News from producers around Derbyshire

News Header

The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it:

Customers help J Tomlinson raise money for charitable donation

Derbyshire students are benefiting to the tune of £1,000 thanks to the cooperation of Futures Housing Group customers and the generosity of J Tomlinson, the company that services and maintains their boilers.

J Tomlinson operates the maintenance and servicing contract for the housing organisation, and each time the company’s staff are given first-time access to a customer’s home to carry out work, the firm donates £1 to invest into the community.

HUUB Design announces continued partnership with six-time Ironman World Champion Dave Scott

Multi-award winning Triathlon outfitters HUUB Design are pleased to announce a continued partnership with six-time Ironman world champion, Dave Scott, for a further three years. The continued affiliation between HUUB and Scott will see them embark on advanced research projects and bring exciting new developments to the bestselling Dave Scott line, designed to ensure comfort and breathability in a faster garment.

Buxton Festival Fringe 5-23 July 2017

Latest figures from Buxton Festival Fringe show that even though the event as a whole was slightly smaller than in 2015, it still contributed nearly £400,000 to the local economy and made a bigger splash than ever with high satisfaction ratings and Fringe website hits going through the roof.

152 events resulted in an estimated £48,000 being spent by performers during their stay in Buxton according to entrants’ feedback. Meanwhile figures from the audience survey suggest that punters spent some £325,000 on food, accommodation and ticket sales for shows from local performers.

October Newsletter - The Old Station Gallery


The OSG Open 2016 continues until 26th October - still plenty of time to catch the show at the gallery before it ends.  You can vote for your favourite piece of work in the show and the Artist with the most votes will win the Peoples Prize and £100 worth of vouchers to spend.

First Independent Visits Carried out at County Council Care Homes

Healthwatch Derbyshire, the independent organisation representing the views of the Derbyshire public on health and social care services, has carried out the first stage in its programme of unannounced visits to all Derbyshire County Council-run care homes.

Healthwatch Derbyshire has been appointed by Derbyshire County Council to carry out Enter and View visits to all of its 22 care homes that support older people including four services supporting people with learning disabilities by March 2017 and report back their findings.  

Croots Farm Shop celebrates Shire horse success at world’s most famous horse show

The team at Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire is celebrating after a Shire horse which grazes at the farm took one of the top slots at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show.

Evie was awarded reserve champion in the Shire Horse of the Year Championship at the event, which is the world’s most famous horse show. Full name Sheepwash Derbyshire Eventide, she was one of two Shire horses from Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, near Duffield, which qualified for the championship.

Derby College Students Harvest Hallowe’en Crop

Agricultural learners at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall have harvested a bumper crop of pumpkins in time for Hallowe’en. More than 70 pumpkins have been collected and are now on sale at the College’s on-site Plant Centre and in reception at the land-based campus in Morley. Agriculture Lecturer Mark Ekin said: “This is the first time that the students have grown pumpkins and they have done a great job. “We have a great crop and have already sold many of them to staff, students and visitors in time for Hallowe’en.”


Reflection and Vision Are Themes for Cathedral Quarter Event

Businesses and stakeholders will gather to celebrate Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) at a breakfast event on Thursday October 27.

The event will be held at Derby Museum and Art Gallery on The Strand with guests hearing from a number of speakers representing the BID and key sectors operating in the area. It comes in advance of businesses in the Cathedral Quarter developing a new business plan next year with a decision on BID renewal due to go to a vote in Autumn 2017.