Local Eco Homes for Sale

There are currently a number of purpose built eco homes for sale in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Have Your Say on the Derbyshire Cycle Network

People with an interest in cycling can have their say about Derbyshire County Council’s plans for developing a key cycle network throughout the county. The council has drawn-up a map in consultation with cycling groups and the Sustrans charity to show the most important routes which need improving or building to make Derbyshire the most connected county for cycling in England.
Councillor Trevor Ainsworth, Cabinet Support Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, said: ‘We're living through a golden age of cycling with more people choosing to get on their bike to travel to work or for leisure − which is great news. Now we want to know what people think of the proposed cycling network and tell us whether they would like routes adding, amending or removing altogether.’
Anyone can take a look at the proposed network and comment by 24th January:

Can You Help Measure Pollution in Belper?

Transition Belper and the Belper Neighbourhood Plan team are conducting a pollution survey and need your help. They are looking for locations to place devices that will measure nitrogen dioxide levels; these need to be where people live and walk close to busy traffic. The survey follows the recent discovery of illegal levels of pollution in Wirksworth and Buxton and the aim is to understand the impact of proposed developments on pollution, congestion, noise and safety.
Anyone who can help should contact John Shoesmith: john.shoe22@gmailcom 

Applications Opens for the Remarkable Recycling Gala in Beeston

Applications are now open for this year's The Remarkable Recycling Gala, a one day annual festival showcasing the use of recycling in art whilst highlighting important issues of waste and recycling. This will be the Gala's 5th year and will take place at the Middle Street Resource Centre in Beeston on Saturday 9th June 2018. Apply by 31st January for a craft stall or to be a workshop holder, display artist, or performer:

Help Whistlewood Common Collect 9000 Wine Bottles

Got leftover wine bottles from Christmas? Whistlewood Common, a community-owned woodland in South Derbyshire, is trying to collect 9000 empty wine bottles by the end of March to form part of the base of the lovely roundhouse that will be going up on their site this year.
The group are looking for standard 75 cl size bottles and will accept champagne and spirit bottles of this size too. Bottles can be dropped off during their normal fortnightly volunteering session which take place on the following dates between 1pm and 4pm: 6th and 20th January, 3rd and 17th February.
Please do not leave bottles at the entrance to the site at other times as this causes problems for the group. At the time of writing they had approximately 1000 bottles – help them get to 9000! More information on their new eco building can be found online: