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Derbyshire Connect services to be rolled out countywide
15 August 2017

Community transport users will continue to receive life-line services as Derbyshire Connect buses are rolled out countywide.

We have pledged to continue supporting Dial-a-Bus (DAB)- style 'shopping' buses and aCTive Travel journeys to healthcare appointments.

These services are for people unable to use conventional transport because of mobility difficulties or because they live in areas − usually rural − where public transport is limited.

A new Derbyshire Connect service has been trialled in the Ashbourne and Wirksworth area since February. Contracts to operate the service across the county have now been awarded and will start in October − continuing to take people to supermarkets, shops, banks and medical appointments at hospitals, clinics, the doctors, dentists and opticians.

Councillor Trevor Ainsworth, our Deputy Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, said:

"This is great news for community transport users. We are aware that there have been concerns among some passengers that their services were ending because funding was being withdrawn. This is not the case − funding is being provided in a different way."

Councillor Ainsworth added:

"We know how important getting out and about is for people to retain their independence and we are clear on our commitment to continue to support the most vulnerable, particularly in rural and isolated communities, ensuring they have the same opportunities as they currently have, to travel to vital services."

Funding for DAB and aCTive Travel services is currently provided by the council to the county's six community transport schemes through grants.

Following a legal challenge, which makes it more difficult to provide funding in this way, the new Derbyshire Connect services will be run under contract.

Ashbourne Community Transport, based in Ashbourne, won the contract to provide shopping buses to cover the Derbyshire Dales, High Peak and South Derbyshire.

Community Transport for Town and County (CT4TC), based in Chesterfield and Ripley, will run shopping buses in Amber Valley, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Erewash and North East Derbyshire.

South Derbyshire Community Volunteers Service, based in Swadlincote, will provide journeys to medical appointments in South Derbyshire and in the south of the Derbyshire Dales.

Ashbourne Community Transport, Erewash Community Transport, based in Ilkeston, and Community Transport Swadlincote will run services to healthcare appointments in Amber Valley and Erewash.

And CDGi Training Limited − a specialist healthcare transport provider based in Eckington - will put on aCTive Travel services in Bolsover, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire.

Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport, based in Bakewell, The Bureau − Glossop's voluntary and community network - New Mills Volunteer Centre and Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales, based in Ashbourne and Buxton, will take passengers to medical appointments in the High Peak and north Derbyshire Dales.

Like the current DAB and aCTive travel services, the new Derbyshire Connect services will still need to be booked but will continue to run door-to-door with passenger assistants on hand to provide extra assistance, where necessary.

Councillor Ainsworth said:

"These new Derbyshire Connect buses will offer better value for money − around £7 per passenger to run compared to an average £16.57 for the current service − and provide a more customer focused service. Gold Card holders will also be able to travel for free − currently they have to pay − and in the longer term we expect them to develop into more flexible services to meet the needs of a wider range of customers."

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: The LibDem weed obsession !
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:11:41 PM »
Whilst I'm not going to use this forum for a political Platform my own opinion is 'each to their own' when it comes to political Parties.
I can't comment on your 'weed' leaflets as we haven't had or delivered any.

What I will tell you is that during the last couple of weeks I have been out and taken photo's to back up complaints of residents to me regarding issues in our area.
These are sent to the relevant department with the residents complaint.
However this is all we can do as the Dept has the final say as to whether it will be done!

Personally my own interest is purely with our village and to support in anyway I/we can with issues they may have.

The big boys in London can fight it out between themselves.

People not Politics   ;)

Politics / Re: 36 billion pounds cost of brexit
« on: August 12, 2017, 01:37:54 PM »
My daughter is disabled through illness -ii filled in her ESA form three years ago supplying evidence to this effect.

The decision makers report which I requested once her claim had been accepted quite clearly states the reasons WHY my daughter meets this criteria.

So why then do they spend money which could be well used elsewhere re-sending out these forms again when quite clearly things are not going to improve!! -

The NHS service supplies professionals of various qualifications - but I have yet to see any of them under the title.  ----


 >:( >:(

Politics / Re: 36 billion pounds cost of brexit
« on: August 07, 2017, 05:28:38 PM »
They will have robbed this amount off the poorer end of our society during their term in office

Old Chesterfield / Re: Bransons Coaches
« on: August 07, 2017, 05:26:09 PM »
Welcome to the forum wollygobble  :)

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: The LibDem weed obsession !
« on: August 05, 2017, 09:45:25 AM »
My electoral area is Holmebrook ward, Chesterfield.

By Election?

Chesterfield Discussion / Re: The LibDem weed obsession !
« on: August 02, 2017, 08:29:08 AM »
We haven't had any since the elections - just delivering the Focus 'Thank Leaflets at the moment.

Which area do you live Tarzan?

General Discussion / Re: Serious Question -----
« on: July 26, 2017, 09:29:22 AM »
Kromercap - I've actually had to discount the possibility of the car seat covers as I noticed yesterday we had taken them off - I'd forgotten that ! Old age and poverty is the reason for my forgetfulness I think !  :(

Fly in my younger years I couldn't wear a wrist watch as they wouldn't go, I had a watch on a pendant around my neck. I can wear them now though??

Scimitar, it is the first car I've had which has done this, and my shoe's are generally rubber soles - but not wellies so thanks for the tip - I might try those.

Note to people on here  - if you spot an old lady with a Wonky finger sporting wellies in town - it will most likely be me!  :))

General Discussion / Re: Serious Question -----
« on: July 25, 2017, 08:47:42 AM »
You can buy anti static straps you hang from your rear bumpers.
Just an example from ebay, you can get them much cheaper, or make your own  (y)

Welcome aboard kromercap  :)

Thanks fly, I've had a look at those - is that what they are actually for as I thought it was something to do with lightening? It only seems to affect me?

General Discussion / Re: Great Ormond Street Hospital vs Charlie Gard
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:08:26 PM »
So today we learn that Charlies parents are preparing for his 'end of life'
Very sad and I have to admit it was upsetting news to watch today  :'(
However, I think it is the right decision but I'm not sure if they are blaming the courts for this as they say he has been left for 'too long'

I'm sure we all feel their pain at this time.  :'(

General Discussion / Re: Serious Question -----
« on: July 24, 2017, 07:48:02 PM »
Serious answers then...

No, they don't make Bri-Nylon anymore. It was simply the trade name of particular mix of nylon fibres used for making horribly scratchy "non-iron" shirts, and as you say women's undergarments.
Nylon itself is still made, obviously, but not under that name.

As for the static electric thing, well for all the amazing things science can explain, that isn't one of them.
It has a name, Triboelectric Charging. But just because they gave it a name doesn't mean they know how it works.
It's something to do with the transfer of electrons from one material to another, but the finest physics brains on the planet still have not got a proper explanation for how or why.
One thing that is known, is that the effect is much more pronounced in materials that are good insulators. Nylon is an excellent insulator, and so the old type nylon clothing got a reputation or giving everyone a "belt" at every opportunity.
In a modern car it's much more likely the seat covers are the cause of the charging, not your underwear.

One way to avoid the effect is to wear clothing made entirely from tinfoil, or a good suit of armour, and to touch the lightening conductor on the local church steeple (with your wonky finger, if necessary) before you shut the car door.
Hope that helps... ;)

Welcome to the forum Kromercap - thanks for your enjoyable reply.  :))

The seat covers may be a possibility as they were much cheaper than we mostly buy - but why is it only me that gets the shock?

I've actually started stuffing a hanky down my bra  :-? ( it's a bit embarrassing fishing it out  :-[  ) and I use it to shut my door - get some strange looks I can tell you !!  :o :-?

General Discussion / Re: Serious Question -----
« on: July 24, 2017, 07:40:35 PM »
You can buy anti static straps you hang from your rear bumpers.

Rear bumpers  :-? :-? :-?

Just an example from ebay, you can get them much cheaper, or make your own  (y)

Welcome aboard kromercap  :)

General Discussion / Serious Question -----
« on: July 24, 2017, 02:10:52 PM »
 -----but it did cause a chuckle when I asked a friend.

My car is not yet two years old,  I get a static shock when I've got out of it and touch my door to close it!
I've started using a handkerchief so I don't come into contact with it.
I mentioned it to one very dear elderly gentleman freind - his first response was

Do you wear Bri-nylon Panties  :-?  :-?  :-?

Pardon  :))  :))  :))

Two questions here actually - do they still make Bri-Nylon Panties and WHY does it do this???

Do you think it's because of my wonky finger   :)) :))

Entertainment / Re: police tv shows
« on: July 23, 2017, 10:18:24 AM »
at 62 i am no spring chicken myself however without going into it i have witnessed and been subjected to way to many injustices in my life and i will not let it go, this matter is still in the second stage of the councils complaints process though it must be said they are dragging their heels i suspect that they are hoping i will hurry up and die of old age

Only 62 eh - lucky person - wish I was  ;)

Anyway, good luck with your mission hifimad, all I'm saying is don't let it take over and eat away at your mind and soul - these things we feel passionate about very often can x

Politics / Re: what i dont understand obout brexit
« on: July 22, 2017, 07:14:32 PM »
TBH I reckon very few who voted really understood the implications of leave V stay.
We were fed so many different stories - its good - it's bad how were we supposed to really make  a sound choice which was the right choice - if the Politicians can't agree on In or Out ( shake it all about  ;D ) how can we??

I'm fed up of hearing about it on the news now - we are out ( well not quiet ) - so just get the @@@@ on with it.  ;)

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