Protect your purse with free fluorescent chains


This is a message from Derbyshire Alert Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

Message sent by Trisha Mellor (Police, Community Information Officer, Derbyshire)

Protect your purse with free fluorescent chains

Shoppers can get their hands on free, brightly coloured chains to protect their purses from bag dippers.

With Christmas just around the corner, more Derbyshire Dales people will be heading to the shops to pick up presents and often carrying larger amounts of cash with them than usual.

This seasonal trend can also attract thieves, who strike when shoppers are distracted while browsing or queuing up, and take purses from their bags.
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Wakes Week 2012!

Hi Everybody.
This is an update to all the events happening during Wakes Week and on Wakes Day plus some other important information.

Wakes Week Update

Attached are the following Wakes flyers:
• Final programme for Wakes Week and Wakes Day
• Engineering Challenge flyer
• Film Night flyer

Wakes Flyers

Help Needed!


I received the below email – can anybody help?

hello my name is sylvia and i am trying to find where my great grandmother is buried henriette wheeldon nee hyde she died in 1941 my great grandfather richard wheeldon is buried in plot f17 he died in 1917 hoping you can help regards s ireland

If you are able to help, please leave a message in the comments, or email me: glynharris {at} kirkireton {dot} com and I will forward the email to Sylvia.


ALERT – Stable Shop Burglary

The Stable Shop, in Main Street, Kirk Ireton, was broken into some time between 5.30pm on Friday and 7.15am the following morning. A burglar broke in through a door and took cash and cigarettes.

Police are investigating two other attempted burglaries in the Ashbourne area.

At around 5.25am on Saturday, a window at the Black Horse pub, in Hulland Ward, was damaged but nothing was stolen.

Between 11.30pm on Friday and 5.45am the next day, someone attempted to force open a window at the Red Lion pub, in Hollington, but they did not gain entry.

Officers believe the incidents are linked.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Proposals To Reduce Road Gritting Service For Kirk Ireton This Winter

Dear Villagers,

I have been asked to make sure that everybody is aware of Derbyshire County Council’s (DCC) plans to reduce the road gritting service provided to Kirk Ireton.  At the present time the roads into our village are treated during the day and night and ‘pre-treated’ before bad weather hits. Gritting is then continued on a 24 hours a day basis.  The proposals are that this be reduced to gritting in the day only with the first run being completed by mid-morning.  Roads would be pre-treated before bad weather hits, only where possible, with higher priority routes taking precedence.

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