Derbyshire County Council

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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 […]

A pop-up drive-through coronavirus testing site will be in place in Ilkeston town centre this week from Friday 14 August to Monday 17 August. It follows an appeal by Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health for Derbyshire, for anyone who lives or socialises in Ilkeston and has coronavirus symptoms to get tested after four people who visited some […]

Derbyshire County Council has a new Civic Chairman, Councillor Judith Twigg. Councillor Twigg accepted the honour at the county council’s AGM – which was held virtually because of the current coronavirus situation. Her chain of office was presented to her by her husband, Leonard, at their home in Bakewell, where the couple are isolating. In […]

Thousands of students across the county are preparing to receive their A-level and GCSE results. On Thursday 13 August, students who were due to sit A-levels this summer will receive a calculated grade due to the closure of schools and cancelled exams. Those who were due to sit GCSE exams will receive them a week later […]

Residents will be able to visit Derbyshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres any day of the week from today. The layout of the county council’s nine centres have been improved to accommodate more vehicles on site at any one time while allowing visitors to maintain two metre social distancing  – meaning the odd and […]

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 […]

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