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April News from Derbyshire County Council

Our opening hours this Easter

We'd like to wish you a Happy Easter from all at Derbyshire County Council. 

If you need us over the Easter period we're still here for things like community testing, libraries online, our Community Response Unit, household waste recycling centres, and for urgent social care calls.

Not all services are available on bank holidays, of course, and you can get more details about Easter services on the link below.

Derby Museum: We want to hear from you!

Have you engaged with Derby Museums online over the past year? If so, we'd love to hear your thoughts!

Derby Museums would like to find out how you have engaged with our digital activity over the past year and what motivated you to do so. This interaction could be as simple as visiting our website or social media, or even attending an online event. Your answers will help us to better understand who's engaging with our activities and to shape future programmes.

City Pools Re-open to Public

The charitable trust which manages two swimming pools in the city is starting a phased re-opening of both facilities to the public from April 12.

Lonsdale Swimming & Sports Trust manages Gayton Pool in Littleover on behalf of Derby City Council and also runs Lonsdale Pool in Mickleover, which it is currently hoping to replace with a new facility nearby.

Pre-lockdown, more than 3,000 people a week used the pools ranging from parent and baby sessions and children’s lessons to adult swim sessions and aqua fit classes.  

Safe and Sound Launches Wider Exploitation Programme

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has launched a new far-reaching programme in response to the increased vulnerabilities amongst children and young people to wider exploitation.

The charity says that increased isolation, online grooming and pressure on family finances during the pandemic has led to a rise in the number of children and young people becoming vulnerable to exploitation. 

Safe and Sound’s own workload has increased 50% in the past year and this, it fears, is only the tip of the iceberg.

Haarlem Artspace: The Entanglement

The Entanglement, a new Haarlem Periodical, features work by Victoria Lucas inviting us to the non-human world.

Lucas uses technology to remap, embody and entangle the material strata of landscape, a process where female subjectivity is reimagined and reclaimed in place. This new multimedia Periodical will be live from 28/03/21 -27/04/21 only. 

Dronfield Heritage Trust: Thank you, Maria!

Saying a fond farewell to our Activities and Interpretations Manager...

As some of you may have already heard, we’re sad to announce that our long-time Activities and Interpretations Manager, Maria Smith, is leaving the Dronfield Heritage Trust this week after seven highly successful years.

YAAS QUEENS! RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Tour is coming to Derby Arena

Hot on the very high heels of Season 2 of the must-watch TV show, Derby LIVE is delighted to spill the T and announce that the RuPaul’s Drag Race UK: The Official Tour is coming to Derby on Friday 25th March 2022 at 7.30pm!

Join the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK for an evening of endless eleganza extravaganza, and witness all the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of your favourite queens LIVE on stage as they sashay into Derby Arena.

Dronfield Hall Barn: Spring 2021 Newsletter - Available Now!

We're officially into spring, which means our first newsletter of the year is available now!

Whilst the Barn has been closed to the public since January, you can still find out what we've been up to recently in this newsletter. Just some of the stories available in this issue include a look back at the snow we had at the beginning of the year, usual features including 'From the Archive', memories of the first five years since the Barn first opened, and a tribute to Maria, who is leaving the Dronfield Heritage Trust after seven years.

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