Wildlife Sightings – January-March 2021

It’s the start of a new year – but in many ways things haven’t changed, and we’re continuing with the restrictions of lockdown during the coronavirus crisis. So our sightings remain very local (and not just the usual `within five miles of Tideswell`), and you might think will just be a repeat of this time […]

TDEG Newsletter March 2021

Another year, another lockdown – who’d have believed this time last year that we would be where we are today?!  The good news is that the days are growing longer, the daffodils are popping up all over the place, the birds are singing louder, and soon we will be able to get out and meet with each […]

TDEG Wildlife Group meeting 15 March 2021 – Draft minutes

Attendees : Lynn Crowe,  Nicky Loveday, Janine Morris, David Horne,  Katherine Clarke, Katharine Longden, Clare Gamble, Neil Buttle, Chris Thirtle , Louise Thomas, Sue Barber, Deborah Fulford, Laura Saunders, Diane Maunsell , Suzanne Leckie 1. Apologies Sarah Hargreaves (Tideswell & District Sports Association) 2. Updates  a.Bird boxes project:   A recap of progress made with […]

TDEG Whole Group Meeting – 24 February 2021 – The Climate & Ecological Emergencies

Thank you so much for the wonderful turn out at last month’s whole group meeting: The Climate and Ecological Emergency ~ What are our local decision makers doing? We were delighted to welcome members of TDEG, local Parish Councillors and guests from across Derbyshire (and the US!) Please find attached the presentation from Denise Ludlam, DCC […]

TDEG Update – February 2021

Despite being in the midst of a global pandemic – or maybe because of being in a global pandemic – talk of the climate and ecological emergency seems to be on everyone’s lips and in every media outlet – third only, perhaps unsurprisingly, to the pandemic itself and to Brexit!  It was announced yesterday on […]

Ethical Consumer Group Meeting – 28 January 2021

Agenda and Minutes Date & time Thursday 28th January, 8:30pm ACTIONS/NEXT STEPS Chair Claire McKenzie   Minute taker Gillian White Attendees Claire (Chair), Gillian White, Jules Fell, Ben and Kirstin Twelves, Sue Barber, Sheelagh Handy, Suzanne Leckie, Adam Saunders and Laura Hutchinson, Alice Overton, Bill Purvis, Jonah Purvis, Margaret Filer, Barbara Crossly, Fiona Roberts, Carrie […]

Declines in our Local Wildlife – TDEG’s position

TDEG members who joined our last whole group meeting in December will recall the excellent presentation from Dave Savage, of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, who focused on how best to help nature to recover in our local area. This statement explains TDEG’s response to some of the issues he raised at that meeting, and our hopes […]

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 […]