News and Notices

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Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

This would normally be the time for Groundwork’s popular Autumn Footprints festival of guided walks.  However, unlike previous years they are not able to offer the usual 40 or so guided walks in Amber Valley and Erewash as Covid-19 has put a stop to their plans!

However this year they are promoting the wonderful walks in Amber Valley & Erewash during 12 to 27 September through leaflets available on their website at http://www.autumnfootprints.co.uk/autumn-footprints.aspx

There’s something for everyone so why not take a look and explore what our area has to offer.

Temporary Road Closure - Mapperley Lane, West Hallam

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There will be a temporary road closure on Mapperley Lane, West Hallam (near Brook Farm) between 5-9 October 2020 to enable a new gas service top be provided.  For more information please go to https://one.network/?tm=118343477



Derbyshire County Councils Community News - September 2020

Click here to read the latest edition of Derbyshire County Council’s Community Newsletter for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils


News from Our Member of Parliament - Nigel Mills MP (June 2020)

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Click here to read the latest newsletter from our local Member of Parliament


Derbyshire Connect Active Travel Service - a Consultation by Derbyshire County Council

The Derbyshire Connect Active Travel access to health transport service has been operating since October 2017. This service is funded by Derbyshire County Council and offers people who find it difficult to use conventional bus or train services a transport service to reach medical-related appointments, e.g. doctors, hospitals, dentists, clinics etc. This is a door to door service with the fare being based on the distance travelled. 

This service has been very popular across Derbyshire apart from in the Amber Valley and Erewash districts where passenger numbers are very low. The County Council would like to find out more about why so few people are making use of the service in order to make a fully informed decision about the future operation of this service in Amber Valley & Erewash.

To take the survey or get more information please visit https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=156293303405


Mobile Library Service

Derbyshire Library Service has two mobile libraries, based at Buxton and Long Eaton, serving around 150 communities across the county. These communities are visited once every four weeks and the mobile libraries offer a range of services for everyone including fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children, large print books, books on tape and books on CD as well as a selection of local studies books and information.

The mobile libraries have a lift for wheelchair users and people with mobility problems.

To view current routes/timetables please visit Derbyshire County Council’s website (opens in a new window)


Derbyshire Connect

Dial-a-Bus shopping buses for people who are unable to use conventional public transport.

For more information click here

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