Highfields Park, Restoration Plans, Guided Walk – May 26th

Highfields Park

Highfields Park – Restoration Plans Guided Walk

Head on over to the walks page to find out about this new walk that has been organised.

With the new restoration work at Highfields Park, have a tour by the park ranger to find out what’s happening on this important, beautiful and local park. All the details on the page.


Tram Naming Suggestions sought!

Name a Tram

Name a Tram?!

19 new trams need naming, and the call has gone out from NET for inspiration and ideas. Feel a Beeston or Chilwell person of note should grace the side of a tram?

Maybe someone from our past with a Blue Plaque – a Thomas Humber, Henry Ireton or Thomas Barton? Or maybe someone from the here and now – a Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff or a Sir Paul Smith? The great thing about our area is so many people of note come from or live here.

Whoever you choose, this is your chance! But hurry – the entries for new names close son the 24th of April. 


Art & Photography Competition 2015 – Book Your Piece Now!

Our recently announced Art and Photography competition (see poster below) has been creating quite a buzz! If you are composing your work we recommend getting in touch with us to let us know about it, or better still booking your piece in using our online form. With the interest we want to gauge demand so as not to disappoint.



More About Friday’s Open Meeting – Design, Delivery & Use of Zero Carbon Homes

The Design, Delivery and Use of Zero Carbon HomesProfessor Mark Gillott (Chair in Sustainable Building Design, Department of Architecture & Built Environment at the University of Nottingham) gives a little more insight into this Friday’s talk. It looks to be a fascinating look into the future of new housing in a sustainable Beeston.

Be sure to come along, this Friday 13th March, at 7.30pm, John Clifford School, Nether Street, Beeston.

The energy used in our homes accounts for more than a quarter of energy use and carbon dioxide emissions in the United Kingdom. More energy is used in housing than either road transport or industry and consequently housing represents a major opportunity to cut energy use and CO2 emissions in both existing and new build homes.

Current UK zero carbon housing policy requires all new homes from 2016 to mitigate, through various measures, all the carbon emissions produced on-site as a result of the energy used to provide space heating and cooling, hot water and fixed lighting. This policy is well aligned with European Policy which requires all new buildings to be nearly Zero Energy Buildings from 2020. However, to achieve these targets requires a significant step change in the way we design, deliver and use our homes.

The talk will cover the challenges we all face in achieving these goals by using real life energy efficient housing projects as case study examples. It is hoped that the information presented will help people navigate their way through the minefield of sustainable housing solutions in order to help them make their own informed decisions on reducing energy bills and CO2 emissions and maybe help create a more sustainable Beeston.

Professor Mark Gillott

13th March 2015 Meeting – The design, delivery and use of Zero Carbon Homes

The design, delivery and use of Zero Carbon Homes

The design, delivery and use of Zero Carbon Homes

The next Open Meeting of the Society will take place at John Clifford School Nether Street Beeston on Friday 13th March 2015 at 7.30.p.m.

The Speaker is

                                         PROFESSOR MARK GILLOTT 

                                            and the title of is talk is:-

                        ‘The design, delivery and use of Zero Carbon Homes’

                      Members free                                                      Guests £2.