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January council meeting live on YouTube

Your District Council's January full council meeting will be broadcast live on YouTube from 6pm on Thursday 24th.

Agenda items include the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2019/20, Local Council Tax Discount for Care Leavers and a new Asset Management Plan to cover the period 2019-2023.

Debates will also include the results of a Residents' Online Panel on satisfaction in the District Council's services, a review of Local Enterprise Partnerships and an update and review of the Local Projects Fund.

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Our spending plans for the coming year

Derbyshire Dales residents will get an overview of your District Council’s spending plans for 2019/20 at a series of public meetings.

The next round of Area Community Forums will be staged next month in Matlock, Hulland Ward and Bakewell when local residents will be asked to give their views on options for the level of the District Council’s element of Council Tax bills in the coming year.

A busy agenda will also feature an update on the procurement of a new waste and recycling contract, plus information about standing as a candidate at the District and Parish Council elections on 2 May this year.

The forums take place at Matlock Town Hall on Monday 4 February, at Hulland Ward & District Millennium Village Hall on Tuesday 12 February and at the Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre on Tuesday 26 February.

All start at 7 pm and anyone who can’t attend in person can email questions in advance to communityforum@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or via the District Council’s Facebook and Twitter pages @derbyshiredales.

Council Leader Councillor Lewis Rose OBE (pictured above) said:

“It is a matter of record that we are currently having to battle harder than ever before to protect key services for the people we serve, not least enabling affordable housing, providing business support, health initiatives, waste and recycling collections, parks maintenance, street cleaning and leading on crime prevention initiatives.

“We continue to review all these services on a rolling basis to ensure they are as cost efficient as possible.

“Working with partners and exploring shared service options are just two of the ways we are able to guarantee our residents get the best value for every penny of the 56p per day on average they currently contribute to our services.

“So we look forward to hearing the views of local people and answering their questions at the forums as we analyse the main areas of our revenue budget and capital programme for the coming year.”

The forums provide an opportunity for residents informally to meet representatives of the District Council and other organisations.

A Question Time session will enable audience members to ask questions and make comments and suggestions to the various representatives from participating authorities.

For further details or to be added to our added to our mailing list ring 01629 761302 or email communityforum@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

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Free Christmas tree recycling

From 7 January your District Council will be helping you recycle your real Christmas trees.

All you have to do is place the tree at the edge of your property on the usual green/recycling collection day by 1 February and the tree will be collected and composted along with other garden materials.

Any tree over 5ft in length must be broken or sawn down to a manageable size, with decorations and plant pots removed. Alternatively, trees can be taken to the nearest household waste recycling centre.

Plain Christmas cards and wrapping paper can be included in residents' kerbside cardboard and paper recycling to be collected by the District Council’s contractor Serco. Foil-backed and glittery cards and paper should not be included, but placed in general household waste grey bins or black sacks.

Excess recycling can be placed at the side of recycling containers, but residents should make sure it is easily identifiable and suitably contained in a transparent container such as a stacker box rather than a black bag.

Any excess card, paper and magazines must be separated from other excess recycling such as glass, plastics, cans, beverage cartons, aerosols and foil trays.

Cardboard should be flattened after removing all staples, packaging tape and polystyrene and bubble wrap. Any pieces that will not fit in a recycling container can be flattened and placed next to the container for collection - large cardboard boxes should be flattened and broken down into smaller pieces no wider than 0.5m to fit the recycling compartment of the collection trucks.

Small waste electrical and electronic equipment can be disposed of at one of the District Council’s electrical recycling banks in car parks at Lido, Matlock; Wirksworth’s Canterbury Road and Bakewell’s Granby Road.

  • Derbyshire Dales residents can use our online postcode search to check on collection cycles, where you can also download and view your 2019 collection calendar.
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Review of gambling licensing policy

Notice of Publication of Statement of Principles

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