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Tend and tidy the Hayfield Parish cemetery

Each month, stalwarts from the village turn out to tend and tidy the Hayfield Parish cemetery for a couple of hours. It's surprising how much can be achieved by a team of willing hands in that time. Currently, sessions are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 10-12.00p.m, but there's nothing sacrosanct about this. They'd like more people to join them, tending the area where our forebears or former friends and neighbours lie. There's real satisfaction to be had from such respectful work. No special skills are needed, just a willingness to help. Please bring your own gardening equipment. Could you help? If you'd like to offer some of your time, contact any of the following:

Lynne Bagshaw on 01663 74211, Valerie Richardson at 01663 742607, or Pete Webb on 07815 133695.

Climate Fresk workshop available!

A Climate Fresk workshop is happening  in Mammoth Climate Action Cinema on the 18th of March from 10am to 1pm.

Climate Fresk is the most powerful tool for providing a quality climate education that is accessible to anyone and can be quickly scaled up in any organisation or community.

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Grants are available in South Derbyshire

Grants are available in South Derbyshire for home energy efficiency works, works are subject to survey but may include loft insulation, wall insulation and/or low carbon heating such as air source heat pumps.

Your household is likely to qualify if you meet all these conditions:

You are off gas/do not have gas heating

You are owner-occupier or a private tenant*

You receive a means-tested benefit OR your combined annual household income is under £31,000 (before tax)

If one exists, your home has an Energy performance certificate (EPC) of D, E, F, or G.

*If you rent your property, we will need permission from your landlord as they will be required to make a contribution towards any works.

Apply here
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UN chief Antonio Guterres tells rich countries to impose tax on fossil fuel firms

National/Global News in Brief

UN chief Antonio Guterres tells rich countries to impose tax on fossil fuel firms 'feasting' on windfall profits

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A half century after founding the outdoor apparel maker Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, the eccentric rock climber who became a reluctant billionaire with his unconventional spin on capitalism, has given the company away. Mr. Chouinard, 83, said in an exclusive interview. “We are going to give away the maximum amount of money to people who are actively working on saving this planet.”

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Torrential monsoon rains have triggered the most severe flooding in Pakistan’s recent history, washing away villages and leaving around 3.4 million children in need of assistance and at increased risk of waterborne diseases, drowning and malnutrition. 

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Job Opportunity

Project Leader – Travelling Light

£34,000 plus pension contribution.  12-month initial contract, with the expectation that it will continue for up to five years; 37 hours per week. HVCA will contribute £100 per month to local travel and the cost of working from home.

A person with  vision, energy, personal commitment to tackling climate change  and an understanding of transport policy and practice to provide strategic leadership for Travelling Light.  

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