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Safer Communities

Community Alarm Service

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The Community Alarm Service provides peace of mind for residents across North East Derbyshire who would like to continue living independently in their home for longer. The service allows you to access help if you feel unwell, fall, feel unsafe or in need of help from your family or emergency services.

It provides peace of mind to yourself, your family and friends, encouraging individual choice and control.

You can choose how you would like to wear your alarm, either as a pendent or wristband.

The service is monitored 24/7, every day of the year by a dedicated team of trained people.

The service is a paid for service; for more information, visit the Rykneld Homes website or call (01246) 217670

Emergency planning

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North East Derbyshire District Council have a Service Level Agreement (SLA) in place with Derbyshire County Council Emergency Planning Team to undertake duties in line with the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and for the provision of Emergency Planning advice and Business Continuity arrangements.

The Emergency Planning Team works closely with the emergency services, health organisations and other agencies to prepare emergency plans and to respond to incidents. This provision ensures a 24 hours a day, 365 days per year response to incidents via The Emergency Planning Team or out of hours the two on call duty officers. Our joint aim is to improve our capability to respond to emergencies, minimise the effects on our communities and keep residents well informed.

A risk assessment of the District has been carried out and a Community Risk Register prepared and published and can be found online at the Derbyshire Prepared website.

Emergency Plans continue to be put in place to assist in the response to identified risks. The website also offers information and advice to help you better prepare for an emergency, including flooding.

The Council works with event organisers in the District to provide advice and assistance to ensure that health and safety measures are in place and to prepare multi agency response plans for larger events.

We have a Business Continuity Plan to ensure that, in the event of an incident the Council is prepared to continue to provide critical services that the public rely on e.g. refuse collection, benefits payments.

We will...

  • Work with partners to assess the levels of risk for a wide of potential hazards and threats in the District.
  • Prepare and publish a Community Risk Register.
  • Ensure that our residents are better informed about the risks in the District, what emergency plans are in place, measures they can take and, what they should do in an emergency affects them.
  • Ensure the Council has plans in place to continue to deliver key services that the public rely on during an emergency e.g. refuse collection, benefits payments.
  • Develop and maintain a wide range of emergency plans.
  • Co-ordinate the local authority’s response to an emergency.
  • Support the emergency services by providing care and support for members of the public who have been evacuated from their homes during an emergency.
  • Train and exercise all staff alongside partner agencies who have a role to play in an emergency to ensure a co-ordinated response.
  • Work with organisers of major events to ensure that the risk to public safety is minimised.
  • Work with communities, towns and parishes to promote community resilience.

Contact us

You can contact Derbyshire County Council Emergency Planning Team on (01629) 538364, or email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour

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North East Derbyshire has one of the lowest crime rates in the country, but crime and antisocial behaviour can still be a concern.

We are part of the North East Derbyshire Community Safety Partnership (NEDCSP), which is made up of local organisations, including the police and fire service. Together we work to make sure our district continues to be a safe place to live, work and visit.

Our main priorities are:

  • To reduce anti-social behaviour.
  • To reduce theft, burglaries and vehicle crime.
  • To reduce crime and harassment against minority groups.
  • To reduce violence - including violence related to drugs and alcohol, and domestic abuse.

Anti-social behaviour (ASB)

The term anti-social behaviour is defined as ‘behaviour by a person which causes, or is likely to cause, harassments, alarm or distress to persons not of the same household’ this could be targeted at an individual, whole household, community or the environmental surroundings such as public spaces or buildings.

We aim to prevent anti-social behaviour by providing activities and education within the community to assist in preventing this type of behaviour occurring. However, where necessary we will use enforcement action such as injunctions or other appropriate court orders.

To report anti-social behaviour contact us on the number below or call the police on 101.

Crime prevention

Crime rates in North East Derbyshire are low, but there are still lots of things we can do to help keep it that way.

For crime prevention advice, visit the Community Safety Partnership section of our website or call us on the number below.

For more information, call us on (01246) 217015 or visit the Community Safety Partnership section of our website.