TDEG Annual General Meeting 28 June 2023

Our AGM was held on Wednesday, 28 June, 7.30pm, in Fountain Square Church. The short AGM was followed by a presentation from the Travelling Light project. The AGM notes below do not contain full names. If any member would like a copy of the notes with full names, please contact us ( . TDEG AGM […]

TDEG Annual Report 2022-23

Our Annual Report celebrates all the activities undertaken by our project groups and their work with a wide range of partners in our local area, over the last year. Find out about the great initiatives from our new Cycling Group; the continuing success of the Repair Cafe; our work with local schools; activities to enhance […]

TDEG Committee Meeting 14.6.23

Attendees: Sue, Jules, Rob, Bill, Helen, Deborah Apologies: Lynn, Andrea, Sheelagh, Suzanne, Laura   ANNUAL REPORT Sue said how impressed she was with Lynn’s report. She said that she had referred in her Chair’s message to ‘subgroups’, and that should be changed to ‘project groups’ to match what Lynn has written. She also felt her […]

TDEG Summer Walks 2023

Brimstone butterfly (Alison Rooke) Fragrant Orchid and Burnet Moth (Nicki Witham) Daubenton’s bat flying over water (photo – Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust) – Everyone is welcome on our summer wildlife walks. There is no charge, but booking is required so we can monitor and manage numbers, contact participants in case of emergencies, and ensure everyone […]

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 […]

Climate Action Group meeting – 28 March 2023

1 – In attendance: Sheelagh, Mandy, Gus, Carrie, Simon W, Bill, Judith, Simon D, Julia (note taker) 2 – Apologies: Sue, Deborah, Andrea, Sam 3 – Sheelagh presented a summary of where the CAG has got to after 3 years. Networking – Established many good working links with lots of organisations across the area including: […]

Wildlife Group meeting – 6 April 2023

NOTES  (Action points highlighted) 1 – Introductions – Lynn, Vicki, Nicki W and Carl, Nicki L, David, Judith, Kate 2 – Updates a. Owl-Kestrel Connect Project – Lynn explained the background to the Owl-Kestrel Connect Project. This is a partnership project across a much wider area, working with other local environmental groups. £20K grant from […]

Going Wild – Nicky’s Hedgehog Heaven

– Hedgehog snuffling in a garden (British Hedgehog Preservation Society) – TDEG member, Nicky, shares her success in encouraging hedgehogs to her local garden. Just a few simple measures and Nicky and her partner have created a `hedgehog heaven’. In this post, Nicky shares their secrets and explains why she believes it is so important […]

TDEG: Committee Meeting 22.3.23.

Chair: Sue Minute taker: Deborah Attendees: Andrea, Deborah, Helen, Jules, Laura, Lynn, Rob, Sheelagh, Sue Apologies: Bill, Suzanne   Minutes of last meeting: Approved   Actions from last meeting: Chair’s Report: Sue expressed her wish that the group reach out to a wider audience, to get more people involved. Part of this could be through […]

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 […]