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The Commissioners Vulnerability Fund

The Commissioners Vulnerability Fund

The Commissioner's Vulnerability Fund which has been setup to improve the lives and safety of vulnerable people and their families across Derbyshire has reopened for new applications after it was inundated with pleas for help.

Through the first round, almost £342k has been awarded to charities and community groups to protect vulnerable individuals and their dependents from crime, victimisation... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 11:17 by Roz Bullimore

Tags: Community

Creative Projects for the Community

Creative Projects for the Community

Live & Local - Livingroom

During these challenging times when it is difficult for communities to stay connected, it has been inspiring to see how many communities have pulled together to support those in need. Parish Councils, Town Councils, Parish Meetings, and other community groups across Derbyshire have been a key part of this. As uncertainty continues with continuing restrictions, Live &... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 12:40 by Roz Bullimore

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Support For Survivors of Sexual Assault

Support For Survivors of Sexual Assault

Over the past week we have reported on a number of court cases involving sexual abuse and sexual assault.

If you are a survivor of a similar crime then there is help and support, whether it is something that has happened recently or in the past - there is support for you.

You are not alone, and help is there. If you're not ready to talk to the police just yet, that's OK.

On our website we have a list... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 10:48 by Roz Bullimore

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Writing and poetry competition

Derbyshire Libraries are seeking writers and poets to enter their competition

Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 15:21 by Roz Bullimore

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Community Pantry.

Community Pantry.

February half term Holiday Club Hamper for families who need extra support during these difficult times.

Collect from Eckington Civic Centre, Market Street, Eckington

To book a slot email: Jessica.Popplewell-Barker@rykneldhomes.org.uk or Telephone 07968 623641

Sponsored by: Fareshare, Rykneld Homes, Eckington Town Team, Eckington Development Company, G W Price Ltd and Eckington Parish Council.

Posted: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 15:34 by Roz Bullimore

Tags: Community

Community Action Grant funding scheme extended

North East Derbyshire District Council has launched the next round of its Community Action Grants Scheme with funding of up to £500 available to community groups in the District for projects that support residents to tackle local issues in the area.

The funding is available to formally constituted groups and non-constituted groups who are sponsored by an organisation who will act on their behalf,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 12:50 by Roz Bullimore

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Domestic Abuse Concerns and Issues?

Domestic Abuse Concerns and Issues?

Derbyshire Police are hosting a live question and answer session on domestic abuse later this week.

Specialist officers from their domestic abuse unit and their partners from the Elm Foundation will be online on Thursday 28 January to talk to anyone with concerns about the issue.

You can find out what is considered to be Domestic Abuse, and what support is available or ways to report, whatever your question,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 11:43 by Roz Bullimore

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Party of 16 Handed Fines At Gathering In Eckington

Party of 16 Handed Fines At Gathering In Eckington

Police Officers are urging people to stay home after they broke up a party in Eckington – handing out 16 fines to people breaching lockdown rules.

The gathering on Saturday 16 January, saw more than a dozen people packed into the property in clear breach of the current rules.

The group, made up of men and women in their late teens and early twenties, were all hit with £200 fines and ordered... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 11:36 by Roz Bullimore

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Support for residents and businesses affected by flooding

Support for residents and businesses affected by flooding

Residents directly affected by flooding can access financial help of up to £104 via a fast track application process.

Businesses of 50 employees or less whose premises were flooded will be eligible to apply for a one-off payment of £500.

To apply for the residents' fund only, people should call Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.

Posted: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 13:38 by Roz Bullimore

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Chance to win your Council Tax paid for a month with North East Derbyshire Chair’s photo competition

Chance to win your Council Tax paid for a month with North East Derbyshire Chair’s photo competition

North East Derbyshire District Council Chair, Cllr Antcliff, has launched an online photo competition to help raise funds for her chosen charities, with the winner having their council tax paid for a month.

The Council Chair is raising cash for her two chosen charities - Alzheimer's Research UK and the National Deaf Children's Society.

Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council, Councillor Pat Antcliff... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:57 by Roz Bullimore

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