Serving the people in the parish of Eckington

Author: Emma Smith

Council set to revamp local play areas in North East Derbyshire

Council set to revamp local play areas in North East Derbyshire

North East Derbyshire District Council is continuing its commitment to invest in local communities by refurbishing two more play areas in the district at Killamarsh and North Wingfield.

Both Crofters Close play area in Killamarsh and Elvaston Road play area in North Wingfield will see extensive changes in the coming weeks, boasting a fantastic array of equipment for a variety of ages and abilities to... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2023 13:27 by Emma Smith

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Derbyshire County Council - Decision on future of waste treatment centre

Derbyshire County Council - Decision on future of waste treatment centre

Councillors have approved plans to repair a waste treatment centre and bring into operation to treat waste that residents in Derby and Derbyshire either cannot or choose not to recycle.

At their respective meetings yesterday (2 February 2023), cabinet members at both Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Councils heard how the option to rectify defects and use the facility in Sinfin, Derby, was considered... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2023 13:02 by Emma Smith

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Retrain for skills with green energy

Retrain for skills with green energy

More than 60 Derbyshire residents have already benefitted from our Green Entrepreneurs Scholarship Scheme including Jon Honeyfield, a plumber and heating engineer from Holymoorside.

Jon applied for a grant and was awarded £1,250 to cover the cost of two courses to learn how to safely install heat pumps.

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Posted: Sat, 28 Jan 2023 12:30 by Emma Smith

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Last chance to see Shine A Light

Last chance to see Shine A Light

The National Trust's Hardwick Hall near Chesterfield will host two nights of stunning after-dark displays for the final instalment of Derbyshire's Shine A Light spectacular on Friday 17 & Saturday 18 February 2023.

You'll be able to see Hardwick's remarkable history unfold in a breathtaking display of light and sound projected against the dramatic backdrop of Bess of Hardwick's Elizabethan masterpiece.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 20:30 by Emma Smith

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DCC propose to keep council tax rise as low as they can

DCC propose to keep council tax rise as low as they can

Our proposed council tax rise for the year ahead is expected to be one of the lowest county council increases in the country if agreed.

We're proposing a rise of 3.75% for 2023-24, which is expected to be the lowest in the East Midlands and predicted to be amongst the lowest nationally.

Our Cabinet will meet on Thursday 2 February 2023 to consider the council tax proposal, alongside details of how we... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 18:00 by Emma Smith

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Cuppa with a Copper

Cuppa with a Copper

Ridgeway Sports and Social Club

27 January 2023 7-9pm

28 February 2023 7-9pm

31 March 2023 7-9pm

Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 16:00 by Emma Smith

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Tackling food and energy costs

Tackling food and energy costs

This includes £100,000 to Marches Energy Advice to help foodbank clients with the cost of energy and £100,000 for Foundation Derbyshire to carry on supporting local food banks.

Marches Energy Advice currently runs the Warmer Derby and Derbyshire energy advice and support service which includes a free Derbyshire-wide dedicated fuel poverty helpline on 0800 677 1332.

The funding will enable... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 12:23 by Emma Smith

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Meet your local Councillor

Meet your local Councillor

Parish Councillor Andy Dye will be holding a surgery on:

Saturday 28th January, from 11am - 12 noon at Green Lawns, Marsh Lane; and

Saturday 4th February, from 11am to 12 noon at Ridgeway Sports and Social Club.

Andy is a long standing Councillor for Marsh Lane, Ridgeway and Troway with Eckington Parish Council.

No need to book - just turn up if you have got any issues or concerns you would like to raise... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 13:35 by Emma Smith

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Supporting people with Parkinson’s

Supporting people with Parkinson’s

Healthy lifestyle instructors in North East Derbyshire have received bespoke training from Parkinson's UK to help them better support people living with Parkinson's.

Instructors from leisure centres across the district - including Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Dronfield Sports Centre, Killamarsh Active, and Eckington Fitness Centre - took part in training that focused on how classes and activities can... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 22 Jan 2023 16:03 by Emma Smith

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Memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II

Memorial service for Queen Elizabeth II

Her late Majesty the Queen will be remembered at a memorial service in North East Derbyshire next month.

North East Derbyshire District Council has organised the event, which will take place on Sunday 5 February - almost a year to the day the country joined together to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee.

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Posted: Sun, 22 Jan 2023 10:02 by Emma Smith

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