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Job Opportunity: Energy Advisor - Derbyshire

Marches Energy Agency (MEA)
Salary: £19,545 – £22,697 pro-rata 
Duration: 1 year contract, extension subject to funding 
Location: Home-based working.
Deadline: Wednesday 26th January, 1pm

As their services continues to develop, MEA's friendly team is seeking to add a motivated and compassionate Energy Advisor to help them support more householders in Derby & Derbyshire.

This will include providing around energy bills, fuel debt advocacy, energy efficiency measures, and grant funding

Other roles across midlands available. More information: https://bit.ly/3hpnI83

Marches Energy Agency (MEA) are an independent, Shropshire-based charity with remote staff that reaches across the Midlands.
 


 

DDDC's ‘Green Event' | Save The Date

Derbyshire Dales District Council (DDDC) is planning a ‘Green Event’ on Saturday 30th July 2022 in Hall Leys Park, Matlock. They would like to provide local residents a chance to get hands on with technological solutions to the climate crisis such as air-source heat pumps and electric vehicles.  

They are seeking businesses, community groups, and charities who want to showcase solutions or promote their work around climate change and biodiversity loss. 

There is no charge to have stall at the event. If you are interested in taking part: email climatechange@derbyshiredales.go.uk
 


 

Nottinghamshire’s Recycling Pledge

Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s recycling and waste contractor) are relaunching the Notts Recycles Pledge again this January
 
For each recycling pledge made during January, Veolia are donating £1 to When you Wish Upon a Star

Potential pledges could be:

  • To check the recycling information online and put the right things in the right bin.
     
  • To learn how to compost at home.

Nottinghamshire residents are encouraged to make a pledge online to reduce waste and brighten the lives of children living with life threatening illnesses.

https://bit.ly/3qiCPBz
 


 

Chesterfield Borough Council Supports Local Electricity Bill


Chesterfield Borough Council has unanimously approved a motion that supports the Local Electricity Bill.  

Currently due to high cost involved in selling electricity, it is not financially viable for small local electricity generators to sell directly to local people. Instead, they need to sell to a utility company first.

The Local Electricity Bill aims to remove this barrier to entry and give small renewable electricity generators the right to become local suppliers. 

The motion means the council will support the bill and will also write to local MPs to encourage them to support the bill in parliament.

https://bit.ly/3zY5iCB
 


 

Nottingham City Council Approves Plans for River Trent Bridge

Nottingham City Council unanimously approves a new £9.2m foot-cycle bridge over the Trent between Trent Basin and Lady Bay (West Bridgford). This will be the first new bridge over the River Trent in Nottingham in over 60 years.

This follows a successful campaign (launched in 2014) by pedals (Nottingham Cycling campaign), Nottingham Civic Society, Nottingham Local Access Forum, the River Crescent Residents’ Association and Blueprint Regeneration with the support of 20 other local environmental and transport groups.

The bridge, due for completion in 2023, is being implemented with support from the DFT’S Transforming Cities Fund.

https://bbc.in/3K1pMiF