DCS Chairman Stands Down

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Chairman John Hinchcliffe stepped down from this role and from the Committee on 27th October. We’d like to express our grateful thanks to John for all the hard work he has done for the Society as Chair and previously as … Read More

Local Plan July 2021 Update – DCS Statement

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Dronfield Civic Society Statement on North East Derbyshire Local Plan: North East Derbyshire District Council (NEDDC) published the independent inspector’s final report on the Council’s draft Local Plan on 29th July. Dronfield Civic Society (DCS) is pleased that the inspector … Read More

Any Old Iron?!

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We began the New Year with an amazing clean-up of a section of the River Drone.  More than fifty volunteers including families with young children, town and district councillors and MP Lee Rowley tackled a section of the watercourse at … Read More

New Trees for Sindelfingen Park

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A couple of years ago, one of our members made us aware that some of the original trees in Sindelfingen Park were not looking too healthy.  Margaret Turner asked whether the Civic Society would agree to fund some replacement trees.  … Read More

River Drone Clean-up

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Dronfield Civic Society is about to embark on an exciting initiative to help clean up Dronfield’s river. Working alongside experts and volunteers from the Don Catchment Rivers Trust, we’ll be setting about cleaning up the Drone. This is a local … Read More

Norton’s Flying Legacy

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Last year, Ian Rotherham, from the Landscape Heritage Research Foundation gave a presentation to the Civic Society about Norton’s Flying Legacy. The project has recently been awarded Heritage Lottery funding to allow it to continue.  The new project entitled ‘From … Read More

DCS K6 Book Exchange Opens

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On Sunday 7th July we opened the door of our lovingly restored K6 on Falcon Road so that it could be used as the town’s first mini library.  Queues formed to use the kiosk; something not seen in many years. … Read More

Manor Stables – A DCS Exclusive!

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In early July the Civic Society obtained permission to visit and photograph a little piece of Dronfield’s hidden history. The Manor Stables, behind the Manor House, (now the Library), date back to 1880 but are not listed. As redevelopment of … Read More

Civic Day 2019

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The sun shone for us on Civic Day when we promoted the work of the Society to local residents and visitors to the town. Quite a few people stopped for a chat or filled in one of our questionnaires.  Amongst … Read More

K6 Book Exchange

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The Falcon Road K6 was restored by the Civic Society in 2015. For four years it has simply been a heritage item of street furniture standing next to the post box on a small green area between houses. When we … Read More

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