Tag Archives: Derby

Nicer road. Maybe safer cycling and motorcycling?

The most frequent concern from people returning slips from the recent Chaddesden Focus leaflet was the state of Chaddesden Lane. I’m not surprised.  The road has been uneven and pot-holey for years, but the cost (£650,000) for the renewal of drainage … Continue reading

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Be the change!

Tonight I’ve being learning about the campaign priorities of my local Girl Guides. Two or three weeks ago I was asked to lead a session about campaigning, as part of a series on ‘Be the Change’ or  in full ‘be the … Continue reading

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Keeping Derby dry

Like many other cities, Derby has a river running through its centre.  Rivers can supply water for drinking and washing, power for industry and sometimes also transport – though the Derwent is a little small for this last. But alongside these … Continue reading

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What to do with an old piano?

If you’ve been to St Pancras International railway station, you may have heard someone playing a piano.  For the last year or longer there have been at least one, sometimes two, provided for anyone to play. I’ve been impressed at … Continue reading

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