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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 […]

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Exciting partnership scheme to start soon in Matlock town centre Enabling work will start soon on an exciting partnership scheme to improve the bus station and taxi rank in Matlock’s Bakewell Road. Following agreement by Derbyshire Dales District Council last month this preparatory work will continue through February and will include the removal of the […]

Traveller sites update

Statement on Homesford Woodyard issued by Derbyshire Dales District Council Leader Councillor Steve Flitter and Joint Deputy Leaders Councillors Peter Slack and Neil Bottle. “We have been informed by the landowners of the Woodyard at Homesford – identified as a possible Traveller site – that it has been sold, subject to contract, to a third party. […]

Flood impact survey

Derbyshire Dales District Council is urging residents across the area to get in touch if their home was impacted by the floods They are appealing to local residents whose homes were damaged by the floods to get in touch. Their response teams distributed 2,500 sandbags during the height of the crisis last weekend and they […]

Flood warnings lifted

We are pleased to report that many of the flood warnings on rivers in the Derbyshire Dales were all lifted on Saturday evening, but please do be aware that although previously blocked major routes are generally clear, some flood debris could still be on the roads. Highways agencies are understandably stretched right now. DDDC’s volunteer […]

4 May elections

There are 3 candidates standing for the Chatsworth Ward of Derbyshire Dales District Council. They are: • Claire Cadogan Liberal Democrats • John Gary Green Party • Susan Hobson Conservative Party There will be no election for the Parish Council in Baslow and Bubnell and the 7 Councillors are: • Chris Brown • Jane Buckham […]

Parish Council update

Community Speed Watch Baslow and Bubnell has had a very successful Community Speed Watch (CSW) scheme.  However, this relies on volunteers and we now need some more to be trained. CSW is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the police to monitor speeds of vehicles using radar […]

DDDC Resident Survey

Derbyshire Dales District Council is developing a new Corporate Plan for April 2024 to March 2028. As part of that process, they have commissioned Marketing Means, an independent research agency, to undertake a survey of residents’ satisfaction and views on services provided by the council, which will provide evidence to support the development of Council […]

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Cllr Hobson’s update

Councillor Susan Hobson’s latest update Whether it’s litter-picking in the neighbourhoods I serve, securing investment for Derbyshire community groups, enjoying local art and music, or tackling important issues like keeping our roads safe – it’s been a busy but rewarding time of late. Firstly, I’ve handed out local government grants to some highly deserving community […]

Bakewell housing survey

Local people with a connection to Bakewell are being encouraged to take part in an online survey about their housing needs. Derbyshire Dales District Council wants to hear from people who are living in accommodation that is unsuitable for them. For example, this could be young people interested in setting up a home for the […]

Jubilee bench unveiled

The Baslow WI Jubilee Picnic Table has been installed at the DDDC car park at Nether End in Baslow. Made from recycled plastic milk bottles, it has a 25-year guarantee and requires no maintenance. Around twenty years ago there were two soft wood picnic tables, installed by DDDC on the grassed area adjacent to the […]

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Update from Cllr Hobson

Here is the latest update from our local County and District Councillor, Susan Hobson: It has been a very busy time for me over the last couple of months. Being invited to the licensing of Reverend Graham Duncan at Baslow Church recently was a great honour for me, as well as attending a Platinum Jubilee […]

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Cllr Susan Hobson’s update

Susan Hobson, Councillor for the Derwent Valley Division has written an open letter to local residents with an update on her recent activity. Dear Resident As I type this update on the situation in Ukraine it is very worrying, but local people are already working tirelessly to support those affected by the war. Darley Dale […]

Food waste update

Please be aware that from 1 March 2022 all food caddy collections have been suspended due to the permanent closure of the privately owned Vital Earth reprocessing facility in Ashbourne. This means that residents are being asked to put their food waste in the domestic waste containers for the next four weeks. While Derbyshire Dales […]

Bike thefts on the rise

Due to the increase in the number of bikes stolen across the Derbyshire Dales area the following crime prevention advice is being circulated by Anthony Boswell, Police PCSO, Derbyshire Dales. Everyone is advised to continue to report suspicious activity by using any of the following methods: Facebook – send us a private message to: /DerbyshireConstabulary […]

Waste collections update

Unfortunately Covid staff absences mean some delays and disruptions to waste and recycling collections are inevitable in the coming days. Serco reports that three drivers are currently isolating and it is possible this number will rise. Recycling crews that are operating are also experiencing large volumes, with trucks filling to capacity before some rounds are […]

Bins update

The refuse collectors have ended their strike and are now back at work, which means that bin collections should go ahead as usual. The food waste should still go in with the black bin with general household waste, but in a separate plastic bag. To check to see when your collections will take place you […]

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