Inspiring stories of courage of women in Syria at Amnesty Wirksworth and District event

Inspiring stories of courage of women in Syria at Amnesty Wirksworth and District event

On Saturday 14thApril, Wirksworth and District Amnesty group held an event  (originally planned for International Women’s Day in early March) at the Stone Centre.

A presentation was given by Hannah Reed, an aid and development worker for 15 years in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Hannah talked and showed pictures of her wide ranging work in these countries, including currently with ‘Big Heart’, a Syrian based organisation, grown from one Syrian man’s initiative. Through Big Heart, Hannah met Ola Batta, an amazing young Syrian woman who joined our meeting via video link. Originally from Aleppo, she now lives with her family in Turkey. Ola told us about her humanitarian work since the Syrian crisis began. She has taken a lead role in organising food distribution, women’s rights and education for young traumatised children.

This moving, thought provoking presentation from Hannah and Ola was greatly appreciated by the those attending. In response to questions, both agreed that we must remember the Syrian conflict started with pro democracy protests. The international community has its own agenda. One Syrian worker for Big Heart said “Everybody’s talking about Syria, nobody’s talking to Syrians”.

Donations totalling £180 will be sent to a Syrian charity chosen by Hannah and Ola.

For more information, please contact us at  wirksworthaigroup@yahoo.com or Paul Webb on 07977894609.

 

Future Train Service Disruption – Derwent Valley Line

Major disruption between 22 July and 7 October at Derby – people should look online for the details.

There are forthcoming changes at Derby Station were explained by National Rail and East Midlands Trains people.  The specific subject of the meeting was the Derwent Valley line to Matlock.

Firstly – and less importantly just now – is that the May railway timetable changes  (https://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/Global/May2018/Thameslink%20May18%20timetable%20v3.pdf) will lead to the 20.26 train from St Pancras no longer giving a connection in Derby to the last train to Matlock. Instead people will have to catch an earlier train from St Pancras. A recent meeting suggested that the last train one could catch from London would be the one at about 20.00 but looking online it looks as though there will be no train to Matlock from Derby after about 2050, meaning that the 19.00 train will be the last train should you want to come on to Cromford or Matlock that evening.

Secondly – and much more important – is the disruption that will take place while engineering work goes on at Derby this summer. The effect of this will be that there will be no through trains to Nottingham from Matlock between 30 July and 24 August. From 25 August to 7 October, there will be no trains between Matlock and Derby: instead there will be a bus and coach replacement service: this will travel down the A6 so will not go to Cromford Station but will stop on the A6 (which will be better for people from Wirksworth but will put pressure on car parking in Cromford). In addition, on the London line there will be no trains between Derby and London from 13-19 August ( a bus service will operate to East Midlands Parkway). From 30 July to 2 September there will be no trains from Derby to Sheffield – there will be buses from Derby to Chesterfield. Cross Country trains will not visit Derby from 30 July to 2 September. East Midlands trains will not operate between Sheffield and Derby from 30 July to 7 October. You can find the details of this at www.derby2018.co.uk. From 30 July to 7 October, there will be just one train per hour in each direction between Derby and St Pancras, though these will start and terminate at Derby and not go through to Sheffield.

This is going to cause major headaches for many train users – and of course over the weekend of the Festival, there will be no trains on the Derwent Valley line, nor will there be East Midland trains between Chesterfield and Derby that weekend though Cross Country trains will operate between Sheffield, Chesterfield and Derby.

Major disruption between 22 July and 7 October at Derby – people should look online for the details.

Train disruption from July 2018

News of train disruption from July to October 2018

Between 22 July and 7 October, Network Rail will be working in partnership with East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry to rebuild the track and signalling in and around Derby railway station. While Derby Station remains open throughout the work, customers travelling to and through Derby will experience significant disruption. Full details here.

 

Consultation on Primary Education Provision – Wirksworth – Closes 20th January

Today is the last day for commenting on the local Schools’ Consultation on Primary Education In Wirksworth.

Click on the link below to comment directly to DCC. (Comments on Facebook will not be taken into account in the decision making process).

The Primary Education Consultation also ties in with the planning application Tarmac are due to make soon (one area may be either industrial units, or a potential school site).

There’s lots of detail available on the Derbyshire County Council website, and there has been a lot of discussion from our usual amazing representatives. It was proposed we ask for another extension to the consultation period to the 23rd of March 2018 – if you think you need more time to consider this, please request this too.

If you would like to read the 12 page summary of the long meeting held on our behalf, please, make a request via email@GoWirksworth.com

Please make your voice heard – Our children, our future!

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/…/primary_education_provision…

Scaling the Peaks – Rural Dementia Study

Calling all families living with dementia in rural Derbyshire.

The Scaling the Peaks study is coming to an end in August 2018. This is the last opportunity to contribute to a study which is examining local services to support older people and their families living with dementia in the region. Perhaps you provide or support members of the community as part of a voluntary, support or more formal service and wish to share the work you do. Or you may wish to consider taking part as an older (over 70 years) adult living with dementia or as a family care giver. Taking part involves confidential interview(s) only. The findings will be used to help support the future design and delivery of services which are robust, accessible and relevant to local users.
Please contact Fiona Marshall, Senior Research Fellow on 07920813613 or email on fiona.marshall2@nottingham.ac.uk or pick up a leaflet at Hannage Brook Medical Centre (in main reception area).

To access external website click here:

Thank you for reading this.

Wirksworth Parish Room Wooden Floor Renovation – please vote for funding

MANY OF YOU HAVE VOTED, SO A BIG THANK YOU. THE AVIVA WEBSITE HAS HAD ITS PROBLEMS, NOW WORKING. WE HAVE 7 DAYS TO GO IN COMPETITION, DEADLINE 21st NOVEMBER, WITH 1,273 APPLICANTS IN THE £5,001 -£10,000 CATEGORY. WE CURRENTLY HAVE 1,586 VOTES, HAVE FOUND SEVERAL IN EXCESS OF 2000. SO MORE VOTES ARE URGENTLY NEEDED, ASK YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, GROUPS THAT YOU MAY BELONG TO, WE WANT TO WIN FOR OUR COMMUNITY BUILDING.

THIS IS THE LINK

https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-3432

For those that find this difficult turn on your browser, move your cursor over the link above and press control and left click your mouse.

ANOTHER WAY
 

 

Google Search “Aviva Community Fund Homepage Get Involved”, then move down the page and enter in the left hand search box Wirksworth Parish Room Wooden Floor Renovation and enter on the yellow button on the right. This then brings up an image of our floor, just click this which will open the application details and then move your mouse onto Register and log in now to get your 10 votes and click. Simply then follow the instructions for registration. This leads you to vote, make sure that you use all the 10 votes.

 

 

Hope that you can help lift our total so that we are successful.

Wirksworth – Primary Education Provision – Consultation

The consultation runs from the 2nd November to 17th December and concerns the building of a new school in Wirksworth. This consultation looks at the three proposed sites.

The planned development at the Tarmac ‘Middleton Road’ site will soon have the planning application submitted. The detail of the planning application will include either planned industrial units, or a new primary school. There is detail in the links below.

Please note that the County Council’s plans and the Tarmac plans label the options differently! Please pay attention when commenting.

Schools’ Consultation

Tarmac Information Boards from 31st October

 

 

Parish Rooms – Floor Refurbishment – please vote!!

VOTE PLEASE!!

Wirksworth’s Parish Rooms are a valuable community space – please vote for the replacement floor to make it even better with the Aviva Community Fund votes.

[This location is also hosting this weekend’s Monster Mash Up with The Feather Star in aid of Wirksworth Skatepark

Organisers of this campaign say:
Returning a derelict factory in 2002 to full community use was my ambition. Seeing people enjoying the Festival Gallery, our local brass band and orchestra rehearsing is rewarding motivating us to produce a safe floor, especially for children and dance; the users and volunteers wish for its future.

https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/vot…/project/view/17-3432

Vote NOW!!!!

 

 

Town Council Consultation on Tuesday Market

It has been announced that the Wirksworth Town Council have launched a consultation (ending 27th October 2017) regarding the location of the weekly Tuesday Market.

There are proposed changes to the layout of the Memorial Gardens in consequence.

Whether you use the market or not, this consultation affects YOU, so please make your voice heard. Take a few minutes to look at the proposed designs and see what you would like for our town centre.

Link to consultation details here:

Links to PDFs of the three proposed designs here:

option-1- Memorial Gardens

option-2

option-3

Wirksworth Festival – Art & Architecture Trail a great success!

Well, that’s a wrap! Thank you to everyone that came to this weekend’s Art & Architecture Trail – what a great weekend it’s been. Art of every shape and size, in every corner of this wonderful town.

We’d love to hear what you thought, so if you can spare a few moments to complete this online survey we’d be really grateful. You could be in with a chance to win a special Wirksworth Festival mug, made by John Wheeldon. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MDTVMRR

Don’t forget there’s still two weeks of great performances, Curated Art and more to enjoy.

 

Curious & Curiousa at Haarlem

Curious & Curiousa at Haarlem

A window in Wirksworth's Old Grammar School

A window in Wirksworth’s Old Grammar School

The Top Flat at Wirksworth's Grammar School

The Top Flat at Wirksworth’s Grammar School

St. Mary's Church Wirksworth, Festival 2017

St. Mary’s Church Wirksworth, Festival 2017

Dermot Punnett's Art at Wirksworth Festival 2017

Dermot Punnett’s Art at Wirksworth Festival 2017

Geoff Diego Litherland's work at Wirksworth Festival 2017

Geoff Diego Litherland’s work at Wirksworth Festival 2017

Wirksworth Cricketing Triumph!!!

WIRKSWORTH & MIDDLETON CC WON BY 7 RUNS

WIRKSWORTH & MIDDLETON CRICKET CLUB 2017

FINAL OF THE 20/20 CUP

at Shipley Hall CC on Sunday 20th August 2017 for the

Peak Marquees John Else T20 Trophy.

Semi Final at 11.00am. Wirksworth & Middleton CC v Stainsby Hall

 

Stainsby Hall: 32 all out in 12.2 overs with a total of 9 extras, including 7 wides.   The first 8 wickets fell for 9 runs. Josh Pickering took six wickets for nine runs in his four overs; Max Marshall 2 for 2.  In reply WMCC scored 33 without loss in 3.2 overs. Michael Jefferiss made 1 not out; Ben Gartside 28 not out .

 

WMCC won by ten wickets and later in the day played Elvaston in the final: scores below.

Innings of WMCC                                               Bowling            o         m         r           w

 

M Jefferiss+        b Hayhurst                     5          Jacobs               4          0          28         2

B Gartside          b Harrold                       56         Hayhurst            4          0          41         3

J Allen              b Hayhurst                     2          Wright              4          0          37         0

J Greenhalgh       cWright b Jacobs                         49         Harrold              4          0          18         1

B Perry-Taylor*  c Wright b Ball               19         Ball                  4          0          39         1

L Boden                        lbw b Hayhurst               17

J Ritchie            not out                          6

Ja Bradbury        b Jacobs                         2

M Marshall        not out                          4

J Pickering         did not bat

T Howard          did not bat

Jo Bradbury        12th man

Extras                lb2; w3.                         5

 

Total for 7 wickets in 20 overs                   165

 

FoW: 1/5; 2/32; 3/69; 4/105; 5/147; 6/155; 7/ 157.

 

 

Innings of Elvaston CC                                        Bowling            o         m         r           w

 

J Harrold            b Ritchie                        81         Marshall            2          0          24         0

N Briars             C Jefferiss b P-Taylor       6          Pickering           4          0          21         0

B Wright           lbw b Greenhalgh                        17         Perry-Taylor       4          0          25         1

M Bradley*+      b Greenhalgh                  5          Greenhalgh         4          0          35         2

E Lawler            b Ritchie                        21         Ritchie              4          0          30         2

F Smith                         b Gartside                      15         Gartside             2          0          20         1

D Jacobs            run out                          2

F Hughes           not out                          1

J Johnson           not out                          4

M Hayhurst        did not bat

J Ball                did not bat

Extras                b1; lb2; w3.                   6

 

Total for 7 wickets in 20 overs                   158

 

FoW: 1/37; 2/91; 3/107; 4/125;5/146; 6/147; 7/154

 

Umpires: J Borland, A Nuttall, I Hussain               Scorer: J Bates   WMCC Manager Neil Smedley

 

WIRKSWORTH & MIDDLETON CC WON BY 7 RUNS

WIRKSWORTH & MIDDLETON CRICKET CLUB 2017

FINAL OF THE 20/20 CUP

at Shipley Hall CC on Sunday 20th August 2017 for the

Peak Marquees John Else T20 Trophy.

SOSNHS Wirksworth – Come to Market on 8th August

SOSNHS Wirksworth – Market Stall on 8th August

COME TO THE TUESDAY MARKET IN WIRKSWORTH ON AUGUST 8

The government has instructed local community health and social care providers to produce what are called Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP). In Derbyshire the local plan is called ‘Joined Up Care Derbyshire’.
The government has instructed those drawing up these plans across England to make cost savings. Some of this will be done by cutting staff and closing community hospitals.
However, Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are presenting the STP as something that will improve the way health and social care will be offered and will thus improve people’s health.
They present the STP as focussing on bringing services together, such as health care and social care, and providing more care in people’s homes or in their community, rather than in hospitals such as the Derby Royal. This is a laudable aim but will be costly to set up. As cost savings must be made there will not be the money available to provide services closer to home.
There are plans to close community hospitals around Derbyshire which can then be sold off to generate funds. Already decisions have been made to axe beds at North Derbyshire community hospital with the closure of Newholme and Bolsover, and threats to Babbingtin and Whitworth hospitals in South Derbyshire. Without the infrastructure of community hospitals where will these new services closer to people’s homes be sited?

Come to the stall that Southern Derbyshire CCG are setting up at the market in Wirksworth on Tuesday August 8. It is at this stall that they will be consulting with the people of Wirksworth to ascertain whether we want the plans to go ahead and whether we agree with further dismantling of the NHS in England via these proposals. Come and let them know our views.

Wirksworth Twinning Association extends links to Italy

Wirksworth  is now using its twinning network to build on existing links with France and Germany to develop  friendship with the town of Varallo in Northern Italy. A delegation of Wirksworth people travelled to Varallo in April and were hosted for 3 nights as part of a wider international celebration of twinning.  In early July a group of Italian, French and German young people took part in an international youth conference which also included Anthony Gell students.  They were hosted by Mount Cook Centre on Porter Lane,  Middleton.  Co- chair of twinning Judie Taylor said: ‘We were delighted to support the conference which brings together young people from Wirksworth and our twin towns in Germany and France and we were really thrilled that we were also able to welcome young people from Varallo in Italy.’

During the visit to Italy, Wirksworth delegates experienced  the stunning scenery and  marvellous architecture of the Piedmont region and used the occasion to catch up with friends from the existing twinning partnerships with Die (in France) and Frankenau (Germany)  who also attended the gathering.


For more information about Wirksworth twinning please visit the web site http://www.wirksworthtwinning.org.uk

Via Gellia closed for three weeks

VIA GELLIA CLOSED FOR 3 WEEKS – Just a heads up that the Via Gellia is now closed until 16 July because of a landslip from Grange Mill crossroads to Ryder Point Junction so don’t head up that way if you don’t need to. The “official” diversion takes 1hr 7mins!!!
Also beware that from Monday Manystones Lane in Brassington is also closed until 22 September so this is another route to avoid.