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Area Community Forums

Area Community Forums - October / November 2017

Plans are underway for the next round of Forums which will take place:

Tuesday 24 October, 7 pm – Henmore Suite, McMurtry & Harding veterinary practice, Clifton Road, Ashbourne, DE6 2DH

Wednesday 1 November, 7 pm - Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH

Wednesday 8 November, 7 pm – Town Hall, Matlock, DE4 3NN

The agenda will include the customary You Said, We Did, Good News & Question Time plus budget proposals and updates on the leisure and public conveniences reviews.  There will also be an opportunity to make suggestions for a new name for the Forums.

Area Community Forums - February 2017

The February round of Area Community Forums were staged by the District Council in Darley Dale, Hulland Ward and Ashford-in-the-Water and featured an update on Council Tax and savings - and what the District Council’s share of local Council Tax was likely to be from April.

A busy agenda also included an update on the process to outsource the running of the District Council's four leisure centres as a package to a management operator, together with a bus service update from Derbyshire County Council.

Anyone who can’t attend Forums in person can email questions in advance to communityforum@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or via the District Council’s Facebook and Twitter pages @derbyshiredales. 

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

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



2016 Community Forums

Area Community Forums took place in October & November 2016 in Wirksworth, Parwich & Eyam.

Topics for discussion included:-

  • Emma Simpson, of Rural Action Derbyshire, talking about the launch of a new LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) service and promoting smart meters to vulnerable (rural, off-gas) households in Derbyshire
  • ‘You Said – We Did’ feedback session
  • A Good News briefing from Chief Executive Dorcas Bunton
  • An ‘Efficiencies’ workshop session
  • An update on recycling issues
  • The popular Question & Answer session

Central Area Community Forum, 18 October 2016, Wirksworth {128 KB}

Southern Area Commuity Forum, 25 October, Parwich {124 KB}

Northern Area Community Fourm, 1 November, Eyam {131 KB} 

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


View the presentations

View the notes from the July / August 2016 Forums.

Southern Area Community Forum - 18 July 2016 [99 KB}

Northern Area Community Forum - 26 July 2016 {127 KB}

Central Area Community Forum - 4 August 2016 [101 KB}

View our news release about the topics up for discussion, including tips on how to access funding for community projects.

February 2016 Forums

Area Community Forums took place in February 2016:

Wednesday 3 February – Community Room, Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Wednesday 17 FebruaryAgricultural Business Centre, Bakewell
Tuesday 23 February – Town Hall, Matlock

Topics for discussion included the District Council’s spending plans and there were updates by Digital Derbyshire & BT regarding the roll-out of fibre optic in the Derbyshire Dales. All of our forums also feature a popular Question Time session.

February 2016 presentations

View the notes from the February Forums

Southern Area Community Forum 3 February 2016

Northern Area Community Forum 17 February 2016

Central Area Community Forum 23 February 2016

What are the Forums?

The Forums provide an opportunity for residents to meet representatives of the District Council and other organisations, to ask questions and air views.


You can access the notes from our previous Forums below:



Area Community Forums

Town Hall, Bank Road
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
01629 761 302
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