Projects

Fire Safety

Fire Safe

Young offenders - partnership with Derbyshire and Derby City Social Services Youth Justice.

Community Fire Safety & Education
Tel: 01332 777007

Poverty

Derbyshire Rural Community Council

Rural Poverty Initiative

 

  • Partnership with other organisations - locally and nationally.

  • Targeted at individuals and communities on low incomes throughout rural Derbyshire.
  • Work to address low incomes, isolation and powerlessness.
  • Aimed to develop proposals such as the independent Housing Aid Service, initiatives to increase benefits take-up, innovative information services and economic regeneration programmes.
  • Worked closely with the Peak District Rural Deprivation Forum and Derbyshire County Council in the development of an anti-poverty strategy which recognises rural issues.
  • Consultations with Parish Councils on local perspectives.

Funding:

Grant from National Lottery Charities Board to allow work with individuals and communities affected by low income and isolation, and to develop new information services and networks.

Derbyshire Rural Community Council
Church Street
Wirksworth
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 4EY
Tel: 01629 824797

Rural Issues

Peak District Rural Deprivation Forum

Forum set up in 1992 to raise awareness of poverty / multiple deprivation in the Peak District and to challenge perceptions of the ‘rural idyll’.

A lot of research has been carried out on behalf of the Forum.

Denise Servante (Director)
Hope Clinic
Eccles Close
Hope
Sheffield S32 6RG
Tel. 01433-621822
and 01298 815558

Transport

The Rural Transport Development Project

Information concerning existing transport provision has been collected for all villages in the area.

The main objectives are to assess existing transport provision and to understand transport needs of isolated communities within the Staffordshire/Derbyshire area. In addition, to promote and develop local public transport services to meet these needs.

Malcolm Beardmore
Bank House
20 St. Edward Street
Leek
Staffordshire
ST13 5DS	
Tel. 01538-387488

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