COVID 19 VIRUS
- Community Hall - Cllrs have decided to reopen the Community Hall from 17th May in line with Govt guidance.
- All UPC Playgrounds are open, please observe the guidance click here. Thank you for patience & your cooperation
- Local Testing facility - A mobile testing site is in the rear car park of Dronfield’s Civic Centre. The address of the Centre is Off Farwater Lane, Dronfield S18 1RA. It is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 12noon. It will be there up to and including Saturday 15 May. However it may not be available 5 – 7 May due to the elections when the vans may be needed elsewhere. The latest updates will always be available here: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/communitytesting
- Get Covid Facts not Covid Fiction
Derbyshire County Council is launching a new campaign aiming to help people get the facts about coronavirus.
There’s lots of misleading information circulating on social media and in the news, leading people to wonder what is true and what is not.
The new campaign ‘Covid 19. Get the Facts’ provides trusted, professionally sourced information about some of the main issues people may have questions about.
This includes the Covid vaccinations, the importance of prevention measures such as wearing a face covering and social distancing, as well as information about a wide range of other Covid-19 related topics.
Keep an eye out on our social media for the new campaign, and you can also read up on all the facts at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/covidfacts
- PARK UPDATE - UPC wish to inform local residents that the play equipment at Brierley Park and Whittington Lane parks will be updated over the future months. The current equipment is unfortunately coming to end of it’s life and requires replacement. Consultation has taken place with local school children to obtain their ideas. Please contact Unstone Parish Council via the website contact us page/phone if further details are required.
- PUBLIC SPACE PROTECTION ORDER has come into force, if you are a dog owner find out what this means to you here.
- Did you know, more people in Derbyshire are diagnosed with cancer than the England average? Building on the Be Cancer SAFE North Derbyshire campaign, Derbyshire Voluntary Action are now working to raise awareness of bowel cancer signs and symptoms and the importance of screening amongst men in areas where uptake is traditionally low. The lowest uptake for bowel screening is amongst men over 60 in lower income occupations. click here to complete a pledge and then start having conversations about these messages whenever you get the opportunity.
- POLICE UPDATE -It is now possible for you to get in touch with the Police in a range of different ways, to report non-emergencies. If you don’t want to speak to someone on the phone, you can send us a message on social media, use our website, or speak to a call handler on Live Chat.This will then free up our call handlers to answer the phones to those that would prefer to physically speak to someone.Our team of helpful call handlers are here for the people of Derbyshire 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The links you can use to get in touch digitally are Facebook: Send a message to us on www.facebook.com/derbyshireconstabulary Twitter: Send a direct message to our contact centre via www.twitter.com/derpolcontact Website: Use our online forms and Live Chat by visiting www.derbyshire.police.uk Our website houses a number of online forms, where you can report a crime, road traffic incident, anti-social behaviour, apply for licenses and firearms certificates, as well as use ‘Your Area’, where residents can find out more about, and contact, their local Safer Neighbourhood Teams. If you can, please consider contacting us digitally, so our call handlers are free to speak to those that don’t have any access to the internet to do so. Please note, in the case of an emergency, you should always phone 999.I will also like to bring this to the attention of more vulnerable members of the community we have recently had some incidents across Unstone and Dronfield area about fraudulent phone calls pretending to be from the police and asking for bank details and requesting sums of money and also asking you to call 999 and giving them code words. I must stress that we DONT EVER ASK FOR ANY BANK RELATED INFORMATION OR ACCOUNT DETAILS.
- DRONFIELD WELL BEING GROUP is a mental health peer support group, it was established in Spring 2020 with the aim of providing a safe environment to support people affected by mental health issues. Please click here for further details
- PEAK UPDATE - the latest updates are available on the Peak website: http://www.peakliaison.co.uk
- PUBLIC FOOTPATH NO.4 UNSTONE - 10th January 2021 to 10th June 2021, closed for its whole length, to allow for installation of the new hard standing surface. Use Public Footpath No.3 as an alternative.
- NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH. The local police are promoting the Neighbourhood Watch scheme, and are currently looking for people to set up neighbourhood watch schemes in the area , as the village only has one scheme running at the present time. Grants may be available to cover costs. Further details are available on:https://www.derbyshireneighbourhoodwatch.co.uk/
- THE MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE - Sheffield Road Unstone - future dates TBC.
- ACTION GRANTS, Derbyshire County Council are offering grants of up to £10K, for the benefit of local communities, find out more at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/action.
- DERBYSHIRE ALERT - Is a website/community network that is free to register on and allows partner agencies such as Neighbourhood Watch, Action Fraud, Fire and Rescue Service etc to send alerts out,regarding local crime information, appeals, updates to crimes, crime prevention advice etc to registered users. Members of the public can register to receive alerts, their contact details are recorded it allows the police to send alerts to specific areas and send appeals to specific groups such as residents with working cctv, residents with dash cams, dog walkers etc. It also gives the user the ability to feedback information to the police and information about specific areas. Please visit www.derbyshirealert.co.uk.for further info.
- CARE LINE BEFRIENDING SERVICE - (http://www.ageconcernchesterfield.org.uk/careline.php providing a free telephone befriending service to older people who are socially isolated or lonely, trained volunteers ring up to three times a week for a friendly chat or potentially arranging help if needed.
- VOLUNTEERS WANTED, do you have a spare few hours to help to return the Telephone Boxes within the Parish to their former glory? If so please contact the Clerk via the Contact Us page or Tel: 07341 850210.
- DERBYSHIRE CONNECT - Shopping Bus Service, for more information please click here
- USE IT OR LOSE IT - LOCAL BUS SERVICES . The No.14 & 15 bus routes are currently under review, help to safeguard the future of these routes by using the service
- SCAM ALERT - for news on the latest scams from DCC, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org
- DEFIBRILLATOR - Unstone Parish Council have installed a defibrillator machine at the Fred Hopkinson Memorial Hall on Crow Lane in Unstone, it is located next to the main entrance doors. In case of emergency contact 999 for the access code