Nil at the Mill | Ilkeston Zero Waste Shop

Ilkeston in Derbyshire will soon have its first Zero Waste Shop! Despite the pandemic, Oak Lawrenson and Bess Saunders, Shipley Eco Action Group members, are continuing with their plans to open a Zero Waste Shop - Nil at the Mill at Maltby’s Creative Mill in Ilkeston.  You can follow their journey on Facebook.

New addition to Transition Buxton's 'Hard to Recycle' recycling scheme!

In July, Transition Buxton placed special collecting bins for recycling in two supermarkets in Buxton. Currently, you can find these bins near the exit to Sainsbury’s on the Market Place and by the Café entrance in Morrison’s. They are pleased to announce the special bins can now accept any clean plastic cheese wrapper that is similar to the ones used by Cathedral City for their cheddar cheese.

Each stack of bins has three sections clearly labelled. Please use the correct bin for your items. The full list of items currently able to be recycled through this scheme can be found on their website or on the bins themselves.

Hope Valley Vendors

From Sunday 1st November, Hope Valley Green Ventures is launching a new green shopping service in the valley. The service will allow users to shop at their local stores from their homes (using ShopAppy) and have their goods delivered via electric vehicles (solar charged when there is sun!).

They are currently looking for volunteer drivers (aged between 25 - 70) to cover:

  • Bamford, Bradwell, Castleton, Edale & Hope:
    Tuesday & Thursday, 6pm - 9pm  
  • Hathersage & Grindleford:
    Thursday, 6pm - 9pm
    Friday, 1pm - 4pm

They are also open for volunteers that could spare a few hours for other tasks. If you would like help, even if just occasionally, please email

Keep updated via their Facebook Page.

Car - Free Streets Trialled Outside Nottingham City Schools

During the autumn term, roads outside eight schools in Nottingham City will be closed to traffic on a trial basis. This is part of a wider scheme to support social distancing and encourage people to walk or use a bike. Other measures include new ‘pop up’ cycle lanes, new cycle parking facilities, and street closures.

Councillor Adele Williams, Portfolio Holder for Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: "As many parents will know all too well, the roads outside schools can become very busy at school drop off and pick up times. This leads to congestion, idling vehicles, people parking on pavements, and it can be very difficult – and dangerous – for people walking and cycling to navigate."

The scheme is funded through a grant from the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund. If the trials are successful, the scheme could also be rolled out to other schools in the city. 

Help Shape The Future Environment of the Derbyshire Dales

The Derbyshire Dales Climate Hub (DDCH) has designed a new survey to give people who live, work or study in Derbyshire Dales an opportunity to shape the future of the Derbyshire Dales.The DDCH is a newly formed environmental sub-group of the Derbyshire Climate Coalition.

The questionnaire aims to find out what changes local people would like to see, and also what they might care to do, to improve our local environment. How might we limit the damaging effects of climate change and help nature recover? The survey only takes 10 minutes.

The more responses they get, the better! So please ask your local friends and neighbours to complete it too. Children's views are also welcome. They have already invited MP Sarah Dines and the Town, Parish, District and County councillors to complete the survey.
The online link to the survey: