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Community Litter Picks Resume

Community Litter Picks Resume

Organised by DCllrs Mark Wakeman and Alasdair Sutton the Community Litter Pick resumed on Saturday 12th September. The photograph shows Cllr Bill Storey, Sarah Dines MP and CCllr Judith Twigg. A large sheet of plastic was recovered from the river along with a considerable amount of wet wipes.

Posted: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:39 by John Rowe

Derbyshire Dales District Council to discuss traveller sites

The District Council is to hold an extraordinary meeting at 6.30pm on Wednesday 2nd September which "on the work that has been undertaken to identify potentially suitable permanent sites in accordance with its duties and responsibilities to Gypsies and Travellers under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017."

The meeting can be viewed online and details of how to do so are in the agenda.

The document discusses a number of options and says, "where a duty to secure accommodation arises but an appropriate site is not immediately available the Housing Authority may need to provide an alternative temporary solution until a suitable site becomes available." More »

This is known as a Temporary Tolerated Site.

The paper considers five sites are considered, which includes land at the Agricultural Business Centre. It is noted that all the sites have drawbacks and of the ABC it says "However, much of the land in this area is not owned by the Council and in allowing Travellers to occupy it the Council may well be in contravention of its tenancy agreements. In addition, the site is within the Peak District National Park, who currently do not have a need to provide a Traveller site within their Local Plan, such that obtaining planning permission may be difficult." » Less

Posted: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 18:55 by John Rowe

Question Time for the Commissioner

Members of the public are being given the opportunity to ask questions regarding local policing services, community safety and the force's response to policing the pandemic.

Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa and senior officers from Derbyshire Constabulary will be responding to questions in a dedicated virtual question and answer session to take place via Microsoft Teams.

The event will take place on Monday, 24th August at 6pm and is open to all those living or working in Derby and Derbyshire. Although there will be the opportunity for general debate and discussion, those wishing to ask a specific question are asked to register and send their initial questions to the Commissioner's office by noon, Friday 21 August by email pccoffice@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk More »

All members of the Board will be in attendance including the recently appointed Chief Constable Rachel Swann and other members of the chief officer team.

The link to the session and joining instructions are available on the Commissioner's website www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/DerbyshireQuestions » Less

Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 11:21 by John Rowe