Packed with useful news, advice and information, the spring edition of Derbyshire Now is due to drop through letterboxes from today (4 March 2019).
It features the chance for readers to win a break at The New Bath Hotel and Spa in Matlock Bath as well as a whole page of money saving vouchers for some of Derbyshire’s most popular attractions.
- healthy schools - spotlight on a Derbyshire school that grows its own fruit and veg
- action grants latest - street pastors in Chesterfield one of our action grants to help keep their community safe
- how we're spending an extra £8.4m to repair the county’s roads and pavements
- Derbyshire voted one of the best holiday county or regions in the country.
Leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Barry Lewis hoped residents would find the latest edition helpful and an interesting read, he said:
“Helping keep residents informed about council services and how we’re spending taxpayers’ money is an important part of what we do here at the county council and Derbyshire Now is great for helping us do that.
“It also gives us the opportunity to celebrate some of the county’s unsung heroes who come together to help their local communities. People such as the volunteers with the Chesterfield Street Pastors who are using one of our Action Grants to make a difference to the town.
“Or the organisers of Chinley Youth Club who give up their free time to help local young people. They’ve also successfully applied for one of our Action Grants and I’d encourage other organisations to do the same.”
The latest edition of the magazine celebrates the county’s success in the British Travel Awards. It also highlights some of the places helping support the heritage-led economic regeneration of Derbyshire, including Buxton Crescent and John Smedley at Lea Mills.
Councillor Lewis added:
“As residents, we know that Derbyshire is a great place to live, work and visit. But it’s nice to have our county recognised nationally as a great holiday destination.”
Other features in the magazine include:
- recruiting Derbyshire Emergency Volunteers
- support for residents to lead a healthy lifestyle
- broadband rollout.
A whole page is dedicated to discount vouchers for local attractions including Conkers, Heights of Abraham, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Creswell Crags.
Derbyshire Now is produced by the county council three times a year at a cost of 11p per copy, including distribution. It is delivered to around 330,000 Derbyshire households.