This February half term we will be out and about across the district with our Community Roadshows!
- Face painting
- Children's play bus
- Graffiti art
- Free soup and refreshments
- Meet Rykneld Homes staff, report repairs, give feedback, and more.
Where will we be?
Tuesday 18th February 2020 10am - 12noon
Holmgate Community Centre, Valley Road, Holmgate S45 9QF
Wednesday 19th February 2020 11am - 1pm
Holymoorside Village Hall, Holymoor Road, Holymoorside S42 7D
Thursday 20th February 2020 10am - 12noon
Renishaw and Spinkhill Community Hall, Main Road, Renishaw S21 3UT
All the activities on offer are free of charge, there are lots of fun activities for you and your family to get involved in. We have also invited some of our partner agencies along to offer help and provide advice on health and wellbeing, finances and housing options.
Meet outside the venues at the end of the events if you would like to take part in an afternoon litter pick in your area - everyone is welcome!
Our previous Community Roadshows in 2019:
Our Killamarsh event was held at Killamarsh Junior Athletics Club. We were delighted to receive support from lots of local groups, including Killamarsh Heritage Society which organised a fantastic display of old photographs of the village.
Cllr Pat Bone attended the event and said, "People were interested in the old photographs, learning about the history of the village and sharing their memories. The event brought the community together."
Our Stonebroom roadshow was held on the hottest day of the year (the day that saw the UK Summer record broken at 38.7°C!) The event was held at the Parish Pavilion which was a great venue for all the fantastic activities on offer - including KMX racing bikes from Derbyshire County Council which was a big success.
We organised the event at the Eckington Friendship Club, and were joined by Eckington Cllr Oscar Gomez-Reaney, who said: "The roadshow was a great way for Rykneld Homes to engage with the community and pass on really useful information about their services. It was very positive day with lots of enjoy for families and children."
Not even gale force winds could put off visitors to our Holmewood roadshow! We had a last minute change of plan for our outdoor event which instead was held indoors at St Albans Church.
Local groups were keen to get involved and join us on the day and there were plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained.
Our roadshow in Dronfield was hosted at the Pioneer Club and we were delighted to be joined by lots of external organisations able to offer help and advice to visitors. Members of the Dronfield 2Gether group were on hand to chat about their activities and North East Derbyshire District Council attended to promote their recycling initiatives.
We received some fantastic feedback from visitors: "Kids had a great time and we only had to pay for the ice cream - brilliant!"
Thanks to all the organisations who supported our roadshows: North East Derbyshire District Council, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue, Derbyshire Police, Ashgate Hospicecare, Healthwatch Derbyshire, Live Life Better Derbyshire, Derbyshire County Council, Killamarsh Conservation Society, St Giles Church Killamarsh, Killamarsh Neighbourhood Watch, Killamarsh Heritage Society, Stonebroom Pre-School, TimeSwap, Derbyshire Scam Watch, Guide Dog Society, Age Concern, Jolly Babies Music Group, Community Safety Partnership, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Tinnitus Support Group, Barnardos, Living Hope Foodbank, Holmewood Parish Council, Dronfield 2Gether, Cystic Fibrosis.
If you would like to find out more information or contact our Community Involvement Team on 01246 217670.