The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
Date: 18th August 2020
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.
Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07889 726846.
We will keep you updated as we receive more information.
Summer Activities for Children in Chesterfield Survey
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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.
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Local conservation charity to give talk about their work cleaning up Chesterfield’s waterways from plastic and industrial pollution
Single-use plastic campaign group, Plastic Free Chesterfield, is next week hosting an online talk with local charity, Don Catchment Rivers Trust, to discuss their Hidden Heritage Secret Streams project work to clean up and rewild Chesterfield’s River Rother and surrounding streams.
The River Rother and its many tributaries came to prominence in the early days of the 17th century, when the fast-flowing brooks and streams were tamed and damned to serve watermills, that powered the growing industrial revolution. In the 19th and 20th centuries heavier industries arrived, bringing toxic pollution that all but wiped out aquatic life. However thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Don Catchment Rivers Trust is restoring Chesterfield’s waterways, rewilding a section of the river Rother and removing decades of industrial waste. 
Before lockdown, the charity were hosting weekly volunteer litter picks in Chesterfield and as a result of this, have been awarded Plastic Free Ally status by Plastic Free Chesterfield.
Don Catchment Rivers Trust has now been invited to give a talk about the vital work they do to clean up Chesterfield’s waterways.
The online talk will be held on Wednesday 19th August, 7pm via Zoom.
Catchment Officer, Matt Duffy, said: “Join me for an overview of our ‘Hidden Heritage, Secret Steams’ project where I’ll be talking about the history of the Rother catchment, nature's rebound back to it's waters and the current pressures it's under including why we make removing plastic pollution from our rivers one of the central points to our projects. I'll also be including some interesting things we've found during our volunteer days and how you can volunteer to make the Rother better for people and wildlife.”
Greg Hewitt, Community Lead at Plastic Free Chesterfield, said: “We’re holding this talk to raise awareness of the vital work that Don Catchment Rivers Trust do to address the issues of plastic pollution in our local waterways. Devastatingly, our canals and rivers are inadvertently acting as ‘plastics highways’, transporting rubbish from where we live out to sea.”
Interested attendees to the talk should book on via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/113602821096
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Fifteen new statues have been have been added to the ‘Walking Together’ mining memorial at our Markham Vale Business Park to commemorate miners who tragically lost their lives in 3 disasters at Markham Colliery.
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Information below from Barbara Sansome-
Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Stand Up to Racism &
North Derbyshire Refugee Support Group
This time my challenge is a mere 440 miles (unlike to Istanbul 2500) but I am older and less fit so still a challenge! If you would like to sponsor me please click on the link below. The charity supports childrens projects...this one this year in Gaza. The length of the ride is the length of the dividing wall built by Israel.
I am riding with my friend Mary, three days in Lincolnshire completed this week, next week 1 day in Peak and 2 days Worksop to Nottingham and back home, the final week 3 days in the |Yorkshire Wolds.
If you have any friends who would also like to support me please forward this email! Usually the ride is Edinburgh to London but because of Covid riders have joined from all over the world.
Thank you for your support.
Incubation Unit 3
St Helena Campus
2 Sheffield Road
Tel: 01246 555908
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New weekly groups for ages 11-16 begin on Wednesday 26th August!
Come have a chat, play games & let those every day worries drift away.
Qualified therapists will be available during group sessions.
Rhubarb Farm is seeking to appoint an Administration and Digital Marketing Worker. All details about the job are on the Rhubarb Farm website, www.rhubarbfarm.co.uk
Closing date: 21st August 2020
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.
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