Plans to accelerate tree planting and improve the management of existing trees and woodlands are underway as the government has launched a consultation to inform a new England Tree Strategy.
Everyone – from farmers, foresters and land managers, experts and environmental organisations, to members of the public – is invited to give their views on the future creation and management of our trees,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:55 by Jo Mitchell
Derbyshire County Council closed all of their 45 libraries on 20th March 2020 due to the coronavirus.
They are now planning to reopen 7 libraries including Dronfield Library, on Tuesday 7th July 2020.
Residents must book an appointment to visit the library and people are being urged not to turn up without having arranged their appointment first.
From 7th July Dronfield Library will be open from 10am to... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 10:05 by Jo Mitchell
Following the latest Government guidance, we are working towards reopening local play areas from Monday 6th July, with new guidance in place for users of the equipment.
Signage will be displayed in all play areas with the following safety advice and there will also be advice on the maximum number of children that each play area can accommodate safely;
- Judge the risk of COVID-19 to you and your family... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:31 by Jo Mitchell
The Wildflower Meadow, that was planted in Sindelfingen Park back in April, is now starting to bloom with many different varieties of flowers appearing. The project, which was recommended by the newly formed Environmental Committee of the Town Council, will see a huge variety of wildflowers continue to grow over the coming months and into the Autumn. The wildflowers will provide an increase in bio-diversity... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:24 by Jo Mitchell
A short stretch of the A61 in Dronfield is to be resurfaced following residents reporting noise issues.
The road, from Bowshaw roundabout to Whittington Moor roundabout, was surface dressed in 2019. Surface dressing is carried out to extend the life of a road and is routinely carried out across the country and in Derbyshire.
Residents who live on roads nearby contacted Derbyshire County Council to say... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 16:05 by Jo Mitchell
Children are invited to sign up to the national Silly Squad - this years theme for the Summer Reading Challenge - where there will be lots of information, quizzes, resources and book suggestions for them to enjoy.
The challenge will run digitally online from June to September, launching with a week of activity from Monday 1 June, with the official launch on 5 June 2020.
Locally, Derbyshire libraries... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:49 by Jo Mitchell
The therapeutic effects of growing and gardening are well documented. In times of stress, the tactile process of planting and simple act of caring for a seedling can be calming and grounding. That is why during these unprecedented times Age UK Derby and Derbyshire have created Sowing Hope Gardening Packs, the first of which included a marigold. The packs have proved so popular that there will be increased... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 22 May 2020 14:15 by Jo Mitchell
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
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
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