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Constituencies, wards and local councils

Constituencies (a.k.a. parliamentary constituencies): each electing one Member of Parliament (MP) every 5 years to the House of Commons (Parliament). There are 650 constituencies in the UK. Wards (a.k.a. electoral divisions or electoral wards) is the primary unit of English electoral geography for borough and district councils, county councils or city councils. Each ward elects either one or two councillors to be members of the local council. There were 9,456 electoral wards/divisions in the UK and each ward has an average electorate of about 5,500 people, but ward population can vary substantially. Local council is made up of a number of Councillors (Cllr) who meet regularly to make decisions about the direction of the council and the work it does for the community. As elected bodies local councils are responsible to their local community. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what they do and how they make decisions. Members of public can attend public council m

School trip to the Derby Theatre

School trip to the Derby Theatre to watch a performance of Wind in the Willows presented by Derby Live. This is not a curriculum visit, and the cost of the visit is £12 which includes theatre ticket, transport and insurance. This kind of trips requires a Derby City Education Service Consent form which must be completed. I can never remember my GP's name and telephone number, every time I have to search in Google.


LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS Saturday 11 September from 4.00pm Big Screen, Market Place, Derby Calling all music lovers in Derby! You are invited to join in the magical musical experience that is the Last Night of the Proms, hosted by BBC Radio Derby's Andy Potter on Derby Market Place on Saturday 11 September from 4.00pm. Take your seats for what promises to be a fantastic evening of music starting off with performances from local bands, all paying homage to 'The Proms', including a vibrant and exciting performance from Sinfonia ViVA's unique jazz combo, Triple Bop. Plus, expect audience participation and a dose of 'Cool Britannia' to warm up those voices! And onto the main event! Audiences will have the opportunity to watch the entire Last Night of the Proms 2010 screened live on Derby's Big Screen where Derby will join the audience at the Royal Albert Hall via a live link. The concert starts at 7.30pm until 10.40pm. So, prepare for the concert, pack your picn