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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.

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For details of Belper Goes Green 2017 and for videos and details from previous years please visit our Belper Goes Green page.

  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.

B-Hive ECO shop and hub launched

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B-Hive has been set up by Transition Belper members to champion local, ethical and green goods and offer a space for people to meet, talk and share ideas and information. Find out more and about how you can be part of this exciting project see our B-Hive page

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

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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


Become A Member

Transition Belper membership is annual and runs from 1st January. The cost is a mere £5 which all helps to pay for meeting rooms, insurance and accounting costs. For legal purposes it also distinguishes between members and supporters - this has relevance when it comes to voting and electing trustees. There are occasional benefits such as free copies of the Transition Free Press but the greatest benefit of membership is the satisfaction of giving financial support to our activities. 

You can join by completing our Membership Form and sending it with your £5 (cash or cheque payable to Transition Belper) to Transition Belper, 13 Raven Oak Close, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1NY.

Annual Report

At the Transition Belper AGM on 6th December 2016, Chair, Ian Jackson delivered his annual report outlining the achievements and challenges of the past year and looking forward to 2017. Annual accounts for 2015 were also discussed, a new set of trustees were elected and it was decided that the next AGM will probably be in February 2018.

It was also decided to dispense with monthly meetings unless there was a specific reason for holding a meeting and volunteers prepared to organise them. Meetings may be replaced by a Transition Cafe where activities can happen and people can meet up outside the constraints of a meeting, however informal.

Climate Change - the Road to Paris

Jerome Baddley of environmental group, Net Positive spoke at the Transition Belper meeting on 1st September. In a wide ranging talk Jerome presented the latest climate change evidence relevant at the UN Climate Talks in Paris starting held in December.

You can now view the full presentation "Climate Change - The Road to Paris" here

Station Mosaic unveiled

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In early June 2015 the Community Railway Station Mosaic and Station Art Gallery of over 25 paintings was officially unveiled after more than a year in the making.

Ashley Franklin's photo shows children from Leaps and Bounds Nursery, St. Johns C of E Primary School and Turnditch C of E Primary School as well as artist, Christine Gray, Transition Belper volunteers and the organisations who supported the project.

Read about the project in detail here

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 800 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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Notes: We make regular changes to this site - please press F5 or clear your cache to ensure you have the up to date site.
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