This page contains a list of climate action / sustainability groups, projects and activities you may be interested in getting involved in in Chesterfield. The list is in alphabetical order.

 

Chesterfield Cycle Campaign

Chesterfield Cycle Campaign promotes cycle use in Chesterfield for both leisure and utility journeys. By campaigning for a comprehensive network, they aim to improve conditions for cyclists so that cycling becomes a safer and more attractive option than car travel for local journeys.

Web: https://chesterfieldcc.org.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chesterfieldcyclecampaign

Email: secretary@chesterfieldcc.org.uk

 

Chesterfield Dr Bike

Bike checks, adjustments & repairs at Inclusive Pedals base in the Queen's Park north car park. 1st Saturday of the month March to October, 9.30am until 1.00pm. Just pay for any new parts used, no charge other than that.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldDrBike

Email: info@inclusivepedals.org.uk

 

Chesterfield Friday Night Ride

Starting at 6.30pm sharp from the town hall steps on the first Friday of the month (June to September only), the Chesterfield Friday night rides explore some of the quirkier bits of the town by bike.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldFNR

Email: Through the Facebook page (link above).

 

Create Change Chesterfield

Create Change Chesterfield is a movement led by Clare Gage. It aims to create a community of changemakers in Chesterfield to support positive action in our town. The most recent event, Chesterfield Climate Emergency: A People’s Assembly aimed to support action from the people of our town to tackle the climate emergency. The project is ongoing with action being led by the participants.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreateChangeChesterfield

Email: Through the Facebook page (link above)

 

Divest Derbyshire

20+ groups all over Derbyshire have joined forces to get the the Derbyshire Pension Fund (managed by Derbyshire County Council) to dis-invest (divest) from fossil fuels. The Pension Fund has around £260 million invested in fossil fuel companies, including £183 million in companies with major fracking operations.

Web: https://transitionchesterfield.org/divest-derbyshire

Email: divest@transitionchesterfield.org.uk

 

Don Catchment Rivers Trust

Don Catchment Rivers Trust has been established to help protect and restore the rivers in the River Don catchment area, this includes not just the River Don but also the River Dearne, River Rother and other rivers such as the Sheaf, Went, Ea Beck and many others.
Don Catchment Rivers Trust has great opportunities with an aim to tackle plastic pollution in our rivers.

 

Extinction Rebellion Chesterfield & N.E. Derbyshire

A Chesterfield & N.E Derbyshire-based group supporting the Extinction Rebellion movement - fighting against climate breakdown and the extinction crisis. Note, you do not have to be willing to get arrested to get involved in Extinction Rebellion. There are actions you can get involved in, and join working groups such as 'Media and Communication, Talks & Training, Legal Observers, Community Outreach, Guerilla Gardening', plus you can start your own affinity groups too.

Web: http://www.rebellionchesterfield.earth

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/XRChesterfieldandNEDerbyshire

Email: xrchesterfield@gmail.com

 

Inclusive Pedals CIC

Inclusive Pedals run 'taster' cycle sessions on the track around the Queen's Park cricket ground for anyone who has difficulty using a 'standard' bicycle. There is a hand cycle, wheelchair carrying trikes, 4 wheel tandem, recumbent and upright trikes. 1st Friday of the month March until October, 1.00pm until 3.00pm.

Web: https://inclusivepedals.org.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InclusivePedals

Email: info@inclusivepedals.org.uk

 

Incredible Edible Chesterfield

Incredible Edible Chesterfield aims to increase the amount of local food grown and eaten in the town. Businesses, schools, farmers and the community can all get involved. Vegetables and fruit are springing up everywhere. Public flower beds are being transformed into community herb gardens and vegetable patches.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/incredible_edible_chesterfield

Email: Through Chesterfield Time Bank: chesterfieldtimebank@gmail.com

 

Plastic Free Chesterfield

Plastic Free Chesterfield are working to create a plastic free community in Chesterfield, part of Surfers Against Sewage's Plastic Free Communities campaign. The group is dedicated to minimising Chesterfield's contribution to the single-use plastic crisis. It does this through:

  • Giving talks to schools and signing them up to become Plastic Free Schools
  • Putting pressure on the council to lead the way in taking action on single-use plastic
  • Speaking to businesses about how they can become a Plastic Free Champion and take action on single-use plastics
  • Organising events and stalls to raise awareness about single-use plastics

Web: http://www.plasticfreechesterfield.weebly.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlasticFreeChesterfield

Email: plasticfreechesterfield@gmail.com

 

Transition Chesterfield

Transition Chesterfield is a local community group aiming to make Chesterfield more resilient and sustainable. The group want to create positive local solutions to the challenge of climate change.

Transition Chesterfield runs the following projects:

  • Potato Day - An annual event provides the opportunity to buy a variety of seed potatoes and other vegetable seeds at low cost, to encourage people to grow their own food
  • Inspire Community Garden - An organic, demonstration garden where we provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to be involved in working the land, growing food and developing a sense of community.
  • Repair Cafe - Where people can get broken stuff repaired for free, reducing waste and helping people learn how to fix things. - 2nd Saturday of the month, 10am-1pm at Chesterfield Baptist Church
  • Abundance - A project to harvest unwanted fruit and distribute it free of charge or press into juice

Web: https://transitionchesterfield.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Transition-Chesterfield-215880025171591

Email: hello@transitionchesterfield.org.uk

 

Waste Not Cafe Chesterfield

Waste Not Cafe Chesterfield runs a monthly pop-up vegetarian and vegan social eating cafe at [venue TBC]. Volunteers receive surplus proudce (food that would have otherwise been thrown away from supermarkets) and turn it into a 3 course meal. The monthly meals will be available for a minimum suggested donation of £2.50 adults, £1.50 kids. Any food that hasn’t been able to use in cooking will also be available to be taken away for a donation.

The aims of the project are to create community cohesion, whilst tackling food waste and food poverty. 

Social eating is all about bringing people together, eating food together. Meeting and talking to people you wouldn’t normally talk to. Creating conversations, friendships and relationships. Social eating can help tackle isolation and loneliness.

The group will donate any profits leftover to Chesterfield foodbanks.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WasteNotCafeChesterfield

Email: wastenotcafe@tutanota.com

 

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