Share Offer to Fund a New Green-Build Community Roundhouse

Shares are now available in a green-build community roundhouse on the site of a community woodland near Melbourne, South Derbyshire.

Whistlewood Common, a social enterprise, is developing a new type of productive community woodland. The project has gained planning permission for the construction of a new community building on the site. The building will have a stage and provide a space for arts, theatre and music events alongside educational workshops and entrepreneurial activities.

Match funding has been obtained for the share offer, meaning that for every pound invested in a share by the public, another pound will be invested (up to £80,000). The total fundraising target is £80,000. Shares can be purchased by individuals, organisations and societies. The minimum investment is £50. Donations are also accepted. The closing date for the share offer is Friday 21 July 2017.

For more information on the project and to express interest in investing, visit:

Members Sought for New Renewable Energy Enterprise in the Hope Valley

Are you interested to explore the possibility of setting up a renewable energy enterprise on a not-for-profit basis in the Hope Valley? The group would be run along similar lines to Sheffield Renewables. If you would be interested in joining a steering group, please contact Jeremy Wight

General Election 2017: Manifestos on Climate Change & Energy

Carbon Brief has produced a guide to what each of the political parties' manifestos include on climate change and energy. If you're still deciding who to vote for take a look before Thursday.


June Newsletter Out Now

Our June newsletter, packed full of events and news on climate change action around Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, is out now. Read it online.

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New Belper Map Aims to Improve Cycling Experience

The Derwent Valley Cycleway project has produced a ‘tube map’ designed to show the quality of routes for cycling between places in the Belper area, in the hope that it will help to improve cycling routes in the area.

The map is not intended to be for navigational purposes but, instead, provides a schematic view of the current status of cycling provisions in the Belper area. Currently, none of the routes on it are shown as ‘great’ or ‘good’ but the map will be used to push for improvements to cycling provision. There is also a second map which shows the improvements the planned Derwent Valley Cycleway will bring.

Visit the website to see the map and find out how you can comment on it: