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 communityforum@derbyshiredales.gov.uk 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 communityforum@derbyshire.gov.uk 

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.