A community owned society

Whistlewood Common Limited is a Registered Society under the Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014

(formerly an Industrial Provident Society (for the benefit of the community) under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965)

A copy of the Rules of the Society are available here:  Whistlewood-Common-Limited-Rules

The Society operates on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of the community.

The Society is registered with the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority).

Why not donate to Whistlewood to help us with our fantastic projects?

Society number: 32111R  Registered Address: St Brides Farmhouse, Stanton Hill, Stanton by Bridge, Derbyshire, DE73 7NF

Members are drawn from shareholders investing in the society – shares cost £1 and the minimum share purchase is £50.  Each member has one vote, regardless of the number of shares they hold.

Whistlewood Common Limited was initiated by Melbourne Area Transition, a community group looking at practical ways to make the area more resilient in the face of peak oil, climate change and economic uncertainty.

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The Whistlewood Common logotype and symbol are assets specially drawn for, owned and used by Whistlewood Common Limited and those to whom it assigns such usage. Unauthorised use in any form or media is not permitted and may result in enforcement action being taken.

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Whistlewood is a community-owned social enterprise with ten acres of land in Melbourne, Derbyshire, where we are creating a new type of community woodland.

2 days ago

Whistlewood Common
Well done to Victoria for winning first prize of a hamper at our recent raffle and Anne for winning the second prize of Rudolph, the Wooden Reindeer. Thank you to our multitalented members for donating the contents; amazing skills abound. See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Whistlewood Common
Well done to Victoria who has won first prize in our seasonal raffle, a hamper of edible and willow goodies, and to Anne who has won second prize, Rudolph the Red Nosed Wooden Reindoor. All of the prizes have been made by our talented members. See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Whistlewood Common
Thanks everyone for supporting our Winter fundraising events we made over £550 from Christmas stall in Melbourne and Christmas decorations event. Well done Victoria and Anne who were winners of our raffle. See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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Thanks lovely helpers – what a great night at the Melbourne Christmas Lights Switch on. The hot mulled apple juice warmed people up. We’ll draw our raffle after our wreath/ natural Christmas decoration event this afternoon. See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Whistlewood Common
We have volunteering tomorrow Saturday 3rd. 1pm start for general volunteering. 2pm for Youth volunteers. If you’re collecting free trees were half way down the track to Melbourne animal farm off The Common. We have our Christmas crafts event too. Check out our events page. See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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See you all this evening at the Melbourne Christmas lights switch on. We have a fabulous Whistlewood hamper to raffle and hot spiced apple juice! We’ll be near forteys. See MoreSee Less
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