The Transition Network supports community-led responses to climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy, building resilience and happiness.
How might our response to peak oil and climate change look more like a party than a protest march? This site explores the emerging transition model in its many manifestations
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Derbyshire ECO Challenge
Looking for a greener lifestyle, and a more sustainable home? Join the Derbyshire Eco Challenge, and make a difference with six months of eco saving tips. We will look at a different topic each month until March 2012, with tips to help you reduce your energy bills and carbon emissions, and ideas which are better for the planet, for your local community and hopefully for your pocket.
Energy Savings Trust
If you want information you can trust, you’ve come to the right place. Make the Energy Saving Trust your first stop for independent and impartial advice about how to save energy and money.
Belper Civic Forum
The Civic Forum aims to promote high standards of planning, architecture and regeneration in Belper, increase public knowledge of the geography, history, natural history and architecture of the town and secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest.
Close your eyes, open your mind, and let me take you into Belper Parks, a green jewel in the historic centre of Belper, a bustling market town in Derbyshire's world renowned Derwent Valley World Heritage Site. Stretched before you is a pleasing mix of 50 acres of varied grassland, deciduous woodland and all important pockets of scrub land, together with a bluebell wood, a wildflower meadow and a babbling stream called the "Coppice Brook."
Belper North Mill
The historic North Mill on the River Derwent at Belper, Derbyshire, UK, is one of the oldest surviving examples of industrialised water-powered cotton spinning mills in the world. It is the forerunner of the modern skyscraper. This website contains information about the Mill and some brief details of its history and social impact. It made important contributions to technical innovation including its fireproof construction. We hope you find the information on our website useful and invite you to visit the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
In December 2001, the Derwent Valley Mills in Derbyshire was inscribed on the World Heritage List. This international designation confirms the outstanding importance of the area as the birthplace of the factory system where in the 18th Century water power was successfully harnessed for textile production. Stretching 15 miles down the river valley from Matlock Bath to Derby, the World Heritage Site contains a fascinating series of historic mill complexes, including some of the world's first 'modern' factories.
Belper Town Council
Belper Town Council was formed in 1974 taking its powers from some of those performed by Belper Urban District Council. The Council covers all of Belper as well as Milford. The Councillors are elected every four years, the last election being in May 2011. The Council elects one of its number every May to be Mayor for the next 12 months.
Amber Valley Borough Council
Amber Valley Council’s home energy advice page
Derbyshire County Council
The County Council’s energy advice page
East Midlands Trains
High Peak Borough Council has received grant funding from the Countryside Agency to set up CarShareDerbyshire. Support has also been received from Derbyshire County Council. This web-site aims to widen the travel choices available to people in Derbyshire whilst tackling the adverse effects of traffic.
Public Transport in Derbyshire
Public transport timetables across Derby, Derbyshire and the Peak District
Bus services in and around Belper - se7ens
Bus services in and around Belper - sixes