JUNE 2020

Bright ideas

Tideswell Wakes committee is confident that the village can still brighten up, just as if Wakes Week had not been cancelled. There are to be street and house decoration competitions. First, second and third prizes will be awarded for the best "Comedy Clothes Line". Again, three prizes for the best "Decorated Scarecrow." Would-be winners must make sure that their handiwork is visible from the road not later than Friday, June 26th. The judging will take place over that weekend.
Evens and odds
Waterswallows waste recycling centre between Wormhill and Buxton reopened on May 18th. Restrictions include distancing and long queues have been experienced. Residents are advised only to visit if they have waste that cannot be stored safely at home. No vans or trailers are permitted to enter the site. A registration numbers system has been introduced. Cars with 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 as the last number are being allowed to use the facility on even-numbered dates in the month. Those with 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 can attend on odd-numbered dates.
Churches together
Local churches remain closed. The earliest date being considered for reopening is July 4th and it is too early to predict how much access might be considered safe. Each church building presents different challenges. Reverend Simon White told The Village Voice: "We'd love to say that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible, but nobody knows yet what the new 'normal' will look like."
Community awards
Tideswell Parish Council clerk Hannah Owen is pleased that community award nominations have started to arrive. She said: "If there is someone you'd like to put forward to go on the list you can email me at It was nice for those people who received multiple nominations last year."
Recovery loan fund
Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new emergency loan scheme to provide repayable finance to qualifying charities and social enterprises disrupted by Covid-19. Details are on

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