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.

A second forum followed at Hulland Ward & District Millennium Village Hall on Tuesday 12 February, with the final meeting of the series at the Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre at 7pm on Tuesday 26 February.

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

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