A little bit of untidiness can go a long way

On a crisp, sunny winter’s day, it is hard to beat a bit of tidying up in the garden. It gets us outside, it feels like we’re achieving something, and we are getting the garden ready for the start of spring. But there is now lots of evidence that suggests we can do more for […]

Swap, don’t Shop – 20 November 2021

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped, donated and swapped at our ‘Swap, don’t Shop’ event at the St. John’s Institute last Saturday.  It was a great success and it was lovely to chat to people, drink coffee, and eat cake (thank you to all our bakers and cake […]

Was COP26 a Cop-out?

So it’s all over – for another year. The United Nations 26th `Conference of the Parties` on climate change, hosted by the United Kingdom and Italy, and held in Glasgow, has now finished. So did it achieve anything or was it just so much “greenwash”. At the start of the COP26, we were told these […]

TDEG Newsletter – November 2021

Dear TDEG Members – Our TDEG News for November includes our next meeting `Beavers are Back` on 24 November, as well as updates about our `Swap, don’t shop` event on 20 November, and all the latest news from our project groups. The colder months are upon us and, as we switch on our central heating, […]

TDEG Newsletter September 2021

I can’t believe it’s September already – where did the summer go?! I hope you all managed to get a bit of a break, even if you couldn’t fly abroad for a sunny summer holiday. Like many of you, we holidayed in the UK and had a great time exploring different towns and coastlines, and […]

Wildlife Sightings – July-September 2021

Your sightings have continued to come in – shared on our TDEG Facebook page or by email. Many thanks! We’ve also had our first TDEG Summer Wildlife Walks programme – so we’ve things to report from those events as well. As ever, the list of species below just adds to those already seen during the […]

Encouraging Bats in our Gardens

  Going Wild – How can we encourage more bats in our gardens? When we first came to Tideswell (25 years ago), I can remember sitting at the top of our back garden on late summer evenings (possibly with a drink in hand) and watching bats flying around our houses. Lovely to see. Sadly, we […]

“Adopt A Bird Feeder” Project

The numbers of many of our most loved birds are in steep decline, including Song Thrushes, Swifts, Lapwing, and House Sparrows. There are many reasons for this – agricultural change, urban development, and climate change.  But there are things we can all do to help our feathered friends. We can provide homes and food – […]

TDEG Annual General Meeting 2021 – Notes

Wednesday, 30 June 2021 Notes Present: Lynn, Alice, Claire, Sue, Sheelagh, Frances, Laura, Jules, Andrea, Rob, Kelda, Carina, Deborah, plus four members of the Climate Pathfinders Youth Forum. The TDEG Annual Report, along with our annual accounts, can be read here. 1 – Welcome: Lynn welcomed everyone to the second AGM of TDEG, and thanked […]