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Rural Grants Available

Grants available to improve rural areas person driving a tractor

Grants of more than £2,500 are available to help small businesses, farmers and community groups in parts of Derbyshire Dales and High Peak to develop and grow.

A total of £1.7m is available from the Peak Leader Rural Grants Scheme which is being managed by Derbyshire County Council on behalf of the Derbyshire Economic Partnership.

Grants will be available for projects that can create jobs, grow businesses or develop community services in the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak.

The grants can also be used to help:

  • increase farm productivity and improvement
  • farm diversification
  • small business support
  • provide new services in rural areas
  • small scale culture and heritage developments and improvements
  • new small tourist attractions
  • forestry improvements (woodland management).


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Freeview Transmitter Problems

BBC 1 Freeview – is anyone else having problems with the signal on this channel from the Parwich transmitter (East Midlands, channel 24)?

Martin C

I also have been having intermittent reception problems involving at times loss of signal with all the BBC channels this evening on Freeview via the Parwich Transmitter, and also seem to have lost all the new Freeview channels that arrived at the end of August. I ended up going on line to see the programme I wanted.

Peter T

To find out about how to deal with TV reception problems go to UK Broadcast Transmission and to report specific problems with BBC reception either phone 03700 100123 or go to the BBC website. The BBC website is showing that there were problems with the Parwich transmitter over the last few days and that ‘reduced quality’ is currently reported this evening.

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Volunteering Opportunities

We have received the following from Voluntary Community Services Peaks and Dales:

My name is Debbie Hackett, Manager at Voluntary and Community Services Peaks

and Dales (email telephone number 01335 348602.

I am writing to see if any of your members would be interested in volunteering.

Detailed below are several exciting new volunteering roles that are now available:-

Admin Volunteer – VCSPD Voluntary Car Scheme (Ashbourne Office)

Switched on competent person urgently needed. Basic computer literacy, good organisational skills and a friendly manner needed.

Independent Monitoring Board Volunteer – HMP Foston Prison

We are currently looking for a volunteer to monitor the standards in a local Prison. Commitment, enthusiasm and some time is all that’s needed to join the IMB for Foston Hall Prison.

Reception Volunteers – Tootsie Foot Care (Age UK)

This is a foot care service provided by Age UK Derbyshire for people over 50.  You will be needed to meet and greet, take payment, make cups of tea/coffee  and book new appointments.

Cash Desk Assistant, Book Specialist, Stock Processing and Sales Floor Assistants   British Heart Foundation Shop (Buxton).   –    Buxton British heart Foundation urgently needs capable and friendly people to        fill the above posts. Reasonable travel expenses covered and full training  provided.

Becoming a Volunteer is great Fun and gives you the chance to enjoy a variety of challenging and rewarding experiences. If any of your members are interested, please contact me for more details.

Yours faithfully Debbie Hackett

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Changes to 102 Bus Timetable

Many thanks to Richard T for letting us know about the changes to the bus service.  Click on the link below to find the new service information for the 102 Parwich bus. There are no changes to the 449.

A summary of all Derbyshire bus changes can be found at

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BBC Freeview Reception?

I have been having problems with TV reception, via an indoor aerial, on all the BBC Freeview channels since at least Sunday. It has been deteriorating throughout the week, from heavily pixilated images to my TV saying there is no signal. All the other channels are perfectly fine.

I use the signal from the relay transmitter located in the Village. The BBC website says there are no reported problems (see ). I reported the problem this morning online, but have had no feedback as their online form allows no means of identifying yourself. At 6pm today, the TV transmition is still impaired for the BBC channels and their website is still saying no faults have been reported.

Is anyone else having problems with BBC reception? I will phone the BBC in the morning if the problem persists.

Peter T

NB has anyone also being having Broadband problems as my BT download speeds are consistently slow at present prohibiting the use of BBC iPlayer?

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Bin Collection Next Week

DDDC has told us that our bins will be emptied on Thursday next week due to Monday being a Bank Holiday.

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Water Leak

Thank you to John V who has told us that he reported the water leak outside Sycamore Cottages to Severn Trent at 8.10 this morning.

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