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  • Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    23 September 2020 Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    We are sorry to tell you that we have given up hope of any further Crich Heritage Meetings this year.

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  • Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    09 September 2020 Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    Unfortunately organisers of the Autumn Footprints Walking Festival have confirmed that the usual event will not take place this year, however, they have collected some of the previously produced walk leaflets and posted them on line for the public to enjoy.

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  • Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

    07 September 2020 Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

    There is one more week for you to send in your favourite art work or craft piece to Clare Limb for display in the Community Art Sharing on 10th & 11th October at The Glebe.

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  • Crich Medical Practice Flu Clinic open

    02 September 2020 Crich Medical Practice Flu Clinic open

    Crich Medical Practice are holding flu clinics in September and October. 

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  • New Medical Order Line for Repeat Prescriptions

    02 September 2020 New Medical Order Line for Repeat Prescriptions

    From Wednesday 30th September patients will be asked to order their repeat Medication via the Medicines Order Line (01246 588 860) The order line offers a dedicated person who will have time to answer any medication queries this will free up the practice telephone line for more urgent phone calls.

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  • Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

    29 August 2020 Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

    Following the success of Outdoor popalong, which took place as part of the children's summer activities arranged by some members of the Crich Patient Participation Group, Popalong Outdoors will continue during September. 

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  • Lifeline awarded to Crich Tramway Village

    13 August 2020 Lifeline awarded to Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, has been thrown a lifeline through three main sources of funding to help it survive the current and future challenges faced by the national Covid19 crisis.

     

     

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  • FREE Kids Summer Activities

    11 August 2020 FREE Kids Summer Activities

    Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, the following children's summer activities are now FREE of charge!

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  • Reduced Price for Nature Sessions

    05 August 2020 Reduced Price for Nature Sessions

    Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, children's summer activities are now available at a reduced price.

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  • Summer Holiday Activities are here!

    31 July 2020 Summer Holiday Activities are here!

    The Summer Holiday Activities programme is here! Read about what's on offer and how to book.

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20 Years of Toy Library

by Claire Ganthony

Derbyshire Toy Library Logo

Derbyshire Toy Libraries are celebrating quite a milestone this month, as they reach the grand old age of 20 in May 2020. The charity was founded as Crich Millennium Toy Library by Ann-Marie McMillan and a group of enthusiastic volunteers who were parents of young children. The original aim was to provide a rural toy library for families who were unable to travel easily to local towns. The vision has grown and developed over time, but at heart remains that focus on providing what families with young children really need.

smiling woman holding I love my toy library sign
Founder Ann-Marie McMillan

As well as running Stay & Play sessions in Crich, Belper, South Normanton, and Kilburn, Derbyshire Toy Libraries had also expanded to include Young at Heart intergenerational play sessions at two care homes in Belper and Duffield. Plans were afoot to expand to offer sessions around Ripley and Alfreton but are on hold at the moment. During the current Coronavirus Crisis, DTL has established a click and contactless toy hire service. This provides families with access to a wide variety of resources to keep children of all ages entertained and learning through play during school closures and social restrictions.  The service focuses on DTL’s core values of supporting families, the value and importance of play and encouraging sustainable living as expressed through their motto #Dontbuyhire. To further develop this service with an online toy database, Derbyshire Toy Libraries are applying for an Awards for All lottery grant. You can support them simply by clicking here and completing the survey.

2 boys playing with wooden train set
toys available for click and contactless collection

Derbyshire Toy Libraries aim to raise £2020 during 2020. During the month of May there are raffles running, with the top prize being a beautiful red RetroPedal fire engine. Tickets are available to buy via bank transfer and details of this and other raffle prizes can be found on their facebook page. You can also find details of the fantastic toys and resources available to hire through click and contactless collection. Throughout May DTL are introducing their team on their facebook page too and catching up with some of the children who attended those first sessions in 2000.

Happy Birthday Toy Library, we look forward to sharing a slice of cake with you when sessions are able to start again!

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