WILL we, or won’t we?
That’s the question mark over whether Melbourne will be blessed with a street market as highlighted in this month’s Village Voice.  
A trial version was due to take place in May, but never happened, leaving local traders and shoppers scratching their heads. It appears that, contrary to initial understanding, planning permission is after all needed. As our headline says: Watch this space.

Our Page 1 picture is of Melbourne’s very own Harry and Meghan ‘walking down the aisle’, with a centre pages spread devoted to how the area celebrated the Royal Wedding.

There is big news on the sporting front with the announcement that Melbourne’s two football clubs – Dynamo and United – are to merge. The new club, under the Melbourne Dynamo banner, will cater from players as young as six all the way up to the senior level.
Keep hitting the net lads!

Dog owners are facing the threat of being fined if they let their pets off the lead at Melbourne Sports Park. It is a decision that has several local people barking out their anger.

On a lighter note, there is the chance to win a luxury motorhome for four days. Fancy it? Take a look in our Letters page. Carry on, campers.

The Village Voice never rests and the July edition is now being planned. Don’t forget we represent a highly valuable opportunity to any local businesses wanting to advertise their services – with free hand delivery of more than 6,000 copies to 16 local villages. We do our best to cover the news accurately and fairly.

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The June 2018 issue is out now…

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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 25th 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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July 2018

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August 2018

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September 2018

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