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Latest NEWS - First Butterfly of 2017 seen in the National Forest
Updated 19/03/17

Bullet Thinking of Starting a Business?
Workshop to provide expert advice to future businesses

People with ambitions of starting their own business can find out all they need to know at an upcoming event - and it’s completely free to attend.

‘Thinking of Starting a Business?’, which is also open to those who have recently become self-employed, takes place between 5.30pm and 8pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum in West Street, Swadlincote.

Staged by the South Derbyshire Business Advice Service and supported by South Derbyshire District Council, it will offer an introduction to everything individuals need to know about being their own boss, from legal structures and marketing to tax and VAT.

Open to everyone, the session will also feature information about any grants or loans that people may be eligible for, whatever the nature of their business idea.

Anyone wishing to book a place at the workshop can call 01283 595791 or email economic.development@south-derbys.gov.uk

Cllr Bob Wheeler, Leader of South Derbyshire District Council, said: “If you have ambitions of becoming your own boss and want to know more about the next step in what’s involved in running your own business, then this session will provide you with everything you need to know.

“With free, high-quality advice on offer it’s too good an opportunity to miss.
“There are some fantastic small businesses operating in South Derbyshire and we want to help the next wave come through.”

The South Derbyshire Business Advice Service offers people the free help and guidance they need with everything from creating a business plan and researching the market, to finding finance and recruiting staff – they can be contacted by calling 01283 595791.

Bullet Swadlincote’s Second Annual Spring Wedding Fair: 2nd April 2017
Swadlincote’s second annual spring wedding fair is calling out for businesses to take part
Those planning the second Swadlincote Wedding Fair are promising that this year’s event will be a must-see for all couples planning to tie the knot.

Whether it’s hair and beauty, flowers, dresses, entertainment, vehicle hire or venues, specialists are wanted to come together to transform the town centre into a one-stop shop of products, services and advice for all things wedding-related.
Businesses are now being urged to sign up to showcase their services and help make the event even bigger and better than in 2016, when more than 60 organisations took part.
Organised by Swadlincote Town Team with the support of South Derbyshire District Council, there will be catwalk shows in the town hall, a Follow Your Heart Trail for couples to find their way about town, tasters and lots more.

Last year, stores up and down the High Street pulled out all the stops with window and street displays.
Councillor Bob Wheeler, Leader of the District Council, said: “The aim for this year’s wedding fair is to attract even more people to Swadlincote and give future wedded couples a wide variety of options available within South Derbyshire and beyond.
“It is the perfect opportunity for local businesses to showcase exactly what they can offer.”
Swadlincote Town Team is a group of businesses, organisations, volunteers and residents who are working together to promote the vibrancy and prosperity of the town centre.
The wedding fair will take place between 11am and 4pm on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Any business wishing to take part can sign up by visiting the Eventbrite website and searching for ‘Swadlincote Wedding Fair.'
More information is available on the Swadlincote Wedding Fairs Facebook page, by emailing Swadlincote Town Team at swadtownteam@gmail.com or calling 01283 222848.

Bullet South Derbyshire District Council Apply Charges at Recycling Centre
From the 3rd of April 2017 SDDC will becharging at their community waste disposal & recycling centres for certain items. You can read more about how this might affect you in their leaflet.

Bullet The Next Parish Council Meeting - Monday 13th March 2017; 7.00pm; Venue Kendricks Close Community Room.

Bullet Hartshorne Ladies Club - The 2017 Ladies Club programme is now available to view.

Bullet Active Derbyshire - The County and District Councils are working together to promote a fitter healthier Derbyshire, visit their website
to find out more.

Bullet Refuse & Recycling Collections - Check which bin should be put out for collection in Hartshorne on which dates between November 2016 & October 2017. Collection Dates

Bullet Police NEWS - Warning, local cars are being targeted for items left on seats and in view! Remember to lock your car and take your belongings with you.

Also desirable cars are also being targeted in the area where the thieves are breaking into a property to seek out valuables and the spare car key to allow them to drive it away.

The Parish Council would like to inform residents that the Derbyshire Police website provides plenty of information about policing in our area, including the crime statistics. Details of actual reported crime incidents in your area can be found on the www.police.uk crime map.

Bullet Photographs of Hartshorne
Don't forget; Pictures of Hartshorne both old and new can be viewed in the Picture Gallery

bulllet HartshorneParish Council
Don't forget you can find all the minutes and Agenda for the Parish Council Meetings here: Parish Council

bulllet Money Spider Credit Union
At a recent Parish Council meeting a representative from the Money Spider Credit Union gave the Parish Councillors an overview of the Credit Union's principle of operation.

The Money Spider Credit Union is a not-for-profit company that provides straight forward financial services for people living or working in South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire. For more details vist the Money Spider Website

BulletHartshorne Society of Bell-ringers
Hartshorne_Society_of_Bell-RingersWas formed in March 2013 with the aims of:

  • Promoting and fostering the ancient English art of Change Ringing in Hartshorne and the local area.

    They are always keen to welcome new members; if you are interested in Bell-ringing or just want to find out more the read their visit their blog on the St Peter's Church website, or email Andy Austen

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