Summer Play Scheme
This year, despite significant challenges, the Parish Council was delighted to sponsor an Easter play scheme at Cloudside Academy run by the A.M Sports Team, which benefitted children of different ages and abilities from the local community.
It was a wonderful opportunity for each child to have fun and meet up with friends and make new ones during the Easter half-term. At a cost of only £10 per day, there was a wide variety of sports and activities on offer from 9am to 3.30pm.
Children from Reception to Year 6 could meet in a safe and secure environment and thanks are extended to the school for providing excellent facilities and Adam Metcalf and his team for all their hard work and dedication to deliver a successful, albeit reduced, scheme safely and effectively.
Participation was limited to 30 children per day (in two bubbles of 15) due to current social distancing measures, but the scheme proved a hit with parents and children alike. It made a real difference to local families and proved incredibly popular, as evidenced by the feedback received.
The Parish Council is intending to subsidise a 4-week summer play scheme again this year at Cloudside Academy over July and August with added financial support from Erewash Borough Council.
Please download the flyer or contact Adam for further details if you wish your child or children to attend: email@example.com / Tel: 07738 714218.
Extra funding for Community Groups
Are you part of a group that’s supporting your local community through the coronavirus pandemic?
Derbyshire County Council is allocating an extra £50,000 to groups in Derbyshire which are doing their bit to support people in their local area.
They are making the money available to local community groups via the Public Health Covid-19 fund which was set up in June 2020.
Find out more on Derbyshire County Council's website.
Nutrition & Hydration Week
Would you know how to spot the symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration in older friends and relatives?
As part of Nutrition and Hydration week next week, Derbyshire County Council is encouraging anyone with older relatives or neighbours to look out for key signs they may be dehydrated or starting to become malnourished.
Visit Derbyshire County Council's website for information and advice.
Sandiacre Lock Cottages
Enjoy a visit to the historic Sandiacre Lock Cottages.
The cottages are normally open at least once a month throughout the year.
Opening dates and other information about Sandiacre Lock Cottages
Comic Relief Community Fund
The Comic Relief Community Fund (England) is offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000.
Funding is available to help you develop your organisation through a Capacity Building Grant or to deliver projects through a Project Delivery Grant.
Find out how to apply for funding