Since 2009 Transition Belper have been proposing innovative and ground-breaking environmental initiatives to raise the community’s awareness of climate change. Many of these ideas have now become part of people’s everyday life; idea’s such as preventing food waste, lowering plastic use, shopping locally, home insulation, community gardening, skill sharing, permaculture and reducing CO2 emissions – to name but a few.
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Transition Belper was founded
Transition Belper first outing at Belper Food Fair
First Transition Belper outing at the Belper Food Fair.
Clothes Swap Event
The End of Suburbia
The End of Suburbia film shown at the Queens Head Pub.
Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Discovery Days
Transition Belper have first stall at Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Discovery Days in Milford and Belper. Featuring Hydro Power openings, Climate Impact Model and 1811-1911-2011 display (Carbon Footprint measured for each period by the Energy Descent Action Plan team).
Transition Belper Energy Group Formed
Transition Belper win National Energy Action funding
Transition Belper win competition to get National Energy Action support for a series of projects to tackle fuel poverty and explain the Green Deal to the community.
Transition Belper win £50,000 to support 6 projects from DECC Leaf Fund
TB win £50,000 to support 6 projects from DECC Leaf Fund.
- Solar PV potential for Belper
- Thermal survey – flight cancelled due to weather, camera purchased
- Hydro power potential in the Derwent Valley
- Energy Expert Training – by the MEA
- Produce a Planning Guidance document for Energy Saving improvements in WHS location
- Solid Wall example project
Skill Share Workshops Commence
Transition Belper Win 10k Co-op Funding
David George, Richard Keighley & Ian Jackson enter Co-op Community Energy competition and win £10k and support to help set up Amber & Derwent Valley Community Energy and start feasibility study at Ambergate.
Transition Belper start ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ Campaign at Belper Food Festival
Transition Belper adopt Railway Green Space
Adoption of Belper Train Station green spaces, including Community Work Days (clearing & planting), In Bloom judging and many volunteer awards. Initially led by Kathy and taken on by Kate.
‘Chasing Ice’ Shown at the Ritz Cinema
Derbyshire Youth Market
Transition Belper organised a Youth Market, a pioneering event created to encourage young people to experience the world of business. This was an exceptional marketplace and creative space for young people to connect, gain entrepreneurial experience and showcase their creative and organisational skills. This event featurde stalls and social areas where young people could:
• sell their creations/produce/services
• perform and entertain
• provide refreshments and showcase their catering skills
Belper Goes Green
Our first eco festival in Belper – find out more here.
Travel and Transport Group launched
Belper Wins ‘High Street of the Year’
Belper wins Best High Street competition with the support of Transition Belper.
Big Energy Race
Transition Belper encourages people to join the national initiative to encourage households to take control of their energy use and stop losing money on unnecessarily high fuel bills.
BHive Eco Shop Launched
Becky Newton launches BHive – an ethical product store.
NP4B (Neighbourhood Plan for Belper) first meeting
Inner Transition Group Formed
Clair Micha launches Inner Transition Group focusing on spiritual development, well being, building community oneness, pursuing personal growth and strengthening connections with the earth around us.
Belper Apple Day
Climate change candlelit vigil held on Belper Market by newly formed Belper ‘Inner Transition’ Group.
‘We, The Uncivilized’ Shown at Ritz Cinema
Transition Belper Begin Monthly Café at Number 28
Tomorrow (Demain) Film shown at Number 28
‘My Happy Space’ Launches
Clair Micha launches My Happy Space – a series of monthly workshops centred about health & Wellbeing.
Kids Against Plastic Talk At Transition Belper’s Café
Belper First Town in Derbyshire to Launch a Refill Project
Belper is the first town in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to launch a Refill project to reduce plastic bottle use in the area.
Refill Belper was launched by Charlotte Creed as part of her Bright Green Future Environmental project in partnership with Transition Belper.
Repair Cafe Launches At Number 28
The repair cafe joins the Transition Belper monthly cafe. Offering people the opportunity to do their old items.