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New consultation on Main Modifications to Local Plan
A new consultation is due to be launched on North East Derbyshire District Council’s draft Local Plan, which sets the plan for future development in the area. This will allow over seven full weeks for the public and groups to comment.
NE Derbyshire to go into 'High' Covid tier
North Derbyshire’s local MPs and Council leaders have responded to the announcement that both North East Derbyshire and Chesterfield are to be placed in the high tier (tier 2) of the covid alert system from midnight on Friday night / Saturday morning.
Residents urged to follow local restrictions as Covid cases continue to rise
Residents in North East Derbyshire and Chesterfield are being urged to follow the rules in the face of rising numbers of coronavirus cases.
Local MPs and Council Leaders urge caution as Covid cases and hospitalisations rise
Leaders and MPs across North East Derbyshire are uniting to urge local residents to be as vigilant as possible as coronavirus cases, and the number of people hospitalised at the Royal, continue to rise in the District.
Council 12 October 2020 live from 3:00pm
Junction Arts to work with Clay Cross community on digital art show
Junction Arts have won a contract to work with the community in Clay Cross to create a digital art show in the town as part of the regeneration projects underway.
Independent businesses unite in Clay Cross to help local recovery and support fiver fest
Local businesses in Clay Cross are teaming up together to take part in the Totally Locally national Fiver Fest campaign, running between 10 and 24 October 2020.
Clay Cross gets £500k investment for imminent redevelopment in the area
North East Derbyshire District Council and the Clay Cross Town Board are delighted to announce the receipt of a £500,000 grant from the Government as part of the Clay Cross Town Deal initiative.
Council helps residents save thousands of pounds whilst tackling Climate Change
North East Derbyshire District Council is helping householders get their share of Government funds of up to £10,000 when making their homes more energy efficient.
Clay Cross to be transformed into physical activity game - Beat the Street
An innovative physical activity game that has engaged more than a million people is set to launch in Clay Cross.
Council Investigates Breach
The Council uses an external company to dispatch bulk letters on behalf of the Revenues and Benefits Department.
Hundreds of vacancies up for grabs at the virtual jobs and training fair
North East Derbyshire District Council is teaming up with Bolsover District Council and Chesterfield Borough Council to boost local residents’ employment prospects as the online jobs and training fair is set to provide hundreds of employment opportunities across Derbyshire.
Chair of the Council helps Alzheimer’s charity with Memory Walks pledge
Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council, Councillor Pat Antcliff is encouraging residents and businesses to pledge to take part in Memory Walks throughout this September and October.
Council backs national litter picking campaign with loaned kit and waste removal
NEDDC is getting behind the Keep Britain Tidy – Clean September initiative by loaning out litter picking equipment to individuals or groups taking part in the district and the Council will collect and remove the waste once complete.
NEDDC receives RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety achievements
North East Derbyshire District Council is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.
Boost for community groups in North East Derbyshire with up to £500 support grants
Community groups in the district of North East Derbyshire get a welcome boost from their local authority, North East Derbyshire District Council, as grants up to £500 are available to support projects to tackle local issues in the area.
Tea-riffic idea leads to boom in business for Cup and Saucer in Clay Cross
North East Derbyshire District Council is continuing its support for local and independent businesses to help them recover from the pandemic and Cup and Saucer in Clay Cross is one such business who is finding success in these difficult times.
Cash boost for residents in North East Derbyshire who need it most
North East Derbyshire District Council is offering a hardship fund reduction of up to £200 to all working age residents who have existing claims or when making a new claim for Council Tax Reduction.
Council commits to supporting older people in the District
North East Derbyshire District Council has pledged to support some of the most vulnerable people in its district by launching a new strategy designed to improve their lives.
Council receives special honour for exceptional service to Armed Forces Community
Following our successful achievement in gaining the Ministry of Defence - Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award last September, our ongoing efforts to support the Armed Forces Community have now been recognised with a Silver Award.
Clay Cross Draft Investment Plan reaches second phase as residents have their say
There will once again be an opportunity to shape the future of Clay Cross by commenting on the draft Investment Plan as consultation enters its second phase.
Council waives licence fee to help local businesses
North East Derbyshire District Council is waiving a licence fee of up to £100 to help local businesses get back on their feet following the coronavirus pandemic.
Local businesses encouraged to register for Eat Out to Help Out scheme
The area’s official tourist board is encouraging local food and drink businesses to sign up to the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which aims to protect jobs in the hospitality industry and incentivise customers to dine out by offering a half-price discount.
Funding boost for local community groups in North East Derbyshire
Community groups in North East Derbyshire which need financial help with projects to aid the area’s recovery can apply for grants up to £500 from North East Derbyshire District Council.
In with a splash as leisure centres set to re-open in North East Derbyshire
The three District Council leisure centres in Dronfield, Eckington and Clay Cross are set to re-open their doors on 25 July 2020 with new safety measures in place.
Have your say on the proposed changes to the Council's Allocations Policy
North East Derbyshire District Council is carrying out consultation on proposed changes to the Council’s Allocations Policy. Rykneld Homes is supporting North East Derbyshire District Council (NEDDC) to carry out the consultation.
New Council Leader sets out vision to get North East Derbyshire back on its feet
North East Derbyshire District Council’s newly elected Leader has set out his commitment to supporting residents and businesses on the road to recovery following the Coronavirus pandemic.
Pub has licence revoked for noise and COVID-19 lockdown breach
A pub which breached COVID-19 regulations and caused a noise nuisance for neighbours, has had its licence revoked.
Clay Cross residents urged to have their say for part of £3.6bn government investment
Residents and businesses of Clay Cross are set to have a chance to have their say on what they want to see for the town should it be successful in its bid to receive part of the £3.6bn government funding as part of the My Town initiative.
North East Derbyshire District Council Leader of the Council Update
Leader of North East Derbyshire District Council Martin Thacker is to step down at the council’s meeting on July 13 but will continue as a councillor for Brampton and Walton.
Residents urged to keep it local as shops re-open in North East Derbyshire
As many shops were able to re-open their doors on 15 June and more so from 4 July, businesses around the four towns of Clay Cross, Dronfield, Eckington and Killamarsh have been welcoming customers back to their shops safely.
Job opportunities boost for residents of North East Derbyshire
North East Derbyshire District Council are set to give a boost to local residents employment prospects with the launch of their first ever virtual jobs fair via social media on 30 June 2020.
New eligibility criteria for grant fund available to small businesses in NE Derbyshire
The deadline for applications to Phase 2 of the NEDDC Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund is 23:59 on Sunday 21 June. Late applications will not be processed. Although demand has been extremely high, we may open Phase 3 subject to any remaining funding.
Nexus consultants appointed to deliver Investment Plan for Clay Cross
The ongoing regeneration of Clay Cross moves into an exciting new phase with the appointment of consultants Nexus for the preparation of a Clay Cross Investment Plan.
Gold Award for NE Derbyshire District Council in management of address information
North East Derbyshire District Council has been given a ‘Gold Award’ in recognition of the exceptional standards in the way it manages its address information database.
Local authority helps house rough sleepers and homeless during lockdown
In response to the national COVID-19 pandemic, 20 men and women from North East Derbyshire who were sleeping rough or made homeless, have been housed and supported in the Twin Oaks Hotel in Palterton.
Clay Cross Town Board News
The Clay Cross Town Board has been formed by the Council to develop a plan for the Government’s Town Fund allocation to Clay Cross.
NE Derbyshire prepares to welcome back shoppers into town centres
Safety measures are being put in place for residents and businesses in each of the four main town centres in North East Derbyshire District as many shops are set to re-open from 15 June.
Discretionary grant fund for small businesses in NE Derbyshire
Our new online application helps small businesses in the District gain access to the Discretionary Grants Fund, providing they are not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund, the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund or other central government support schemes.
North East Derbyshire Local Plan Examination - Update
Following the delay to the Local Plan Examination during the Covid-19 emergency, and in light of new Government planning guidance, the Planning Inspector has given advance notice that the Local Plan Examination should continue to the next consultations.
Council to regulate the impact of fireworks with a registration scheme
We are planning to introduce a voluntary Bonfire and Firework Display Registration Scheme to combat the misuse of fireworks, and safely regulate those attending bonfire events and wishing to let off fireworks in the District.
Respect our local communities say Derbyshire Leaders
As Derbyshire leaders we are joining together to ask visitors to respect local communities this coming bank holiday weekend and to consider if they could come later in the year instead.
Council introduce charter to ban release of sky-lanterns and helium balloons
North East Derbyshire District Council has introduced a charter to ban the release of sky-lanterns and helium balloons on its land, to help combat littering and the wider detrimental effects they have on the environment.
New Chair and Vice-Chair elected at North East Derbyshire District Council
Councillor Pat Antcliff has elected as Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council at the Council’s Annual Meeting, with Councillor Diana Ruff elected as Vice-Chair.
Ex-straw-dinary scenes as scarecrows show support for key workers
There have been plenty of new additions to local villages in Derbyshire over the last few weeks as local residents of Calow, Holymoorside and Walton have been making scarecrows of key workers.
Coronavirus Business Trade Update
A summary of the Prime Ministers update address to the nation on 10th May 2020 regarding the current lockdown, movement and business activity restrictions to control the transmission and spread of Coronavirus is as follows.
First virtual Council meeting to be held at NEDDC
North East Derbyshire District Council has ensured key important meetings will continue, as the Annual Council Meeting on 18 May goes ahead – virtually, via video conferencing.
Green bin collections set to re-commence in North East Derbyshire
Green bin collections will resume in north east Derbyshire from the 18 May 2020 as measures are put in place to ensure the service is back up to capacity.
Fly tipping and illegal waste collection
Due to recent circumstances, there has been an increase in illegal waste collection and unlicensed waste collectors trying to take advantage of the situation.
Stay at home commemorations to honour VE Day 75
North East Derbyshire District Council have launched a series of online resources and fun initiatives to help communities commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
Coronavirus – No burning or garden bonfires
With the current Government advice for people to stay at home, North East Derbyshire District Council is providing extra advice on garden bonfires and the burning of waste to keep our residents safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Fundraising campaign launched to help vulnerable residents of NE Derbyshire
North East Derbyshire District Council has teamed up with the National Funding Scheme to enable people to donate towards helping the vulnerable residents of North East Derbyshire*.
Latest North East Derbyshire community news - COVID-19
Learn more about the support initiatives, grants, and aid packages, that various organisations, and the Government, are providing to help those most affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.
Council to provide £20m+ of support to businesses during COVID-19 outbreak
North East Derbyshire District Council have been busy supporting local businesses during the COVID-19 crisis and has today received £20m from the Government to help fund grants to small businesses and those in the retail, leisure and hospitality business.
Food donations helping the most vulnerable
Residents and businesses have received a big thank you from the Leader of North East Derbyshire District Council, Martin Thacker, for supporting food donation centres organised by the community support team with help from a network of Parish Councils.
Green waste collections
North East Derbyshire District Council has been constantly reviewing refuse collections amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
Planning Applications – working with you during the COVID-19 pandemic
North East Derbyshire District Council is continuing to work as hard as possible with residents and businesses who are submitting or have submitted a planning application.
Festival of Brass postponed due to COVID-19
North East Derbyshire District Council can confirm that the Festival of Brass due to take place on 21 June 2020 has been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Financial Support Information for Residents and Businesses during COVID-19
The Council recognises that in these unprecedented times our residents and businesses will need support. We have therefore introduced measures to try to ease some of the pressures you may be experiencing:
Council support in delivering vital medicines to residents
North East Derbyshire District Council have begun working in partnership with Peak Pharmacy to help deliver vital medicines to residents who need it most in north east Derbyshire.
Bin collections remain unaffected by COVID-19
The Council is reassuring residents and businesses that the essential bin collection service provided by the Council currently remains unaffected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle testing suspended
On the 25 March 2020 the Government announced that MOT testing for cars, vans and motorcycles will be suspended from the 30 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak and all vehicles requiring an MOT on or after that date will receive a six-month extension to their MOT.
Food donations for COVID-19 support team
Rykneld Homes is working closely with Martin Thacker MBE, Leader of North East Derbyshire District Council, to set up food donation points at locations across the district.
Council commits support to residents as staff are redeployed to help most vulnerable
The Council, together with its housing partner Rykneld Homes, have drawn up support plans to ensure important supplies reach vulnerable people at home as a result of the virus. We will continue with essential council services.
Vital grants given to clubs supporting older people and disabled people
North East Derbyshire District Council can confirm its continued support for local community clubs for lunching, older people, and disabled people.
Council initiates community support team for people affected by COVID-19
North East Derbyshire District Council has today set up a Community Support Team to help provide advice and support to those affected by the COVID-19 virus.
Leisure Centres close for the safety of members, visitors and staff
North East Derbyshire District Council has today made the decision to close its leisure centres as the health and wellbeing of all its customers is the Council’s absolute priority.
Council takes part in country’s biggest mass clean up
North East Derbyshire District Council will be taking part in this year’s Great British Spring Clean, which brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to show they love where they live.
Council finalists in UK Housing awards for work on homelessness
North East Derbyshire District Council have been announced as finalists at the UK Housing Awards for their work in preventing residents becoming homeless through collaborative working with other authorities.
New Modern.gov system goes live!
Our new way of providing you with information about the Council and its various committees, (such as the Planning Committee), Cabinet and our Councillors (elected Members) has now gone live.
Local Plan update: pause lifted for new consultation with residents
North East Derbyshire District Council wrote to the Planning Inspector examining the District’s draft development plan to restart the current examination and initiate the next consultation for local communities to have their say.
Latest Brownfield Land Register available to view
The Council’s current Brownfield Land Register identifies a total of 24 brownfield sites. Site size ranges from 0.02 ha to 36.5 ha and includes the former Biwaters site and part of the Avenue site.
Council support Armed Forces Veterans with trip to Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
North East Derbyshire District Council once again showed their support to the Armed Forces Veterans in the District, by treating them to a visit to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby.
Council Tax prices frozen by local authority
North East Derbyshire District Council has announced that their Council Tax prices will be frozen for 2020 – 2021, bucking the trend of other local authorities.
Civic Cadet sworn in at North East Derbyshire District Council
Cadet Noah Thackeray was formally sworn in by the Authority and signed pledges to support the Council Chair and Armed Forces Member Champion carry out their duties, and to be an ambassador for the Armed Forces Community and Cadet Detachments.
Council on 2 March streamed live
The full council meeting on 2 March at 3pm will be streamed live via the public-i website which can be viewed during the meeting or after at your convenience. The meeting will also include live subtitles.
Scam phone calls about council tax refunds
We have recently seen an increase in calls to us regarding Council Tax scams.
Charity nets donation from local angling group
A local charity has been given £300 after a group of anglers from Clay Cross Angling Association, donated from their charity angling matches.
Council employee gains National recognition for ‘Heat Heroes’ work with residents
On 29 January 2020, Edward Leddy Owen who works for both Bolsover and North East Derbyshire District Council’s picked up a ‘Heat Heroes’ award at the Houses of Parliament for his fantastic work helping residents in Derbyshire.
Council’s Streetscene services receive national praise
Street cleansing and grounds maintenance services in North East Derbyshire are amongst some of the best in the country.
Council welcomes High Sheriff of Derbyshire in visit to the Authority
The High Sheriff of Derbyshire, William Burlington, visited North East Derbyshire District Council’s main offices at Mill Lane in Wingerworth on 24 January 2020.
Consultation on introducing new technology helping the deaf community
The Council is excited to invest in new technology to help the deaf community use our services. There are 150,000 deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users in the UK.
Community Action Grant scheme launched for accessing up to £500 grant funding
Our new Community Action Grants scheme is open to constituted groups operating in North East Derbyshire District to access up to £500 of grant funding, for projects taking place in the District that support North East Derbyshire District Council’s Council Plan.
Town centre health check 2020 - have your say!
North East Derbyshire residents are being urged to have their say on issues facing their town centres.
Leisure memberships frozen in NE Derbyshire
Despite rising costs, the council has been able to make sure customers are not paying any extra for their membership packages, due to sound financial management of the centres.
First ever Civic Cadet sworn in at NEDDC
North East Derbyshire District Council was delighted to announce the appointment of Cadet Lance Corporal John Martin as a Civic Cadet at the Council meeting held on 13th January 2020.
Leisure discount scheme extended to include armed forces community
North East Derbyshire District Council’s leisure discount scheme has now been extended to include the armed forces community.
Council to launch new festival of brass in 2020
Entries are now being invited for a new entertainment contest to be held in North East Derbyshire in 2020.
Christmas gift boost for domestic abuse victims
Generous council staff have donated dozens of gifts to distribute to victims of domestic abuse this Christmas.
Prolific fly-tipper jailed for waste offences and fraud
On 2nd December 2019, Horace Piggott of Killamarsh, was given a two-year prison sentence at Sheffield Crown Court after pleading guilty to multiple waste offences and fraud.
Council donation to commemorate children’s tragic deaths
A tragic accident which resulted in the death of three young children 125 years ago, has been recognised by North East Derbyshire District Council.
Electric vehicle rapid charging station installed in Dronfield
A brand new charging point has been installed in north east Derbyshire as part of the council’s efforts to reduce the carbon emissions and improve air quality.
Pioneering Empty Property Scheme extended
A pioneering scheme which is set to bring dozens of empty homes back into use across North East Derbyshire has been extended for 12 months, due to its success in reducing the number of vacant properties.
Rogue resident removed from streets of Renishaw in successful prosecution
On 21 November 2019 Ricky Whitehead, of Renishaw, was given a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order after damning, conclusive evidence was given in court detailing how he had terrorised residents of Renishaw village.
Christmas and winter information
Our Mill Lane offices at Wingerworth will be closed from 5pm on Monday 23 December, re-opening on Thursday 2 January 2020, at 9am. Continue reading to learn more about changes to other service areas.
Jobs fair first gets seal of approval
Our first ever jobs fair has received the seal of approval from enthusiastic business bosses. Over 20 employers with hundreds of opportunities on offer set out their stalls at the Clay Cross event earlier this month.
Adoption of the IHRA definition of Anti-Semitism
North East Derbyshire District Council has formally adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of anti-Semitism. The definition is an important tool for public bodies to understand how anti-Semitism manifests itself in the 21st century, as it gives examples of the kind of behaviours which can constitute anti-Semitism.
Relief for residents as council works with Derbyshire Constabulary to obtain closure order for Arcam House
The premises Arcam House is a former public house on Draycott Road, North Wingfield. Residents in the area were subjected to anti-social behaviour from tenants from the four flats in the main building and two flats from the converted outbuilding.