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Time to apply for next year's secondary school places

Time to apply for next year's secondary school places

Parents of year 6 pupils living in Derbyshire can now apply to Derbyshire County Council for their child's secondary school place for September 2020.

Around 8,500 year 6 primary school children – who were born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 – have been sent information about the application process.

Applications opened on Monday 9 September 2019 and the deadline to submit applications... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:03 by Jo Mitchell

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Lee Rowley MP Local Resident Surgeries

Lee Rowley MP Local Resident Surgeries

Lee Rowley, MP for North East Derbyshire, holds regular surgeries all around the constituency to allow residents to raise any issues or concerns with him.

Resident surgeries can cover any topic, local or national, but are often the place to discuss issues such as:

  • problems involving Government departments - such as the DWP, Home Office or HMRC on issues such as benefits, tax or immigration
  • difficulties... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:42 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News

Dronfield Library Opening Hours to Change from 30th September

Dronfield Library Opening Hours to Change from 30th September

Please note that from Monday 30th September the opening hours of Dronfield Library will be changing to the following;

Monday 9:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:00pm

The library will be opening at 9:30am each day and will remain open late one night a week on a Monday, but will be closing at 5pm all other week... Read More »





Posted: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:16 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News

Temporary Road Closure Notification

Temporary Road Closure Notification

Derbyshire County Council have ordered a temporary road closure of the B6056 Stubley Hollow from the junction with Sheffield Road to the junction with Wreakes Lane from the 28th October to 2nd November between 8:00pm and 4:00am each night to facilitate rail bridge repair works by Network Rail.

There will be an alternative route which will be along: Wreakes Lane, High Street, Gosforth Lane, Gomersal... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:42 by Jo Mitchell

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Dronfest's 20th Anniversary this weekend

Dronfest's 20th Anniversary this weekend

Dronfest has become an annual highlight in the Dronfield calendar of events. In this, it's 20th year, Dronfest will return to Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane in Dronfield with 2 stages of great music, along with the usual complement of food stalls, bars and entertainment.

Taking place from midday on Saturday 10th August and going on until 11.00pm.

Past headliners have included: Andy Fairweather Low, Ferocious... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 12:50 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News, Events, What's On

Caretaker/cleaner vacancy available

Caretaker/cleaner vacancy available

The Town Council are looking to hire an enthusiastic, positive, hard-working individual who is committed to providing good cleaning & caretaking duties at various locations. The role will involve undertaking the following duties to ensure facilities are clean and ready for bookings:

  • inspecting the interior and exterior of buildings
  • setting up rooms for bookings
  • carrying out weekly fire alarm test... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 09:36 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News, Jobs

People’s Postcode Lottery Trusts Open for Funding Applications

People’s Postcode Lottery Trusts Open for Funding Applications

Local charities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding from a pot of over £3 million that has been raised by players of the People's Postcode Lottery.

Applications are open from Wednesday 31 July for two weeks until 14 August. A wide range of community organisations, from registered charities, to voluntary groups and social enterprises, are eligible to apply for grants... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 13:37 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News

Create an awesome alien as part of the Summer Reading Challenge

Create an awesome alien as part of the Summer Reading Challenge

The six week summer holidays are here and children are being encouraged to enter this year's Summer Reading Challenge colouring competition and draw an awesome alien to win a family day out.

The theme for this year's Summer Reading Challenge, being run at Dronfield Library, is Space Chase, which is why the colouring competition theme is 'Awesome Aliens'.

The competition winner will be presented with... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:09 by Jo Mitchell

Tags: News, Events, What's On

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

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