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VE Day “Stay at home” street party

Several Bretby communities are planning to have a “distant” street party on Friday.

Join your neighbours in a nationwide 'stay at home' street party!

Prepare for the day by decorating your house in red, white and blue.

11am
2 minutes silence on your doorstep

3pm
Churchill speach shown on BBC
Then grab your picnic blankets or garden table and head to your front garden for:
4pm
Tea & scones (or coffee & cake)

6pm
Dinner and raise your glass to your neighbours

9pm
Nationwide sing-a-long to "We'll meet again" with Royal British Legion after the Queen's address

Please remember to follow the social distancing rules.

Join your neighbours in a nationwide ‘stay at home’ street party!

Prepare for the day by decorating your house in red, white and blue.

11am
2 minutes silence on your doorstep

3pm
Churchill speach shown on BBC
Then grab your picnic blankets or garden table and head to your front garden for:
4pm
Tea & scones (or coffee & cake)

6pm
Dinner and raise your glass to your neighbours

9pm
Nationwide sing-a-long to “We’ll meet again” with Royal British Legion after the Queen’s address

Please remember to follow the social distancing rules.

Community Response Unit launched to help those in need

Derby County Council Community Response Unit is now ready to take requests for assistance from members of the community who don’t have friends or family able to help them. Help is available for people across the county if they are:

  • Self-isolating because either themselves or a member of the household is at risk
  • Struggling to meet basic needs because of financial, social or health restrictions
  • Pregnant
  • Have underlying health conditions
  • Aged 70 or over.

Volunteers from over 200 different organisations will be able to help with shopping, fetching prescriptions or offering a befriending service. Volunteers could be asked to help with food shopping and delivery, checking up on people who are isolated with a phone call or online help to prevent loneliness and check whether there is anything they need, or collecting and delivering prescriptions.

How to get help

Residents needing help should visit the Community Response Unit information on their website or phone 01629 535091. At this stage the phone line will only be available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm.

New Charges at Household Waste Recycling Centres

Charges for people taking building and demolition waste to Derbyshire County Council’s household waste recycling centres will start on Monday 3 April 2017.

Government cuts mean their budget will be a third lower in 2018 than in 2010 and they need to find new ways of helping to pay Derbyshire’s £37.2m waste bill each year.

The types of waste that will incur the new charges are concrete, mortar, rubble, hardcore and ceramics. The charge will be £3 per standard rubble sack and payment will be by card machine only to reduce security risks. Full details of what items will be chargeable can be found on the attached leaflet or at http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/wastecharges

Help Recycling Efforts and You Could Win £££s

Have you got any broken or unwanted electricals? Dig them out and take them to your local household waste recycling centre in the New Year for your chance to win one of fifteen £100 cash prizes. From hair-dryers to hedge-trimmers, fairy lights to fridges and toasters to TVs, there’s a wide range of household appliances you can take to one of Derbyshire County Council’s recycling centres. And from 2 January until 19 February, you can exchange them for a golden ticket which could win you a cash prize of £100. The competition and campaign is being funded by Advantage Waste Brokers – the contractor which works on the council’s behalf to collect and recycle electrical items taken to recycling centres.
Find out more: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/electric

Key Activities / Events

Please find below a list of some key activities/events taking place in South Derbyshire over the next few weeks:

24th November – Farmers Market – The Delph, Market Square, Swadlincote, 9am – 2pm

25th November – Christmas Lights Switch On – The Delph, Market Square, Swadlincote, 5pm onwards

25th November – Sharpes Christmas Craft Fair – Sharpes Pottery, West Street, Swadlincote, 10am – 8pm

26th and 27th November – Festive Fair – Swadlincote Ski Centre, Sat = 11am – 7pm, Sun = 12 – 6pm

27th November – Christmas Market – Mercia Marina, Findern Lane, Willington, 10am – 4pm

2nd December – Melbourne Christmas Lights Switch On, 5pm onwards

7th December – Bamfords Valuation Day, Sharpes Pottery, Swadlincote, 2.30pm – 4pm

10th December – 2 Walks from Rosliston Forestry Centre, Footloose Walk = 5 Miles 10am and Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Walk = 1.45pm.