Category: People

Healthwatch Derbyshire Celebrates Pledges To Improve Young Carers’ Lives

Health and social care watchdog Healthwatch Derbyshire has celebrated various organisations’ pledges that were made to improve the lives of the county’s 1,600 young people who are carers for a family member at home.

A 12 month partnership project to raise greater awareness of the plight of young carers in Derbyshire recently culminated in an event held at County Hall in Matlock where the pledges to improve the lives of young carers were marked with an awards ceremony.

Young Company Intake Workshops

This September Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre is looking for talented actors to join its Young Company in order to work on a brand new show specific to Buxton. The theatre is calling out to all 13 to 18 year olds who have an interest in performing arts to be part of this exciting new production.

Recruitment Opportunity

High Peak Community Arts are recruiting a part time Business Development and Communications Manager on a 2 year temporary contract.

Salary: £25,693 - £27,394 pro rata, 2 days per week.

Based in: New Mills, High Peak SK22 3BW

Ideally, we would like a worker to join the team for 2 days / week. But we are open to a freelance proposal based on this fee.

Buxton Film launches young programmers project

Buxton Film is pleased and excited to announce that it is being funded by Film Hub North West Central to run a project to engage young people in the programming and marketing of films.

The project runs until March 2017 and will see a minimum of 10 films being selected for screening at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, by groups of young programmers drawn from across the High Peak. There is no commercial cinema in the borough though a number of community cinemas screen a wide-range of films in halls in towns and villages.

Seven of the Best from Derbyshire Recognised in Prestigious Awards

Seven Derbyshire businesses have reached the finals of the Rural Business Awards – the UK’s only dedicated national business awards for the rural community, run in partnership with the CLA and actively supported by the countryside sector as well as MPs across the UK. The Rural Business Awards are sponsored by Janine Edwards Wealth Management Ltd, Principal Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management.

Dog Grooming Success For Local Apprentice

Derby College Dog Grooming apprentice Jessica Peggs (21) has scooped a top award in her first national competition.

Jessica, from Eastwood, is a former Derby College student and is now completing a level three apprenticeship at the College’s dog grooming salon at Broomfield Hall in Morley.

She entered Premier Groom at Stoneleigh, which also went towards the practical element of her International Certified Master Grooming qualification, and came away with first prize in the intermediate class.


Following its successful Buxton Fringe exhibition enjoyed by over 60 visitors, Burbage Art Group is preparing for its autumn season and hoping to attract new members.

The classes run in school terms starting on Wednesday September 7th at the Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton from 7.15pm to 9.15pm. Organiser Rachel Slaney explains: “There is no formal course - people tend to bring their own projects and materials - but September is a great time to start when everything feels new and people are rested and inspired from their summer holidays.”


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