Into the Next Decade

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On Wednesday 15th May 2019, Dronfield Civic Society held an Evening of Celebration to recognise the work of local people who help make our town a better place and to review the achievements of the Society over the last thirty … Read More

Dronfield Neighbourhood Plan

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The Dronfield Neighbourhood Plan Dronfield’s Neighbourhood Plan acknowledges the vision, objectives and strategy of the Local Plan whilst recognising in some detail what the town needs in terms of housing, transport, economy and infrastructure.  It also examines in detail the … Read More

History Repeats: The Local Plan of 2005

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With the current NEDDC Local Plan under scrutiny by the Planning Inspector, we remind readers about the involvement of the Civic Society and residents who fought hard seventeen years ago to save Green Belt land below Shakespeare Crescent allocated for … Read More

The Controversial Bowshaw Barrier

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Does anyone remember when the controversial Bowshaw Barrier was installed?  What did it cost and why was it necessary? Well, we think it was about seven years ago at a cost of around £15,000.  It was an experiment to encourage … Read More

One of the Oldest Businesses in Town

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In February DCS was invited to hold its monthly event in the Board Room of the Wm Lee Foundry on Callywhite Lane.  MD Toni Caranannte, who has worked there for more than thirty years, gave a fascinating insight into how … Read More

Dronfield High Street Crossing Campaign

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A Dronfield Civic Society member recently raised with us the need for a pedestrian crossing on the High Street, close to the library, where it is very difficult for pedestrians, particularly if they’re elderly, frail or a parent with young … Read More

Dronfield War Memorial: A Fitting Tribute

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Former member of Dronfield Civic Society and local Tree Warden, Jim Barden together with former Chairman of DCS, John Harvey, both campaigned for the War Memorial to be cleaned in this, the centenary year marking the end of the First … Read More

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