Drop-in sessions have been arranged for residents/patients to put forward their views on the future of G.P services in the area formerly served by the Holywell medical Group. The sessions will take place:
Thursday 3 December, 2pm–6pm at Assembly Rooms, Market Hall, Chesterfield
Monday 7 December, 2pm–6pm at the Grange Health Centre, Stubbing Road, Grangewood, Chesterfield
Tuesday 8 December, 2pm–6pm at Rectory Road Medical Centre, Staveley
Thursday 10 December, 12pm–6pm at New Haven, Station Road, Barrow Hill
Friday 11 December, 2pm–6pm at Inkersall Medical Centre, Atlee Road Inkersall
The world is a dark place at the moment after recent terrorist attacks – but big-hearted pupils at one Derbyshire school are set to spread some happiness.
Youngsters from Barrow Hill Primary School are going to make cakes and hand them out to strangers in Staveley town centre on Friday.
The children decided to carry out the acts of kindness and put smiles on people’s faces after learning about Friday’s terror atrocities in Paris which left at least 129 citizens dead and 350 injured. Extremists targeted bars and restaurants, a concert hall and the Stade de France. The group calling itself Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The day before the killings in the French capital, extremists from the same death cult murdered at least 41 people in two suicide bombings in the Lebanese capital Beirut.
Craig Heeley, a teacher of year five and year six pupils at the school, said: “It’s always quite difficult dealing with this kind of news with children of primary school age, but together we have come to the decision that the best way we can help and support the people of Paris is by spreading some happiness within our own community.”
On the school’s Facebook page, Jonathan Da Silva said: “I live in Paris but all my family lives in Barrow Hill. This village makes me proud to be British, proud to be French. And I know that these children, our tomorrow’s hope, will bring back love and joy to the world. From France, thank you very much Barrow Hill Primary School. You can be proud of you.”
In Staveley Market Place:
Another fantastic event organised by the Hollingwood Residents Association!
Their annual Christmas Market at the Hollingwood pub was a great success with an even wider range of crafts and goods for sale this year.
The event helps local stallholders to display and sell their crafts, helps local charities to raise much needed funds and provides a great family day out. Funds raised for H.R.A. are all put back into the community and help to pay for family activities throughout the year. Click here for details of H.R.A. events and information.
Barrow Hill Primary School pupils laid a wreath at the war memorial and led a Remembrance Assembly in St Andrew’s Church on Friday 6th November. The children read their own poetry and letters and the older pupils read out the names of the men on the war memorial.
An open-air service was held at Hollingwood Primary School on Wednesday 11th November at the “Tree of Remembrance and Peace” – a sculpture made entirely of poppies.
Members of the local community and special guests were made welcome and joined pupils, staff and parents at both schools to remember the fallen.
Wreaths were laid by local community organisations at the parish and village war memorials on Remembrance Sunday.