Sep 212017

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.

To find out more visit NHS Choices here

 September 21, 2017
Sep 212017

Derbyshire County Council urgently require a School Crossing Patrol located at Main Road/School Lane, Hathersage to help pupils and their carers who attend Hathersage St. Micheal’s Primary School cross a very busy road on their way to and from school.

Duty hours are 08:20 to 09:05 and 15:20 to 16:00 Monday to Friday during school term time which equates to 7 hours and 5 minutes per week .

Full training and uniform will be provided, good rates of pay.

For more information please contact Brian Wilkinson on 07919 555586 or the School Crossing Patrol Service, County Hall, Matlock on 01629 538063.

 September 21, 2017
Aug 162017

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival is a roaming digital culture and art festival that will be taking place in Castleton during Thursday 21 – Sunday 24 September 2017. Our programme is spread across several local venues including Peak Cavern, Speedwell Cavern and Treak Cliff, the visitor’s centre, the village hall and other public spaces (these include the Town Ditch and Winnats Pass).

We’d like to inform you about how the festival will operate in the area, which includes any road closures that might affect you. We’re also very keen to let you know about the diverse and exciting programme of events and exhibitions, which might be of interest!

\\ Community Information Evening

The AND Festival team will be holding an informal information session for local residents who would like to know more about the events and installations, as well as any practical information such as road closures in Castleton. This will be held on Wednesday 23 August at the Visitor Centre from 17:30-19:00 and is an open invite for anyone in the area. No need to book, please drop in.

\\ Road Closure

Please note that Winnats Pass will be closed on the following dates for the production of Waterlicht:

Wednesday 20 September between 19:00 – 02.00 (Installation and Testing)

Thursday 21 September – Saturday 23rd September between 19:00-24:00 (likely to be open just after 11pm)

We advise that you take alternative routes in and out of Castleton during these times to avoid any disruption to your journeys. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to bring them to the information session on the 23rd August or contact us at

We hope you can join us for the festival.


The AND Festival team.

Gabrielle Jenks \\ Director
Ruth McCullough \\ Senior Producer
Lou Hargreaves \\ Festival & Touring Producer
Catherine Waddington \\ Head of Communications
Edwina McEachran \\ Campaigns Officer
Dani Admiss \\ Storyteller & Content Producer
Cat Shaw \\ Programme Assistant

 August 16, 2017