DERBYSHIRE County Council has been left in no doubt as to whether the people of Melbourne are in favour of its plans for better traffic management in the village. As our Page 1 headline says: IT’S ‘NO WAY’ TO THE ONE-WAY.

Several suggestions were made to highways officer Richard Handbury at a public meeting called to discuss the scheme. Certainly the idea of a one-way system is proving far from popular, and he promised to look at the ideas suggested. It is far from the end of the road on this matter.

Two well-organised festivals receive comprehensive coverage in the October edition: The Festival of Remembrance in Castle Square and Melbourne Festival’s Art and Architecture Trail. It was a bumper year for the latter with an all-time record attendance.

Photographer Pete Clough has done his annual tour of the local schools to take pictures of the new intake of young pupils. Always a popular feature of the Village Voice for mums, dads and grandparents.

One Melbourne mum making a name for herself is Pippa Seago. She has had her very first novel published – and says the majority of it was penned in the back of the Chip and Pin pub in Melbourne. Cheers!

Sport: While Melbourne Cricket Club recorded a somewhat disappointing end to the season, the same could not be said of Ticknall. Their 1st XI completed a league and cup double – the first time this Derbyshire Premier League feat has been achieved since 2006.

The Village Voice never rests and the November 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 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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November 2018

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December 2018

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