Busy week on Hurst Farm

It was a busy half-term week on Matlock's Hurst Farm, where your District Council and partners organised two skip days to enable residents to clear backlogs of unwanted items.

Working with Derbyshire Dales Council for Voluntary Services and Platform Housing, the District Council provided skips at two locations on the estate, which is the biggest in the Derbyshire Dales.

More than 100 local people took advantage of the service in a project backed by external funding and a grant from Platform Housing - and 24 unwanted fridges, freezers and washing machines were also collected.

A District Council spokesperson said: "Feedback from the residents of Hurst Farm was really positive and it was a good exercise."

The skips project took place alongside a "Beat Sweep" carried out by local police and partners during half term week, giving residents the chance to get to know their local Safer Neighbourhood policing team and partner organisations.

  • Pictured above are the District Council’s Community Development Manager Becky Bryan (right) with local resident Christine Clarke at one of the Hurst Farm skips.
It was a busy half-term week on Matlock

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