Village News

Council Notices

Please be aware that the District Council’s revenues team have been receiving calls from Council Tax payers in the Wirksworth area about phone calls and emails claiming to advise of a Council Tax refund.

This is a *SCAM* that is happening at the same time as legitimate Council Tax bills are being posted to Derbyshire Dales residents this week (the legitimate Council Tax envelope includes your annual resident parking permit and a copy of the Dales Matters publication).

The scam email purports to be from Gov.Uk and is signed by "The Government Digital Service Team". It states an amount of money you can claim because "you're on a low income or get benefits".

Obviously the advice to residents is do not click on any links in the email or give any phone caller your personal details.

Open Gardens

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Plants Table

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Following the success of last year's plant sales to raise money for NHS Charities Together, this year I have decided to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK and Dementia UK in memory of my
parents. The table will be available at the end of our drive (The Hollies - opposite the lychgate) on most Thursday to Sundays (depending on plant stocks) - it will start later in April when the weather is suitable and the seedlings and young plants are ready.

There will also be produce sales by WI on some of the weekends. Like last year, if anyone has any surplus plants/seedlings they would like to donate, please bring to the table when it is out. There will be
an honesty box for sales - I do hope you will come and have a look and maybe stock up on some plants or seedlings and help raise some money for these worthwhile charities.

Waste Collections

All waste collection is back to normal with the waste food caddy now being collected weekly again.

The green waste will only be collected if the fee has been paid and the sticker is displayed on the back of the green waste bin.

Your food waste will now be collected separately from other waste in our new vehicles.

Thursday 1st April. Blue bin : Green bin
Friday 9th April. Grey bin
Thursday 15th April. Blue bin : Grey bin
Thursday 22nd April. Grey bin
Thursday 29th April. Blue bin: Green bin

WI


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Housing For Local People

PEAK DISTRICT RURAL HOUSING  ASSOCIATION   WOULD LIKE TO LET ANYONE INTERESTED KNOW THAT BIDDING FOR THE TWO RENTED HOUSES ON THE APPLETREE FIELDS DEVELOPMENT  IS GOING LIVE ON DERBYSHIRE DALES HOME OPTIONS WEB SITE.   POTENTIAL  TENANTS CAN ENTER THEIR BIDS FROM MONDAY 1 MARCH  ANYONE INTERESTED IN RENTING ONE OF THE HOMES NEEDS TO BE REGISTERED WITH HOME OPTIONS BEFORE THEY BID     THE HOMES WILL BE  LET TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE A CLOSE CONNECTION TO MARSTON MONTGOMERY  OR THE IMMEDIATE  AREA  PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO FAMILIES BUT COUPLES  WITHOUT CHILDREN  ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO BID     THOSE INTERESTED  IN  ONE OF THE SHARED OWNERSHIP PROPERTIES SHOULD REGISTER THEIR INTEREST WITH   PDRHA AT  https://www.peakdistrictrha.org.uk/find-a-home/finding-a-home-to-buy/register-of-interest-form/      for further information contact  PHILIPPA OSBORNE ON 03001234009

Village Hall Lotto 2021

As stated in previous updates, the Village Hall lotto is running once again in 2021 but this year it will run from April 2021 through to March 2022.
Tickets are priced at £20 each and entitle you to entry in each monthly draw. There is no limit on the number of tickets an individual can purchase. There are only 100 tickets available, don't hesitate, buy them quick!

There will again be 12 monthly draws, each having 3 prizes of £25 each. The exception will be the December draw where prizes will be £100, £50 & £25. Winning numbers will be published in the village newsletter each month.

With the ongoing COVID pandemic its vital we try to fundraise as best we can and running the lotto is a way we can do this. Also due to COVID we would like to reduce the handling of paperwork and cash and would therefore like
entries and payments sent electronically where possible.

If you would like to support the hall in its vital fundraising efforts and would like to participate in the lotto please can you email your details as follows:
Name:
Address:
Contact Number:
Email Address:
Preferred Lotto number (if available):
Ref:"Name" & "Lotto" (Example: MBates Lotto)

Please email the above details to the promotor & administrator:- Matthew Bates at matthew-bates@hotmail.co.uk
If you wish to take part but are unable to pay via bank transfer please email or write the same above details on a note and post to the below with payment:

Matthew Bates, Parkfield House, Marston Bank, Rocester, ST14 5BT

If you have any question's or would like me to collect entry details and payment, please contact Matt
Thank you once again for your support and good luck!

Note: All data collected will be used only for the purposes of the Village Hall lotto and not shared with third parties in
any way.

Village Hall News

As you are all aware the development of the new Village hall is underway and we all look forward to a time when it's completed and COVID restrictions allow us to use it!

As part of the development of the new village hall, where possible, the management committee would like to provide a hall that delivers an exceptional facility for the community with equipment to enhance meetings and functions.

This could be new furniture, staging for school or other performances, kitchen equipment and perhaps appropriate sports equipment for clubs to use, the intention is to provide a facility that will attract greater use and be a hub for increased community engagement.

We would also like to try to deliver all this with a hall that is as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible.

As you can imagine, hall funds are limited and the current COVID-19 pandemic has not helped as we have not been able to hire out the hall since March 2020. Our normal limited hire revenue is also supplemented significantly by other fundraising activities which again have not been able to take place.

In order that we get as close to our aims as possible we would like to hear from you if you are aware of any suitable funding sources or grants you may be aware of that we could apply to, maybe these are through organisations you have worked with now or in the past or groups or individuals you may have heard of through your social interactions.

We are of course already looking at grants and funding options through our own research but if anyone else has any suggestions these would be very greatly received.

Should you have any suggestions that you wish to discuss or questions, please contact either Mike or Matt on the details below:

Mike Thackery (Chair) Matt Bates (Treasurer) Phone: 07974 565412 Phone: 07970 544705

Email: villhall@the-thackerys.co.uk Email: matthew-bates@hotmail.co.uk

Thank you in advance, your help is greatly appreciated.