Serving the people in the parish of Eckington

Author: Emma Smith

Dronfield resident fined hundreds for fly tipping

Dronfield resident fined hundreds for fly tipping

North East Derbyshire District Council issued a £400 fixed penalty notice to the resident after their waste was found fly tipped in Eckington. The resident paid the charge of £300 following payment within 10 days of the notice being issued.

Evidence was retrieved from the waste by a Council Enforcement Officer in December after it was reported by a vigilant member of the public.

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Posted: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 13:05 by Emma Smith

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New classes on at Eckington Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre.

New classes on at Eckington Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre.

Monday 9th January saw the launch of our new class timetable at Eckington.

Why not try Barbell Fitness on Wednesday's at 6pm-6.45pm with Suzanne- this is a full body workout containing resistance based exercises to strengthen and tone the whole body.

We also have a new Strength class with Alison on a Thursday between 5.30pm-6.00pm. This upper body session uses a mixture of equipment to target the top... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 12:03 by Emma Smith

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NEDDC awarded £2.58m to enhance North East Derbyshire

NEDDC awarded £2.58m to enhance North East Derbyshire

North East Derbyshire District Council has been awarded £2.5 million UK Shared Prosperity funding to spend on initiatives to improve the District's parks, play areas, shop fronts, tourism offer and business support amongst other improvements over the coming years.

The funding will be used to level up across North East Derbyshire (along with the wider UK initiative), addressing geographical inequalities... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 09:59 by Emma Smith

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Lower your boiler flow to save money

Lower your boiler flow to save money

We're supporting the Money Saving Boiler Challenge from Nesta, to get one million households to lower their boiler flow temperature. It's quick and easy to take part.

An average household could save around £112 per year. Find out more on the Money Saving Boiler Challenge website.

Posted: Sun, 08 Jan 2023 12:30 by Emma Smith

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Royal British Legion grant

Royal British Legion grant

If you or someone in your household is a veteran, you can apply for a grant to help pay your energy bills through the Royal British Legion.

The charity has launched a scheme to provide non-repayable emergency grants of up to £1,200 for veterans and their families across the UK.

The scheme is generally open to those who have served, or are serving, in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force,... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 07 Jan 2023 12:30 by Emma Smith

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Household support fund vouchers

Household support fund vouchers

Additional support for low income pensioners and adults receiving home care will be available from February 2023

Eligible households will be contacted to tell them that they can receive a one-off Household Support fund voucher worth around £60.

The vouchers will be available for:

  • pensioners (aged over 66) who are entitled to council tax support (means tested) with their council tax bill
  • adults who... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Jan 2023 17:30 by Emma Smith

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Free transport support to routine health apps

Free transport support to routine health apps

We want to make sure that routine health care is as easy to access as possible for Derbyshire residents.

That's why we're running a new scheme offering free transport to a variety of routine health appointments including vaccination appointments and some screening programmes.

The Grab a Cab project is running until 31 March 2023. The offer is open to all ages and is not means tested so you do not need... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Jan 2023 12:09 by Emma Smith

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Help with the cost of living

Help with the cost of living

Find out about the national cost of living support that is being provided here

Posted: Sun, 18 Dec 2022 17:30 by Emma Smith

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Supporting you to be more energy efficient

Supporting you to be more energy efficient

If you're a private homeowner in Derbyshire, then we want to hear from you.

We're running a public consultation to find out what support you need to help you make your home more energy efficient.

Take the survey online here

Posted: Sat, 17 Dec 2022 19:30 by Emma Smith

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Reduce your water bills

Reduce your water bills

If you're a Severn Trent customer and have an income below £18,278 then you can apply to the Big Difference Scheme for help to reduce your water bills.

Find out if you could get support with water bills

Yorkshire Water customers can find out how to get support here

Posted: Sat, 17 Dec 2022 17:30 by Emma Smith

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