International Repair Day – 21 October 2023

International Repair Day is celebrated every year around the globe.  This year the Tideswell & District Repair Café is joining the celebrations.  So save the date – Saturday 21 October! The 2023 theme is “Repair for Everyone”. Repair and reuse are central to achieving a truly circular, less wasteful, economy. They help to tackle climate […]

TDEG Meeting – “The Oil Machine” 26 April 2023

TDEG’s whole group meeting on 26 April presented the BBC Scotland documentary “The Oil Machine”, followed by a discussion about its implications and possible future actions for both our group and individuals. Jill Turner (a local financial adviser, with a focus on sustainable investments) introduced the film, stating it was released in 2022 and was […]

Repair Café Success!

 The Tideswell & District Repair Café opened its doors in May 2022. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, with over 350 local people attending to see if their much-loved items can be restored by our volunteer repair team and thus saved from the dump. We have used the international data base of […]

Doing Good with your Money – Ethical Savings and Investments

Most of us have some money in a bank account or saved with other financial institutions. Modern life appears to require a current bank account, at the very least. You may also have a savings account or ISA, and a pension fund – or even invest in stocks and shares. But do you know how […]


TDEG whole group meeting – 19th October 2022 Following the successful launch of the Repair Cafe in Tideswell earlier this year, it was felt that it would be good to hear about the work of the Restart Project, which was set up in London more than ten years ago.  This project focusses on repairing broken […]

TDEG Whole Group Meeting – 19 October 2022-The Restart Project

Everyone is welcome to our next TDEG Whole Group meeting on Wednesday, 19 October, 7.30-9.00pm, in the Fountain Square Church, Tideswell. Our speaker will be Fiona Dear, Co-Director of the Restart Project Following the recent successful launch of the Tideswell & District Repair Café, we will be hearing about the national and international repair movement. […]

Tideswell’s new Repair Café – helping both the planet and your purse!

A new Repair Café launches in May for residents of Tideswell and District. The aim of the Café is to encourage more people to repair broken household items rather than replacing them with new. This will help save the planet’s resources, reduce the number of items going to landfill sites, and help people save money. […]

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 […]

TDEG Whole Group Meeting 21 April

Food for thought: better for us, better for the planet –  Dear TDEG Friends – Further to our TDEG meeting on 21st April, we have collated all your comments and matters discussed, and have loosely grouped them into four main areas: The journey of our food Fair trade Excess packaging Food waste. Please see the […]

Ethical Consumer Group Meeting – 28 January 2021

Agenda and Minutes Date & time Thursday 28th January, 8:30pm ACTIONS/NEXT STEPS Chair Claire    Minute taker Gillian Attendees Claire, Gillian, Jules, Ben and Kirstin, Sue, Sheelagh, Suzanne, Adam and Laura, Alice, Bill, Jonah, Margaret, Barbara, Fiona, Carrie Apologies Helen  Mins of last meeting Approved? First meeting – nothing to approve Matters arising? N/A   […]