Group notches up 500 members

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Supporters of Transition Belper have tipped the 500 mark, after mayor Deborah Biss pledged her support.

The group, which was started in December 2009 with just five members ,explores ways in which Belper can be more sustainable.

During the eco-festival event at the weekend the group asked for opinions on ways in which the Meadows Edge site where Tesco had planned to build a store could be developed.

Ian Jackson, from Transition, said: “We now have a unique opportunity to shape the future of the town .”