The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
Date: 17th November 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.
Venues open after lockdown survey
Some groups are finding their meeting place is not big enough to allow social distancing. We would like to hear from venues who may be able to offer them alternative facilities.
Link to survey here -
You can view responses to this survey via the following link:
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.
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. This is the link to the results so far.
If you have a venue that you would like to be included, please complete survey below:
We have pledged extra support for children and young people whose families are affected by substance misuse.
Derbyshire County Council - Healthy & Well
The aim of the workshops is to bring people together who are interested in poetry and writing poetry.
The workshops are open to anyone interested in poetry, whether you are a beginner or experienced poet. Poetry really is an activity anyone can join in with. Poetry doesn’t have to rhyme; many modern poets now use a free-flowing verse. So, don’t be put off by any technicalities for writing poetry.
The workshops will take place via zoom. If you need any help with this please do not hesitate to contact Joanne Gordon via email on email@example.com.The first workshop will take place on Wednesday 18th November 2pm – 3pm.
A simple acrostic poem to get you started:
Poetry is an expression
Of feelings and emotions
Spilling out thoughts
Imagination laid bare on the page
Transcending our ideas and
Inviting you to join our
Energised through verse
Read more about the Poetry Workshops HERE
Police watchdogs will be updated on the force's response to coronavirus and recent changes in guidelines at a virtual meeting.
Members of Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa's Strategic Priorities Board (SPA) will attend a virtual meeting on Monday, 30 November to review performance in a range of key areas.
The meeting, which will convene at 2pm, will receive an updated report on efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19 plus a range of other items including the Commissioner's plans to promote diversity, latest financial information, and the information on the Independent Custody Visitors Scheme.
Members of the public are invited to ask questions of the PCC or Chief Constable. These should be pre-submitted ahead of the meeting, in writing by email by Monday, 23 November.
Questions will be addressed at the start of the meeting and will be part of the recording released after it concludes. Questions can be submitted by email to: PCCOffice@Derbyshire.PNN.Police.UK
The full agenda is available online at the Police and Crime Commissioner's website.
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Tim Parkin (Office of the PCC, Digital Engagement Officer, Derbyshire)
Firstsite FREE activity packs are a great way to get creative at home. Anyone can have a go – with no specialist materials required.
Each pack features activities from a diverse collection of brilliant artists, including Antony Gormley, Cornelia Parker, Vanley Burke, Sarah Lucas, Grayson Perry, Gee Vaucher, Hetain Patel, Jeremy Deller, Mark Titchner, Gillian Wearing and more.
The Collaboration Symposium
“If you’re thinking of crossing a sea, try working with the fish” (anon)
The Collaboration Symposium is a series of Conversations and Writings convened by Emeritus Professor aladin aladin (The Social Capital) in collaboration with Ashley Gray (Collaborate @ Loughborough University London) with a focus on surfacing and curating real world insights, thoughts and discussion around the many facets, intricacies and mysteries of the assumed process of collaboration, bringing together global leaders, trailblazers and all round great people working in this space.
The Don Network Day is the launch of new joined up environment management for our local rivers to the west of the district. Due to COVID restrictions, it'll now be a Zoom call on 3rd December
Bassetlaw Dementia Advisor
Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 23rd November 2020
Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BCVS)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Fixed Term Post (funded for 1 year)
Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BCVS), supported by Better Care funding via Nottinghamshire County Council, are looking to recruit a Dementia Advisor.
This is an exciting new role, the aim of which is to enhance the quality of life, choice and opportunities for people with dementia in Bassetlaw by providing Dementia Information, Advice and Support to people with dementia, their carers/wider family, other organisations and the public.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire is launching a recruitment campaign for volunteers to join his Independent Custody Volunteers Scheme.
A recruitment poster is for information and we would be grateful if you could forward this email or distribute the poster to promote this vacancy via your groups, community, friends and colleagues.
Anyone interested in being part of our scheme is encouraged to attend an Online Information Evening which is taking place on 24 November commencing at 6pm.
Further information is available on the Commissioner’s Website
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