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Date: 9 Feb 2017     

News: University has Cash for Community Funds

Groups in Derbyshire are being urged to apply for grants from the University of Derby’s Community Fund.

The Fund has recently supported projects ranging from a mental health help-line for young people in Chesterfield and Matlock to a scheme in Buxton which will give adults a second chance at learning to read.

The Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health, Buxton Rotary Club’s Youth Leader Award scheme, Buxton-based Bright Opportunities’ adult literacy scheme and puppet company Funny Wonders all received grants from the Fund in the last round.

The Community Fund is one way in which the University hopes to give back to local people through grants to inspiring projects that seek to benefit the community. 

Community groups throughout Derby and Derbyshire will be able to bid for their share of £15,000 over the next 12 months. There will be three rounds of funding in 2016/17, with £5,000 available in each round.

The Fund is now accepting applications for the next round of awards. To apply, go to

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News: Neon Walk

As part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, First Steps have organised a Neon Walk at Wollaton Hall on Wednesday 1 March 2017 4.00pm - 5:45pm

Participants are encouraged to wear Neon/ Bright Colours and glow sticks etc. 

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News: The Old Curiosity Box

An event for visually impaired people at Buxton Library on Tuesday 28 February 2.00 – 4.00 pm.

Come along to a fun and informal event for a cuppa and a piece of cake. Guest Stephen Flinders will bring a selection of old objects - join in as people try to guess what they could be! 

Free accessible transport may be available.  For more information call Carla on 01629 533454.

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News: Summer Fair Rotary Club of Buxton

2017 Summer Fair and Charity Bazaar Sat 3 Jun 2017 at 10.00 - 16.00.

Calling voluntary organisations and charities in the Buxton area! Make sure you book your table(s) for the Rotary Club of Buxton's Summer Fair and Charity Bazaar on Sat. 3 June 2017 in The Gardens Marqueé, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton.

The Fair provides an ideal fundraising opportunity and showcase for local charitable organisations as well as the many and various voluntary organisations, (e.g. PTAs, Church Groups, Sporting Organisations etc.)

Space is limited in the Marquee and tables are allocated on a first come, first served basis with Charities/ Voluntary Organisations given priority.

Booking form

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News: Simple Paper Crafts

A Derbyshire Libraries event at Chapel-en-le-Frith Library on 3 Mar 2-4pm.

Drop in and join us to have a go at making some simple crafts using recycled books. Suitable for complete beginners! Free refreshments will be provided.

For more information ask staff or call Chapel Library on 01629 533962.

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News: Readings and Reminiscence

A very informal readings and reminiscence style session on the theme of ‘Food Glorious Food’ at Whaley Bridge Library on Friday 3 March 10.30 – 12.00 noon.

Carla Nitti, Access and Inclusion Librarian, will be sharing short readings and poems which are aimed at encouraging people to reminisce about their memories and join in with the discussion. There will be free refreshments.

The event is open to all, including people with dementia and their carers.  The organiser is used to doing sessions with people with dementia who might go off topic, or need to get up, or who might be very quiet and find it difficult to join in, so if people are interested in bringing a loved one but are worried about anything like that you can reassure them.

If you have any enquiries contact Carla 01629 533454.

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News: A Brief History of Music

Spring Bank Arts are having another Live and Local event on Saturday 18 February.

A glorious and evocative melting pot of 600 years of Western music from the Middle Ages to the 20th century: an evening of huge entertainment peppered with wit, period finery and earthy olde worlde instrumentation.

Two skilled historical music performers bring to life half a millennium of music with warmth and wit: 30 instruments, plentiful costume changes and 600 years of music in 90 minutes.

Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes) GreenMatthews paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace.

Combining the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque, the pomp and bombast of Victoriana and the barbed wit of 'Blackadder' and '1066 And All That', the stage is set for a veritable musical feast.

Founded in 2011 by Chris Green and Sophie Matthews, GreenMatthews have swiftly earned themselves an enviable reputation for presenting the sights and sounds of the past in a way that is witty, engaging and accessible.

Running time 90 mins + interval. Audience Type: Adults/Family. Age Range: 8+.  Licenced bar open from 7pm.

Tickets £10.00 Standard / £8.00 Over 60 / £8.00 Under 18 from Spring Bank Arts, High Street Books New Mills, and online at

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News: Goddards New Service

Goddards has launched a new service to enable employers to support survivors of abuse.

Part of the service involves an ongoing brief questionnaire. If your organisation has contact with survivors of abuse of any kind then Goddards would appreciate it if you could share the survey.

If you have any queries please contact Serena Bradshaw on 07804 686089

Survey -

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News: Male Participants Required for a Research Project

If you have a medical diagnosis of living with Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COPD) for 12 months or more, are aged 55+, and live in the Buxton or surrounding areas in the High Peak, Derbyshire, you could volunteer to be interviewed face to face and voice recorded as part of a research study. 

Karen Wild is a PhD student at Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG and is researching the experience of living with COPD and the ways in which men living with COPD look after their health.    She would like to interview you for approximately one hour using an audio voice recorder 

Your details are kept strictly confidential.  
Contact  Mobile: 07598765927.

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News: Crossroads Derbyshire Newsletter

Crossroads Derbyshire Winter Newsletter is available:

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News: Stop Loan Sharks New Website
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News: Health for Teens Website

Health for Teens introduces a new and different way for young people to learn about their health.

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Job: Project Co-ordinator

Organisation: Grapevine Wellbeing Centre

Salary: 25 hours per week at the rate of £12 per hour, mainly Monday to Friday 11:30 pm to 16:30 pm with some flexibility required.

Responsible for:

  • The administration of the Wellbeing Centre and the organisation of the High Peak Self Help groups.
  • The recruitment, training and assessment of volunteers.
  • Fund raising in conjunction with the trustees.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 24 February

The Grapevine Project is a charity who provide relief and respect to people in Buxton and the High Peak who are experiencing, or have experienced mental health considerations. This is achieved through the provision of information, advice, one to one and group support and the operation of a Wellbeing Centre in an effort to build self-esteem, independence and a sense of well-being.

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this post call Ellis Hayward on 07845 945474.  Application form from: Ellis Hayward, Grapevine Wellbeing Centre, 15, Scarsdale Place, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6EF, marking your correspondence private and confidential, or email

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Job: Community Accountant

Organisation: Community Accounting Plus

Salary: FTE £23,536 pro rata (full time is 35 hours)

Based in Nottingham with occasional travel to clients, the role is to provide accounting and bookkeeping services and support to clients. This is a part time post from 21 - 28 hours a week with a degree of flexibility.

For more information about CA Plus, please visit our website

If you require a pack to be sent to you, please call Gill on 0115 9478940 or email

Closing date 5pm Monday 20 February
Interviews will be on Thursday 2 March

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Job: Customer Services Co-ordinator

Organisation: Community Accounting Plus

Salary: FTE £22,878 pro rata (full time is 35 hours).

Based in Nottingham, your main duties will be co-ordinating all aspects of marketing and communications with client groups and assisting the Chief Executive. This is a part time post from 15 - 20 hours a week with a degree of flexibility.

For more information about CA Plus, please visit our website

If you require a pack to be sent to you, please call Gill on 0115 9478940 or email

Closing date 5pm Monday 20 February
Interviews will be on Wednesday 1 March

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