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A fabulous afternoon organised by Memory Lane in Darley Dale with the Gatepost Theatre Company providing the entertainment. The back of the St Helen’s Church was full as well as some of the front – there were around 40 people enjoying the afternoon.
The cast was in fine voice and had the chance to promote the next show in Derby:  Made in Dagenham. Some of the Memory Lane group now want to go to the Matinée of this performance in February – set in the 60’s this story fits right into the age range for reminiscence.
  Gatepost Theatre perform in Darley Dale
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking Derbyshire communities to follow its 12 top Christmas ‘Elf and Safety’ tips to help ensure everyone enjoys a safe and happy festive season.
  •  Check your indoor and outdoor Christmas lights conform to British Safety Standards.
  •  Check the battery in your smoke alarms every week. Only working smoke alarms can save lives.
  •  Decorations can burn easily.  Keep them away from heaters and lights.
  •  Make sure you, your family and any visitors know what to do in an emergency and know your escape plan/route.
  •  Never overload your electrical sockets.
  •  Most fires start in the kitchen. Never leave cooking unattended.  The risk of accidents in the kitchen is greater after alcohol is consumed.
  •  If you have an open fire, use a fire guard and do not store fuel next to the fire.
  •  Take the time to check on elderly relatives and neighbours this Christmas. Check their smoke alarms as well as their general health and wellbeing.
  •  Make sure cigarettes are completely extinguished before going to bed and never let ashtrays overflow.
  •  Never place candles near your Christmas tree or furnishings. Battery powered candles are much safer.
  •  Always switch Christmas lights off and unplug them before bed.
  •  If planning to celebrate with fireworks – always follow the fireworks code.

Derbyshire residents are being asked how they would save £32 million from Derbyshire County Council’s budget next year as the authority faces government cuts for the eighth year in a row. A six-week consultation has now been launched and people are being encouraged to take part by using a specially-designed online budget calculator and consider the same tough decisions currently being faced by the county council in setting its budget for the coming financial year.


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Derbyshire Dales District Council is consulting with stall holders, residents and local businesses for their views on the proposed temporary closure of its Ashbourne Thursday Market. In recent weeks stall occupation at the market, which currently operates in the town’s historic market-place, has been as low as zero.
The District Council announced earlier this year that it intends to move the Thursday market to a new trial location – Civic Square – which will be levelled in preparation to accommodate stalls. A District Council spokesperson said: “The trial is scheduled to happen in April next year and we believe it makes sense to temporarily close the Thursday market until then. It’s no secret that the turnout at Ashbourne’s Thursday markets has been disappointing for some time now – that’s why we’re consulting about the temporary closure proposal. We hope to find support for the move of the Thursday market to Civic Square, where there is more footfall. The aim is to bring the market back to life and we want as many people as possible to tell us their views as part of the consultation.”
A short survey is available to complete online at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/marketsurvey
As part of the consultation, people are also being asked to suggest ways that might encourage new stall holders to the Thursday market.
For further details about the consultation or to register an interest to trade at Ashbourne Market please email markets@derbyshiredales.gov.uk
Foundation Derbyshire – New Youth Social Action Fund – Now Open.  Grants of up to £5K are available to projects which engage more young people in volunteering opportunities. These volunteer activities should get young people (10 to 20 years – up to 25 years for disabled young people) more involved in and understanding their local communities and ultimately make their communities better places to live.  The closing date for the first round is Friday 3rd Feb 2017.
Tue 24th Jan - Tue 24th Jan
11:30am - 3:30pm
Agricultural Business Centre  [ Directions ]
If you would like advice on funding for your SportsClub you can book a half-hour one-to-one advice session with Edwina Archer from Derbyshire Sport.
Sport England has a number of new funds for 2017 including Tackling Inactivity; Funding for Volunteering and the Community Asset Fund.
Sessions are free to all participants but priority is to Dales based groups as Edwina is running sessions in other parts of the county.
Woodland Trust – Deadline 6th January 2017
If you are a school or community group in the UK who want to make a difference to your local environment, you could be eligible for free tree packs.
Their tree packs for schools and communities offer the perfect opportunity to bring people together to plant trees – encouraging local wildlife, protecting our landscape against tree disease and creating beautiful wooded areas that people can enjoy for years to come.
Just a reminder that the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund will support organisations or specific projects that aim to develop or strengthen communities and/or people’s health and well-being. We are also interested in supporting less popular causes and work that supports disadvantaged and marginalised sections of the community.
The grants-scheme also includes money from North Derbyshire CCG and Derbyshire County Council Public Health and therefore we welcome applications from community groups doing something that has a health and well-being benefit.
There are quarterly rounds for applications with the next closing date being Friday 3rd February 2017.
Please contact Sarah Paisley or Jonathan Simcock at DDCVS for an application form. Tel 01629 812154 or email enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk
The form can also be downloaded from our website by going to http://www.ddcvs.org.uk/projects
Big Lottery Fund has recently launched the #iwill Fund which aims to transform the culture of community engagement and social action amongst 10 – 20-year-olds.  Funding is available for regional and national organisations that develop opportunities for young people to participate in social action.
The first three match-funders have been announced that will distribute the funds from a central investment pot created by the Government and Big Lottery Fund. To find out more about applying check out the organisations below.
  •  Pears Foundation will be supporting activity within education, health and social care as well as scaling and supporting successful models to grow or sustain.
  •  UK Community Foundations will create small grants for local social action opportunities through their network of 43 Community Foundations across England.
  •  Comic Relief will develop opportunities for young people from areas and backgrounds currently least likely to participate; working in co-production with young people over the next few months to design the initiative to launch in Spring 2017.
Mon 6th Mar - Mon 6th Mar
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Imperial Rooms, Matlock  [ Directions ]
If you would like advice on funding for your sports clubs you could book a half-hour one-to-one advice session with Edwina Archer of Derbyshire Sport.
Sport England has a number of new funds for 2017 including Tackling Inactivity; Funding for Volunteering and the Community Asset Fund which Edwina will be able to explain to you.
Sessions are free to all participants – priority to Derbyshire Dales based groups as Edwina is running sessions in other parts of the county.
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