A round up on the Trust projects
Keep up to date with the latest news about the Development Trust projects.
Sunday 3rd September 8.30am - 12.30pm
This month we welcome back Hopper House Farm Brewery, who have
improved their brewing operation and return to the market with a selection of
‘enhanced ales’. Sounds good! So, fingers crossed for a bright autumn day to
ensure happy shoppers, happy traders and musicians with fingers that work!
Woodland & Wildlife
This month two volunteers from our project have
entertained Sedgefield Allsorts WI with a Bat Walk around Sedgefield.
Although this was a step away from our usual weeding and scything tasks on
site, it was really great to be able to share our knowledge and passion for
wildlife with others. Thank you to the lovely ladies of Sedgefield Allsorts WI for
inviting us along.
If you would like to know more or would like to volunteer with us please
contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or join our
Facebook page - Woodland & Wildlife - Sedgefield.
As ever, if you need some help, get in touch -
and if you can offer help, please do likewise.
We are currently using video calls where agreed between helpers, students
and parents/carers and all helpers are DBS checked. Most of us are not
teachers, but we’re happy to share our experience and knowledge to help
students’ understanding and confidence. Find us on Facebook or contact
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR OCTOBER AUCTION - 11 OCTOBER.
If you want to join the scheme, or you have taken part previously and your
existing contract comes to an end before the end of the year, your registration
should be submitted on or before that date. At previous auctions, some people
have missed out because their registration submissions were incomplete, so
please remember, when you register you will need to know the following.
WHO IS YOUR EXISTING SUPPLIER? WHEN DOES YOUR TARIFF END?
WHAT IS YOUR ANNUAL GAS & ELECTRIC USAGE.
Don’t worry - all this information is on your latest energy statement or your
annual statement. Make sure you have it to hand before starting to register.
If you have difficulty finding the information, call the SDT Helpline, telephone
no 07980 134 594. We are here to help.
To register online, go to the webpage,
then ‘REGISTER NOW’ and follow the links to fill out your details.
If you prefer to register and receive information through the post, or need any
help, please call the above telephone number and we will be happy to assist, or
complete your registration for you.
The 26th UN Climate Change Conference - COP26, will take place in Glasgow, from 1 to
12 November 2021. This is the 26th Conference of the Parties and it will bring together
politicians, innovators, businesses and activists from around the world, to tackle climate
change. Sedgefield Development Trust wants to support our local community, to ‘do our bit’, so
over the next few editions of Sedgefield News, we will be looking at what you can do in your own
home. We will focus on the key areas of home energy, waste and water, consumerism, food and
transport, to get an all round view.
A good starting point for thinking
about climate change is to find out
your carbon footprint. This is a
measure of the impact your
activities have on the amount of
carbon dioxide (CO2) produced
through burning of fossil fuels. It is
measured as a weight of CO2 in
Everyone in the world has a
carbon footprint, but there is are big
differences depending on lifestyle.
Most people in the UK have a much
higher carbon footprint than the
global average and we need to
Technology can help – using green
energy from renewable sources,
making production of food and
goods more efficient, reducing waste
and improving transport.
Governments can introduce
regulations, for instance, around the
manufacture of diesel vehicles,
standards for materials and energy
efficiency in new build houses.
Individuals can make informed
choices about what they eat, how
they travel and what they buy.
Everyone has a part to play.
There are lots of free online carbon
footprint calculators. This one
from WWF is quick and easy
to use at footprint.wwf.org.uk.
Or this one from
measure.html needs more
information on your current
energy use, so get your
figures ready in advance.
Once you know what your carbon
footprint is, and how it is made up,
you can start setting some reduction
Sedgefield Development Trust Change of Address
The new postal address of Sedgefield Development Trust is
SDT Company Secretary, 3a Front Street, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, TS21 3AT.
Telephone no: 07572 502904 (this is also the Sedgefield News phone number), email: email@example.com