Community Groups

Below is a list of climate change focused community groups in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

We are in the process of updating our list of community groups in the area for our website. We want to include as many of you on there as possible! If you find that your group/organisation is not listed or want any information to be updated, please fill in this short form.

Stretched for time but still want to be included? We would still like to hear from you!  Drop us an email at and we see what we can do!

(N.B:- If you would like to add or edit details of your group yourself, please contact so we can add you as a user)

Derby Climate Coalition
Derbyshire Climate Coalition

We are a coalition comprising of a number of local groups active in addressing the solutions to climate change.
We hold occasional general meetings; our steering group meets on a monthly basis.

Anyone interested, both as individuals and as organisations, is welcome to join our group and attend meetings.

They have connections with - Transition Towns,  Oxfam, Friends of the Earth, and Derby City Council


Website 1 | Website 2 | Facebook 

Derbyshire Dales Climate Hub
Derbyshire Dales

The Hub wishes to support the council in its communications with the wider public about the Climate Emergency, and ways in which people can help mitigate its impacts. They plan to hold online public meetings (and face to face ones as soon as it becomes possible), and further develop a survey, which has already been trialled in the Derbyshire Dales.


Website | Twitter

Derby Greenpeace
Derby City

Derby group joins together on the first monday of each month. As a group we have one common goal: defending our planet. That could be spending a couple of hours gathering petition signatures, or it could be running a stall at a 
local festival as part of the community, talking to people about solutions to environmental problems. Or even organising a film night with others to spread the word about a Greenpeace campaign. Whatever it may be, you can bring along your skills and ideas for campaigning in your local area.

Members can also involved in peaceful ways, campaigns or contribute in lots of other ways.


Website  | Twitter |  Facebook

Derby & South Derbyshire Friends of the Earth
Derby City & South Derbyshire

Local group that anyone in Derby & South Derbyshire can take part whether it is helping out at public stalls, lobbying decision makers, taking part in practical actions like litter-picking or wildflower planting – and a whole 
lot more.

There's no commitment involved, but it’s a chance to meet new people, put your skills and abilities to good use, and gain new experiences.



Forest Town Nature Conservation Group (FTNCG)
Forest Town, Mansfield and environs

Our charitable object is to "promote for the benefit of the public the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment in and around Forest Town".

Contact: Shlomo Dowen (FTNCG Chair)


Frack Free Nottinghamshire
Frack Free Notts is a non party political group that aims to prevent exploratory or extraction of shale gas / unconventional hydrocarbons within Nottinghamshire. We welcome anyone and everyone to get involved in the fight against fracking.
Twitter: @FrackFreeNotts

Friends of the Peak District (CPRE)
We are the national park society for the Peak District and represent CPRE in the wider Peak. Our aim is working with the planning system to protect landscapes, tranquillity and promote a sustainable future for the countryside. We promote small scale renewables, especially micro hydro power, and oppose inappropriate energy sources such as shale gas. We cover the areas of High Peak; Peak District National Park; and the six northern parishes of NE Derbyshire.
We have an active Facebook page plus Twitter @FriendsofPeak

Greening Beeston

A group of local people are running this simple yet successful environmental campaign in Beeston. Our aim is to help residents reduce the amount of energy and water that they use, in order to save emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. We cover Beeston and the surrounding area.

Hope Valley Climate Action (HVCA)

HVCA is a climate action charity with over 600 members, founded in 2019 to tackle the climate emergency on a local and national level.  
WebsiteTwitter | Facebook | Instagram 

Long Eaton and District 50+ Forum

We are one of fourteen 50+ Forums located throughout Derbyshire and supported by Derbyshire County Council.  We have two representatives on the DOPAG (Derbyshire Older Persons Advisory Group) and they elect two DOPAG representatives to serve on the EMLLF (East Midlands Later Life Forum) management committee.
LE&D 50+ Forum has nearly 1,000 members south of the A52 (NG10 postcode area) whilst our 'sister' organisation: Ilkeston & District 50+ Forum, with approximately 500 members, covers north of the A52 - both of us therefore embracing the Erewash Borough Council catchment area.

We are based in the DCC Long Eaton public library, NG10 1JG.

Melbourne Area Transition
Melbourne, South Derbyshire

Melbourne Area Transition is a voluntary group in South Derbyshire who meet to undertake practical projects to help make our area a happier and more sustainable place to live.


Nottingham Fixers

We are a band of community volunteers who come together to share our skills to help others mend their broken items. Our aim is to prevent repairable things from ending up in the bin and to reduce the need for buying new items and the resource use and carbon emissions that that involves.

Pedals (Nottingham Cycling Campaign)

The cycling campaigning group for the Greater Nottingham area. We work across Greater Nottingham, i.e. Nottingham City, Broxtowe, Rushcliffe and Gedling Boroughs.

Serpentine Community Farm

Serpentine Community Farm aims to restore a derelict Council greenhouse area in Buxton for community use in production and education. Serpentine Community Farm is a thriving resource for local people to develop horticultural skills, grow food intensively but sustainably, and is a venue for formal and informal training for the whole community.  Volunteers welcomed: check our website for dates and times.
Twitter : @SerpentineFarm

Transition Buxton

Transition Buxton encourages and supports our local community to live sustainably and to build our collective resilience to environmental change. We aim to reduce or eliminate waste, the use of fossil fuels, and misuse of plastics.

As a Community Interest Company, Transition Buxton is entirely funded and run by volunteers (and some project-specific grants), has no political or commercial affiliations, and concentrates on delivering practical change locally. New members are always welcome.  See our website.

We meet monthly on the second Tuesday of the month 7:30pm via Zoom or at Pooles Cavern School Room. Our offspring Serpentine Community Garden is also in Buxton and going strong.
Please 'follow' on Twitter and Facebook. We cover the area of Buxton, Derbyshire SK17.

Twitter: @TransitionBux

Extinction Rebellion Nottingham

Extinction Rebellion, or XR for short, is an international organisation run by volunteers.We are unprepared for the danger our future holds. We face floods, wildfires, extreme weather, crop failure, mass displacement and the breakdown of society. Conventional approaches of voting, lobbying, petitions and protest have failed because powerful political and economic interests prevent change.

Our strategy is therefore one of non-violent, disruptive civil disobedience – a rebellion.


Website | TwitterFacebook

Whistlewood Common
Melbourne, South Derbyshire (we welcome people from across the midlands)

Community-owned land being developed as a productive and edible woodland and community learning and events space. 
Contact: Sarah Spencer