Area Community Forums

Derbyshire Dales Community Forums are informal meetings. The Forums are for the public, community/voluntary groups, Town/Parish Councils and local businesses to meet with Council officers and Councillors.

For further information, email or telephone 0629 761302.

Forums – November / December 2022

  • Northern - 16 November 2022, 7 pm - Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell
  • Southern - 29 November 2022, 7 pm - Ashbourne Elim Church, Waterside Business Park, Waterside Road, Ashbourne DE6 1DG
  • Central - 6 December 2022, 7 pm - Council Chamber, Derbyshire Dales District Council

    As well as the Chief Executive’s Good News slot and a Question & Answer session, there will also be short presentations on the following topics:-

  • Devolution Deal / Mayoral Combined Authority - to provide an update on the East Midlands Mayoral Combined Authority proposals and the Devolution Deal for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire that was announced in the summer
  • Cost of Living Crisis: Signposting residents to where to find support
  • Ward Boundary Changes - an overview of the changes to electoral ward representatives within the Derbyshire Dales and the number of councillors that will be elected to the Council in May 2023
  • Waste Collection Service – Round Optimisation Proposals
  • Budget Consultation and Priorities – to let residents know that we will be seeking their views on priority services, proposals for savings and council tax levels for 2023/24

    Face to face Forums had to stop because of the Covid pandemic, but we held virtual Forums in February 2022.
Here's the presentation to the November and December 2022 forums:

February 2022

Three virtual forums were held in February 2022 via Zoom webinars in the north, central and south areas of the district. Notes available on request from 

Presentations were made on spending plans, climate change and the Government’s Levelling Up Fund for town centre redevelopment.

There was a question session for local issues to be raised.

View the central area forum on YouTube:

View the northern forum on our YouTube channel:

View the southern area forum on our YouTube channel:

View the presentations:

January 2020

A Forum took place 29th January 2020 at Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre.