Your District Council was proud to take part in the #OurDay campaign on 18 November to showcase the services we provide. See our Tweets from the day below.
Chief Executive Dorcas Bunton said:
"#OurDay was a tremendous exercise for us in helping local residents – and indeed our own staff - get a better feel for the incredible amount of work our teams get through in a single day.
"It is sometimes good to take a step back and, in challenging times, appreciate the sheer range of work that goes on for the benefit of the people of the Derbyshire Dales. Quite rightly, they expect a first class service from us, and I very much hope that the #OurDay campaign will show this is exactly what we strive to deliver.
"I freely admit that I didn't know until yesterday that our bin crews recycle food waste every weekday weighing as much as an average hippopotamus! Or for that matter that our Arc Leisure Matlock and Ashbourne Leisure Centre together taught more than 210 schoolchildren in that day alone.
"There are other statistics too, such as 23 hours' worth of phone calls into our Customer Communications Team and the 40 miles of roads swept of leaves by our lean & Green team and 600 litter bins emptied. I recommend the easy-read Storify version of the District Council's #OurDay tweets and my thanks go to all staff who go the extra mile – some quite literally – to ensure the Derbyshire Dales remains a great place to live, work and visit."