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Quarndon in the snow

Cattle sheltering from the snow under a tree

The snow came to Quarndon this past weekend. The attached document shows just a few photos of the magical results, taken by residents.

There are lots more photos from the weekend on the main gallery, Quarndon Slideshow and Home Page slide show.

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The photo shows Dexter cattle at Kedleston.

Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:50 by Clare Turner

Tags: Photography

Help to count the stars!

Picture of starry night

The CPRE (Council for the Protection of Rural England) is holding its annual star count to get a guide to night-time light pollution in February.

They say: 'Our buildings and streetlights emit light, though, and this can affect our view of truly dark skies. We want to make sure that we can all enjoy starlit nights, and we need your help in measuring what effect light is having on our views of the galaxy.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:15 by Clare Turner

Tags: Family Activities

Help Quarndon to bloom again in 2021

Hanging basket on lamp post

Thanks to lots of generous contributions from residents, the resources of Quarndon in Bloom are growing. Quarndon Community Group are asking for just a few more sowings to help the project germinate and take root.

Want to help fertilise this budding project and get the village blossoming again in 2021? It's easy! Go wild and download the attached document and you'll find ways to play your part in creating... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:07 by Clare Turner

Tags: Blooming Quarndon, Quarndon Community Group, Quarndon Events

'Creative Paths' reminiscence call

Creative Paths logo

Creative Paths CIC are looking for local people over the age of 65 with knowledge and lived experience of the social history of Derby City to take part in their new lottery-funded pilot project 'Common Ground'.

The team are asking interested local people to help create bespoke reminiscence resources for Derby's Care Settings and Homes. They are keen to capture colloquialisms, common haunts, stories,... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 16 Jan 2021 15:54 by Clare Turner

Tags: Local History

Coronavirus Vaccination Scams

Action Fraud logo

Action Fraud has received many reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for Coronavirus vaccinations. These fraudulent texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked very... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 09 Jan 2021 15:32 by Clare Turner

Tags: Covid-19, Cybercrime

St Paul's Church Cosure

St Paul's Church is closing once more until it is safe to re-open.

There will be services held both online and via Zoom. Details are available on the St Paul's Church website,

For anyone who wants to worship with others inside, St Nick's in Allestree will host a joint 10am service with St Paul's on January 31st.

The situation will be revised as and when restrictions... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 15:43 by Clare Turner

Tags: St Paul's Church

Quarndon Support

Quarndon Parish Council and several other community groups covering the Parish of Quarndon got together during the fist lockdown to arrange Quarndon Support Group - a network of volunteers who can help to support community members, particularly those who are self-isolating, in these difficult times.

As in the first lockdown we appreciate that many relatives, friends and neighbours have already made... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 15:24 by Clare Turner

Tags: Quarndon Community Group, Quarndon Support

Funding Opportunity for Outdoor Recreation in Quarndon

Dear Quarndon residents,

Quarndon Parish Council (QPC) has been told by Amber Valley Borough Council (AVBC) that £41,644 is available from the Poppyfields Meadow developer's "Section 106" funding for "the enhancement of recreational open space in the area within which the development is situated."

It seems that AVBC overlooked allocation of this funding against the original 2013 planning application... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 11:03 by Clare Turner

Tags: Amber Valley Borough Council, Quarndon Parish Council

Latest walk - to Blenheim Parade minus mud

View towards Kedleston

This, the latest in our Family Walks series takes you on pavements and roads to Blenheim Parade shops, with the chance to spot a myriad of interesting sights en route to top up your shopping, and the car can stay at home.

Shopping plus country views; the best of both worlds.

Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 15:38 by Clare Turner

Tags: Quarndon Community Group, Walks

January 2021 road closures

The following road closures will take place in Quarndon in January 2021. For more information, click on the links.

11th – 15th January: The Common (Western Power Distribution)

18th January: Inn Lane (BT pole installation)

25th January: Inn Lane/Park Nook (BT tree cutting)

Posted: Sat, 02 Jan 2021 14:47 by Clare Turner

Tags: Roadworks

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