Borough Wide News

24/07/2020: The Prime Minister has encouraged us all to take a staycation this year, making the most of the UK’s home-grown tourist destinations.
Rural Action Derbyshire
24/07/2020: As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, it is predicted that more children than ever could go hungry across the UK this year.  Demand for food support is expected to increase by around 40% according to FareShare UK, the UK’s largest food charity, as more families face severe financial pressures because of the pandemic.
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R4FB delivery to Canaan trust Long Eaton
22/07/2020: Canaan Trust – a charity which supports homeless and vulnerable people in Erewash and Broxtowe – has seen demand for its services double since the start of the Covid crisis.  But having to cancel fundraising events like their annual sleepout has left them short of resources to meet local need.
22/07/2020: Derbyshire County Council is setting aside a fund of up to £15 millon to help support Derbyshire’s communities and businesses to recover from the effects of coronavirus.
Volunteer Riders UK deliver face masks to Treetops
22/07/2020: Treetops Hospice Care staff have received a donation of 500 hand-sewn face masks from voluntary group, Shelagh’s Sewing Circle, based in Dronfield. The group have donated over 32,000 face masks since starting the initiative earlier this year.
22/07/2020: PCCs from the East Midlands have spoken out after the region was excluded in government plans for ten new temporary courts to tackle the Covid-19 backlog.
22/07/2020: Neighbourhood Watch schemes across Derbyshire are being invited to apply for a share of £5,000 to fund new and innovative approaches to crime prevention.
Department for Transport
22/07/2020: Passengers travelling in taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs), including app-based services, will be kept safer under tough new licensing standards introduced by the Government, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced. 
NHS Blood and Transplant
22/07/2020: New figures published by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) show that last year (2019/20) 1,580 people in the UK donated their organs after they died.  In Derbyshire, 27 people gave the gift of life, by donating their organs after death.