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)

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.

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.

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

Transition Hope Valley

We are members of the Transition Movement working to create more sustainable communities in the Hope Valley. Reducing our impact on the climate and preparing for its ineveitable effects are a core part of our work. We run festivals and speaker events as well as developing carbon reduction initiatives. We cover The Hope Valley from Edale to Calver. 

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