New Mayor Elected
At the Town Council's first virtual council meeting last night, 11th May, Cllr Richard Welton was elected to succeed Cllr Lilian Deighton, as Town Mayor for Dronfield.
A resident of Gosforth Valley, Cllr Welton came to Dronfield in 1968 and attended William Levick and Dronfield Henry Fanshawe schools before attending University where he gained a law degree and a MBA. Qualifying as a barrister and then... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 May 2020 16:44 by Jo Mitchell
Action Grants to support Derbyshire Spirit
Through the Action Grants scheme, administered by Derbyshire County Council, money is available to help groups get back on their feet when the coronavirus pandemic is over so they can continue with their invaluable work.
Derbyshire County Council Leader Councillor Barry Lewis said:
We're very aware that many groups in our local communities have had to stop their meetings and activities during the ongoing... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 16:21 by Jo Mitchell
Council meetings to be held virtually
Dronfield Town Council are set to hold their first virtual council meeting this evening, Monday 11th May, following the passing of a new piece of legislation which now allows them to hold meetings remotely.
Since the introduction of the lockdown, council and committee meetings have been on hold. However on Monday 11th May the Town Council will hold their annual council meeting via Zoom and items on... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 12:13 by Jo Mitchell
VE Day 75 School Poetry Competition Results
Town Council Leader, Cllr Angelique Foster and Town Mayor, Cllr Lilian Deighton were delighted to be this year's judges of the Dronfield Arts Festival School Poetry Competition, which this year was VE Day themed.
Students of The Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School should be really proud of themselves for sending in some brilliantly creative poems. They really captured the wartime theme and gave a glimpse... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 May 2020 16:05 by Jo Mitchell
National Lottery Awards for All - COVID-19 Project Funding
The National Lottery Awards For All have launched a quick way for organisations and projects tackling COVID-19 to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000.
They have made a commitment that all the funding decisions they make for the next six months will prioritise initiatives addressing the current COVID 19 crisis.
They will prioritise applications from:
- Organisations... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 16:05 by Jo Mitchell
What North East Derbyshire District Council have been doing...
To date North East Derbyshire District Council has made contact with 3,614 residents to help and support them through the current pandemic.
By the end of last week they had made 56 food deliveries and an amazing 1,359 pharmacy deliveries in addition to several ad-hoc requests for support and assistance, including their new partnership with the Derbyshire Times to distribute copies of the newspaper to... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 15:56 by Jo Mitchell
Read the Dronfield Eye May Edition Now
Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Dronfield Eye is unable to be distributed. However that hasn't stopped Heron Publications producing the latest May Edition, which can viewed online by clicking the link below.
This issue includes ideas on how to stay busy at home, plans for stay at home VE Day celebrations and the latest news from the Town Council, plus much more...
https://www.yumpu.com/…/63…/dronfield-eye-issue-175-may-2020... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 11:45 by Jo Mitchell
Celebrate VE Day 75 at Home
Even though the Dronfield Arts Festival VE Day 75 event has been postponed, you can still get involved and show your wartime spirit, by throwing your very own VE Day 75 party on Friday 8th May.
Celebrate from your homes, gardens, doorsteps and balconies to commemorate this historic day together, as a community.
Get the kids involved and download your VE Day 75 decoration and bunting templates now by... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 16:43 by Jo Mitchell
Footpath at Risk of Closure
Did you know the footpath that connects Holmely Lane with Marsh Avenue Recreation Ground is at risk of being closed? Dronfield Town Council are aware that this footpath provides a popular short cut for many residents and are therefore in the process of looking to apply for the footpath to be officially recognised as a Public Right of Way by Derbyshire County Council on their definitive map.
In order... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:15 by Jo Mitchell
Wildflower Meadow Planted in Sindelfingen Park
The Town Council are delighted to announce that in the next few weeks, those walking past Sindelfingen Park will start to see the emergence of spring. A new wildflower meadow has been planted along the edge of the park with Gosforth Drive.
The Classic flower mix should provide colourful flowers from the beginning of May right the way through to Autumn, weather depending and will hopefully be enjoyed... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 11:58 by Jo Mitchell