Duffield Village News – December 2014 Edition (In brief)
SCOUTS: STAMPS AND DELIVER
The first collection will be Tuesday 2nd December and the last collection on Tuesday 16th December with all deliveries by 24th December. Stamps are still only 25p each with cards being delivered to Derby and suburbs plus surrounding areas including Hazelwood. Stamps and post boxes are located at Duffield News, Duffield Service Station, Meadow Vale Stores and Idridgehay Stores. This year funds are being raised for The Oesophageal Patients Association and Blood Bikes Derbyshire as well as local Scouts.
DERWENT SINGERS PERFORMANCES
The Derwent Singers, directed by Richard Roddis present their annual, popular Carol Concerts…. on Friday, 5th. December at 7.0pm. at St. Peter’s Church, Littleover, with children from St. Peter’s School and 11th. December at 7.30pm. at Borrowash Methodist Church, Nottingham Rd.,Borrowash, as part of the Christmas Tree Festival, Tickets and further information: 01283 561826 or:tickets@derwentsinge
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 milestone? Rodney Wood (81) astounded everyone by coming second in the Carsington 8 mile Water 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.
APPLETREE MEDICAL PRACTICE
In a rating for GP surgeries in Derbyshire by the Care Quality Commission, Appletree was placed in band 6 which is the rating causing lowest concern. We are being well looked after…and that’s official!
HELP! RESCUE TRAIN NEEDS RESCUING The award winning restoration team at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway has launched an appeal to help restore a unique train. Details of the appeal can be found on the railway’s website at www.e-vr.com/bubbleappeal
WHAT A DIFFERENCE
Duffield Parish Council has unveiled plans for refurbished Eyes Meadow Changing Facilities. The building will include four changing rooms (two of which will convert to a multi-use space that can be used for education classes and other small meetings), private shower rooms, unisex and disabled toilets for use by spectators and a kitchenette with hatch to the outside. Subject to planning consent the building will have a veranda and seating area outside. To come in the next few months…..more picnic benches, stone BBQ, new Notice Boards and Cycle Stands. The grassed over flow car parking area is now open for use. For further information please contact the Parish Council’s clerk-Liz Page on firstname.lastname@example.org
COME AND MEET YOUR LOCAL AUTHOR at Duffield library
Local author Tracy Bloom is holding a meet the author session on Wednesday November 12th at 7.15pm where she will be talking about her writing and promoting her latest novel ‘I will Marry George Clooney… (by Christmas)’, a brand new very funny Christmas novel, from the best-selling author of ‘No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday’ and ‘Single Woman Seeks Revenge’. If you would like to attend please contact the library as space is limited.
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 Michelle. “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”
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