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Resolution Briefing 2018

The Resolution Briefing for the 2018 National Annual conference was held on Wednesady 18 April 2018 at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale Matlock.  Approximately 60 members atended the meeting of which around 30 were actual delegates this year.

An overview talk on the pros and cons of the resolution - Mental Health Matters was given by a WI member and we were then introduced to Gemma Simpson of the Derbyshire charity Rethink.  Gemma gave us invaluable information on the work of the charity which is independant of the NHS to help us take back to our WIs relevant information to help decide our vote in June.  Click here for the link to the charity

Link Together: How you can take part in the NFWI’s campaign to alleviate loneliness

Our new campaign seeks to inspire WI members to take action on loneliness and share innovative ways of engaging with others who may be lonely.

Find out more here:…/link-together-h…

The NFWI will be taking part in Show the Love again for 2018! A community pack with exciting ways you can take part and new craft and baking templates will be ready around November.

To see the highlights video and more pictures from 2017, see our website:…/current-campaigns…/Climate-Change

Please send any requests for receiving the community pack when it’s ready to, and please specify whether you want it via post or email.


Known as ACWW or referred to as Pennies for Friendship

ACWW has its own website at


How are you doing? Let us know!

DoveridgeEco Team is into its second year and the chairmanship has been handed from Sue Watkins to Marian Burton. So far, the team have drastically reduced their own rubbish that goes to landfill, while making improved compost and recycling many items. Team member Jean Hayward said"It's just amazing how much we can learn from each other!"

The team has hosted a very successful Composting Day, involving many different members of the community and has also been in contact with the Primary School Eco Team. Members usually meet at each others homes to discuss progress and a variety of topics over a fairtrade cup of tea and homemade cake (no wrappers, just egg shells to compost!)

They visited a local farm produce shop and have other visits planned. Sue Watkins reports: "We have discussed insulation,secondary glazing, how to save water and use what we do need more efficiently. My own target of changing to energy saving light bulbs is near completion and I know that because of our meetings one local business has chosen more energy efficient cars than before: we are making a difference!  We learn so much each time we meet - it's the detail that helps us make a difference. And of course, we have such fun and plenty of laughter."


If there is a Sustainable Community near you do go and join it.  Together we can make more of a difference!