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Mobile Library

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:00 by Jennifer Jeffery

Derbyshire library service has two mobile libraries, based at Buxton and Long Eaton, serving around 150 communities across the county. These communities are visited once every four weeks and the mobile libraries offer a range of services for everyone including fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children, large print books, books on tape and books on CD as well as a selection of local studies books and information. More »

The mobile libraries have a lift for wheelchair users and people with mobility problems, please below where and when the mobile libraries will be visiting.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:00 by Jennifer Jeffery

Please find attached a pilot project for upskilling people moving into the receipt of Universal Credit. This is an accredited course with the purpose of enabling learners to be able to use email software tools to send and compose messages.

  • using your email account - Sending email messages with attachments, composing email messages, using an address book to store and retrieve contact information, responding to email messages appropriately, organising and storing email messages
  • managing your money -Know the benefits of planning manageable debt, Know about basic strategies for planning for debt, Know where to get help and advice about dealing with debt crisis
  • planning ahead

I would be grateful if this course could be promoted to clients which you think would benefit from it. Please could you send names through to Clay Cross ACE 01246 862383. More »

If there is a demand. We can of course add additional courses to this new programme.

If you have any additional queries or would like clarification about the course please let me know.

Thanks you for your help and support » Less

The Access Project

The Access Project

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:00 by Jennifer Jeffery

Are you a graduate? Do you have graduates working for you?

Would you / they like to volunteer for an hour per week to improve local students grades and access university?

We are seeking graduates or professionally qualified business people to volunteer 1 hour per week in term time to tutor students from Shirebrook Academy and Ashfield Comprehensive, to increase their chance of going to university. This is a fantastic and rewarding opportunity to get involved in and I have added some more details below: More »

About The Access Project

The Access Project works with high-potential students from disadvantaged backgrounds, providing in-school support and personalised tuition to help them gain access to selective universities.

We work in partnership with schools in East and West Midlands as well as London, and have a proven track record of raising student attainment and widening the access to quality education.

We offer GCSE and A-level students tutorials in the following subjects:

  • · GCSE: Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, French, Spanish.
  • · A Level: As above PLUS Psychology, Sociology, Politics.

Why The Access Project Exists

Education in England is not equal. 15% of children in England receive free school meals, yet only 2% of these entered the top 25 universities. This means you are over 6 times less likely to attend one of the UK's most selective universities if you are from a disadvantaged background.

How You Can Help

  • Use your subject knowledge to work one-to-one with a student to help them achieve the grades they need to access a selective university.
  • Spend just 1 hour per week during term time tutoring a student at your place of work or study, or at a suitable public location or online. (Usually 3.15pm - 4.15pm)
  • Tutor in your degree subject to an A-level student or alternatively, in a subject you studied to A Level yourself to a GCSE student.

Training and Support

  • The Access Project will give full training on how to plan and structure your tutorials and how to be an objective-focused and engaging tutor along with safeguarding training.
  • Access to online resources with workable examples linked to the current curriculum.
  • Ongoing support from our Programme Coordinators.
  • Access to a community of over 850 active volunteer tutors in London, West and East Midlands.

Time Commitment and Requirements

  • One hour per week (plus half an hour for preparation) during term time for a minimum of 1 academic year – at your place of work.
  • An undergraduate degree minimum.
  • The belief every child deserves a great education regardless of their background.

Please register your interest today at:


Or visit our website;http://volunteer.theaccessproject.org.uk/

If you decide to register you will receive a training schedule for you to select your most suitable location and dates with instruction of DBS paperwork to bring with you. If your organisation would like me to come and deliver a short information session, please let me know and we can arrange it.

Thank you for showing an interest in the project, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. » Less

Shirebrook Town Market Pedestrian Zone

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:00 by Jennifer Jeffery

In July 2015 the Chairman of Shirebrook Town Council took the decision to temporarily assist with the enforcement of the pedestrian zone around the Market Square. This decision was taken to alleviate problems being faced by members of the public due to vehicles not adhering to the rules of the pedestrian zone in force.

During the past nineteen months staff on duty at the entrance to the 'coned off' area have been subjected to verbal abuse, threats of violence and more recently there have been a number of vehicles blatantly ignoring the rules by driving the wrong way around the square, entering the square at unofficial points and even driving over the cones in a threatening manner. Members of the public are aware that we have no power to take action against those who ignore the pedestrian zone but most have been appreciative of our efforts to assist responsible authorities in contributing to the safety of pedestrians in the area. More »

This assistance was only ever meant to be a temporary solution whilst the Town Council sought action and enforcement from those responsible for the roadways around the square, however we cannot continue with the system any longer when staff are being faced with the issues outlined above.

Therefore, with instruction from Shirebrook Town Council Chairman and the Market Committee Chairman, we will no longer be 'coning off' the entrance to the square at the junction of Market Street and Station Road.

Please be assured though that the Town Council, with the support of Derbyshire Constabulary, will continue to seek a resolution to traffic issues and remain in talks with the County Council for their assistance in the matter.

Members of the public are reminded that it is their own responsibility to follow the rules of the pedestrian zone and, if applicable, their own blue badge rules in relation to access and parking in general and that parking is not permitted on the actual Market Square on market days. » Less

Shirebrook Outside In

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:00 by Jennifer Jeffery

On 24th January 2017 a networking event was held to launch the promotional film that Shirebrook Town Council had commissioned to highlight Shirebrook's positive aspects and encourage recognition of the Town's development potential. Additionally the newly constructed Town Council website went 'live' on the same day providing a point of access to information for all members of the community and potential growth investors alike. The evening was a great success with attendees from near and far appreciating the town's current assets and potential for growth. Further information, the film and interviews can be viewed by clicking here.