Keep Warm and Cut Energy Bills

Tonight (Wednesday 29 January) 7.30pm at the Royal Hotel, Hayfield an event will feature free presentations offering information/advice on cutting energy bills, organised by Sustainable Hayfield. The event recognises that our area’s cool climate and many old stone houses, often results in above-average energy bills.   They’ll be presentations on government schemes – Green Deal and ECO – designed to help householdsContinue reading “Keep Warm and Cut Energy Bills”

Upcoming Discussion Group Books

Sue Cooper, convener of our Discussion Group, writes: We had a good discussion on Cancel the Apocalypse by Andrew Simms at our January meeting. The next meetings are: Thursday 27th February 7.30pm at Rick’s, 5 Cresswell Avenue on Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver Thursday 27th March 7.30pm at Sue’s, 27 Mellor Road on The SpiritContinue reading “Upcoming Discussion Group Books”

New website!

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that we’ve changed our website. The content is the same but we’ve moved the hosting from Mr Site to WordPress (where we’ve been blogging from). There are several reasons for this: It keeps the blog together with the rest of the website to avoid confusion. It’s easier to writeContinue reading “New website!”

The Fast Diet and Transition

I’ve always rejected the idea of dieting, almost on principle: they’re faddy, pander to idealised body images, they’re substitutes for fulfilment, and – most damaging I guess – they simply don’t work. Over the past few months, however, I’ve changed my mind as I’ve been following one diet in particular – the Fast Diet. ThisContinue reading “The Fast Diet and Transition”

Plans for new houses in New Mills

You may be interested to know that there are plans to build a reasonably significant number of new houses in New Mills as part of High Peak Borough Council’s Local Plan. If you’d like to have your say in the ongoing consultation, then read on… High Peak Borough Council has launched a new High Peak LocalContinue reading “Plans for new houses in New Mills”