All district and boroughs in Derbyshire are to get a community testing centre to help reduce the number of coronavirus cases in the county.
Derbyshire County Council will open new centres in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire this week, and High Peak next week. Centres for Derbyshire Dales and Erewash are planned to open by the end of February.
The centre at Midway Community Centre will stay open... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 15:43 by Parish Clerk
Could you help us share information about COVID-19 in your community?
COVID-19 has had a huge impact on everyone in South Derbyshire. We know residents are worried about catching the virus and about the consequences of lockdown. With reduced social contact, poor mental health and potential financial impacts the need for consistent, timely and accurate information at a community level is essential to... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 14:16 by Parish Clerk
New local health apps library to manage your health and wellbeing from home manage your health and wellbeing from home
Online and digital health and wellbeing services have seen a huge boom in recent years but with thousands of apps out there it can be hard to know what is trustworthy.
That's why Derbyshire County Council has been working in partnership with The Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) to develop a new digital apps library.
Health and care professionals and Derbyshire residents can... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 12:42 by Parish Clerk
New travel restrictions come into force on Monday 15 February. If you arrive in England from 15 February, you will need to either:
- Self-isolate in the place they're staying for 10 days, or
- Quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days
What you need to do depends on where you have been in the ten days before you arrive in England.
You must also get two coronavirus tests after... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 09:19 by Parish Clerk
We are all leading very busy lives at the minute, and we understand that many people don't have the time to wait on the telephone in a queue.
We are therefore increasing our ability to deal with your non-urgent issues online.
You are now able to send us a message to make a report or ask a question, go back to your busy day or night, and we will call you back.
To contact us online, please use our social... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 11:52 by Parish Clerk
Where to turn
The South Derbyshire Partnership has produced a leaflet which will be sent to all homes in South Derbyshire with contact details of organisations which can offer support during the current coronavirus pandemic.
A copy of the leaflet is attached.
Coronavirus cases in South Derbyshire
The latest figures show a reduction in the number of COVID-19 cases in South Derbyshire.... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 09:06 by Parish Clerk
The Parish Council are still meeting and parishioners are welcome to join Zoom meetings. The next meeting is on Monday 8 February at 7.00 pm and the agenda can be found under the Agenda and Minutes page. Please contact the Parish Clerk for access details.
Posted: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 13:18 by Parish Clerk
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Information for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils
2 February 2021
Welcome to the latest issue of Community News. We've written this for local groups, clubs and parish and town councils, to keep them up-to-date with news from the council. Our aim is to send this newsletter out every fortnight.
Please feel free to share this... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 07:58 by Parish Clerk
Director of Public Health for Derbyshire Dean Wallace has praised people who live and work in Swadlincote for stepping up to get tested for Covid-19 to help stop the spread.
More than 15,944 tests have been carried out at three community testing centres in the area to identify people who have the virus but have no symptoms.
And around 246 people have tested positive since the sites opened before Christmas... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 07:56 by Parish Clerk
Tales of the Riverbank
Written by Sarah Coxon
Are you missing reminiscing in your local? Do you miss long walks and rambles in the countryside? Are you finding home-schooling a thankless challenge?
Through the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme (funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and led by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust) we are relaunching our Tales From The Riverbank... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 07:54 by Parish Clerk