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Your District Council is encouraging people to ‘shop local’ this Christmas by introducing free parking across the district from 1st December.
Your District Council is encouraging people to ‘shop local’ this Christmas by introducing free parking across the district from 1st December.
Pedal Peak for Business, a joint project by the Peak District National Park Authority and Derbyshire Dales District Council, has offered grants totalling £104,000 to nearly 50 local businesses since launching in 2017.
Pedal Peak for Business, a joint project by the Peak District National Park Authority and Derbyshire Dales District Council, has offered grants totalling £104,000 to nearly 50 local businesses since launching in 2017.
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Here's the list of Derbyshire Dales events that have registered with our Bonfire and Firework Safety scheme this year:
Your District Council has just completed a series of safeguarding and child sexual exploitation awareness training sessions for taxi drivers it licenses.
Your District Council has just completed a series of safeguarding and child sexual exploitation awareness training sessions for taxi drivers it licenses.
The Autumn edition of our Dales Matters publication is dropping through letterboxes across the Derbyshire Dales this week.
The Autumn edition of our Dales Matters publication is dropping through letterboxes across the Derbyshire Dales this week.
Please tell us how you currently access our services and how you think we could improve in our online survey.
Please tell us how you currently access our services and how you think we could improve in our online survey.
If you have your waste & recycling collected on a TUESDAY, please be aware that collections will start earlier than usual this week to enable the crews to attend a work colleague's funeral.
If you have your waste & recycling collected on a TUESDAY, please be aware that collections will start earlier than usual this week to enable the crews to attend a work colleague's funeral.
New grants of between £2,000 and £50,000 available to Derbyshire Dales business will be explained at a morning workshop in Bakewell on 25 October.
New grants of between £2,000 and £50,000 available to Derbyshire Dales business will be explained at a morning workshop in Bakewell on 25 October.
Internet safety and cyber bullying are being brought into the spotlight for youngsters as an educational theatre show has reached more than 1,300 pupils in the Derbyshire Dales.
Internet safety and cyber bullying are being brought into the spotlight for youngsters as an educational theatre show has reached more than 1,300 pupils in the Derbyshire Dales.
Derbyshire Dales residents are being urged to nominate community champions who make their neighbourhoods tick.
Derbyshire Dales residents are being urged to nominate community champions who make their neighbourhoods tick.
2,629 people responded to a survey on possible changes to your waste and recycling collections when a new contract starts in August 2020.
2,629 people responded to a survey on possible changes to your waste and recycling collections when a new contract starts in August 2020.
Two Dales landmarks - Matlock Town Hall and the Jubilee Bridge in Matlock Bath - are turning pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018.
Two Dales landmarks - Matlock Town Hall and the Jubilee Bridge in Matlock Bath - are turning pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018.
The full council meeting of Derbyshire Dales District Council on Thursday 27 September is available on our YouTube channel.
The full council meeting of Derbyshire Dales District Council on Thursday 27 September is available on our YouTube channel.
A new business workshop prompted two Matlock women to use their joint skills to help local people experiencing mental health issues, memory problems or emotional distress.
A new business workshop prompted two Matlock women to use their joint skills to help local people experiencing mental health issues, memory problems or emotional distress.
Matlock town centre was hit by flash floods in the early hours of Friday morning. Thankfully the floodwater had gone by the morning rush-hour and the focus for our streets and parks teams during the day on Friday is clearing and cleaning post flood debris and mud.
Matlock town centre was hit by flash floods in the early hours of Friday morning. Thankfully the floodwater had gone by the morning rush-hour and the focus for our streets and parks teams during the day on Friday is clearing and cleaning post flood debris and mud.
Derbyshire Dales District Council is inviting local people to comment on its revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).
Derbyshire Dales District Council is inviting local people to comment on its revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).
Derbyshire Dales residents are being asked for their views on charging the owners of long term empty properties up to four times the amount of Council Tax as regular home owners.
Derbyshire Dales residents are being asked for their views on charging the owners of long term empty properties up to four times the amount of Council Tax as regular home owners.
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.
We're urging you to have your say on possible changes to your waste and recycling collections before a public consultation closes on 23 September.
We're urging you to have your say on possible changes to your waste and recycling collections before a public consultation closes on 23 September.
Our 121st Matlock Bath Illuminations burst into life at the weekend with fireworks and rave reviews for the famous parade of decorated boats.
Our 121st Matlock Bath Illuminations burst into life at the weekend with fireworks and rave reviews for the famous parade of decorated boats.
A successful bid for almost £10,000 National Lottery Funding is helping your District Council run a 'healthy holidays' project for youngsters who live on the area's biggest housing estate in Matlock.
A successful bid for almost £10,000 National Lottery Funding is helping your District Council run a 'healthy holidays' project for youngsters who live on the area's biggest housing estate in Matlock.
VIDEO | The District Council's 2018 Matlock Bath Illuminations launched in spectacular style on Saturday (8 September) with a magical parade of decorated boats, capped off with a fabulous fireworks finale.
VIDEO | The District Council's 2018 Matlock Bath Illuminations launched in spectacular style on Saturday (8 September) with a magical parade of decorated boats, capped off with a fabulous fireworks finale.
Universal Credit, a benefit for working age people that includes help towards housing costs, comes to Matlock on 12 September.
Universal Credit, a benefit for working age people that includes help towards housing costs, comes to Matlock on 12 September.
Matlock Bath Illuminations celebrate their 121st birthday this year as the 2018 season gets underway with a grand switch-on and fireworks spectacular on Saturday 8 September.
Matlock Bath Illuminations celebrate their 121st birthday this year as the 2018 season gets underway with a grand switch-on and fireworks spectacular on Saturday 8 September.
We're asking for feedback from local people on possible new approaches to the way we manage the land and property we own.
We're asking for feedback from local people on possible new approaches to the way we manage the land and property we own.
Ashbourne councillor Tony Millward BEM lost his long battle against cancer in the early hours of this morning (3 September) at St Oswald's Hospital in the town.
Ashbourne councillor Tony Millward BEM lost his long battle against cancer in the early hours of this morning (3 September) at St Oswald's Hospital in the town.
Local people are being urged to show their love for Matlock’s award-winning Hall Leys Park as part of a UK-wide awards scheme.
Local people are being urged to show their love for Matlock’s award-winning Hall Leys Park as part of a UK-wide awards scheme.
WATCH as future options for waste and recycling collections were discussed on Monday 10 September at the first of a series of community forums across the Derbyshire Dales.
WATCH as future options for waste and recycling collections were discussed on Monday 10 September at the first of a series of community forums across the Derbyshire Dales.
Your District Council has successfully recovered a housing benefit overpayment of £9,878 fraudulently claimed by a Matlock woman.
Your District Council has successfully recovered a housing benefit overpayment of £9,878 fraudulently claimed by a Matlock woman.
Free coaching workshops are on offer in September for would-be entrepreneurs thinking of starting or growing a business in the Derbyshire Dales.
Free coaching workshops are on offer in September for would-be entrepreneurs thinking of starting or growing a business in the Derbyshire Dales.
Residents across the Derbyshire Dales are being asked to give their views on the collection of waste and recycling in the district to help shape the future collection service.
Residents across the Derbyshire Dales are being asked to give their views on the collection of waste and recycling in the district to help shape the future collection service.
VIDEO | Our Sports Development Team are organising a Family Rounders & Picnic in Matlock on Sunday 2 September between 3-6pm.
VIDEO | Our Sports Development Team are organising a Family Rounders & Picnic in Matlock on Sunday 2 September between 3-6pm.
On Wednesday 1 August not-for-profit leisure trust, Freedom Leisure, started its 10-year contract with Derbyshire Dales District Council, to operate its four leisure facilities.
On Wednesday 1 August not-for-profit leisure trust, Freedom Leisure, started its 10-year contract with Derbyshire Dales District Council, to operate its four leisure facilities.
Derbyshire Dales District Council on 26th July 2018 resolved to 'make' the Doveridge Neighbourhood Development Plan under Section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
Derbyshire Dales District Council on 26th July 2018 resolved to 'make' the Doveridge Neighbourhood Development Plan under Section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
The full council meeting on Thursday 26 July will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel from 6pm.
The full council meeting on Thursday 26 July will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel from 6pm.
Strategic discussions - including business growth and Brexit - were on the agenda as some of the biggest companies in the Derbyshire Dales met for a business breakfast this week in Cromford.
Strategic discussions - including business growth and Brexit - were on the agenda as some of the biggest companies in the Derbyshire Dales met for a business breakfast this week in Cromford.
Long standing Matlock councillor Steve Flitter's fund-raising year as Derbyshire Dales District Council’s civic leader really took off - boosting the local Air Ambulance service's coffers by £5,501.
Long standing Matlock councillor Steve Flitter's fund-raising year as Derbyshire Dales District Council’s civic leader really took off - boosting the local Air Ambulance service's coffers by £5,501.
Hall Leys Park in Matlock has been recognised by the international Green Flag Award Scheme as world class – for the 11th consecutive year.
Hall Leys Park in Matlock has been recognised by the international Green Flag Award Scheme as world class – for the 11th consecutive year.
Discounted online tickets are on sale for the final weekend of our showpiece autumn event Matlock Bath Illuminations - and both nights could sell out.
Discounted online tickets are on sale for the final weekend of our showpiece autumn event Matlock Bath Illuminations - and both nights could sell out.
Your District Council is set to ask local people what they think about the principle of the authority establishing a joint venture with a private company to further its corporate aims for affordable housing, employment and regeneration needs.
Your District Council is set to ask local people what they think about the principle of the authority establishing a joint venture with a private company to further its corporate aims for affordable housing, employment and regeneration needs.
Your District Council is to consider the merits of commissioning a business case to evaluate the commercial potential of buildings it owns in Bakewell, Matlock and Matlock Dale.
Your District Council is to consider the merits of commissioning a business case to evaluate the commercial potential of buildings it owns in Bakewell, Matlock and Matlock Dale.
Derbyshire Dales District Council has launched a new consultation on the draft charging schedule for its proposed Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
Derbyshire Dales District Council has launched a new consultation on the draft charging schedule for its proposed Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
Your District Council has played a key role in the completion by Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) of 33 new homes at Ward Close in Wirksworth.
Your District Council has played a key role in the completion by Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) of 33 new homes at Ward Close in Wirksworth.
Well over 500 new affordable homes for local people are in the pipeline across the Derbyshire Dales.
Well over 500 new affordable homes for local people are in the pipeline across the Derbyshire Dales.
Some bad news for a hot weekend... our engineers have inspected the splash pads in our Ashbourne Recreation Ground today (6 July) and unfortunately there is no quick fix.
Some bad news for a hot weekend... our engineers have inspected the splash pads in our Ashbourne Recreation Ground today (6 July) and unfortunately there is no quick fix.
Your District Council has worked with Nottingham Community Housing Association and Westleigh Partnerships to create 33 new affordable homes in Ward Close, Wirksworth.
Your District Council has worked with Nottingham Community Housing Association and Westleigh Partnerships to create 33 new affordable homes in Ward Close, Wirksworth.
This summer we're offering a fabulous range of activities at our four leisure centres so children can keep fit and, above all, have fun!
This summer we're offering a fabulous range of activities at our four leisure centres so children can keep fit and, above all, have fun!
Vicky Sellers has realised her dream of opening her own day nursery - thanks to free business advice from your District Council.
Vicky Sellers has realised her dream of opening her own day nursery - thanks to free business advice from your District Council.
Your District Council has given the Ashbourne Sports and Community Partnership the commitment of a long term lease and a £70,000 cash injection to help transform the Pavilion complex on the town’s Recreation Ground.
Your District Council has given the Ashbourne Sports and Community Partnership the commitment of a long term lease and a £70,000 cash injection to help transform the Pavilion complex on the town’s Recreation Ground.
Are you organised, methodical, confident with technology and, most importantly, good at dealing sensitively with a wide range of people in an official capacity?
Are you organised, methodical, confident with technology and, most importantly, good at dealing sensitively with a wide range of people in an official capacity?
Local residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on a draft document that aims to provide guidance on how new developments can meet the aims and objectives of the recently adopted Derbyshire Dales Local Plan.
Local residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on a draft document that aims to provide guidance on how new developments can meet the aims and objectives of the recently adopted Derbyshire Dales Local Plan.
We're asking for your views on food waste recycling in an online survey.
We're asking for your views on food waste recycling in an online survey.
Work starts on 25 June to install a new top quality floor in the sports hall at your District Council's Wirksworth Leisure Centre.
Work starts on 25 June to install a new top quality floor in the sports hall at your District Council's Wirksworth Leisure Centre.
Check out the latest job vacancies here at Derbyshire Dales District Council.
Check out the latest job vacancies here at Derbyshire Dales District Council.
As part of National Food Safety Week, we're partnering with the Food Standards Agency to shine a light on food safety and the team working behind the scenes in the Derbyshire Dales
As part of National Food Safety Week, we're partnering with the Food Standards Agency to shine a light on food safety and the team working behind the scenes in the Derbyshire Dales
There are some great shots of the stunning Derbyshire Dales in a new short video about the picturesque Derwent Valley rail line.
There are some great shots of the stunning Derbyshire Dales in a new short video about the picturesque Derwent Valley rail line.
The driving force behind a Wirksworth action group is the last of this year's Derbyshire Dales Community Award recipients.
The driving force behind a Wirksworth action group is the last of this year's Derbyshire Dales Community Award recipients.
Derbyshire Dales residents are being reminded they won’t be able to use the Allpay facility to pay council bills at local post offices and shops from 30 June.
Derbyshire Dales residents are being reminded they won’t be able to use the Allpay facility to pay council bills at local post offices and shops from 30 June.
Hathersage and Eyam ward member Councillor Jean Monks is Derbyshire Dales District Council’s civic leader in the coming year.
Hathersage and Eyam ward member Councillor Jean Monks is Derbyshire Dales District Council’s civic leader in the coming year.
A man who started his career at 16 on the bottom rung of the local government ladder has been appointed the new Chief Executive of Derbyshire Dales District Council.
A man who started his career at 16 on the bottom rung of the local government ladder has been appointed the new Chief Executive of Derbyshire Dales District Council.
The Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council is calling for more transparency from larger authorities involved in talks about a new East Midlands "super authority".
The Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council is calling for more transparency from larger authorities involved in talks about a new East Midlands "super authority".
The second annual Active Workplace Corporate Games event was a big winner at a sunny Cromford Meadows on 17 May.
The second annual Active Workplace Corporate Games event was a big winner at a sunny Cromford Meadows on 17 May.
The appointment of the next Chief Executive of Derbyshire Dales District Council will be decided on Thursday 24 May at a meeting to be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.
The appointment of the next Chief Executive of Derbyshire Dales District Council will be decided on Thursday 24 May at a meeting to be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.
A brand new drinks event is coming to beautiful Bakewell on 22 & 23 June.
A brand new drinks event is coming to beautiful Bakewell on 22 & 23 June.
There was cross-party approval as councillors voted unanimously on 3 May to award the contract for managing four Derbyshire Dales leisure centres to a not-for-profit leisure trust.
There was cross-party approval as councillors voted unanimously on 3 May to award the contract for managing four Derbyshire Dales leisure centres to a not-for-profit leisure trust.
Your District Council is offering a free health check to local residents.
Your District Council is offering a free health check to local residents.
There was praise at a meeting on Monday for community groups, town and parish councils that have taken over responsibility for operating public toilets in the Derbyshire Dales.
There was praise at a meeting on Monday for community groups, town and parish councils that have taken over responsibility for operating public toilets in the Derbyshire Dales.
Following the publication of the independant Examiner's report the District Council has agreed to move forward on 14 June 2018 to a referendum on the Doveridge Neighbourhood Plan.
Following the publication of the independant Examiner's report the District Council has agreed to move forward on 14 June 2018 to a referendum on the Doveridge Neighbourhood Plan.
A meeting to decide who wins the contract to manage our four leisure centres will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel from 6pm on Thursday 3 May.
A meeting to decide who wins the contract to manage our four leisure centres will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel from 6pm on Thursday 3 May.
There's a stark message to councillors in a report recommending closure of as many as 11 public toilets in the Derbyshire Dales. The 30 April meeting will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.
There's a stark message to councillors in a report recommending closure of as many as 11 public toilets in the Derbyshire Dales. The 30 April meeting will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.
One of the largest developments ever of affordable homes in the Peak District National Park has been approved - supported by the biggest ever capital grant for building local needs housing of £500,000 from Derbyshire Dales District Council.
One of the largest developments ever of affordable homes in the Peak District National Park has been approved - supported by the biggest ever capital grant for building local needs housing of £500,000 from Derbyshire Dales District Council.
Your District Council's Local Projects Fund has enabled a group of local residents, supported by Matlock in Bloom and the town's Civic Association, to reinstate a garden on the site of an historic landmark.
Your District Council's Local Projects Fund has enabled a group of local residents, supported by Matlock in Bloom and the town's Civic Association, to reinstate a garden on the site of an historic landmark.
The monthly full meeting of the District Council was broadcast live on 12 April and can be viewed again on our YouTube channel.
The monthly full meeting of the District Council was broadcast live on 12 April and can be viewed again on our YouTube channel.
Councillors will discuss the future operational leadership of Derbyshire Dales District Council next week following the announcement that Chief Executive Dorcas Bunton is to retire on 31 May.
Councillors will discuss the future operational leadership of Derbyshire Dales District Council next week following the announcement that Chief Executive Dorcas Bunton is to retire on 31 May.
Free business advice from Derbyshire Dales District Council has enabled the highest pub in the county to improve dining facilities for customers.
Free business advice from Derbyshire Dales District Council has enabled the highest pub in the county to improve dining facilities for customers.
Work has started to further upgrade Derbyshire Dales District Council's Ashbourne Leisure Centre.
Work has started to further upgrade Derbyshire Dales District Council's Ashbourne Leisure Centre.
The final piece of the jigsaw is now in place on a new multi user trail for walkers and cyclists from Matlock to Rowsley thanks to a project led by Derbyshire County Council.
The final piece of the jigsaw is now in place on a new multi user trail for walkers and cyclists from Matlock to Rowsley thanks to a project led by Derbyshire County Council.
As part of English Tourism Week your District Council has launched a brand new guide to the Limestone Way.
As part of English Tourism Week your District Council has launched a brand new guide to the Limestone Way.
It’s back! The inaugural Active Workplace Corporate Games event last year was such a success that it is returning in 2018.
It’s back! The inaugural Active Workplace Corporate Games event last year was such a success that it is returning in 2018.
Unfortunately snow and ice have forced us to take the decision to cancel our Bakewell stall market scheduled for Monday 19 March.
Unfortunately snow and ice have forced us to take the decision to cancel our Bakewell stall market scheduled for Monday 19 March.
A parking badge allowing local residents to park free in Derbyshire Dales District Council car parks for 19 hours every day was posted with Council Tax bills.
A parking badge allowing local residents to park free in Derbyshire Dales District Council car parks for 19 hours every day was posted with Council Tax bills.
From Shutts Lane in Bakewell to the Sahara Desert... brothers Richard and Jamie Corbridge are making a name for themselves in the red-hot world of exporting.
From Shutts Lane in Bakewell to the Sahara Desert... brothers Richard and Jamie Corbridge are making a name for themselves in the red-hot world of exporting.
The licensees of a Derbyshire Dales pub have been fined a total of £10,000 and ordered to pay £600 costs after pleading guilty to two breaches of a planning enforcement notice for failing to remove a static caravan from their premises.
The licensees of a Derbyshire Dales pub have been fined a total of £10,000 and ordered to pay £600 costs after pleading guilty to two breaches of a planning enforcement notice for failing to remove a static caravan from their premises.
Local volunteers put off by weather conditions earlier in the month, were not deterred this last weekend when they re-arranged their litter picks and clean ups as part of this year’s Great British Spring Clean.
Local volunteers put off by weather conditions earlier in the month, were not deterred this last weekend when they re-arranged their litter picks and clean ups as part of this year’s Great British Spring Clean.
Your District Council has joined in the 'Fly the Flag' tribute to mark Commonwealth Day.
Your District Council has joined in the 'Fly the Flag' tribute to mark Commonwealth Day.
The public are being urged to make their views known on the possible closure of some Derbyshire Dales loos as talks continue with parish and town councils that could take them over.
The public are being urged to make their views known on the possible closure of some Derbyshire Dales loos as talks continue with parish and town councils that could take them over.
Your District Council has been delighted to support Matlock’s first nightmarket in our Market Hall from 6-9pm on Friday 9 March.
Your District Council has been delighted to support Matlock’s first nightmarket in our Market Hall from 6-9pm on Friday 9 March.
We completed the catch up of recycling collections on Friday 16 March but our crews are working on Saturday to finish off a few domestic waste and food collections.
We completed the catch up of recycling collections on Friday 16 March but out crews are working on Saturday to finish off a few domestic and food waste collections.
Councillors from across the political divide - including Independents - voted unanimously on Monday night to increase the District Council's share of Council Tax by 2.99%, which means Dales households will pay on average 11p more a week for our services in 2018/19.
Councillors from across the political divide - including Independents - voted unanimously on Monday night to increase the District Council's share of Council Tax by 2.99%, which means Dales households will pay on average 11p more a week for our services in 2018/19.
Apologies, but due to road and weather conditions we have made the decision to cancel Monday's scheduled Bakewell stall market. We'll be back next week.
Apologies, but due to road and weather conditions we have made the decision to cancel Monday's scheduled Bakewell stall market. We'll be back next week.
11:00 2 March: Agencies - led by Derbyshire Constabulary - dealing with the extreme weather conditions have issued the following urgent appeal: Do not attempt to drive on the following roads, which are impassable and will be closed for the next 24 hours:
11:00 2 March: Agencies - led by Derbyshire Constabulary - dealing with the extreme weather conditions have issued the following urgent appeal: Do not attempt to drive on the following roads, which are impassable and will be closed for the next 24 hours:
The wintry blast continues to impact on our services, with all waste & recycling collections again suspended on Friday. Matlock Town Hall and all four of our leisure centres are open as usual.
The wintry blast continues to impact on our services, with all waste & recycling collections again suspended on Friday. Matlock Town Hall and all four of our leisure centres are open as usual.
Watch live on our YouTube channel as Derbyshire Dales councillors consider a radical overhaul of public loos across the district in a bid to cut costs.
Watch live on our YouTube channel as Derbyshire Dales councillors consider a radical overhaul of public loos across the district in a bid to cut costs.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26 February to 11 March, highlighting the need to look after the food we love and the people who grow it.
Your District Council has adopted a new strategy setting out the supply and demand requirements for indoor sports facilities, playing pitches and open space.
Your District Council has adopted a new strategy setting out the supply and demand requirements for indoor sports facilities, playing pitches and open space.
Your District Council is proud to be once again playing its part in this year's Royal Shrovetide Football.
Your District Council is proud to be once again playing its part in this year's Royal Shrovetide Football.
Your District Council is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2018.
Your District Council is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2018.
Residents will hear this week that Derbyshire Dales District Council proposes to increase its share of Council Tax bills by 2.99%.
Residents will hear this week that Derbyshire Dales District Council proposes to increase its share of Council Tax bills by 2.99%.
Your District Council has been shortlisted for the UK housing sector’s premier awards.
Your District Council has been shortlisted for the UK housing sector’s premier awards.

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