Author: Sarah Kitchener

Community News 07

Community News 07

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

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Community News 2022 06

Community News 2022 06

'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

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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... Read More »

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

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Community News 2022 05

Community News 2022 05

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

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Community News May 2022

Community News May 2022

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

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Community News 2022 04 29

Online support for Ukraine
Have you had an application approved to host a Ukrainian family? Perhaps you already have refugees staying with you? Or maybe you're unable to offer accommodation but have other ways in which you would like to help? If so, you'll find a wide range of helpful information on our website.

We've gathered together information covering a number of areas in one place so that the process... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 03 May 2022 13:53 by Sarah Kitchener

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Mental Health Awareness Week 9th-15th May

Mental Health Awareness Week (9th – 15th May)

It's #MentalHealth awareness week & this year it's all about getting connected and combating loneliness. Get advice and tips online at

This year's #MentalHealth awareness week is about loneliness and what we can all do to help reduce it. Get some ideas here:

During #MentalHealth... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 03 May 2022 11:09 by Sarah Kitchener

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Road Closure Notice

Map showing the road closure

The B5010 from the A6005 down to its junction past Thulston will be closed on the 3rd May 2022 9:30 to 15:30

Posted: Fri, 22 Apr 2022 09:38 by Sarah Kitchener

Tags: Highways

Derbyshire County Council Community News 04 2021

Health and social care careers website
If you, or someone you know, is looking for a job, change of career or have retired early but would like to try something new, check out a new website promoting careers in care across Derbyshire and Derby.

Jobs in both the NHS and in the social care sector, including with Derbyshire County Council, have been brought together on one website to give residents easy... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 14:01 by Sarah Kitchener

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Derbyshire County Council Community News 30th March 2022

Setting out our priorities for Derbyshire
Last year we revealed our new Council Plan for 2021-25 presenting our key priorities, ambitions, challenges, opportunities, achievements and headline initiatives. We update the plan each year, and the 2022-23 refreshed plan has now been published.

The refreshed plan, with a new foreword by county council leader Councillor Barry Lewis, details our key accomplishments,... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 31 Mar 2022 10:42 by Sarah Kitchener

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