MARCH 2019

Quality education
Bishop Pursglove C of E School in Tideswell has been described by Ofsted as "maintaining the good quality of education since the last inspection" after a rigorous evaluation, concluding that standards continue to be high. Voluntary aided Bishop Pursglove School promotes a three-point mission statement: "Reach higher, think deeper, love wider."
In the top 10
Our villages are among the best places in the country to live. That's according to the latest Halifax Quality of Life Index, which has moved Derbyshire Dales up to tenth in the national rankings. The survey took into account a range of factors, including housing, the environment, education, health, leisure, personal well-being and the local labour market.
Youngsters on patrol
Opportunities beckon for young people to become junior rangers with the Peak District National Park. The scheme is for volunteers aged 11-18 with a keen interest in the countryside. They will work alongside full-time rangers on practical tasks and learning new skills.
Litton music and drama
Whether you are a classical buff, into folk music, or like a slice of satirical drama, you had better head to Litton this year. The internationally recognised Collingwood String Quartet will give three concerts, folk singers and instrumentalists Chanter's Jigge return, and there will be a performance of James Carey's new play, 'The Turbulent Priest'.
Millions to improve roads
Government has awarded Derbyshire County Council an extra £8.4 million to fix more potholes, resurface country lanes, rebuild retaining walls and sort out drains.
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