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Update from DDCVS

We have our regular Zoom get-together on Thursday – though this week we will be starting at 2.00pm!

Our Community Development Worker, Louse Champion will be starting a new project next week to tie-in with World Book Day! Hurst Farm Story Time will start on Thursday 4th March via Facebook Live and run every Thursday until the Easter Holidays! Contact Louise for more information. Email

Community Voice Update #2

It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Community Voice project and we are continuing to share key information from Public Health and Derbyshire County Council in response to COVID 19 developments.

Our network of Community Champions is beginning to develop and we held our first forum on Friday 19th February. We had good representation from across the Derbyshire Dales which is really encouraging. You can still get involved by emailing and help us to support our communities by spreading COVID facts not fiction.

Consultation on Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document

Parish and town councils, neighbouring authorities, developers and landowners are being urged to have their say on a new Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

SPDs should build upon and provide more detailed advice or guidance on policies in an adopted local plan

The draft Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document seeks to provide additional guidance on the following key areas:
• Green Infrastructure – including linkages to parks and open spaces, trees and landscaping, as well as linkages to biodiversity.
• Water – including managing flood risk, sustainable drainage systems and the drainage hierarchy
• Energy – including the energy hierarchy, home energy standards and renewable energy systems
• Transport – including walkable and low car neighbourhoods, walking, cycling and public transport. It also includes the facilitation of electric vehicles.
• Building Design – including density of development and orientation

Baslow Sports Field – Volunteers required for the Trustees Committee – June 2021

Neil Mantell, Chris Lyne and Tony Buckham would like to notify the community of their intention to stand down from their roles as Treasurer, Secretary and Chairman of the Sports Field Trustees Committee in June 2021.

Tony says, ‘I will have completed a 4 year stint as Chairman, Neil and Chris having contributed many more years. We had planned to stand down in 2020, but decided we would stay on to manage the issues arising from the Pandemic. However, with the arrival of the vaccines, we can see a return to hopefully a near-normal operation over the the coming year and feel it is the right time to pass on ‘the baton’ to new volunteers. It is important that local voluntary organisations do change their officers on a periodic basis and whilst we have all found our involvement hugely enjoyable and rewarding, it really is time for some ‘new blood’ with fresh ideas to take Baslow Sports Field to its next stage of development. We appreciate many people may be reluctant to consider being involved, perhaps put off by perceived time commitments or maybe lack of experience. We can honestly say that this has not been an issue for any of us, requiring only several hours per week on average, and can be flexed easily with other commitments.’

Update from DDCVS

This week we have our regular Zoom Coffee Morning on Thursday at 10.30 with speakers from the BBC Children in Need grant-scheme and our own Rachel Metcalfe introducing the Community Voice project, which is a new strand of work

We also have Sue Heyes from the Severn Trent Community Fund giving a talk on Zoom on Friday 12th February at 10.30.

If you would like the Zoom links for either of the above please contact us at CVS via email or telephone Jonathan on 07887 577165.

Community Voice Update

Rachel is now fully immersed in her new role and is working with a wide range of local agencies and groups to ensure we can get you all the up to date information you need about keeping safe and well during the pandemic and beyond.

A weekly newsletter will be put together to share the latest information from Public Health and Derbyshire County Council as well as any other significant developments which need to be shared. There will also be points for discussion where you will be able to respond with any thoughts, queries or requests for further information. As the project continues we hope to do this through our Community Champions.