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Fri 9th Mar - Fri 9th Mar
10:00am - 12:00pm
St John's Institute, Tideswell  [ Directions ]
We will be hosting a coffee morning in Tideswell for community and voluntary groups.
Local groups will have the chance to publicise the work that they do and network with each other.
We will also have a member of staff from local funder Foundation Derbyshire, giving a talk about the small grants available from Foundation.
Staff from Derbyshire Dales CVS will be on hand to answer any queries you may have about running a group.
If your group is based in, or near, Tideswell and you would like to book a table to share information about your group please contact Jonathan Simcock on 01629 812154.
The event is open to all so please feel free to share this information in Tideswell and surrounding area.
Derbyshire Dales District Council has adopted a new strategy setting out the supply and demand requirements for indoor sports facilities, playing pitches and open space.
Research gathered from more than a year’s worth of community consultation and facility assessments led to the creation of the Derbyshire Dales Built Sports Facilities, Playing Pitch and Open Spaces Strategy 2017.
The District Council was supported in the creation of the strategy by the Peak District National Park Authority, Sport England and a host of national governing bodies of sport, including the Football Association and the Rugby Football Union.
Councillor Jo Wild, Chairman of the District Council’s Community & Environment Committee, said: “To increase the number of people being physically active in the Dales it is essential we have the right amount and quality of sport and recreation facilities and open space to help make this happen.
“This strategy forms an important evidence base to use when organisations across the Derbyshire Dales are attempting to progress projects to create or improve these types of facilities or spaces. In particular, the evidence base can be referenced in external funding applications.
“It will also assist planning officers at the District Council and Peak District National Park Authority identify what needs exist across the district and how financial contributions towards sport, recreation and open space provision should be sought from housing developers.”
Chair of Planning for the Peak District National Park, Mr Paul Ancell, said: “We are pleased to support this coordinated strategy for built facilities, playing pitches and open space in the Derbyshire Dales area of the National Park. It will be of benefit to people living in the National Park and to local planners in identifying and prioritising future action for community facilities, both in terms of improving the quality of existing facilities and for creating new ones.
“Living in rural areas means that you sometimes have to look for different ways to achieve your goals and the strategy recognises that providing a range of community leisure opportunities in the Derbyshire Dales part of the National Park can be achieved through, for example, the innovative use of village halls and school facilities.”
Any organisation thinking of starting or working on a project that relates to the strategy can find more information and contact details online at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/sportplanning
Bakewell Town Council has prepared a ‘pre-submission draft’ Neighbourhood Plan for the Bakewell Neighbourhood Area and is seeking comments from people who live, work or carry on business in the Neighbourhood Area. The Plan sets out a vision for Bakewell Parish which reflects the views and feelings of local people and contains planning policies for the development boundary, environment and heritage, housing, community facilities, employment, transport and communications.
If you have any comments on the neighbourhood plan proposal, please respond by e-mail to townclerk@bakewelltowncouncil.gov.uk
Or in writing to: Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, Bakewell DE45 1BT
A copy of the draft plan is available to view at:
Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, Bakewell DE45 1BT
Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell DE45 1AE
Bakewell Library, Granby Road, Bakewell DE45 1ES
A printed copy of the plan can also be made available on request by emailing townclerk@bakewelltowncouncil.gov.uk or writing to Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, Bakewell DE45 1BT
All responses must be received no later than 5pm Monday 26th March 2018.
A Readycall Story
Readycall Macmillan provides befriending and practical support to people aged 60 and over in the Derbyshire Dales, who are vulnerable or isolated.  Jill and Nick (a befriender) tell us about their own experiences with the service. Jill contacted Readycall after seeing a poster locally, she says:
I am normally very active and enjoyed going out walking, then I had an illness which put me in hospital for several months.  My legs still aren’t very strong, which makes it difficult to go out on my own.  Having been born in 1926, I do need help with ‘technology’ and the internet – this is important to me as my children are all over the world and I like to keep in regular contact.
Readycall introduced me to Nick, who now visits every week.  He has enabled me to use my tablet and understand other bits of equipment.  Nick has also accompanied me on local bus trips, giving me more confidence using public transport.
I’ve had a great deal of help from a very patient man and someone who allows me to do things for myself when I want to.  It’s been nothing but positive!
From a Befriender’s perspective, it can be just as rewarding, as Nick says:
I saw an article in the Peak Advertiser and then picked up a leaflet locally.  Now that I’m retired, I do some part-time work and am involved in my local Patient Participation group, but have more time on my hands.  When I saw the information about Readycall, I felt I could be helpful to people that might need some assistance.  I had previously spent a lot of time with my ‘in-laws’, helping out with day to day things and so can appreciate what a difference it makes.
I help in whatever way that Jill requires.  I always listen to what Jill wants as I feel it’s important not to ‘take over’, just be ‘on hand’.
I enjoy it and look forward to my visits – it’s nice to feel helpful and it gives me the opportunity to talk and interact with someone.  If you’re considering volunteering with Readycall, I’d say ‘just give it a go’ if you enjoy being with people and have time to spare.
To find out more about using the Readycall service or volunteering, please contact 01629 693693, or sam@vcspd.org / www.facebook.com/ReadycallMacmillan
Rosalind Nicklin, Community Relations Manager at Richmond Village Aston on Trent, volunteers as a Dementia Friends Champion for the Alzheimer’s Society. Rosalind is offering local charities and groups a free one-hour Dementia Friends information session, for people to learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities. To find out more about holding a Dementia Friends information session for your organisation please contact Rosalind on 01332 794300.
Sport England’s Community Assets Fund – this fund provides grants of between £1,000 and £150,000. Grants over £50,000 will be for projects which address more substantial changes. Sport England is keen to see applicants seek match funding towards their projects. Currently, you can submit an application to this fund at any time.
Read more about the fund here
Please contact Active Derbyshire’s Funding Lead, Edwina Archer via edwina.archer@activederbyshire.org.uk if you have any sport and physical activity enquiry.
Jewson is reopening their fund to support community building causes. The Fund awards a Top Regional prize of £50,000 (split equally between labour and building materials costs) and multiple prizes ranging from £500 to £10,000 from a total pot of £250,000)
Local Trade Heroes (which seeks to celebrate construction workers who play a big role in their community) can also win £50,000 worth of building materials to enable them to complete worthy projects such as new sports club changing rooms, much-needed play area for children or a facelift for a community building that’s seen better days.
To participate, entrants must submit all the required details of their nominated community building project via the website below or via Jewson’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/jewsonUK) prior to the closing date which will be announced when the programme re-opens. Interested groups can register now to receive details of the scheme when it opens.
Registered charities, places of worship and state schools can apply for the Garfield Weston Foundation’s new one-off capital fund to benefit communities.
The Garfield Weston Foundation has reached its sixtieth year of grant-giving in the UK and has chosen to celebrate with a new one-off fund that offers grants of between £30,000 and £150,000 to registered charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations, places of worship and state schools.
The Fund is exclusively aimed at supporting capital costs. Groups in need of revenue funding should apply to the Foundation’s main grants programme. Funding is available for:
• New community facilities.
• Improvement of community facilities.
• Items that require a sizeable investment e.g. purchase of minibus.
• Improvements to outdoor spaces and facilities for sport and exercise or community use.
• New buildings or extensions to an existing building for community use eg new kitchen, meeting room or storage facility.
• Improvements to, or renovation or refurbishment of, an existing building such as installing a toilet and servery in a rural church for community use.
• New fixed playground equipment, climbing walls or multiuse games area in a public playing field.
• Purchase of large or expensive items if it is crucial to supporting local people eg minibus for elderly day care, equipment for a training room, community café fit out.
• Purchase of land or property with a minimum of a 25-year lease with a clear community benefit.
Total project costs must be above £30,000. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2018.
The South West Peak (SWP) Landscape Partnership’s Community Grant Scheme has already allocated over £50,000 to local groups in the area whose projects enhance, protect or celebrate the heritage and countryside of the South West Peak. Not-for-profit groups including schools, registered charities, churches, Parish Councils, social enterprises and local voluntary organisations are eligible to apply to the fund and can ask for capital and/or revenue costs for their project.
Projects that have already been funded include the repair of an 18th century Parochial Hall using traditional methods; arts activities using the area as inspiration; production costs of a book detailing the histories of a local graveyard; a walking map and repairs to a church roof.
The South West Peak Landscape Partnership was formed with the support of a £2.4m Heritage Lottery Fund Grant. One of the projects, the SWP Community Grant Scheme, has £300,000 to allocate as grants of up to 50% of total project costs, to a maximum of £10,000. Sally Bentley, SWP Community Grants Officer, said “The next deadline is 10th April, we want to encourage groups to talk to us about their projects as many may not realise that their projects meet our objectives – heritage is much more than old buildings, communities have heritage too”. If you would like to discuss your project or ideas please contact Sally Bentley or Ruth Wilson, on 01538 381356 or email sally.bentley@supportstaffordshire.org.u ... or ruth.wilson@supportstaffordshire.org.uk
The Tiny Teddies Community Creche was set up by local parents who understood the desperate need for the provision of a creche at the leisure centre in Ashbourne. It opened in April nearly three years ago, as a charity, and has been a lifeline to so many parents. That first group of children is now at school, and it’s time to look for some new parents who would like to be involved in running the creche behind the scenes. Being a trustee means that you work together to help keep the creche going. Meetings are four times a year, and you’ll gain experience of managing staff, statistics, running promotions and publicity and all sorts of skills useful in any business or charitable work. If you’d like to become a trustee for a year, please get in touch by email tinyteddiescc@gmail.com
The process of finding a private company to run the Leisure Centres ends in March. Derbyshire Dales District Council’s report is due in May and new management is expected to take-over after that. The creche has been guaranteed at least a year when it can run without change.
The charity is also looking to appoint a creche worker who can provide cover. If you know someone kind, with experience of working with children, please ask them to email tinyteddiescc@gmail.com without delay.
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