Staff at a Belper firm helped their company achieve its volunteering total for the year when they carried out potentially life-saving work to help rescue teams operating in remote areas - without even leaving their desks. Fourteen workers at Lubrizol’s UK headquarters in Hazelwood gave up their day to help others by participating in the Red Cross’s Missing Maps project, a worldwide initiative designed to update free online maps by drawing in buildings, roads and natural features.
Chartered surveyor Martin Langsdale, who is the long-standing chair of Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID), has been awarded an MBE for his contribution to the city’s economy in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Derby College Group (DCG) Chief Executive Officer Mandie Stravino has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of her services to education.
YOUR IDEAS WANTED PLEASE! SPEND TEN MINUTES HAVING FUN AND CONTRIBUTE TO A FABULOUS POEM!
The wonderful poet Helen Mort (former Derbyshire Poet Laureate) is writing a community poem called Ticket to Hope. She is looking for people who live, work or study in Derbyshire, of all ages, to contribute, and is looking for lots of ideas to weave into and to inspire the poem. Derbyshire is a county with hope in it, and that’s quite literal – with the beautiful Hope Valley and
the train towards Edale and the Dark Peak, where passengers ask for a ‘ticket to Hope’.
How do you capture a place through poetry?
7-8pm, Tuesday 13th October -
Burn Bright is a poetry-film created by Derbyshire writer Emma Pass in collaboration with the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site’s for the Discovery Days Online Festival taking place from 9-11th October.