Police chief’s £20,000 award to Hope Springs Recovery Centre

Chesterfield Hope springs.
Chesterfield Hope springs.

A centre which helps people tackle their drug and alcohol problems is among the beneficiaries of awards from Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Hope Springs Recovery Centre in Chesterfield will receive £20,000 to help with the cost of employing a centre co-ordinator and part-time administration officer.

The centre in Newbold, which continues to rely heavily on experienced volunteers, was accessed by around 300 people last year.

Rhubarb Farm at Langwith Junction is in line for £8,434 for the provision of laptops and delivery of living skills courses for ex-offenders who volunteer to work there.

Police Commissioner Alan Charles announced grants totalling £162,000 as part of plans to keep the county safe from crime.

He said: “We are very lucky in Derbyshire to have a wide range of organisations that work hard to help prevent crime and support victims in their recovery. Their involvement does much to improve the quality of life within our communities.

“In the midst of these groups are many hundreds of volunteers who give their time and expertise to make a considerable difference.”