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The sun shone on an Ashbourne Fun Day held this week at the Highfield Road Recreation Ground, mainly for residents of the Clifton Road estate.
The sun shone on an Ashbourne Fun Day held this week at the Highfield Road Recreation Ground, mainly for residents of the Clifton Road estate.
Fireworks will signal the launch of the 122nd Matlock Bath Illuminations season, which gets underway on Saturday 7 September.
Fireworks will signal the launch of the 122nd Matlock Bath Illuminations season, which gets underway on Saturday 7 September.
We're reminding residents to make sure you are registered to vote in any elections taking place in the coming year.
We're reminding residents to make sure you are registered to vote in any elections taking place in the coming year.
Our administrative offices are closed on Monday 26th August, re-opening on Tuesday 27th. Listed below you can find a bin collection timetable, opening hours of the leisure centres and markets, and how to report stray dogs and a homeless emergency issue.
Our administrative offices are closed on Monday 26th August, re-opening on Tuesday 27th. Listed below you can find a bin collection timetable, opening hours of the leisure centres and markets, and how to report stray dogs and a homeless emergency issue.
The meeting of our Community & Environment Committee was broadcast live on Wednesday 21 August on our YouTube channel.
The meeting of our Community & Environment Committee was broadcast live on Wednesday 21 August on our YouTube channel.
Derbyshire Dales District Council is to become a member of Derby Derbyshire Nottingham Nottinghamshire (D2N2) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) with immediate effect and end its membership of Sheffield City Region (SCR) LEP.
Derbyshire Dales District Council is to become a member of Derby Derbyshire Nottingham Nottinghamshire (D2N2) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) with immediate effect and end its membership of Sheffield City Region (SCR) LEP.
We organised a by-election for 1 seat on Ashbourne Town Council in Belle Vue Ward on 15 August.
We organised a by-election for 1 seat on Ashbourne Town Council in Belle Vue Ward on 15 August.
An Ashbourne woman has been issued with a one-year Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction (ASBI) after threatening to stab her neighbours.
An Ashbourne woman has been issued with a one-year Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction (ASBI) after threatening to stab her neighbours.
The Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council and the Mayor of Wirksworth have welcomed to the Dales children from areas of Eastern Europe still contaminated by the fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster back in 1986.
The Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council and the Mayor of Wirksworth have welcomed to the Dales children from areas of Eastern Europe still contaminated by the fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster back in 1986.
Our apologies, but we've had to temporarily close and drain the splash pads at Hall Leys Park due to a fault with the chlorine pumps.
Our apologies, but we've had to temporarily close and drain the splash pads at Hall Leys Park due to a fault with the chlorine pumps.
Derbyshire Dales District Council is seeking to appoint a new Independent Member to assist the Council in promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct among its elected members and town and parish councillors.
Derbyshire Dales District Council is seeking to appoint a new Independent Member to assist the Council in promoting and maintaining high standards of conduct among its elected members and town and parish councillors.
Our Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday 13 August was broadcast live on the District Council's YouTube channel.
Our Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday 13 August was broadcast live on the District Council's YouTube channel.
Free advice has helped a long established Derbyshire Dales groundworks business build for the future.
Free advice has helped a long established Derbyshire Dales groundworks business build for the future.
WATCH our July full council meeting on our YouTube channel.
WATCH our July full council meeting on our YouTube channel.
Key local issues including improving broadband connectivity and retaining young talent were on the agenda as some of the biggest companies in the Derbyshire Dales met for a business breakfast on Monday 22 July in Matlock Bath.
Key local issues including improving broadband connectivity and retaining young talent were on the agenda as some of the biggest companies in the Derbyshire Dales met for a business breakfast on Monday 22 July in Matlock Bath.
Councillors Garry Purdy and Susan Hobson didn't expect to take on the roles of Leader & Deputy Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council when a new administration was elected in May - but they're embracing the challenge.
Councillors Garry Purdy and Susan Hobson didn't expect to take on the roles of Leader & Deputy Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council when a new administration was elected in May - but they're embracing the challenge.
A development of four new affordable homes for local people in Taddington is well underway and due to complete in November.
A development of four new affordable homes for local people in Taddington is well underway and due to complete in November.
Our Hall Leys Park in Matlock has been recognised by the international Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the best in the world – for a 12th consecutive year.
Our Hall Leys Park in Matlock has been recognised by the international Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the best in the world – for a 12th consecutive year.
Our Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday 16 July was broadcast live on the District Council's YouTube channel.
Our Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday 16 July was broadcast live on the District Council's YouTube channel.
Has Wimbledon inspired you to go hunting in the garden shed for that trusty old wooden tennis racket?
Has Wimbledon inspired you to go hunting in the garden shed for that trusty old wooden tennis racket?
The July meeting of our Governance & Resources Committee was streamed live on Thursday 11 July and is available to view again.
The July meeting of our Governance & Resources Committee was streamed live on Thursday 11 July and is available to view again.
An electoral review of Derbyshire Dales District Council is set to start this year - and the result could impact on how local communities are represented by councillors from 2023.
An electoral review of Derbyshire Dales District Council is set to start this year - and the result could impact on how local communities are represented by councillors from 2023.
The Policing and Crime Act 2009 amends the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 to introduce a new classification of sex establishment, namely sexual entertainment venues.
The Policing and Crime Act 2009 amends the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 to introduce a new classification of sex establishment, namely sexual entertainment venues.
Derbyshire Dales District Council has been commended by HM Land Registry after becoming the first local authority in England and Wales to register all of its freehold land assets.
Derbyshire Dales District Council has been commended by HM Land Registry after becoming the first local authority in England and Wales to register all of its freehold land assets.
Our Community & Environment Committee meeting was streamed live on YouTube from 6pm on Wednesday 26 June.
Our Community & Environment Committee meeting was streamed live on YouTube from 6pm on Wednesday 26 June.
Discounted online tickets are on sale for our showpiece autumn event Matlock Bath Illuminations, which runs from 7 September to 27 October.
Discounted online tickets are on sale for our showpiece autumn event Matlock Bath Illuminations, which runs from 7 September to 27 October.
Our Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday 18 June was broadcast live on the District Council's YouTube channel.
Our Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday 18 June was broadcast live on the District Council's YouTube channel.
Your District Council is offering free health checks to local residents at an Ashbourne event on Wednesday 26 June.
Your District Council is offering free health checks to local residents at an Ashbourne event on Wednesday 26 June.
New short health walks are being launched in Ashbourne every Tuesday from 18 June for local people who want to ease their way back to fitness.
New short health walks are being launched in Ashbourne every Tuesday from 18 June for local people who want to ease their way back to fitness.
National sports charity Tennis For Free has served up an ace for Matlock by investing in a programme of free tennis sessions at our Matlock Hall Leys Park tennis courts, which started from 16 June.
National sports charity Tennis For Free has served up an ace for Matlock by investing in a programme of free tennis sessions at our Matlock Hall Leys Park tennis courts, which started from 16 June.
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Wye in Derbyshire.
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Wye in Derbyshire.
Last year's civic leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council has presented more than £2,400 to three local charities.
Last year's civic leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council has presented more than £2,400 to three local charities.
Brand new refurbishments are now up and running at Arc Leisure Matlock, which is operated by Freedom Leisure on behalf of your District Council.
Brand new refurbishments are now up and running at Arc Leisure Matlock, which is operated by Freedom Leisure on behalf of your District Council.
Bakewell Recreation Ground play area splash pads are back in action today (21 June) following the delivery of a replacement part. 
Bakewell Recreation Ground play area splash pads are back in action today (21 June) following the delivery of a replacement part. 
Councillor Tony Morley has been elected as Derbyshire Dales District Council’s civic leader in the coming year.
Councillor Tony Morley has been elected as Derbyshire Dales District Council’s civic leader in the coming year.
Worthy causes in the Derbyshire Dales are being invited to apply to Derbyshire Dales District Council for funds from its Local Projects Fund. 
Worthy causes in the Derbyshire Dales are being invited to apply to Derbyshire Dales District Council for funds from its Local Projects Fund. 
Glowing tributes have been paid to Derbyshire Dales District Council’s longest serving councillor, who has stepped down as the authority’s Leader.
Glowing tributes have been paid to Derbyshire Dales District Council’s longest serving councillor, who has stepped down as the authority’s Leader.
Free business advice has helped Roseanna Croft's gem of an idea develop into a thriving bespoke jewellery business based in Bakewell.
Free business advice has helped Roseanna Croft's gem of an idea develop into a thriving bespoke jewellery business based in Bakewell.
WATCH the broadcast as Derbyshire Dales District Council unanimously approved a motion that climate change is an existential threat.
WATCH the broadcast as Derbyshire Dales District Council unanimously approved a motion that climate change is an existential threat.
Your District Council has hit on a winning formula with our Corporate Games event.
Your District Council has hit on a winning formula with our Corporate Games event.
The Annual Council Meeting on 22 May 2019 is the first time the new administration, elected for the next four years on 2 May, will meet together - and it will be streamed live on our YouTube channel.
The Annual Council Meeting on 22 May 2019 is the first time the new administration, elected for the next four years on 2 May, will meet together - and it will be streamed live on our YouTube channel.
A former toilet block owned by your District Council is to go under the hammer at auction on Friday 24 May.
A former toilet block owned by your District Council is to go under the hammer at auction on Friday 24 May.
Your District Council is advertising a to-let retail opportunity at the Matlock Bus & Rail Interchange waiting room.
Your District Council is advertising a to-let retail opportunity at the Matlock Bus & Rail Interchange waiting room.
Free caddy liners are currently being delivered to every home in the Derbyshire Dales - with a big message to residents to recycle more food waste.
Free caddy liners are currently being delivered to every home in the Derbyshire Dales - with a big message to residents to recycle more food waste.
Counting of votes for the 10 town and parish councils contested in the Derbyshire Dales on 2 May took place on the afternoon of Friday 3 May. Here are the results.
Counting of votes for the 10 town and parish councils contested in the Derbyshire Dales on 2 May took place on the afternoon of Friday 3 May. Here are the results.
The Conservatives have retained control of Derbyshire Dales District Council with a reduced majority - and the Liberal Democrats take over from Labour as the official opposition.
The Conservatives have retained control of Derbyshire Dales District Council with a reduced majority - and the Liberal Democrats take over from Labour as the official opposition.
Here's everything you need to know about the election of European Members of Parliament, which took place on 23 May.
Here's everything you need to know about the election of European Members of Parliament, which took place on 23 May.
Your District Council is once again supporting this year’s Keep Britain Tidy backed initiative which launched on 22 March, running until 23 April.
Your District Council is once again supporting this year’s Keep Britain Tidy backed initiative which launched on 22 March, running until 23 April.
Sarah Muzumara is achieving her ambition of getting ahead in business - thanks to free expert advice.
Sarah Muzumara is achieving her ambition of getting ahead in business - thanks to free expert advice.
Matlock's exciting Hurst Farm Regeneration Project has received another funding boost - and the estate's youngsters will be the key beneficiaries.
Matlock's exciting Hurst Farm Regeneration Project has received another funding boost - and the estate's youngsters will be the key beneficiaries.
Here are the candidates contesting the 39 District Council seats at the local elections on 2 May 2019.
Here are the candidates contesting the 39 District Council seats at the local elections on 2 May 2019.
Your District Council has completed its project to restore and protect the railings around St Mary's Churchyard in Wirksworth to halt degradation.
Your District Council has completed its project to restore and protect the railings around St Mary's Churchyard in Wirksworth to halt degradation.
Four new cycle guides have been published by the Pedal Peak for Business project.
Four new cycle guides have been published by the Pedal Peak for Business project.
On Thursday 2 May Derbyshire Dales residents go to the polls to have your say on who represents you at a local level.
On Thursday 2 May Derbyshire Dales residents go to the polls to have your say on who represents you at a local level.
A new supplementary planning document has been adopted to complement policies in the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan.
A new supplementary planning document has been adopted to complement policies in the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan.
Buoyant business leaders have taken to the stage to explain why they are inspired by the Peak District.
Buoyant business leaders have taken to the stage to explain why they are inspired by the Peak District.
The specification for a new waste and recycling contract for the Derbyshire Dales was approved unanimously by councillors on 14 March.
The specification for a new waste and recycling contract for the Derbyshire Dales was approved unanimously by councillors on 14 March.
The Spring edition of our Dales Matters publication is dropping through letterboxes across the Derbyshire Dales this week.
The Spring edition of our Dales Matters publication is dropping through letterboxes across the Derbyshire Dales this week.
The voluntary work of Derbyshire Dales people who go the extra mile for their communities was celebrated at an awards evening on Tuesday (12 March).
The voluntary work of Derbyshire Dales people who go the extra mile for their communities was celebrated at an awards evening on Tuesday (12 March).
Alternative facilities are being made available for local people and visitors during the upcoming two week closure of Bakewell's main toilet block.
Alternative facilities are being made available for local people and visitors during the upcoming two week closure of Bakewell's main toilet block.
A parking permit allowing local residents to park free in Derbyshire Dales District Council car parks for 19 hours every day is in the post this week.
A parking permit allowing local residents to park free in Derbyshire Dales District Council car parks for 19 hours every day is in the post this week.
Local people are being invited to assist in the ongoing search for an appropriate permanent site for Gypsies and Travellers in the Derbyshire Dales.
Local people are being invited to assist in the ongoing search for an appropriate permanent site for Gypsies and Travellers in the Derbyshire Dales.
Derbyshire Dales councillors have voted unanimously to increase by 10p a week the amount the average local household will pay from 1 April for District Council services.
Derbyshire Dales councillors have voted unanimously to increase by 10p a week the amount the average local household will pay from 1 April for District Council services.
The specification for a new waste and recycling contract for the Derbyshire Dales will be considered by the District Council on 14 March.
The specification for a new waste and recycling contract for the Derbyshire Dales will be considered by the District Council on 14 March.
Our Commercial Board will be asked on 13 March if the District Council should pursue the idea of potentially investing in a modest programme of up to 50 new Council Houses for affordable rent and shared ownership.
Our Commercial Board will be asked on 13 March if the District Council should pursue the idea of potentially investing in a modest programme of up to 50 new Council Houses for affordable rent and shared ownership.
Your District Council is proud to have once again played its part in this year's Royal Shrovetide Football.
Your District Council is proud to have once again played its part in this year's Royal Shrovetide Football.
WATCH the broadcast on 7 March as meeting considers increasing by 10p a week the amount the average Derbyshire Dales household pays for District Council services.
WATCH the broadcast on 7 March as meeting considers increasing by 10p a week the amount the average Derbyshire Dales household pays for District Council services.
 Derbyshire Dales District Council has once again pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Derbyshire Dales District Council has once again pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
VIDEO | Do you have the X-factor to stand as a candidate in the local elections here in the Derbyshire Dales in May 2019?
VIDEO | Do you have the X-factor to stand as a candidate in the local elections here in the Derbyshire Dales in May 2019?
Local people are being invited to comment on a draft neighbourhood development plan that sets out a vision for the future of Darley Dale.
Local people are being invited to comment on a draft neighbourhood development plan that sets out a vision for the future of Darley Dale.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 runs from 25 February to 10 March, highlighting the need to look after the food we love and the people who grow it.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 runs from 25 February to 10 March, highlighting the need to look after the food we love and the people who grow it.
Your District Council is again offering a free health check to local residents.
Your District Council is again offering a free health check to local residents.
There's a new offering from a popular health scheme for Derbyshire Dales residents wanting to explore new locations.
There's a new offering from a popular health scheme for Derbyshire Dales residents wanting to explore new locations.
Online bullying, grooming and the dangers of social media are being brought to life in a thought provoking theatre show for students at secondary schools in the Derbyshire Dales.
Online bullying, grooming and the dangers of social media are being brought to life in a thought provoking theatre show for students at secondary schools in the Derbyshire Dales.
Andrew Holmes's dreams of going it alone as a village butcher have come true - only months after he sought free start-up business advice.
Andrew Holmes's dreams of going it alone as a village butcher have come true - only months after he sought free start-up business advice.
The beautiful Derbyshire Dales is the 10th best place to live in the whole of the UK according to an annual survey carried out by the Halifax.
The beautiful Derbyshire Dales is the 10th best place to live in the whole of the UK according to an annual survey carried out by the Halifax.
Derbyshire Dales District Council has stepped in to support one of the region's premier tourist attractions.
Derbyshire Dales District Council has stepped in to support one of the region's premier tourist attractions.
A local classic car enterprise that specialises in the restoration of vehicles is planning for the future, thanks to free business advice.
A local classic car enterprise that specialises in the restoration of vehicles is planning for the future, thanks to free business advice.
Local business leaders are being invited to sign up for a free workshop on how companies can better control their margins.
Local business leaders are being invited to sign up for a free workshop on how companies can better control their margins.
Your District Council's January full council meeting will be broadcast live on YouTube from 6pm on Thursday 24th.
Your District Council's January full council meeting will be broadcast live on YouTube from 6pm on Thursday 24th.
Shop owners, occupiers and developers are being urged to have their say on new design guidelines drawn up for anyone planning to alter or replace a shop frontage in the Derbyshire Dales.
Shop owners, occupiers and developers are being urged to have their say on new design guidelines drawn up for anyone planning to alter or replace a shop frontage in the Derbyshire Dales.
Derbyshire Dales residents are reminded that their recycling bins won't be emptied if paper and cardboard recycling is mixed with other recyclable materials for household collections.
Derbyshire Dales residents are reminded that their recycling bins won't be emptied if paper and cardboard recycling is mixed with other recyclable materials for household collections.
New design guidelines have been adopted by your District Council for anyone planning to convert a farm building.
New design guidelines have been adopted by your District Council for anyone planning to convert a farm building.
Derbyshire Dales residents will get an overview of your District Council’s spending plans for 2019/20 at a series of public meetings.
Derbyshire Dales residents will get an overview of your District Council’s spending plans for 2019/20 at a series of public meetings.
Derbyshire Dales District Council’s 2018 Matlock Bath Illuminations recorded a 10% increase in visitor numbers.
Derbyshire Dales District Council’s 2018 Matlock Bath Illuminations recorded a 10% increase in visitor numbers.
From 7 January your District Council will be helping you recycle your real Christmas trees.
From 7 January your District Council will be helping you recycle your real Christmas trees.
We can confirm that a Court Order instructing Travellers to move on from an unauthorised encampment at Ashbourne Leisure Centre car park was presented to them before Christmas.
We can confirm that a Court Order instructing Travellers to move on from an unauthorised encampment at Ashbourne Leisure Centre car park was presented to them before Christmas.
Derbyshire Dales District Council can confirm that officers met Travellers on Monday after the family moved from an unauthorised encampment at Fishpond Meadows in Ashbourne to the town's leisure centre car park.
Derbyshire Dales District Council can confirm that officers met Travellers on Monday after the family moved from an unauthorised encampment at Fishpond Meadows in Ashbourne to the town's leisure centre car park.
Only a year after launching, the couple behind Peak District Deli are realising their delicious vision of creating a new, innovative and exciting independent business selling high quality local produce.
Only a year after launching, the couple behind Peak District Deli are realising their delicious vision of creating a new, innovative and exciting independent business selling high quality local produce.
Energy saving measures introduced at three Derbyshire Dales leisure centres will save in the coming year enough gas to power 11 houses, electricity to feed 824 TVs and water for 22,654 showers.
Energy saving measures introduced at three Derbyshire Dales leisure centres will save in the coming year enough gas to power 11 houses, electricity to feed 824 TVs and water for 22,654 showers.
Watch again the broadcast of a special meeting of our Community & Environment Committee  on 10 December that was updated in respect of a Gypsy and Traveller family who have presented themselves as homeless.
Watch again the broadcast of a special meeting of our Community & Environment Committee on 10 December that was updated in respect of a Gypsy and Traveller family who have presented themselves as homeless.
The December full council meeting of Derbyshire Dales District Council will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel from 6pm on Wednesday 5 December.
The December full council meeting of Derbyshire Dales District Council will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel from 6pm on Wednesday 5 December.
Councillors have unanimously approved a familiar look to waste and recycling collections as the Derbyshire Dales prepares for a new contract from August 2020.
Councillors have unanimously approved a familiar look to waste and recycling collections as the Derbyshire Dales prepares for a new contract from August 2020.
The meeting at 6pm on Thursday 29 November at which councillors will decide the future direction of waste & recycling collections here in the Derbyshire Dales will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.
The meeting at 6pm on Thursday 29 November at which councillors will decide the future direction of waste & recycling collections here in the Derbyshire Dales will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.
Expressions of interest are being invited from businesses, charities or special interest groups interested in using Derbyshire Dales District Council's award-winning Hall Leys Park to enhance visitors' experience.
Expressions of interest are being invited from businesses, charities or special interest groups interested in using Derbyshire Dales District Council's award-winning Hall Leys Park to enhance visitors' experience.
Councillors will be asked to approve a familiar look to waste and recycling collections as the Derbyshire Dales prepares for a new contract coming into force in August 2020.
Councillors will be asked to approve a familiar look to waste and recycling collections as the Derbyshire Dales prepares for a new contract coming into force in August 2020.
We took part in #OurDay on 20 November 2018 - 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.
We took part in #OurDay on 20 November 2018 - 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.
It’s Small Business Saturday UK on 1 December – and Derbyshire Dales District Council is backing the national campaign to encourage people to support independent local shops.
It’s Small Business Saturday UK on 1 December – and Derbyshire Dales District Council is backing the national campaign to encourage people to support independent local shops.
Your District Council is encouraging people to ‘shop local’ this Christmas by introducing free parking across the district from 1st December.
Your District Council is encouraging people to ‘shop local’ this Christmas by introducing free parking across the district from 1st December.

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