News & Events

Better Derbyshire Dales Fund

Thanks to a grant from the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund, the Ashbourne and District 50+ Forum was able to buy gazebos and display boards for community use.

Already they have had requests from Ashbourne over 60’s, Skegness children’s holiday home organisers and 5 Churchs Together at Carsington Water to borrow the equipment for summer events.

Stackable Tables available from The Venue, Matlock

Unfortunately, The Venue, Matlock is due to close over the summer, however, this does mean that if your group is in need of a few stackable tables then you might be in luck! Contact Lindsay Allen for further details: –

We have booked the Memorial Hall in Wirksworth for our AGM this year which will be followed by a networking event for voluntary and community organisations in the area.

If you would like take part in the networking event and perhaps put up a display about your group please get in touch with Jonathan Simcock at DDCVS on 01629 812154.

You can set up from 12.00noon, our AGM will start at 1.00pm and should be fairly brief, with the networking opportunity carrying on from 1.30 – 3.00pm.

The Appropriate Adult ServiceĀ 

The Appropriate Adult Service is looking for volunteers in the Derbyshire area to provide independent support to juveniles and to vulnerable people in police custody. Their role would be to facilitate communication, to ensure that the interview procedure is conducted fairly, that the vulnerable person understands what is happening at the police station and that their rights are met. They would NOT be providing legal advice.

Pedal Peak Business Initiative

The Peak District National Park Authority is working with Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales District Council and other partners across Derbyshire to deliver a package of support for businesses within the visitor economy sector. The project is part of the Growing and Developing the Visitor Economy Sector within Derbyshire programme funded by the England European Regional Development Fund.  The National Park is leading on the £450k ‘Pedal Peak Business Initiative’ strand of the project which will increase the competitiveness of Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) to create a welcoming destination by stimulating and supporting a number of tourism businesses that are cycle friendly and contribute to a growing economy.

Poetry competition to raise awareness about mental and emotional wellbeing

Write a short poem of 16 lines or less, answering the question: –

‘Where’s Your Head At?’

Express how you feel, your experiences or how you feel you have been treated. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 entries at a presentation event at the Swadlincote Hub on Thursday 17th August from 10.00am.

Closing date for entries is 3.00pm on Thursday 10th August 2017.