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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 ‘Good News’ and 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.

The next round of Forums are:-

  • Monday 10 September, 7 pm – Town Hall, Matlock, DE4 3NN
  • Tuesday 18 September, 7 pm – Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH
  • Tuesday 25 September, 7 pm – Henmore Suite, McMurtry & Harding Veterinary Practice, Ashbourne, DE6 2DH

More details to follow.

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

Forum Annual Report, May 2018

Forum Annual Report May 2018

January / February 2018

At the January/February Forums, as well as the popular Question Time session, there was:-

  • An update on the Council’s financial position and a chance to have your say on our spending proposals for 2018/19
  • An opportunity to find out how safe your community is, and what we are doing to help it make it safer, and how you can get involved to keep it safe

The Central Forum at Matlock also included:-

  • An introduction to the Hurst Farm Regeneration Project and the progress made since the award of Government funding in September 2017
  • Fire Authority - consultation on proposed new rota system at Matlock Fire Station

Central Forum Notes 30 January 2018

Southern Forum Notes 7 February 2018

Northern Forum Notes 14 February 2018




October / November 2017 Forums

Forums took place in October and November.

Southern Forum Notes - 24 October 2017

Northern Forum Notes - 1 November 2017

Central Forum Notes - 8 November 2017


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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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