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Driving rain didn’t deter six teams that took part in a new challenging event last Friday evening (15 September).
Driving rain didn’t deter six teams that took part in a new challenging event last Friday evening (15 September).

Teenager Isabel Fox-Wood has scooped the top prize for the second year in a row in the Matlock Bath Illuminations showpiece event – the famous parade of decorated boats.
Teenager Isabel Fox-Wood has scooped the top prize for the second year in a row in the Matlock Bath Illuminations showpiece event – the famous parade of decorated boats.

A six week public consultation has begun on the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2017, open until 24 October.
A six week public consultation has begun on the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2017, open until 24 October.

Local people and visitors to the Derbyshire Dales are being asked for their views on the future delivery of public toilets in the district.
Local people and visitors to the Derbyshire Dales are being asked for their views on the future delivery of public toilets in the district.

Your District Council's Matlock Bath Illuminations burst into life on Saturday 9 September with yet another fabulous parade of decorated boats on the River Derwent and a fantastic fireworks finale.
Your District Council's Matlock Bath Illuminations burst into life on Saturday 9 September with yet another fabulous parade of decorated boats on the River Derwent and a fantastic fireworks finale.

Officers from the Tissington and Carsington Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team are taking to the road again to offer more residents advice and discounted crime prevention materials.
Officers from the Tissington and Carsington Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team are taking to the road again to offer more residents advice and discounted crime prevention materials.

Worthy causes in the Matlock area are being invited to apply to Derbyshire Dales District Council for funds from the historic Ernest Bailey Charity.
Worthy causes in the Matlock area are being invited to apply to Derbyshire Dales District Council for funds from the historic Ernest Bailey Charity.

A new processing system means leisure centres in Ashbourne and Bakewell will not be able to deal with Gold Card applications after 25 September.
A new processing system means leisure centres in Ashbourne and Bakewell will not be able to deal with Gold Card applications after 25 September.

It’s a special year for the man known as the voice of Matlock Bath Illuminations as the 2017 season gets underway with a fireworks spectacular on Saturday 9 September.
It’s a special year for the man known as the voice of Matlock Bath Illuminations as the 2017 season gets underway with a fireworks spectacular on Saturday 9 September.

Our waste and recycling crews are working on Saturday 2 September to catch up with the bank holiday.
Our waste and recycling crews are working on Saturday 2 September to catch up with the bank holiday.

Our administrative offices are closed on Monday 28th August, re-opening on Tuesday 29th. Listed below you can find a bin collection timetable, opening hours of our leisure centres and markets, and how to report stray dogs and a homeless emergency issue.

We are looking to recruit suitable people to carry out household visits as part of our annual Household Canvass.
We are looking to recruit suitable people to carry out household visits as part of our annual Household Canvass.

Volunteers are being invited to stick their oar in at this year's Matlock Bath Illuminations - by rowing the leading craft in the event's showpiece parade of decorated boats.
Volunteers are being invited to stick their oar in at this year's Matlock Bath Illuminations - by rowing the leading craft in the event's showpiece parade of decorated boats.

Your District Council is asking local people for views on possible changes to our car parking policy.
Your District Council is asking local people for views on possible changes to our car parking policy.

A man and a woman have been evicted from a house in Ashbourne following repeated complaints about anti-social behaviour.
A man and a woman have been evicted from a house in Ashbourne following repeated complaints about anti-social behaviour.

Wye Bakery in Bakewell has plans to grow with help from our business advice service.
Wye Bakery in Bakewell has plans to grow with help from our business advice service.

Last year’s Chairman of the District of the Derbyshire Dales, Councillor Tom Donnelly, raised more than £4,800 for the local Air Ambulance during his 12 months in office.
Last year’s Chairman of the District of the Derbyshire Dales, Councillor Tom Donnelly, raised more than £4,800 for the local Air Ambulance during his 12 months in office.

Contrary to rumours circulating on social media, Derbyshire Dales District Council did not revoke the Premises Licence that enables Y Not festival to operate. These rumours are totally incorrect.
Contrary to rumours circulating on social media, Derbyshire Dales District Council did not revoke the Premises Licence that enables Y Not festival to operate. These rumours are totally incorrect.

Parking in the Derbyshire Dales has been made even easier following additional improvements to council owned car parks.
Parking in the Derbyshire Dales has been made even easier following additional improvements to council owned car parks.

The spotlight will shine again this year on individuals and groups that make a real difference to the sporting life of the Derbyshire Dales.
The spotlight will shine again this year on individuals and groups that make a real difference to the sporting life of the Derbyshire Dales.

Residents in some of the more rural villages surrounding Ashbourne have been learning all about how to protect their property following a crime prevention roadshow.
Residents in some of the more rural villages surrounding Ashbourne have been learning all about how to protect their property following a crime prevention roadshow.

Your District Council's July full council meeting, which takes place on Thursday 27th, will be available to view live on our YouTube channel from 6pm.
Your District Council's July full council meeting, which takes place on Thursday 27th, will be available to view live on our YouTube channel from 6pm.

Saturday 22nd July saw the opening of a fantastic new multi-use games area (MUGA) in Hall Leys Park in Matlock.
Saturday 22nd July saw the opening of a fantastic new multi-use games area (MUGA) in Hall Leys Park in Matlock.

A fund-raising market stall idea that originated from his year as civic chairman of the Derbyshire Dales has seen local councillor Peter Slack receive a community award after raising more than £14,000 for charity.
A fund-raising market stall idea that originated from his year as civic chairman of the Derbyshire Dales has seen local councillor Peter Slack receive a community award after raising more than £14,000 for charity.

Youngsters at a junior school in Ashbourne have been celebrating becoming the latest Safer Neighbourhood Stars.
Youngsters at a junior school in Ashbourne have been celebrating becoming the latest Safer Neighbourhood Stars.

Our Hall Leys Park in Matlock has been recognised by the international Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world – for the 10th consecutive year.
Our Hall Leys Park in Matlock has been recognised by the international Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world – for the 10th consecutive year.

Picturesque Cromford Meadows is to be the venue for a new challenging event on the evening of 15 September, pulling together workmates in the Derbyshire Dales.
Picturesque Cromford Meadows is to be the venue for a new challenging event on the evening of 15 September, pulling together workmates in the Derbyshire Dales.

Join in with the 100 million visits to UK parks this #LoveParks Week (14 -23 July) and tell the world why you love your park.
Join in with the 100 million visits to UK parks this #LoveParks Week (14 -23 July) and tell the world why you love your park.

Villagers living in the Ashbourne area are being offered discounted crime prevention materials and advice to help them keep their homes secure as Operation Illuminate takes to the road.
Villagers living in the Ashbourne area are being offered discounted crime prevention materials and advice to help them keep their homes secure as Operation Illuminate takes to the road.

Your District Council’s next Bakewell Farmers’ Market will take place one week early this month to make way for the setting up of Bakewell Show.
Your District Council’s next Bakewell Farmers’ Market will take place one week early this month to make way for the setting up of Bakewell Show.

Work has started to repair the pedestrian footbridge at the District Council's Arc Leisure Matlock.
Work has started to repair the pedestrian footbridge at the District Council's Arc Leisure Matlock.

A six-week consultation on modifications to the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan started on Monday 3 July.
A six-week consultation on modifications to the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan started on Monday 3 July.

Free business advice has enabled a family-owned Darley Dale company to expand and create new jobs.
Free business advice has enabled a family-owned Darley Dale company to expand and create new jobs.

Derbyshire Dales councillors have unanimously approved the specification for the service provider that will manage as a package the district’s four leisure centres in a year’s time.
Derbyshire Dales councillors have unanimously approved the specification for the service provider that will manage as a package the district’s four leisure centres in a year’s time.

Derbyshire Dales District Council has pledged cash to kick start projects for a by-pass for Ashbourne and plans for the redevelopment of Matlock.
Derbyshire Dales District Council has pledged cash to kick start projects for a by-pass for Ashbourne and plans for the redevelopment of Matlock.

Work started on 26 June, to convert one of the tennis courts in Matlock's Hall Leys Park into a new multi-use games area (MUGA).
Work started on 26 June, to convert one of the tennis courts in Matlock's Hall Leys Park into a new multi-use games area (MUGA).

Local businesses are being invited to spend a penny or two on community loos in an arrangement that could raise the profile of their company.
Local businesses are being invited to spend a penny or two on community loos in an arrangement that could raise the profile of their company.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is once again flying the flag for our Armed Forces.
Derbyshire Dales District Council is once again flying the flag for our Armed Forces.

View the meeting live on YouTube as Derbyshire Dales councillors debate the specification for the service provider that will manage as a package the district’s four leisure centres in a year’s time.
View the meeting live on YouTube as Derbyshire Dales councillors debate the specification for the service provider that will manage as a package the district’s four leisure centres in a year’s time.

Your District Council is organising two free business improvement workshops aimed at local businesses that are looking for advice on how to grow.
Your District Council is organising two free business improvement workshops aimed at local businesses that are looking for advice on how to grow.

The company that supplies your District Council's 56 pay and display parking machines has now converted them all to accept the new £1 coin.
The company that supplies your District Council's 56 pay and display parking machines has now converted them all to accept the new £1 coin.

Your District Council has converted a first floor community room at our Ashbourne Leisure Centre in an exciting project to create a dedicated group exercise studio and functional training space.
Your District Council has converted a first floor community room at our Ashbourne Leisure Centre in an exciting project to create a dedicated group exercise studio and functional training space.

Well done to Derbyshire Dales voters who once again recorded the top turnout of all the Derbyshire constituencies at last week's General Election.
Well done to Derbyshire Dales voters who once again recorded the top turnout of all the Derbyshire constituencies at last week's General Election.

SURVEY | Have your say on a proposal to move Ashbourne's Saturday stall market to a successful new location trialled by the town's Thursday stall market.
SURVEY | Have your say on a proposal to move Ashbourne's Saturday stall market to a successful new location trialled by the town's Thursday stall market.

Sir Patrick McLoughlin has held the Derbyshire Dales constituency seat for the Conservatives. The declaration was made at 3.40am on Friday 9 June.
Sir Patrick McLoughlin has held the Derbyshire Dales constituency seat for the Conservatives. The declaration was made at 3.40am on Friday 9 June.

Young Derbyshire Dales businesses that have been trading for less than 24 months can take advantage of free professional advice to take the next step forward.
Young Derbyshire Dales businesses that have been trading for less than 24 months can take advantage of free professional advice to take the next step forward.

Young Derbyshire Dales entrepreneur Sheree White’s sports coaching business has been given a kickstart thanks to free business support.
Young Derbyshire Dales entrepreneur Sheree White’s sports coaching business has been given a kickstart thanks to free business support.

We are helping to fund a grants scheme as part of the Pedal Peak for Business initiative to support Derbyshire businesses offer good quality experiences for all types of cyclists and stimulate the cycling economy.
We are helping to fund a grants scheme as part of the Pedal Peak for Business initiative to support Derbyshire businesses offer good quality experiences for all types of cyclists and stimulate the cycling economy.

Long standing Matlock councillor Steve Flitter is Derbyshire Dales District Council’s civic leader in the coming year.
Long standing Matlock councillor Steve Flitter is Derbyshire Dales District Council’s civic leader in the coming year.

Your District Council’s support to a Tideswell haulier carried a lot of weight – 30 tonnes to be precise!
Your District Council’s support to a Tideswell haulier carried a lot of weight – 30 tonnes to be precise!

A crumbling toilet block in mini resort Matlock Bath has been transformed thanks to an upgrade by your District Council.
A crumbling toilet block in mini resort Matlock Bath has been transformed thanks to an upgrade by your District Council.

Work is on schedule to create a tendering specification for outsourcing the management of Derbyshire Dales District Council’s four leisure centres as a package to a new service provider.
Work is on schedule to create a tendering specification for outsourcing the management of Derbyshire Dales District Council’s four leisure centres as a package to a new service provider.

Businesses involved in tourism can benefit from a new £150k grant scheme aimed at boosting the local cycling economy.
Businesses involved in tourism can benefit from a new £150k grant scheme aimed at boosting the local cycling economy.

Your District Council has introduced a new automated telephone payment line which means residents can now make phone payments by credit or debit card 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Your District Council has introduced a new automated telephone payment line which means residents can now make phone payments by credit or debit card 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Work has started on site in Matlock's Chesterfield Road on a mix of new homes for shared ownership and affordable rent for local people.
Work has started on site in Matlock's Chesterfield Road on a mix of new homes for shared ownership and affordable rent for local people.

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.
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.

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%.
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%.

The Derbyshire Dales' biggest housing estate is to get a six-figure regeneration boost.
The Derbyshire Dales' biggest housing estate is to get a six-figure regeneration boost.

Brother and sister business partners Becci and Matt Sampson are the latest local entrepreneurs to benefit from Derbyshire Dales District Council's free business advice service.
Brother and sister business partners Becci and Matt Sampson are the latest local entrepreneurs to benefit from Derbyshire Dales District Council's free business advice service.

The nominations window to stand as a candidate in June’s Parliamentary election opens at 10am on Monday 8 May, closing at 4pm on Thursday 11 May.
The nominations window to stand as a candidate in June’s Parliamentary election opens at 10am on Monday 8 May, closing at 4pm on Thursday 11 May.

Pay less when you buy in advance online for our showpiece autumn spectacular Matlock Bath Illuminations, which is currently on every weekend until 28 October. And kids go FREE!
Pay less when you buy in advance online for our showpiece autumn spectacular Matlock Bath Illuminations, which is currently on every weekend until 28 October. And kids go FREE!

Your District Council's popular Active Everyone project is to be extended thanks to Sport England funding.
Your District Council's popular Active Everyone project is to be extended thanks to Sport England funding.

A taxi driver spotted smoking a cigarette in his cab by two local authority officers has paid a fixed penalty notice.
A taxi driver spotted smoking a cigarette in his cab by two local authority officers has paid a fixed penalty notice.

Local people had until the Easter holiday weekend to take part in a consultation as part of the process to outsource the management of our four leisure centres as a package to a new service provider.
Local people had until the Easter holiday weekend to take part in a consultation as part of the process to outsource the management of our four leisure centres as a package to a new service provider.

Derbyshire Dales residents are being reminded to keep paper and cardboard recycling separate from other recyclable materials for household collections.
Derbyshire Dales residents are being reminded to keep paper and cardboard recycling separate from other recyclable materials for household collections.

See below the photo album from a busy relaunch day for our Ashbourne Thursday stall market at a new trial venue.
See below the photo album from a busy relaunch day for our Ashbourne Thursday stall market at a new trial venue.

The Derbyshire Dales is the UK's top three rural areas when it comes to enjoying the best quality of life, according to a new survey.
The Derbyshire Dales is the UK's top three rural areas when it comes to enjoying the best quality of life, according to a new survey.

Blue Badge holders will pay the same as other motorists to use your District Council's upgraded pay and display car parks from 1 April - but will be given an extra hour to get to and from their vehicles.
Blue Badge holders will pay the same as other motorists to use your District Council's upgraded pay and display car parks from 1 April - but will be given an extra hour to get to and from their vehicles.

Your District Council is introducing a new formal system for offering pre-application advice for people considering development of their property or land.
Your District Council is introducing a new formal system for offering pre-application advice for people considering development of their property or land.

Local people with a connection to Tideswell are being urged to take part in an online survey about their housing issues.
Local people with a connection to Tideswell are being urged to take part in an online survey about their housing issues.

Some residents may have noticed that the average Council Tax increase for the coming year shown on bills posted during the last week doesn't appear to add up.
Some residents may have noticed that the average Council Tax increase for the coming year shown on bills posted during the last week doesn't appear to add up.

Visitors to your District Council's showpiece autumn event Matlock Bath Illuminations will get an even bigger incentive to buy their tickets online in 2017.
Visitors to your District Council's showpiece autumn event Matlock Bath Illuminations will get an even bigger incentive to buy their tickets online in 2017.

A new automated telephone payment line being introduced early next month by your District Council means residents will be able to make phone payments by credit or debit card 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A new automated telephone payment line being introduced early next month by your District Council means residents will be able to make phone payments by credit or debit card 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Derbyshire Dales residents can apply now for a postal or proxy vote ahead of the Derbyshire County Council elections on 4 May.
Derbyshire Dales residents can apply now for a postal or proxy vote ahead of the Derbyshire County Council elections on 4 May.

A parking permit allowing local residents to park free in Derbyshire Dales District Council car parks for 19 hours every day is in the post this week.
A parking permit allowing local residents to park free in Derbyshire Dales District Council car parks for 19 hours every day is in the post this week.

Clean & Green Team member Debbie Barke with one of the new bins in Bakewell
Your District Council has installed 42 'Big Belly Bins' across the five towns of the Derbyshire Dales.

Further cuts in central government funding have prompted your District Council to charge for replacing waste bins and sacks from 1 April.
Further cuts in central government funding have prompted your District Council to charge for replacing waste bins and sacks from 1 April.

Your District Council has joined forces with a housing association to help address the need for affordable housing in the Derbyshire Dales village of Taddington.
Your District Council has joined forces with a housing association to help address the need for affordable housing in the Derbyshire Dales village of Taddington.

To save money, the Spring 2017 edition of our Dales Matters publication is being delivered to households across the district this week in the same envelope as residents' Council Tax bills.
To save money, the Spring 2017 edition of our Dales Matters publication is being delivered to households across the district this week in the same envelope as residents' Council Tax bills.

Derbyshire Dales businesses with fewer than 250 employees can now claim back up to 50% of the cost of connecting to faster more reliable broadband.
Derbyshire Dales businesses with fewer than 250 employees can now claim back up to 50% of the cost of connecting to faster more reliable broadband.

We're inviting local people to take part in a consultation as part of the process to outsource the management of our four leisure centres as a package to a new service provider.
We're inviting local people to take part in a consultation as part of the process to outsource the management of our four leisure centres as a package to a new service provider.

Your District Council has voted unanimously to increase its part of Council Tax by an average 10p a week to balance the impact of another cut in central government funding and maintain its status as one of the best performing rural districts in England.
Your District Council has voted unanimously to increase its part of Council Tax by an average 10p a week to balance the impact of another cut in central government funding and maintain its status as one of the best performing rural districts in England.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017.
Derbyshire Dales District Council is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017.

Ashbourne’s Thursday market is re-opening in a brand new location on 6th April 2017
Ashbourne’s Thursday market is re-opening in a brand new location on 6th April 2017

Your District Council's annual budget meeting, which took place on Thursday 2 March, is available to view in full on our YouTube channel.
Your District Council's annual budget meeting, which took place on Thursday 2 March, is available to view in full on our YouTube channel.

Dog lovers across the Derbyshire Dales are being urged to get behind a “responsible owner” selfie campaign.
Dog lovers across the Derbyshire Dales are being urged to get behind a “responsible owner” selfie campaign.

The relaunch of our Ashbourne Thursday stall market at a new trial venue is all set for 6 April - with a 100% turnout guaranteed from traders.
The relaunch of our Ashbourne Thursday stall market at a new trial venue is all set for 6 April - with a 100% turnout guaranteed from traders.

Free coaching sessions are up for grabs for young Derbyshire Dales businesses.
Free coaching sessions are up for grabs for young Derbyshire Dales businesses.

Your District Council is supporting community group Skate Ashbourne’s ambitions to create a new outdoor sports facility in the town.
Your District Council is supporting community group Skate Ashbourne’s ambitions to create a new outdoor sports facility in the town.

The 23rd Fairtrade Fortnight in the UK runs from 27 February-12 March, highlighting the need to look after the food we love and the people who grow it.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is proud to be playing its part again in this year's Royal Shrovetide Football which takes place on 28th February and 1st March.
Derbyshire Dales District Council is proud to be playing its part again in this year's Royal Shrovetide Football which takes place on 28th February and 1st March.

‘How to find and win funding for your business' is the theme of two free workshops for Derbyshire Dales businesses.
‘How to find and win funding for your business' is the theme of two free workshops for Derbyshire Dales businesses.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is planning to add Nordic Walking to its popular Walking for Health programme this spring.
Derbyshire Dales District Council is planning to add Nordic Walking to its popular Walking for Health programme this spring.

Residents will hear this week that Derbyshire Dales District Council proposes to increase its share of Council Tax bills by £5 for a Band D property.
Residents will hear this week that Derbyshire Dales District Council proposes to increase its share of Council Tax bills by £5 for a Band D property.

Derbyshire Dales residents will get an overview next month of our spending plans for 2017/18.

PHONE SCAM | Please note we are not currently contacting Derbyshire Dales residents about overpayment of Council Tax.

Lovers' Walks from the New Bridge
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is to begin work this month in partnership with your District Council to improve a number of views in picturesque Matlock Bath.

Ashbourne Leisure Centre
The water temperature at our Ashbourne Leisure Centre pool continues to rise after a boiler problem was fixed and the pool is open for all scheduled sessions and public swimming on Wednesday 18 January.

Ashbourne’s Thursday stallmarket is to be put on ice for the first three months of 2017, re-opening at a new trial venue on 6 April.

Nick Platt and Julie White of Growing Rural Enterprise Ltd
Young businesses in the Derbyshire Dales can start the New Year by taking advantage of free workshops in Bakewell.

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