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Countdown to Christmas lights switch-onThe countdown to the most wonderful time of year in Swadlincote will begin with the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the town on Friday, November 24 for a day of fun, frivolity and fireworks.
Fair press for tenantsA South Derbyshire resident is helping to challenge the perception of people living in social housing. Dave Bown, of Etwall, has helped to produce Fair Press for Tenants, a guide created to educate and inform people about the valuable contribution tenants can, and do, make to their communities.
Green glory for food waste initiative A pioneering initiative to help drive down food waste has scooped a hat trick of prestigious accolades at the Houses of Parliament. Waste less, Save more beat off more competition from more than 500 of the UK’s greenest organisations at the annual Green Apple Awards.
ATC awarded Freedom of South DerbyshireA youth organisation named the finest in the country has been granted the Freedom of South Derbyshire. The 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) received the highest honour the District Council can bestow on Thursday.
Church Gresley tenant crowned unsung hero winnerA Council tenant has scooped a prestigious award for going above and beyond in his community. John Harvey, of Unity Close, Church Gresley, was named Unsung Hero of the Year at the South Derbyshire Community Awards.
Vulnerable residents received a donation of gourmet food A charity that supports adults with mental health problems has received a much needed donation of food from one of the biggest events in the South Derbyshire calendar.