A jammer receives one point for every member of the opposing team he or she passes, every time he or she laps the field within 60 seconds. The game starts when the referee signals by blowing his whistle that the two teams are equally in position. During the last two years of the Seltzer-owned Derby, the sport went nationwide with games being skated all over the country and teams adopting various cities as their “home” base. The Pioneers skated in the Chicago area, the Jolters in Cincinnati, the Chiefs in New York, and, of course, the Bombers in Northern California. The Bay Bombers, formed in 1954, became the team of choice, and the rest is history.
Christmas Cheer will see 850 meals delivered across the city to some of Derby’s most lonely and vulnerable residents this week. With just days to go until Christmas, we’re making sure the city is a safe and enjoyable place to be while buying those last-minute gifts. Derby’s ambition to become the UK’s leading centre for future fuels technology receives support from businesses. A new one off Christmas Support Payment grant is now available to support pubs that receive less than 50% of its income from sales of food. Two new grant schemes to support businesses affected by the COVID restrictions are now open. The government has announced that Derby will remain under COVID alert level ‘Very High’, following a countrywide review of local tiers.
Derby City Council has committed an additional £9m over two years to invest in the city’s Highway network. Two local apprentices have secured their place in the final of a new national competition for trainee hairdressers and barbers. The first ram sculptures have arrived at the intu centre, ready to be painted by artists for the Derby Ram Trail, coming to the city in June. A record number of schools have signed up to this year’s Big Pedal, following a promotional campaign to make Derby the most active city in the country.
It will be the first time the Oaks and Derby have been run on the same day, and possibly the first time two British Classics have been run in the space of just over an hour. The Environment Minister visited Derby to see the city’s work to introduce a Clean Air Zone and improve air quality for residents and visitors. Cabinet Members will be discussing the provisional working option for the implementation of a Clean Air Zone in the city.
Stoke manager Michael O’Neill will today deliver updates on James McClean , who joins up with the Republic of Ireland squad on Sunday despite missing the last six games for his club, and Steven Fletcher, who took a bang to the head on Tuesday. We’ll have all the build up, team news, action and reaction through the afternoon. Overseas supporters can also buy a season stream pass for £140 or a monthly stream pass priced at £20.
Derby City Council have been selected by the Government’s Future High Streets Fund to develop a business case to rejuvenate areas of the city centre. Next week, the Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve the reintroduction of free blue bin collections to three areas of the city. Derby City Council, led by Cllr Evonne Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People are proud to support the launch of Shoe Aid in Derby. The city is to be included in the second phase of CityFibre’s rollout of a new Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home broadband network. Since we started to deliver new brown bins in May, over 20,000 have been delivered to homes across the city – a great effort. Due to increased undeclared allergens in food, a project set up by the Trading Standards team will study the allergen management compliance in the City.
A women’s programme, named Women at Risk , has been launched in Derby to support women in the city who are considered vulnerable. Derby City Council has announced it will support the city’s businesses through the coronavirus pandemic with a £47 million financial support and relief package. Hundreds of Derby residents are showing their support and appreciation for refuse workers in the city in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Co-op has teamed up with Derby City Council to launch a project aimed at getting vital food and essentials to vulnerable members of the local community. Safe and Sound has held more than 60 sessions with local young people and families across Derbyshire since lockdown by using virtual platforms. Derby City Council has launched a recruitment drive to encourage applicants for social care roles, to help support its mobile and non-mobile worker teams.
Derby City Council is to ask the residents and businesses of Derby for their views on how the city runs its elections. Justin Smith and his team have moved back into the Connect Derby fold, with a premium office space at Sadler Bridge Studios on Bold Lane. A group of young people are working with the Sinfonia Viva orchestra on a creative project that tackles the subject of global warming. A roadshow organised by Derby College Group has toured local schools to raise awareness about apprenticeship opportunities. Derby City Council has contracted local construction firm Bowmer + Kirkland to build Derby’s new 50m pool and water park to create Moorways Sports Village.