New council to unveil priorities at July forums

Local residents are to get an overview of Derbyshire Dales District Council's priorities following the recent election of a new administration.

The next round of Area Community Forums to be staged in July in Ashbourne, Matlock and Bakewell will be the first opportunity the new District Council has had to set out its plans.

Cllr Lewis Rose OBELeader Councillor Lewis Rose OBE said:

"These forums continue to be important to us in reaching out to local people and listening to what they have to say.  From our point of view, we will be explaining the new administration's approach and priorities and setting out proposals to consult on our corporate plan and budget.  But we also absolutely welcome questions on any local issues that may be causing concern across our communities."

A busy agenda will also include local Clinical Commissioning Groups speaking about developments in the delivery of health care and an update from the District Council on its community development work.

The Forums take place at three District Council venues: Ashbourne Leisure Centre on Tuesday 7th July, Matlock Town Hall on Tuesday 21st and Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre on Tuesday 28th.

All start at 7 pm and anyone who can't attend in person can email questions in advance to or via the District Council's Facebook and Twitter pages. The 21st July forum will also feature a live Twitter feed.

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

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