In autumn 2021 Darley Dale Town Councillor, Dave Oakley felt that a redundant area of land on the Town Council’s Church Road Allotment site could be developed for wider community use. After working with Asst Town Clerk, Ian Adkin, consulting with the Head Teacher at the nearby Churchtown C/E primary School, some of the existing Church Road Allotment holders, the Secretary of the former First Taste Charity who had undertaken intergenerational work with young people in local care / nursing homes and with local district & county councillors work began on the Darley Dale Community Garden Project.
There are 7 places currently remaining for Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
The deadline for booking onto the following course is 6 August 2021:
• 4 live sessions: 23 August (afternoon), 26 August (afternoon), 31 August (afternoon), 2 September 2021 (afternoon)
• You must attend all sessions
Please visit this weblink and follow the steps to register – Mental health training – Derbyshire County Council
Befriending Service Support Worker
Salary: £9.56 per hour + 8% employers pension contribution (eligibility period) and £0.45 per mile for travel expenses
Hours: 16 hours per week (Monday to Thursday) Base: Hope, Hope Valley
Age UK Derby and Derbyshire is seeking an experienced support worker to support the High Peak & Derbyshire Dales Befriending Service. The role includes providing administrative and practical support to recruit, train and deploy volunteers and staff, handle referral data, evaluation reporting, invoicing and assisting the Service Coordinator with service development, marketing and sustainability.
Connect Erewash Development Worker
Erewash Voluntary Action are actively recruiting for an exciting new role that will support our work across the community and will be a key position in developing relationships, partnerships and linking to those hard-to-reach areas across Erewash. Our Connect Erewash work is to reduce loneliness and isolation in our local communities.
37 Hours per week to be worked flexibly.
Salary: £25,000 fixed term to July 2022 (possibility to extend/increase hours dependent on funding)
INTERVIEW DATE: 17 August 2021
This summer, Derbyshire is coming together like never before!
Families, communities and local organisations are all working together to provide children and young people in Derbyshire with fun activities and learning opportunities through the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme. Funded by the Department for Education, the ‘It’s About Me’ website is delivered in partnership with Derbyshire County Council and local activities providers.
As England moves to step 4 from 19 July it will certainly be a time of mixed emotions and actions as the government is still urging people to use caution and maintain a number of key protections. It has been a challenging time for all since the start of the pandemic and it is only now that we are seeing some of our community activities and events re-starting.