Repton Recent Events

23rd March Craft Fair & Makers Market

Repton Community Support Helps Ukrainian Refugees

On March 18th, Repton Community Support hosted a wonderful event at Repton Village Hall for the Ukrainian community and their sponsors. With Easter approaching, there was an arts and crafts table where everyone had a fantastic time creating beautiful artwork. It was a great opportunity to meet the new families and warmly welcome them.

South Derbyshire Family Community Day Saturday 20th January

South Derbyshire Family Community Day was held at Repton Village Hall on Saturday 20th January to great acclaim!  The queues outside to have a go in the fire engine and police cars were never-ending, including some surprisingly tall ‘children’.

Officer ‘Bob’ Marley started the event by thanking Lynne Skeith of the Maple Tree Café and Helen Adcock of South Derbyshire Community Voluntary Support (CVS) for organising it.  ‘Bob’ introduced Sergeant Tarj Nizzer who welcomed everyone and thanked Officer Bob before handing over to Repton School Jazz Band.  The Band played some of their hits which were clearly appreciated by those people having a gentle bop. 

Repton School also provided the cakes which contributed very well to the profits from the day which are to be donated to charities, in particular to the food bank.

The day was very well attended, with large crowds both inside and out, including our MP.  The purpose of the Community Day was to facilitate engagement by the community with clubs and groups that they might not even know existed, and in that it succeeded.  Many groups were seeking more members or volunteers.  For example, if you want to help beautify Repton for entry into Britain in Bloom please do not hesitate to contact Owen Jowett or Tony Brown.  CVS is also looking for helpers across a great diversity of jobs providing invaluable services to our community that become increasingly important as funding for council services is withdrawn by the government.

The attending organisations were Maple Tree Community Café, South Derbyshire CVS, Safer Neighbourhood Team, the Rural Crime team, Derbyshire Blood Bikes, Derby Mountain Rescue, the Fire Service, St Wystan’s School, Newton Solney School, Repton Primary School, Repton School CCF, Scouts, Brownies, Rainbows, Repton Village Party, British Legion, District Councillors, Repton Parish Council, Speedwatch, Burton Model Railway, Repton School Art Department, Lunch Club, Ukrainian Support Group, Repton WI, Slow Knitting Group, Bridge Club and Repton Community Choir.  Apologies if I’ve missed anyone out!

This was a great example of the community coming together and we all look forward to the next one!