We met yesterday evening in Cromford Community Centre and shared the venue with a dog training class!
Irene Ratcliffe explained how Derbyshire County Council was trying to maintain services whilst the central budget is being cut back so drastically.
Many of us went to listen to John McDonnell (Shadow Chancellor) speak in Derby. This was an excellent event which should be repeated quarterly.
Everyone discussed how we were going to engage our communities and we decided to start with a presence/ consultation to coincide with Wirksworth Farmer's Market and a Pub Politics Cafe Discussion group. Other ideas are being explored including music events.
Jan Cole and Pam Butler agreed to chair the Branch.
Lucy Powell will be Branch Secretary.
Mary Wardle will coordinate the community events.
Our next meeting will be on Monday 29th February.