Apologies | Some bin collections missed this week. We're working Saturday 25 June to try to catch up. Please leave your bins out.

Missed bin collections

Apologies: Some scheduled bin collections have been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances caused by our waste and recycling contractor experiencing resource issues.

Collection teams will be working on Saturday 25 June in an attempt to clear some of the missed collections - and we're working with the contractor to resolve all remaining issues as quickly as possible. 

The situation will be reviewed on Monday (27th) and every effort will be made to clear any backlog. A temporary suspension has been put on container and liner deliveries to enable the Saturday collections, but these will resume from Monday.

If your collection has been missed please report it to us and leave your container(s) at the edge of your property until collected.

If you have been missed and your next scheduled collection is due to take place in the next few days your missed container may be emptied at that time. Waste and recycling can also be taken to one of the household waste recycling centres across the district.

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EU Referendum count - Arc Leisure Matlock

The Derbyshire Dales narrowly voted LEAVE in the EU Referendum on Thursday 23 June, winning 51.6% of the local electorate vote to Remain's 48.4%.

After polling stations closed across the Dales at 10pm, the count kicked into action at Arc Leisure Matlock, from where, at shortly before 4am, it was announced that Leave had polled 24,095 votes to Remain's 22,633 from a total Dales electorate of 46,728. The turnout of almost 82% was the highest in any election or referendum here since 1992.

Star performers in the Derbyshire Dales were the people of Atlow, where 71 people voted from a registered electorate of 76 (93.42%), followed by Snelston, where 121 people voted from registered electorate of 130 (93.08%).

Lowest individual turnout in the Derbyshire Dales was Matlock Hurst Farm with 59.96% - 532 voters from 887 local electorate.

The busiest Derbyshire Dales polling station was Bakewell Town Hall, where 1,274 people voted, followed by Ashbourne Town Hall (1,223).

Referendum result

EU Referendum count at Arc Leisure Matlock

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Matlock Bus Station closing times consultation

Increased levels of vandalism at Matlock Bus Station toilets and waiting room mean local council tax payers are having to fund

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We've reduced the gym-only membership at our Bakewell Swimming Pool to just £20 a month (£13.40 concessions). Find

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Women's Tour tackles the glorious Dales

"If I could design a Stage myself that would have been it!" was race winner Lizzie Armitstead's verdict on the Aviva Women's Tour of Britain

The World Road Race Champion took the yellow jersey ahead of multiple World and Olympic Champion Marianne Vos, who finished in fifth place in what is undountedly the toughest stage of the Tour.

Although she wasn't in the initial break when it went away, it was Armitstead who bridged the gap to cross the finish line ahead of the rest in Chesterfield. Watch out for the TV highlights on ITV 4 tonight at 11pm.

Stage winner Lizzie Armitstead at the top of Bank Road Matlock (photo: Cara Marchant)Local schools joined clubs and groups to cheer on the riders as they whizzed through the Dales during the late morning and early afternoon of Friday.

Stage 3 officially started at 10.45am in Ashbourne Market Place, where one of the recipients of our £100 community grants, Ashbourne Fairtrade Town Initiative, mingled with the crowds giving out free bananas, stickers and information encouraging local people to choose healthy snacks when cycling.

Other groups and organisations adding to the atmosphere at the start included Ashbourne Cycling Club, Sustrans White Peak Ranger Group, together with the town’s Golf Club, Triathlon Club, Swimming Club, the Peak District National Park Authority’s Cycle Hire Centres and staff from the District Council’s Ashbourne Leisure Centre.

View our album of images on Flickr:

Aviva Women's Tour 17 June 2016

The race proper started on the A515 by Tissington Gates before taking a left towards Heathcote, Crowdecote and Earl Sterndale on their way to Buxton town centre for the first sprint section of the day along Terrace Road.

The the peloton then headed back south, skirting the communities of King Sterndale, Chelmorton and Flagg before hitting the village of Monyash, then taking the Long Rake road towards Youlgrave and down through Alport to the first Queen of the Mountains section passing by local landmark Robin Hood's Stride.

Then it was full speed again into Winster, Wensley, Cross Green and Darley Bridge before the second sprint section of the day on the A6 at Darley Dale.

Just before 1pm the peloton sped into Matlock town centre to tackle the second Queen of the Mountains challenge - Matlock's tortuous Bank Road - cheered on by a terrific crowd in Crown Square and on the hill itself.

The riders then headed out on the Chesterfield road to the top of Slack Hill into Wirestone Lane and Screetham Lane towards Beeley Moor. Then it was down the fast descent from the top of the moor, winding down into Beeley village, on to Chatsworth and Edensor before leaving the Derbyshire Dales at Baslow.

  • Stage Four tomorrow (Saturday 18 June) is from Nottingham to Stoke-on-Trent and the Tour finishes in Kettering on Sunday 19 June.

See our video clips of today's Stage filmed from the Tissington Trail bridge near Biggin and in Matlock Town Centre:

 

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Ashbourne Stall Market09:00AM - 03:00PM
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Monsal Trail Cycling (Women only)10:00AM - 12:00PM
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Matlock Indoor Market09:00AM - 04:00PM