Local News

Unemployment Figures in South Derbyshire

I am thrilled with this morning’s news of a further fall in unemployment in South Derbyshire. The figures show that 85 more residents of South Derbyshire are now in employment since August.

Natwest Provisions for those in Repton

Yesterday I had further discussions with Natwest about their provisions for customers in Repton and their collaboration with the Post Office.

Opening of Dollies Hair Salon

On Saturday I was delighted to attend the opening of Dollies hair salon in Willington. It was a real privilege to see the dream of owner Sarah Webster come true. The business is a family affair with Sarah's sister and aunt helping out too. 

Maintenance Road Works

There are currently maintenence roadworks between Drakelow and Walton-on-Trent and a diversion has been set up.

Hospital Parking

The issue of Hospital Parking charges is a lively one in South Derbyshire. There have been some incidents with the frankly daft system currently in place at Burton Hospital, where visitors have to remember their own arrival time which isn't practical when people may be rushing to a&e for example. 

Refurbishment of Swadlincote Post Office

The Post Office in the Delph in Swadlincote will close on the 19th of August until the 30th for a major refurbishment. The project will modernise the premises and introduce new counters which will aid customers with an easier, more efficient layout.

Roma's Garden Memorial Dedication

I was touched to be invited to another memorial dedication in Hilton on the 4th of August, a more intimate affair in Roma's Garden by the Hilton and Marsden History Group.

Hilton Meadows Memorial Dedication

Monday, the 4th of August, was the anniversary of one hundred years to the day that war was declared by Germany on Belgium marking the beginning of World War One.