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Craft Fair Stalls

Posted by diana b on March 6, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

on behalf of Friends of Markeaton Park

We are holding 2 Craft Fairs in the spring

Sunday 9th April

Sunday 21st May

(details on calendar)

We have some spare stall space and wondered if someone from the 6 streets area is interested in taking the opportunity to sell crafts/goods.

Anyone interested needs to contact Mel Bayes on 07875 998247 or 01332 552949

Many Thanks

Linda Proud

Looking for a challenge?

Posted by diana b on March 6, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Are you a multi tasker with time to spare on Thursday evenings? Would you like something totally different from the 9 to 5 grind?

If so, there is a great opportunity available as 35th Derby Scouts are looking for a Beaver Leader.

See poster

Street that shares

Posted by diana b on March 3, 2017 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi I saw some information on social website" target="_blank">Nextdoor about a charity initiative to increase neighbourliness and perhaps appear on TV! Sounded like the kind of scheme Six Streets should support... So if you think your street would be up for it, then we can help you.

Ideally a small group of people from same Street will run with this.

The charity Hubbub is searching for one street in the UK to take part in a pioneering project called ‘The Street that Shares’.

The ambition is to help households in the street save money, declutter their homes and build stronger connections with their neighbours. The street will be provided with support, equipment and funding to help neighbours share tools, skills, surplus food and transport with the intention of cutting bills and building community spirit..

Neighbours on the street will use Nextdoor to help coordinate their efforts.

Results from the street will be shared with other communities, including through Nextdoor, encouraging them to replicate the best bits and avoid some of the pitfalls. There is a strong possibility that the street will be featured in a documentary on national TV.

Hubbub is looking for one street with people from a mixture of backgrounds, where there is some communal space to place things like a community shed and there is some existing community activity.


Smart Water

Posted by diana b on March 1, 2017 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)
Neighbourhood Watch have information on buying Smartwater at discount. The details are on Facebook. If you decide to buy then not only is it a deterrent but also increases chances of getting your stuff back

Email and phone scamming

Posted by Ian on February 21, 2017 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Thought I would share my own stupidity with you  - why let it go to wast when you might benefit/have a laugh!


I know about email and phone phishing scams and read about victims with breathless amazement, but of course regard myself clued up. Then last week broke both cardinal rules of staying safe… I gave my card details over the phone to a cold caller and clicked on an email link offering me money!


The caller was our veg box deliverer chasing payment - in my defence it was the third time they had called and weren’t actually asking for payment over the phone but I offered to pay by card. It was a genuine call but the fact is I gave my card details over the phone to a cold caller - all a scammer would have needed was a bit of innocuous info on our order (like watching which houses the van delivers to?) and a ‘nice’ telephone manner…


After being off sick and still not feeling great, was piling through a massive backlog of emails and saw one from HMRC (just done tax return in Jan), saying a review calculated I was owed a couple of hundred refund. Unlikely I thought, but it has happened in the past so I clicked on a link to check the details - I was saved by BT/Safari browser/Macafee, one of which flagged the link as dangerous at which point I realised what, in my distracted state, I had done. I’m comforting myself that I wold have become suspicious at a phishing site wanting bank details etc but even clicking the link was very stupid!


What I take away from my close shaves is what made me vulnerable. The call was not unexpected and made sense so I believed it and dropped sensible caution (I should have thanked them and paid online as normal).


The email was obviously dodgy but tired, with a cold, and in a ‘pilling through stuff’ mood I chose to try to deal with the email rather than read it and pause. Had I done so, allowing myself a moments internal dialog, the small voice that had already said it was not believable might have got a proper hearing.


So, smart-ass with background in computing and psychology forgets basic scamming safety.


Can’t remember what I went upstairs for sometimes too - now what’s that about…


Posted by Mannion on February 17, 2017 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 Hi Diana

Markeaton School PTFA are hosting their annual Quiz Night on Friday 10th March.  7pm - 11pm.

we have 2 tables left if the six streets fancy entering a team?  it's £10pp which includes a fish & chip supper (vegi option) delivered hot to your table.  We also have a licenced bar serving wines, larger & ale, all profit goes towards the children who attend Markeaton.  Each team consists of 8-10 people.

we have over 100 people signed up already, so come and join the fun.

if you would like a table please post on markeaton ptfa Facebook page.



Lost - dog collar

Posted by diana b on February 16, 2017 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

It's blue with a dog paw pattern. Collar tag says Arran. Lost on morning of Thursday 16th.

It came off him somewhere after Jonty Farmer into Sturgess Fields, then over bridge into Markeaton Park .I didn't notice until been round the park.

If you find it, could you drop it into 54 Wheeldon Ave? Thanks



Car damage

Posted by Niki Guthrie on February 12, 2017 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (4)

We've had our car wing mirror damaged (Sunday eve, White St) - the police came calling to let us know about it and to say they'd had some youths going down the street having a pop at several cars. We hadn't heard anything and hadn't been in long so hopefully it was an isolated incident and not too many other cars affected.

Be in a Video ..

Posted by diana b on February 11, 2017 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Derby council are taking part in the Great British Spring Clean

This happens leading up to the first weekend in March-  3rd to 5th - but beforehand they ae asking for volunteers to appear in video promoting event and keeping Derby clean.

Are you around on Monday 13th and/or Wednesday 15th anytime before 4.30pm?

If yes and you'd like to know more please email [email protected]

Bromley car breakin

Posted by diana b on February 3, 2017 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

James Brown posted on the Six Streets Facebook page:

Morning All.

Just to make people aware we had our car broken into/gone through last night (so this would be Wed night/ early Thurs morning - Diana) on Bromley Street.

This seems to be coming a regular occurrence at the minute around here.  Police have been informed.

Thank you to the lady on school run to Markeaton who alerted us to the fact our car doors were open and an old purse that our girls play with was on the pavement!!

There are quite a few further comments on teh Facebook page - if you have also had your car searched, even if nothing taken, please report to teh police as it will show them true extent of issue.