Community News 2022 10

Community News 2022 10

Jubilee coppice created
Six trees from the iconic 'Tree of Trees' gifted to Derbyshire by the Queen's Green Canopy and dedicated to organisations and schools across the county have been planted at Shipley Country Park to create a coppice in memory of Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

A ceremony was held on Tuesday at our Shipley Country Park. The six trees, along with a seventh courtesy of His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, were planted to create The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Coppice, Derbyshire.

The 'Tree of Trees' stood in front of Buckingham Palace at the height of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London in June and was seen on TV by more than one billion people worldwide.

The Queen's Green Canopy is a nationwide tree-planting initiative launched by Her Majesty to mark her Platinum Jubilee.

His Majesty's Vice-Lord Lieutenant Colonel John Wilson OBE DL, Chief Executive of The Queen's Green Canopy Colonel Dan Rex MVO, Queen's Green Canopy Derbyshire lead Brell Ewart DL and our Council Leader Cllr Barry Lewis attended the ceremony, and are pictured here with all attendees including representatives of tree recipients by the newly unveiled information board. To find out more please visit the Derbyshire County Council website.

Cost of living support
With ongoing pressures due to the rising cost of living, we're providing more than £780,000 to support people who need help.

It's part of a package of financial support we're giving to projects and organisations across the county that support vulnerable people with practical help, advice and information.

And it comes as we announce a new £50,000 fund to support warm spaces in community venues for residents and their families who are struggling to heat their homes.

The grants will launch shortly and details of how to apply will then be on our website.

We're also giving £100,000 to Marches Energy Advice which, working alongside foodbanks, supports people in crisis with emergency heating measures.

Other projects receiving support from the council up to 31 March 2023 are:

*£100,000 to Foundation Derbyshire to support the work of foodbanks plus £67,000 to support the work of Citizens' Advice in providing wrap-around support to people using them
*£42,000 to Derbyshire Law Centre to support its work with people in secure housing
*£22,000 to Derby Law Centre to support people facing eviction
*£54,000 to support the Winter Rough Sleeping project co-ordinated by the Derbyshire Homeless Officers Group
*£20,000 to Rural Action Derbyshire for its Rural Hardship Fund.

To find out more please visit the Derbyshire County Council website.

Have your say
We'd like your views about the council services you use, in our annual Your Council Your Voice survey.

We'd like to know what you think about the services we provide, including on how we should spend our budget.

We're asking you to list your top and bottom three priorities from a list of council services, with an opportunity to give additional information about why you've ranked services as high or low priority.

We also want your ideas for saving money and raising additional revenue.

The survey runs until Sunday 13 November 2022.

You'll get the opportunity to enter a prize draw with one person winning £100 of shopping vouchers.

To find out more please visit the Derbyshire County Council website.

Important news if you keep birds
An Avian influenza Prevention Zone has been declared across the whole country, making it a legal requirement if you keep birds to follow strict biosecurity measures.

The prevention zone means:

*free range birds must be kept within fenced areas, and that ponds, watercourses and permanent standing water must be fenced off
*footwear must be clean and disinfected
*movement in and out of bird enclosures must be minimised
*ducks and geese must be separate from other poultry
*keepers must ensure the areas where birds are kept are unattractive to wild birds, for example by netting ponds, and by removing wild bird food sources
*birds should be fed and watered in enclosed areas to discourage wild birds.
*You can report suspicions of disease to the Animal and Plant Health Agency on 03000 200 301.

To find out more please visit the Derbyshire County Council website.

Markham memorial complete
A tribute to miners who died in three disasters at a Derbyshire colliery has been completed 10 years after we commissioned it.

The final 13 life-size steel figures have been unveiled as part of the Walking Together Mining Memorial, taking the total number of statues to commemorate those tragically killed at Markham Colliery to 106 – one for each man who died in the disasters.

Originally commissioned in 2012, the figures form a trail which stretches between the village of Duckmanton, near Chesterfield, to Markham Vale, close to where the former pithead of Markham Colliery once stood.

The trail symbolises a miner's journey to the pit and back home again and each figure carries a tag with the name of one of the miners, along with their age and job role.

To find out more please visit the Derbyshire County Council website.

Free webinar on cybercrime
Would you like to learn more about cybercrime, fraud and scams?

Derbyshire Police Cyber Crime Unit is running a FREE webinar on Wednesday 26 October on how you can protect yourself and your accounts online.

Everyone is welcome to take part in the free online session. It's for anyone who uses the internet and email.

It'll include:

*password guidance and account security
*using social media safely
*phishing emails and texts
*keeping young people safe online
*safe online shopping and secure online banking.

Book your free place

What do you think about crime and community safety where you live?

Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is asking people to take part in her annual survey on crime and community safety.

PCC Angelique Foster works with the chief constable to allocate resources and improve front-line policing.

This is an opportunity for the PCC to hear directly from the public about the policing issues that are of concern to them. Complete the questions to make sure your voice is heard.

Take part here:

Still time to grab Shine a Light tickets

Tickets are selling fast for our Shine A Light spectacular which opens at Cromford Mills tomorrow evening (Thursday 27 October).

The stunning display of light and sound looks set to be a hit for the second year running set against the historic backdrop of Sir Richard Arkwright's mill tomorrow and Friday.

And further chapters each with their own unique story will unfold, projected on to other iconic buildings in Derbyshire at:

*Elvaston Castle – 19 and 20 November 2022
*Barrow Hill Roundhouse – 8 and 9 December 2022
*Hardwick Hall – 17 and 18 February 2023

Tickets cost £9 for adults and £6 per child (aged 4 to 16 inclusive, free for 3 and under).

For more information and to book visit

Posted: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 12:15 by Sarah Kitchener

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