Community News - 4 September 2020

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Community News, Derbyshire County Council.

Information for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils

4 September 2020

Welcome to the latest edition 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 newsletter with your members or residents, or use the information in the newsletter on your website, or in your publications.

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Book on to online taster courses

online courses

Fancy picking up a new skill or hobby this month?

Bookings are now open for a range of free online adult education courses which are running throughout September.

This special programme of courses will give you a taste of what’s to come in our main Autumn programme.

From yoga to learning a new language, there’s something for everyone.

Places on our programme of free courses in August booked up very quickly, so take a look now to secure your place.

Find out more here 

Coronavirus myth buster


Over the next few weeks we’ll be busting some myths around coronavirus by sorting the facts from the fakes.

You might think when out and about that wearing a face covering means you don’t have to social distance – this is a myth.

A face covering helps reduce the spread but it's still so important we keep our distance from one another and leave space.  

Find out more here

Improve your writing skills


Calling all Derbyshire wordsmiths. You can access a range of online workshops to develop and improve your writing skills.

The workshops have been organised by LoveLit, an Arts Derbyshire project that we fund and support.

Workshops are priced at £12 to £14 and are open to both aspiring and experienced writers. 

Find out more here

New temporary home for school pupils


New temporary home for Harrington Junior School: (from left) Our Cabinet Member for Young People, Councillor Alex Dale with Harrington Junior School’s Headteacher, Rachael Wilmot (centre) and Erewash MP, Maggie Throup (right).

Pupils at Harrington Junior School in Long Eaton have been welcomed back to school with a new temporary home.

We arranged for a temporary building to be installed on the school site, following a fire that destroyed much of the original building in May. 

The new temporary school building has six classrooms, offices and group rooms and was built and fitted out in a few weeks. It will be used until a permanent new school can be built.

Find out more here