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Extended free parking for Dales households

A free parking initiative for Derbyshire Dales residents is to be extended by an hour – meaning local people can park without charge for 20 hours every day of the year.

The 2024/25 resident parking concession permit, which will be posted out to every Dales household with Council Tax bills next week, will enable local people to park free every day of the year up to 11am and after 3pm in Derbyshire Dales District Council’s car parks. Read more>>

Following a specialist deep clean of the Bus Station building and other preparatory works, we can confirm there is an unfortunate delay in starting highway surfacing works due to be undertaken by Derbyshire County Council.Read more>>

Our teams have paid out £96,500 to local residents and businesses impacted by the floods caused by Storm Babet at the end of last year. Read more>>

Your District Council has approved a 100% council tax premium from 1 April 2025 for properties that are classed as second homes.


This means if you own a property that is not treated as your main home, and the dwelling is substantially furnished, you will be charged double council tax. Read more>>

It’s national empty homes week! Which means it’s a fantastic opportunity for Derbyshire Dales District Council to demonstrate the action we are taking to bring wasted empty homes back into use, to promote our services and make you aware of the support we can give to empty homeowners.


An article will be published every day this week that provides important information on Empty Homes in Derbyshire Dales. Read more>>

Councillors across the political spectrum unanimously approved a below-inflation 2.99% increase in the District Council’s share of Council Tax in the coming year at our annual Budget Meeting on Thursday night.

That’s an average of 13p extra a week for a Band D Council Tax payer to maintain current service levels.

Although the District Council collects Council Tax from you, we only spend 11% of it. Read more>>

The Great British Spring Clean returns on Friday 15th March to Sunday 31st March.

It is Britain’s biggest mass action environmental campaign, with hundreds of thousands of people taking part. If you would like to join this campaign and litter pick as an individual or as a group, get in touch and we can provide bags and litter pickers.

For more information contact us at

The latest meeting of the Council’s Community and Environment Committee will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel from 6pm on 6 March.

The latest meeting of our Scrutiny Committee will be broadcast live on ourYouTube channel from 6pm on 7 March.

The March meeting of our Planning Committee will be broadcast live on ourYouTube channel from 6pm on the 12th.

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