Serving the people in the parish of Eckington

Author: Emma Smith

Look out for free food vouchers

Look out for free food vouchers

Households that qualify will automatically receive a one-off food voucher worth around £40 for each eligible child or young person in January 2023.

The vouchers are available for:

  • children who receive benefit related free school meals
  • children in an early years setting (nurseries and pre-schools) who receive free childcare for 2 year-olds or the early years pupil premium for 3 and 4-year-olds
  • care... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 19:30 by Emma Smith

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Cutting food waste and saving £s at Christmas

Cutting food waste and saving £s at Christmas

Christmas can be a time of excess which can be bad news for the environment as well as your wallet.

But there are things you can do to reduce some of the costs and the amount of waste you produce.

From low-energy Christmas lights to reusable napkins and crackers for the table, choosing the perfect present from new or nearly new charity shop goods and how to be savvy with your festive food shopping, we've... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 17:30 by Emma Smith

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NEDDC Leaders Briefing - December 2022

NEDDC Leaders Briefing - December 2022

For the video please use the link - https://youtu.be/1PVF4SYOzsk

Welcome to my latest, and last, Leader's Briefing of the year!

It's December now, so we are all very much on the countdown to Christmas.

I hope you are all looking forward to spending a bit of time with your family and opening a few presents.

Christmas, we know, is a really hard time for some of our families – and even more so at the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2022 13:32 by Emma Smith

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St Matthews Church Room - Activities

St Matthews Church Room - Activities

Crafting, memories, film shows, make do and mend, sounds of the 60's... just a few of the activities

At St Matthews Church Room, Main Road, Renishaw S21 3UT

Every two weeks from 13th September 2022 until 18th July 2023 11.30am - 1pm

Activities are FREE of charge with refreshments provided

Each session runs from 11.30am until 1pm with the support of Rykneld Homes, craft experts and local historians.
All... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Dec 2022 11:30 by Emma Smith

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Eckington Community Pantry - Christmas Holiday Hampers

Eckington Community Pantry - Christmas Holiday Hampers

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY FREE HAMPERS FOR CHILDREN

Eckington Community Pantry has secured funding from the Holiday and Activity Food Programme and are able to offer free family hampers and activity packs for school aged children (4-16) who are eligible for free school meals.

We know that other families are struggling and have some funding for children who do not receive free school dinners but whose families... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Dec 2022 11:25 by Emma Smith

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Eckington Parish Warm Bank

Eckington Parish Warm Bank

Eckington Warm Bank at Civic Centre

Donate: Electric Blankets, Quilts, Draft Excluders, Radiator Reflectors, Timer plugs and LED bulbs.

If you or someone you know if struggling to stay warm, please call us on 01246 914119 or email the Parish Clerk clerk@eckington-pc.gov.uk

Or contact North East Derbyshire District Council for more information and help www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk/cost-of-living

Posted: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 14:01 by Emma Smith

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Support for the cost of living in Derbyshire

Support for the cost of living in Derbyshire

To approve the award of £0.100m from the Contain Outbreak Management Fund to support VCS organisations looking to provide warm spaces through the Council's corporate grants framework, ringfenced awards for small grants for up to £1,000 each.

Decision - Support for the cost of living in Derbyshire through warm spaces grant funding (2) - Derbyshire County Council

Posted: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 13:36 by Emma Smith

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Road Closure - Ash Crescent

Road Closure - Ash Crescent

Derbyshire County Council will be closing Ash Crescent to facilitate carriageway resurfacing works on

30 January 2023 (9am) to 7 February 2023 (4pm)

For any queries please email david.nicholson@derbyshire.gov.uk

Posted: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 10:50 by Emma Smith

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Derbyshire County Council - Warm Spaces

Two of our buildings are open as warm spaces - Derbyshire Record Office in New Street, Matlock and Buxton Museum and Art Gallery in Terrace Road.

All of our libraries are warm and welcoming places too. You don't need to be a member to call in to get warm and have a chat - why not make use of the facilities while you're there?

We're also offering grants to organisations to set up warm spaces to support... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 10:42 by Emma Smith

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Derbyshire County Council - Healthy Start Scheme

Derbyshire County Council - Healthy Start Scheme

If you're more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under the age of four, then you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk through the NHS Healthy Start scheme.

If you're eligible, you'll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops.

Find out more at www.healthystart.nhs.uk

Posted: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 10:41 by Emma Smith

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