Tournament success for Force netballers

Derbyshire Police took a team of mixed ability players to the PSUK netball tournament in Birmingham. Despite having never played together as a team, they managed to win two games on Day 1 against Scotland and West Midlands resulting in them being placed in the Bronze Group on Day 2 of the tournament which was…

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Support on hand through the CPA

The Force has a wide range of staff networks offering support to colleagues. Among those is the Derbyshire Christian Police Association (CPA) which is open to all officers and staff regardless – or in the absence – of faith. “We work closely with the joint Derbyshire Police and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue chaplains in order…

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Charity golf day success

Derbyshire Police Golf Section has been arranging a charity golf day since 2014. The day is designed to be a celebration of the life of Sergeant John Chapman who died from cancer aged 37 and the golf section works with his family to organise the event with any funds raised going to Weston Park Cancer…

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Life’s for Learning – a success story

More than 200 free courses have now been undertaken by members of Derbyshire Benevolent Trust (DBT) through its Life’s for Learning initiative. From the initial 20 courses offered back in 2015, the programme – which offers members free courses – has since been extended to cover a wide range of subjects with the most popular…

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Men’s Shed wins Community Project of the Year

Swanwick Men’s Shed has been named Shed Community Project of the Year at the annual ShedFest Awards. ShedFest, which is organised by the UK Men’s Sheds Association (UKMSA), was held at the University of Worcester Arena on Tuesday. Ian Godfrey, manager of Derbyshire Benevolent Trust, was among the first to congratulate the ‘shedders’ on their…

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Men’s shed nominated for award

The Swanwick Men’s Shed has been shortlisted for the Community Project of the Year at the UK Men’s Sheds Association (UKMSA) Shed of the Year Awards for 2019. The winner of the award will be announced at the UKMSA ShedFest awards evening at the University of Worcester Arena on Tuesday (3 September). The Shed of…

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