and a decision by the council to determine each seismic survey decision on a site-by-site basis. Frack Free Notts believes it is now unclear what the process for decision making is and if the public will have access to each proposal in sufficient time to comment.

Anyone wishing to support the campaign can download a template letter on the group’s website and send it to their local councillor by 16th November:

Solar Passive House for Sale in Hockerton

A solar passive house is for sale at the Hockerton Housing Project. One of the five private homes on this sustainable co-housing development, it comes with shared access and use of renewable energy systems, rainwater harvesting and six acres of land, with a further 8.5 acres on an agricultural lease. For more information visit the website:

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First Community Energy State of the Sector Report Published

Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales have launched the first State of the Sector Survey for the Community Energy Sector. This landmark report has collected a vast amount of data on community energy generation, energy savings and CO2 reduction projects in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Chesterfield's 10th Annual Potato Day is Open for Orders

Want to grow your own fresh vegetables next year? Then you're in luck. Transition Chesterfield's legendary Potato Day is back for a 10th year!

Seed potato, and lots of other seeds, will be available for sale for one day only in Chesterfield on Saturday 27th January 2018. You can save money by placing a pre-order before 6th December. Pre-orers can be placed online or by filling in a paper order form and returning it. Paper forms can also be picked up in person from Inspire Community garden whenever it is open.

Don't live in Chesterfield? Collection points will also be available in the following locations: Belper, Matlock, Loughborough, Hope Valley and Sheffield.

On offer are 40 varieties of seed potatoes, alliums (onions, shallots & garlic),  legumes (peas & beans), green manures and other sundries.