Area Community Forums

Derbyshire Dales Community Forums are an opportunity for members of the public, representatives from community groups, Town/Parish Councils and the voluntary & business sector to meet with officers and Councillors from the District Council and partner organisations such as the Peak District National Park Authority.

Everyone is welcome to attend and whilst we enjoy seeing our regulars, we also look forward to seeing new faces.

A Derbyshire Dales Community Forum took place 29th January 2020 at the Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell.

The Forum was Chaired by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Garry Purdy and included presentations on:-

Waste Contract Update and Chargeable Garden Waste Service
Derbyshire Dales Corporate Plan Priorities
Derbyshire Dales Budget Consultation

There was an opportunity for questions & answers with Chief Executive, Paul Wilson, Leader, Councillor Garry Purdy and the Deputy Leader Councillor Susan Hobson and the Peak District National Park Authority.
For further information, email or telephone 01629 761392 / 761302

February 2019

Forums were held in February 2019:-

Central Forum 4th February 2019 notes

Southern Forum 12th February 2019 notes

Northern Forum notes 26th February 2019

As well as the popular standard items of Good News and Question Time, Derbyshire Dales’ residents got an overview of the District Council’s spending plans for 2019/20. The Forums also featured 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.


View the September 2018 forum presentation

September 2018

Central Forum notes 10 September 2018

Northern Forum notes 18 September 2018

Southern Forum notes 25 September 2018

Forum Annual Report, May 2018

Forum Annual Report May 2018

January / February 2018

Central Forum Notes 30 January 2018

Southern Forum Notes 7 February 2018

Northern Forum Notes 14 February 2018




October / November 2017 Forums

Forums took place in October and November.

Southern Forum Notes - 24 October 2017

Northern Forum Notes - 1 November 2017

Central Forum Notes - 8 November 2017


Watch the video



February 2017 Forums

The February round of Area Community Forums were staged by the District Council in Darley Dale, Hulland Ward and Ashford-in-the-Water and featured an update on Council Tax and savings - and what the District Council’s share of local Council Tax was likely to be from April.

A busy agenda also included an update on the process to outsource the running of the District Council's four leisure centres as a package to a management operator, together with a bus service update from Derbyshire County Council.

Notes from February forums:

Annual Report, May 2017

Annual Report [PDF 100KB]