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BANK CLOSURE EASED BY NEW POST OFFICE POWERS
Anger villagers, perturbed by the pending loss of Duffield’s one remaining bank - the part-
time amenities of the
NatWest in Town Street are being closed on January 7th next year - have received some re-
assuring news from
Duffield Postmaster Ian Jones.
The fear of large numbers of Duffield residents that the bank closures would mean
to Belper / Derby to conduct their finances were dispelled as Ian Jones pointed out that
under the widening powers of the Post Office, many aspects of banking are now being
handled by himself and his staff in the
Ian points out that all basic front-end banking now takes place at the Post Office.
Money can be withdrawn
Cash paid in
Pension payments made
Advice given about other transactions.
“We cover a pretty wide cross section of banking now - facilities which will soften the loss of our banks and minimise
the disruption of the lives of people who live in the area” said the Postmaster.
RODNEY’S IMPRESSIVE RUN
Do you ever wonder what you will be doing when you are in your 80’s – or maybe you have already reached that
Rodney Wood (81) astounded everyone by coming second in the Carsington Water 8 mile Walk that he RAN - with his
running buddy, Richard Morton, for company!
Rodney is raising money for cancer research and is determined to continue to run and raise money whilst run he can
and is encouraged by his wife Anne, who has been living with cancer for over 12 years.
His total raised so far is nearly £400 and his online giving site is still open for donations.
Please give generously if you can for this important cause. http:/uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/rodneysrun
TOP OF THE WORLD
Duffield’s Millie Tomlinson is the new world university women’s champion after thrashing top seed Olga Ertlova in the
final of the 2014 championships in India.
Michelle Rowlands of Broadway, Duffield, has qualified for the British finals of the National Power Lifting 2015
Championships at the first attempt.
Michelle, seen above with benching coach Rafe, the owner of the Riverside Gym at Milford, decided in May to give
power lifting a try after specialising in bikini competitions.
“I knew I had to gain strength so I have been eating pretty much what I like - totally different to my previous efforts.”
“I am hoping I can keep on improving at power lifting and will be working hard in readiness for next year,” said
“This is a great achievement for me and I am truly delighted to have got into the national finals. I hope it’s an
inspiration to lots of other mums”