THE service which co-ordinates Ashbourne’s network of volunteers has merged with its neighbouring organisation to form a new joint centre.
At the beginning of the month, Volunteer Centre Derbyshire Dales and Volunteer Centre Buxton joined forces.
The new organisation, which will be known as Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales, is said to give bosses the opportunity to offer more support than before.
Chief officer of the former Derbyshire Dales centre Gill Geddes said: “This is an exciting time for us. We will still provide all our existing services which are a lifeline to so many people in our community, many of which are delivered by our hard working volunteers.
“The merger gives us the opportunity to develop and offer a wider range of support to more people across the area”.