Community News - July 2020
Information for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils
16 July 2020
Help keep our roads safe
We've seen a rise in dangerous parking by visitors to several popular locations across the county since the start of the pandemic.
To help keep motorists, cyclists and pedestrians safe, we're painting double yellow lines on roads around Carsington Reservoir, Foremark Reservoir, Ladybower Reservoir and two roads in Wirksworth which have seen issues and accidents caused by dangerous parking over the past few months. find out more here
Mental health support line now free
Derbyshire's mental health support health line has moved over to a new Freephone number to encourage more residents to speak up and get help.
The health line was set up in response to the coronavirus outbreak to offer support and advice to Derbyshire residents of all ages.
The new number to call is 0800 028 0077. The service is staffed by mental health professionals and the line is open from 9am to midnight every day.
If you're feeling stressed or anxious during the coronavirus pandemic we also have a range of resources on our website to help boost your emotional wellbeing. Find out more here
Emergency food supplies
Emergency food parcels for people on the official shielding list will stop on 31 July.
If this affects you, you can sign up for priority supermarket deliveries. You have until Friday 17 July to sign up. Find out more here
Derbyshire record office reopens
Derbyshire record office reopened last week with an appointment only service.
Other temporary measures will be in place at the Record Office in New Street, Matlock, to help keep visitors and staff safe and prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The Record Office is home to thousands of archives dating back 900 years, and is normally used by dozens of people every week, from students researching papers to people piecing together their family trees. Find out more here
Don't forget the simple steps
As our lives slowly get back to some kind of normality, it can be easy to forget the little things that prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Remember to wipe down frequently touched items like door knobs and kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face, mouth and nose.
By following these simple steps we can all do our bit to help #StoptheSpread.
Find out more here
Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 11:07 by Website Team