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Date: 14 Mar 2017     

News: Care Home Experiences

Help improve local health and care services by sharing your good and bad experiences of Care Homes in Derbyshire.

Let Healthwatch Derbyshire know by leaving a review via their online Patient Feedback Centre

The information we be used to highlight areas in which care homes are doing well, as well as identifying areas in which improvements could be made. 

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News: Designing, Building or Retrofitting a Low Energy Home

Sustainable Hayfield free illustrated talk by award-winning Eco Architect Colin Usher on Designing, Building or Retrofitting A Low Energy Home - Saving You Money! - at the Royal Hotel, Hayfield, Friday 17 March 7.30pm.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a truly low energy house? Or how you’d go about making your home more environmentally secure, without spending the earth? Maybe you’re a property development professional, or are interested in ‘self-build’ or, like most of us, have a home you’d like to improve yourself.

Colin has been involved for many years in the design and construction of houses which are economic to build, very cheap to run and don’t hurt the planet. He was profiled recently in The Guardian for his work, which includes his own family home in Merseyside. Colin is also a source of much useful information about how to make changes to existing homes to ensure they have a low(er) energy and carbon footprint, and are economical to run and comfortable to live in.   

Colin is aiming to provide plenty of advice about what’s best to do, and in what order, whether you’re looking to spend £500 or £500,000. He will set out the key things to consider, but is keen also to answer questions his audience might have.

For more information, contact Laurie James 07867 578326 or John McCall 01663 742199, Sustainable Hayfield 

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News: Chapel Arts - Afternoon Craft Workshops

Three craft workshops at Mustard Seed Coffee Shop, 118 Market Street, Chapel en-le-Frith

Make a glass coaster with Kay Stowell 
27 March  2-4pm £10 including materials 
Booking essential: 07860 940740 

Make a felt pod with the Fiddly Felter
Monday 10 April 2-4pm  £8 including materials 
Book your place via: 

Make a cushion cover with Judi Bostin
Saturday 22 April 2-4pm  £8 
Book your place via: 

The workshops are very popular and numbers are limited so book early.

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News: Furness Films

Furness Vale Community Centre Event 3rd Friday of each month.

Afternoon Matinee and Evening. Doors open 2pm for 2.30pm programme and 7.00 pm for 7.30pm programme

  • March 31 - The Girl on the Train
  • April 21 - A Street Cat Named Bob
  • May 19 - A United Kingdom
  • June 16 - I, Daniel Blake
  • July 21 - LA,LA LAND

Refreshments Interval, Accessible toilets, hearing loop. Everyone welcome.

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News: Friends of Conduit Street Playing Fields Consultation

On 8 Mar Friends of Conduit Street Playing Fields hosted their public consultation event at Tintwistle primary school. Local residents could vote for one of 5 impressive new park designs.

The Committee were delighted to welcome so many residents and visitors to the consultation event. They knew it would be busy because the public engagement with this project has been excellent from the very start, but even so couldn't have predicted that so many people would turn out in support. It just goes to show how important a new playground is to this Village.

They showed people 5 competing designs and asked them to pick their top 3 ranked in order of preference. They also invited written comments on any aspect of the designs or the project in general.

It is too early to say which design or designs came out on top, but all of the public votes and comments will be taken in to account in the final phase. It is hoped that a winning bid and finalised design will be selected by the end of the month and construction started soon after.  All being well the works will be finished by mid-July in time for the School summer holidays.

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Job: Therapeutic Horticulture Project Manager

Organisation: Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind

Salary: £24,303.63 (pro rata £12,151) 18 hrs per week

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