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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.

Traders have given an early thumbs-up to Ashbourne Thursday stall market’s new trial venue, with all stalls taken for the grand re-opening on 6 April.
Traders have given an early thumbs-up to Ashbourne Thursday stall market’s new trial venue, with all stalls taken for the grand re-opening on 6 April.

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.

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.

From 9 January your District Council will be helping local people recycle real Christmas trees.

Matlock Town Hall
Your District Council’s homelessness and housing advice service has been commended in a review.

Derbyshire Dales has been named as the best place to live in the Midlands and North of England - and fourth in the whole of the UK.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is consulting with stall holders, residents and local businesses for their views on the proposed temporary closure of its Ashbourne Thursday Market.

Talented Well Dressing teams have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a world-class event - the first-ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

From 7th November 2016, the Government is reducing the amount allowed by the benefit cap, so if you have not been affected so far, you might be in the future.

Congratulations to Anita Dale of Winster whose name was first out of the hat in our Dales Matters competition to win a leisure centre Fitness Freedom pass worth £396.

Fireworks
Here's the list of Derbyshire Dales events that have registered with our Bonfire and Firework Safety scheme this year:

Dales Matters Autumn2016 cover
The Autumn 2016 issue of your Dales Matters publication is currently being distributed across the district - including an exclusive competition to win a leisure centre Fitness Freedom pass worth £396!

Affordable housing
Derbyshire Dales councillors will meet on 8 December ahead of a new Local Plan for the district being submitted to the Secretary of State for an examination in public.

Local residents are being urged to take part in the next round of Area Community Forums to be staged across the Derbyshire Dales this autumn.

Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Your District Council has teamed up with Dales Housing to stage another jobs fair this month.

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

Cycling at Stanage
Long-term prospects for the Peak District and Derbyshire’s visitor economy look even brighter thanks to confirmation of a £1.49 million grant to boost business quality, profitability and performance.

Derbyshire Dales District Council is supporting this year’s National Recycle Week campaign to encourage residents to think about some of the less obvious things that can be recycled.

Teenager Isabel Flavell and her camper van model
Teenager Isabel Flavell scooped the top prize as the fabulous decorated boats once again stole the show at the opening night of Derbyshire Dales District Council's 2016 Matlock Bath Illuminations.

One of the fabulous decorated boats
Matlock Bath Illuminations celebrate their 119th birthday this year as the 2016 season gets underway with a grand switch-on performed in Derwent Gardens on Saturday 10 September.

Wednesday 7 September marks National Fitness Day and as part of its ongoing commitment to encouraging active lifestyles, Derbyshire Dales District Council is launching a new fitness campaign, #ABetterYou.

If you’re aiming to round off the summer holidays with a Bank Holiday barbecue this weekend, Derbyshire Dales District Council and Food Standards Agency (FSA) have some good advice to help make it a safe success.

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