Derbyshire County Council

Final preparations are underway to get Derbyshire County Council’s latest state-of-the-art care home ready for its first permanent residents. Staff have ensured the new Ada Belfield Care Centre in Belper is fully operational and deep cleaned following its temporary use as a Nightingale Care Home to support Derbyshire people recuperating from the coronavirus. Its first […]

Derbyshire County Council has approved ambitious plans for the future of local government in the county. The ground-breaking plans include the establishment of an East Midlands Combined Authority to ensure the region is on an equal footing to the West Midlands and Greater Manchester. In addition, the council has given, in an approach known as […]

Parents of Year Six pupils living in Derbyshire can now apply to Derbyshire County Council for their child’s secondary school place for September 2021. Around 9,000 year six primary school children – who were born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 – have been sent information about the application process. The deadline to […]

Derbyshire County Council has announced ambitious plans for the future of local government in the county. The move comes in preparation for the local government and devolution white paper expected to be released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in the coming weeks. The plans prioritise, in an approach known as Vision […]

Over 50 Derbyshire schools are set to benefits from building improvements thanks to a £1.9 million Derbyshire County Council funding initiative.

A two-mile stretch of the A61 near Dronfield will be re-surfaced by Derbyshire County Council in a bid to reduce excess noise levels. The work will start on Friday 11 September at 6 pm and will continue until Monday morning, and then again on the following two weekends. The road will be completely re-surfaced and re-lined, the crash barriers will […]

All but one of Derbyshire County Council’s libraries will be open and operating their normal opening hours by the end of the month. A total of 44 of the county’s 45 libraries will be open and welcoming customers to browse the shelves and choose books by 28 September. Only Wingerworth Library will remain closed for the time […]

Derbyshire County Council is highlighting a raft of new support services aiming to help reduce the number of suicides in Derbyshire. The support ranges from online suicide prevention training to the launch of a new emotional health website and coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day which is on Thursday 10 September. The theme for 2020 is […]

A report outlining a £35m investment programme to make Elvaston Castle Country Park a sustainable visitor attraction with more visitors and increased income is set to be considered by Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet next week (Thursday 10 September). The report outlines how the Masterplan, which was developed in partnership with the Elvaston Castle and Gardens […]

Residents can now book on to more free online and remote learning adult education taster courses. Taster courses include: Languages Yoga Floristry Creative writing skills Plus more. Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People Councillor Alex Dale said: “We had a fantastic response from residents who signed up to our online summer […]

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