Derbyshire County Council

Thousands of Derbyshire residents will go to the polls this Thursday to cast their votes in the county council elections. Derbyshire County Council elections are held every four years and on 6 May covid-secure polling stations across the county will open their doors from 7am to 10pm. A total of 254 candidates are standing across […]

Derbyshire will become one of the first new areas in the country to roll out community testing – previously referred to as ‘mass testing’ – before Christmas. Plans have already been drawn up and military support is in place to enable community testing to start in Derbyshire from the 21st December. The testing will be for […]

Residents can now sign-up to learn something new in the new year with Derbyshire County Council’s adult education service. Courses for the new spring term start in January with a mixture of online, Covid-secure face-to-face and blended (mixture of both) courses. Covid-secure safety measures  will be in place across all the council’s community education centres. A […]

Calls by Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health Dean Wallace to stick to government restrictions have been echoed by an Amber Valley woman suffering from long Covid. Retired business owner Viv Palfreyman – who started Acorn Training in Ripley in 1996 – started to feel unwell after a 24-hour flight home from Australia in late February. […]

Trading standards officers are urging Derbyshire residents thinking of buying a pet online to be extra cautious and do their research after receiving dozens of complaints. Derbyshire County Council’s trading standards are concerned that people are falling foul of unscrupulous traders selling sick puppies and kittens often too young to leave their mothers or puppies […]

A new way for Derbyshire communities to browse, book and buy local online is being launched by Derbyshire County Council in partnership with the county’s district and borough councils, as part of a scheme to support towns and villages across the county. is a website which allows shops, cafes, restaurants and other local businesses […]

Chesterfield is set to become a mental health friendly space thanks to funding from the county council. Derbyshire County Council is providing up to £45,000 of funding for the delivery of a two-year project aiming to make the town a more mental health friendly place. Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Communities, Councillor […]

Careers advice and support with finding a new job or training is on offer from Derbyshire County Council. Anyone who is aged over 19, or anyone who is 18 and not working or in education can ask for free advice on: Training courses – including how to get funding. Career planning – including help to […]

As the number of cases of coronavirus in Derbyshire continues to rise, residents across the county are being reminded to self-isolate if anyone in their household or support bubble tests positive for the virus. Director of Public Health for Derbyshire Dean Wallace said: “Cutting off contact is the key to containing any virus – and […]

Extra restrictions will be imposed across parts of the High Peak after a surge in coronavirus cases, it has been announced today. Although cases are rising across Derbyshire, cases in the Glossopdale area remain among the highest in the county with 99 people testing positive between 4 and 10 October compared to 76 the previous […]

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