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RECYCLING WASTE MYTHS
Derbyshire County Council has launched a major ‘Waste Myths’ campaign aimed at dis-spelling some of the commonly held myths about what items can and cannot be recycled. Dealing with waste is a major issue for the county council and cost nearly £38 million in 2015/16. If residents can be encouraged to reduce their waste and recycle more the more we can save on these costs. All the information including an online competition open to Derbyshire County Council residents can be found at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/wastemythsPlease look at the attached posters here
Flu is a common infectious illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you'll usually begin to feel better within about a week. However for young children, people aged over 65, people with long-term health conditions and pregnant women flu can be far more serious. It can lead to serious health complications including bronchitis, pneumonia and ear infections. That’s why all children in reception class and school years one, two, three and four will be offered a free nasal flu vaccine at school. Younger children aged two and three, older people and pregnant women can receive their free vaccination at their GP’s surgery. Keep you and your family healthy and well this winter by making sure they get their flu vaccination.
DERBYSHIRE GOLD CARD HOLDERS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Gold Card holders are reminded to check validity dates on their cards as thousands are due to expire in the next few months. Gold Card is Derbyshire’s equivalent of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) which allows older and people with certain disabilities to travel free-of-charge, off-peak on local buses. It can also be used to get discounts at around 700 local shops and businesses and to borrow items from any Derbyshire or Derby city library. Most Gold Cards are valid for five years. Around 108,000 of the 185,000 cards currently in circulation will need renewing soon - with the majority expiring in September and October 2017. (see poster)
WOODLAND FESTIVAL - ELVASTON CASTLE COUNTRY PARK
Please find attached details of a Woodland Festival to be held at Elvaston Country Park on 23/24 September (click here) You can also download the flyer which contains a car parking discount voucher here
VACANCY FOR PARISH COUNCILLORS
Please find attached a notice regarding vacancies for two Parish Councillors (click here)
JAPANESE KNOTWEED ADVICE
Please find attached a notice regarding Japanese Knotweed (click here)