Town Street, Duffield
Eyes Meadow by night, Fireworks display 2019
The Chevin Golf Club, Duffield
Gray Recreation Ground
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Posted: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 13:58 by Jackie Clements
The Parish Council has recently approved a S137 Community Grant for an interpretation board which will provide information about the Snake Lane Weir 'Fish Pass Project', an initiative that aims to bring wild salmon back into the heart of Derbyshire for the first time in over a century.
The weir at Snake Lane on the River Ecclesbourne will be replaced by a series of stone rapids, making miles of good breeding habitat accessible to salmon, which have been returning via the Rivers Trent and Derwent in recent years. More »
The project, a partnership between the Wild Trout Trust, Environment Agency and local landowners, builds on much hard work that has taken place to re-open our rivers to migratory fish, lost when migration routes were blocked with weirs following the Industrial Revolution. On the River Derwent, fish passes built in 2012-13 at Borrowash and Darley Abbey have allowed salmon to reach the river upstream of Derby and breed successfully. Salmon returning all the way from their ocean feeding grounds off Greenland now enter the River Ecclesbourne and swim through Duffield – but only as far as the formidable barrier presented by Snake Lane weir.
This short film by wildlife cameraman Jack Perks provides a great introduction to the project: www.wildtrout.org/news/river-ecclesbourne-derbyshire
This storyboard gives more detail on the background to the project: https://bit.ly/3xOqIjb
When will this happen?
Preparation work will take place in January and February 2022 with the coppicing of around thirty trees along the river banks upstream of the weir. The construction works on the weir will take place in summer 2022 and take 8 – 12 weeks to complete, depending on the weather and river levels.
To find out more information, see the article below written by Dr Tim Jacklin, Project Manager for the Wild Trout Trust. » Less
Posted: Wed, 03 Nov 2021 11:30 by Jackie Clements
Don't forget the return of the Duffield Fireworks event this Friday, 5th November at Eyes Meadow.
Wristbands costing £3 each (under 5s FREE) are still available from the Town Street Newsagents and Meadow Vale Convenience Store and will be available until around 2:30pm on Friday afternoon - entry price is £4 on the gate (if you don't have time to buy your wristbands in advance, please bring exact cash when paying on the gate to make things quicker for everyone). More »
Also, when you buy your wristbands, don't forget to buy a raffle ticket for £1 - one lucky winner can 'press the button' to start the display, and receive a bonfire-night themed goody bag to take home (our grateful thanks to the Duffield Co-op for donating the goody bag).
Gates open at 6:15pm and the fireworks display will begin at 7:15pm. There will be children's rides and light-ups stalls, food and drink available and the cricket club bar will be open.
Please note: Spectators' fireworks/sparklers are not permitted at the display. Car parking is limited to Blue Badge holders only at this event. A torch is very useful as the approach roads are dark. We would ask that all visitors leave the Meadow promptly after the fireworks are finished as we cannot be held responsible for anyone's safety once the event is over. » Less
Posted: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:31 by Jackie Clements
A Remembrance Sunday Parade through Duffield is set to take place for the first time in three years in 2021, after the 2020 parade was brought down by Covid and in 2019 washed out due to flooding at the War Memorial.
The Parade is set to take place on Sunday 14th November, beginning at the Weston Centre at 10:30am. The parade will proceed along Tamworth Street, continue South along Town Street, turn onto Makeney Road at the Baptist Church and then along Church Drive to the War Memorial outside St Alkmund's Parish Church, where a short Service of Remembrance will be held starting at around 10:55am and finishing around 11:15am. More »
Please remember that these roads will be CLOSED for the duration of the Parade and will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.
Should anyone wish to join in the Parade, you are more than welcome to do so, but please join towards the end of the parade once the uniformed organisations have passed by.
For more information about the road closures, see the document below. » Less