Author: Sarah Kitchener
Winter roads info
When the wintry weather arrives, do you know how to find out which roads we grit?
There's lots of info on our website, and a map which tells you when a road was last gritted. We treat around half of the roads in the county, with our gritting routes split into primary, secondary and tertiary routes.
Primary routes are treated during the day and night and we will 'pre-treat' before bad... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 11:05 by Sarah Kitchener
We want to know what you think about a proposed East Midlands Combined Authority.
The consultation on the proposed devolution deal, which covers Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Nottingham, runs until 9 January.
Devolution has the opportunity to:
*Bring more funding for our area: the devolution deal will bring more funding to our region – £1.14 billion –... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 08:51 by Sarah Kitchener
Jubilee coppice created
Six trees from the iconic 'Tree of Trees' gifted to Derbyshire by the Queen's Green Canopy and dedicated to organisations and schools across the county have been planted at Shipley Country Park to create a coppice in memory of Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
A ceremony was held on Tuesday at our Shipley Country Park. The six trees, along with a seventh courtesy of His Majesty's... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 12:15 by Sarah Kitchener
Ready for winter
When it snows, make sure you're in the know.
Sign up for our snow updates to make sure you get the latest information about affected services or road closures when bad weather hits.
Our team of gritters are on standby to help keep Derbyshire's roads clear of ice and snow when needed, with 35 gritting lorries – which can all be fitted with ploughs – now stationed at five highways... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 17 Oct 2022 10:01 by 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