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Nottingham City Council is a Climate Champion Finalist

Nottingham City Council is a finalist in the Guardian Public Service Awards because of it’s work on climate change. The council ring fences its workplace parking levy for renewable transport projects, puts solar panels on all council homes, has the world’s largest fleet of biogas double decker buses and is aiming to plant at least 10,000 trees by 2023.
 
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New Buxton Repair Cafe


A new Repair Cafe is aiming to stop a skip's worth of stuff from going to landfill in its first year of operation. Transition Buxton held their first Repair Cafe on 28th September and got off to a flying stat, looking at 35 items and mending most of them. Organisers said the smile on the face of a boy, whose pair of robotic toys were fixed, was priceless!

Buxton has joiied over 1500 other places around the world, and at least seven other locations in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, in supporting local people to extend the life of ‘stuff’ and save it from going to landfill. 
 
Their next Repair Café will be on 26th October at the Methodist Church in the Market Place. People are invited to bring along broken item(s) and the repairers will work with you to try to fix your item. There is no charge for the service, but donations are very welcome. Transition Buxton are very grateful to the Bingham Trust for a small grant to help get the Repair Café up and running. 
 
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Shipley Eco Action Group Secures Lease for Woodside Community Garden

A new community garden has got off to a flying start after new group, Shipley Eco Action, secured a lease on land in the village. Over the last month the group’s volunteers have prepared 3250 square meters of land, created a hot compost pile, and prepared raised beds, a sensory garden and paths. The group will be fundraising on Heanor Market in October and hope to be able to make a living willow structure with funds raised. https://bit.ly/2VnWyl7

Derby City Council Recruiting Climate Change Coordinator

Derby City Council is recruiting a Climate Change Coordinator.

Derby City Council has declared a Climate Emergency which commits the Council to raise awareness of climate change and to develop a local action plan to help reduce the carbon footprint of both its own activities and the wider city. The role of Climate Change Co-ordinator will be pivotal in making things happen by developing the necessary documentation and projects to develop this campaign along with galvanising the support and commitment of internal and external stakeholders in addressing this pressing global issue.

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New Buxton Repair Cafe

Buxton is joining over 1500 other places around the world this month, as Transition Buxton runs its first Repair Café on Saturday 28th September, supporting local people to extend the life of ‘stuff’ and save it from going to landfill. 

Frightening amounts of non-recyclable waste goes to landfill every year. Transition Buxton aims to help reduce the amount of waste by helping people extend the life of their toys, tools, clothes, small appliances, ceramics, soft furnishings, electronics, bikes, and more. 

A team of volunteer repairers will be in the Lower Hall at the Methodist Church on Buxton Market Place from 11am to 3pm on the 4th Saturday of each month.. People are invited to bring along broken item(s) and the repairers will work with you to try to fix your item to help it last a bit longer. 

“Our target is to repair 20 to 30 items per month which could add up to a container load saved from landfill in a year. Along the way we are being social, sharing skills, and increasing the resilience of our community. It’s a win, win!” Said Jean Ball from Transition Buxton.

There is no charge for the service to ensure that it is accessible to all, but donations are requested to ensure the Repair Café can continue to operate. Transition Buxton are very grateful to the Bingham Trust for a small grant to help get the Repair Café up and running. 

So, if your change is falling through a hole in your trouser pocket, or your toaster only toasts on one side, bring it along to the Repair Café and see if the volunteers can save you having to replace it.

Any questions contact repaircafe@transitionbuxton.co.uk