What's the latest in Repton?

21st March 2020

This is the first day of the repton.info website. Hopefully, you will find something useful here!

23rd March 2020

Morning all! You should now find links on each page to start things off. These are being added to as useful information comes my way...There is now a Links page to other Repton related websites.

24th March 2020

As more ideas come in, I have added separate pages for Children and our Parish Churches under 'Support', Notices from Neighbourhood Watch can be found under 'Advice'.

25th March 2020

Suggestions are coming in all of the time. We now have links to fitness classes, audio stories and our first Green Fingers newsletter on the Ideas page. Thank you all for your positive contributions!

28th March 2020

Aside from squashing a few website gremlins, we now have the latest gardening newsletter on the Green Fingers page and on the new Quizzes page we will publish a weekly quiz from Carol, with answers the following week (no Googling for the answers, please!) 

30th March 2020

Our Nimble Knitters page has been updated with new patterns for you to try and news of the new Derbyshire County Council Community Response Unit has been included on the Advice page.

2nd April 2020

We have been notified of two new catering initiatives from the Derbyshire Freemasons in Burton and The Dragon in Willington. Both are offering a range of meals to collect or have delivered (extra charge may apply). Details in Support.

3rd April 2020

We are pleased to publicise a new initiative sharing (safely!) books, DVD's and jigsaw puzzles. The link is on our Ideas page.

The latest Parish Newsletter has also now been published in Parish Churches, with information about the Easter period.

6th April 2020

The Village News magazine is now available online, both to read and print for your neighbours. Find out more here.

For those of you that are missing a trip to the theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber is releasing a musical each Friday night (available for 48 hours) on YouTube here. The National Theatre are also offering a weekly recording of a play here.

The answers to last week's Quiz and the latest Quiz have also been published here.

7th April 2020

The wonderful illustrations of Axel Scheffler are included in this free e-book, explaining the current situation to younger children. Find out more on our Supporting Children page.

13th April 2020

New patterns added to the Nimble Knitters page and this week's Quiz has now been published. Enjoy!

14th April 2020

A crochet pattern for PPE Face  Mask Adaptors, designed to help alleviate the sores that mask elastic can cause by wearing them for such a great length of time and also to enable a tighter fit, has been added under Nimble Knitters.  The original pattern was posted on Facebook and the creator was inundated with requests hence the message to spread the request for any help possible.  There is a message at the end of the pattern re checking to see if the intended recipient organisation’s protocols allow them to be worn.

17th April 2020

In addition to the ready meals available locally, there are two food parcel delivery services available from Morrisons and Aldi supermarkets. These are available within days, so if you are having to wait for your usual supermarket delivery, it could be a useful option. More details here.

19th April 2020

This week's Quiz has now been published here and there are two new patterns for our Nimble Knitters (Tiny Teddy and Short Sleeved Baby Vest) here.

23rd April 2020

Musical news now features under Ideas and a scheme has been launched by Age UK to help with paying for items. More information in Support.

29th April 2020

We are delighted to announce that our Community Cookbook is going into print! Read more and order your copy here.

30th April 2020

Now that the Village News Magazine has moved online, Sue is encouraging readers to subscribe, in order to receive the magazine by email. The website is here and the 'Sign Up' box is at the bottom of the page. A small number of magazines will still be printed for those not able to access online or by email. Thank you!

4th May 2020

To mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8th May, there is the opportunity to take part in Street Party. Click on the PDF poster to find out more.

10th May 2020

For those of you missing the familiar sound of the Repton Bells, we now have a recording available on our Music page here and there are new knitting patterns also available here.

19th May 2020

Having been a great success, the Community Cookbook has sold out! There are a few copies up for grabs at the Post Office, but you will have to be quick!

20th May 2020

If you are looking for a great way to keep the children (or even adults!) entertained over Half Term, we are pleased to announce a Scarecrow Competition, being held in conjunction with The Repton Open Gardens Scheme. Read more here.

22nd May 2020

Read all about growing vegetables in the latest issue of Green Fingers and maybe have a look at the first contribution on our new poetry page here.

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