The English Tree Strategy

Nature New Mills has responded to the Defra England Tree Strategy consultation that was launched in June and closed 11th September.   The consultation sought views on the following:   how to expand, protect and improve our public and private trees and woodlands,   the increased role that trees and woodlands can play in supporting theContinue reading “The English Tree Strategy”

Reading Group: ‘The Running Hare’

Blog post by Sue Cooper, Transition New Mills Reading Group The New Mills Transition Discussion Group meets monthly in someone’s home to discuss a book or, occasionally, to watch a film/video or host a speaker. Our book this month was The Running Hare (The secret life of farmland) by John Lewis-Stempel published by Penguin Books.Continue reading “Reading Group: ‘The Running Hare’”

Rewilding Derbyshire’s Uplands

Yesterday a group of Transition New Mills members went to a well-attended Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s talk by Tim Birch on rewilding Derbyshire’s uplands. Tim began by outlining his vision for 40 years hence, where parts of the National park had been allowed to rewild, allowing some iconic species such as goshawks, peregrine falcons, red squirrelsContinue reading “Rewilding Derbyshire’s Uplands”

Trees for New Mills

A JOINT PROJECT BETWEEN TRANSITION NEW MILLS AND THORNSETT PRIMARY SCHOOL Transition New Mills have been awarded a free pack of 420 trees by the Woodland Trust. The trees will be planted mainly on the Derby Road Playing Field site. There should also be some trees left which could be offered to local residents who have spaceContinue reading “Trees for New Mills”

The Parties Respond to Our Questions! Q7 – Rewilding

Here’s the final blog in our series of candidate responses to our questions. Once again, we’d like to thank all the candidates who responded for their thoughtful and considered responses to our questions. We hope you’ve found it enlightening. The full, unedited responses for this question are available in this document Candidates Responses-Q7. What isContinue reading “The Parties Respond to Our Questions! Q7 – Rewilding”