The new Stay Active and Independent for Longer (S.A.I.L) project is a physical activity initiative aimed at providing adults (50+) living within South Derbyshire the opportunity to become more physically active, improve mental wellbeing, remain independent for longer, meet new people and explore new groups. As we get older, it is important to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle. The Chief Medical... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 27 May 2021 11:20 by Parish Clerk
The age for people receiving the COVID-19 vaccination has now been reduced to 34 and over.
If you are 34 or over or are in a high-risk group and you have not yet received your first vaccination, you can do this using the NHS app or calling 119.
More information on vaccinations and booking is available here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk).
Vaccinations are also being... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 24 May 2021 10:29 by Parish Clerk
Derbyshire's community testing for COVID-19
Rapid lateral flow testing is available free to anybody without symptoms, from pharmacies and testing sites across the county. One in three people who have the virus don't have any symptoms, so Derbyshire County Council is now inviting everyone to come along and get a test to protect their family – either at a testing centre or a home test kit.
You can... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 18 May 2021 20:35 by Parish Clerk
Universal Credit Guide
Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus.
In order to help local people navigate claiming Universal Credit please see the below link to the Universal Credit guide https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/universal-credit/
Posted: Wed, 12 May 2021 11:51 by Parish Clerk
Gresley Male Voice Choir
Are you ready to try a new challenge after lockdown?
If so come and join the well-respected choir where a warm and friendly welcome can be assured.
Gresley Male Voice Choir simply cannot wait to get back together and do what they enjoy doing, singing.
If you think this might be something you would like to try, then contact them for further information at
07736932923... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 08 May 2021 14:46 by Parish Clerk
South Derbyshire District Council is one of two in the UK to offer recycling for used coffee pods in a new partnership with Podback.
Podback is a consortium of the leading coffee pod manufacturers.
Households will be able to sign up to recycle their used plastic and aluminium coffee pods in separate bags weekly alongside their brown and black bin collections.
This includes coffee pods from Nespresso,... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 08 May 2021 14:34 by Parish Clerk
Pharmacies across the country can help anyone who is suffering from domestic abuse. If a pharmacy has an Ask for ANI poster on display and you are suffering from abuse, you can ask for immediate help and support by using the 'Ask for ANI' codeword
Posted: Fri, 07 May 2021 17:40 by Parish Clerk
Walton on Trent Village Hall - Volunteers Needed
The Village Hall is run by volunteers and needs more people to help.
If you could spare a couple of hours to help we would love to hear from you. There's plenty to do, basic maintenance, locking and unlocking, gardening, etc, etc. Any help would be very welcome.
If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved then please contact
Ian Bentley... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 18:28 by Parish Clerk
South Derbyshire's Summer Playscheme has been cancelled for 2021 amidst continuing uncertainty over whether such large-scale events will be permitted.
The scheme traditionally takes place in July and August and in the past has offered over 100 sessions across the District.
The South Derbyshire Summer Playschemes have been running for well over a decade and are a very popular service, with over 6,000... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 03 May 2021 14:52 by Parish Clerk