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Derbyshire County Council granted funds to fix three dangerous roads

Three major Derbyshire roads, which are considered to be among the most dangerous in the UK, are set to be revamped as part of the government’s new ‘Safer Roads Fund’.

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National transport group offer support for Matlock to Buxton rail line

National transport group offer support for Matlock to Buxton rail line

A national public transport organisation is to hold an event in Matlock later this month to show its support for efforts to re-establish rail services on the line towards Buxton.

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Councillor Lewis Rose has said he will fight any attempt to remodel the current structure of local government in the region which would weaken powers at district level.

Derbyshire Dales leader criticises secrecy of ‘super authority’ plans

The leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council has called for more transparency from larger authorities in talks over forming a new East Midlands ‘super authority’.

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Anne Western

DERBYSHIRE: Fiery debate over library consultation

A fiery debate over the county council’s plans to hand over 20 libraries to volunteers took place at the authority’s Matlock headquarters this afternoon.

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Council leader Barry Lewis

DERBYSHIRE: Council spends thousands on new role

The county council has agreed to spend £37,000 each year by creating a new role to assist the Conservative leadership in key decision-making.

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The leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, Tricia Gilby.

Derbyshire council leaders’ dismay at ‘super council’ talks snub

Two Derbyshire council leaders have expressed their dismay about being left out of initial talks to form an East Midlands ‘super-council’.

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Cllr Lewis Rose

Leaders’ concerns over super-council plans

Two of the county’s district and borough leaders have expressed their dismay about being left out of initial talks to form an East Midlands “super-council”.

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Derbyshire Dales council to vote on outsourced leisure centre operator

Derbyshire Dales council to vote on outsourced leisure centre operator

A not-for-profit leisure trust which operates across the UK is in line to win the contract to run Derbyshire Dales District Council’s four leisure centres.

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Derbyshire Dales council report: shut toilets or put services at risk

Derbyshire Dales council report: shut toilets or put services at risk

Derbyshire Dales District Council officers have delivered a stark message about the closure of public toilets ahead of a meeting next week.

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Australian state legislator Rick Colless, centre, visited the Peak District National Park to learn about partnership working between local organisations during a Commonwealth study tour of the UK.

Australian politician visits Peak District to talk natural resources

An Australian legislator was impressed by the work of the Peak District National Park and its partners when he visited on a fact-finding trip.

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Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council and partners including Age UK and the NHS have launched the Reduce Hospital Footfall campaign to help protect older people from falls and ease pressure on healthcare services.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

Derbyshire council chief pocketed more than £200k in a year

Mystery surrounds the identity of a Derbyshire council chief who pocketed more than £200,000 in the space of a year.

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The Taxpayers' Alliance releases its Town Hall Rich List every year.

List reveals Derbyshire council chiefs who raked in more than £100k in 2016-17

A list has revealed the Derbyshire council chiefs who raked in more than £100,000 during 2016-17.

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Derbyshire County Council's head office in Matlock

DERBYSHIRE: Council could lose decision-making powers

Planners fear being stripped of their powers to control mining schemes in Derbyshire.

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High Peak MP Ruth George

DERBYSHIRE: War of words over libraries

A Labour Derbyshire MP has been called “dishonest” by the county council’s Tory leader as a “war of words” broke out over libraries.

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Council chiefs want to hear residents' views on the issue

Have your say on controversial plans to expand Derbyshire quarrying

Council chiefs have unveiled controversial plans for expanding quarrying in Derbyshire.

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Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Tory leader accuses Labour MP of misleading public over Derbyshire library plans

The Conservative leader of Derbyshire County Council has insisted no libraries will close on his watch.

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Diane and Phillip Cone outside the Barrel Inn, which has been able to  improve dining facilities for customers thanks to free business advice from Derbyshire Dales District Council

Derbyshire Dales council service helps Bretton pub expand dining area

The owners of the highest pub in Derbyshire have taken the business on to a new level with help from the free Derbyshire Dales council advice service.

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Derbyshire Dales District Council chief executive Dorcas Bunton is to retire on May 31.

Derbyshire Dales council consider options as chief executive retires

Councillors are making plans for the future operational leadership of Derbyshire Dales District Council following the announcement that its chief executive is to retire.

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Barry Lewis

DERBYSHIRE: Council “not all about cuts”

The leader of Derbyshire County Council has dismissed claims that the authority is out to make a habit of funding cuts after waving through plans which could see 20 libraries handed over to volunteers and 13 bus routes reduced.

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