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Dates for your Diary

You can find a full diary here.


Church open daily
From Monday 20th September, St Leonard’s will be open every day from 10:00 to 15:00. This will be kept under review, depending on how COVID plays out during the winter.

Play Area Committee Members needed
Due to family commitments, the current Playground Committee will be standing down on 31st October. We urgently need parents of village children to form a new committee, or the play area may close. You can find more details on the Play Area webpage here.

St Leonard’s vacancy
An advert for a Priest in Charge to cover the vacancies for the White Peak group of parishes combined with the Youlgreave benefice has been published on the Derby Diocese’s website on this page and in the Church Times. St Leonard’s has published a Parish Profile which you can view or download here. The deadline for applications is noon, 4th October 2021.

Harvest Festival
A Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday 19th September in St Leonard’s starting at 6pm. It will be led by Reverend Andrew Parker and Deacon Lorraine Brown from Monyash Methodist Chapel. Foodbank donations can be left in several places in the village in the week leading up to the service. Full details are in the flyer which you can view or download here.

Pilates classes on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings, led by Caroline Webster, start 14th and 15th September in the Village Hall. More dates in our Diary and details on our Pilates page.

There will be a Ceilidh in the Village Hall 7:00-10:30 pm, Saturday 2nd October. Tickets £10 including supper, but numbers are limited so book early. Feel free to bring your own drinks. Proceeds are to support the Village Hall.
Full details, including ticket arrangements, are in this flyer which you can view or download.

DDDC free afternoon parking
Derbyshire Dales District Council will waive charges for its car parks throughout September, as it has done for over a decade in December. Full details on this page on their website.

Mobile Library
The County Council has scheduled Mobile Library visits up to mid-December and announced “Derbyshire Mobile Libraries are returning to full service from Monday 20th September 2021″. There’s a full list of all the places they serve and all the visit dates they have planned on this page on their website.

Website change
The new village website went live on 17th August. Let us have feedback via our Contact Us page. We’d also like to have more community events in our diary, so do let us know about anything you think might be suitable.

The church and climate change
In the light of the latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report, the Church of England has called for immediate action, saying “Wake up world!” You can find more details on our St Leonard’s page.

Crafternoon has restarted and will be meeting every fortnight on Friday afternoons. See our diary for dates.
Tea & Cake, Crafts and Chat – what’s not to like?! £1.50 – All welcome

Derbyshire Districts Citizens Advice
As lockdown restrictions ease, Derbyshire Districts Citizens Advice is here to help you with any problems. Initial advice is available on the freephone number 0808 278 7954 and a longer appointment can be booked via your GP surgery. More details on their website.

Old news

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