News from Around Littleover

July 4, 2018 12:46 PM

Universal Credit

This new benefit should make it easier for people to do short term or casual work but the way it is being introduced has been highly criticised as people can be left without money for weeks. If you experience this please get in touch with one of the councillors.

Cllr Eric Ashburner said "Roll out is starting in Derby, but don't panic. There are ways we can help if you have problems."

Package Holiday protection

There are new rules giving holiday makers more protection when their holiday doesn't match the brochure. For holidays booked from the 1st July this means 'linked' parts of a holiday booked together are consider as though a package holiday. Like many other recent consumer benefits (including no roaming charges) these started as EU laws.


Despite the dry weather, trees and hedges have been growing and some are blocking paths and pavements. Please be careful when cutting them back to avoid disturbing nesting birds with second or third broods. If in doubt wait till September before doing a more thorough trim.

Thank you…

…to everyone who gave books or attended our recent book sale. Next events are a jumble sale on 7th September and another book sale on 13th October.

Community Corner

Home Start are looking for more volunteers to support parents with advice and friendship, especially when children are young.Find out more on 742619.

Half day courses on child safeguarding for faith and community groups are available free in Derby. They're run by the Derby's Children's Safeguarding Board. Find out more from Naomi on 642341 or

Friends of Littleover Parks invite residents to a Meadow Family Fun Day on Sunnydale Park on Saturday 7th July 1 - 4pm. Activities include pond dipping, meadow sweeping, craft & environmental stalls. Refreshments for sale.