News & Events

Learn a new skill or take up a new hobby!

Are you looking for a new challenge, want to get a new qualification or are you just looking for a new hobby?

Bookings are now open for the new term of Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service courses and activities starting in September 2018.

A wide range of courses are available including being your own boss, counselling skills, construction, dry stone walling, crafts, furniture restoration, maths and English up to GCSE, languages, horticulture and many more!

The Queen’s Award 2019

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their communities. It is the MBE for volunteer groups!

Nominations for the Queen’s Award 2019 are now open. https://qavs.direct.gov.uk/

Ashbourne Sports and Community Partnership

Derbyshire Dales District Council has given the Ashbourne Sports and Community Partnership the commitment of a long-term lease and a £70,000 cash injection to help transform the Pavilion complex on the town’s Recreation Ground. Councillors are supporting this exciting community project that will see the replacement of three existing aged pavilions with a new modern ‘Pavilion in the Park’, which it is planned to become a sport and community hub in the town.

Next round of the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund

The Better Derbyshire Dales Fund is still going strong thanks to the commitment from the Derbyshire Dales District Council, Derbyshire County Council Public Health and North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Last financial year we received 65 applications over the four rounds and made 43 awards varying in size from a couple of hundred pounds to a few thousand pounds. These larger capital awards helped to improve community facilities such as Grindleford Pavilion, Cromford Community Centre, Hathersage Memorial Hall, Baslow Sports Pavilion, The Grand Pavilion Matlock Bath and Matlock Cricket Club.