Transition Belper masthead

CSS Form Button

Welcome to Transition Belper
link to diary pagenewsletter sign up linkfacebook

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.

BGG masthead

For details of Belper Goes Green 2018 and for videos and details from previous years please visit our Belper Goes Green page.

  You're welcome at Travel and Transport
group meetings
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.


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

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

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


Annual General Meeting

Transition Belper’s first formal meeting of the year will be our AGM on the 6th of February. The meeting will take place at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, 6.30pm start. A free buffet will be available and we are hoping to open up the bar for drinks. If you can, please bring a plate and cutlery to cut down on disposable waste.

The AGM will be open to all. Members will be able to take an active part in the AGM by nominating and electing next year’s trustees and approving its resolutions.  

If any member wants to:

  • Add an item to the agenda  
  • Put themselves forward as a trustee or wishes to nominate another member for the post of trustee
  • Nominate a proxy to attend the AGM on their behalf

please contact the Secretary before the AGM via email at:

To renew your membership or become a member to be able to vote at the AGM, please see below under the subheading: "Becoming a Member". Alternatively you can renew your membership or become a member at the Green Exchange on the 27th of January, or on the day of the AGM itself - before the formal business starts.

Transition Belper: Membership Secretary Needed.

There is a vacancy on the board of trustees for a Membership Secretary. Transition Belper needs a person who can: encourage and develop membership, maintain the current list of members (e.g. by chasing up renewals), manage the collection of subs, etc. If you want to put yourself forward for this very important role you can do so at the AGM or contact the Secretary.

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, 2 Malthouse Lane, Nether Heage, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 2AS.

Note that membership subscriptions received after 30th June each year are carried over to the following year.

Unwanted Christmas Presents?

We all know the dismay we feel when presented with a gift we know will never be used but that has to be accepted graciously with a smile. Loft, garage, charity shop? Why not bring them along to the unwanted gift exchange at the Green Exchange on Saturday 27th January - No 28, Market Place, Belper from 10.00 to 1.00. What you don't want could be treasure to someone else and anything left over will go to a charity shop down the road.

For further event info see facebook: transition belper



notice board graphic

We are a part of the Transition Network
Transition network Transition network logo Transition network

Notes: We make regular changes to this site - please press F5 or clear your cache to ensure you have the up to date site.
If you do not use Outlook as your mail programme and have any difficulty with mail links please either use the contact form or right click on the link and 'copy email address'. Paste this into your mail.

Site updated by Celtic-Fusion 1st February 2016

Copyright © Transition Belper 2016. Website built by Celtic-Fusion


join our mailing list