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Marston Singers

The Next Meetings are on Monday 5th February and Wednesday 21st February at 7pm, at the home of Alison and Ian Sharlot: West Thorpe, Riggs Lane.
New Members are always welcome and if you require any further information then please contact Helen Foley on 07817600448 or

Road Closures


Several Road closures in early to mid February, as follows:
7th - 9th of Feb Riggs Lane from the junction with Barway for 425 yards in S-Easterly Direction to enable works for a new water connection
19th - 21st of Feb Cubley Lane from its junction with Barway for 770 metres in an Easterly direction to facilitate carriageway patching works
22nd - 23rd February Barway from a point 55metres from its junction with Thurvaston Road for a distance of 125 metres in a North Westerly direction.
In each case access will be maintained wherever possible, but alternative routes may need to be used throughout the duration of the works.

Mobile Library Southern Routes


Southern Mobile Library Routes until 20 April 2018

DDDC Chairman's Community Awards 2018

The Chairman of the District of Derbyshire Dales invites nominations for the 2018 Community Awards.
Do you know someone in Derbyshire Dales who deserves recognition for the work that they do in their local community? They may be the driving force behind a local organisation or an individual who goes out of their way to help others or improve local facilities, or the environment. The people we want to hear about are those who “make the wheels go round”, without previous recognition of their efforts or expectation of reward.
If your nominee is chosen for an award Councillor Flitter, Chairman of the District of Derbyshire Dales, hopes to present them with a certificate at a local event that involves those who benefit from their work. If a suitable event cannot be identified they will be invited to meet Councillor Flitter at the Town Hall
You can make a nomination online at You will need to give your details, the name and address of your nominee and a description of why you feel that they are deserving of this award.
The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 28 February 2018. Please send completed nomination forms to:
Committee Section Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Matlock DE4 3NN

Well Dressing 2018

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Antiques Evening

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Defibrilator Training

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Our Community defibrillator generously donated by British Heart Foundation is for the benefit of our Community. This would be needed in case of cardiac arrest when directed by the Emergency Services.
I personally know of 2 people (outside of Marston Montgomery) who are thankfully here today as a result of receiving CPR, within the last 14 months.

Every year 30,000 people suffer Cardiac Arrest out of Hospital. Less than 1 in 10 people survive.
In Norway where CPR is taught to all pupils in School 1 in 4 people survive.
If we achieve the same survival rates as Norway in this country we could save almost 5,000 lives every year.

Part of the agreement from BHF is to promote CPR training for the community which they have provided training kit, as per photo.
I have run a number of training sessions and am happy to put on further training /refresher covering CPR and use of defibrillator.
We have a training defibrillator provided by the village hall committee to assist training.
Alternatively, I'm aware many people receive training else where but if you would like to borrow training kit which includes DVD promoting CPR to use at home to teach family or refresh your skills it could be loaned  out. 
If your would like to attend hands on training, borrow the training

Village Hall Bins

Over recent months we have been aware that the Coronation Hall Bins have been used for Non Coronation Hall waste, most recently we have found a considerable section of carpet sticking out of the top of the General waste Bin and such instances prevent official use of the bin and also leaves the Hall looking untidy.

May we remind those who have been doing this that the Coronation Hall Bins are strictly for the use of the Coronation Hall and its related functions and not to act as an overflow for other peoples waste.

Thank You.

Village Hall Committee.


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Our next meeting is on Monday 19th February - New Members always Welcome.

Telephone Box Book Exchange

The recently painted and refurbished Book Box is now fully stocked and seems to be turning over the new stock of books very well. Thank you to the Book Club and especially Mary & Ken O’Halloran Brown for their painting skills and the Parish Council for paying for the paint.
If there is no room in the box for any new donations please do not leave them on the floor as they quickly become damp and unusable.
Thank you.


MMCH 100 Club Lotto Draw 2018

Please remember that 2018 Lotto Tickets are on sale with the first draw planned in January 2018.
Prizes remain as those last year, with a minimum of 2 x £25 winners each month.
Application forms are available from The Crown, Th Primary School, Rob Butler or Matt Bates (07970 544 705).
It would be much appreciated if you are able to support the Village Hall by participating in this fund raising activity with the added bonus of a possible prize every month.
Thank You.
Coronation Hall Committee

Fitness Class

Thursday 2:00pm - 3:00pm delivered by a qualified level 3 teacher Tania Sketchley.
'Exercise is blended with movement and dance to great music, to challenge the body in action, improving mobility, strength, stamina and fitness, also achieving a sense of health and well being through fun and mental stimulation.'
Come along and try a free taster!

Tania’s Fitness Class on Thursday 7th & 14th at 2pm. Classes will resume on 11th January.

For further info contact: Tania 01889590736 or 07515832101
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Woodland Creation Grant Confirmed

Interesting Information for all land owners

A £13 million fund to increase England’s woodland has been confirmed by the Forestry Minister.
The fund, part of the Countryside Stewardship scheme, will help landowners to plant more trees to protect wildlife, boost the timber sector and reduce flood risk. It will help plant more than 3 million trees, creating 1,900 hectares of new woodland and contributing to the government’s ambition to plant 11 million trees, with a further one million in towns and cities.
Farmers, foresters and land managers across the UK will be able to apply for up to £6,800 per hectare to plant, weed and protect more trees when application forms for the next round of the government’s Woodland Creation grant are made available in September.
A range of grants are available to support the creation of new woodland and sustainable woodland management, with Forestry Commission online advice available on the application process.
Further information will be available from
Derbyshire Association of Local Councils:
The Old Loom Shop, Building 23, Cromford Mill, Mill Road, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3RQ

Tel: 01629 826655


The Parish Council will also have further information once the application forms become available in September

Book Club

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Book Club
If you are interested in joining us - we are very friendly and meet on the Second Wednesday each month. Our current book is Anne Michaels ‘Fugitive Pieces’. Book of the month for November is Roddy Doyle ‘The Woman who walked in to doors’. Book of the month for December will be Rachel Abbot ‘Sixth Window’. Please contact Eleanor Shakespeare on 590519 if you would like further details.