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Residents can now sign-up to learn something new in the new year with Derbyshire County Council’s adult education service. Courses for the new spring term start in January with a mixture of online, Covid-secure face-to-face and blended (mixture of both) courses. Covid-secure safety measures  will be in place across all the council’s community education centres. A […]

As the festive season gets underway, single-use plastic group, Plastic Free Chesterfield, are launching their new campaign providing tips on how to have a greener, plastic-free Christmas. With so much excitement surrounding many elements of Christmas, being environmentally conscious can sometimes be difficult to think about. Research shows that waste can double during the Christmas […]

Calls by Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health Dean Wallace to stick to government restrictions have been echoed by an Amber Valley woman suffering from long Covid. Retired business owner Viv Palfreyman – who started Acorn Training in Ripley in 1996 – started to feel unwell after a 24-hour flight home from Australia in late February. […]

Trading standards officers are urging Derbyshire residents thinking of buying a pet online to be extra cautious and do their research after receiving dozens of complaints. Derbyshire County Council’s trading standards are concerned that people are falling foul of unscrupulous traders selling sick puppies and kittens often too young to leave their mothers or puppies […]

Chesterfield Borough Council has launched the Christmas in Chesterfield campaign with some brand-new Christmas experiences. The council, in partnership with Destination Chesterfield, has created the magical story of the Chesterfield Elves and how they saved Christmas. The story is told through a series of Christmas experiences around Chesterfield Town Centre.   The Chesterfield Elves wanted […]

A new way for Derbyshire communities to browse, book and buy local online is being launched by Derbyshire County Council in partnership with the county’s district and borough councils, as part of a scheme to support towns and villages across the county. ShopAppy.com is a website which allows shops, cafes, restaurants and other local businesses […]

Chesterfield is set to become a mental health friendly space thanks to funding from the county council. Derbyshire County Council is providing up to £45,000 of funding for the delivery of a two-year project aiming to make the town a more mental health friendly place. Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Communities, Councillor […]

Careers advice and support with finding a new job or training is on offer from Derbyshire County Council. Anyone who is aged over 19, or anyone who is 18 and not working or in education can ask for free advice on: Training courses – including how to get funding. Career planning – including help to […]

Chesterfield has crowned its best high street businesses, individuals, market stall traders and events of 2020. Independent womenswear retailer, Dotique has taken the top title of Retailer of the Year in the 2020 Chesterfield High Street Awards. Judges described Dotique as ‘a fantastic business that always gives back to the community.’ In addition to the […]

Councillor Glenys Falconer has been appointed as Chesterfield’s 380th Mayor. Councillor Falconer will serve as Mayor of Chesterfield until May 2022, as her term in office has been extended due to the Covid-19 crisis. Councillor Glenys Falconer said: “I am honoured to take the position of Mayor of Chesterfield. These are difficult times for everyone, […]


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