Magazine for Derbyshire Goldcard holders

GOLD Cardholders are being urged to look out for the winter edition of the Derbyshire Gold magazine, which is out now.

The Derbyshire County Council magazine, which comes out twice a year, features issues affecting older people.

Here’s a taste of what’s inside the magazine:

* DIY disasters – and how to avoid them – with tips from Trusted Traders

* How we plan to keep Derbyshire’s roads open if it snows

* Top tips to help you prepare for bad weather

* Celebrating Derbyshire’s history with blue plaques

* All you need to know about eBooks

* How ‘going back to school’ could transform your life

* Dates of winter events for your diary

* and much more…

Plus there is the chance to win a luxury two-night break in Oxford, a pair of tickets to see Elton John in Chesterfield and a day’s electric bike hire from Hassop Station.

All copies of Derbyshire Gold come with a free “Your Guide” booklet full of useful contact details for council, health, voluntary and community services in Derbyshire.

DCC leader Councillor Andrew Lewer said: “The big question at the moment for many people is if it will snow or not this winter.

“That is why we have put five pages of really useful information about severe weather in the latest Derbyshire Gold magazine so you are aware of the plans in place.

“In addition to that there are plenty of competitions and other features which make the latest magazine a must-read for all Gold Card holders.”

The magazine can be picked up from every county council library, including mobile libraries, local district or borough council office or by phoning Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058.

You can also read it online at

Gold Cards are issued to residents who are aged over 60 and qualify for a state pension and to people with certain disabilities.