Community News 6 October 2020

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Community News, Derbyshire County Council.

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

6 October 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.

If you’ve any queries please email us at

Download to help keep us safe


Have you downloaded the new NHS Covid-19 app?

The app alerts people at risk of coronavirus and asks them to self-isolate. The faster you know, the faster you can alert and protect your loved ones.

It also has a number of tools to protect people including contact tracing, local area alerts, QR venue check-in, a symptom checker and test booking.

It does this all anonymously and does not hold any personal information about you or track your location.

Find out more here

Calling Community Groups in Heanor

Cases of coronavirus in Heanor, Marlpool, Aldercar, Mapperley, Langley Mill and Shipley are rising and we need your help to prevent the spread  Please share vital messages encouraging everyone to do their bit by staying apart, washing their hands and wearing a face covering unless they are exempt.

Find out more here

Self-isolation law comes into effect


It's now law to self-isolate if you test positive for coronavirus or are alerted by NHS Test and Trace.

Fines for breaking self-isolation rules are in place starting at £1,000 and increasing up to £10,000 for repeat offenders.

A £500 test and trace support payment is also being made available to people on low incomes who are unable to work while self-isolating.

Find out more here

Historic Buxton building opens its doors


The historic Buxton Crescent opened its door last week following a multi-million pound redevelopment.

Restoration of the building as a Georgian spa aims to give the local economy a boost while putting Buxton back on the map as a leading spa town.

Take a sneak peek of the building or find out more here

Ready to quit for good


It's Stoptober and a perfect time for you to stop smoking for good.

If you're ready to quit then our healthy lifestyles service Live Life Better Derbyshire offers free, 12 week stop smoking support including online and phone support, free NRT and access to prescription medications.

To start your smoke free journey call us on 0800 085 2299 or visit us at

Raising young people's aspirations 


A flagship programme we grant-fund to help young people engage fully in their education has been extended. 

'Raising Aspirations' will continue across schools in Derbyshire for a further two academic years.

The programme helps young people identified as most in need reach their full potential by building skills such as resilience, motivation and confidence.

Find out more here