THE word NEW appears quite a lot in the October edition, particularly with regard to shops, pubs and schools.
But it is someone a little older who captures our main headline. John Thompson, at the age of 93, has decided to quit his job of delivering the Village Voice.
Britain’s oldest (probably) paperboy has been doing the deliveries in Ingleby ever since the village went on our distribution list. But now, he says, it is time for someone younger to take it up. Enjoy your retirement, John.
And now for the NEWs …
The plan for 46 homes to be built on Station Road, Melbourne, has been given the go-ahead, despite concerns over road safety. Fifteen letters of objection, plus comment from the civic society were received by planning officers at South Derbyshire District Council. The development by Davidsons Homes and Alexander Bruce Estates Ltd includes a trim trail plus 19 three-bed and 13 four-bed homes, 10 two-beds and four five-beds, of which 14 are 'affordable'.
A old pub with a new name reopened, in the shape of The Spirit Vaults, and is up and running on Church Street, Melbourne, while on Derby Road, Ashby Interiors is lighting up the area with its antique and vintage decorative items. We wish both ventures success.
Continuing with the new theme the October issue has a two-page picture spread of the local schools’ intakes of first year pupils. Good luck to all of them, too.
On the sporting front the girls from the Melbourne Dynamo under-10s team are pictured proudly holding their Derbyshire County Cup medals. In their first ever season the first girls’ team to represent the village at football swept to the cup final success on an unbeaten 19-match run. That’s showed the boys, hasn’t it!
See the October edition of the Village Voice for details on this and much, much more.
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