JUNE 2019

Cathedral needs a million
Urgent work is required at the church of St John the Baptist in Tideswell in order to make it waterproof. The Cathedral of the Peak's roof leading, gutters, turrets and pinnacles need early attention and further problems relate to the fabric of the tower, electrics, and access to the toilets and kitchen. In total £1 million is going to be needed and schemes for raising cash will be launched in July.
Fine weather for finest of foods
The ninth Tideswell Food Festival last month drew the crowds, welcoming intermittent sunshine to offset a day-long breeze. There was delightful food from around the world and closer to home, added to wide-ranging craft work at the makers' market in St John's Church.
Help for village halls
Village hall committees can apply for cash help with refurbishments, alterations and extensions from a new £3 million fund being administered by Action With Communities In Rural England.
Costly rubbish
Peak District National Park rubbish is costing £37,000 a year to collect. Rangers at Peak District sites such as car parks and visitor centres have to pick up more than 60 tonnes of trash per year.
Check your gold
From the start of next month, new ticket machines on local buses will be able to inspect the validity of Derbyshire Gold Cards. When up-to-date, Gold Cards enable holders to travel free on off-peak buses, are library cards and facilitate discounts at around 700 shops and other service points.
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