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The Bakewell Gardening Association received a grant from the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund towards repairs to the boundary, communal hut roof and communal paths as well as a contribution towards pruning a large ash tree: all within the Monyash Road Allotments.
The role of the Bakewell Gardening Association is to re-establish a more self-supporting garden community in Bakewell. As the grant had supported work at the allotments on Monyash Road in Bakewell we were invited to one of their open days in June this year.
It was a glorious afternoon and we enjoyed looking around the allotments and admiring the different and creative approaches of individuals and even had a slice of pizza from the newly built pizza oven.
If you are interested in finding out more about the groups please let us know and we can put you in touch with them.
Also, the next deadline for applying to the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund is 10th August. As usual, small grants are available to community groups looking to do something of benefit to Dales communities.
You can find out more on our website under the Projects tab or just call us for an application form and guidelines. Tel 01629 812154.
  Funding Success for Bakewell Allotments!
Have you a small scale project that will enhance the culture and heritage assets in your area?  Capital grants are available in the rural areas of Derbyshire Dales, High Peak and Staffordshire Moorlands to assist in enhancing the visitor economy and benefitting the local community.  Funding from £2,500 is available for organisations to enhance their local area with small scale investments, closing date for applications 30 September 2018.
Expressions of Interest forms and further information are available from  https://www.derbyshireeconomicpartnershi ... or contact Amanda Brown to discuss your idea:  Amanda.Brown2@derbyshire.gov.uk
Derbyshire Dales District Council has agreed to consult on two preferred options that would provide a fund to support better quality jobs and business growth.  Each option would see a limited number of larger charitable / not for profit organisations contributing an amount towards their National Non-Domestic Rates liability, but in no case would an organisation be required to pay their whole bill.
Please note that in each option, scout and guide groups, Women’s Institutes, playgroups, churches, village halls and community venues providing a similar function would remain fully subsidised from having to pay any of their business rates bill: these smaller organisations would NOT be asked to contribute.
The approach would instead be to cap the maximum amount of rate relief given for any one property in a year.  This would affect a limited number of larger organisations.
  •  Option A – the maximum amount of discretionary relief would be capped at £5,000 pa.  (This would affect 5 larger organisations, which would pay between £7,000 and £23,600)
  •  Option B – the maximum amount of discretionary relief would be capped at £10,000 pa.  (This would affect 5 larger organisations, which would pay between £2,000 and £18,600)
The District Council is keen for as many organisations as possible to respond, INCLUDING THOSE UNAFFECTED IN ORDER TO ASCERTAIN IF THEY ARE SATISFIED WITH THIS POSITION, and to assess whether or not the principle of affecting only the larger organisations would be reasonable.  The opinion of the wider business and voluntary community is important to us.
The link to the consultation webpage is:  www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/rates2018
The Online Survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GL9H7WF
The consultation will close on 29 July 2018.
Tue 10th Jul - Tue 10th Jul
10:00am - 12:00pm
St Oswald's Church Hall Ashbourne  [ Directions ]
You are invited to attend the Southern Derbyshire Health & Social Care Forum meeting in Ashbourne. The Agenda includes: –
  •  Joined Up Care Derbyshire – An update from Jenny Goodwin, Head of Communications and Engagement, JUCD
  •  Adult Social Care in Derbyshire – An update from Joy Hollister, Strategic Director for Adult Care (TBC)
  •  Derbyshire County Council Training – How training is accessed and delivered within Adult Social Care, Charlie Lynn, Adult Care Learning and Development Team
Please book your place by emailing Richard Murrell at South Derbyshire CVS – richm@sdcvs.org.uk or call 01283 219761
Fri 6th Jul - Fri 6th Jul
10:00am - 12:00pm
Elim Church / Waterside Centre  [ Directions ]
‘Who Cares? Adult Care!’
As we are all aware lots of changes are taking place, none more so than within Adult Care provision. With this in mind, Ashbourne 50+ Forum has invited Joy Hollister, Strategic Director of Adult Care, Derbyshire County Council and Cllr Jean Wharmby, Cabinet Member for Adult Care to come along and provide an update on the current situation at Derbyshire County Council and how/where your council tax increase, supposedly towards adult care, is being spent.
The second speaker will be Camille Pace, Senior Practitioner, Direct Payments Social Work Team who will be giving advice on personal budgets, who can apply, how they are calculated and how best they can work for you and your family.
Refreshments will be provided at the small cost of £1 and parking is plentiful and free. As usual free transport is available if you are unable to get to the venue by other means; please contact Jo Marples on 01629-532466 by Friday 29th June.
Wed 11th Jul - Wed 11th Jul
6:30pm - 9:00pm
St Thomas' Church, Chesterfield  [ Directions ]
Our health and social care services locally, and nationally, are facing financial pressures and many hospitals and other organisations across the country are struggling to balance their books.
The financial challenge is therefore significant and despite saving millions of pounds over the last three years across health and social care Derbyshire still has a financial gap and it must be addressed.
The local health and social care system is running a series of workshops. These will take place across Derbyshire during July and you will be able to:
  •  Hear more detail about the financial challenge – and what we are doing about it
  •  Take part in a workshop that will test out the values we should be using when making difficult decisions about funding
  •  Find out further ways in which you can get involved and help us meet the challenge
Sessions will be held in each of the localities at various times during the day to aim to allow everyone to attend who wishes to. The session will be led by a CCG Executive and local clinicians.
The session detailed here is in Chesterfield but there are other dates and time confirmed in other locations including Buxton, Derby, Swadlincote and Long Eaton. For more information please email sderccg.communications@nhs.net
The Charity Commission has granted charity status to a local community led housing organisation, the Wirksworth Transition Community Land Trust (WTCLT). It was started by the Wirksworth Transition Energy Group to provide energy efficient low cost rented housing for residents of Wirksworth and Middleton.
In July 2016 a public meeting was held to gauge community support. The group heard concerns about local young people being out-priced and unable to continue to live in the same town as their families.  As a result, a steering group was formed to set up the Community Land Trust as a charity.
Dave Brown, chair of the steering group, said: “We are really excited to have achieved charitable status – now the work can begin to identify land sites. Not only will the homes be genuinely affordable to rent but will have very low running costs because we are going to build to Passivhaus Standards which require very little heating. We are already in discussion with other CLTs, architects & specialist contractors. This is also an opportunity to do something which can inspire other communities.”
The next step will be to hold a public meeting in the near future to explain the project and to recruit members (only £1 one-off fee) who will elect a Board of Trustees, enabling the project to remain accountable to the local community.
For more information visit www.WirksworthTCLT.org or find the group on Facebook or Twitter for the latest news. Contact: Dave Brown 01629 826788.
Derbyshire Dales District Council has given the Ashbourne Sports and Community Partnership the commitment of a long-term lease and a £70,000 cash injection to help transform the Pavilion complex on the town’s Recreation Ground. Councillors are supporting this exciting community project that will see the replacement of three existing aged pavilions with a new modern ‘Pavilion in the Park’, which it is planned to become a sport and community hub in the town.
The decision is a massive boost for the Ashbourne Sport and Community Partnership (ASCP), a group of committed local individuals and organisations who are working together to achieve a sustainable future for pavilion facilities on the Recreation Ground. The new complex will also include a public toilet facility.
This fantastic news comes just weeks after ASCP’s plans for the new Pavilion in the Park were granted full planning permission by the District Council.
The District Council, which owns and maintains the Recreation Ground, has specified that its £70,000 contribution – from existing capital resources – is provided as match funding towards the redevelopment scheme which would provide a new home for sports including football, cricket, bowls and rugby, along with a huge range of community events and meetings.
The other two pavilions – the ‘Two Team’ wooden pavilion and the bowls pavilion – would be demolished on completion of the project.
The ASCP, which has secured financial commitments from local organisations such as Ashbourne Town Council, Ashbourne Rotary and Derbyshire Dales Council for Voluntary Service as well as a national social investment agency, is now aiming to win further capital funding from national and regional organisations to deliver the project over the next two years.
Chairman John Lake said: “All the partners in the Sports & Community Partnership have worked extremely hard in developing an exciting design for the new Pavilion in the Park which will provide an iconic building worthy of the beautiful setting of the Recreation Ground.
“I would also like to thank the Ashbourne community for its support in getting behind the project with generous financial support through donations made through the ‘sponsor a brick campaign’ and also moral support which drives the Partnership on towards delivering this important project for the town.”
Have you had your say on proposals to change the way Derbyshire libraries are run? Derbyshire County Council wants your view and comments on the proposal outlined in the draft Public Library Service Strategy ‘Libraries for Derbyshire’.
Carers Federation is a City and Guilds Approved Training Centre
investing in new technologies to improve and increase their training portfolio and make learning much more flexible and manageable for the learner.
The new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is due to go live in August 2018.
It’s an interactive online learning tool which allows Carers Federation to deliver flexible learning options from full online learning activities to a mix of online and classroom-based activities.
The organisation is currently working on the following online programmes which will be available for purchase in August 2018:
 City and Guilds Level 2 in Independent Advocacy Unit 201
 Introduction to Mentoring
 Carers Standard – Quality Standards in Carers Support
For further enquiries please email: elearning@carersfederation.co.uk
or call Paul Ritchie, Service Development Manager on 07720084304
Or visit the website: www.carersfederation.co.uk
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