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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:

Young Writers' Annual Show Case 2022

Creative Writing Competition

All 4- 18 year-olds are invited to take part in the Young Writers’ 2022 Annual Showcase which celebrates all styles of creative writing up to 1,000 words!

The closing date 19 September 2022

eMagazines & eNewspapers on PressReader

Have you downloaded Press Reader yet? With over 7,000 national and international titles it's the perfect eLending format to keep you informed and entertained. From The Guardian to The New York Times, and BBC Good Food to PC Gamer, there's plenty for everyone!

Belper Library Lego Family Workshops

Do you love lego? Then come along to our lego sessions on Tuesday 2 August for Age 5+ (children must be accompanied by an adult). 

Tan Draig is leading the Creative Building activities, funded by Fleet Arts.

Session 1: 10:30am-12:30pm  or  Session 2: 2.30pm-4.30pm

Summer Reading Challenge

Are you looking for something to entertain your children this summer? Then look no further than the Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022, taking place in our libraries this summer! The goal is for your child to read six library books over the course of the summer holidays, with stickers along the way and a medal & certificate for those that manage to finish.

Help for businesses recruiting talent

Do you run a business and would like support to recruit more staff?

Why not come along to the Recruiting Talent North Derbyshire (Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Bolsover) on Tuesday19 July at Chesterfield College.

Chesterfield's new walk and cycle route

If you live in Chesterfield we're inviting you to have your say in three consultations on the Chesterfield east-west walking and cycling route.

We're building a new walking and cycling route in the town, which completes the link across Chesterfield from east to west. 

Art competition winners announced

A prestigious art competition run by our Buxton Museum and Art Gallery has announced this year's winners, following a two-year break because of Covid.

Cath Dunn was announced as the winner of the Derbyshire Trophy, recognised as the main competition prize, for her piece Dark and White Peak, above.

Protect yourself against scammers

We're urging older and vulnerable residents across Derbyshire to be on their guard against unsolicited phone calls claiming to be from a community alarm company.

Our Trading Standards officers have been made aware of several instances where the caller tries to get a resident to make a payment over the phone, telling them their existing alarm company has gone bust and they’ve taken over the contract.

Major road resurfacing work continues

Did you know we’ve improved more than 80 roads across the county since May?


Our contractors are just finishing this surface dressing work which works to extend the life of roads by spreading a layer of bitumen followed by a layer of chippings, with loose chippings swept away later.