January...

LOCAL people are starting to receive the Covid-19 vaccinations. Patients from the Melbourne and Chellaston Surgery are being contacted as part of the programme now underway at the Derby Arena. The surgery has not been sent vaccines itself, so cannot administer any at its own premises but Melbourne clinical staff will be helping out at the Arena. Patients will be contacted when their vaccine is available. Find out more about this in our January edition.

Among the very first people in the UK to be vaccinated were care home staff at Melbourne’s Pool Cottage. Manager Emma Salt tells Village Voice how she received her first shot of the BioNTech Pfizer vaccine on December 19.

It's the end of an era as this issue is the first not to have Robert Parker’s Country Living column. Robert signs off by looking back at his 28 years of writing for the newspaper.

There is good news for two local churches. One has finally got running water, a toilet and kitchen; and the other has seen the completion of an £800,000 transformation project.

PLUS there is a picture round-up of the Christmas scenes in the area … and the day the snow came.

Looking forward to a brighter and better 2021.

From all of the team at the Village Voice.

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The Village Voice is an independent monthly newspaper serving the town of Melbourne in Derbyshire along with other nearby communities. It was set up in 1992 by four local people who saw the need for a newspaper to cover news and events in the area. In the 27th year of publication, that need is still as important today. We are immensely proud of our coverage of local issues and of the support given by businesses advertising with us that enables it to be published. We value our independence and the fact that our publication is produced and staffed by professionals who live in the area and care about what goes on here. A committed team delivers the newspaper FREE to over 16,000 readers in our circulation area, and each issue can also be read here on our website. 

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