MELBOURNE is saying its goodbyes to two local personalities in this month’s Village Voice.
Dr James Long has retired after serving the Melbourne and Chellaston GP surgery for 33 years. You can find out how bees, clocks and a camper van figure in his future plans. And Melbourne News, where newspapers have been sold since 1880, has closed. Owner Margaret Wheatley tells us she was ready to retire after years of 4am starts – but says she will miss her customers.

Several local people have been honoured in this year’s South Derbyshire Community Heroes awards. Included on this year’s roll call are Sue Fox, of Kings Newton; Margaret Gildea, of Melbourne; Andy Heafield, of Melbourne; and Helen Adcock, of Findern. Read their stories in our July edition.

Melbourne Civic Society has also handed out its annual awards which recognise outstanding examples of new buildings, renovation or landscape conversions completed in Melbourne and Kings Newton over the past 12 months. Find out which are the winners.

On the sporting front we feature the amazing success story of the Wildcats, the girls’ section of Melbourne Dynamo Football Club, which is now the fastest growing girls’ football club in Derbyshire.

With the latest news on the plan for a bar in the grounds of Melbourne Hall, the opening of a new restaurant in an iconic town centre building, and the transformation from Jack’s Cafe to Meak’s plus much, much more there is, as usual, a lot to read in your favourite local newspaper.

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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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