Community News 2023 05 11

Free careers support from Derbyshire County Council experts

Are you a Derbyshire resident looking for support to get a new job or improve your career prospects? Help is available to in a series of free, online workshops from Derbyshire County Council's careers team. You must be aged 19 or over but 18-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training can also apply. The one and a half hour workshops, delivered via Microsoft Teams, will run from May to December 2023 giving information and advice on the following:

*Applying to the Civil Service
*Employment Support for those over 50
*Interview Skills
*Writing CVs and Job Applications that really work
*Identifying your Transferable Skills
*Applying for Derbyshire County Council vacancies

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

Matlock markets

If you love buying fresh produce you'll be spoilt for choice in Matlock as two markets are being held on the same day later this month.

Derbyshire County Council is holding its first Producers' Market at County Hall on Wednesday 24 May between 10am-2pm, and this coincides with the town's regular Wednesday market down the hill at Hall Leys Park.

People in search of fresh produce and handmade goods are being encouraged to come to Matlock and visit both markets and fill their baskets full of the best the county has to offer as well as meeting the producers themselves.

There's also still time for farmers and producers to register for a free stall at the event at County Hall, and anyone who is interested should email by Monday 15 May.

The County Hall event is being held on the same day as the council's annual general meeting, so County Hall will be extremely busy and full of potential customers for producers to sell to.

Visitors to the Producers' Market will be able to park for free in the council's main car park off Bank Road, and entry to the event is free.

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

Have your say
You're invited to have your say on proposals for a new political map for Derbyshire County Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is looking to redraw the electoral division map following the growth in population in some areas which means some divisions have a higher number of people living in them.

Currently the county council has 64 councillors representing 61 divisions – as three divisions have two councillors.

The Commission agrees the number of councillors should remain the same – at 64 – and they're now consulting on how it could work so that each division has only one councillor representing it.

A 10-week consultation has been launched to find out what residents and organisations think about their local communities and runs until 17 July 2023.

To find out more, please visit the Local Government Boundary Commission website.

Posted: Mon, 15 May 2023 11:05 by Sarah Kitchener

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