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Cars "keyed"

Posted by diana b on April 25, 2017 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Many cars on Park Grove - seems to be near White St end - were damaged with pretty deep scratches in the paintowrk and one driver's seat has what looks like a knife slash in it.

Some owners have reported the damage to the police who are keen to know if anyone else has been affected. So please ring 101 to report if your car was damaged.

Also if you saw anything odd on Sunday night, please get in touch.

Woman attacked - West End

Posted by diana b on April 18, 2017 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The attack took place in the very early hours of Saturday April 8th near Nun's St. She was attacked by a group of 4 - a woman and 3 men. All 4 were white and of thin build, in their late teens or early 20s with the woman in this group being about 5ft 5ins with brown hair tied into a pony tail.

If you have information about this group of people, please ring 101 (PC Lewis Soult  reference number 17000152097). Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Easter First!

Posted by diana b on April 16, 2017 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

As the shops have been known to run out of Easter eggs, we buy in advance guessing at numbers ... and this year we over-bought!  So after this morning's Easter Event, the excess eggs were donated to the Children's Hospital.

I was very surprised at how quickly this message arrived in the Six Streets email inbox:

On behalf of all the staff and children at the Derbyshire Children Hospital I would like to say a huge THANK YOU for your very kind donation.

Your donation of chocolate Easter eggs really does make a massive difference to all the children and young people who sadly have to spend their Easter holidays in our hospital.

Many thanks

Chrissy Freemantle

Hospital Play Specialist

Cars broken into. Sunday 16 April 04:45

Posted by Michele on April 16, 2017 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (2)

On his way home from work at 04:45 this morning, my son, Arran, noticed the boots and passenger doors open on 3 cars on Wheeldon Avenue. He phoned the police, gave registration details and a description of the scene (boots open, contents disturbed, some items on the road, glove compartments open, contents in footwell, etc).

On police instruction, we closed car doors and boots. We left a note on the cars as it's highly likely the owner will get to the car before the police do!

Arran had a quick check along Park Grove and down Statham and Bromley Streets which seemed clear. If when you get into your car, you find it unlocked, check the car over. If you feel your car has been tampered with, call the police on 101. When this happened to us last year, it took us a while to realise!

Free 5 day gym/swim pass

Posted by Robert on March 30, 2017 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

For those who don't know about it, there is a free 5 day gym pass available which can also be used for swimming at Queens Leisure Centre.

Register here:

Ball bearing hits Person

Posted by diana b on March 29, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I've been told by a dog walker using Sturgess Field that a man was hit with a ballbearing there this evening (Wed). He is OK but a second ball bearing then hit the railings near the Jonty Farmer exit. The police have been informed.

If you know anything - please ring 101

Arts Trail 2017

Posted by diana b on March 27, 2017 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

There is going to be another Arts Trail - quite something seeing there is only a very small number of people organising it. To make it feasible, there is not going to be an entry charge for visitors. This means that there is no need for a trail guide. Given our very compact area, everyone will be able to wander around, spot the balloons/bunting marking venues and discover what is waiting inside.

Hosting a venue is fun - and pretty easy. It involves clearing a room (or two if you want to), allowing the exhibitor access to set up, then you can either chat with visitors/ exhibitor or go do your own thing. If you would like to know more/ chat with someone who has done it, then email Mary on the address below. If you would like to be a host, please download this form and return to Mary.

The Arts Trail will be publicised across Derbyshire and we hope artists and crafters have a successful weekend - if you would like to exhibit work for sale, please contact Mary [email protected]

As always, Six Streets residents can decide to have a pop up cafe - maybe  to raise funds for a charity, a teenager going on an adventure, the PTFA or ... No permission needed, though Six Streets can offer advice.


Posted by diana b on March 27, 2017 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Spring/Summer newsletter has been delivered to the core area and you can read all about Arts Trail 2017, Picnic in the Park, Walking Together, At Homes, Playing Out and, of course, Easter ... here

The form to complete and return (with correct money) to 19 Statham St asap is in the newsletter along with the health and safety stuff we have to do for the council permission.

Book Festival

Posted by diana b on March 21, 2017 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Derby Book Festival is gearing up for its 3rd year. There are always some free events - especially for children. If you haven't received a leaflet, check  out the website

Sheila Cash

Posted by diana b on March 13, 2017 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Sheila was a long term resident of White St and took part in Six Streets events like Hallowe'en, Street Sale and Playing Out. She was known to dog walkers as well, especially on Sturgess Fields.

Sheila died suddenly on Feb 23rd and her funeral is this Wed at the crematorium (Markeaton Hotel afterwards).It is family flowers only but if you wish to donate to Just for Dogs, that would be appreciated. Sheila used to volunteer for them and their dogs came from there.

Bill, her husband, is remembering the 59 years since they first began courting and would like all who knew her to come along for 10.40am (main chapel)