Autumn edition of 'Derbyshire Now' coming soon

Published on: Friday, 23rd October 2020

The latest edition of Derbyshire County Council’s magazine for residents is about to drop through letterboxes.

Packed with news, advice and information, the autumn edition of Derbyshire Now focuses on the work going on to support the county’s economy during the coronavirus pandemic as well as the continued effort of local communities.

Delivered to more than 330,000 Derbyshire households, the magazine offers residents help to keep well during these difficult times and provides links to the council’s free Live Life Better Derbyshire service which is there to help anyone considering losing weight, stopping smoking or getting more active.

On pages 14 and 15, readers will find information about the Test and Trace programme although as the magazine went to print before the Government announced its new three-tier alert system, some of the rules no longer apply in some areas of the county.

Since it went to print, four areas of Derbyshire including Erewash, have been placed into the Government’s ‘high’ coronavirus risk category (Tier 2).  This means extra restrictions apply and people mustn’t meet socially with friends or family indoors in any setting unless they live with them or are part of their support bubble.  The rule of six applies outdoors and it is against the law to meet in larger groups, with certain exceptions.

Derbyshire residents can find out which tier they are in – and the current restrictions that apply – using the county council’s coronavirus postcode checker at

Debyshire Now celebrates how local people have stepped up to support their local communities during the pandemic.  There’s also a feature on council care staff who have gone above and beyond to keep the county’s most vulnerable residents safe.

In the latest 16-page edition, find out how:

  • A café owner in Whaley Bridge fought back against the odds to reopen her café
  • Council trading standards officers helped bring a fake medal producer to justice
  • A nimble-fingered Dronfield resident and her band of volunteers helped the coronavirus effort.

Discover news from around the county including details of the restoration of the historic Buxton Crescent, transformed, with the help of the county council, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and partners, into a luxurious hotel and spa.  The hotel is offering a 10% discount to Derbyshire residents on overnight stays booked directly with the hotel.

Readers have the chance to win a fantastic overnight spa break for two at the newly-refurbished health spa hotel, including dinner and breakfast along with free entry to the spa and salt caves, and if you sign up for the council’s eDerbyshire Now newsletter, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a spa break for two at Losehill House Hotel, in the Peak District, with dinner, bed and breakfast plus two treatments. Existing enewsletter subscribers will be included in the draw.

Derbyshire Now is produced by the county council three times a year at a cost of 11p per copy, including distribution. An updated online version of the magazine can be found at

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