Happy New Year

THE year 2021 may have been one to cast aside for various reasons, but for a local family it ended quite memorably. Clive Karusseit, of Packhorse Road, Melbourne, heard just before Christmas that the UK Home Office had finally granted his application for permanent residency.

Now Clive and wife Yvonne have thanked the local community for supporting them through nearly six years of struggle to stay in this country after fleeing the violence in Zimbabwe where Yvonne’s brother was murdered on his farm.
Read their story in our January edition.

The year did not end so well for a couple of people caught fly-tipping in the Aston-on-Trent area. A woman admitted three offences while, in a separate incident, a man pleaded guilty to three charges. Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court handed out fines and charges totalling over £5,000 to the pair.

It wasn’t the best of year-ends for local pubs, either. The effects of the Omicron variant on hospitality businesses brought this comment from one landlord: “It has been diabolical, awful, a huge downturn on what we would normally be taking.”

Find out more on this in your favourite monthly newspaper, which goes behind the scenes at East Midlands Airport on one of its busiest ever freight nights, and hears why, after more than four decades, Melbourne Garage is changing hands.

With all the usual sport and features the Village Voice is proud to be entering a new year still providing readers with an unrivalled service.

The Village Voice is still here to keep you informed of all that is happening in the area. So have a good new year and we’ll be here to share it with you.

The Village Voice Team.

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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 29th 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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