Help Whistlewood Common Raise Another £8000.

Whistlewood Common, a Derbyshire-base community-owned woodland, is just £8000 away from raising £60,000 for its latest project. The project has been promised £30,000 of match funding for a new ecobuild community roundhouse, but only if it can raise another £30,000 in shares from the public by the end of August. Currently it is £8000 short of this target.

Whistlewood is not a club or merely a piece of land, a place to play or a venue, it's a community of people who are doing groundbreaking things to help make the vision of a better future a reality

You can help by purchasing shares:



Opportunity to Go ‘Balsam Bashing’ with Transition New Mills

Transition New Mills are looking for groups and organisations that would like to have a go at ‘Balsam Bashing’. This involves removing Himalayan Balsam, an imported plant that grows and spreads rapidly, overwhelming native plants and establishing a monoculture. Efforts by the group to remove the plant over the last four years have had a noticeable impact. Transition New Mills can arrange for groups to take part in this activity, which involves light/moderate exercise and gets people out in nature.

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Transition Belper: Pollution Survey

The Travel and Transport Group of Transition Belper has been involved over the past few months in helping with the Belper Neighbourhood Plan. They have provided ideas and content aimed at ensuring that the plan provides a pleasant and sustainable environment in their town.

The group are now exploring whether they can help to measure and understand levels of pollution around Belper, Duffield and other areas of DE56 that are near main roads. Of special concern are the levels of nitrogen dioxide which are emitted from vehicle exhausts and known to cause a range of serious health problems. If you live near such a road and would be interested in taking measurements please contact the group's Transport Group:

E.ON Energising Communities Fund Closes 14th August

Local community centres, schools and charities have just a few more days to apply for funding to improve their energy efficiency or add a spark to their work through energy education. The E.On Energising Community Fund closes on 14th August. Priority will be given to projects focused on reducing energy use and renewable energy. Successful projects will receive anything from £50 up to £2,000.
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Whistlewood Common Share Offer Extended

Whistlewood Common’s Share Offer to build a green-build community roundhouse has been extended until the end of August. Match funding of £80,000 is available, but the group need to raise another £80,000 by the end of the month through people purchasing shares. The project has gained planning permission for the construction on the site of a community-owned woodland. The building will have a stage and provide a space for arts, theatre and music events alongside educational workshops and entrepreneurial activities.
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