Community News 2022 06

Keeping our rights of way clear

Do you love to get out and about in the countryside? Our rights of way team works hard to improve and maintain access so that we can take advantage of our beautiful landscape.

This work and our investment in improvements in footpaths across the county, has been praised by Peak District Local Access Forum.

We spend around £1 million a year on maintaining and improving footpaths and bridleways across Derbyshire, and recently improved the footpath pictured above, which is near Bonsall in the Derbyshire Dales.

From left to right are Martin Bennett, Peak District Local Access Forum; Rob Greatorex, Derbyshire County Council; Jeremy Kenyon, PDLAF; Charlotte Gilbert, PDLAF, Steve Hollinworth, Derbyshire County Council and Council Leader Councillor Barry Lewis. Visit the DCC website for more information.

Scams awareness fortnight

We're all worried about money and facing higher bills, and scammers are trying to take advantage of this.

Citizens Advice can help you to spot and stop scams. Be #ScamAware

Visit the Citizens advice website for more information.

Searching for a new challenge?

Are you aged 16-24 and looking for training opportunities or career advice? Or do you know someone who is?

Our qualified advisors offer free one-to-one appointments and can support with finding apprenticeships, training and searching for a job. They can also help you to explore any support you might need to improve your health and wellbeing.

To find out more and to book a call, visit

Additional careers advice and support is also available to all adults over 19 and 18-year-olds not currently in employment, education or training.

Find out more at

And we're hiring...

We have more than 400 jobs available across the council in a range of areas including conservation and the environment, finance, catering, social work, policy and research, management and more.

Check out the jobs section of our website for information about our current vacancies, applying for our jobs, what it's like to work with us and the different services we provide.

You can also follow our dedicated careers Facebook and LinkedIn pages for the latest jobs and careers news.

Visit DCC website for more information.

Our beacon for the Platinum Jubilee

Thousands of beacons were lit across the country and the Commonwealth to mark the Queen's 70 years on the throne, including ours at Grin Low near Buxton.

Derbyshire Vice Lord Lieutenant Colonel John Wilson OBE DL lit our Platinum Jubilee beacon at Solomon's Temple on 2 June with our Civic Chairman Councillor David Wilson, High Sheriff Michael Copestake and Bishop of Derby, the Right Reverend Libby Lane.

There is a long tradition of celebrating royal jubilees, weddings and coronations with the lighting of beacons. A beacon chain, once used as a tool for communication, has now become a symbol of unity across towns, borders, countries and continents.

Visit DCC's website for more information.

Support for carers
If you've just become a carer, or had an increase in your caring responsibilities, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to getting help and support.

Becoming a carer may have caused a big change in your life and it can be quite overwhelming as there is a lot of information to take in.

Derbyshire Carers Association provide a countywide support service for carers. Their support workers can help you navigate the world of being an unpaid carer.

If you're a carer and would like any advice or help please visit the Carers in Derbyshire website.

Visit the carers week website for more information

Find out about the UK honours system
Have you ever wondered how the honours system works and how you can nominate someone deserving that you know?

The government is running a week of free honours-related events which will take place virtually from the 14 to 17 June.

You can hear stories from a variety of inspirational recipients of honours (like OBEs, MBEs etc.) and special guest speakers, while taking the opportunity to learn more about the UK honours system and how you can make your own nomination for someone amazing. Visit the eventbrite website for more information.

Information for motorists in Matlock

The Environment Agency have closed Matlock Bridge to all traffic (pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles) from 7am today (Monday 13 June) until early August to enable preparations for essential flood prevention work to be carried out.

The next stage of work is to alter the road in order to allow two-way traffic over Matlock Bridge for the next 18 months.

Once this work on the bridge is complete, the A6 at Derwent Way will be closed so a large crane can be situated on the A6 to carry out the necessary work on reinstating the flood defences. All traffic going north and south will then be able to use Matlock Bridge. Visit the Gov.UK website for more information.

Verge management for better habitats

Want to know what we're doing to make our roadside verges better places for wildlife to survive and thrive? The council's leader, Councillor Barry Lewis, gives a video update on how plans are progressing.

Posted: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 11:39 by Sarah Kitchener

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