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The huge community effort shown in Whaley Bridge and surrounding areas as the town’s dam threatened to fail is being remembered one year on. On 1 August 2019 following a week of heavy rainfall, emergency services were alerted after it was reported that water was pouring out of the Toddbrook Reservoir dam which stands above […]

Derbyshire County Council is dealing with up to £10m per month in extra costs and lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although it is predicted that these extra costs will slowly start to reduce to around £7m over the coming months, by the end of the financial year the council’s funding shortfall could be […]

Young people who have been in the care of Derbyshire County Council are to be helped with their council tax until they are aged 25, even if they no longer live in the county. The decision was taken at a meeting of the council’s cabinet on Thursday 30 July, and will mean that council tax will […]

More Derbyshire County Council libraries are set to re-open in August and customers will shortly be able to browse the shelves again at certain sites. As well as more libraries re-opening, the new Belper Library on Derwent Street will open its doors on 10 August for the first time. From Monday 3 August four more libraries are set to […]

Trading standards officers at Derbyshire County Council are warning people about online adverts for free samples that can contain hidden fees or subscriptions. Joyce Beeston from Sudbury was caught out by a subscription trap but after contacting the county council’s trading standards she successfully got all her money back. Now she’s urging other people to […]

Extra funding could be given to local voluntary and community sector groups by Derbyshire County Council following the coronavirus pandemic. The proposed £53,000 increase would bring the total for infrastructure groups – umbrella organisations which offer information, support, guidance, training and funding to the local charitable sector – to more than £450,000 The move follows […]

More than 450 businesses and households affected by the November 2019 and February 2020 floods are able to get help to pay for flood mitigation measures. Derbyshire County Council is to administer a scheme that gives eligible properties a £5,000 grant to put in measures to help stop properties being flooded in the future. These […]

A fund of up to £15m is being set aside by Derbyshire County Council to help support Derbyshire’s communities and businesses to recover from the effects of coronavirus. Announcing the fund at the Derbyshire Economic Recovery Board on Monday 20 July, Derbyshire County Council Leader Councillor Barry Lewis said the fund would focus on creating […]

Two more Derbyshire libraries are set to re-open their doors later this month after being closed since the end of March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Derbyshire County Council-run Alfreton Library in Severn Square and Bolsover Library in Church Street will both re-open on Monday 27 July with several temporary changes in place to keep customers and staff […]

Parents are being asked to complete a short survey to let Derbyshire County Council know how they intend their children will make the journey from home to school when the new academic year starts in September. The council organises and pays for home to school transport for 6,500 entitled students. Home to school transport is […]


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