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



Date:  6th August 2020

                             Issue: 95


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.

Summer Activities for Children in Chesterfield Survey

Are you organising summer activities for children and families?

We would like to hear about them so that we can spread the news.

If you would like to be included please complete the survey below.

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:

Deaf-initely Women Books

Community Climate Action Network

Baking with Kids

News from Volunteer Centre Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire

Newsletter Aimed At Supporting the Elderly Over the Summer and During C19

Free Seated Dancing Online Classes

Release Financial Charity

Rhubarb Farm

Derbyshire Visual Impairment Rehab and Advice Service

Coronavirus Test and Trace




Recent Messages you may have missed


Three burglars jailed for breaking into homes in Chesterfield and Matlock

Sent 6 days ago by North Division

On behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary


First ever National Impact Survey launched by Neighbourhood Watch

Sent 7 days ago by Cheryl Spruce

On behalf of Neighbourhood Watch


Appeal for witnesses after elderly man is seriously injured after collision in Chesterfield

Sent 7 days ago by Carole Woodall

On behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary


Man dies following incident in Old Whittington

Sent 7 days ago by Carole Woodall

On behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary


Appeal after Portland Hotel affray

Sent 8 days ago by Carole Woodall

On behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary


PCC Dhindsa discusses local concerns with residents of North East Derbyshire

Sent 10 days ago by Tim Parkin

On behalf of Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner


Introducing our new Safety in Neighbours burglary campaign

Sent 10 days ago by Cheryl Spruce

On behalf of Neighbourhood Watch


PCC unveils preferred candidate for Derbyshires next Chief Constable

Sent 10 days ago by Tim Parkin

On behalf of Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner


Cyclist left seriously injured following collision at Whitmoor Roundabout

Sent 11 days ago by Melissa O'Gorman

On behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary


Warning after criminals use new tactic to dupe people selling cars

Sent 12 days ago by Carole Woodall

On behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary


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Message Sent By

David Braziel (NWN, Communications Administrator, Devon & Cornwall)

The Release Office re-opened from the beginning of July 2020 after a period where they have been providing support by telephone/remotely only. One to One support is by appointment only, working within the Social Distancing rules.

Research indicates there will be a wave of evictions and indebtedness issues so now is the time to ask for help, budget the cost of repayments and factor in any debts. Release are here to help people get control of their money and make informed choices.

You can read the latest Release bulletin here:

You can find out more about the services Release offer by visiting their website:


Rhubarb Farm is seeking to appoint an Administration and Digital Marketing Worker.

All details about the job are on the Rhubarb Farm website,   

Please note that all applicants need to complete a day’s volunteering at the Farm prior to submitting an application, and that CVs will not be accepted.  All applications need to be done on the Rhubarb Farm application form.

Test and Trace is the national NHS programme set up to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

It’s the process for testing people who have coronavirus symptoms and tracing people they have been in close contact with, so that they can get a test and self-isolate if they test positive. 

Joined Up Care Derbyshire have more about how Test and Trace works.

If you have coronavirus symptoms then you need to book a test and start isolating immediately, together with all other members of your household.

If English is not your first language, the Derbyshire County Council website has information available in other languages, as well as British Sign Language videos :

Coronavirus Covid-19 Advice & Guidance Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Local Updates Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding News Information

The Coronavirus Covid-19 Local Updates Bulletin is compiled by the staff of Links from a wide range of information. While every effort is made to check the accuracy of the material, no liability can be accepted for any error or omission. Inclusion of an item in the bulletin does not mean approval or recommendation by Links.

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No. 1 Rose Hill East
Chesterfield, S40 1NU

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