Please make use of the mobile libraries
Derbyshire Mobile Libraries are still operating a `book and borrow’ system, which means you will need to phone to book an appointment and will be able to pick up a maximum of 10 books. Appointment times will last 5 minutes. Click the link below for the timetable for 23 August – 17 September. Timetables will be issued for 4 weeks at a time instead of the usual 12 weeks because DCC is currently reviewing the service.
News about Buses
Bus Service Improvement Plan
Derbyshire County Council would like to hear from you. The Government has pledged £3 billion in funding across the country to help develop bold plans for improving local bus services and encouraging more people to use them and Derbyshire is aiming to secure a fair share of that funding. Please take part in a short survey about improving our local bus service by clicking here.
Hope Valley Explorer Bus Route
The Hope Valley Explorer Bus returns, running on weekends & bank holidays from 24th July until 30th October 2021. View timetable & map here
Castleton Primary School Needs a Cleaner
7 Hours per week from September 2021. Please contact the School on 620630 for details
Castleton Playing Fields Committee 2021 AGM
CPFC has issued the following documents following its AGM on 11 May.
Financial Statement for 2019 – 2020
Financial Statement for 2020 -2021
Report to the Parish Council: May 2021
Correct report now uploaded – sincere apologies for publishing the wrong document initially.
Does A Rural Bus Service Matter to You?
Every Village Every Hour’ Campaign
New Fraud Warnings
- Derbyshire Police are warning local residents about tradesmen cold calling to offer services such as gutter cleaning.
- Action Fraud have reported many incidents of a phone scam about suspension of National Insurance Numbers. See left sidebar for details.
Financial support for businesses in High Peak incurring losses because of Covid 19
See information from Cllr Joanna Collins here
Covid Community Testing Centre Now Open in Buxton
The Centre is now open at the Pavilion Gardens (access from the promenade), St John’s Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE and is open from 9am to 7pm, 7 days per week. No appointment necessary. Regular testing is available for those at most risk of passing on the virus, i.e. people going out to work and needing to spend time with colleagues or the public. Community testing is not for those who have coronavirus symptoms. They should book a test in the usual way.
Increasing Safety in Rural Areas
A booklet giving advice on issues such as theft, fire and personal safety has been launched in a bid to target countryside crime & Emergencies in Derbyshire. Download the booklet here.
Policing Covid Regulations & Wildlife Crime
Cllr Joanna Collins has recently raised local residents’ concerns about the policing of Covid regulations, particularly about exercise, with Chief Superintendent Barnett of Derbyshire Police. Click here for her report of that conversation.
Non emergencies can now be reported to Derbyshire Police using Social Media
Instead of having to use the 101 line to speak to someone on the phone, you can now send a message on social media, including FaceBook, Twitter or the Derbyshire Police website, as well as speaking to a call handler on Live Chat. More details here and here.
Police Warning about a Number of Scams about Applying for Covid 19 Vaccine.
Text messages are circulating, some appearing to be from the NHS, which are scams to obtain personal or financial information. Police advice is not to click on links in such messages.
Details here and here
Help & Support at Blythe House during Covid 19
Blythe House have issued a booklet to explain their services during this pandemic ‘Here to help, here to stay’.
Keep Castleton Connected
by Joining the Village Email Group
Castletonians can now share information via a closed email group on a wide range of local issues, events & notices, including offers of help/requests for help, items wanted/offered free or for sale, lost & found and lots more…. Local business owners and their staff are welcome to join too. Messages are only visible to members of the group. To join or find out more, click here.
Parking Issues in the Hope Valley
Derbyshire Police have reported on action taken about parking problems in Castleton & Edale. Residents are asked to report cases of parking on double & single yellow lines etc. Full details here.
Castleton Secret Gardens 2020: A Virtual Tour
Sadly Castleton’s Secret Gardens event had to be cancelled in 2021 but Castleton’s Secret Gardeners hope that visitors can still enjoy viewing some of their gardens even though it has to be from a different perspective.
We hope to open our gardens as usual in late June 2021 as long as the proposed roadmap out of lockdown allows us to do so – this entry will be updated when we are sure we can go ahead. We very much look forward to seeing you this summer.
Not Just Covid 19:
Gardeners have had to contend with the widest possible range of weather conditions this Spring:- some thoughts from a regular secret garden contributor ‘Gardening Against The Odds’
Castleton Secret Gardens will be held again on 26/27 June 2021.
Coping with The Easing of Lockdown Restrictions
This BBC article has some practical suggestions
Castleton Garland 2020
We may be in lockdown but the music goes on.
Click on the photo to hear the band
In Castleton, Friday 29th May is Garland day – an ancient ceremony that is thriving and now known throughout the country after the documentary Britain by Bike – Peak District.
The Castleton Silver Band play the Garland Tune many times each year. Covid-19 has not stopped that, although there is no marching in this version. Also there is no rain (a regular visitor to the ceremony). There have been contributions from the Senior Band, the Training Band (and some toddlers who will be joining us before too long). All of the contributions are included. Follow this link for Garland in Lockdown … and enjoy.
Thank you. John Whitfield
Castleton Garland ceremony cancelled for the first time since WW1. Read more here
A Flood Resilience Store has been installed behind Village Hall containing sandbags for use during floods. More information here