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Month: May 2021

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Local News

New-look events programme promises an action-packed summer for Chesterfield town centre.

Chesterfield town centre will be a hive of activity this summer with the launch of a new-look events programme – designed to increase footfall and support our returning retailers, market traders and hospitality businesses. From circus workshops and stilt walkers to sports and heritage themed events, there will be something for everyone throughout the coming months. The council will pay particular attention to ensuring people feel safe when visiting Chesterfield […]

todayMay 31, 2021 42

Local News

Residents urged to enjoy Derbyshire events during half term.

If you’re looking for ideas to get out and about this half-term and through summer, take a look at our range of COVID-secure events at our countryside sites across the county. The events and workshops are held at country parks, industrial heritage sites and canal side venues, designed to appeal to all the family with some offering the chance to learn new skills. The country parks at Elvaston Castle and […]

todayMay 29, 2021

Local News

Amber Valley homeowners told to secure their properties.

Homeowners who are heading away on holiday are being reminded about the importance of keeping their homes secure after a series of break-ins. Over the past week officers in the Amber Valley area have seen an increase in the number of properties being targeted where the homeowners are away. With restrictions lifted – and a warm Bank Holiday and half-term week ahead – Derbyshire Police are urging people to take […]

todayMay 29, 2021 2

Local News

New High Peak bus service to Alton Towers.

High Peak Buses is extending the Sunday and bank holiday Monday Skyline 199 journey through to Hartington, Peak Wildlife Park and Alton Towers, to offer a direct route to the two attractions. The service will launch this Sunday (May 30) and run until August 30 on Sundays and bank holiday Mondays, with one journey to the attractions in the morning, and one return journey in the afternoon. The new service […]

todayMay 27, 2021 19

Local News

Chesterfield man jailed for breaching restraining order and public order offences.

A man from Chesterfield has been jailed for breaching a restraining order imposed due to domestic abuse. Michael Pick, of Holland Road, Old Whittington, had been banned from contacting a former partner by a restraining order but continued to do so on two occasions. On one of those times, the 19-year-old was spotted by an officer who was carrying out patrols in the area but was aware of the order. […]

todayMay 27, 2021 10

Local News

Council leader urges university to think twice on course plan.

Derbyshire County Council Leader Councillor Barry Lewis has written to the University of Sheffield to express his great concern about proposals to potentially close its Department of Archaeology. Councillor Lewis, who holds an MA in Archaeology and Heritage, is urging the university to reconsider its plans, calling the department 'a powerhouse of international research value' and saying it is an 'asset to be valued, nurtured, and invested in'. Councillor Lewis’s […]

todayMay 26, 2021 2

Local News

Ten-year ban on keeping animals for Chesterfield couple.

A man and a woman from Chesterfield have been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after they were found guilty of charges under the Animal Welfare Act. It’s after an investigation carried out by the RSPCA, with support of officers from our rural crime team, found the pair had kept horses and cats in poor conditions at paddocks in Unstone. During a search of the land where the animals […]

todayMay 26, 2021 18

Local News

Chesterfield to benefit from quicker and more frequent rail journeys in new timetable

East Midlands Railway (EMR) is able to offer Chesterfield passengers quicker and more frequent journeys after it launched its new timetable this week. The changes, which were made possible by the successful delivery of the £1.5 billion Midland Main Line Upgrade by Network Rail, provide more seats, quicker journeys, and a simpler and more resilient timetable for communities across its network, with earlier and later services supporting leisure, business and […]

todayMay 24, 2021 1

Local News

Major road resurfacing programme to start in Derbyshire.

Work starts this week on our £10 million programme to resurface and surface dress roads across the county. Over the next year parts of more than 325 roads will be resurfaced or surface dressed. During March and April this year our highways workers and an external contractor have been busy getting these roads ready to be resurfaced or surface dressed by filling in any potholes and fixing any defects. Contractors […]

todayMay 21, 2021 1