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How to include hearing-impaired people in meetings

Lighting is crucial. The deaf person needs to sit with their back to the main light source so tha t the faces opposite are illuminated for lip reading. Minimise background noise. Hearing aids amplify ALL sounds, so be aware of … Continue reading

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Don’t let the government fast-track fracking: PETITION

Recent proposals by the government would make it as easy to get permission for an exploratory fracking well as for a conservatory. If they go ahead, local decision-makers and communities would be stripped of the ability to block fracking in … Continue reading

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Deposit refund system could save councils £35 million a year

New study finds that local authorities stand to benefit from introduction of a DRS for plastic and glass bottles and aluminium cans A new report published today finds that local authorities across England could save up to £35 million every … Continue reading

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Could you lead the fight to protect the Peak District?

We are looking to recruit a new board chair for Friends of the Peak District/CPRE South Yorkshire in the near future and the details can be found  here:

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Invest in Green Belt for the parks, paths and woodlands of tomorrow, says CPRE

Research demonstrates natural capital and public access value of Green Belt New research published today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows the huge potential of the Green Belt in terms of amenity and nature conservation. CPRE is … Continue reading

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New design guide will help solar panels shine

For the first time, a simple national guide helps property owners install attractive solar panels Get them right, and they can be an attractive part of your home and lower your electricity bills. That’s the message about solar panels from … Continue reading

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Register now for the new Bright Ideas Fund

We are very excited to tell you about the Community Business Bright Ideas Fund, a new grant programme to help communities develop their budding community business ideas, launching this September. The £1.85 million Community Business Bright Ideas Fund will offer community groups tailored … Continue reading

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