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Community Voice Update

As lockdown restrictions continue to be eased and communities begin to ‘re-open’ you may have questions about how to stay safe as we continue along the Governments Roadmap.

Our Community Voice Newsletter and fortnightly forums will ensure you have all the latest information to share with your communities.

In the latest issue you can find out more about Community Testing and how to access home testing kits, which are now available to everyone in England.

Digging for Dignity – Outreach Youth Worker Vacancy

Incredible Edible New Mills have received funding from Derbyshire’s Youth Activity Fund to develop a cross generational gardening project based at Goyt Valley House residential home.

The money did not match what was hoped for, but following a workshop organized by High Peak CVS a successful application has been made to the Vulnerability Fund set up by Police and Crime Commissioner.

Update from DDCVS

Our Hurst Farm Story Time project has come to a close with a final story from the Highway Rat! We hope you enjoyed them, and if you didn’t get chance to watch and listen, you still can!

If you are on Facebook, search for Hurst Farm Story Time and you should find five ‘story-times’ to enjoy. If you already follow / like Derbyshire Dales CVS on Facebook you should be able to see the posts we have shared too.

Trustees? What do they do?

Trustees are sometimes called Board Members, Committee member or Governors.

A Trustee plays a key role in a voluntary organisation.

You don’t run the day-to-day activities of the charity, but you do shape and support the organisation. Being a Trustee is a great way to give back to an organisation that you care about, helping to ensure it follows its aims and keeps financially sound.

Buxton Flowerpot Trail 2021

Not in the Derbyshire Dales, but a good project that other communities might like to ‘borrow’!

Following last year’s lockdown trail, the Buxton Flowerpot Trail returns to its usual spot of July and August, alongside the town’s summer festivals and school holidays.
Community arts group, Funny Wonders, who coordinate the trail, welcome and encourage all in and around the town to get involved – households, businesses, schools and community groups – to make a flowerpot creation for the trail. It is supported this year by a Derbyshire County Council Action Grant, awarded last year but deferred to 2021 due to the reduced costs of last year’s adapted trail.

Derbyshire Mind Trustee Vacancies

Organisation: Derbyshire Mind
Salary: Voluntary role, though reasonable out of pocket expenses can be claimed

Derbyshire Mind is a local mental health charity, focusing on improving mental health and wellbeing for people across Derby and Derbyshire. They are part of a federated network of local Minds across the country. They provide a range of advocacy and community wellbeing services designed to support people with mental health problems as well as the wider population. They are committed to developing innovative and responsive services which further promote mental health awareness and wellbeing.