Refill New Mills Aims to Cut Plastic Use

A new project in New Mills is aiming to cut the use of single use bottled water by publicising locations where people can refill their bottles free of charge. Using the Refill app, users can locate participating outlets, which could be cafes, restaurants, or even farms. At the moment, the following businesses are part of the scheme. If you live in the area why not pop in and tell them what a good idea it is!

  • Pulse cafe
  • Revive cafe
  • Goia Mia cafe
  • Clockhouse cafe
  • Sett Valley Cycles

The scheme is the first step in a new campaign called Rethink Plastic New Mills which is being run by Transition New Mills.

Help to Stay Healthy and Warm this Winter in Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council has produced a booklet full of information about keeping yourself and your home warm this winter while keeping your energy bills down. It can be downloaded online:

Hockerton Housing Project Now Cheaper to Visit

Thanks to an EnviroGrant from Veolia Hockerton Housing Project near Southwell in Norttinghamshire is now cheaper to visit. The project consists of five purpose built eco homes. Book a visit online:

Get a Free Smart Charger for Your Electric Vehicle

Electric Nation are looking for up to 700 people buying or leasing new electric vehicles to take part in a trial to ensure the UK can charge electric vehicles at peak times as the numbers of electric vehicles rise. Trial participants will get a free smart charger installed at their home. The smart charger is capable of providing demand control services, including altering the rate of charging of your car. The smart charger is much faster and safer than a regular electricity socket and is yours to keep after the end of the Electric Nation trial.

The trial is taking place across most, but not all, of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire – enter your postcode on the website to see if your area is included in the trial:

Get Involved In a New Renewable Energy Enterprise in North Derbyshire

Are you interested to explore the possibility of setting up a renewable energy enterprise on a not-for-profit basis in Derbyshire? A group has recently formed to do just this, along similar lines to Sheffield Renewables. The group was originally focused on the Hope Valley area but has now extended the area covered by their scheme to the wider North Derbyshire area including Buxton, the rest of High Peak District, Bakewell, Derbyshire Dales, and Chesterfield. If you live in this area and would be interested in joining a steering group, please contact Jeremy Wight.