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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.

Belper Housing proposals
Amber Valley Borough Council have proposed additional housing allocations throughout Amber Valley as part of the review of the new Core Strategy. The new allocation includes three additional sites in Belper. This proposal is open for 6 weeks public consultation - ending 8th September:

Tues 2nd Sept 7pm at St Johns Chapel
An extraordinary meeting has been arranged for Belper Town Council to approve the Council’s comments regarding AVBC Core Strategy proposals.
Guidance notes from the Public Meeting are now on the Belper Town Council website.

• Derwent Street, Belper – 120 dwellings
• Bullsmoor/Cherry House Farm, Belper – 250 dwellings - see below.
• Pottery Farm, Belper – 200 dwellings - see below.

AMBER ALERT PAGE
We have compiled a page of possible grounds for objecting to these plans. These are not necessarily the views of Transition Belper or its officers but may give you an idea of the sort of things that can be counted as valid objections.

Please do not copy and paste these paragraphs but put your own feelings and thoughts into how you respond.
AMBER ALERT COMMENTS PAGE
Please email us with any comments, view points or suggestions and we will add them anonymously to the comments page.


Belper Station Crew get stuck in


A lot of work has been done over the past two years. Most of the plants we put in are thriving – amazingly, they have survived all the cold, wet and drought periods. Over the next few months we will continue to develop the original concept and design.
We are growing a sustainable garden to be enjoyed by local residents and commuters as well as visitors to Belper – a garden which encourages insect pollinators, birds and butterflies …..
We want to create an area of biodiversity in the centre of our town which is attractive throughout the year and encourage even more people to use the train.  Perennial flowers, shrubs, small trees and native wild species, which are visually (and aromatically) varied, will provide a habitat for many more species of wildlife.

If you would like get involved or see more pictures of the Station Crew progress please click here.


  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.





Community
Garden for Crich Lane?

Do you live within a short walk of the junction of Crich Lane and Chesterfield Road?  There is a possibility that local residents could be allowed to manage the Crich Lane Festival Garden as a community garden.
We would like to test support and get your ideas. To do this we are holding an open day at the gardens on Sunday 7th September from 11.00 – 3.00. Do come along, share some refreshments and cake and talk about the possibilities.
Alternatively you can complete our survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NTM8JCF or by filling out the form on our leaflet that will be delivered through doors in the area.
Please email info@transitionbelper.org for more information.


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

Free Newsletter Signup
We currently have over 670 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

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 below 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.


book   The Transition Companion
Making your community more resilient in uncertain times.
By Rob Hopkins
You can read the online version here
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