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Chesterfield Borough Councils 'Borough Bulletin' October 2008

Critical mass gathering


Derbyshire Times 2nd October 2008

DT report of Critical Mass 22/9/08

Central Methodist Church newsletter September 2008


Transition Chesterfield is a new project aiming to make Chesterfield more sustainable and resilient On Saturday 26 July they organised a family bike ride with Chesterfield Cycle Campaign looking at sustainable buildings.

About 30 people and children met at Queens Park Cafe on a warm sunny afternoon. We set off along the cycle-way into the leisure centre car park to look at the photo voltaic arrays on the roof. The panels can supply 100kw per hour to the leisure centre.

We then followed Dock Walk and Goytside Road to Cannon Mill which is a grade 2 listed building built around 1790. The waterwheel which supplied the power can just about be seen in the foliage. The building is currently not in use.

Our next stop was Inkerrnan Cottages off Ashgate Road where the family is trying to "green" a 100 year old terraced house: We were shown the oak framed extension with its living roof planted with sedums, walls made of straw and the Thermafleece - sheep's fleece used for insulation; we were refreshed with fruit smoothies - the liquidiser was mounted on a bicycle and operated by pedalling the bike! We had a demonstration of grass cutting using an Austrian scythe.

Suitably rested we headed back to tmvn to finish at the Tourist Information Office which is heated and cooled using geothermal energy via vertical boreholes down to 70m.

An interesting and informative afternoon with the added benefit of exercise.

 Staveley Buzz newsletter September 2008

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'Working Well' newsletter July 2008

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 Derbyshire Times, 10 July 2008

Derbyshire Times article 10/7/2008