WATCH | Full council meeting, 8 October

At a full meeting of the council on Thursday 8 October, broadcast live on our YouTube channel, Members debated a motion submitted by an individual councillor to ban the culling of badgers on all land owned by Derbyshire Dales District Council.

The meeting, which will take place "virtually" due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, can be viewed again here:



Also up for discussion at the 6pm meeting was a report - deferred from a recent meeting - outlining the potential to increase the biodiversity of road verges and public open spaces managed by your District Council, seeking approval for the creation of a Working Group to investigate and pursue this potential to increase biodiversity.

In a busy agenda councillors also considered a report seeking approval for the creation of a Derbyshire Dales District Council Community Payback Scheme to help improve areas within the district. Officers are also seeking approval to trial with a community rehabilitation company a work placement within our Clean & Green Team.

There was a report too seeking approval for a Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan produced by ClearLead Consulting Ltd on behalf of the District Council, setting out a potential pathway to achieving net zero in terms of the council's direct emissions.

Councillors were also be asked to note an Independent Person report of the investigation into the Ashbourne Green Man sign incident earlier this year.

Other business included considering a report seeking approval to introduce provisions for public participation at virtual council and committee meetings, replacing existing provisions whereby representations are emailed in and responded to in such meetings.

View the full agenda [PDF]
Public Participation statements and questions to this meeting [PDF]

Public participation

Public Participation is suspended temporarily and is replaced with an alternative mechanism for the public to bring matters to the Council’s attention.

Members of the public were able to comment on any agenda item or matters in the wider public interest in writing, before 12 noon on the working day prior to the meeting by webform, email and post.
At a full meeting of the council on Thursday 8 October, to be broadcast live on our YouTube channel, Members will debate a motion submitted by an individual councillor to ban the culling of badgers on all land owned by Derbyshire Dales District Council.

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