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Our spending plans for the coming year

Derbyshire Dales residents will get an overview of your District Council’s spending plans for 2019/20 at a series of public meetings.

The February 2019 round of Area Community Forums are staged in Matlock, Hulland Ward and Bakewell when local residents will be asked to give their views on options for the level of the District Council’s element of Council Tax bills in the coming year.

A busy agenda will also feature an update on the procurement of a new waste and recycling contract, plus information about standing as a candidate at the District and Parish Council elections on 2 May this year.

Below, view our broadcast from the forum that took place at Matlock Town Hall on Monday 4 February.

More forums follow at Hulland Ward & District Millennium Village Hall on Tuesday 12 February and at the Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre on Tuesday 26 February.

All start at 7 pm and anyone who can’t attend in person can email questions in advance to communityforum@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or via the District Council’s Facebook and Twitter pages @derbyshiredales.

Council Leader Councillor Lewis Rose OBE (pictured above) said:

“It is a matter of record that we are currently having to battle harder than ever before to protect key services for the people we serve, not least enabling affordable housing, providing business support, health initiatives, waste and recycling collections, parks maintenance, street cleaning and leading on crime prevention initiatives.

“We continue to review all these services on a rolling basis to ensure they are as cost efficient as possible.

“Working with partners and exploring shared service options are just two of the ways we are able to guarantee our residents get the best value for every penny of the 56p per day on average they currently contribute to our services.

“So we look forward to hearing the views of local people and answering their questions at the forums as we analyse the main areas of our revenue budget and capital programme for the coming year.”

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

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

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

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Proposed increase in taxi licensing fees and charges

The fees charged for taxi and private hire licence applications, vehicle testing and sundries were reviewed in November 2018 and were approved at a meeting of the District Council's Governance and Resources Committee, on 17 January 2019.

As required by law, the taxi trade will be notified of the proposed increase to the fees in respect of Vehicles and Operators. The Council is not required to consult on all of the other fees, but it is seen as good practice to notify the trade in advance of introduction.. 

The proposed increase to the fees will be advertised in 2 local newspapers circulating in the area.  it will also be advertised on the District Council's website and the outdoor noticeboard at the District Council Offices in Matlock, for a period of 28 days.

The Notice can be viewed here [WORD 44 KB]

A complete list of the proposed fees for licence applications/inspections and sundries relating to taxi and private hire licensing can be viewed here [PDF 139 KB].

Anyone wishing to comment on the fees should do so in writing to:

The Licensing Manager, DDDC, Regulatory Services, Town Hall, Matlock, DE4 3NN.

or via email to: licensing@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Any queries can be directed to the Licensing Manager - telephone: 01629 761374.

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