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Derbyshire Dales District Council awards leisure contract to Freedom Leisure

Derbyshire Dales District Council has awarded Whealdon Leisure Limited, trading as Freedom Leisure, to operate the following leisure centres:  Bakewell Swimming Pool Arc Leisure Matlock Ashbourne Leisure Centre Wirksworth Leisure Centre Together with Derbyshire Dales District Council the company aims to support a happy, healthy community, enabling more people to be more active more often. […]

Scams Bulletin

The third edition of Derbyshire County Council Scams Awareness Bulletin (August 2017), is now available, which provides details of scams that council staff have been made aware of over the last few weeks. Please feel free to share the link to this bulletin, which you can send on to colleagues, family members or friends. Click on this […]

Should you pay for a replacement wheely bin?

Residents across the Derbyshire Dales are being asked if they support the idea of being charged for replacement waste and recycling bins. Replacing damaged or lost bins currently costs Council Tax payers around £28,000 a year. Now the District Council has launched a survey that also asks for the views of local people on ending […]

Planning application slows progress at Woodland Park

Work on the new Baslow Woodland Park has been hampered by the Peak District National Park Authority’s insistence that the new woodland park does require planning approval. The Baslow Woodland Park’s working party and residents, alike, had made significant progress with the various elements of the new woodland park and it was anticipated that the new bike […]

Derbyshire Dales to present budget for 2016/17

Derbyshire Dales residents will be getting an overview of the District Council’s spending plans for 2016/17 – including a Council Tax announcement. The next round of Area Community Forums will be staged by the District Council in February in Ashbourne, Matlock and Bakewell, and will include feedback on a recent budget consultation and what the […]

Derbyshire Dales reviews policy on recycling

Derbyshire Dales’ “bring” sites will be removed from car parks, pubs and shop premises across Derbyshire Dales by the end of February 2016 due to the success of a household recycling scheme. Derbyshire Dales District Council has accepted an offer of £20,000 compensation from the contractor responsible for bring site management, HW Martin of Blackwell, for […]