Contents First Open Meeting of 2018 – Friday 19th January – Eco Centre – 6pm social and 7.30pm business meeting. A quiz on Shopping Locally in Wirksworth. A selection of Good News from 2017. Dates for diaries. Friday Jan 19th: Open Meeting at the Eco Centre, Porter Lane, DE4 4LS The meeting is in… Read more »
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Grassroots Wirksworth monthly newsletter keeps you up to date.
This issue includes the Annual Gathering on 15 November, the Parish Rooms funding application, Haarlem Artspace talks, our Energy & Housing Group and the next bi-monthly Open Meeting in January. Grassroots Wirksworth Annual Gathering Come to our Annual Gathering on 15 November at 7pm in Wirksworth Memorial Hall. Bring finger foods to share!
This newsletter includes items on the Re-wilding talk, activism against fracking, recycling in Wirksworth, a Transition Network survey, the Transition Regional Network project, setting up a Renewables company in North Derbyshire, and APPLES! Wolves in Wirksworth? You may already have seen Moira Knowles’ visionary poster around town, but just to remind you – please come… Read more »
You are invited to the Quakers’ Green Day on Saturday 7 October from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm at the Friends Meeting House, Chapel Lane, Bakewell. See how local Quakers take positive action for the planet Bakewell’s contribution to Quaker Outreach Week – a national event.
Open Meeting coming up The next bi-monthly Open Meeting will be on Friday 15 September at the Eco Centre on Porter Lane. It will be from 6pm to 7.30, and we will welcome Robin Stokes, from Traidlinks, who is coming for an hour to talk about the traders’ campaign on Shop Locally in Wirksworth, and… Read more »
Thanks to an initiative by the Grassroots Wirksworth Recycling & Waste Group, two re-charging points for electric cars will be installed at the Co-op this week, on Wednesday, 16th August.
This consultation is relevant to Grassroots Wirksworth because the plan being proposed will make it necessary for everyone to travel further for many health services – whereas Transitioners point out that it’s important for services to be as local as possible. It’s also important for all of us in Wirksworth.
Highlights from our Open Meeting on 19 May 2017 We agreed to add a strapline to our name, so we are now called: Grassroots Wirksworth – For a Sustainable Future
Exploring ways to feel empowered in a changing world We are all deeply concerned at the backward steps our government has been taking on the environment and fracking, and many of us are also reeling from the election of Donald Trump as president of the USA. What he stands for threatens our efforts to make… Read more »