Community News 2022 05

Community News 2022 05

Meet our Net Zero Heroes

Do you know a Net Zero Hero? There's still time to send us your nominations.

We're shining the spotlight on everyday people helping to cut carbon emissions in Derbyshire to make the UK and the wider world a greener place.

Take Darcie Cousins from Hognaston for example. When Darcie was unsuccessful in her search for a local refill shop she took matters into her own hands and set up her own mobile zero waste shop called Refills on the Road.

Read more about Darcie's story on Derbyshire County Councils website and if you know someone who deserves recognition for going one step greener for the planet nominate them on Derbyshire County Councils website.

Longest-serving school crossing patrol retires

Derbyshire's longest serving school crossing patrol Suzanne Wetton will hang up her yellow jacket and "lollipop" for good today after 43 years' service

Over the years the 75-year-old has helped thousands of pupils at Crich's infant and junior schools. Originally from Ripley, Suzanne started the job before her own children were old enough to even go to school.

Read more about Suzanne's story on the Derbvshire County Councils website and her memories from her work through the years. We're recruiting school crossing patrols across the county. Could you be one of them? to find out more please visit the DCC website.

Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee
We're sending a souvenir book to every school in Derbyshire to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee please go to the DCC website, and children at Charlesworth VC Primary School were the first to receive one of them, presented by our Civic Chairman (2021-22) Councillor Jean Wharmby, with Civic Consort and husband George Wharmby.

We'll also be joining more than 1,500 beacon-lighting ceremonies around the UK and Commonwealth on Thursday 2 June. Our beacon will be lit at Solomon's Temple at Grin Low in Buxton at 9.45pm. The area directly below the tower won't be accessible due to space and safety reasons, but you will be able to see it from the surrounding country park and from further afield. Please visit the DCC website for more information.

Help with hearing

If you're deaf or hard of hearing you can find out more about the support available in Derbyshire at a series of roadshows around the county.

Our hard of hearing service, run by Hearing Help UK, is touring Derbyshire over the next few weeks at a range of events and markets so why not drop in for a chat at venues including Long Eaton, Staveley, Ilkeston and Buxton. Find out more on the Hearing Help UK website.

The team carry out assessments and demonstrations of environmental hearing equipment and give information and advice. As well as their outreach events, Hearing Help supports peer groups and holds monthly social events to reduce isolation, please visit the Hearing Help UK website.

Referrals to the service can be made by anyone – self, family, carers, GPs and audiologists. Contact them on 01773 570976 or email

To find out more please visit the DCC website.

Helping you to get on your bike

Whether you're looking to become more active or reduce your reliance on your car and save on fuel costs, we can help you find your pedal power.

We're putting measures in place to encourage more people to take up cycling to help cut carbon emissions and encourage healthy lifestyles. Visit DCC website for more information.

We're hiring
Are you looking for a new challenge?

We have more than 400 jobs available across the council in a range of areas including finance, catering, social work, policy and research, management and more.

Check out the jobs section of DCC's website for information about our current vacancies, applying for our jobs, what it's like to work with us and the different services we provide.

You can also follow our dedicated careers Facebook and LinkedIn pages for the latest jobs and careers news.

Posted: Mon, 30 May 2022 15:43 by Sarah Kitchener

Tags: Community