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Vacancies

Vacancy for a Marketing, Economic Development and Tourism Co-ordinator please see the Vacancies page for more information.

Vacancy for a Belper South Councillor please contact Amber Valley Borough Council for more information.

Belper's Bouncing Back

We live in a great community with chain and independent shops, fun events and great leisure facilities. There are many organisations and businesses who make living here so fulfilling. Spending the last few weeks under lockdown has touched all our lives and left many of those organisations and businesses struggling to flourish or even survive. Many working families have faced financial hardships with earnings lost, reduced or deferred.

At Belper Town Council we are launching Belper's Bouncing Back, a committed campaign to help Belper and Milford get back on it's feet, recover and then move on to even bigger and better times.

The health of our community is still our number one concern and we urge everyone to follow the recommended guidelines even though we are all feeling frustrated at the restrictions in our daily lives. However as our community begins to open up, we will be here to help Belper and Milford recover it's vibrant soul and beating heart.

Local Government rules mean we cannot directly give financial support to businesses and individuals. What we can do provide grants to non-profit organisations like the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Food Bank, help with national and regional grants, signpost services and promote our community.

We are only a Town Council but we pledge to help our community recover, help protect our organisations, businesses, families, employees and the unemployed and promote Belper and Milford as a place to live, shop and enjoy yourself.

Belper's Bouncing Back

Please contact the Council initially either by post to the above address, email admin@belpertowncouncil.gov.uk or by telephone 01773 822116 to register your interest in the scheme and to let the Council know what sort of assistance you require e.g financial, help in general with issues etc.

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Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage

Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage

The £88m Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage offers grants to help heritage organisations or businesses cover operating costs, assess and adapt their business models, and become financially viable. This may include:

Reopening costs – help to re-open and follow social distancing guidelines

Operating costs – such as rent, insurance and security

Hibernation costs – to support temporary changes to the way organisations, businesses and sites work More »

Mothballing costs – this could mean closing a site to staff and the public, placing items into storage, or withdrawing from a touring exhibition

Recovery costs – help to recover from the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and become financially sustainable in the future

An additional £4 million is being used to top up other support schemes for the sector.

We are administering the grants in partnership with the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Who can apply?

Not for profit organisations that manage heritage sites, venues or attractions

Local authorities, universities and other public sector bodies that manage heritage sites, venues or attractions

Private owners of heritage sites, venues or attractions which are normally open to the public 28 days a year or more

Heritage businesses that are part of the heritage ecosystem and generate the majority or a substantial portion of their turnover from heritage work - this includes conservators, contractors, specialists and suppliers

Organisations that manage culturally significant assets or collections

Apply for funding

Grants of £10,000 to £1 million and £1 million to £3 million will be offered to help applicants that were financially sustainable before Covid-19 and after exhausting all other options for increasing their resilience are now at risk of failure. The grants must be spent by 31 March 2021.

Application dates

The fund will open for applications week commencing 27 July 2020.

The deadline for applications is midday on 17 August 2020.

There will be one application round and successful applicants will be notified on awards of up to £1 million by the end of September. Decisions on awards over £1 million will be shared in October. Historic England will also work with the government as part of its £120m capital funding to restart heritage construction projects and help maintain heritage visitor attractions in England. Further details will be announced shortly.

Please take a look and see if the fund can support you. https://historicengland.org.uk/coronavirus/funding/recovery/ » Less

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Town Councillors wage war on litter, come and join in!

Town Councillors wage war on litter, come and join in!

Town Councillors, Rosie Hale, Katie Harris and Carol Angharad along with our Mayor, Councillor Emma Monkman, carried out a litter pick on Tuesday along by the river.

The area had become quite badly littered over the recent weekend and Councillor Monkman had noticed this whilst out dog walking.A call out to the Town Councillors resulted in a swift response and we are happy to see the area is now much improved. More »

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Heritage Walks

BELPER NORTH MILL Sunday Heritage Walks are back! – here is the August program. All walks begin at 2.00pm and further details including meeting point are on the booking website below. Places are limited to ensure social distancing and COVID-19 secure working and so bookings are essential on wegottickets.com/belpernorthmill

Tickets are £5 per adult (free for under 16's). Booking is essential due to current social distancing guidelines. You can book tickets from link above. More »

Discover 700 years of Belper's history, from the aftermath of the Norman conquest, to the coming of the cotton industry. Involves steep gradients and some stony or woodland paths, so stout footwear is recommended. Over two hours.

9 August at 2.00pm Mysteries and Quirks of Belper Parks led by Trevor GriffinThere is a very mysterious area right in the heart of Belper. We know a lot about the deer park from research, but this has raised many intriguing questions that you may have your own ideas on. You will also hear about numerous unexpected and quirky things that have been discovered. Could be muddy.

16 August at 2.00pm Milford's west side led by Jane WhitakerCovers Milford's west side looking at the development of the housing, community buildings and the railway. Find out what it was like to have the Strutts as your landlord and why the community of Swainsley Court no longer exists – and where the people of Milford wanted their own railway station. The route takes us up the steep Sunnyhill to Stephenson's tower and a short distance across the Chevin before descending a steep and often muddy footpath. Over two hours.

23 August at 2.00pm Building Belper – where the stone came from led by Trevor GriffinCombining the recent discoveries of "Delving along the Derwent", the heritage mapping project and some earlier work, this walk will follow what is now thought to be a purpose-built trackway used by the Strutts to bring stone from Crich Lane, as well as exploring the quarries. Steep initial climb. Over two hours.

30 August at 2.00pm Alderwasley – England's oldest village hall led by John MorrisseyWe begin at 'England's Oldest Village Hall' and explore the parish to discover beautiful views over the Derwent Valley. 4 miles. Over two hours.

Walking boots required.

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