Tideswell PO shock
The village Post Office and convenience store will close on September 19 unless a buyer can be found. Up for sale since 2016, the asking price has been reduced significantly, but viewings have failed to produce firm offers and nobody at all has asked to look around recently. The postmaster and his wife have decided to retire anyway.
New environment group
The newly formed Tideswell & District Environment Group has sub-divided its activities into five separate project teams. There is a business environmental forum and groups for ethical consumerism, litter picking, recycling, and wildlife protection and improvement.
Hanging about
You don't expect to see a Church of England Bishop hanging from a rope, way up in the air. Unless you were in Tideswell mid-July. Bishop Jan MacFarlane jumped off first in the 'Great St John's Tower Indoor Abseil', followed by local vicar Simon White and eager participants willing to support fundraising for repairs and upgrades to the Cathedral of the Peak.
One million for starters
Challenge Derbyshire expects to have raised £1 million for its three end-of-life care charities early next year, if not before. Founded and operated without charge by local business Markovitz, also involving a string of other companies, the funds go straight to Ashgate Hospicecare, Blythe House Hospice and Helen's Trust.
Celebrity chefs
Star TV chefs Mary Berry, James Martin and the Hairy Bikers have been booked to showcase their talents in the kitchen at Chatsworth Country Fair, starting on the 30th of this month.
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