Coronavirus outbreak - information for residents
IF YOU NEED HELP
There are a few options open to you if you are in need of assistance. Both Derbyshire County Council and the national government are offering support and you can find these website links below.
Please always seek support from these official channels and never give your bank details, bank card or PIN to anyone, and don't give cash to anyone you don't know who is not part of a recognised volunteer scheme.
Check that the person who comes to help you is from the voluntary organisation who contacted you.
For assistance from Derbyshire County Council visit https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/community-response-unit/if-you-need-help/if-you-need-help.aspx
or call 01629 535091: M-F 9am-5pm or Sat 9am - 1pm.
They can help put you in touch with a local support agency such as the DuCS.
Duffield Coronavirus Support (DuCS
The RJ Weston Duffield Charity(The Weston Centre) is running Duffield Coronavirus Support (DuCS). If you live in the village and have no other means of support we can arrange for volunteers to collect and deliver shopping or prescriptions to you. Our Shopping Line is open between 9.00am and midday on Tuesdays and Thursdays and can be reached by calling 07730 518121.
Our Chat Line is taking a break, but you can contact us via the Shopping Line. Alternatively, Amber Valley CVS operates a telephone befriending service. Their office is open Monday to Thursday 9.00am till 4.30pm and Friday 9.00am till 3.00pm and can be reached on 01773 512 076.
We are working to reopen the Weston Centre for our usual activities a soon as we can. If you would like to volunteer please contact Sarah on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Derbyshire County Council have compiled the documents found below to offer help and assistance to those living in Amber Valley, which provide a wealth of useful information.
Amber Valley/Derbyshire County Council Community Updates for Covid-19
Vol 2- Issued November 2020
Covid Support in Amber Valley 30 April (Word Document, 1.4 Mb)
Support for residents in Amber Valley - list of websites and useful info. Compiled by Derbyshire County Council 30/4/20
Healthy Warm & Well in Derbyshire 2020/21 (PDF, 4.2 Mb)
Healthy, Warm and Well in Derbyshire: Your guide to council, health, voluntary and community services in Derbyshire 2020/2021
Published by Derbyshire County Council
- Advice for businesses
Duffield Parish Council changes
The unprecedented Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak has meant changes have had to be made to Parish Council and other local activities and we hope that the following information will prove helpful.
As the situation both locally and at a national level is changing constantly we will aim to provide regular updates, so check back often. If you have anything relevant to add or that we can let people know about, please email email@example.com.
The Parish Council office at Duffield Cemetery has now closed following the January lockdown announcement - office staff will again be working from home. To contact the Parish Council while the office is closed, call the Parish Clerk, Jane Terry on 07719 103015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all Cemetery enquiries, email email@example.com.
Please note that our Village Warden and Groundsman are working as normal from 11 January.
Council Meetings: The Clerk has set up a facility via Cisco Webex where meetings will be held, similar to Zoom but with the option to join via a telephone link. Members of the public can join the meeting too.
In order to listen to the meeting call the phone number 020-7660-8147; you will receive a welcome message and be asked to enter the meeting number/access code which can be found on the meeting agenda which will be posted around 5 days before the meeting takes place, on the meeting page (each code is unique). Please say your name as it connects, so we know who has joined. You can also join the meeting via your PC or iPad by clicking on this link to install the Webex app:
The following local events and activities have been cancelled for the time being:
- Weston Centre coffee/tea mornings and Monday lunch club
- Weston Centre Art Group
- Councillor Chris Short's Councillor Surgeries at the Weston Centre