TDEG Whole Group Meeting – Helping Nature’s Recovery – 9 December, 2020

Our TDEG whole group meeting on Wednesday, 9 December, 2020, welcomed Dave Savage, Regional Manager for the Dark and White Peak, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. Dave shared with us concerns about the global ecological crisis, as well as ways to help nature’s recovery in the future. Derbyshire Wildlife Trust have exciting plans concerning their own nature […]

Wildlife Sightings – November-December 2020

Here we are at the end of a very strange year. 2020 has been so challenging for us all, and tragic for some. It is impossible to adequately cover the range of emotions we have all experienced. At least we can take some small comfort in knowing we live in wonderful, supportive communities, surrounded by […]

Species List – 2020

This is the list of species recorded on line by TDEG members (either on our TDEG Facebook group page or web site) and within approximately five miles of Tideswell. These sightings were submitted between March – December 2020. Birds  (69 species) Bearded vulture          Blue tit                        Great tit                      Coal tit                        Long-tailed tit […]

TDEG November 2020 Update

Our latest update includes news about our next TDEG meeting, and all the action from our project groups. As we write this, we’re in the middle of another month long national lock down. It is challenging to keep a small community group going in these circumstances – but this is a minor thing in comparison […]

Wildlife Sightings – August – October 2020

So here we are at the end of October – and it feels like we are stuck in some sort of time loop – facing a four week lockdown again. Sadly the weather won’t be as good as last spring, but let’s enjoy any dry days during the autumn months, with some brisk walks and […]

TDEG Whole Group Meeting – 23 September 2020

Ashton Hayes – Carbon Neutral slides –  Around twenty of us met on Zoom to learn about an environmental village project in nearby Cheshire. We first heard about some of the news from our various project groups (more info here), followed by proposals to create a new collective of groups from a wider area across […]

Litter Picking Success – September 2020

Keeping Tideswell & District Tidy –   What is the strangest bit of litter you could expect to find on a TDEG litter pick? Check our photos for the answer! We had a great turnout and wonderful weather for the TDEG contribution to the Great British September Clean (postponed from the usual Spring Clean) on Sunday […]

TDEG Steering Group Minutes – 9 September 2020

1.Present: Andrea Mitson, Bill Purvis, Lynn Crowe, Sheelagh Handy, Rob Mitson, Steve Elliott, Suzanne Leckie, Jules Fell 2.Apologies: Alice Overton, Claire McKenzie 3.Notes from the last meeting (22.7.20) and matters arising Meeting notes approved. Lynn has asked for any volunteers for the Recycling Group but no one has come forward so far. Pete Hawkins to […]

Litter Picking – September Events

Our litter picking group is planning two events to support the Great British September Clean – one in Litton and one in Tideswell. Everyone is welcome to join in and do their bit to help keep our communities looking fine and cared for.  Both events will start at 2pm, Sunday 13th September. Meet in the […]

TDEG September 2020 Update

What a year so far!  In terms of the environment, during this pandemic we’ve seen lots of positives and lots of negatives too – from cleaner air, quiet roads and an increase in wildlife sightings, to extreme weather, excess plastic and an increase in litter, we’ve seen it all! Let’s hope that businesses don’t simply […]