Library's future in balance
The future of Tideswell Library hangs in the balance. Derbyshire County Council has announced that Tideswell is one of 20 libraries scheduled for transfer to communities, provided that local people can come up with workable business plans. Volunteers must rise to the challenge quickly or the library will be closed down.
Food Festival in May
The prestigious annual Tideswell Food Festival will take place on Saturday, May 4. At least 70 food and drinks stalls are expected at what will be the ninth event and an artisan makers' market will be featured in St John's Church.
Lock those farm gates
Derbyshire Police have urged local farmers to keep their gates closed, to paint post codes on portable items and employ covert wildlife cameras in order to capture thieves in the act. Farmers have also been advised to fit tracking devices to their tractors and quad bikes.
New facility almost ready
Fountain Square Church in Tideswell, with substantial extensions and refurbishment at a cost of more than £800,000, is about to open again for worship and general community use. There are two large halls, a meeting room, cafe-style atrium, high-specification kitchen and new toilets.
Bronte connections
Tideswell Local History Group's most recent guest speaker Ellen Outram enlightened her audience about author Charlotte Bronte's many area connections, especially in and around Hathersage.
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