SHOPPERS will not be left high and dry when the local Sainsbury’s store shuts for a refit.
The shop is due to close for up to two weeks, news that was met with dismay by many in the area.
MP Heather Wheeler and district councillor Jim Hewlett voiced their worries, but Sainsbury’s has now said there will be a “nearby temporary solution” in place before closing. Mrs Wheeler has told Village Voice: “I am pleased that the concerns of locals have been taken into account.”

The weather has played a starring role in the area recently with heavy snow and rain causing havoc.
Snowmen and garden igloos figure in our photographic coverage in the February edition.

There’s a boost for would-be female firefighters with the news that Melbourne’s Fire Station is getting a complete makeover.
One of the most significant changes in the refit is to provide changing room and locker space for women.

Arts Melbourne is inviting people to share their memories of past celebrations.
Organisers want locals to write to them with their memories (and photos) of events such as Easter, Christmas, Melbourne Carnival, Festival and Melbourne Wakes.
Full details are to be found in February’s Village Voice, together with all the usual news, features and photographs to keep you in touch with life in this area.

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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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