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 […]

TDEG Steering Group Minutes – 22 July 2020

Present:  Lynn Crowe, Rob Mitson, Sheelagh Handy, Alice Overton, Suzanne Leckie, Bill Purvis, Steve Elliott, Jules Fell, Claire McKenzie, Josie Kilner. Apologies– Andrea Mitson Matters Arising from 4 March 2020:  none, all action points have been actioned. Committee Reports Chair’s report:  The AGM was successful, Ruth Strange’s presentation went well and all the info is […]

Wildlife Sightings June-July 2020

By the end of July, I think most of us were disappointed to still be in some form of lockdown. Some restrictions had lifted. Unless you had special health concerns, many of us were about to travel to visit other sites in the area, and many people had gone back to work. But it is […]

Ethical Consumerism July 2020 Update

Ruth Strange from Ethical Consumer magazine– We were joined on 24thJune at our TDEG Zoom meeting by Ruth Strange, who talked to us about environmental impacts of the fashion industry and how to slow down fast fashion, which, we discovered, is responsible for ‘more greenhouse emissions than all international flights and shipping combined’. We learned of some staggering […]

Wildlife Group July 2020 Update

Swift Awareness Week – 27 June – 5 July. Covid-19 put a stop to our plans to have a swift spotting walk and picnic.  However, we have had swift reports from all over  – with real `nesting hot spots` up at Townhead and along Parke Road in Tideswell, as well as down at Cressbrook. No […]

Wildlife Sightings March-May 2020

Spring 2020 has been a strange beginning to our wildlife sightings records. At the beginning of March, we had little idea what we were facing – then the Covid 19 crisis struck, and from 22 March onwards, we were stuck at home – only able to exercise outside, with little travel further afield. Many friends […]