Welcome to the Duffield Community Association (DCA) website. We hope you will enjoy perusing the information contained within, and that it will prove helpful and informative too.
Don’t forget DUFFIELD PLANT SWAP DAY on SAT 15th MAY
Our next major project for 2021: Landscaping Chapel Street Corner
Growing sunflowers is something new we did in summer 2020 and will be doing again in 2021 DUFFIELD SUNFLOWERS – spreading more sunshine in 2021…..
Catch up with our ongoing DUFFIELD DEFIBRILLATORS project, updated May 2021
Due to uncertainty of ongoing Covid restrictions, the DUFFIELD CARNIVAL will not take place in June 2021. Instead, on SATURDAY 24th JULY, DUFFIELD CARNIVAL CREW PRESENTS A “MEET UP ON THE MEADOW” – see Events Calendar for details
ABOUT THE DCA
The DCA was formed over 40 years ago with the primary aim of enriching village life whilst upholding local traditions. It is run by a committee of volunteers, who work hard to provide entertainment and facilities for the benefit of the whole of the Duffield community. We are a focal point for local discussion and promotion of activities within the village. Through our affiliation with public bodies such as Amber Valley Borough Council, Duffield Parish Council and the Department of the Environment we are able to inform and influence future policies affecting our village, and in some measure, our daily life.
Our major undertaking is the annual carnival which involves a street procession followed by entertainment on Eyes Meadow. This has grown over the years and is now a highlight of the village calendar. There is a separate website for the Duffield Carnival, on a tab at the top of the page.
We also organise the Christmas trees and lights displayed around the village, and help at the village bonfire organised by the Parish Council. In 2016 we launched a children’s art competition which we hope will become an annual event.
Funds raised throughout the year go towards the costs of providing the above, however we also make donations to local organisations who request assistance from time to time. We also look to improve life in the village and make several purchases/investments annually as the need arises.