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Area Community Forums

The Area Community Forums are an opportunity for members of the public, representatives from community groups and the voluntary & business sector to meet with officers and Councillors from the District Council and partner organisations such as the Peak District National Park Authority.

The Forums are held twice a year in three different public venues each time. The format is usually for a couple of presentations on current topics or consultations as well as regular agenda items including a ‘You Said, We Did’ feedback session and ‘Good News’ presented by the District Council’s Chief Executive. There is always opportunity to make comments, raise queries and ask questions on the presentations as well as at the popular Question Time session.

The Forums usually last about one and half to two hours – everyone is welcome to attend and whilst we enjoy seeing our regulars, we also look forward to some new faces.

For further information, email communityforum@derbyshredales.gov.uk or telephone 01629 761302

October / November 2017 Forums

Forums took place on the following dates:

  • 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 included the customary You Said, We Did, Good News & Question Time plus budget proposals and updates on the leisure and public conveniences reviews.  There was also an opportunity to make suggestions for a new name for the Forums. Read more...

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February 2017 Forums

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.

Notes from February forums:

Annual Report, May 2017

Annual Report [PDF 100KB]



Area Community Forums

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