Author: Sarah Kitchener
Tackling the cost of living
Do you know of any groups or projects that are helping people in your community as they struggle with the cost of living?
A fund that means our councillors can support their local community is being doubled so that they can help people tackle the rise in prices that we're all facing.
All 64 of our councillors get funding through the members' Community Leadership Scheme to give... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 03 Oct 2022 09:38 by Sarah Kitchener
Before we know it Christmas will be upon us.
The Parish Council are holding the annual Borrowash light switch on, on the 25th November 2022, back at the COOP site.
If any local businesses or charities would like a stall please contact Councillor Jane White by emailing email@example.com or calling 07393 291704
Posted: Thu, 01 Sep 2022 19:33 by Sarah Kitchener
Pension Credit Cost of Living Payments
If you're a pensioner, or have any family or friends who are, here's some info about the Pension Credit Cost of Living Payment from the government.
The Cost of Living Payment is an extra payment to help you with the cost of living if you're entitled to certain benefits or tax credits.
If you get Pension Credit already you'll automatically be paid the Cost of Living... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 14:25 by Sarah Kitchener
Tickets now on sale for 'Shine a Light'
Here's something to look forward to – Shine a Light is a series of magical large-scale projections that will light up Derbyshire landmarks this autumn and winter. Why not book ahead?
You'll experience an after-dark spectacular that your whole family can enjoy, with awe-inspiring animations and live musical performances.
This year Shine a Light visits Elvaston... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 09:14 by Sarah Kitchener
Summer safety advice on fire and water
With temperatures soaring in recent days, we're backing Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service's campaign to help us and our countryside safe.
Moorland, Countryside and Wildfire
Over the last week Derbyshire firefighters have attended 66 fires in the open, an increase of 135% on the average number of fires in the open per week, between April and September in the last... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 10:35 by Sarah Kitchener
Major road resurfacing work continues
Did you know we've improved more than 80 roads across the county since May?
Our contractors are just finishing this surface dressing work which works to extend the life of roads by spreading a layer of bitumen followed by a layer of chippings, with loose chippings swept away later.
Next we're turning our attention to roads in need of more in-depth repairs as we prepare... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 07 Jul 2022 13:23 by Sarah Kitchener
'Spring clean' for dual carriageways
As you're travelling around the county this summer you may come across teams of workers giving our dual carriageways a spruce up.
The annual 'spring' clean of dual carriageways in Derbyshire starts in July.
We give them a good tidy, a verge trim, clear drains and fix potholes, working with our friends from district and borough councils.
We used to do this earlier in... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:12 by Sarah Kitchener
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... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 11:39 by Sarah Kitchener
Meet our Net Zero Heroes
Do you know a Net Zero Hero? There's still time to send us your nominations.
We're shining the spotlight on everyday people helping to cut carbon emissions in Derbyshire to make the UK and the wider world a greener place.
Take Darcie Cousins from Hognaston for example. When Darcie was unsuccessful in her search for a local refill shop she took matters into her own hands and set... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 30 May 2022 15:43 by Sarah Kitchener
Decision on homes for older people
A decision has been made to close seven of our care homes, which need major refurbishment to bring them up to modern care standards.
The decision follows a public consultation on future options for the homes which need significant repairs including replacing boilers, heating systems, refitting all kitchens and bathrooms, roofing works and installing sprinkler systems.... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 16 May 2022 09:37 by Sarah Kitchener