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DERBYSHIRE DALES: Council leader suspended and resigns

The Conservative leader of a Derbyshire council has been suspended and resigned from his party after emails exposing a private agreement between him and a tourist attraction over a homeless Gypsy family were uncovered. An article from the Local Democracy Reporting Service detailing the private promises and agreement between Cllr Garry Purdy, leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council, its chief executive, Paul Wilson, and the Heights of Abraham in Matlock […]

todayMarch 10, 2023 6


North East Derbyshire councillors vote for backdated expenses increase

Councillors voted to increase their expenses and backdate it to the start of the financial year, but some argued it was wrong to do so when residents were struggling to pay the bills. In a meeting on March 6 the majority of North East Derbyshire District Council members voted in favour of a 4.04 per cent increase to expenses, to be backdated to April 2022, the start of the financial […]

todayMarch 9, 2023 2


£150k allocated to continue Derbyshire food pantries to meet soaring demand

The council has allocated £150k to continue a food pantry scheme that has seen nearly triple the expected number of households access it as families struggle with rising costs. Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet agreed to provide the funding to Rural Action Derbyshire to continue the Affordable Food Network (AFN) for the provision of seven food pantries in Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, North East Derbyshire and Amber Valley giving people access […]

todayFebruary 27, 2023 2


Most taxpayers in Derbyshire will owe more than £40 extra to the county council due to ballooning inflation and the rising costs of caring for an increasing number of vulnerable adults and children

Most taxpayers in Derbyshire will owe more than £40 extra to the county council due to ballooning inflation and the rising costs of caring for an increasing number of vulnerable adults and children. Derbyshire County Council is set to increase its share of your overall council tax bill by 3.75 per cent, which for Band B taxpayers is £41.55 more and £53.42 for Band D taxpayers, with further payments owed […]

todayJanuary 26, 2023 2


Derbyshire County Council buildings review will help cut carbon emissions

A review to identify Derbyshire County Council buildings that could be disposed of is key to helping the authority reach its carbon emissions goals, a council chief has outlined. Speaking in a meeting of cabinet, deputy leader Councillor Simon Spencer explained how the council’s Asset Management Review, which looks at how its buildings are used and maintained, was an important factor in helping the authority achieve its aim of being […]

todayJanuary 16, 2023 4


Fake police phone call scam warning across Derbyshire

Derbyshire Police have seen an increase of scam calls from fake police officers asking people to give money to couriers for a hoax investigation. Fraud Protect Officer Tammy Barnes said: “These callers pretend to be investigating a crime involving the victims’ card or bank account. “They then ask for money transfers, or even for cash withdrawals or bank cards to be given to a courier, to ‘assist with the investigation.’ […]

todayJanuary 11, 2023 3


Apartments and affordable housing proposed for derelict Peak District hotel site

Two separate applications for the site of a former Peak District hotel are being reviewed by planning chiefs, after a previous scheme was dismissed due to lack of affordable housing. Revised plans to build 21 apartments on the former Marquis of Granby hotel site, in Hathersage Road, Bamford, have been submitted to the Peak District National Park Authority, in addition to  new application for three affordable homes.Applicant the Marquis of […]

todayDecember 21, 2022 2


Plans in place to reopen landmark Peak District pub

The owners of a landmark Peak District pub that has been closed for two years say they are ‘keen’ to reopen it.The Grade II listed Ashford Arms, in Ashford-in-the-Water, has been sitting empty since its licensees, who were renting it from Star Pubs and Bars, closed it down.Now the pub giant, which owns more than 2,000 premises UK-wide, is taking steps to breathe life back into the 18th Century premises.A […]

todaySeptember 27, 2022 2

Local News

Derbyshire nearly ran out of fire engines on day barbecues caused huge Peak District blaze

Derbyshire nearly ran out of fire engines on the day a huge Peak District blaze is thought to have been started by two disposable barbecues, prompting the fire chief to call for MP support in condemning them. As Derbyshire suffered in the searing heat of the hottest recorded UK day on July 19, the number of 999 calls increased tenfold. By 5.30pm, 33 of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service’s 40 […]

todayJuly 29, 2022 36