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Countryfile5 26th Apr 2015 Countryfile showcases accessibility in Derbyshire!

Following filming earlier this month, Derbyshire and some of its many projects to improve accessibility were the feature of BBC's 'Countryfile' programme today. The show featured the work of the Lane End Farm Trust in Abney including their new 'Riding High' project which provides pony-trekking opportunities for young people with access needs in the beautiful...

Mobile Unit DR 24th Apr 2015 Derbyshire's mobile Changing Places unit ROCKS!

Changing Places change lives. They are special toilet facilities needed by 250,000 people in this country. Thanks to local campaigning and a very proactive, forward-thinking county council, Derbyshire now has 23 Changing Places toilets across the county. In addition Derbyshire is one of the few councils in the country to have purchased its very own mobile...

Derbyshire County Cricket Club 23rd Apr 2015 Derbyshire County Cricket Club welcomes A.D!

Accessible Derbyshire visited Derbyshire County Cricket Club in Derby today. Gillian and Jane were welcomed by Andy Wilson:  Assistant Stadium Manager & Deputy Safety Officer for a tour of the ground along with Ruth Hopkins, Access & Development Officer with Level Playing Field: a charity promoting good access for all fans, In January of this year Derby City...

DT Pride Awards 16th Apr 2015 Accessible Derbyshire wins D.T. 'Pride' Award!

Accessible Derbyshire is celebrating after winning a coveted Derbyshire Times 'Pride' Award! The prestigious award cermony was held at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield on Thursday, 16th April. A total of 13 awards were given out for a range of achievements for inspirational community actions, sporting success and for bravery. The' Special Achievement in the...

Proact 15 16th Apr 2015 Why the' Proact' has accessibility at its heart!

Many of you will have heard of the 'Proact ' Stadium, home of Chesterfield Football Club, but you might be surprised to learn that there is something extra special about it: for not only is it home to one of the oldest football league clubs in the world: it is also one of the most accessible venues in the country! Thanks largely to the foresight of the...

Rebranding Sheffield 16th Apr 2015 Accessible Derbyshire inputs to Rebranding of Sheffield

Although many of us would like to live in a little cottage in the middle of nowhere, working life doesn't always allow that. With that in mind, BBC Countryfile magazine asked people to vote for the best UK city to live in if you're a countryside lover. The winner of the poll carried out in December 2014  by a 'country mile' was Sheffield! This beautiful city...

Ellie Harrison 10th Apr 2015 Filming with Countryfile

Derbyshire was the location for the filming of a forthcoming edition of Countryfile today. Lane End Farm in the village of Abney welcomed presenter Ellie Harrison and the BBC Countryfile crew who came to film the work of the Lane End Farm Trust which  provides  horse riding and farm activities for disabled young people from across the county.  The Trust...

Help A Chilc Have A Chance 7th Apr 2015 £1000 from 'Help A Child Have A Chance'!

Our thanks go to the 'Help A Child Have A Chance' charity which donated £1,000 to Accessible Derbyshire back in 2013 to enable the purchase of mobile sensory equipement. This equipment can be placed in any holiday property in the area to help make a break extra-special for disabled young people holidaying in Derbyshire and the Peak District. The charity was...

Willings] 7th Apr 2015 £309.44 from Willings Services

A great big 'thank you' to Willing Services for their generous donation of £309.44 to Accessible Derbyshire!

NCS Carsington2 7th Apr 2015 NCS Students raise an amazing £351!

  On 30th August last year, students from the National Citizenship Service hosted a charity fun-day full of accessible 'have-a-go activities and raised a magnificent £351 for Accessible Derbyshire! Accessible activities on offer during the day included archery, football, cycling, golf and sailing with 'Sailability', together with a cake-stall and...

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