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Radio Free Matlock

Radio Free Matlock is a voluntary community radio station based at the Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath. It is dedicated to bringing its listeners the sounds and happenings of this thriving corner of Matlock and beyond.

It is run entirely by volunteers, hoping to raise awareness of local events as well as showcasing music and who knows what else?

Closure of Tiny Teddies Community Creche

It is with heavy hearts that the Trustees announce that Friday 25th May will the last operating day for the Creche.

The Tiny Teddies Community Creche was started 3 years ago by a group of parents, wanting to continue the Creche facility at the Ashbourne Leisure Centre. The District Council had decided to close the group, despite objections from parents and a small group of volunteers, along with the original staff from the creche, re-opened the facility. Over the years, the Creche has looked after more than 120 different young people, as well as helping parents, grandparents and carers use the leisure centre facilities.

Community Action and the University of Derby are working in partnership to give voluntary and community organisations the opportunity to find out about funding and get advice and support from local businesses at the annual Funding, Support and Enterprise Fair.

There will be a great mix of funders, local businesses and statutory agencies on hand to offer advice, support and discounts on their services – look out for a full list of funders and organisations on the Community Action Derby website soon –

Rural Action Derbyshire hosts seminars locally on increasing awareness about suicide.

The half-day training seminar is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their understanding of the subject, and would be of particular interest to those whose work may bring them into contact with people at greater risk of suicide and self-harm. The seminars are supported by funding from Public Health at Derbyshire County Council and are free to those living and working in Derbyshire.

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Doveridge Neighbourhood Plan

Derbyshire Dales District Council has agreed to move forward to a referendum on the Doveridge Neighbourhood Plan on 14 June, following the publication of an independent Examiner’s report.

Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. In accordance with The Neighbourhood Planning Regulations, the District Council has now published a Decision Statement and the Examiner’s Report in respect of the Doveridge Plan.