Derbyshire spirit

Dean Wallace, Derbyshire's director of public health, has stated that people have been "summoning the famous Derbyshire spirit" in following coronavirus rules to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. He said that he is proud of how our communities have supported one another through this epidemic.
Wakes dividend
Tideswell Wakes Festivities has been chosen as one of the latest organisations to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund. When Co-op members buy certain products and services a contribution is made to the fund. Choose to support Tideswell Wakes by visiting
Churches together
Services other than funerals have been suspended again and Tideswell's parish churches are not yet in a position to confirm Christmas services, although plans are being made. Meanwhile, St John the Baptist continues to be open daily for private prayer on behalf of Churches Together and a Zoom online service happens every Sunday at noon.
Helping the homeless
Everything given to High Peak Homeless Help, whether money, food or clothing, makes a real difference. By giving a little, a lot can be achieved, organisers said. To arrange to donate, the email address is or telephone Cath Sterndale on 07973 670595.
County wants to know
Derbyshire County Council wants residents to have their say on its budget and service levels through a new survey called "Your Council Your Voice". It can be completed online at or a paper copy is available by ringing 01629 533190. People taking part have the chance to win £100 of shopping vouchers in a free draw.

The Village Voice cover-date December was not published because of coronavirus lockdown factors. Instead, a news bulletin was emailed to those listed for electronic copies of the magazine. The above is a summary of some items in the December bulletin.