Community Notices & News


1939-1945 & 2019-2025 REMEMBRANCE 

In September 1939, the beginning of WWII started and this year is the 80th Anniversary.  The United Kingdom and the Commonwealth will remember the men and women who not only fell in WWII, but all who have Fallen in All Combats.  The Royal British Legion (RBL) theme for 2019 is Remember Together, remembering all those who not only served but those who aided Britain in defending its freedoms, values and way of life. 

If you would like to support Remembrance with your own Lamp Post Poppy whether to put on your fence or in your garden these can be obtained from myself as your local Poppy Appeal Organiser.  The suggested donation Is £3 per poppy with Cheques made out to RBL Poppy Appeal with Ref HAE05 on the back and orders will be taken until the end of June 2019.  I must advise to put a Lamp Post Poppy up on County Council Property (e.g. Lamp Posts) you need permission of DCC (contact me for further details) and these should be taken down after the Remembrance Period. 

JUNE 2019 is also the time that Poppy Appeal Organisers have to submit their orders to the Poppy Factory to ensure delivery before November for all their requirements including Wreaths or any other Poppy related items.  If you want a particular Wreath Insert I can order this for you (Service, Regt or Civil such as Lions etc) please just advise me.  Class C Wreaths with a Logo are a suggested donation of £20 or if you wish an individual Centre Personalised I am willing to undertake that on your behalf for a £25 Donation which I design, print, laminate and insert for you with all your donation going to Poppy Appeal, please just contact me to discuss.  If you wish to discuss any other requirements or options with regards Poppy Appeal please do not hesitate to contact me. 

I use this opportunity to advise that Saturday 13 July 2019 will be the Annual W5795 Bomber Memorial in Stanley Churchyard followed by the West Hallam Wells Dressing and Scarecrow Trail.  We expect various families of the Bomber Crew including the daughter of the Rear Gunner and it is possible that a sponsor is willing to fund the application for 2020 to apply for a RAF Bomber Memorial Flight Flypast as well as the plans to be explored for the young lady WWII Veteran who undertook the RBL Ride Past in 1995 repeating it in celebration of her 100th Birthday next year.  Planning is in the very early stages. 

Please contact Terry Hall PAO HAE05 on 01559 303641 or Email

Thank you for your continued support.

Terry Hall
Poppy Appeal Organiser Ref HAE05 - Stanley Rural

Stanley & Stanley Common Community Speedwatch

Would you like to participate in the Stanley & Stanley Common Speedwatch Initiative? 

We are looking for volunteers to help monitor and record speeding vehicles in your neighbourhood to improve the health & safety of pedestrians, motorists and other road users.  The data collated could also potentially highlight any road safety issues. 

Full training will be given in association with the Derbyshire Police and your local Parish Council. 

Please contact the Community Speedwatch Area Co-Ordinator:
Colin Tomlinson  Tel: 0115 9301257

Community Speedwatch activity is a proactive solution to improve the safety and quality of life for everyone in the community.

Aims & Objectives: 

  • Reduce death & injury on the roads 
  • Improve the quality of life for local communities 
  • Reduce the speed of vehicles to the legal speed limit 
  • Increase public awareness of inappropriate speed

Mobile Library Service

Derbyshire Library Service has two mobile libraries, based at Buxton and Long Eaton, serving around 150 communities across the county. These communities are visited once every four weeks and the mobile libraries offer a range of services for everyone including fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children, large print books, books on tape and books on CD as well as a selection of local studies books and information.

The mobile libraries have a lift for wheelchair users and people with mobility problems.

To view current routes/timetables please visit Derbyshire County Council’s website (opens in a new window)


Free Advice from your Local Citizens Advice Bureau

There are free local advice sessions for registered patients of both West Hallam Medical Centre and The Dales Medical Centre, held fortnightly and run by the Citizens Advice Burea at The Dales Medical centre, West Hallam, offering advice on a broad range of matters.

You can book an appointment by calling West Hallam Medical CVentre on 0115 9440088 .

For people who are not patients of either practice you can call the CAB direct on 0844 3752712 to arrange an appointment elsewhere.

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