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Sunday 14th July on Brackenfield Village Green

The weather looks set fine and not too hot (fingers crossed!). The Fun Dog Show, sponsored by Hounds Grooming, will start at 11am; Claire, from Maypole Movers, will be gently putting dancers through their paces at 12 and 2pm (suitable for the young and young at heart.) Rock and Blues Duo Double Cross will play from 1pm. Loads of entertainment for kids too. The Saxon Village will be demonstrating amazing crafts and selling some of their wares and children will have chance to take part in military
drills. Pimm's, ice cream, plants and WI produce on sale and some great raffle prizes.

Flower Festival in Brackenfield Church & Art and Embroidery in The Church Hall

Sat 25th May 10am-6pm, Sunday 26th May 10am-6pm & Monday 27th May 10am-6pm

Light Refreshments in The Church noon-4pm

All proceeds to support The Church Hall

Recent Heritage Cafe

The Heritage Cafe was once again very well attended for Julia Hickey's stimulating talk about the Babington family, the religious and political context leading up to the plots to assassinate Queen Elizabeth 1 and the imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots at Wingfield Manor. The thirty mile exclusion zone wherever Mary was housed, certainly cramped the style of Bess of Hardwick, who's fourth husband, George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, was her custodian at times.

The next speaker, on Tuesday 4th June at 1030am, will be Michael Parkin on the Pentrich Revolution.

April Spring Walk

A relaxing and sociable three-mile walk was enjoyed by 16 local people and 5 dogs, led by Peter Pilsbury. The morning closed with a well-deserved cup of tea and cake.

Thanks to all the organisers, helpers and supporters.

Local Elections

North East Derbyshire District Council is holding a further briefing session for prospective election candidates for the forthcoming local elections in May 2019.

The briefing session will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 13 March 2019 at North East Derbyshire District Council, District Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, S42 6NG and will last approx. one hour.

The briefing will be hosted by the Returning Officer, Dan Swaine and will cover the nomination process, key dates of the election timetable, the election campaign, polling day and arrangements for the verification and count of the votes.

The briefing is open to all candidates and agents. It will be relevant to first time candidates or those standing again who require a refresh on the process.

All potential candidates and elections agents are welcome to attend but are asked to contact the Electoral Services Team to register their interest either by emailing or by telephone on 01246 217058.

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