A NEW campaign is being launched to highlight all the visitor attractions that Melbourne has to offer.
Cllr Kevin Richards, leader of South Derbyshire District Council, tells us: “The town of Melbourne is certainly right up there as a valuable asset for our district and, by working with the local business community to put together this campaign, we hope to entice new visitors from nearby areas and further afield to discover what a truly wonderful place Melbourne is to visit.”
You can read more on this in our May edition, which is out now.

Celebrities such as Johnny Vegas, Anton Du Beke, Julian Clary and top chef Gennaro Contaldo – to name just four – will all be starring in a series of fun events being staged at Melbourne Hall this summer.
If you fancy seeing one (or all) of them full details can be found in the latest issue.

Sheila Hicklin reflects on her term of office as parish council chair, which has just ended. And Pat Bentley-Watts, who ran Alive ‘n’ Klippin’ on Melbourne’s High Street for 20 years, has handed over the shop to new owner Craig Flint. She talks about her life as a hairdresser and why she’ll miss it.

We also meet a local jockey who proudly completed this year’s Grand National at Aintree. Philip Armson, of Staunton Harold, and his 125/1 mount came home 10th of the 15 finishers. He didn’t know until the day before that he would be riding in the world’s most famous race.

And we have the latest on the area’s fund-raising for the crisis in Ukraine. All this and much more for you to catch up on.

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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 30th 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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June 2022

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