Once we get a project up and running we'll tell you all about it on these pages.
- B-Hive - Transition Belper has launched its very own eco shop with a stall at Belper Goes Green, followed by another at the Belper Food Fair. There will now be regular stalls at the monthly Belper Farmer's Market. The aim is to find permanent premises to open up an ECO Shop and Community Hub. See our B-Hive page for details.
- ADVyCE - 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 our ADVyCE page for details. Due to the actions of Government in drastically cutting Feed in Tarrifs for hydro power projects the Ambergate Hydro scheme has been shelved as it is no longer viable. Should conditions change the scheme may be brought back to life.
- Belper Goes Green - Belper's first Eco Fest was held at Belper Rugby Club on 1st and 2nd June 2013. Since then there have been three more very successful events featuring real ale, entertainment, hot and cold food and themed zones for food, home energy, cycling, recycling, gardens, health and wellbeing, arts and crafts and much more. See our Belper Goes Green page for details.
- Adopting Belper Train Station. In April of 2012, Transition Belper, with the help of the Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership, East Midlands Trains, Network Rail and Belper Town Council adopted the 4 green spaces on Belper Train Station. Whilst these had been beautifully designed and created in 2005 by The Groundwork Trust, they had, unfortunately, not been tended since. Read about what happened next and plans going forward for Belper Train Station here .
- Totally Locally Belper - In 2013 Transition Belper helped organise the independent traders in Belper to launch Totally Locally Belper highlighting how a small change in spending habits can make a huge change. The campaign highlighted how, if every adult in Belper spent £5 per week in local independent shops, £5 million would be added to the local economy each year. See our Totally Locally page
- Youth Market - Derbyshire's first ever Youth Market was held in Belper on Saturday 4th May 2013 and encouraged young people to experience the world of business. It was an exceptional marketplace and creative space for young people to connect, gain entrepreneurial experience and showcase their creative and organisational skills. For more details see our Youth Market page.
- Energy Expert Neighbour Scheme - we looked for volunteers to take on the role of giving simple energy advice to around 150 of their immediate neighbours. For more details see our Energy Expert Neighbours page.
- Off gas scheme - working with Groundwork Derby and Derbyshire we helped a small number of households with no access to mains gas to draughtproof their houses and become more energy savvy. For more details see our Off gas scheme page.
- River barrier survey - in autumn 2011 we helped Climate East Midlands to survey all the accessible river barriers and weirs in Amber Valley as part of their regional project. More details and photos can be found on our Renewable Energy in Belper page.
- NEA Green Deal and Affordable Warmth project -
Practical Assistance for local Communities.
Transition Belper was one of only ten submissions in the country to be awarded support from National Energy Action and the only community group to be selected. See our Green Deal page for details.
- Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF). On Monday 6th February, Transition Belper learnt they were one of dozens of community groups in the UK to win a share of the Local Energy Assessment Fund – seeding community energy action. Winning the bid allowed the Belper group to complete a number of major projects to help accelerate Belper’s progress to becoming a lower carbon community, where energy supply is both secure and affordable. See how the work panned out on our LEAF page.
- Want to share your skill or craft? Do you have any skills you would like to share in an informal session? It's an opportunity to meet other locals and share your enthusiasm. Theres no need to be experienced. It might be knitting, old style preserving, growing veg, bread making, making new things from old, card making, etc. See our Skill Share Workshops page for details.