INCREASED instances of vehicles driving on the pavement in Melbourne are causing serious safety fears. Businesses along Derby Road in particular have recently been the subject of damage on several occasions. One shop owner tells the latest edition of Village Voice: “It is an accident waiting to happen, and someone will get seriously injured.”

Some top names in the world of stand-up comedy are heading to Melbourne Hall for a three-night event in July. It will be held in the courtyard. But a plan to stage six outdoor summer events there attracting up to 10,000 visitors each time has been scaled back. Organisers say they have listened to locals’ concerns about traffic and noise and are now putting on just one event this summer.

Village Voice News Editor Lucy Stephens goes into memory mode this month with three features on the history of Weston on Trent Primary School (celebrating its bicentenary); Aston Players’ 40 years of panto performances, which have been recognised with a community award; and a look back at the Whitsuntide Parades that were a highlight of May life in Melbourne.

There’s good news for Chellaston Academy with its latest Ofsted report, and for 11-year-old Effie Ballard, who will be treading the boards in London’s West End this summer.

Plus the results of the local county council elections. All in all a packed edition.

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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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