Across the National Park there has been an increase in littering seen at many places. It would seem that in the main litter bins are being used but they are not big enough to cope with the extra demand. The bins then overflow and the wind does the rest. Derbyshire Dales refuse collection teams are trying to fit in more collections to keep on top of the problem as are village caretakers.
If you find a litter bin is full please can you take your litter home and dispose of it elsewhere to keep our villages tidy for those that live here and for subsequent people who visit the area.
Thank you for your anticipated co-operation.
This year’s gala, in line with Covid measures, will be a mixture of virtual events, events that can be safely staged with social distancing, and family-led sessions. Details can be found on the Hathersage Gala Facebook site. Copies of the programme are being printed and distributed to village households.
Neil Fletcher became a member of Hathersage Parish Council in 1984 and was elected Chairman in 1993 following the resignation of Councillor Eric Beeley. He was a very hardworking and diligent Chairman for many years and the Parish Council will be eternally grateful to him for his many hours of research into the minutes of the council from which he produced the book “The First Hundred Years 1894 to 1994”, the proceeds of which went to the village Millennium Fund. As part of one of the Millennium Projects he also wrote an article for “Hathersage Remembers”, in which he recalled the activities of his younger days at Hathersage Swimming Pool, to which he cycled from his home in Grindleford. He met Jennifer Thompson, a local village girl; following their marriage they moved into Barnfields where their two children, Nicola and James, grew up. Jennifer developed multiple sclerosis soon after the birth of James and Neil very lovingly cared for her for many years. He had moved a few years ago to Castleton but will be fondly remembered by many, walking round the village with his sheepdog.