Hayfield Considers Solar Array

Sustainable Hayfield’s Energy Group is exploring the possibility of a 2-5MW solar array within the Hayfield parish area. An array at the larger end of this scale would meet the total energy needs of the whole parish in tandem with other generating technologies. It would cover a number of acres and be maintenance free. 

The group are currently looking to access government funding to explore the feasibility of such a scheme and have a local landowner who is interested in hosting the scheme.

Rural communities who are interested in community energy schemes can contact for more information on the Rural Community Energy Fund:

Bamford Aims to Plant 1200 Trees

Bamford Climate Action Group has launched a project to plant 1200 trees with this amazing tree-ometer (see photo above). They will uses it to track progress. Contact them if you'd like to get involved:  

Register Your Interest in Bulk Purchase Renewables Scheme in the High Peak

Share First is taking expressions of interest from householders in the High Peak who would like to bulk purchase domestic renewables with other householders. A number of households in Hayfield recently purchased solar panels together and typically saved £660 per household by doing so. Anyone who is interested in getting involved in a future scheme, and lives in the High Peak area, should contact before 7th February.

Nottingham Has the Cleanest City Air in the UK

Nottingham has the cleanest city air in the UK according to the UK's Greenest Towns and Cities report by Compare the Market. Nottingham has taken several measures over the years towards a cleaner, greener future. This has involved long term investment into its public transport to increase usage, upgrading all buses to biogas or electric and tackling 'idling' vehicles.

Weekly Stapleford Dig In Community Allotment

Every Wednesday and Saturday, 10am-12pm
Albany allotments, Pasture Road, Stapleford
Get some fresh air and exercise by joining in with some gardening at Dig In Community Allotment in Stapleford. The allotment is run by team of volunteers and sessional workers for anyone who wants to start growing. They also offer volunteering opportunities. Sessions run weekly every Wednesday and Saturday morning. All tools and materials will be provided, as well as a drink at break time! Just turn up wearing suitable clothing and footwear and have a go!
For more information email or call 07943 700302 and leave a message.