The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited



Date:  19th June 2020

                             Issue: 61


Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the Links Board of Directors has made the decision to temporarily close the office until further notice in order to minimise any potential risk to our staff and VCS group representatives in support of the official attempt to slow down the pandemic. If there are any changes, we will keep you informed.

Please note that the staff will be working from home and can be contacted on the details below during our usual office hours 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday. Our email address will still be monitored as normal.

Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: Mobile: 07889 726846.
Jon Wynn (Administration & Information Worker) – Email: Mobile: 07493 209255
Martin Conlan (ICT Support Worker) – Email:
Sushri Wells (Freelance BME Engagement Co-ordinator) – Email: Mobile: 07876 617050 (For BME Engagement Forum Enquiries)
James Lee (Chief Executive) – Email:

We will keep you updated as we receive more information.

Help Needed in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire Survey

We know about the community groups that operate and the good work that you all do.  Sadly, we understand that many of you have had to close down due to the Coronavirus crisis.

We are now mapping the help that is available in your residential area. 

However, there are still people needing help, mainly for shopping, collecting prescriptions, someone to talk to; and they could be your neighbours. 

Are you doing this in your local area or do you know of any people who have got together and are offering neighbourly support to people in need?

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey so that you can be added to the list of help in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire.

Link to survey here -

Chesterfield COVID-19 support directory

Comprehensive directory providing details such as:

  • national and local resources
  • support on how to stay active as well as health and wellbeing information
  • where to get home food deliveries as well as emergency food provision
  • personal and business financial support and guidance
  • resources for children and parents

The directory can be accessed here -

Please use the contact link at the top of the page to suggest corrections or contributions to the information in the directory, making sure you select ‘other.’


Included in this bulletin:

Derbyshire County Council - Summer adult education courses are moving online

Junction Arts

Amber Valley CVS Job Adverts

Derbyshire County Council - Supporting local economic recovery

First Art

Community meals service for elderly and vulnerable people to be launched in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire - Derbyshire Times

Carers Event

Residents can take part in a wide range of free online courses this summer.

Summer adult education courses are moving online

Get Involved with our New Projects!

Amber Valley CVS Job Adverts


Small and medium size businesses getting back on their feet across the county are being reminded that they can get apprenticeship support funded by us.   

Supporting local economic recovery

Go The Distance Festival - Fab, fun and free online shows this weekend and next

First Art has two fantastic online shows to experience this weekend and next as part of Go The Distance Festival. Isolation Bingo and Love Letters At Home are two cracking shows that I’d personally recommend and they are well worth an hour of your time. Show details and how to book below.

Isolation Bingo by Wild n Beets

Chipper and cheeky, Isolation Bingo is an online reinvention of bingo brought to you by hosts Beryl and Cyril. Hosting from their front rooms (which they’ve even tidied for you), this lovable duo will make you feel welcome and have you chortling in no time. Expect ball machines made from toilet rolls, pasta shells and scrabble tiles, lockdown-inspired bingo calls and homemade prizes. This fun, relaxed and cheeky online game is open to all and a chance to have a good old fashioned chin wag and a giggle.

Date: Sat 20 June

Show times




Love Letters At Home by Uninvited Guests and Fuel

An event that is somewhere between a wedding reception, a wake and a radio dedication show. A wonderfully warming show that brings together stories of our love for music and the people it reminds us of right into your home and your heart.

Each performance is a one-off, written around the music dedications to loved ones sent in by the audience. It’s an opportunity to raise our glasses to long lost loves and current lovers, to mums and dads, and to absent friends


Date: Fri 26 June

Show time: 8pm – for more info and to book go to


Karl Greenwood

First Art Director 

01909 720378

Community meals service for elderly and vulnerable people to be launched in Chesterfield and north Derbyshire- Derbyshire Times

Please see press link from Derbyshire Times

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Chesterfield, S40 1NU

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