WATCH | Full Council, 8 July

Our 8 July full council meeting will be broadcast live from the sports hall at Wirksworth Leisure Centre from 6pm.

With no extension made by central government to the law enabling local authorities to meet remotely, Derbyshire Dales District Council has to meet in physical socially distanced spaces for the foreseeable future.

Our own Council Chamber at Matlock Town Hall is not big enough or well ventilated enough to safely hold reduced-number meetings.

View the agenda

Debates will include a report updating councillors in respect of work undertaken to bring forward a Gypsy and Traveller site at Knabhall Lane, Tansley.

There's also an outline request from Ashbourne Town Team for the introduction of a short-term, partial dispensation of car parking charges to apply to all town centres to provide a stimulus for town centres post Covid-19.

Up for debate too is an update report on work taking place with Derbyshire councils on Vision Derbyshire and Members will receive a report on the results of a consultation undertaken about the future of Ashbourne's Black’s Head figure.

Other reports include regulating house-to-house and street collections, the District Council's updated Capital Programme for 2021/22 to 2025/26 and a summary of the outturn performance against the Council’s Key & Corporate Plan Performance Indicators for the full year 2020/21.

Public participation

Please note that as around 45 councillors and officers will be attending this meeting, any attendance by members of the public will be restricted to only a handful of people on a first come first served basis due to the venue's reduced Covid capacity.

That's why we're recommending that if local people have any representations to make on the agenda items that they make these in writing no later than midday 7 June by:
Until April the District Council was able to meet by Zoom, but the emergency law enabling remote meetings has now expired. The extension to no earlier than 19 July of the government's further relaxation of Covid restrictions means that large group meetings cannot at the moment be held indoors.

Anyone attending the 6pm meeting should:
  • Follow public health advice
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Follow the instructions for safe and socially distant movement around the venue and wear a face covering at all times (unless exemptions apply)
  • Sign into the venue using the NHS Covid 19 app
You should not attend if you are unwell, symptomatic with Covid-19, are a confirmed case or are a confirmed contact of someone who is self-isolating.

It is not mandatory for attendees to have taken a voluntary lateral flow test before attending this meeting, but, as restrictions continue to be eased by central Government, public health officials have advised that we should all be getting tested regularly.

Lateral flow tests are available for free. It’s quick and easy to apply for testing kits online. You can either order for home delivery (generally arrives the day after you apply) or order to click collect from a wide range of pharmacies and other venues.
Our 8 July full council meeting will be broadcast live from the sports hall at Wirksworth Leisure Centre from 6pm.

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