Upcoming Events

Please come along to one of our events, click on the entry below to find out more details.

Dry Stone Walling – Lantra Level 2

Date: 
Fri, 23/02/2018 - Fri, 18/05/2018

Thursdays & Fridays, 9am-4:30pm
£590 (concessions of £550 and £290 available)
 
Develop your existing dry stone walling skills by learning how to build a wall end to a high standard. Book your place: 01629 533038 or ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk.

Torrs Hydro Study Tour

Date: 
Sat, 17/03/2018

10am - approx. 12pm
Torrs Hydro, New Mills
Organised by Marches Energy Agency/Community Climate Action Network
Free.
 
A chance to visit one of Britain’s first community-owned hydro projects and hear from those who made it happen. Torrs Hydro is owned by more than 200 local shareholders, sells the power it generates to the local Co-operative supermarket and has given grants to many local community projects. Come and meet ‘Archie’ (the single archimedes screw turbine) and hear from some of the volunteer Directors who make the project happen. This tour is specifically aimed at those who are thinking of starting their own community-owned renewable project (whatever source of power you’re thinking of using) and would like to get inspiration and advice from those who have already done it. Book your place: https://tinyurl.com/y8uvgwbn
 
We have a small fund available to assist with travel costs to the event, if travel costs would otherwise be a barrier to your attending. Please email Caroline Harmon for more information: caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk
 
A case study of Torrs Hydro will be available on our website soon: https://tinyurl.com/ycytzh64

East Midlands Community-Owned Renewables Conference

Date: 
Sat, 28/04/2018

9:30am-5pm
Hockerton Housing Project
Organised by Marches Energy Agency/ Community Climate Action Network
FREE, including lunch and refreshments

A one-day conference for community groups in the East Midlands that are interested in setting up a community-owned renewable project. The emphasis will be on helping communities navigate and overcome barriers created by recent policy and funding changes. Speakers announced to date include:

  • Emma Bridge ,Community Energy England
  • Jeremy Thorpe, Share Energy
  • Sustainable Hockerton

The day will include engaging speakers, inspiring project examples, interactive workshops and time to meet others who are considering similar projects. There will also be a chance to hear more about 121 tailored follow up support available for a limited number of groups to help them move to the next stage of their project.

Book your free place: https://tinyurl.com/y9nhzft8

Timber Festival

Date: 
Fri, 06/07/2018 - Sun, 08/07/2018

Feanedock, nr Moria, Derbyshire
Organised by the National Forest Company and Wild Rumpus
£120 (£40 for children)
 
Timber is a new camping festival exploring the transformative impact of forests. Celebrating woodland culture in all its forms, with music, art, philosophy and sustainability. Held in the National Forest, the first forest to be created in England for over 1000 years and right on our doorstep! http://timberfestival.org.uk