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2017 UK Parliamentary Election

Register to vote by 22 May to have your say in the Derbyshire Dales constituency at the UK Parliamentary Election on Thursday 8 June 2017.

The District Council is organising the election in the Derbyshire Dales and you can view the deadline for new postal and proxy vote applications below.

The Derbyshire Dales Constituency [PDF 521KB] covers the whole District of the Derbyshire Dales and parts of Amber Valley District Council.

  • The nominations window for candidates closed at 4pm on 11 May
  • Register to vote deadline – 22 May (Midnight)
  • New postal vote applications – 5pm 23 May
  • New proxy vote applications – 5pm 31 May

Register to vote

If you are not currently on the electoral register you need to complete your application by midnight on Monday 22 May 2017 to be able to vote in this election. Online applications can be made at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote - you will need to have your National Insurance number to hand.  For assistance with registrations please email electoral@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or phone 01629 761335.

Postal / Proxy Votes

If you are registered to vote but are likely to be away from home on 8 June 2017 you can apply for a postal or proxy vote.  The deadlines for applications are shown below but please apply as soon as possible to ensure early delivery of your postal vote.

  • Deadline for receipt of  postal vote applications - 5pm on Tuesday 23 May April 2017
  • Deadline for receipt of proxy vote applications - 5pm Wednesday 31 May 2017

Contact Details

Elections Helpline:

email: electoral@derbyshiredales.gov.uk
phone: 01629 761335

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Discounted Illuminations tickets on sale from 1 May

Discounted online tickets are on sale from Monday, 1 May, for our showpiece autumn event Matlock Bath Illuminations.

This year adults pay £5.50 on Saturdays and £4.50 on Sundays if they buy online in advance - that's 50p cheaper than last year. Accompanied under 16s continue to be free, with concessions available for students and OAPs.

People who buy on the night will pay £7.50 on Saturdays and £6.50 on Sundays - £2 more expensive than the online prices.

Online bookers will be fast-tracked into the Derwent Gardens - and the online incentive prices will also apply to visitors who take the train to Matlock Bath during this year's season, which will run every weekend from Saturday 9 September to Saturday 28 October.

The District Council has acted on feedback from a customer survey conducted after last year's eight-week spectacular. Every Saturday in 2017 will include a fireworks finale, with numbers in Derwent Gardens restricted to a maximum of 6,000 - down from 8,000 in previous years - to improve crowd movement and enjoyment for visitors.

To enhance the reputation of Sundays as a "family night", the event will start and finish earlier, running from 6-8pm to take account of the fact that younger visitors have school the following morning.

Other improvements for the 2017 Illuminations - the 120th - include better signage to the park and ride service, more stewards and more enforcement officers to police pedlars on the streets of Matlock Bath.

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Half term fun at our Leisure Centres!

See what's going on at our leisure centres this May half term, Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June

 

Our holiday programme

Discount Duck Days, bring along your duck and swim for £1: Arc Leisure Matlock Sunday 28 May & 4 June, Bakewell Swimming Pool Wednesday 31 May and Ashbourne Leisure Centre Sunday 28 May 

Arc Leisure Matlock

Mon 29 May Tue 30 May Wed 31 May  Thu 1 June Fri 2 June
Splash Out Mats & Balls
Time:
14:00-15:30
Age:
All Ages Welcome
Cost: £3.85 Adult & £2.60 Concession

Splash Out Ghost Ship Inflatable
Time: 14:00-15:30
Age:All ages Welcome
Cost: £3.85 Adult & £2.60 Concession

(Tickets for this session are available from 13:45 on a first come first served basis due to maximum capacity of 115 bathers)

 Sports Mania Day
Time: 
09:00-15:30
Age: 6-12 years
Cost:£17.50

(bring swimming gear)

Splash Out Ghost Ship Inflatable
Time:
14:00-15:30
Age:
All ages Welcome
Cost: £3.85 Adult & £2.60 Concession

(Tickets for this session are available from 13:45 on a first come first served basis due to maximum capacity of 115 bathers)

Splash Out Mats & Balls
Time: 
09:00-10:30
Age: 
All Ages Welcome
Cost: £3.85Adult & £2.60 Concession 
 

 

 

Splash Out Mats & Balls
Time: 
14:00-15:30
Age: 
All Ages Welcome
Cost: £3.85Adult & £2.60 Concession 
  Learn to Dive
Time:
09:30-10:15
Age:
6+ years
Cost:
£5.00
     Fit Tots
Time: 9.30 - 10.15
Age: 3-5 years
Cost: £3.00
  Distance Badges
Time: 10:15 -11:00
Age: Open to all children in main pool lessons
Cost: £5.00 Including badge and certificate 

 

Ashbourne Leisure Centre 

Mon 29 May Tue 30 May Wed 31 May Thu 1 June Fri 2 June Sat 3 June Sun 4 June
Family Swim Floats and toys 
Time: 
14:15-15:45
Adults: £3.70 Children: £2.50

Rookie Lifeguard

Time: 09:00-15:30

Age: 8+ years

Cost: £17.50

Multi sports day Time: 09:00-16:00 Age: 6+ years Cost: £17.50

Family Swim Floats and Toys
Time: 
13:30-15:00
Adults: £3.70 Children: £2.50

Sports Mania Day

Time: 09:00-16:00

Age: 6+ years

Cost: £17.50

 

Family Swim Floats and toys

Time: 14:15-15:30

Adults: £3.70 Children: £2.50

Family Swim Floats and toys
Time: 
10:00-12:30
Adults: £3.70 Children: £2.50

  Family Swim Floats and Toys
Time: 
13:30-15:00
Adults: £3.70 Children: £2.50

Family Swim Floats and toys 
Time: 
14:15-15:45
Adults: £3.70 Children: £2.50

       
       

 

Bakewell Swimming Pool 

Mon 29 May Tues 30 May Wed 31 May Thu 1 June   Fri 2 June Sat 3 June Sun 4 June
Family Splash
Time: 
11:00-12:30
Age: All Welcome
Adults: £3.85
Children: £2.60
 Family Splash
Time:
10:00-11:30
Age:
All Welcome
Adults:
£3.85
Children:
£2.60
Aqua Run Inflatable
Time:
13:45-14:45
Age: All Welcome
Adults: £3.85
Children: £2.60
Family Splash
Time: 
13:30-15:00
Age: All Welcome
Adults: £3.85
Children: £2.60
Family Splash
Time: 
10:00-11:30
Adults: £3.85
Children: £2.60
Aqua Run Inflatable
Time: 13:30-14:30
Age: All Welcome
Adults: £3.85Children: £2.60
Family Splash
Time: 09:00-11:30
Adults: £3.85
Children: £2.60
   Synchronised Swimming
Time:
13:30-14:30
Age:
8+ Years and able to swim 50m
Cost:
£5.00
 

Football Day
Time: 09:00-15:30
Age: 6+ years
Cost: £17.50

Venue: Bakewell Recreation Ground 

Splash Out Fun Session
Time: 
18:00-19:00
Adults: £3.85
Children: £2.60

 

 

 Flip and Fun
Time: 13:45-14:45
Age: Must be able to swim 50m
Cost: £5.00

 

     

Junior Circuits Class
Time: 
16:30-17:30
Age: 11 - 15 Years
Cost: £5.00 

   

 

Wirksworth Leisure Centre

Mon 29 May Tues 30 May Wed 31 May Thu 1 June Fri 2 June

 

Sports Mania Day
Time: 
09:00-15:30
Age: 
6+ years
Cost: 
£17.50
Climbing Taster Session
Time: 
09:30-11:00 & 13:30-15:00 
Age: 
 
6 years + (adults welcome)
Cost: £5.00  (Adults £7.70)

Football Day
Time: 09:00-15:30
Age: 
6+ years
Cost: 
£17.50 

Toddler Time with Bouncy Castle
Time: 10:00-12:00
Age: 6 months - 5 years
Cost: £2.50
    Climbing Taster Session
Time: 09:30-11:00 & 13:30-15:00 
Age: 
 
6 years + (adults welcome)
Cost: £5.00  (Adults £7.70) 
Climbing Taster Session
Time: 09:30-11:00
Age: 
 
6 years + (adults welcome)
Cost: £5.00  (Adults £7.70) 
Treasure Hunt and Team Activities
Time: 13:30-15:30
Age: 5-10 years
Cost: £5.00 
        Wall Games
Time: 10:00-11:30
Age: 
 
6 years +
Cost: £5.00 
        Climbing Taster Session
Time: 13:00-14:30
Age: 
 
6 years + (adults welcome)
Cost: £5.00  (Adults £7.70)

 

 

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County Council election results

View the results from the six Derbyshire Dales divisions in the County Council elections on 4 May. The average turnout across the Dales was 44.3%.

As the Conservatives regained control of Derbyshire County Council from Labour, here in the Derbyshire Dales the new controlling group held four of the six divisions, Labour narrowly held off the Conservatives in Wirksworth by just 28 votes and the Liberal Democrats regained Matlock from Labour.

Derbyshire Dales District Council organised the election in the Dales, and the count took place in the main sports hall at our Arc Leisure Matlock. Here are the Dales results:


Ashbourne

Steve Bull (Conservative) 2775 - ELECTED

Rebecca Goodall (Liberal Democrats) 751

Richard Stone (UKIP) 254

Rejected ballot papers = 19

Turnout 39.4%

CONSERVATIVE HOLD


Bakewell

Eleanor Nancolas (Liberal Democrats) 613

Helen Swift (Labour) 1103

Judith Twigg (Conservative) 2652 - ELECTED

Rejected ballot papers = 4

Turnout 45.2%

CONSERVATIVE HOLD


Derwent Valley

Jason Atkin (Conservative) 2291 - ELECTED

Michael Crapper (Liberal Democrats) 606

Paul Cecil Roe (UKIP) 248

Martin Joseph Rutter (Labour) 897

Turnout 42.5%

CONSERVATIVE HOLD


Dovedale

Martin Aiton (Liberal Democrats) 241

Tom Barker (Labour) 433

Simon Spencer (Conservative) 1825 - ELECTED

Colin Swindell (Independent) 1250

John Robin Youatt (Green Party) 132

Turnout 42.3%

CONSERVATVE HOLD


Matlock

Andy Botham (Labour) 1198

Sue Burfoot (Liberal Democrats) 1889 - ELECTED

Ann Elliott (Conservative) 1383

Turnout 52.1%

LIB DEM GAIN OVER LABOUR


Wirksworth

Gill Bates (Liberal Democrats) 259

Richard Bright (Conservative) 2012

Ivan Dixon (Green Party) 226

Irene Ratcliffe (Labour) 2040 - ELECTED

Rejected ballot papers = 7

Turnout 44.9%

LABOUR HOLD



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Local Plan examination

The Examination in Public of the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan starts on Tuesday 9 May in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall in Matlock.

After two years of preparation and extensive public consultation, your District Council submitted the Plan to the Secretary of State on 19 December last year.

Mark Dakeyne BA (Hons) MRTPI has been appointed as the Inspector to undertake the independent examination. His role is to determine whether the Plan is sound and complies with all legal requirements. The criteria for soundness are whether the Plan's policies are positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy.

The Inspector will conduct a series of public hearings as part of the examination process, with the first stage scheduled for 9, 10 and 11 May, followed by the hearings for the second stage from 16-19 May and 23 May.

The Local Plan is designed to guide development in the Dales for the next 17 years and features 6,571 new homes on 28 residential sites - 15 in the central area of the Dales and 13 in the southern area.

  • Of the 6,571 new homes allocated in the Local Plan, around 2,200 have already been built or have the benefit of planning permission. It is anticipated a further 400 new homes will be built by 2033 in parts of the Derbyshire Dales that lie inside the Peak District National Park, where the District Council does not control development.
  • So the designated development sites, once approved, will need to accommodate the majority of around 3,600 new homes over the next 17 years to keep up with a predicted population growth of 8.4% and economic growth that could see around 1,700 new jobs delivered across the district.
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