Author: Jo Mitchell

Volunteers needed to develop a community garden

Volunteers needed to develop a community garden

To celebrate Sainsbury's 150 years employees have been asked to generate ideas to help put something back into the local community they are based in. Local Argos Team Leader, Joanne Tanner, has developed the idea of a community garden and has secured an area of land to develop. She believes gardening is a great way to bring together the older and younger generations within Dronfield.

There is currently... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 12:56 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News

Fantastic turnout at annual Gala

Fantastic turnout at annual Gala

Yesterday's, Dronfield Gala was another great family day out. Thousand's flocked to Cliffe Park in the sunshine to enjoy a variety of fairground rides, stalls and entertainment - provided by Dronfield Genquip Brass Band, Dance Dronfield and Dronfield Wado-Ryu Karate.

The free activities, provided courtesy of the Town Council, proved extremely popular, as did the circus workshop and animal encounters.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 12:41 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News, Gala

Don't miss the Dronfield Gala on Sunday 30th June

Don't miss the Dronfield Gala on Sunday 30th June

The Dronfield Gala takes place this Sunday, 30th June in Cliffe Park between 12pm and 4pm and there is fun for all the family. If you were wondering how to entertain the kids this weekend then why not pop along?

Fairground Rides

There will be the usual great selection of fairgrounds rides and inflatables for all ages. Plus the Town Council have arranged for trampolines and Wipeout - which will be free... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 13:54 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News, Events, What's On, Cliffe Park, Gala

Defibrillator numbers increase again

Defibrillator numbers increase again

A new defibrillator has been installed at the Dronfield Sports & Social Club on Carr Lane in Dronfield Woodhouse. This follows a campaign undertaken by the Dronfield Boys FC U16 club who play at the ground.

The defibrillator has been part funded by Dronfield Town Council and Derbyshire County Council and is available for all users of the recreation ground to access.

For more information about how... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:42 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News

Entries now open for Dronfield in Bloom

Entries now open for Dronfield in Bloom

If you're proud of your garden then entries are now open for the annual Dronfield in Bloom competition. There are five categories to entry as follows;

- Best front garden
- Best front garden tubs and planters
- Best front garden hanging baskets
- Best Nursing Homes in Bloom
- Best Business in Bloom

A copy of the entry form can be found on page 28 of the latest issue of the Dronfield Eye or can be downloaded... Read More »




Posted: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:25 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News

Derbyshire County Council unveil their Climate & Carbon Reduction Manifesto

Derbyshire County Council unveil their Climate & Carbon Reduction Manifesto

Derbyshire County Council have unveiled their Derbyshire Climate and Carbon Reduction Manifesto and pledged that they will do all they can to reduce their carbon footprint, cut waste and work with partners, businesses and communities to reduce emissions and improve the environment.

They plan to call on the Government to ensure the necessary policies, legislation and investments are in place so it can... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 07 Jun 2019 12:36 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News

Dronfield Gala set to be a scorcher!

Dronfield Gala set to be a scorcher!

With just a month to go, this summers Gala - taking place on Sunday 30th June between 12pm and 4pm in Cliffe Park - is set to be another great event with some fantastic features on the day highlighted below;

Animal Encounters

This year children of all ages will be able to encounter a wide variety of animals at the Gala ranging from pygmy hedgehogs to lizards to meerkats plus many more. Come and discover... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 30 May 2019 12:14 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News, Events, What's On, Gala, Cliffe Park

The National Lottery helps fund Gosforth Lodge refurbishment

The National Lottery helps fund Gosforth Lodge refurbishment

During the half term holidays next week (27th - 31st May), Gosforth Lodge in Cliffe Park will be receiving a new lease of life. The room will be painted, have a new hard wearing floor fitted and new sleek blinds fitted. This is in part thanks to a successful application to the National Lottery Community Fund, which awarded £10,000 towards the cost of the project.

Gosforth Lodge is a community... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:26 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News

New Town Mayor

New Town Mayor

At the annual Council Meeting, held on Monday 13th May, Cllr Lilian Deighton was elected Mayor for the forthcoming year. She was presented with the Chain of Office by outgoing Mayor Cllr Philip Wright (photo courtesy of Dronfield Eye).

During the meeting returning councillors welcomed the seven new councillors that joined the Town Council following the recent elections held at the beginning of May.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 May 2019 10:30 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News

Birches Fold play ground now open!

Birches Fold play ground now open!

Dronfield Town Council are delighted to announce, that following an extensive refurbishment, Birches Fold playground in Coal Aston is now re-open.

With many new pieces of equipment the park is now a great safe area for children to play. A new soft flooring has also been laid and a new fence has been installed to enclose the play area and help to keep children safe.

The pre-existing rocking horse has... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 May 2019 10:01 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News