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Date: 24 May 2017     

News: Rotary Club of Buxton Summer Fair and Charity Bazaar

Saturday 3 June, 10 am – 4 pm, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

This year, the Summer Fair and Charity Bazaar has a ‘Celebrating Summer’ theme with local charities, support groups, and voluntary bodies decorating their stalls accordingly.

Their goods and games are being complemented by entertainments, other attractions, and music both inside and outside the Gardens Marquee e.g. samba and brass bands. There's also the Grand Draw (50p/ticket). That’s your chance to win £100, goods donated by local businesses and other cash prizes totalling £150. The Mayor arrives at noon to judge the stalls and award prizes for children’s competitions - and there’s lots more going on. This promises to be a fun family day out, with something for everyone.


Stalls & Goods: Toys; Accessories & 'Make Your Own'; Bric-a-Brac; Games of Chance; Cakes; Handmade Crafts; Jams; Chutneys; Plants Crafts (various); Fancy Goods; 'Good as New'; Handmade Cards; Artworks (various); Jewellery, Scarves, Handbags; Charity Merchandise; Books; Bunting …

Attractions & Entertainments: Story Teller; Colouring Competition; Rec Youth Theatre Workshop; Making Pottery etc for kids; Spiral Wishing Well; Splat The Rat; Face Painting; Have A Go Puppets; Games and Quizzes; Shadow Puppet Making; Chocolate Tombola (and others); Children’s Hand Writing & Picture Competitions Exhibits; Hook-a-Duck; Magician & Bending Balloons … 


Food Stalls; Model Boats on Lake; Donkey Rides; Samba Band; Soap Bubbles Display; Brass Bands; Inflatable Slides; Bouncy Castle; Erin Hounds Treasure Trail; Games of Skill; Sandy Beach; Space Hopper Races; Roundabout; Trampoline … and more weather permitting. 


Buxton Record Attempt. Can you stay on a slackline for 10 seconds? How many people can we count do it throughout the day? Organised by University of Derby students.

Finally, help Rotary Club of Buxton's Registered Charity by bringing along any old mobile phones for recycling.

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News: Bugsworth Basin Fun Day

Saturday 8 July 2017 from 9am to 5pm at Bugsworth Basin Canal.

If you are interested in a pitch to sell at this event or a mooring email for more information

Bugsworth Basin Fun Dog Show - classes include: 

  • Best trick
  • Dog judge would like to take home 
  • Agility course 
  • Best OAP 
  • Best under two years 
  • Best rescue 
  • Best fancy dress 
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News: Musical Memories

New musical gathering and community singing group where we will all have a sing, drink tea and eat cake!

Everyone who is affected by dementia is invited from 2 - 4pm every other Wednesday at the Community Centre, Lower Lane, Chinley.  June 7  and 21, July 5 and 19 - further dates to follow.

Contact Victoria on 0779 454 5195

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News: Scammers Using WannaCry Attack to Lure Victims

Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

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News: New Sign Language Service

Deaf people in Derbyshire are to benefit from a new sign language service.

DCC are piloting a service that enables people who use British Sign Language (BSL) to use an online interpreter and set up a three-way conversation with their staff.

Called SignLive, it connects people who are deaf or hard of hearing with a SignLive interpreter via video, who then rings us on a special number and assists in the conversation. The service is available from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

This means that deaf and hard of hearing people in Derbyshire can now contact DCC and seek assistance without the need to pre-book an interpreter.

To use the service, you will need:

  • A PC or Mac that runs Windows and has a webcam
  • A modern browser, such as Google Chrome or Safari. Windows version 8 or 9 can be used but will need a plug-in
  • Bandwidth of at least 256Kbps upload and download (384Kbps recommended).

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News: Fitness Into the Third Age

● Specialist fitness and flexibility activity for mature adults.

● Specialist in personal training for 50 to 90 year olds.

● Virtually anyone can benefit including anyone with mild to moderate mobility, cardiac or respiratory issues.

Sessions include Nordic Walking - very safe but incredibly effective. Invented in the 1940’s now in over 40 countries and millions of participants worldwide.

Contact Phill 07484868949

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News: Job Opportunities at Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind!

Three new roles available: Two for the Community Development team and one Client Services position.

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Job: Volunteer Posts at SSAFA

Organisation: Derbyshire SSAFA

Derbyshire SSAFA - High Peak, are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to become part of the High Peak Divisional Team. They help/support members of the armed forces, veterans and their families every day, offerimg practical, emotional and financial support to meet individual needs through a network of trained volunteers and professional staff.

Volunteers play a crucial role in delivering every aspect of SSAFA's work - from getting out and visiting people to raising money in local communities and making sure that people know they are here to help.

Caseworker - they are looking for dedicated individuals who will work with clients in their ‘hour of need’ offering help and support as required.

This rewarding role is an opportunity to offer your time and expertise to benefit those in your community, as well as to develop new skills and meet some inspirational people. All Caseworkers receive full training including local induction training about SSAFA.

Fund Raisers - they are looking for individuals to run/organise fund raising events throughout our High Peak Division.

Volunteering for SSAFA is special because you get to see first-hand the difference you make to people’s lives. Your fundraising will ensure that you and other volunteers can continue to provide practical support for members of the Armed Forces community and their families in your local area.This is an exciting opportunity to use your local knowledge and expertise to benefit those in your community, while you develop new skills and meet some inspirational people.

Ideally, because of the geography of the High Peak, they would like you to be able to drive and have basic IT skills. If either position interests you please contact your Derbyshire Office on: 01773 828116

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