Final green light for new mayor and East Midlands Combined County Authority

Final green light for new mayor and East Midlands Combined County Authority

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Fri 1st March 2024

The new Mayor and East Midlands Combined County Authority have been given the final go-ahead. Derbyshire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Derby City Council and Nottingham City Council have now had the final go ahead to be a [...]
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Charity van gets a ‘bling’ makeover

Charity van gets a ‘bling’ makeover

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 21st February 2024

A Derbyshire charity has had a makeover of its collection and delivery van. Oscari is a scheme which is run from the Church Of Christ, Colledge Street in Riddings. The organisation offers a multitude of help and support including a commun [...]
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Grant funding workshop available online

Grant funding workshop available online

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Mon 19th February 2024

Not-for-profit organisations across Amber Valley are being invited to take part in a grant funding workshop this month. The ‘Children in Need’ funding workshop has been organised jointly by Amber Valley CVS (AVCVS) and Erewash Voluntary Ac [...]
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Community pantry shop temporarily closes

Community pantry shop temporarily closes

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Mon 12th February 2024

A community pantry shop in Derbyshire has temporarily closed due to needing to find a new venue. The announcement was recently made by the volunteer team at the Loaves and Fishes Pantry Shop in Alfreton. The initiative, which was set up i [...]
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Community pantry increases its opening days

Community pantry increases its opening days

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Thu 1st February 2024

A community pantry, which helps residents with the cost of living, is now opening its Saturday initiative twice a month due to demand. Oscari is a scheme which is run from the Church Of Christ, Colledge Street in Riddings. It offers a mult [...]
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Community pantry shelves stocked after food drive

Community pantry shelves stocked after food drive

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 31st January 2024

A community pantry’s shelves have been stocked up after the volunteer initiative hosted a food drive. The donation event recently took place at the Loaves and Fishes Pantry Shop in Alfreton, which is based at Alfreton Christian Centre in H [...]
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Council reinstates funding for unemployed workers centres

Council reinstates funding for unemployed workers centres

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Mon 29th January 2024

Centres which assist low income, unemployed, injured and disabled residents across Amber Valley – including the centres in Alfreton and Somercotes - have been given the green light for a total of £80,000 of council funding over the next fou [...]
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Latest appeal for donations by community pantry

Latest appeal for donations by community pantry

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Tue 23rd January 2024

Volunteers at a community pantry in Derbyshire have made their latest appeal for donated items. The Loaves and Fishes Pantry Shop in Alfreton, which was set up in December 2022, provides discounted food for those struggling during the curr [...]
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Shop refurb for community pantry

Shop refurb for community pantry

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Fri 12th January 2024

A community pantry, which helps residents with the cost of living, has had a refurbishment – thanks to its band of volunteers. Oscari is a scheme which is run from the Church Of Christ, Colledge Street in Riddings. It offers a multitude of [...]
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“Mend, donate, sell or recycle” says council

“Mend, donate, sell or recycle” says council

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 10th January 2024

Are you having a declutter after the festive season? Here are some good homes for your unwanted items – according to Derbyshire County Council: Do you have local What’s App and Facebook groups where items can be sold, exchanged or given [...]
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