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.
Here’s something fun to do, from our friends at Neighbourhood Watch……..
In partnership with ‘The Croods 2: A New Age’ and Co-op, NW want children up to the age of 16 to design their very own Croods 2 inspired treehouse for their local community.
The competition closes on 22nd February and the winner will be contacted within 5 days via social media. The treehouse will be built by 26th March, just in time for the film’s release and Easter holidays!
Let’s spread some positivity in these testing times. The windows and trees may mostly have gone, but Valentine’s Day is on its way! – Duffield Love in Lockdown- see the photo gallery HERE
Our next major project for 2021: Landscaping Chapel Street Corner
Here’s something new we did in summer 2020 and will be doing again in 2021 DUFFIELD SUNFLOWERS – spreading some sunshine…. along with our plant swap days.
Catch up with our ongoing DUFFIELD DEFIBRILLATORS project, updated Jan2021
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.