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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.

Council 18 May 2020 live from 3:00pm

Annual Council 18 May 2020 live from 3:00pm 

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 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.

Council leading way in accessibility for people with disabilities

North East Derbyshire District Council, who led the field in making its council services accessible to all, is in discussions with a national disability organisation to produce an access guide for people with disability visiting our area, as well as undertaking an audit of the council’s own access provision for local residents.

Pair sentenced in puppy farm case

A former licensed dog breeder and her father have been sentenced following one of the worst cases of animal mistreatment ever seen by our officers.

Eckington leisure centre gets investment boost

North East Derbyshire District Council has continued to follow up on its pledge to reduce carbon emissions and improve its leisure facilities by investing £200,000 into the Eckington Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre.

Local groups shine at Voluntary Sector Awards

Organised by the Volunteer Centre: Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire, the annual Voluntary Sector Awards have become a key event to recognise the hard work of volunteers and groups working for the benefit of the local area.

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Council jobs fair set to boost residents and businesses opportunities

North East Derbyshire District Council is hosting a jobs fair event at Sharley Park Leisure Centre on 7 November to help local people find work.

Climate Change Small Grants Scheme for Schools Fund

North East Derbyshire District Council has followed on from declaring a climate emergency in the summer by actively helping fund local school projects.

Historic moment as council signs British Sign Language Charter

North East Derbyshire District Council has shown its commitment to the deaf community, by becoming the first district council in the UK to sign up to the British Sign Language Charter.

Local hero Jack Parrott gets garden makeover by Love Your Garden

 The Love Your Garden team at ITV visited local hero and war veteran Jack Parrott, 97 of Grassmoor to give his garden a makeover and make it more accessible.

Dronfield Genquip Band crowned winners of the 61st Brass Band Festival

Brass bands battled it out recently in the North East Derbyshire Brass band Festival, filling Dronfield Sports Centre with fantastic notes and renditions that left the audience delighted! The bands were given a standing ovation for their fantastic efforts but only one could be crowned winner.

How can you prepare your business for Brexit?

Brexit will have immediate consequences for how businesses trade and operate. We all need to understand, what this means and prepare accordingly.

Manufacturing Zone Progress

Work has now started on bringing six key development sites across north Derbyshire into use to help regenerate the area and provide a jobs boost.

Council seeks successful prosecution of dog owners guilty of animal cruelty

On Monday 16th September Miss Sansha Lamb and her father Mr. Peter Lamb appeared at Chesterfield Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Business waste - know your responsibility

North East Derbyshire District Council is committed to reducing fly tipping and enviro-crime across the District. To help us do this, we want businesses to be able to prove how they dispose of their waste.

Dronfield school benefits from climate change grant

North East Derbyshire District Council has shown its commitment to helping tackle Climate Change by helping Dronfield Henry Fanshawe school develop new environmentally friendly initiatives with a grant of £500.

Consultation open for comment on proposed dog fouling PSPO

The Council is proposing to introduce new powers to tackle the issue of dog fouling and problematic dog behaviour across the District.

Council broadens funding for local initiatives

Following the launch of their new Council Plan, North East Derbyshire District Council has confirmed its commitment to supporting local communities by establishing community activities as key priorities and extending the eligibility to funding to more local groups.

Council’s commitment to Covenant confirmed and commended

North East Derbyshire District Council has reconfirmed its support to the Armed Forces Community and has received a national award for its efforts.

Clay Cross to benefit from the Government’s £3.6billion New Towns Fund

Clay Cross has today been shortlisted as one of the 100 towns invited by the Government to submit a proposal to its £3.6billion New Towns Fund.

Pioneering schools project expands

A pioneering project aimed at giving students a leg up the ladder in the construction industry, is expanding.

Council welcomes visitors from twin town Darmstadt-Dieburg

North East Derbyshire District Council recently welcomed two visitors from North East Derbyshire’s German twin town of Darmstadt-Dieburg.

Food business operator prosecuted over poor hygiene standards

A local food business operator in Eckington has pleaded guilty and been fined £1,129.37 for selling food items passed their use by date.

Brass Band Festival all set to hit the right notes

Three local brass bands are set to blow their own trumpets, snare the crowds and battle it out at Dronfield Sports Centre as they take part in North East Derbyshire District Council’s 61st Annual Brass Band Festival.

Residents urged to have their say on Council Plan

We are urging North East Derbyshire residents to have their say on our draft Council Plan, which sets out our aims and ambitions for the next four years.

Council reassures Tupton residents over proposed housing development

North East Derbyshire District Council has moved to reassure residents in Tupton that the development of Ankerbold Road will benefit the village and that local people’s concerns have been listened to.

Chair of council chooses Sheffield Children’s Hospital PACT as her chosen charity

Our Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council Cllr Carol Huckerby paid a visit to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital PACT (Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia) Friends. She has chosen to support PACT through her charitable appeal during her year in office.

Land owner prosecuted for failure to dispose of waste

North East Derbyshire District Council has prosecuted a landowner in Eckington for failing to comply with a council notice requiring him to remove this accumulation of waste from his property in December 2018.

Council puts name to Charter for British Sign Language

North East Derbyshire District Council has signalled its commitment to people with hearing difficulties by signing up to all pledges in the British Sign Language Charter.

Council takes action to combat climate change in north east Derbyshire

We have declared a Climate Change emergency and given the go ahead for a wide range of tough-tackling measures intended to reduce the authority’s impact on climate change.

Nominations open for tourism awards

Businesses that represent the best of the area’s tourism industry are set to be showcased and celebrated in the newly-launched Peak District & Derbyshire Tourism Awards.

Council tax text message fraud

Please be aware some residents have received text messages stating they are due a council tax refund. Please do not click on the link. We have not sent any messages like this to our residents and are investigating this.

Local artisans invited to apply for country fair

Producers based in Derbyshire are invited to showcase, promote and sell their products and services to a potential audience of around 70,000 people at Chatsworth Country Fair this summer – thanks to an exciting opportunity offered by the area’s official tourist board.

Landlord event is back after success!

We invite you to attend our annual landlord event on 24 May 2019 where there will be speakers covering many subjects, including; tax information for landlords, HMO licensing and various legislation updates.

Closure order on problem properties

Two problem properties in Tupton have been slapped with Closure Orders by North East Derbyshire District Council after local residents were subjected to suspected drug related activity and anti social behaviour.

Dronfield Manor Farm site set to be developed

The former Area Housing Office site in Dronfield is set to be transformed into new homes. NEDDC will bring the Manor Farm site back into use to provide a selection of two, three and four bedroom properties that meet the local areas housing need.

Council lends support to monthly running group

North East Derbyshire District Council is supporting a new running group which meets every month on The Avenue site in Wingerworth. Members of The Avenue 5K and 1,500m meet on the last Sunday of every month at Mill Lane, Wingerworth – opposite The Avenue Washlands Nature Reserve.

New café set to be installed at Dronfield Sports Centre

Members and users of Dronfield Sports Centre will soon be able to re-fuel after their workout as plans are being prepared to install a café at the centre. The Council’s Cabinet have agreed to the investment after a recent customer satisfaction survey revealed a need for a café in the facility.

Council agrees to investigate possible new leisure centre in Clay Cross

We have agreed to explore plans to build a new leisure centre in Clay Cross. We approved to undertake detailed investigations and surveys, develop a robust business case and secure investment from partners to assist in the redevelopment of Sharley Park Leisure Centre.

Public land and services to be reviewed in Dronfield and Eckington

We have recently received approval to move forward with a project that will review both the public sector land and buildings, as well as the provision of services, in the two towns of Dronfield and Eckington, with £40K to fund the project.