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Derbyshire gypsies speak out after years of abuse.

A family of Derbyshire Gypsies have spoken out about the years of racism, violence and abuse they have faced in their search for a permanent place to call home. At the new Doveridge burial ground site, at the end of Derby Road, two members of a well-known Gypsy family, who do not wish to be named, shared their experiences with the Local Democracy Reporting Service. This includes the family being shot at in the middle of the night while staying […]

todayJuly 1, 2022 5

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Mandatory taxi CCTV proposal scrapped as drivers fear cost implications in Chesterfield.

The council has scrapped a proposal to make taxi drivers install CCTV in their vehicles at their own expense after an outpouring of concern over the costs involved.A consultation was held by Chesterfield Borough Council over whether to make CCTV in taxis mandatory, however drivers commented that the cost to install it, likely to run into hundreds of pounds, would be too high for an already ‘strained’ trade.One respondent simply wrote: “Cost, cost, cost.”Another stated: “The cost should be covered […]

todayJuly 1, 2022 4

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5 new train stations planned for Derbyshire

Two projects to reopen existing rail lines to passengers bringing the potential to build up to 5 new train stations in Derbyshire are steaming ahead with project leaders working with Network Rail to get the plans moving. Just a handful of projects nationally have been invited to submit an outline business case for funding as part of the government’s £500 million Restoring Your Railway programme to reinstate closed local rail services and restore former stations. We’re working with South Yorkshire […]

todayJune 29, 2022 7

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Man dies following collision in the High Peak.

A man has died in hospital following a collision near to Chapel-en-le-Frith yesterday (Monday 27 June). Officers were called just after 2.10pm to reports of a collision at the roundabout where the A6 meets the A624 at Chapel-en-le-Frith, near The Fickle Mermaid pub. One vehicle was involved, and a man was taken to hospital for treatment, but he died later that night. The man’s family is aware, and they are being offered support by specially trained officers. Our thoughts are […]

todayJune 29, 2022 3

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Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner invites the public to share their views on crime and safety

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster has launched a county-wide survey to help her strengthen the policing services local people receive. As part of her commitment to improving frontline policing and ensuring Derbyshire Constabulary delivers a top-quality service to the public, Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster is inviting residents to share their views about their community safety. The Listening to You survey, which will run throughout the year, helps to inform the Police and Crime Commissioner's Police and […]

todayJune 27, 2022 4

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Confrontations in Derbyshire Dales over travellers site.

Gypsy and Traveller families have parked a number of caravans on a consecrated Derbyshire site set to become a burial ground. The site, in Derby Road, Doveridge, bordering the A50, had a fence with padlock and a number of large concrete blocks in place to prevent illegal entry. However, late on Saturday night and early Sunday morning (June 25/26), the padlock on the gate was broken open and the concrete blocks were moved, with five caravans and other vehicles now […]

todayJune 27, 2022 6

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New petition for road safety measures outside North Derbyshire school.

A petition for more traffic calming measures outside a Derbyshire school has been launched, as campaigners say action needs to be taken to protect the community. Councillor Donna Hales, who represents Bolsover North and Shuttlewood at Bolsover District Council, has been campaigning for something to be done about the traffic outside Brockley Primary School, in Clowne Road, Shuttlewood, which she claims is a danger to youngsters and adults alike. She has been working with parents to form a road safety […]

todayJune 27, 2022 4

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Residents in Chesterfield urged to swim against loneliness in new campaign

Volunteers are needed to sign up to take part in a sponsored swim to help in fighting loneliness this summer. The event called Swim Against Loneliness will be taking place at Queen’s Park Sports Centre from 4 to 9 July 2022 and anyone can take part. On Saturday 9 July, an event will be held aimed at children who are registered on the sports centre’s Learn to Swim programme. The sponsored swim is being organised by Chesterfield and North East […]

todayJune 26, 2022 2