Are You Struggling with the Cost of Living?
Cost of Living support from Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire County Council has put together a new webpage full of advice and help available locally. To find out more visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/costofliving. There’s lots of advice and support available to you from help managing debt to checking you’re getting all the benefits you are entitled to. There’s also information about energy efficiency, cutting down on food waste and details about services you might not know that the council offers.
Age UK Derbyshire Befriending Service
Do you know anyone who might like to be a volunteer Befriender with us? We are looking to add to our team of Befrienders in the Matlock, Bakewell and Hope Valley areas.
More details here
Mobile Library Timetables will now be shown in the left sidebar under ‘Local Services’
Struggling to get to a Covid vaccination appointment?
If you do not have your own transport and cannot use public transport, you can get help from Derbyshire County Council’s Active Travel team to attend a vaccination appointment. You can call the Community Response Unit on 01629 535091 or find out more information here.
Updates from Derbyshire County Council
Household Support Fund
Households facing financial hardship can now apply to the Household Support Fund for help towards their food and essential living costs.
Councillor Initiative Fund Grants
Does your group need some funds post-Covid19? Our High Peak Councillors have funding from the Council for grants to local groups. Priorities are for local groups recovering from the pandemic, and those working on environmental issues. You can find the full details on the HPBC website here
Please contact our councillors first if you’d like to apply: Charlotte.Farrell@highpeak.gov.uk and Joanna.Collins@highpeak.gov.uk
Castleton Garland 2020
We were in lockdown but the music went 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