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Welcome to Transition Belper
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We are a group of local people who, as part of a growing "Transition" network made up of towns and cities all over the world, are exploring how we can increase our community's ability to withstand the twin challenges of peak oil and climate change. Our activities are all aimed at making the market town of Belper a more sustainable place for us all to live, work and play, and at the same time reducing our impact on the planet and our individual and community carbon footprint.

Transition Belper is made up of people from all ages and backgrounds. It is not a political group, or a campaigning group. What brings us together is a shared desire for action for the benefit of our local community and our planet.

So instead of worrying about the future of the planet, join us!

See the 'notice board' for our next meeting and 'Green Drinks' social events or join our mailing list by clicking on the envelope icon top right.

For all the latest news and booking form for Belper Goes Green 2015 and for videos and details from previous years please visit our Belper Goes Green page. Please contact us if your would like to get involved for sponsor and festival.

Belper’s Scarecrows set for return

May is scarecrow month once again in Belper. Residents and shops are being asked to make a scarecrow and display it in their garden or shop window during May before bringing it to Belper Rugby Club for Belper Goes Green ECO Festival on 30th May. The visiting public can vote for their favourite scarecrow over the two days of the festival and there will be a prize for the winner.

Instructions on how to make a scarecrow can be found here

Please see our Amber Alert page for Transition Belper's response to Amber Valley's housing plans for Belper.

  You're welcome at Travel and Transport
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We are hoping to enable people in Belper to travel more sustainably, which will bring positive benefits to our health, our money and the environment. Follow this link for futher details.

The VOICE of the Belper people

The results of the wonderful community art lead by Nicky Ward of the Bowerwirks are now available here – inVOICE (PDF 11 MB). The inVOICE was prepared at Belper Goes Green and is ‘the voice of the Belper people’ aimed at showing the real value of spaces in Belper to the local community. It is aimed at the organisations and individuals who make decisions about spaces in Belper.

More than 80 people contributed to the work and what is very clear is that Belper people love their home town.

Over the next few weeks/months there will be discussions about what to do with the artwork and whether it can be extended, printed as posters, postcards or used to wallpaper planning offices.

Social Network Sites
Transition Belper is very active on Facebook. If you would like to know what groups are running just follow this link.

book   The Transition Companion
Making your community more resilient in uncertain times.
By Rob Hopkins
You can read the online version here
big energy race
4th place for Belper in Big Energy Race
The Transition Belper team competing in the Big Energy Race have probably finished 4th in the country. So a small town in Derbyshire has finished behind two counties - Lancashire and Herefordshire and a peninsuar - The Wirral. We finished just ahead of Plymouth!
The winning prize is funding for a community saving initiative but we have also won some energy saving LEDs on the way.
See our Big Energy Race page for full details

Our Great British High Street

High Street winner

We are delighted to have had some involvement in Belper winning the GB Best High Street competition and whilst we have some great independents in town the reason Belper has won isn’t just because of our retail offering. It’s the collaboration of people who care from the community, the local authorities and local businesses.

We have listed the projects mentioned in the application and during the judges visit. The full list is available here (PDF 225 kb)

Details of all the winners in each category can be found on the Great British High Street web site.

One of the reasons for Belper's success was the Totally Locally collaboration involving Belper's independent shops and traders. Read more on our Totally Locally page

Interactive Heritage Map

Transition Belper have put together a Heritage Map of Belper which shows the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site core and buffer zones, the Belper and Milford Conservation Area and all listed buildings.

Belper Heritage Map

Click here or on the image above to go to the Heritage Map

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Three Transition Belper Core Group members and Trustees have formed an Industrial and Provident Society - a co-op - called Amber and Derwent Valley Community Energy (ADVyCE) Limited. See the ADVyCE page for more details.

Free Newsletter Signup
We currently have over 757 supporters receiving our monthly newsletter and keeping up-to-date with everything about Transition Belper.
If you would like to subscribe please click on the envelope (above the notice board top right) and add your details, or press this link
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We are a part of the Transition Network
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