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At the end of another financial year Derbyshire Dales District Council is donating more than £3,000 in unspent grants from 2019/20 to two local food banks.
The bins situation today (1 April) is that household waste collections continue as scheduled, but there are no garden rounds, food is being collected on the grey bin/black sack rounds and only one of the usual five recycling crews is out collecting.
Derbyshire Dales District Council has given notice that it intends to transfer land known as The Pinfold at Thatchers Lane, Tansley, to Tansley Parish Council.
Derbyshire Dales District Council recognises that in these unprecedented times many of our residents and businesses will need financial support.
Your District Council has today removed business rates bills for local shops and leisure businesses affected by coronavirus measures.
Councils across Derbyshire are appealing to property owners that might have habitable property available for individuals or households that find themselves with nowhere to live right now.
Although our car parks remain open for the benefit of Derbyshire Dales residents who are working from home or making essential visits as set out by Government, we will from this evening put up clear signage asking motorists if they need to be there and to follow current Government coronavirus measures.
Bin collections here in the Derbyshire Dales are being impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Derbyshire County Council's  Covid-19 Community Response Unit is  now live.
We've informed stallholders that we have taken the decision to cancel tomorrow's Bakewell Stallmarket (Monday 23 March).
To protect our bin crews and maintain waste collection services here in the Dales, please follow the guidance issued by Government if you are self-isolating or displaying symptoms of coronavirus:
An Extraordinary Meeting of Derbyshire Dales District Council was called at short notice on Thursday 19 March during the coronavirus pandemic.
Look out for the Spring 2020 edition of our Dales Matters publication dropping through your letterboxes with 2020/21 Council Tax bills - and view the digital version here.
Derbyshire Dales residents' 2020/21 Council Tax bills are in the post - and in the *same envelope* look out for this year’s resident parking concession permit.
Items up for debate at our Governance & Resources Committee meeting on Thursday 12 March included a request from Brailsford allotment holders for the council to compulsorily purchase land in the village.
Bakewell Swimming Pool and Gym, operated by Freedom Leisure on behalf of your District Council, has undergone a range of exciting renovations over the winter period.
The ‘Arc Adventure’ soft play at the Arc Leisure Matlock was a finalist in the Towards an Active Derbyshire awards.
The District Council's share of your Council Tax in 2020/21 has been approved unanimously across all political and independent groups.
The March meeting of our Planning Committee was broadcast live on our YouTube channel on Tuesday 3 March.
Here are the latest updates on coronavirus - including our own service arrangements.
Derbyshire Dales District Council has adopted new planning guidelines which set out the expectation that developments should contribute towards local infrastructure needs.
It was a busy half-term week on Matlock's Hurst Farm, where your District Council and partners organised two skip days to enable residents to clear backlogs of unwanted items.
Your District Council is proud to be once again playing its part in this year's Royal Shrovetide Football.
A Flood Warning issued on Monday evening (24 February) on the River Derwent at Darley Dale was removed just before 8am on Tuesday.
A new Flood Warning issued at 9am on Monday for the River Wye at Ashford in the Water was removed later in the day.
Flood Warnings were issued by the Environment Agency on the Rivers Wye and Derwent on Sunday 23 February.
Derbyshire Dales District Council on 19th February 2020 resolved to 'make' the Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan
The February meeting of our Community & Environment Committee was broadcast live on our YouTube channel at 6pm on Wednesday 19 February.
Our award-winning Bakewell stallmarket GOES AHEAD as scheduled this Monday (17 February).
Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 runs from 24 February to 8 March, highlighting the need to look after the food we love and the people who grow it.
Storm Dennis is forecast to bring very strong winds and heavy rain to the county again this weekend - so now is the time to prepare if your home or business is at risk from flooding.
A successful apprenticeship programme has prompted your District Council to commit to seven new apprentices for summer 2020.
Storm Ciara has forced the cancellation of our Monday stallmarket in Bakewell and there were Flood Warnings on some local waterways, with flooding likely, and road disruptions too.
Innovative business support is being offered to established Ashbourne traders and would-be entrepreneurs.
More than £200,000 has been secured to install electric charging points for up to 24 cars and vans on five sites operated by your District Council, plus two more in the High Peak.
Our councillors will debate a hybrid planning application for the development of Ashbourne Airfield at the District Council's Planning Committee on Tuesday 4 February.
It's official! Derbyshire Dales District Council's fabulous weekly Bakewell market is the *BEST* large outdoor market in the country.
Local people with a connection to Over Haddon are being urged to take part in an online survey about their housing needs.
Derbyshire Dales businesses were in the spotlight on national television on Sunday.
Bakewell Recreation Ground expressions of interest
Artists' Corner expressions of interest
Local people with a connection to Eyam are being urged to take part in an online survey about their housing needs. 
A Referendum was held yesterday (21 January) for the Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan.
Members of staff at the District Council's Matlock Town Hall headquarters formed themselves into a litter picking squad earlier today (Tuesday 21 January).
Ashbourne's very own community activator Janet Chadfield is inviting local people to take up a 'Couch to 5K' challenge for the New Year.
The January full meeting of Derbyshire Dales District Council can be viewed again on our YouTube channel.
You can watch again the January meeting of the District Council's Planning Committee, which was broadcast live on our YouTube channel on Tuesday 14 January.
D2N2 has agreed to provide £1million from its Local Growth Fund to support the Ashbourne Airfield development project here in the Derbyshire Dales.
WATCH the 9 January meeting of our Governance & Resources Committee as councillors debated a proposed 2% increase from 1 April in the majority of fees and charges imposed by the council.
Your District Council is starting 2020 with an invitation to residents to put questions direct to council leaders and senior officers.
We'll recycle your real Christmas tree on your green/recycling day between Monday 6 January and Friday 31 January.
Three Matlock properties have been given Closure Orders by the court following a case put together by police, council and local housing association after suspected illegal drug activity and anti-social behaviour.
District councillors have voted overwhelmingly to approve that current contractor Serco continues to deliver the Derbyshire Dales’ waste and recycling contract from August 2020.
Your District Council is supporting environmentally-minded Ashbourne people across the age spectrum who have joined forces to clean up their town.
Here's the General Election result for the Derbyshire Dales constituency, announced on 13 December 2019.
Local businesses and residents affected by the recent floods who believe they may be entitled to business rate or council tax relief announced by Central Government are encouraged to submit their details to us.
District councillors will be asked on 18 December to approve that current contractor Serco continues to deliver the Derbyshire Dales’ waste and recycling contract from August 2020. Watch the meeting live on YouTube.
Local people with a connection to Youlgrave are being urged to take part in an online survey about their housing needs.
A family-owned welding and fabrication enterprise has expanded its base in the Derbyshire Dales - thanks to our free business advice.
It’s Small Business Saturday UK on 7 December – and your District Council is backing the national campaign to encourage people to support independent local shops.
Our Planning Committee meeting, to be broadcast live on our YouTube channel this Tuesday (3 December) from 6pm includes an application to upgrade some "non-traditional" properties on Matlock's Hurst Farm Estate.
If you're going to be away from home for the upcoming General Election, you have until 5pm on Wednesday 4 December to apply for a proxy vote.
A heads-up if your local polling station is Middleton by Wirksworth for the upcoming General Election on 12 December - we've changed the venue.
‘Shop Local this Christmas’ is the big message as we reintroduce free parking across the district again from  this Sunday, 1st December.
Derbyshire Dales residents have been reminded that the Christmas and New Year bank holidays mean some bin collection days change over the festive fortnight.
Two years into the Hurst Farm Regeneration Project residents and project partners celebrated achievements to date at a strategy launch event on the Matlock estate on Wednesday 27 November.
There are two important deadlines today (Tuesday 26 November) for the upcoming Parliamentary Elections.
We're taking part in #OurDay on 19 November 2019 - the 24 hour social media marathon giving everyone who works or volunteers in public services the chance to share how they improve the quality of life for residents.
Hardship funding for local businesses and residents affected by the recent floods has been further bolstered by Central Government.
Your District Council is offering to help local communities contemplating a winter litter-pick.
Business debated at our November full council meeting pn Thursday (21 November) included a report on the results of consultation with residents and a proposal for a completely new Corporate Plan for 2020-2024.
Here's the river level information for Matlock at 10am on Friday (15 November), where the Derwent is due to peak around now and then fall away during the rest of the day and into the weekend.
If your property is at risk of flooding *internally* right now, please contact our switchboard on 01629 761100, then press 5. We're going to staff the line for as long as it takes, reviewing the situation hourly.
A week after the Derbyshire Dales flooded the District Council has to date used almost 70 tonnes of sand in distributing 2,700 sandbags to the worst hit areas.
We've cancelled our scheduled Governance & Resources Committee meeting this evening due to the increased flood threat across areas of the Dales and in the interests of the safety of members who need to travel to Matlock.
The Met Office has issued a a Yellow Warning for heavy rain between 9am this Thursday morning and 3am on Friday, which means further flooding could happen in our area.
Your District Council, whose staff worked around the clock tackling last week's floods, are urging local residents and businesses to be ready for a possible repeat.
Your District Council is to continuing to engage with local businesses that need immediate relief and support following last week's floods.
A message to Derbyshire Dales businesses affected by today's floods from District Council Chief Executive Paul Wilson:
BIN COLLECTIONS | Unsurprisingly, although all our bin crews have been out today (Friday 8 November) as usual, they have experienced problems with collections in Baslow, Beeley, Darley Dale, Edensor, Rowsley and Stoney Middleton due to road closures and flood water.
FLOODS UPDATE 10.30am Friday | River levels in Matlock are still rising, but the rate of increase is slowing down. The level is still expected to peak at around midday.
FLOODS UPDATE 5.45am Friday | River levels were anticipated to reach their high point around now and flooding has extended downstream to Matlock and Matlock Bath, where Hall Leys Park is flooded throughout.
UPDATE 11pm Thursday | Flooding is serious in some parts of our district and we have a small team of District Council volunteers sandbagging in areas of most need.
Flood Warnings were issued by the Environment Agency on Thursday evening (7 November) for large parts of the Derbyshire Dales.
New energy saving measures introduced by your District Council resulted in a massive reduction in power usage during our 2019 Matlock Bath Illuminations.
Local residents, market hall users and traders are being invited to have their say on the development brief for an important area of Matlock town centre - including the possible development of a new cinema.
Derbyshire Dales residents are now recycling an additional 19 tonnes of food waste every month after responding to our appeal to use your food caddies more.
‘Shop Local this Christmas’ is the big message as we reintroduce free parking across the district again from 1st December.
Students and other people who have more than one residential address are being reminded they can only vote once in the general election on 12 December.
Midnight on Tuesday 26 November is the final deadline to register to vote in the forthcoming UK Parliamentary Election.
Derbyshire Dales District Council has agreed to move forward to a referendum on the Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan on 21 January 2020 following the publication of an independent Examiner's report.
We're offering another free health check for local residents in November.
Our Community & Environment Committee debated the future of Ashbourne's Saturday stallmarket on 30 October and the live broadcast of the meeting can be viewed again.
With massive regret we have to cancel this evening's final Illuminations of the 2019 season (Sunday 27 October), but a free fireworks finale will happen at 8pm.
A model plane business that started small is really taking off, exporting to 58 countries from the Derbyshire Dales.
We backed Derbyshire Constabulary's event in Bakewell on Friday 18 October in support of Hate Crime Awareness Week.
The autumn 2019 edition of our Dales Matters publication will be delivered to households across the district from Monday 21 October.
Cadent Gas were due to carry out final visits to Wirksworth properties on Tuesday morning (15 October) having restored gas to every property in the town to which the company have been able to gain access.
The successful Derbyshire Dales Corporate Games will bounce back for a second time in 2019 on 20 November.
Derbyshire Dales District Council has received initial support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for the Hurst Farm Heritage Trail project in Matlock.

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