12 March 2021

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Community News, Derbyshire County Council.

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

12 March 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of 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 news@derbyshire.gov.uk

Latest news in this edition:

Get paid to work at this year's elections


Derbyshire is to go to the polls on Thursday 6 May 2021 to elect its county council for the first time in four years.

The paid election roles which people can apply for include presiding officers, poll clerks and count assistants. Training is given to successful applicants.

As well as county council elections, some Derbyshire district and borough councils along with Derby City Council are also holding their own elections, and there is an election for the role of Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner across the city and county on the same day too.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May and votes will be counted on Friday 7 May 2021.

The county council elections are run at a local level by district and borough councils, and while many people have already put themselves forward for an election role, there are still vacancies in all areas.

Green Entrepreneurs Fund launched


If your business is interested in developing and investing in green energy and carbon reduction schemes then we want to hear from you.

Small and medium-sized businesses across Derbyshire are being invited to a free virtual launch event on 17 March 2021 to find out how they can apply for grant funding to support new initiatives as part of our £2m Green Entrepreneurs Scheme.

Businesses in Derbyshire with up to 250 staff and micro-businesses with up to 10 staff are invited to apply for the grants.

Book on to the virtual launch, being held from 9am to 10am on 17 March 2021, by visiting the East Midlands Chamber’s website.

We want to hear from young people


Are you aged 18 – 30? Or do you know someone who is? We’re keen to hear from people in this age group about how we can support them on the road out of ‘lockdown’.

We’d like to know what they think about community testing – aimed at people without symptoms – and the vaccine as the route out of Covid-19 restrictions.

So we’d appreciate your help to spread the word to your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends to encourage them to have their say.

We’ll be holding one-hour online focus groups in the evenings of the week beginning 15 March and we’d love them to take part.

Please email amelia@hitchmarketing.co.uk to register your interest and find out more.

Have a say on Chesterfield cycle route

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We've published ambitious plans for an east-west walking and cycling route for Chesterfield and local people are being asked for their views.

The Government has awarded us just over £1.6m to create a new route for cyclists and those on foot.

The route will go from the A619 junction with Holymoor Road, along Chatsworth Road and the existing Hipper Valley Trail, through Queen’s Park, and to the hospital by using Crow Lane and Wetlands Lane.

The plans for the route include improving existing sections by widening and resurfacing, to provide enough space for all users and allow for better social distancing.

We're recruiting administration staff

Looking for an admin job?

We’ve more than 30 vacancies within our business services team at a range of different levels, from £18,000 to £25,000.

If you're enthusiastic, efficient and are looking for a new challenge, with the opportunity to develop within the role, then have a look at our website to find the job for you

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