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Tributes paid to popular former Councillor A former Councillor awarded the Freedom of South Derbyshire for his distinguished service to local communities has sadly passed away. Bill Dunn was a member of Swadlincote Urban District Council from 1969 and went on to represent South Derbyshire District Council until 2011.
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.
Remembering the fallenSouth Derbyshire will unite in silence to honour the fallen during Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. A short service will be held on the Delph Public Square in Swadlincote from 10.50am on Armistice Day - Saturday, November 11.
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.
Tributes paid to ‘gentle and generous’ CouncillorTributes have been paid to a ‘kind, gentle and generous’ former Councillor who has passed away. Ann Hood served as Chairman of South Derbyshire District Council in 2008/09 and 2013/14 and took great pride in championing local people and groups.
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.