Rural Social Group update

It was hoped that the first session of the Rural Social Group since lockdown back in March could be held on July 28th. Unfortunately that is no longer possible now that there is extra work taking place on the roof of the Village Hall. Fingers crossed that the Rural Social Group can return in August. Read more…

Hartington Virtual Open Gardens 2020: Weekly Summary July 17th

Here is the first of the weekly summary posts of Hartington Virtual Open Gardens 2020. With Hartington Hall Youth Hostel reopening it is their gardens that feature alongside images from Janet’s garden. Photos for the weekly summary can still be sent to The next weekly summary is due at 9.00am on July 24th

Welcome back to Dauphin Antiques

An apology from the News and Views team as it appears that a welcome back, following government guidance that shops can reopen, excluded Dauphin Antiques. Sorry for this oversight. Opening times for Dauphin Antiques: 11-5pm daily.

Hartington Virtual Open Gardens: Summary Week 15

Hartington Virtual Open Gardens Summary of week 15. The final daily post, will be tomorrow, July 9th at 9.00am afterwhich postings may continue in a weekly summary format. Photos can be sent to but please now restrict to a single photo, make it you best garden shot !

Hartington Virtual Open Gardens: July 6th 2020

Day 97 of Hartington Virtual Open Gardens and the weather has turned wet and windy but the pictures today come from warmer and sunnier times with a revisit to Katherine’s garden. Wildlife friendly planting is providing colour in the borders and reaping its rewards attracting bees and butterflies. The 100 days is now full but Read more…

Hartington Virtual Open Gardens: July 5th 2020

Day 96 of Hartington Virtual Open Gardens and the pictures today come from the beer garden and planters at The Devonshire Arms which reopened for business, along with the Charles Cotton and the Royal British Legion, yesterday. The 100 days is now full but photos posted from now on to are likely to appear Read more…

The return of the country pubs and clubs.

July 4th and a number of local establishments are reopening following government guidance. In Hartington The Royal British Legion plans to open today as do both the Devonshire Arms and the Charles Cotton. Social distancing and Covid Secure measures are in place so check notices/websites/Facebook or contact the establishments directly for details. Some are suggesting Read more…