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Thinking of Volunteering?

Readycall is looking for volunteers from the Parwich area


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New charges for bins and sacks in Derbyshire Dales

Further cuts in central government funding have prompted Derbyshire Dales District Council to charge for replacing waste bins and sacks from 1 April.

But all replacement recycling containers including blue-lid bins, inserts, blue bags, kerbside and kitchen caddies will remain free of charge.

Replacing all bins and containers for free is currently costing Derbyshire Dales Council Tax payers around £38,000 a year. But following a public consultation last year, charges will apply for replacement grey wheeled bins where the bin has gone missing or been damaged. There will also be a nominal charge to replace green-lid bins.

Dales households that use black sacks rather than grey bins for waste disposal will receive a free year’s supply of black sacks in April and May – but it will be the last time free black sacks are delivered. Next year, residents will need to buy their own standard size black sacks.  (more…)

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Courses for All


Sign up for new summer term of adult education courses

Bookings can be made from Monday 20 March 2017 for hundreds of daytime and evening courses and activities on offer this year providing opportunities for people to study for new qualifications or explore new hobbies and interests.

The summer term starts on Monday 24 April 2017.

Sign up for an adult education course.

Subjects include arts and crafts, cookery, upholstery, computing, health and wellbeing, literacy and numeracy, languages and IT, childcare, personal development and opportunities for families to learn together.

There are also free courses to help people get back into work such as English and maths tuition, CV writing, job applications and interview skills, advice on starting your own business and a range of traineeships and apprenticeships to help get young people on a career path.

Students can gain professional qualifications in practical skills like plumbing and our Eco Centre at Middleton by Wirksworth offers a growing range of courses to inspire greener living.

Gift vouchers are available in denominations of £5, £10, £20 and £50 which can be put towards the cost of courses.

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BT Problems

Is anyone else with BT broadband suffering from frequent breaks in their broadband service? We have been experiencing this for a few weeks now and it is driving us mad.
Rona C


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Livery Wanted

Livery wanted in the area. Please ring me if you think you may be able to help.

Susan S 390062

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Bin Collection Delays

DDDC have issued this warning this morning:


Bin collection delays

Our apologies, but our waste collection contractor Serco is currently experiencing some collection delays, so your bins may not be collected on the usual day.

Please report any missed collection here and leave your containers out for collection. We are working with Serco to rectify the situation. Thank you.

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Discoloured Water

Has anyone else got a problem with water discolouration? I have spoken to Severn Trent who have said a few of there customers in this area have reported the same thing, they have advised to run the water for 20 minutes to see if this clears the problem. Louise B


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