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Newsletter Late July 2013

In this issue:


A massive welcome to all new subscribers to the Transition Belper newsletter. We are a group of local volunteers and we rely on the knowledge, energy and interest of people like yourself to grow and make a difference to Belper and the surrounding DE56 area. We encourage you all to get involved, even if its only responding to surveys or joining our Facebook page, as Transition Belper gets involved in more and more projects and activities.

Next Meeting Tuesday 6th August 2013
7:30pm at the Strutts Community Centre, Derby Road, Belper – ALL WELCOME.

Influencing the Sustainability of
Belper & DE56 through to 2028


The Amber Valley core strategy is currently under public consultation. Transition Belper would like to respond on the Sustainability of the Strategy and we need your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. For the following areas we have two questions we would like your feedback on ; 

1, Is there anything you have read in the Core Strategy that needs challenging ? (assumptions, thinking or specific plans)

2, What should be included in the Core Strategy to make Belper and surrounding areas (DE56) more sustainable ? (assumptions, thinking or specific ideas) 

The areas covered in the Core Strategy are;

  • Housing
  • Community Cohesion, Health & Wellbeing
  • Green Infrastructure, Biodiversity
  • Built and Natural Heritage
  • Natural Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Transport and Accessibility
  • Economy and Employment
 Please send through your thoughts or ideas to IAN and/or come along to the meeting on Tuesday 6th August to add more ideas and help select the priorities for Transition Belper.

Car-free Challenge

In July, August and September we are inviting you to swap one journey a week that you usually make by car, and make it instead by walking, cycling, using the bus or using the train.  Entries will be entered into a prize draw, drawn on 7th October. World Carfree Day is on 22nd September. Forms are available on the website and can also be picked up at Strutt Street Bakery.
The Transition Belper Travel & Transport Group are extremely excited about enabling people in Belper to travel more sustainably, and the positive benefits this will bring to our health, our money and the environment. To find out more, please see, e-mail or phone Jennie on 07724560827.
The next meeting of the Travel & Transport Group will be on Thursday 25th July at the Old King's Head, Days Lane, Belper at 7.30pm

Local Food Production Mapping Project

Can you help us with our Locally produced food and drink map ?
People who came along to our last Transition Meeting at the Strutts on the 2nd July and also the visitors to our stall at the Food Fair tried to identify as many local Food and Drink producers as we could. We would now like to produce a google map showing all the producers and where we can all buy the local produce.

We are looking for a volunteer to help collate all the information ready for mapping. If you would like to get involved and help out please contact IAN.

Bread Making Workshop SORRY, FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 10th August - 6pm to 9pm, Venue in Belper
Numbers limited to 6 participants
Call Rob on 07724 134 982 or e-mail

Other Dates for the Diary
Sunday 18th August - Quakers Sustainable Derby Group – Transition Towns talk by Ian Jackson, all welcome.

Thursday 22nd August - GREEN DRINKS at Fisherman's Rest, Broadholme. Come along anytime after 7:30pm

Tuesday 27th August - Belper Goes Green meeting at the Queen's Head, Chesterfield Road at 7.30 - come along if you'd like to be involved in organising next year's event to be held on 31st May and 1st June

Monday 9th September - Energy Group meeting at the Old King's Head, Days Lane at 7.30 - we'll be discussing the energy related responses to the consultation at Belper Goes Green. All welcome.

Monday 23rd September - Energy Descent Action Plan meeting at the Old King's Head at 7.30 - we'll be discussing garden share schemes and local food growing as well as any contributions from the Travel and Transport and Energy Groups
Discovery Days week organised by the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Team, activities organised by Transition Belper
  • Milford Hydro Opening Saturday 26th October
  • Belper Hydro Opening Sunday 27th October
  • Belper Water Ways Walk Sunday 27th October
  • Derby Hydro Opening Tuesday 29th October

Transition Belper Facebook Group

Keep up-to-date with the latest developments and join any discussions on Facebook. Join us here

Belper's fruit and veg grower's forum
There is a Facebook Group locally for exchanging tips and ideas for your garden and anything to do with growing fruit and veg. Join the Forum here

A Local group to advertise for Recycling, Upcycling, Neighbourly Help & Advice, Lending & Borrowing in the DE56 Area. Join us here

You can now follow Transition Belper on Twitter, @tbelper

The trustees of Transition Belper are:
Chair - Ian Jackson
Secretary - Richard Keighley
Treasurer - Adrian Rochford
Core Group - Craig Scott
Core Group and Energy Group leader- David George  
Core Group and Community Gardens organiser - Kathy Fairweather
Core Group and Transport Group leader - Jennie Lindop
Trustee - Mick Hepworth
Or you can contact us via the Transition Belper email address:
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