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Special Driving Event, Bakewell

Special Driving Event, Bakewell

The Mayor of Bakewell, Bill Storey, is supporting a special driving event for local drivers and motorcyclists.

It will be held on Saturday 19th October between 10am and 3pm from the car park of the childrens nursery, on Matlock Street in Bakewell. This is next to the Methodist Church.

Anyone wishing to have their driving assessed, or to get some advice from the local advanced motoring group, are welcome to come along. It is free of charge. More »

Bill said ' It is best to book a slot during those times to ensure there will be someone free to take you out. It is in your own car and will be on an easy route lasting about 30 minutes. Or you can just turn up and see if anyone is free to take you out'.

Bill has been a member of the advanced driving group for over 35 years, so knows the advantages that can be gained from even a little extra advice.

There are various courses available depending what each person wants, or needs. Motorcyclists are welcome too.

If you are interested, contact the group on Bakewell 01629 812732 or email matlockdhv1@btinternet.com to find out more, and to reserve a place. » Less

Posted: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 10:00 by John Rowe

All Saints Church Heritage Open Days

All Saints Church Heritage Open Days

Marking 25 years of Heritage Open Days All Saints Church has announced the following dates for2019:

Church Tower Open
Saturday 14th September
10.00 - 12 noon and 2.30 - 4.30pm
Sunday 15th September 2.30 - 4.30pm

Vestment Exhibition
Saturday 14th September
10.00 - 12 noon and 2.00 - 5.00pm
Sunday 15th September 1.00 -5pm

Tours of Church
Saturday 14th September
Sunday 15th September
2pm each day

Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:54 by John Rowe

Matlock 50+ Forum Giving Derbyshire’s 50+ Community a Voice

Join the Matlock 50+ forum and get your questions answered, your voice heard. There are speakers 4 times a year on topics our members suggest, which could include you. There is time for questions.

The meetings are free and include a tea and biscuit break.

You can join the 50+ group when you first come. There is no obligation to come every time we meet. The meetings are on Mondays from 2 till 4 pm, at The Imperial Rooms in Matlock. The next one is on 16 September, then 18 November. We can arrange transport to and from the meetings. More »

If you want to get more involved, you can join the working group to help arrange the meetings – we meet once a month for less than 2 hours.

The Matlock group covers the surrounding communities including Wirksworth, Darley Dale, Winster, Tansley.

50+ is funded by Derbyshire County Council Adult Services. We have a forum support officer who supports our work, but it is up to the volunteers who run the working group to arrange speakers for our open forums from the topics suggested by our members.

Past topics have included:- Befriending, Blue Badge scheme, Cyber-crime, Defibrillators, Derbyshire Community Bank, Driving safely for longer, Fire Safety, The Internet, Home safety, Local bus transport, Local health & Healthwatch, Local MP Q&A, Pensions, Personal Insurance, Probate, Recycling, Scams, Time swap, Trading Standards, Trusted Trader, Welfare rights.

Any questions? Contact the current chair Nick Dibben at fandibben@btinternet.com" » Less

Posted: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:00 by John Rowe