Author: Sarah Kitchener
It's Stoptober - the perfect time to quit smoking, get healthier and start saving money too. If you're ready to kick the habit then get in touch with Live Life Better Derbyshire and join a FREE stop smoking clinic.
Live Life Better Derbyshire offers dedicated support for when you're ready to quit smoking for good. Our friendly, knowledgeable advisors will take you through every step of your quitting... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 08:26 by Sarah Kitchener
Extra council funds for local groups
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If you're in a community group, your local councillor has extra funding available this year to help groups in their area.
Each county councillor usually has £3,860 as part of our Community Leadership Scheme, to give to local groups. But this year an additional £3,860 has been allocated bringing their total to £7,720.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 12:12 by Sarah Kitchener
We've had an update from the Licensing Department at Erewash:
The Licensing Authority has been advised by the applicant today that they are officially withdrawing the variation application for the Queens Head, Victoria Avenue, Ockbrook.
The Licensing Hearing scheduled for 11th October will therefore no longer be required and has been cancelled. The Premises Licence for the Queens Head remains unchanged.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:27 by Sarah Kitchener
As Police & Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, I have created a brand new dedicated funding stream aiming to cut down antisocial behaviour in response to feedback from local residents, parish and town councils and community groups.
My new Antisocial Behaviour (ASB) Prevention Grant scheme is worth a total of £100k, and is designed to help local groups and organisations, including parish and... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:53 by Sarah Kitchener
Derbyshire's support for Afghan people
We've all been moved by the scenes in Afghanistan of desperate people, who had been employed locally, fleeing the Taliban.
We, and district and borough councils in the county, stand ready to take part in the government's scheme to relocate Afghan nationals who have made it to the UK.
The scheme will be funded by the government, with councils being asked to provide... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 11:03 by Sarah Kitchener
FUNDING and GRANTS INFORMATION
Erewash Voluntary Action CVS – Erewash Small Grant Scheme
The Erewash Small Grant Scheme is funded by Derbyshire County Council Public Health, Derbyshire County Council Adult Care Services and Erewash Borough Council.
Community groups and organisations can apply for up to £1,500.
The Erewash Small Grant Scheme has three priority themes and applicants... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 10:19 by Sarah Kitchener
he Autumn Footprints Festival offers a great choice of 29 guided walks from 11th - 26th September 2021. Sixteen days of enjoyable walks and informative talks with something for everybody of all abilities.
Set in picturesque Derbyshire, the festival takes place in an area known for its natural beauty and superb scenery. Popular with both novice and experience walkers wanting to enjoy the beautiful colours... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 26 Aug 2021 10:04 by Sarah Kitchener
Beacon of Hope winners unveiled
We can now reveal the people and groups across the county who have been successfully nominated to receive a Derbyshire Beacon of Hope award.
Beacon of Hope Awards logo
More than 120 groups and individuals across the county, and dozens more in the city, are receiving one of the prestigious awards, launched earlier this year by Derbyshire's Lord Lieutenant Elizabeth Fothergill... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 22 Aug 2021 11:00 by Sarah Kitchener
Next-generation broadband on the way
Live in the countryside? You'll be glad to hear that more than 67,000 rural homes and businesses across Derbyshire are to get next-generation gigabit broadband as part of Government plans to level up internet access across the UK.
Homes and businesses in Derbyshire that currently have the slowest connections will be prioritised for the upgrade, helping boost broadband... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 10:26 by Sarah Kitchener
Are you or do you know a senior citizen living in Borrowash, Breaston, Draycott or Ockbrook?
Rotary Club of Church Wilne invite you to be their guest at their
AFTERNOON TEA DANCE
Saturday 4th September at Spondon Village Hall, Sitwell Street, Spondon DE21 7FG
This event is totally free
We can also arrange for you to be picked up, however please make your own way there if at all possible,
Please... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 03 Aug 2021 13:07 by Sarah Kitchener