Community groups’ cash

Community groups in Amber Valley were awarded almost £40,000 in the latest round of Derbyshire County Council’s Community Action Grants.

Among the winners were Waingroves Community Woodland Trust, which received £1,000 to develop a ‘Forest School’ for schools, pre-schools and young people’s groups.

Ambergate Out-of-School Club was also successful. It secured £990 to buy toys and learning equipment, including arts and crafts, Lego, construction, board games and a table tennis table, said a county council spokeswoman.