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Derby students get speedy school building lesson from Morgan Sindall Construction

23 July 2021

Morgan Sindall Construction has been appointed to rapidly build a new primary school in Mickleover, Derby to replace a facility that was destroyed by fire last year.

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Consultation launched about the future of Queen’s Leisure Centre

22 July 2021

A consultation launched about the future of Queen’s Leisure Centre.

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Derby Ram Trail releases tickets for the Farewell Weekend and end of trail Auction

20 July 2021

Bidders are invited to register their interest for the end of trail auction, taking place in the prestigious Italian Mill in the newly opened Museum of Making.

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Don’t lose your voice with the Annual Canvass

20 July 2021

Don’t lose your voice - residents in Derby are urged to check their voter registration details so they do not lose their voice on decisions that affect them.

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£5m business growth fund launched in Derby

20 July 2021

The £5 million Ascend business growth programme has been launched in Derby, to help local businesses innovate and expand.

Apply now for kids' panto auditions

19 July 2021

The search is on for talented kids who want to join the cast of Sleeping Beauty, this year’s Derby pantomime.

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Derby’s Outbreak Engagement Board encourages caution during reopening

19 July 2021

As legal COVID restrictions come to an end across the country, Derby’s Outbreak Engagement Board has issued a message of caution to citizens.

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Legal COVID restrictions end across England

19 July 2021

All remaining legal restrictions related to COVID have been lifted across the country, following the Government’s confirmation that the final stage of the roadmap could unfold.

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Brown bin collections to restart

16 July 2021

Our free brown bin collections will be resuming for residents of Derby on Tuesday 27 July.

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Council bids big to level up Derby

14 July 2021

A £20m bid to the Government’s Levelling up Fund has been submitted by Derby City Council.

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Councillors’ allowances and expenses reviewed

14 July 2021

Councillors are set consider the recommendations of an Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP) at a meeting due to be held next week.

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Markeaton paddling pool will return this summer

13 July 2021

One of the most loved facilities at Markeaton Park, the paddling pool at Mundy Play Centre will reopen to the public from 10.30am on Friday 23rd July.

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Derby Summer Promise – a free summer activity programme available for young people

13 July 2021

Derby City Council launches £1.5m ‘Derby Summer Promise’, providing an exciting summer of enriching and learning activities for children and financial support for families and households.

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Flood alleviation works to start at Sunnydale Local Nature reserve

13 July 2021

On Monday 19 July, work will get underway in Sunnydale Local Nature reserve to create new meadow and wetland habitats as part of the Cuttle Brook flood alleviation scheme.

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Government confirms that COVID-19 legal restrictions will end on Monday 19 July

12 July 2021

Today (Monday 12 July), the UK Government have confirmed that all remaining legal restrictions related to COVID-19 will be lifted next Monday (19 July).

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City restaurant prosecuted for allergy risk

12 July 2021

A restaurant in Derby has been prosecuted by Derby City Council Trading Standards after a customer with a peanut allergy suffered a severe reaction after eating a takeaway.

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Go wild - the Summer Reading Challenge is here!

10 July 2021

Derby Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge gets under way this weekend. Over the next eight weeks children can explore books and reading, and let their imaginations run wild!

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More events at the Market Place proves Derby Loves You

9 July 2021

A special concert by Derby-based Lucy Ward is just one of a great line-up of shows and attractions now booking in the new Derby Loves You temporary venue at Derby Market Place.

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Have your say on measures to tackle road safety at ten city schools

9 July 2021

Local residents and parents of school children at some city schools are being encouraged to take part in an online survey on proposed parking measures.

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Strategic partnership announced to develop and deliver future mobility solutions

8 July 2021

Derby City Council has signed a partnership agreement with Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK), that will allow Derby to explore, develop and deliver mobility solutions for the future.

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Campaign launched to protect vulnerable children and young people in Derby

7 July 2021

Derby City Council and Safe and Sound are launching the new Safe Places Derby campaign on Wednesday 7 July.

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Changes to booking system for Raynesway HWRC coming soon

7 July 2021

Changes are due to be made to the existing system that allows residents to book visits to Raynesway Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).

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Derby Museums challenges businesses to take on the Derby Ram Trail Bo-Peep Dash

7 July 2021

Derby Museums are challenging local businesses to take part in a friendly, competitive, timed early morning dash on Tuesday 27 July (7.30am – 8.30am) around the Derby Ram Trail.

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Derby to bid for City of Culture

6 July 2021

Derby will put its rich and vibrant heritage at the centre of a bid to become City of Culture 2025.

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Feedback shows Contact Tracing team make a difference with almost every call

5 July 2021

Since their inception in December 2020, Derby’s local contact tracing team based within the City Council has traced over 2,700 contacts

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Don’t lose your voice as the annual canvass begins

4 July 2021

Residents in Derby urged to look out for their voter registration details from Derby City Council

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Enhanced COVID-19 testing in Littleover following an increase in cases

1 July 2021

After a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, Derby City Council are asking residents from Littleover and Heatherton to come forward for PCR testing

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Trading Standards track down illicit tobacco

1 July 2021

Officers from Derby City Trading Standards and Public Protection teams were joined by Derbyshire Police and Immigration Enforcement East Midlands for an illicit tobacco operation

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Primary school pupils recreate iconic Derby footbridge

30 June 2021

Primary school pupils in Derby have recreated the iconic A52 footbridge which dominates the city skyline – with help from industry experts.

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Guided walks unlock historic tales of Derby Ram Trail backdrop

29 June 2021

Join the free Guided Heritage and Ghost walks around the city centre as part of the activity programme to coincide with the popular Derby Ram Trail this summer.

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Trading Standards remind residents to watch out for summer rogue traders

24 June 2021

Derby City Council Trading Standards team are asking for the public’s help this summer to protect themselves and their vulnerable neighbours and family from rogue traders.

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There’s a whole summer of fun at Derby Parks

24 June 2021

From Parkruns to picnics, there’s no end of fun to be had at parks across Derby, this summer. Read on for the highlights!

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Works to start on new multi user footbridge at Cuttle Brook

23 June 2021

Works to replace and update an existing footbridge will commence next week.

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Nèos International to open group headquarters in Derby, creating up to 150 jobs

22 June 2021

World leading engineering group, Nèos International, will establish its group headquarters in Derby.

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Derby’s Director of Public Health encourages testing to prevent transmission

22 June 2021

Dr Robyn Dewis is urging citizens to remember the importance of testing to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Pictures show the moment tonnes of waste set fire due to a battery

21 June 2021

Derby City Council, along with partners in the waste disposal industry are calling on residents in Derby to stop putting batteries, electronics and gas cannisters in their wheelie bins.

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New cycle path means better connections

17 June 2021

Cyclists and pedestrians can now enjoy a brand new 3m wide cycle path that provides a continuous off-road route connecting the city centre with the Wyvern, the new A52 footbridge and Pride Park.

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Events update following updated COVID-19 roadmap

17 June 2021

Following the Government announcement on Monday (14 June), Derby LIVE are happy to announce that many events can go ahead as planned.

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DE-Carbonise project helps small businesses to go green

17 June 2021

Over the past four years, the DE-Carbonise project has given almost £1.5m in grants to help businesses reduce their energy and resource use and carbon emissions.

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Mayor’s Charity Cabaret launches Derby Market Place marquee

14 June 2021

Derby Market Place opens it's new marquee with a fantastic cabaret event for charity with afternoon and evening performances. Get your tickets now

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Next stage of Roadmap easing postponed by four weeks

14 June 2021

The Government has announced that plans to end lockdown restrictions in England on 21 June have been postponed by four weeks.

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New report shows Local Area Co-ordination works

14 June 2021

A new report into the work of Local Area Co-ordinators has shown again the value of the approach taken to helping people 'get a life, not a service'.

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The Summer Reading Challenge goes wild!

11 June 2021

The countdown has started to Derby Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge – where children can explore books and reading and let their imaginations run wild!

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Livewell marks 10-year anniversary with ‘10 for 10’ challenge

10 June 2021

Derby City Council’s Livewell service is celebrating its tenth anniversary by kickstarting a ‘10 for 10’ challenge for Derby residents.

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Five ways exercise can benefit us as we leave lockdown

8 June 2021

As we leave lockdown, we’ve pulled together some of the reasons why it might be good to keep active.

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Connect Derby provides temporary home for Bam Boom Cloud at Friar Gate Studios

8 June 2021

Connect Derby, has stepped in to provide global IT company Bam Boom Cloud with short term accommodation at Friar Gate Studios while its new HQ is being refurbished.

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150 years of Derby libraries competition

8 June 2021

In celebration of 150 years of public libraries in Derby, we are launching a new competition for writers, photographers and artists.

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Theatre, music, markets and festivals at Derby Market Place

7 June 2021

Derby Market Place is changing. Later this month a large marquee will be erected on the city centre alfresco dining space ready to host live entertainment.

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Lettings success for Connect Derby studios

2 June 2021

Connect Derby’s Friar Gate Studios and Sadler Bridge Studios have half of their available space to businesses from across the supply chain to the non-creative sectors.

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Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season returns this month

1 June 2021

Pull up a camping chair and get your picnic ready – get your tickets for Markeaton Park’s much-loved Summer Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season which returns this month.

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Inspiring start for city’s new eCargo bike scheme

1 June 2021

Cycle Derby’s eCargo bike try-before-you-buy scheme is off to an inspiring start!

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Landlords urged to avoid evictions as national ban ends

31 May 2021

Derby City Council are urging landlords to seek alternative solutions to tenancy issues once the Government’s eviction ban comes to an end on Monday 31 May.

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Market Hall Traders make the first move to new site

28 May 2021

Traders in Derby’s Victorian Market Hall are starting to relocate to their new home ready for essential works to take place as part of the building’s regeneration.

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Young refugee becomes architect after being placed with foster carers aged 12

28 May 2021

A young refugee who was placed with foster carers at the age of 12 after a tough start in life has achieved his dream of qualifying as an architect.

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£9m investment in Highways – planning for year two

28 May 2021

We’re taking a look back at what has been achieved so far and what is planned for 2021/22.

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Derby Book Festival opens today

27 May 2021

The sixth Derby Book Festival opens today, Thursday 27 May, and runs for ten days until Saturday 5 June.

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The Great British Spring Clean kicks off on Friday – Here’s how you can get involved!

27 May 2021

We want more volunteers than ever to come and join us in our mission to get Derby looking cleaner and greener.

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A Ram of pride and hope for the Council House

27 May 2021

Derby’s Ram Trail has begun, and the City Council’s very own rainbow ram is in pride of place outside the Council House.

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Stepping out for Foster Care Fortnight

26 May 2021

Foster carers, and the team who supports them, came together to walk 652km collectively for Foster Care Fortnight on Saturday 22nd May.

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5th year of funding to benefit thousands of young people

26 May 2021

Thousands of young Derby people in some of the most disadvantaged regions will benefit from the 5th year of investment in the flagship Opportunity Areas programme.

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Domestic Abuse Needs Assessment Survey

26 May 2021

We are seeking public views understanding of and need for support for victims of domestic abuse.

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Help is on hand for renters in arrears as eviction ban ends

24 May 2021

Residents living in private rented homes are being encouraged to seek help with tenancy issues before the Government’s eviction ban comes to an end on Monday 31 May.

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Brand new Museum of Making in Derby opens for the first time

24 May 2021

Derby Silk Mill has been reborn as the new Museum of Making, and opened it's doors for the first time on Friday 21st May.

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Our half-term top seven for families

24 May 2021

Half term is just around the corner, so we’ve pulled together our top seven (indoor and outdoor) activities for families!

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Music is on the menu for the next phase of Derby Market Place

21 May 2021

Some of the area’s finest acts are lined up to keep diners entertained at Derby Market Place.

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Government grants Derby £15m for two major projects

21 May 2021

Government has granted Derby £15m to help deliver two major city centre projects.

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Half term Family Fun Days from Derby Book Festival

21 May 2021

Derby Book Festival will be holding Family Fun Days with book-related activities at parks across the city

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ASM Global announced as operator of Derby's new 3500 capacity performance venue.

21 May 2021

ASM global announced as operator of Derby's new 3,500 capacity performance venue and funding deal exchanged with Derby City Council.

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Mayor Making and AGM to be held at Pride Park

20 May 2021

Mayor Making and AGM to be held at Pride Park

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Market Hall traders to relocate as its transformation enters the next stage

19 May 2021

Traders in Derby’s Victorian Market Hall are preparing to relocate ready for the multimillion-pound transformation of the Grade II listed building to enter its next stage in early June.

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Final works on the government approved scheme which aims to reduce roadside emissions

19 May 2021

The resurfacing works will take place over three weekends in June, on Friar Gate between the Ford Street and Uttoxeter New Road junctions.

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Connect Derby gets rave reviews from businesses in annual business community survey

17 May 2021

Connect Derby, the city’s leading managed workspace provider, has published the results of its 2021 business community survey.

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Funding boost for Gayton swimming pool

14 May 2021

Gayton Pool Ltd has been successful in an application to Sport England’s National Leisure Recovery Fund (NLRF)

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Derby Libraries celebrates 150 years

13 May 2021

Derby Libraries are marking 150 years in the city!

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Derby unites to vaccinate homeless people

13 May 2021

A collaboration between GPs, ambulance staff, the council and a charity has helped to provide Covid-19 vaccinations for some of Derby’s most vulnerable people.

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Grainger PLC to forward fund and operate BTR element of Becketwell scheme

13 May 2021

Grainger PLC has agreed to forward fund, acquire, and operate the build to rent (BTR) element of the scheme at a cost of £37.375m.

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May Client of the Month - Jess Taberner

12 May 2021

Livewell client Jess sheds 2.5 stone and quits smoking to prolong her life expectancy

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Next stage of lockdown easing to go ahead from Monday

12 May 2021

It has been confirmed that the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown is to continue as planned, with further restrictions to be eased from Monday 17 May.

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Visitors urged to take steps to prevent fires in Derby Parks

11 May 2021

Residents are being urged to take steps to avoid starting fires when visiting parks in Derby.

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Success for shows On Demand from Derby LIVE

11 May 2021

Derby LIVE’s On Demand service has seen strong sales since the end of April.

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QUAD announces programme for re-opening

11 May 2021

QUAD will be fully open to the public with exhibitions and film screenings from Monday 17th May 2021.

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Foster Care Fortnight shows #WhyWeCare

10 May 2021

Foster Care Fortnight runs from Monday 10 to Sunday 23 May and this year the theme is #WhyWeCare.

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COVID Secure campaign launched

10 May 2021

COVID Support Officers are continuing their work to support the recovery with the introduction of a COVID Secure poster campaign

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Culture Fund set up to support arts groups

6 May 2021

Derby City Council is to launch a £500k Culture Fund to support culture and arts organisations in Derby that are experiencing financial difficulty due to the impacts of Covid-19.

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97 per cent of households respond to Census 2021

6 May 2021

The response to Census 2021 has exceeded all expectations, with 97 per cent of households across England and Wales making sure they count when it comes to local services.

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First live theatre show announced for Derby Market Place

5 May 2021

Live theatre is coming to Derby Market Place, as COVID restrictions ease and the outdoor city centre venue reaches the next stage of reopening.

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Council to join in with ‘No Mow May’ and you can too!

5 May 2021

During May, the Council’s Grounds Maintenance teams will be cutting back on mowing and allowing areas of grass in city parks, open spaces and highway verges to bloom with wildflowers.

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Cycle Derby goes on Active Travel Tour

4 May 2021

Cycle Derby’s Active Travel Tour kicks off at Bishop Lonsdale and St John Fisher Primary Schools on Thursday!

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Final push for Beat the Street

4 May 2021

The final push for points has started as Beat the Street, the giant game taking place across Derby, draws to a close.

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University announces vision for iconic city centre business school

4 May 2021

The University of Derby has announced its vision to build a new, iconic business school in the centre of the city.

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Tickets on sale for all Derby Book Festival 2021 events

4 May 2021

Tickets are on sale now for over 60 in-person events at the sixth Derby Book Festival.

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Have Your Say on 6 May

4 May 2021

With just a few days to go until the Local and PCC Election, the city’s Returning Officer is encouraging residents to use their vote.

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Connect Derby launches furnished offices at Friar Gate Studios

30 April 2021

Connect Derby is expanding its offering with the launch of new fully furnished Covid-secure office accommodation at its Friar Gate Studios headquarters.

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Additional Restrictions Grant to close

29 April 2021

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) which has been in operation to provide for businesses not eligible for the main Local Restrictions Support Grant is to be closed from 5pm Tuesday 4th May.

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Scheme launched to attract businesses into Derby city centre

28 April 2021

A £1.75 million initiative has been launched by Derby City Council to encourage more businesses to locate in the heart of Derby.

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£15m nuclear research facility moves step closer

27 April 2021

Derby’s bid to establish a world-class advanced manufacturing research centre at Infinity Park Derby has taken a step closer.

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Beat the Street Derby invites you to Go Active!

27 April 2021

The Beat the Street game taking place in Derby enters its Go Active themed week on Wednesday 28 April and organisers are asking players to take up the Captain Tom Challenge.

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Applications re-open for £500 COVID support grants

26 April 2021

Derby City Council is re-opening applications for a £500 Covid-19 support grant to the city’s licensed self-employed hackney carriage and private minicab drivers for one week only.

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Popular Derby development named as finalist in the Inside Housing Development Awards

26 April 2021

Derby's Castleward development has been announced as a finalist at this year's Inside Housing Development Awards.

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Celebrate St George’s Day at home

23 April 2021

Celebrate St George's Day online with a specially-made video, free to watch on demand for seven days from Friday 23 April, England’s patron saint’s day.

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Derby Arena to be vaccination site until September

22 April 2021

It has been confirmed that Derby Arena will continue to be used as a vaccination site until 31 August 2021

Communities to come together to mark Stephen Lawrence Day

21 April 2021

Today (22nd April) organisations and communities across the country will be marking Stephen Lawrence Day.

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Safer Streets Derby - additional CCTV goes live in the West End

19 April 2021

Derby City Council has used a successful bid for £400,000 from the Safer Streets Fund to provide funding to improve security in the cities West End.

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New Museum of Making in Derby to welcome first visitors from Friday 21 May

19 April 2021

The New Museum of Making in Derby is delighted to announce it will be throwing open its doors to its first visitors from Friday 21 May 2021.

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First tickets on sale at Derby Theatre for Derby Book Festival events

19 April 2021

The Festival, funded by Arts Council England and the University of Derby, runs from 27 May to 5 June with over 60 events for all ages and interests with something for everyone.

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Beat the Street Derby participants clock up more than 100,000 miles!

16 April 2021

Now in it's third week, Beat the Street Derby participants clock up more than 100,000 miles!

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Make sure you’re ready to have your say on 6 May

16 April 2021

With less than 3 weeks left until voters in Derby and Derbyshire go to the polls on 6 May, Derby City Council is urging voters to get ready to vote.

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Book your table at Derby Market Place

15 April 2021

Tables and chalets are now available to book for Derby Market Place

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Brilliant Derby needs you!

15 April 2021

Brilliant Derby, the wellbeing revolution championing local people and organisations, are looking for a team of volunteer local presenters to host our video sessions

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New home and new era for Derbyshire Institute of Sport

14 April 2021

A new era has begun for Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS). It has a new home at the iconic Derby Arena and has expanded its operations to work with athletes and team players across the country.

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E4E appeal for volunteers

13 April 2021

Derby City Council’s Enterprise for Education (E4E) team are joining forces with Our Future Derby to appeal to employers to join their volunteer workforce to inspire future generations

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Keeping the Faith – Reflecting on Faith contributions during the COVID emergency

12 April 2021

Derby's faith leaders invite representatives of the city's diverse faith communities and local authorities to a special online event.

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Derby City Council's statement on the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip

9 April 2021

It is with great regret that we hear of the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

COVID testing offered to everyone in the country

8 April 2021

From today (9 April), everyone will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing.

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New dates announced for two Derby Live shows

8 April 2021

New dates have been announced for two shows which were due to take place in Derby.

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Business ‘restart’ grants now open for applications

8 April 2021

Derby City Council is now welcoming applications from businesses for a new grant scheme.

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Outdoor hospitality and non-essential retail to re-open as planned

8 April 2021

It has been confirmed that the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown is to continue as planned, with further restrictions to be eased from Monday 12 April.

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IT company to open global HQ in Derby

8 April 2021

Expanding IT company Bam Boom Cloud is to establish its global headquarters in Derby in a move which will be a major boost to the city’s economic recovery efforts.

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Go explore with Beat the Street Derby!

7 April 2021

Beat the Street is a free, interactive game that encourages people of all ages to move more and to get active; it started on Wednesday 31 March and takes place until 12 May.

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April Client of the Month – Kerry Little

6 April 2021

Kerry Little is Livewell's Client of the Month for April.

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TV’s Rita Simons to star in Sleeping Beauty

1 April 2021

TV actresses and former Eastenders icon, Rita Simons, is to star in Derby’s pantomime this year.

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They're Off! Beat the Street officially launches in Derby!

31 March 2021

Derby’s Beat the Street campaign got off on the right foot this week as more than 12,000 people signed up to take part in the six-week physical activity game.

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Shielding ends this week – but support is still available

30 March 2021

The shielding programme comes to an end on Thursday 1 April, as part of the Government’s roadmap to unlocking COVID restrictions in the country.

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Rams return to the Painting Space for finishing touches ahead of the Derby Ram Trail

30 March 2021

The last of the 30 five-foot ram sculptures have returned to the Painting Space at the Derbion Centre for their final touches.

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QUAD in Derby announces a date for re-opening in 2021

29 March 2021

QUAD in Derby has announced a date for re-opening.

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Your Vote Your Voice

29 March 2021

On Thursday 6th May residents in Derby will take part in the Local and PCC Elections to elect Councillors in all 17 wards of the city and a Police and Crime Commissioner.

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Line-up confirmed for Derby Folk Festival

29 March 2021

The full line-up has been confirmed for Derby Folk Festival

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Cultural Heart ‘key’ to Derby’s future

26 March 2021

Derby City Council has announced how it plans to significantly remodel Derby’s Market Place, to create a new cultural heart for the city.

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'Massive' progress at Moorways Sports Village

25 March 2021

Construction work on Derby’s new 50m swimming pool and water park is moving quickly.

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Council to crack down on dog waste and irresponsible owners

25 March 2021

Anyone found not complying with conditions in the order could be subject to an on the spot fine of up to £100, reduced to £75 if paid within 10 days.

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The Hannells Darley Park Concert is the highlight of an amazing August

25 March 2021

Derby’s famous Hannells Darley Park Concert returns on Sunday 29 August and for the first time, it will be the highlight of a Bank Holiday weekend of outdoor family entertainment.

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Further lockdown measures to be eased from Monday

25 March 2021

From Monday 29 March, some coronavirus restrictions are to ease across the country as part of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

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Legionella warning for reopening businesses

24 March 2021

Derby City Council's Food and Safety Team are reminding businesses of the importance of continuing to manage and maintain the water systems within their business premises.

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Smarter bins, smarter streets

24 March 2021

Over the last few months, Derby City Council’s Streetpride teams have been busy installing smart technology in 200 litter bins across the city.

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Summer Outdoor Theatre & Cinema Season returns for 2021

23 March 2021

Tickets are now on sale for Markeaton Park’s much-loved Summer Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season.

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Make the most of the Easter Holidays at home with In Derby

23 March 2021

In Derby have put together some exciting activities for families this Easter.

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Plans unveiled for a new joint enforcement hub in Derby City

23 March 2021

An ambitious project will see a multiagency enforcement hub in Derby city centre as part of robust action to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour.

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£5 million business growth programme launched for Derby

22 March 2021

Derby City Council is to launch a £5 million programme to help businesses in the city innovate and expand, creating hundreds of new jobs for the city.

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Derby Homes contract renewed to 2032

22 March 2021

Derby City Council has agreed to renew the contract for the housing management organisation for a further 10 years. The current contract expires in March 2022.

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The popular physical activity game Beat the Street gets underway in Derby next week

22 March 2021

People of all ages are invited to ditch the car and get active as Beat the Street Derby gets underway throughout the city from Wednesday 31st March to Wednesday 12th May.

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Derby Market Place is set to return this April

18 March 2021

Last year the alfresco dining and entertainment space hosted over 6,000 visitors, and will return again for 2021

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Have your say on measures to tackle parking issues at three city schools

18 March 2021

Eight week consultation opens to help shape plans to address long standing parking issues at three city schools

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One year on and Derby Active at Home is going strong

18 March 2021

Derby Active’s online leisure service has become a thriving online community, massively increasing its membership and offering valuable support for mental health as well as physical fitness.

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Japan friendship blossoms as 100 Sakura cherry trees arrive in Derbyshire

18 March 2021

With spring just around the corner, Derbyshire is set to blossom this year with the arrival of 100 new Sakura cherry trees.

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Thursday 18 March is National Child Exploitation Awareness Day, highlighting the issu

18 March 2021

Thursday 18 March is National Child Exploitation Awareness Day

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Easter Family Activities Programme

17 March 2021

Derby City Council is today launching its Easter Family Activities Programme that will run across the school holidays.

Markeaton Park

Make the most of the Easter Holidays at home with In Derby

17 March 2021

In Derby have put together some exciting activities for families this Easter. The Easter Egg Hunt Trail is back at Markeaton Park, and we have plenty to do in line with current restrictions.

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Winter Grant Scheme extended

16 March 2021

Derby City Council has announced the extension of the Government Covid Winter Grant Scheme to cover the period of the school Easter holidays

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Derby is going purple in celebration of Census 2021

16 March 2021

The Council House and new A52 Footbridge in Derby will light up purple to celebrate the upcoming census and its importance to communities.

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Nominations open for Derbyshire Beacon of Hope Award

15 March 2021

Nominations have opened for the Derbyshire Beacon of Hope Awards, celebrating and thanking residents who have donated their time during the pandemic.

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Songs and rhyme in your own time

15 March 2021

Derby Libraries’ Rhymetimes are back in a new online format.

Irongate

Business restart grants coming soon

15 March 2021

Businesses across the city could be eligible for upcoming grants to help high street reopening.

Derby Arena

Derby's election count won't be held at Derby Arena

15 March 2021

Derby City Council has announced that the May 2021 Local and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election counts will not be held in Derby Arena.

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Local people invited to help shape city centre highway measures

12 March 2021

Local residents and businesses are being encouraged to take part in a 12-week consultation to help shape plans to transform an area in the city centre

Council House from River Gardens

Council expands local contact tracing service to cover all cases in the city

12 March 2021

The Council’s contact tracing team has been expanded to receive and support all people who test positive for COVID-19 in the city

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Demolition work starts ahead phase one of £200m Becketwell project

11 March 2021

Demolition work has started on the former Central United Reformed Church and properties on Victoria Street.

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Free online educators preview of new Museum of Making in Derby

11 March 2021

Educators will be able to book onto a free, virtual preview of the new Museum of Making.

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Director barred from owning food business

10 March 2021

Director of Taste 88 Ltd barred from managing any food business after repeated violations at Dragon Express

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Extension proposed for community managed libraries

9 March 2021

Derby’s ten Community Managed Libraries could be run by the voluntary organisation Direct Help and Advice for a further 12 months.

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COVID breaches on the rise as lockdown eases

9 March 2021

Derby City Council and Derbyshire Police have highlighted significant growth in COVID breaches.

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2021 Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen

8 March 2021

March 8 2021 is Commonwealth Day and this year the Queen is delivering her message virtually.

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Derby to mark International Women's Day online

8 March 2021

International Women's Day takes place on Monday 8 March, and Derby City Council are joining in the online events this year.

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Regular testing offered to secondary students and family households

5 March 2021

From Monday 8 March, schools, colleges and practical university courses across the country will be reopening.

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Art project unveiling signals the end of A52 improvement scheme

4 March 2021

An art project that celebrates the make-up of the city will be unveiled today on the new A52 footbridge, marking the end of the A52 improvement scheme.

Council House at night

Derby houses purchased to support looked after children

4 March 2021

The Council’s Cabinet is being asked to agree the purchase of two Derby properties that will be refurbished and used to support looked after children in the city.

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East Midlands Freeport set for takeoff

4 March 2021

The East Midlands received a major economic boost with the government’s announcement that it will be one of eight new Freeports in England.

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Schools and colleges set to reopen across the country

4 March 2021

From Monday 8 March, schools, colleges and practical university courses will reopen for face-to-face education in England.

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Working together to deliver a successful Census 2021

3 March 2021

Derby City Council is working with the Office for National Statistics, which runs Census 2021, to deliver a successful census and help local services fully meet their future needs.

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New dates for three Derby Live shows

3 March 2021

New dates have been announced for three shows which were due to take place soon in Derby.

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March Client of the Month – Jacqui Simpson

3 March 2021

A big birthday prompted Jacqui to re-evaluate her lifestyle and take charge of her painful osteoarthritis.

Artist impression of SmartParc building

Council asked to agree support package to secure 5,000-job scheme

2 March 2021

The Council’s Cabinet are being asked to agree a package of support to enable the development of an exciting new food production campus, which could bring 5,000 jobs to Derby.

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Celebrate St George’s Day at home with your own dragon

2 March 2021

This year's St George's Day celebrations are moving online, and residents are encouraged to take part from home.

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Derby's first step towards new integrated NHS and local authority social care record

2 March 2021

The first step is being taken towards creating a single NHS and social care record for each resident in Derby and Derbyshire.

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Derby College students step up to support vaccination programme

2 March 2021

Public Services students from Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall have stepped up to carry out important marshalling duties at Derby Arena

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Food Waste Action Week 2021 – your food waste is contributing to climate change

1 March 2021

If we all stopped wasting bread at home in the UK for a year, it could do the same for greenhouse gas emissions as planting 5.3 million trees.

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Share a good read with the eLibrary

26 February 2021

Derby Libraries reading groups are open to all and offer a friendly informal space for people to read and chat about books.

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Derby rough sleeper numbers lowest in a decade

25 February 2021

Derby has seen its lowest estimate of rough sleepers in a decade, highlighting the progress made by partners over the past four years.

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Derby Folk Festival returns to the stage for 2021

24 February 2021

Derby Folk Festival is delighted to announce a return to the live stage in October.

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Support grows for East Midlands Freeport Bid

24 February 2021

Nottingham City Council and Derby City Council are supporting the call for the creation of a freeport serving the region.

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Financial support for taxi drivers

23 February 2021

Derby City Council is launching a second round of COVID-19 support grants to licensed hackney carriage and private minicab drivers.

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New habitats to be created for flood alleviation scheme

23 February 2021

In the coming weeks, work will get underway in Sunnydale Local Nature reserve to create new meadow and wetland habitats as part of the Cuttle Brook flood alleviation scheme.

Council House from River Gardens

Government announces roadmap to ease lockdown measures

22 February 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a roadmap on how lockdown measures will be eased in England over coming months.

Derby Market Hall

£15m earmarked for Derby Market Hall and new city centre gateway

19 February 2021

Derby City Council approved plans to earmark the Future High Streets Funding for the Market Hall and Eastern Gateway.

Derby Arena

The everyday Derby heroes helping vaccinate our city against Covid-19

18 February 2021

As well as amazing NHS staff to give the vaccines, a number of volunteers have been drafted in from across the city

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More people identified as high risk from COVID-19

17 February 2021

It has been announced that clinicians in England are using more factors to help identify people who may be at higher risk from COVID-19.

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Empty Homes Week

15 February 2021

Empty Homes Week runs from 15 -21 February

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The Beat the Street physical activity game is coming to Derby!

15 February 2021

The Beat the Street game is set to launch in Derby!

Flood water at Derby Rugby Club

OCOR £10m funding to be confirmed

9 February 2021

Cabinet set to approve the acceptance of additional grant funding of £10m of Capital Flood Defence Grant in Aid from Environment Agency

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Getting vaccine a welcomed relief for TV Des

9 February 2021

Derby Arena welcomed ITV weatherman Des Coleman to receive the first dose of vaccine this weekend.

Aerial view of Derby

Discretionary Housing Payments can help you

9 February 2021

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) are a way of helping you if the Housing Benefit or Housing Costs you get is not enough to pay your rent.

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Have your say on our Empty Homes Strategy

8 February 2021

Residents are invited to have their say in Derby City Council’s new Empty Property Strategy consultation.

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Moorways Sports Village to be outsourced

8 February 2021

Derby City Council has decided on the future delivery model for Moorways Sports Village and Water Park.

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The Census 2021 is coming

8 February 2021

The Census 2021 is taking place on Sunday 21st March and households in Derby will soon be receiving letters asking them to take part.

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Brilliant Derby is coming!

5 February 2021

Brilliant Derby, a unique city-wide mental health wellbeing programme for the people of Derby, is to launch with a series of four Wellbeing Workouts to be broadcast over the next 6 weeks.

Council House from River Gardens

Temporary structures plan extended

5 February 2021

Plans announced to an extend relaxing of restrictions on 'temporary structures' to help businesses adapt and recover from COVID-19 pandemic.

Chaddesden Park trim trail

Community plays its part for new park equipment

3 February 2021

Friends of Chaddesden Park given the park a makeover after securing £15,000 in funding from the local community.

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Council saddened by passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore

3 February 2021

Derby City Council is saddened to hear of the passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Derby Arboretum

Fun ideas to make the most of Half Term

2 February 2021

School’s out, and parents everywhere, including those of us at InDerby, are looking for ways to give our children a break from home learning and spending so much time on their screens.

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Have your say on our Draft Tenancy Strategy

2 February 2021

Derby City Council is consulting on its new draft Tenancy Strategy for 2021 and residents are invited to have their say.

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Concerns raised around button battery safety

2 February 2021

Derby City Council Trading Standards team are asking residents to be aware of concerns around the safety of household items that contain button batteries.

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Consultation launched to reintroduce PSPOs

2 February 2021

Public Space Protection Order’s launched in 2017 have expired and we're consulting on reintroducing them

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Livewell success stories - Jabeen

2 February 2021

Jabeen shed three stone with the help of Livewell.

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Break up with single–use plastic this February – Our 14 top alternatives

1 February 2021

This February, the month of Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together our top 14 alternatives to single-use plastic that anyone can try. It’s time to break up your toxic plastic relationship!

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Dignity Action Day 2021

1 February 2021

Derby City Adult Safeguarding Board together with Community Action Derby aim to use Dignity Action Day as an opportunity to highlight the impact that COVID-19 has had on vulnerable individuals.

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Asymptomatic community testing site opens in Derby

1 February 2021

A testing site has opened at Derby’s Riverside Centre, with the aim of delivering targeted, asymptomatic testing for those most at risk of catching COVID-19.

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EU Settlement Scheme for European UK residents

29 January 2021

EU, EEA or Swiss citizens who were living in the UK on or before 31 December 2020 need to apply to remain in the UK after 30 June 2021.

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Residents warned about illegitimate ‘Man with Van’ operators

29 January 2021

Derby City Council is reminding local residents about the potential risks of hiring ‘Man with Van’ services through social media that may not be licensed to carry waste

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Free support for parents and school staff from DALS

28 January 2021

Derby Adult Learning Service are offering sessions to support parents and school staff with homeschooling.

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Step out and step up with Derby Active at Home

28 January 2021

Derby Active at Home is back to challenge its members for the New Year.

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Commemorative event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

27 January 2021

A commemorative event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, on Wednesday 27 January, will be available to view online this year.

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New name for derby shopping destination

27 January 2021

Derby’s best loved shopping destination has unveiled its new name.

Mick Peat and Bob Rushton

A tribute to Mick Peat

26 January 2021

Local folk legend Mick Peat has died at the age of 80.

Friar Gate Studios

Connect Derby continues to help business during pandemic

26 January 2021

Connect Derby has been supporting Derby City Council’s efforts to help local businesses affected by the recent recent coronavirus restrictions.

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New milestone for £200 million city centre project

26 January 2021

The Pennine Hotel and former Brannigans pub will be cleared to make way for the Becketwell redevelopment

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School Closures in Derby

26 January 2021

Heavy snow has led to a number of school closures around the city.

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Mayor of Derby receives COVID-19 vaccination

25 January 2021

The Mayor of the City of Derby was vaccinated on Friday 22 January

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Snow and ice - service disruption

25 January 2021

Sunday’s snow and ice is causing disruption to a number of services.

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New footbridge shines blue in gesture to city’s key workers

22 January 2021

The A52 was lit up blue last night in a show of appreciation for the dedicated key workers across the city and region

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Flood alert 2021

22 January 2021

The latest updates as Derby prepares for Storm Christoph.

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How do Derby’s flood defences work?

22 January 2021

We’re answering your questions about Derby’s flood defences.

Ice crystals

Are you taking care of your health during the cold months?

21 January 2021

Now more than ever we should be looking after our general health as best we can.

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City businesses invited to trial greener vehicles

20 January 2021

Electric vans will be made available to local businesses in Derby during a trial that will be rolled this month.

Derby taxi new livery

Financial support for self-employed drivers

18 January 2021

Support for the city’s licensed hackney carriage and private minicab drivers announced with a one-off Covid-19 support £250 grant

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New Every Mind Matters campaign launches

18 January 2021

A new survey, commissioned by Public Health England at the start of the current Government restrictions, reveals the impact COVID-19 has had on adults' mental wellbeing.

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Brilliant Derby a Wellbeing Revolution

18 January 2021

We're teaming up with respected wellbeing and happiness expert, Dr Andy Cope, to launch a unique city-wide wellbeing programme called ‘Brilliant Derby’.

Council House from River Gardens

Derby Director of Public Health warns of rising cases in the city

18 January 2021

Dr Robyn Dewis, Derby City Council’s Director of Public Health, has appealed for citizens to be vigilant against COVID

A52 bridge opening

Final maintenance works will mark end of major city traffic improvement scheme

15 January 2021

Final maintenance works around the A52 will be taking place next week.

Council House exterior

Securing work during a pandemic

15 January 2021

Derby Job centre is currently helping employers to fill more than 621 vacancies.

Road works warning triangle

Key route changes as work to reduce roadside emissions begins

15 January 2021

Changes are being made to a key route in the city, as part of a wider package of traffic management improvements

Aerial view of Derby

New lockdown grants schemes now open to applications

15 January 2021

New measures to support businesses during lockdown have been opened today.

COVID Support Officers, Lets Do the Right Thing for Derby

Derby responds to crisis

15 January 2021

Council Officers and Derbyshire Police, were delighted by the level of compliance shown during an series of visits this week.

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ESOL project offers a chance to learn English

14 January 2021

QUAD in Derby has launched a new project to engage with communities where English is a second language.

Milky Way in the night sky

Watch the stars come out while you stay in

14 January 2021

January's annual stargazing event will take place from the comfort of your own home this year.

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Trading Standards warn of COVID-19 vaccination scams

13 January 2021

Derby City Council’s Trading Standards team are advising residents to be aware of NHS COVID-19 vaccination scams.

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Plea for public to follow coronavirus regulations

12 January 2021

The directors of public health in Derby and Derbyshire issue a plea to the public to follow regulations.

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Get a life, not a service

12 January 2021

The Local Area Coordination (LAC) team, set up in 2012, reached a significant milestone last month with the recruitment of a 17th officer, meaning that every ward now has a named co-ordinator.

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Kevin kicks 45 year habit with Livewell

11 January 2021

Kevin O’Brien had smoked for 45 years when he decided to quit with Livewell’s support.

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TALK Derby – Supporting children’s speech and language development for the under 5s

8 January 2021

The TALK Derby programme is ending soon so book your place now.

Artists impression of a building in the new Becketwell redevelopment.

Detailed planning consent granted for first phase of £200m Becketwell scheme

8 January 2021

Detailed planning permission has been granted for the first phase of the £200m regeneration of the Becketwell area.

Flowers being delivered to people sheilding

Vulnerable residents urged to resume Shielding

8 January 2021

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable residents are being asked to resume shielding with support from the Community Hub

Derby at night

New lockdown grants to support businesses

8 January 2021

Following the announcement of the new national lockdown the Government have introduced a new series of support packages for businesses affected.

Artist impression of SmartParc building

SmartParc submits planning for manufacturing and distribution campus

7 January 2021

SmartParc has submitted planning for its new 155-acre, high-tech food manufacturing campus on former Celanese site

Moorways sports village construction Jan 2021

Huge Derby leisure project reaches major milestone

7 January 2021

Work on Derby’s Moorways Sports Village has reached an important milestone.

Derby Arena

Derby Arena opens for COVID-19 vaccinations

6 January 2021

Derby Arena will become Derbyshire’s largest COVID-19 vaccination site this week

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Livewell success stories - Claire

6 January 2021

45-year-old Claire has shed over 3 stone with the help of Livewell.

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New local testing site opens at Sussex Circus

5 January 2021

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened for those with symptoms to book appointments at Sussex Circus Housing Office in Derby.

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New national restrictions announced to combat rising cases

4 January 2021

Today (4 January 2021), Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a national lockdown.

QUAD cathedral illuminations

A Festive Derby thank you

4 January 2021

Carefully planned, covid-secure attractions led to a successful Festive Derby

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Cycle improvement scheme moves to next phase

4 January 2021

Work is due to get underway today (4th January) on the next phase of a new cycle improvement scheme that will provide a continuous off-road route.

Food parcels

Financial support for children and families in poverty announced

4 January 2021

Derby City Council is set to approve a series of proposals to support children and families in poverty across Derby throughout 2021.

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Derby City Council publishes its Adult Social Care Winter Plan

1 January 2021

We have published our Adult Social Care Winter Plan for Derby.

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New year, new habits – Try our 31 day Reduce, Reuse, Recycle challenge!

1 January 2021

This year, we’re encouraging the people of Derby to change their rubbish (pun intended) habits and reduce, reuse and recycle more than ever.

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Derby’s economy to bounce back stronger

31 December 2020

Derby’s economy is expected to bounce back stronger than anywhere in the East Midlands, according to a report.

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Derby to move to Tier 4 ‘stay at home’ alert level

30 December 2020

The government has announced that Derby and various other parts of England will be placed under the newly created Tier 4 restrictions from Thursday 31 December at 00.01am

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Call for entries for the Derby and Osnabrück 45th Twinning Anniversary Magazine

29 December 2020

On February 17 2021 Derby and Osnabrück will celebrate 45 years of twinning...

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City partnership continues to blossom

28 December 2020

A total of 32 cherry tree saplings have been planted at Bass’ Recreation Ground in Derby

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Derby allocated £15m for city centre improvements

26 December 2020

The Government has announced Future High Street Fund allocations for local authorities, with £15 million coming to Derby.

Council House from River Gardens

Derby to remain under Tier 3 ‘Very High’ COVID alert level

23 December 2020

The government has announced that Derby will remain under COVID alert level ‘Very High’ – often referred to as Tier 3 – restrictions.

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Call B4 You Serve recognised as best practice

22 December 2020

Derby City Council’s Call Before You Serve (CB4YS) scheme has been identified as best practice by the Local Government Association (LGA).

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Derby’s local testing sites are open over the festive period

22 December 2020

Tests are currently available to all citizens of Derby who have one or more of the main COVID symptoms.

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Take Festive Derby home with you

22 December 2020

As the city centre Christmas attractions draw to a close, Festive Derby has a box of seasonal delights for you to take home.

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What's in place for those at risk of becoming homeless in Derby over winter?

21 December 2020

Throughout the year, there are a wide range of services available in Derby to support homeless people and rough sleepers...

Council House at night

Government announces changes to Christmas bubble guidance

19 December 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced today that there will a tightening of plans to relax Christmas regulations.

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Window Wonderland winners announced

18 December 2020

The winners of Window Wonderland 2020 have been announced.

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Free parking offer to help boost local trade this Christmas

18 December 2020

Derby City Council are offering free parking to local residents and workers in two of the city's car parks

Robyn Dewis

Celebrate safely this Christmas this year

18 December 2020

Dr Robyn Dewis, Director of Public Health for Derby City Council, is asking families to carefully consider the risks involved with creating a Christmas bubble.

COVID Support Officers, Lets Do the Right Thing for Derby

COVID Support Officers take to the streets

17 December 2020

A new team of redeployed staff are hitting the streets to support businesses and shoppers in run up to Christmas

Council House from River Gardens

Derby to remain under ‘Very High’ COVID alert level

17 December 2020

The government has announced that Derby will remain under COVID alert level ‘Very High', following a countrywide review of local tiers.

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Council's budget consultation goes live

17 December 2020

The consultation is now live, and will open until 17 January 2021.

Irongate looking up to cathedral

Local Restrictions Support Grant launches

17 December 2020

Two new grant schemes to support businesses affected by the COVID restrictions are now open.

Pint of Beer

£1000 Christmas grant for 'wet-led pubs'

17 December 2020

A new one off Christmas Support Payment grant is now available to support pubs that receive less than 50% of its income from sales of food.

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Step forward in Derby’s targeted community testing roll-out

16 December 2020

Derby City Council’s Cabinet has approved plans for funding for its COVID-19 Outbreak Engagement Board in order to roll out its community testing plans.

Aerial view of Derby

Delight at business backing for Derby’s future fuels ambitions

16 December 2020

Derby’s ambition to become the UK’s leading centre for future fuels technology receives support from businesses.

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Countdown to Christmas with Festive Derby

15 December 2020

With just days to go until Christmas, we're making sure the city is a safe and enjoyable place to be while buying those last-minute gifts.

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Christmas Cheer spreads across the city

15 December 2020

Christmas Cheer will see 850 meals delivered across the city to some of Derby’s most lonely and vulnerable residents this week.

Council House at night

A Christmas Message from the Mayor of Derby

15 December 2020

Mayor of Derby Councillor Frank Harwood gives a Christmas message.

HS2 train

Call on government to spurn HS2 ‘station on the cheap’

15 December 2020

Political and business leaders call on government to spurn HS2 ‘station on the cheap’ and commit to levelling-up East Midlands

Flood water at Derby Rugby Club

Our City Our River wins Environment Agency award

14 December 2020

Derby’s Our City Our River (OCOR) project has won the ‘Climate Resilient Places’ Award at the Environment Agency Flood & Coast Excellence Awards.

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Beware rogue tree surgeons operating in and around Derby

12 December 2020

Derby City Council Trading Standards team is alerting Derby residents to rogue tree surgeons operating in the Derby area.

Mother and child at Christmas market

Bringing Festive Derby to you at home

11 December 2020

Two live performances that were planned for the River Gardens for Festive Derby are moving online following the announcement regarding Tier 3 restrictions in Derby and Derbyshire.

Food parcels

Winter grant scheme approved

11 December 2020

Plans have been approved for almost £900k to fund free school meals as well as support for other vulnerable families and individuals.

Council House from River Gardens

Derby’s plan for targeted community testing

11 December 2020

Derby City Council is preparing to roll out additional community testing across the city, using rapid tests.

Irongate in the evening

New Tier 3 grants to open on Thursday 17 December

11 December 2020

Two new grants for businesses affected by the new COVID restrictions will launch on Thursday 17th December.

Derby Market Hall

Connect Derby takes over management of Derby Market Hall

10 December 2020

Connect Derby has taken on temporary management of Derby’s Market Hall – during an unprecedented time for the historic building.

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Christmas and New Year opening arrangements for 2020

10 December 2020

Derby City Council has announced it’s Christmas opening hours for customers.

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Tips for Christmas shopping from Trading Standards

9 December 2020

Derby City Council's Trading Standards team have provided 12 tips for shopping in the lead up to Christmas.

QUAD cathedral illuminations

A fresh look at Festive Derby

8 December 2020

Festive Derby is full of the traditional Christmas Trees and lights – but look a little more closely and you will find some unusual seasonal sights to enjoy.

Aerial view of Derby

New grants for Tier 3 coming soon

8 December 2020

Work has begun on a series of new grants for businesses affected in different ways by the new COVID alert level 'Very High' (Tier 3) restrictions.

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Tackling Domestic Abuse with the Drive Project

8 December 2020

Derby City Council and partners have signed up to The Drive Project to help tackle Domestic Abuse

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Beware imported puppies and kittens

8 December 2020

The Trading Standards team are warning people of an increase in problems with illegally imported animals.

Markeaton Park christmas tree

Celebrate Christmas in Markeaton Park

7 December 2020

Christmas is coming to Markeaton Park...

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When you think you need A&E, think NHS111 first

7 December 2020

Derby and Derbyshire residents are asked to contact NHS111 first if they think they need A&E.

Derby Christmas Market

Let the Festive Markets begin!

4 December 2020

Derby’s first Festive Market gets under way today.

Irongate in the evening

Derby Swap Shop idea goes national as businesses rally to offer support

4 December 2020

The Derby Swap Shop idea is being rolled out nationwide to help small to medium sized businesses and charities survive lockdown.

Social care assistant and resident

Support staff wanted for Home First Service

3 December 2020

A major recruitment drive is underway to find talented individuals who can support this key care service in Derby.

Mother and child at Christmas market

Festive Derby’s outdoor attractions ready to sparkle

3 December 2020

Festive Derby’s outdoor attractions begin on Friday.

Irongate

Support Derby's small businesses this Small Business Saturday

3 December 2020

The national event aims to encourage people to ‘shop local’ and support small independent businesses in their communities and provide a boost in the lead up to Christmas.

Rubbish in container

More changes to Raynesway HWRC to improve access for local people

2 December 2020

Derby City Council is proposing that booking visits through the MiPermit booking system becomes a permanent way to secure slots at the site.

Council house exterior at night

Derby’s ‘Very High’ COVID alert level comes into force

2 December 2020

Derby’s COVID alert level ‘Very High’ restrictions – also known as Tier 3 - come into force.

Leisure attendant cleaning gym equipment

Leisure facilities reopen with Tier 3 restrictions

1 December 2020

Derby Active’s leisure facilities are ready to welcome customers back from Wednesday 2 December.

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Computers now available at Derby Libraries

1 December 2020

Alvaston, Mickleover, Normanton and Riverside libraries are now open for public computer use only.

Irongate looking up to cathedral

Businesses share COVID grant lifeline

1 December 2020

Some of the businesses who have received COVID grants share their stories as Council announces further support plans

Christmas tree

Christmas and New Year bin collections

1 December 2020

Christmas is nearly here, so it’s time to check when bin collections will take place over the festive season as there will be some changes.

Council chamber

Single Discretionary Award Updated

1 December 2020

Derby City Council is set to approve an updated Single Discretionary Award (SDA) payment scheme to incorporate the latest Government guidance on Council Tax Hardship

Jackson St Christmas Tree

Neighbourhoods team bringing a lot of Christmas Cheer!

1 December 2020

The Christmas Cheer project will deliver around 850 meals across every ward to some of the city’s elderly and most vulnerable residents

Christmas market stall

Set out your stall at Derby’s Festive Markets

30 November 2020

The search is on for local gift makers and traders to set out their stall in Derby Market Place this December.

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Derby City Council launches ‘A New Kind(er) Christmas’

30 November 2020

The Council is launching a ‘A New Kind(er) Christmas’ to encourage everyone in Derby to take a moment to think about their neighbours and those who may need a little bit of help.

Council House from River Gardens

Derby to be placed under to ‘Very High’ COVID alert level

26 November 2020

The government has announced that Derby will be placed under COVID alert level ‘Very High’ – often referred to as Tier 3 - restrictions from 2 December at 12.01am.

Food parcels

Winter grant scheme

25 November 2020

Derby City Council has announced its plans for the £899,498 Winter Support Scheme funding provided by the Government.

Derby taxi new livery

Lockdown business grants update

25 November 2020

Council to add support for licensed hackney carriage and private minicab drivers to existing grant schemes as applications top 1000

Council House at night

Derby City Council Trading Standards warn of unsafe toys being bought online

24 November 2020

Derby City Council trading Standards team are urging shoppers to watch out for unsafe toys for sale over Black Friday and the Christmas period.

Friar Gate Studios

Connect Derby steps up for tenants during pandemic

23 November 2020

Throughout the pandemic, the Connect Derby management team has gone the extra mile to offer help and support to their tenants.

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Local contact tracing programme launches in Derby

23 November 2020

A COVID-19 contact tracing system is to be implemented at a local level across Derby to support NHS Test and Trace.

BMX track at Alvaston Park

British Cycling funding means go for new BMX track

20 November 2020

A successful bid by Derby City Council has won funding to create a new BMX cycle track at Osmaston Park.

Derby Arena exterior

Derby to house temporary COVID-19 vaccination centre

19 November 2020

Derby Arena is being considered as a temporary COVID-19 vaccination centre.

Christmas tree in Derby

Get creative for Christmas in Markeaton Park

17 November 2020

Celebrate the festivities with your family in Markeaton Park with a new series of safe activities and workshops.

HS2 train

HS2 CEO welcomes Government approval to issue Notice to Proceed

17 November 2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) has given approval for HS2 Ltd to issue Notice to Proceed (NtP) to the four Main Works Civils Contractors working on the project

Allestree Park Golf Course

Future of Allestree Park Golf Course is decided as sale of historic hall moves closer

16 November 2020

Allestree Park Golf Course will close by the end of the year and be returned to parkland.

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Council launches new website

16 November 2020

It’s now even easier than ever to access information from Derby City Council, with the launch of a new website.

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Highfield Lane bridge to temporary close as cycle scheme progresses

15 November 2020

Highfield Lane bridge will close as work on the new £500,000 cycle improvement scheme continues.

New e-scooters for Derby

Electric scooters are coming to Derby!

13 November 2020

50 electric scooters will be made available for key workers travelling to and from work in Derby during a 12-month trial starting this month.

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Festive Derby will be worth the wait

13 November 2020

Plans for Festive Derby will be going ahead in December, subject to any further new guidance.

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10 Covid-19 testing myths – busted!

13 November 2020

We’ve pulled together some of the most common misconceptions about Covid-19 testing. Time to bust some myths!

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Alcohol Awareness Week

12 November 2020

Alcohol Awareness Week will take place from 16 to 22 November. The theme this year is ‘alcohol and mental health’.

Irongate in the evening

National restrictions grant schemes open

12 November 2020

Two new grant schemes for businesses affected by the national restrictions have opened for applications

New advanced manufacturing research centre at Infinity park, Derby

£15m nuclear research facility moves step closer

12 November 2020

The Council Cabinet have approved plans to deliver a new advanced manufacturing facility at Infinity Park.

Couple shopping at christmas. Christmas lights.

Bringing Window Wonderland close to home

10 November 2020

Derby City Council is calling on all residents to get involved in Window Wonderland

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City and County Council sign statement of intent to fit sprinklers into schools

9 November 2020

Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council have both signed a Statement of Intent committing to fit sprinklers and the right fire safety measures in schools.

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Council writes to vulnerable residents

9 November 2020

Council provides local guidance for 'Clinically Extremely Vulnerable' residents and asks all citizens for their support in looking out for each other and being Good Neighbours.

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We’re ready for winter, are you?

9 November 2020

How do we prepare for winter at Derby City Council, and how can you make sure you’re ready in case of snow and ice?

Springwood Library interior

Temporary service changes at Derby Libraries

6 November 2020

New national Government restrictions due to COVID-19 means temporary changes to services at Derby Libraries.

Aerial view of Derby

Details of new grant schemes announced for Derby businesses

6 November 2020

Derby City Council is gearing up to implement and distribute the money as quickly as possible.

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Enjoying Derby’s parks during the new restrictions

5 November 2020

People can continue to enjoy the city’s parks and open spaces for exercise and mental wellbeing, just as they did during the spring lockdown.

Derby Arena

Online classes to resume as leisure centres close

5 November 2020

Derby Arena, Queen’s Leisure Centre and Springwood Leisure Centre will close their doors to the public on Wednesday 4 Nov, at their normal closure time.

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Month-long national COVID restrictions come into force

5 November 2020

Today, tougher national COVID restrictions come into force across the country, in response to a rapid rise in cases.

Council House exterior

Keeping Derby running during new restrictions

4 November 2020

Teams across the Council are preparing to ensure that the vast majority of our services are kept going for Derby citizens.

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New local testing site opens in Sunnyhill

4 November 2020

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility is to open at Austin Sunnyhill Children’s Centre, Browning Street, in Derby

Derby Market Hall

Council to commit to market hall transformation

3 November 2020

Derby City Council is expected to make a further financial commitment to the transformation of Derby’s historic market hall.

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Call for support from the community

2 November 2020

Let's all look out for each other and help those who need support, however big or small in our fight against COVID-19, mental health and winter loneliness.

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Government announces month-long ‘tough new national measures’

31 October 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the whole of England will be subject to tough new national measures from this Thursday (5th November).

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Government announces month-long ‘tough new national measures’

31 October 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the whole of England will be subject to tough new national measures from this Thursday (5th November).

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Derby’s ‘High’ COVID alert level comes into force

31 October 2020

Today, Derby’s COVID alert level ‘High’ restrictions – also known as Tier 2 – come into force, following a rapid rise in cases in the city.

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How you can get support to stay warm and well this winter

30 October 2020

Ahead of the colder months, it is important to plan ahead wherever possible to keep yourself and your loved ones warm and well.

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Derby to be escalated to ‘High’ COVID alert level this weekend

29 October 2020

The government has announced that Derby will be escalated to COVID alert level High restrictions from Saturday 31 October

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Derby to support rough sleepers with £2.4million of additional funding

29 October 2020

Derby has been awarded £1.2million in government funding to help support rough sleepers.

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Meadow Lane footbridge to open to the public

29 October 2020

The new foot and cycle bridge linking the residential area of Chaddesden with the Wyvern and Pride Park is due to be opened later today.

Derby Arena

Derby LIVE launches their new LIVE Tickets website

28 October 2020

Over the summer, Derby City Council’s Derby LIVE team have been working hard to rebrand and relaunch our third-party ticketing services to make selling tickets easier, quicker and more convenient.

Irongate in the evening

We must act now to do the right thing for Derby

27 October 2020

Derby’s Director of Public Health, Dr Robyn Dewis, is asking for Derby citizens to act now by not mixing households to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the city.

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Council prepares to support businesses in Derby

27 October 2020

Derby City Council is gearing up to support local businesses as the city prepares for tier 2 coronavirus restrictions.

Hazem Khadra

Sweet taste of success for Derby Employment Hub

27 October 2020

A Derby sweet maker has achieved his ambition of selling his tasty creations to the public thanks to the support of Derby City Council’s Employment Hub.

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Council issues open letter on Remembrance Day events

27 October 2020

Derby City Council issues an open letter to all partners and stakeholders who have customarily been involved in remembrance services in the Market Place and at other locations around the city.

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Residents invited to give their views on Covid-19 Emergency Active Travel measures.

27 October 2020

Residents in Darley Abbey are being encouraged to take part in a six-week consultation, to review the emergency travel measures, that saw the redirection of traffic in the area.

Council House exterior

Council to support free school meals over holidays

26 October 2020

Council works with partners to support the distribution of free parcels or meals for those eligible for free school meals during the October half term and the Christmas school holidays

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Celebrate Halloween safely

24 October 2020

Enjoy yourself, but safely is the message that is being communicated this year for the spooky season of Halloween.

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Why you might be asked to wait for your flu vaccine

24 October 2020

People who are most at risk of flu are encouraged to have a flu vaccine every winter.

Council House at night

Further £6.2 million coronavirus funding for Derby

23 October 2020

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed that Derby will receive a further £6.2 million to support the Council’s response to COVID-19.

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Making Festive Derby merry and bright for Christmas

23 October 2020

Christmas is coming, and Derby City Council is working with partners to transform the city into Festive Derby.

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Become a Derby Good Neighbour and help a neighbour in need this winter

21 October 2020

Derby City Council and Community Action Derby are calling on residents to become a Derby Good Neighbour and help a neighbour in need this winter.

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City’s bid to become leading UK centre for future fuels

21 October 2020

Derby has declared its ambition to become the UK’s centre of excellence for future fuel technologies.

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Graffiti artists create murals to promote safe behaviour during the pandemic

20 October 2020

Eye-catching murals have been painted to capture the attention of young people and encourage them to follow the coronavirus guidelines.

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New arrangements confirmed for pupils affected by Derby school blaze

20 October 2020

Pupils from Ravensdale Infant & Nursery School, which was destroyed by fire a fortnight ago have been found alternative temporary accommodation.

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Plans revealed for former Assembly Rooms site

20 October 2020

Plans have been revealed for how the Assembly Rooms site might be used once it is demolished.

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Derby’s favourite book is revealed

20 October 2020

Results of Derby Libraries’ public vote to find the city’s favourite book are in and the winner is - To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

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Derby kebab shop forced to remain closed following cockroach infestation

19 October 2020

A Derby kebab shop has been ordered to remain closed after Environmental Health officers discovered an infestation of cockroaches.

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£9m investment in Highways - where is it being spent?

19 October 2020

Earlier this year, Derby City Council announced that an additional £9m would be invested in Derby’s highways over the next two years.

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Second new local testing site opened in Derby

17 October 2020

A second walk-through coronavirus testing facility for the city is to open for those with symptoms to book appointments at West End Community Centre in Derby.

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Working on a Window Wonderland

16 October 2020

Plans are underway to transform shop windows on the streets of Derby city centre ready for Christmas.

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Derby agrees - Wasting Food: it’s Out of Date!

16 October 2020

Derby City Council is proud to support the launch of a new environmental initiative – Wasting Food: It’s Out of Date.

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New look for Derby Taxis

15 October 2020

Derby residents will soon start to notice a new look to some of our Hackney carriage taxis.

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Folk Music and Halloween thrills at Derby Market Place

15 October 2020

More entertainment and a second market has been confirmed for Derby Market Place in the coming weeks.

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Beware ‘Green Grants’ scams

14 October 2020

Trading Standards is advising Derby residents to beware of potential scams following the launch of the Government ‘Green Homes’ grants scheme.

Council House at night

New local testing site opened in Derby

14 October 2020

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility is to open for those with symptoms to book appointments at Morleston Street Day Centre, in Derby,

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Celebrating Derby’s outstanding parks and open spaces

14 October 2020

Six of Derby’s city parks have been recognised as being among the best in the world by the Green Flag Award Scheme.

Councillor Smale with Forge staff

Celebrating our hard working venues for Purple Flag Month

13 October 2020

October is Purple Flag month and we’re celebrating with Derby businesses who have helped us retain our purple flag status for a seventh consecutive year.

Council House at night

What the government’s new COVID-19 tier system means for Derby

13 October 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched a new three-tier system of COVID-19 restrictions to replace all current local and national lockdown regulations.

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Let Sleeping Dragons Lie with the Big Family Read

13 October 2020

Join Derby Libraries for our Big Family Read, taking place until Monday 30th November 2020.

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Test and Trace support payment scheme to launch in Derby

9 October 2020

Derby citizens will able to access a grant from Monday 12th October to help them through NHS Test and Trace self-isolation.

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Derby Folk Festival 2020 at Home goes global

8 October 2020

Derby Folk Festival at Home has been watched by viewers all over the world since it went live on Friday 2nd October.

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Levelling up Local Government - looking at all options for Local Government Reform

7 October 2020

Today Derby City Council’s Cabinet approved the development of an options appraisal for Local Government Reform (LGR).

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Cllr Evonne Williams responds to the Derby schools devastated by fires

5 October 2020

Over the weekend, dreadful news unfolded, as we saw two Derby schools devastated by fires.

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Changes to safety measures in Derby Bus Station

3 October 2020

From Monday 5th October, Derby Bus Station will no longer be operating the one-way system throughout the concourse.

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Temporary cycle lane to be removed as emergency travel measures are reviewed

2 October 2020

The temporary segregated cycle lane on Uttoxeter Road will be removed tomorrow, Saturday 3rd October.

Irongate

Creative bid to revitalise key city centre streets

1 October 2020

Ambitious plans have been revealed to attract creative businesses into a key area of Derby city centre.

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Study for revolutionary £11.5m electric rapid transit gets underway

1 October 2020

A study into the feasibility of the establishment of Derby’s first dedicated mass transit link has been commissioned by Derby City Council.

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Anniversary of the Knife Angel’s visit to Derby

1 October 2020

October 1st marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the visit to Derby of the Knife Angel.

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Children of foster carers ‘changing the world’

1 October 2020

Phenomenal selflessness is being demonstrated across Derby every day by the children of our foster carers and October is the time to recognise it.

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A52 Wyvern transport improvement scheme nearing completion

30 September 2020

September saw the opening of the full network capacity on the A52 and Wyvern following intensive work over the summer months.

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Christmas lights, but without the crowds

28 September 2020

The streets of Derby will sparkle with Christmas lights this year, but Derby City Council has confirmed that there will be no official switch-on event.

Darley Park Concert

The Hannells Darley Park Concert at Home goes national

28 September 2020

London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds – The Hannells Darley Park Concert at Home was a truly national event this year.

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Remembrance memorial to be online

25 September 2020

Derby City Council, with regret, has announced the cancellation of this year’s Market Place Remembrance service.

Council House at night

Celebrate National Poetry Day with acclaimed poet Daljit Nagra

25 September 2020

Celebrate National Poetry Day on Thursday 1st October with award-winning poet Daljit Nagra.

Council House at night

Fringe benefits with Derby Folk Festival at Home

25 September 2020

The countdown has started to The Derby Folk Festival 2020 At Home, which takes place online from 2nd – 4th October.

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Enjoy the Autumn Sessions at Derby Market Place

24 September 2020

Building on Derby Market Place's successful launch as an outdoor dining space, more will be on offer during October and November.

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Smokers urged to join Stoptober to protect health

24 September 2020

Derby smokers are being encouraged to join the Council's free healthy lifestyle service, Livewell to boost their chances of quitting during Stoptober.

Council House at night

Launch of NHS COVID-19 Test and Trace app

23 September 2020

The Test and Trace app will be used to notify us if we come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus.

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Help programme launched for workers facing redundancy during coronavirus pandemic

23 September 2020

Workers facing redundancy will be helped to find new jobs, develop skills or start their own businesses through free support.

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Tickets on sale for two new shows coming to Derby Arena next year

22 September 2020

Derby LIVE is pleased to announce that tickets are on sale for two new fantastic shows taking place at Derby Arena next year.

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Have your say on plans to improve private housing

21 September 2020

Homeowners, tenants and landlords are being urged to spare some time to give their views on Council plans to boost the standards of the homes they own or rent.

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It’s recycle week and foil returns to blue bin collections!

21 September 2020

Derby residents are now able to put clean aluminium foil into blue bins with their other recycling.

Derby County footballer Reg Harrison with the Mayor

Council saddened by passing of Rams legend

18 September 2020

Derby City Council is saddened to note the passing of former Derby County footballer Reg Harrison.

Council House at night

Let’s do the right thing for Derby

18 September 2020

A new campaign for the city titled ‘Let’s do the right thing for Derby’ has launched concentrating on promoting safe and considered behaviour during the pandemic.

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Local Councillor and Chief Executive visit Derby showhomes development

15 September 2020

Compendium Living recently welcomed Derby City Council to its latest Castleward development to explore the recently launched showhomes.

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Top marks for Derby parks from Tripadvisor

15 September 2020

Two of Derby’s favourite parks are both winners in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards.

Derby velodrome

New dates announced for two autumn shows

15 September 2020

Derby LIVE have confirmed that The Lady Boys of Bangkok and Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour will not be going ahead.

Council House at night

‘Rule of 6’ and Coronavirus - Doing the right thing for Derby

14 September 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has shown us how our behaviour can make the difference between keeping us safe or putting ourselves and others in harm’s way.

Artist impression of Becketwell development

Step forward for major Derby city centre regeneration scheme

14 September 2020

Multi-million-pound plans to regenerate one of Derby city centre’s most important sites have taken another step forward.

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£500,000 cycle improvement scheme gets underway

14 September 2020

Work is due to get underway on a new £500,000 cycle improvement scheme that will provide a continuous off-road route, connecting the city centre with the Wyvern.

Council House at night

The Great British September Clean kicks off on Friday!

11 September 2020

Earlier this year, the Great British Spring Clean was postponed due to lockdown. Now, the event is back and kicks off (with some changes) from Friday 11 September.

Council House at night

Sleeping Beauty to rest for another year as Derby’s panto is postponed

10 September 2020

Derby’s pantomime has joined the list of Christmas shows across the country which cannot go ahead this year following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Entrance to Market Place food venue

Rousing success paves way for future of Market Place

10 September 2020

Since opening its doors on 24th July, more than 6,000 people have already enjoyed the vibrant al fresco dining experience.

Intu shopping centre

Council leaders welcome news of Intu centre sale

9 September 2020

Derby’s economic recovery task force have welcomed news that investors Cale Street have taken ownership of the Intu shopping centre.

Council House at night

New services launch to prevent suicide

9 September 2020

Derby City Council is highlighting a raft of new support services aiming to help reduce the number of suicides in Derby.

Every Mind Matters logo

Children’s mental wellbeing has been one of the biggest worries during COVID

8 September 2020

A new campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help parents and carers look after children and young people’s mental wellbeing.

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Council to vote on changes to electoral cycle

7 September 2020

The results of a consultation into how Derby runs its local elections has shown support of moving to four-yearly ‘all council’ elections.

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Council lends support to more Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise groups

7 September 2020

Derby City Council have approved additional funding to Community Action Derby to extend the COVID-19 Emergency Small Grants Scheme.

Council House at night

Oddsocks return LIVE to Markeaton Park Craft Village

4 September 2020

Derby LIVE have announced Oddsocks Productions are returning to Markeaton Park Craft Village this September for their first outdoor performances since lockdown.

Council House at night

Annual Electoral Canvass household visits commence

3 September 2020

The annual electoral canvass takes place each year to make sure that local residents electoral registration details are up to date.

Council House at night

Council welcomes review on footway parking

2 September 2020

Derby City Council has welcomed a consultation launched by the Government on strengthening to the laws on pavement parking.

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Cycling gets back on track at Derby Arena

1 September 2020

Indoor track cycling is set to resume at Derby Arena from Monday 14th September for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic.

Council House at night

Do the right thing for Derby this Bank Holiday

28 August 2020

Derby City Council are reminding citizens to enjoy their Bank Holiday as safely as possible, as we head towards a long weekend.

Orchestra at Darley Park concert

Get ready for The Hannells Darley Park Concert at Home!

28 August 2020

Picnic rugs and barbecue tongs at the ready – it is nearly time to enjoy The Hannells Darley Park Concert at Home!

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Be vigilant – warning on Council Tax arrears scam

26 August 2020

Residents in Derby are being advised to watch out for a potential phone scam about Council Tax arrears.

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Returning children to school safely

24 August 2020

A message from Councillor Evonne Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People about returning children to school safely.

New housing development

Homes at the Heart Campaign calls on Government to make housing a national priority

24 August 2020

Derby City Council and Derby Homes have joined a national campaign to make social housing a government priority in the coronavirus recovery.

Irongate in the evening

Top Up Grant opens for further bids

24 August 2020

Derby City Council has re-opened applications for phase 2 of its Top Up Local Authority Grant Scheme for the final time, until 10 am Friday 28th August.

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#HereForDerby – Childcare and Families Information team (CFIT)

21 August 2020

The Childcare and Families Information team (CFIT) about the support they’ve given following the closure of schools and childcare providers during the crisis.

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“Racism has no place at Derby City Council, nor in our community”

20 August 2020

On 20th August 2020, online comments surfaced raising concerns about Derby City Council’s approach to anti-racism.

Council House at night

Mill Hill Lane and Mount Street resurfacing to start next week

20 August 2020

Normanton Road resurfacing is due to be completed three weeks ahead of schedule.

Terrace houses on Derby street

Help for city tenants and landlords, as Government’s emergency ‘eviction ban’ ends

20 August 2020

City tenants who live in private rented homes, as well landlords who own them, are being urged to seek help with tenancy issues as the Government’s ‘eviction ban’ ends.

Council House at night

Derby Muslim Burial Council launches

19 August 2020

A new charitable organisation, the Derby Muslim Burial Council (DMBC) has been established to provide bereaved families with burial and bereavement support.

Workmen repairing Normanton Road

Have your say on Council road repairs in the city

19 August 2020

We have undertaken a number of significant road repair schemes in the city since April this year and would like your views on how we have performed.

Fountain in front of Council House

Outbreak Engagement Board encourages Derbians to enjoy summer safely

19 August 2020

Derby’s Outbreak Engagement Board met to update it’s progress in preventing potential rises in COVID-19 cases and communicating with residents.

Cawarden and Council staff at former Debenhams site

Project handover paves the way for £200 million Becketwell regeneration scheme

19 August 2020

Contractor, Cawarden, has completed the demolition works of the former Debenhams store and handover of the site.

Artist impression of One Cathedral Green office development

Office development paused due to coronavirus

17 August 2020

Plans to create a new office space in Derby have been paused for review due to the impacts of coronavirus.

Council House at night

E4E to hold awards ceremony online

14 August 2020

Enterprise 4 Education are holding their annual awards event on 18th August to recognise the recent educational and professional successes of young people.

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Derby retains Purple Flag status for seventh year

13 August 2020

Derby City Council are very proud to announce that Derby has retained its status as a Purple Flag city for the seventh year in a row.

Council House at night

Folk favourite forced to bow out of Derby Folk Festival at Home

13 August 2020

An impending operation has forced celebrated performer and festival patron John Tams to bow out of this year’s Derby Folk Festival at Home.

Council House at night

New scheme will teach bike repair to kids

13 August 2020

A Derby-based engineering training provider, has successfully rolled out a training programme to teach youngsters how to fix bikes properly.

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Derby submits bid for more emergency active travel measures

13 August 2020

Derby City Council has submitted a bid to the Department for Transport for £817,000 after the Government announced further funding was available.

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#HereForDerby – Democratic Services

11 August 2020

Alex Hough, Acting Head of Democracy, talks about how overcoming COVID-19 challenges have ensured the city’s democratic decision-making processes continue.

Council House at night

City residents encouraged to manage Council services online

11 August 2020

Derby residents are encouraged to sign up to a new-look service which makes it quick and easy to manage a variety of Council services online.

Council House at night

Look out for annual canvass letters

11 August 2020

Local residents are urged not to lose their voice on matters that affect them by completing their annual canvass form.

Council House at night

The Great British Spring Clean is back this September!

10 August 2020

Earlier this year, the Great British Spring Clean was postponed due to lockdown. Now, the event is back and kicks off (with some changes) from Friday 11 September.

Fountain in front of Council House

New guidelines on temporary structures announced

7 August 2020

Derby City Council has announced steps to help businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with new guidance on Temporary Structures.

Council House at night

Outdoor water play to stay closed this summer

7 August 2020

Due to Covid-19 safety concerns, Markeaton Park paddling pool, and the splash pad at Chaddesden Park, will stay closed for the summer season.

Bin lorry

#HereForDerby – Refuse team

6 August 2020

Dan Brown and Alex Carnie from the Refuse team talk about how they have been working hard to keep essential services up and running for city residents.

Digger at roadworks

Lodge Lane resurfacing - latest scheme as part of £9 million investment in highways

6 August 2020

The next resurfacing project will be taking place on Lodge Lane, Spondon between the A52 exit slip and Sitwell Street.

Aida Bliss factory building

Architects appointed for Aida Bliss site

6 August 2020

Derby City Council confirm the appointment of professional services firm WYG to design the new housing development at the former Aida Bliss factory.

Pile of books

Welcome back to Derby Libraries

5 August 2020

The final preparations are being made to welcome members back to Derby Libraries.

Artist impression of SmartParc building

Exciting high-tech projects will create thousands of new jobs in Derby

4 August 2020

The Government has agreed to provide £12m in funding to help launch a revolutionary high-tech food manufacturing campus in Derby.

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Teacher wins £250 in #TALKDerbyDAY prize draw

30 July 2020

A teacher at St James’ Junior School in Derby, has won £250 for her school after entering the #TALKDerbyDAY prize draw.

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Bogus HMRC phone calls

30 July 2020

Trading Standards are warning of a recurring phone scam in which victims are threatened with a lawsuit or arrest if they do not hand over £1000’s on the spot.

Fountain in front of Council House

Derby’s Outbreak Engagement Board launches to drive local communication

29 July 2020

A COVID-19 Outbreak Engagement Board has been formed to oversee local outbreak control plans and ensure effective community engagement.

Council house rear and River Gardens

Grant schemes closing – Last chance to apply

29 July 2020

The Government has announced that all existing grant schemes will be closed one month from today on Friday 28th August.

Council House at night

Award-winning developers excited by future Derby projects

29 July 2020

Developers behind plans to convert two listed buildings in Derby say they see an exciting future for the city despite the economic crisis caused by COVID-19.

Eid al-Adha logo

Celebrating Eid al-Adha safely

29 July 2020

In advance of Eid al-Adha beginning tomorrow, it is important to consider how to celebrate safely during the pandemic.

Smoker snapping cigarette

Lowest number of children taking up smoking on record in Derby

28 July 2020

New analysis finds that 1106 more children would start smoking in Derby every year if children were still smoking at 1990s levels.

Council House at night

Video launch showcases city centre welcome

27 July 2020

A video produced by Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) showcases the safe welcome to visitors of Derby.

Corporation Street notice sign

Changes to city centre highways as emergency active travel measures commence

27 July 2020

Following the Council’s successful £228,000 ‘Moving Derby Forward’ funding, Covid-19 emergency transport works will commence across the city.

Council House at night

Fees to be waived for Notice of Marriage renewals

24 July 2020

Derby City Council has announced it will waive the fee associated with re-issuing a Notice of Marriage (NOM).

Robert Jenrick Secretary of State

Secretary of State visits Derby

23 July 2020

City leaders met with Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick on his visit to Derby.

Council House at night

Council set to launch £5m business growth fund to help create new jobs

23 July 2020

City leaders have announced their intention to launch a £5m growth fund to help businesses expand and take on more staff following the coronavirus crisis.

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Beware ‘Green Grants’ scams

23 July 2020

Trading Standards is advising Derby residents to beware of potential scams following the Government announcement of £2 billion for ‘Green Homes’ grants.

Infinity Park Innovation Centre

Government minister in talks on Derby’s coronavirus economic recovery plans

22 July 2020

A senior Government minister is to visit Derby tomorrow (Thursday 23rd July) to discuss the city’s strategy to reboot its economy after the coronavirus crisis.

Houses in Allestree

Community Hub continues to support those in need

22 July 2020

With the the Government Shielding programme paused, Derby Community Response Hub is contacting all shielding residents to ensure them they will not lose support.

Market Place outside dining

Derby Market Place's new al fresco dining experience gets ready to open

21 July 2020

Work has begun on building the vibrant 330-person capacity ‘meeting and eating’ space that will open to the public on Saturday.

Workman repairing road

Micro Asphalt – Coming soon to a road near you!

21 July 2020

Derby City Council is starting a road surface treatments programme using a process called ‘Micro Asphalt’ to treat over 100,000sqm of roads across the city.

Council House at night

Normanton Road resurfacing begins

21 July 2020

From Monday 20th July, Normanton Road will finally undergo a much needed full resurfacing programme.

Council House at night

Get silly with six weeks of Summer Reading Challenge events

20 July 2020

As schools officially break up for the summer, this year’s virtual Summer Reading Challenge is moving up a gear.

Person in care home

Council invests in safety of vulnerable tenants in midst of coronavirus pandemic

20 July 2020

Derby City Council are installing crucial safety equipment during the coronavirus pandemic to help protect thousands of its older and most vulnerable tenants.

Person writing at table

Council and Creative Industries to fund English language classes

17 July 2020

Following a successful bid Derby is to receive £300k English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) funding.

Leisure attendant cleaning gym equipment

Welcome back to Derby’s leisure centres

17 July 2020

The team at Derby Active are putting the finishing touches in place ready to re-open leisure centres to the public from Saturday 25th July.

Market Place food venue

Derby Market Place to be transformed into an exciting food and entertainment venue

17 July 2020

A vibrant 330-person capacity ‘meeting and eating’ space will be built where people will be able to consume produce purchased from local retailers.

Clock outside Council House

City’s bid to boost jobs and business growth with new advanced manufacturing centre

16 July 2020

Derby city leaders have launched a bid for Government funding to establish a new advanced manufacturing research centre in the city.

Smoker snapping cigarette

Derby City Council supports campaign call for smokers to quit today

15 July 2020

Derby City Council is supporting a new advertising campaign ‘Today is the Day’, which encourages smokers to quit today.

Artist impression Castleward Primary School

D2N2 to invest £1.5m into Castleward Urban Village

15 July 2020

D2N2 has approved an investment of £1.5m from its Local Growth Fund allocation into the Castleward Urban Village.

Flood water Derwent Bridge

£10m investment for Derby as Government unveils plans to tackle flooding

14 July 2020

Derby is set to receive a £10 million investment for the Our City, Our River (OCOR) project to help protect homes and businesses from flooding.

Council House at night

Upcoming road resurfacing schemes

14 July 2020

We’re investing an additional £9 million into our highways over the next two years.

Market Hall interior

Council encouraged by Market Hall return

14 July 2020

Derby Market Hall has re-opened to visitors and the Council are delighted with the response from the public.

Blue bins on street

Missed bin form is back

13 July 2020

From tomorrow (Tuesday 14 July), residents will be able to report missed bins using the online form.

The Kitchen cafe Sadlergate

Pavement café permits introduced to enable social distancing

13 July 2020

The street café culture could become more widespread in Derby as pubs and cafes apply for permission to bring their services outdoors.

Woman wearing purple makeup

Enjoy Derby Folk Festival in your own home

13 July 2020

Derby LIVE are excited to announce a digital version of the Derby Folk Festival - Derby Folk Festival at Home!

A52 bridge final construction

Scheme hits key milestone as new traffic signals switch on and slip road reopens

10 July 2020

The A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme is set to hit a key milestone as new traffic signals along Wyvern Way are switched on and the A52 westbound on-slip reopens.

3 girls talking in park

Careers Derby launches YouTube channel to support young people

10 July 2020

Careers Derby, in a bid to address school and college closes, has created a Careers Derby YouTube channel to provide support and information to young people.

Road resurfacing Kedleston Road

Have your say on resurfacing schemes in the city

10 July 2020

We have undertaken a number of road repair schemes in the city and would like your views to help us improve how we undertake future schemes.

Becketwell Arena artist impression

Derby set for new 3,500 capacity venue

10 July 2020

Exciting plans to deliver a new 3,500 capacity venue in Derby’s Becketwell area have been drawn up by developer St James Securities and Derby City Council.

Derby Market Hall

#HereForDerby – working together to reopen the Market Hall

9 July 2020

Gary Marshall, the Council’s Bereavement Services Manager, talks about the effort to keep essential services running during the pandemic.

Baby's feet

Derby City Council to resume birth registration service

8 July 2020

Customers can now book an appointment to register a birth.

Trees in park

#HereForDerby – Grounds Maintenance Team

7 July 2020

We speak to the Grounds Maintenance team who have been hard at work keeping the city’s green and open spaces in shape during lockdown.

Irongate in the evening

Top Up Grant opens for further bids

7 July 2020

Derby City Council has re-opened applications for phase 2 of its Top Up Local Authority Grant Scheme.

Derby velodrome

Further updates to indoor events due to Covid-19

6 July 2020

Due to the continuing Government restrictions around indoor events, Derby LIVE have been working with promoters to reschedule Derby Arena shows.

Council House at night

Help with Council Tax payments

4 July 2020

As the Council returns to regular collections of Council Tax it’s important to remind residents that there is help available for those on low income.

Highways maintenance workman

New arrival at Streetpride – Meet the Multihog!

3 July 2020

The Multihog was purchased as part of the £9m investment in Highways and it’s already transforming roads across the city.

Council House at night

Who will make your final 12? DCFC fans asked for their ultimate legends team

3 July 2020

Derby County football fans are being asked to submit their ultimate legends team, which will feature on the brand new A52 footbridge.

Trees in park

Reopening our play areas and outdoor gyms – what you need to know

3 July 2020

The Government has said play areas and outdoor gyms can reopen from July 4th. Derby Parks have been pulling out all the stops to make it happen.

Workman repairing road

Surface dressing scheme – summer 2020

2 July 2020

A project to refresh the surface of some roads in Derby will get underway from Monday 13 July.

Council house rear and River Gardens

Bid to help find new jobs for hundreds facing redundancy

2 July 2020

A team launched to assist workers made redundant is appealing for firms who are recruiting engineering and manufacturing skills into their workforce to get in touch.

Council House at night

New standard will provide ‘ring of confidence’ for Derby tourism and hospitality

1 July 2020

Derby City Council and Visit Derby are urging visitor-facing businesses to apply for the ‘We’re Good To Go’ standard to reassure customers they are Covid-secure.

Fountain in front of Council House

Council to resume debt recovery

1 July 2020

Residents and businesses urged to bring their Council Tax and Business Rates accounts up to date following the pandemic.

People holding flag outside Turtle Bay restaurant

Stay safe is the message as night life returns to Derby

30 June 2020

As pubs and restaurants open to the public, Derby City Council and Derbyshire Police are offering advice to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

A52 new tarmac

A52 resurfacing programme continues

30 June 2020

The A52 resurfacing programme between Pentagon to Raynesway is underway with inbound and outbound sections from Wyvern to Raynesway completed.

Council House at night

Guidance issued for businesses reopening

30 June 2020

From Saturday 4th July more types of Derby businesses will be permitted to open, including food and drink, accommodation and personal care businesses.

COVID sign on street

Council receive £228,000 to introduce emergency active travel measures across city

30 June 2020

Derby City Council will receive £228,000 to introduce Covid-19 emergency transport measures across the city, following a successful bid to Government.

Irongate in the evening

Top Up Grant opens for further bids

30 June 2020

Derby City Council has re-opened applications for phase 2 of its Top Up Local Authority Grant Scheme from Monday 29th June till 5 pm on 13th July.

Council House at night

Annual Electoral Canvass - make sure your voice is heard

29 June 2020

Don’t lose your voice – residents in Derby urged to look out for their voter registration details from Derby City Council

Derby Market Hall

Derby’s Market Hall set to reopen after COVID-19 forced closure

29 June 2020

The market is set to reopen its doors on Tuesday 7th July, subject to final approval.

Council House at night

Keeping Active with new sports to love

27 June 2020

The closure of the leisure centres due to lockdown has offered us all a great chance to find new ways to enjoy our favourite sports and leisure activities.

Intu shopping centre

City leaders pledge support for struggling retail giant

26 June 2020

Leaders of Derby’s economic recovery task force have pledged support for shopping centre owner Intu as it looks set to call in administrators.

Council House at night

#HereForDerby – Digital Workforce Project

24 June 2020

The Digital Workforce Project has rolled out new technology which has helped hundreds of colleagues work from home during the pandemic.

Council House at night

Normanton Road resurfacing gets underway in July

24 June 2020

From Monday 20th July, Normanton Road will finally undergo a much needed full resurfacing programme.

Fountain in front of Council House

Local Area Coordination support to be rolled out across entirety of Derby

22 June 2020

Derby City Council has been awarded funding to help scale its Local Area Coordination offer across the entire city.

Warehouse

Council Leader responds to Incora redundancies

22 June 2020

Derby City Council's leader has responded to news that 200 jobs are at risk at aerospace supply-chain firm Incora (formally Pattonair).

Council House at night

Raynesway HWRC – site hours to increase in July

19 June 2020

Following the successful reopening of Raynesway HWRC last month, we’re now able to increase the hours the site is open.

Council House at night

#HereForDerby – Elizabeth Blaney, Food and Health and Safety Team Manager

18 June 2020

We talk to Elizabeth Blaney about her role as DCC’s Food and Health and Safety Team Manager and how coronavirus has changed her job completely.

Council house rear and River Gardens

Priorities for Derby’s economic recovery revealed

18 June 2020

The team leading efforts to reboot Derby’s economy after the COVID-19 crisis has revealed details of its recovery strategy.

Housing meeting

What’s happening to Derby’s rough sleepers during the COVID-19 pandemic?

16 June 2020

Derby City Council and partners are finalising how the most vulnerable in the city will be housed as lockdown measures begin to ease.

The word 'scam' written in a warning triangles

Scams Awareness fortnight

16 June 2020

This year, Citizens Advice Scams Awareness campaign is running between Monday 15th and Sunday 28th June.

TALK Derby logo

Tell TALK Derby who you like to talk to and win £250 for your school or nursery

15 June 2020

Derby parents, carers, businesses, children and young people of all ages are being invited to reveal who they most like to have a conversation with.

Council House at night

Road resurfacing work on The Strand

12 June 2020

We will be completing road resurfacing work on The Strand (from Cheapside to St James Street) between Monday 22nd and Thursday 25th June (four days).

Council House at night

Measures to be implemented to widen footways, ahead of high street reopening

12 June 2020

The Council is working with local businesses to ensure the city is safe for visitors as non-essential shops and business reopening begins.

Street cleaner pressure washing pavement

City Centre gets cleaned up as High Street sets to reopen

11 June 2020

Street Cleansing teams have been out in force as the city centre prepares to reopen from 15th June, as lockdown measures are reduced

Council House at night

Derby Active At Home goes from strength to strength

11 June 2020

When Covid-19 closed Derby City Council’s sports facilities, Derby City Council’s Derby Active team adapted transforming into Derby Active at Home.

Buses at Derby Bus Station

Changes to concessionary bus travel in Derby from next week

10 June 2020

Temporary changes to concessionary bus passes introduced because of the covid-19 pandemic will end next week.

Council House at night

Council hits £40m in Grant support and more is available for small businesses

10 June 2020

On Tuesday 9th June Derby City Council reached a milestone of issuing £40m worth of grants to struggling businesses in the city.

Artist impression of Becketwell development

Derby’s £23 million bid to revitalise city centre

10 June 2020

Derby is to ask the Government for £23.7 million to help fund schemes that will reinvigorate the city, attract visitors and create hundreds of jobs.

Council House at night

Cemeteries and Crematorium teams supporting families during difficult times

10 June 2020

Council colleagues have been redeployed in new roles to keep essential services running. For some, it couldn’t be further away from their usual job.

Derby ram

Preparations underway to support opening the city’s high streets safely

9 June 2020

Planning is currently underway to support the safe reopening of the city, as lock down measures are eased from 15th June.

Two people riding bikes

Council submit ‘Moving Forward Derby’ programme to support cycling and walking

9 June 2020

Derby City Council has submitted a 'Moving Derby Forward Programme' following notification that £204,000 has been allocated to Derby to introduce Covid-19 transport measures.

Derby Market Hall

Open letter to Derby’s market traders from Councillor Mick Barker

8 June 2020

Councillor Mick Barker emphasises the important role markets play in communities around the world.

Bouquet of flowers

A thank you to our volunteers

8 June 2020

Last week was National Volunteers Week and despite being in our third month of the coronavirus pandemic we have so much to be thankful for.

Council House at night

Test and Trace be #ScamAware

8 June 2020

The Government has announced the launch of the NHS Test and Trace service to help fight the spread of coronavirus.

Council House at night

Fun ideas of what you can get up to in Derby from the Derby Six

6 June 2020

The Derby Six haven’t let the Covid-19 pandemic stop them from having fun at home.

Council House at night

Sitwell Street resurfacing to begin mid-June

5 June 2020

A major resurfacing scheme is due to get underway on Moor Street and Sitwell Street, Spondon, from Monday 15 June.

Hand on bicycle handlebar

Partnership offers free cycle support to key workers in Derby

5 June 2020

Organisations in Derby have come together to help key workers onto their bikes for essential journeys.

Irongate in the evening

Don’t delay – apply today for business grant

5 June 2020

Derby City Council is inviting applications for a new ‘top up’ grant scheme to support small businesses and charities struggling during COVID-19.

Ann Bhatti outside Ihub

Connect Derby managed workspaces to reopen for business

4 June 2020

Connect Derby, the city’s primary managed workspace provider, has announced that it is reopening its buildings and services to tenants.

Council House at night

Get silly as the Summer Reading Challenge goes digital!

4 June 2020

Let your children join the funniest team in town – the Silly Squad! It’s all about funny books, having a laugh, and putting smiles on young faces.

Wyvern Way access bridge

Wyvern Way Access Bridge repairs start next week

4 June 2020

Repair and maintenance works on the Wyvern Way access bridge over the A52 are due to start next week.

Buses at Derby Bus Station

Derby bus station to reopen

4 June 2020

Derby Bus Station is set to reopen on a phased approach from Monday 8th June.

Blenheim Drive potholes

£1.7m highways funding for Derby

3 June 2020

Derby City Council has been allocated an additional £1.7m from the Transport Infrastructure Investment Fund..

Model house keyring

Derby City Council’s Housing Strategy 2020-2029

2 June 2020

Cabinet will be asked to approve the adoption of Derby City Council’s Housing Strategy 2020-2029 next week, following a consultation on the plans.

CityFibre engineer

Work transforming Derby into one of the best digitally connected cities begins

2 June 2020

Derby is celebrating a major milestone in its digital transformation as work begins to extend its full fibre network.

A52 bridge installation

A52 resurfacing gets green light

2 June 2020

A major resurfacing programme is to be completed to make the A52 route safe and serviceable.

A52 footbridge construction site

A52 footbridge to be lifted this weekend

30 May 2020

The brand new foot and cycle bridge that will link the residential area of Chaddesden to the Wyvern and Pride Park is due to be lifted into place this weekend.

HS2 train

£2.7bn transport plan to transform Derbyshire’s HS2 links

28 May 2020

A £2.7 billion transport plan to guarantee fast, frequent connections to the HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton has been published.

Irongate looking up to cathedral

Thousands of Derby firms to be surveyed on COVID impacts

26 May 2020

Thousands of Derby businesses are to be asked how the Coronavirus pandemic is impacting their operations and what help they need to recover.

Council House at night

eCargo bikes are coming to Derby!

22 May 2020

Derby is to get its own fleet of electric cargo bikes, thanks to funding awarded from the £2 million eCargo Bike Grant Fund.

Trees in park

Plan ahead to enjoy Derby’s parks

22 May 2020

Derby Parks are urging people to plan ahead if they’re planning to visit the city’s parks or open spaces this bank holiday weekend.

Council House at night

Developers back Derby to recover from COVID-19

21 May 2020

Developers behind schemes that will transform Derby have given a vote of confidence to the city’s ability to bounce back following COVID-19.

Trees in park

Respect our local communities say Derbyshire leaders

21 May 2020

We are joining together to ask visitors to respect local communities this coming bank holiday weekend and consider if they could come later in the year instead.

Moorways Sports Village construction

Moorways Sports Village progress revealed

21 May 2020

Construction of Derby’s new 50m pool and water park at Moorways began in February.

Council House at night

Derby’s pledge to stand with Rolls-Royce and its workers

20 May 2020

Council Leaders have pledged that Derby will do all it can to stand with those affected by job losses at this difficult and deeply distressing time.

The word 'scam' written in a warning triangles

Beware of those asking for money online

20 May 2020

Unfortunately, there are people, who are taking advantage of the kindness shown by volunteers and others in this very difficult time.

CityFibre engineer

Council teams up with CityFibre to bring broadband to tenants

14 May 2020

Council tenants in Derby will be among the first in the country to benefit from next-generation digital connectivity.

Council House at night

Residents can book to visit Raynesway Recycling Centre

14 May 2020

Raynesway Household Waste Recycle Centre (HWRC) online booking system has gone live and residents can now book their time slot for essential visits.

Derby velodrome

Updated information about events in Derby

13 May 2020

All outdoor events, and events at Derby Arena and other venues, will not be running until at least the end of August.

Trees in park

New guidelines for enjoying our parks

13 May 2020

Following the Government’s change in guidance, visitors will be able to make more use of Derby’s parks and open spaces from Wednesday 13th May.

TALK Derby logo

First wave of TALK Derby ambassadors announced

13 May 2020

Ambassadors for TALK Derby, the Government-funded project to help children develop speech, language and communication skills have been announced.

Siddals Road transport upgrades

Encouraging active travel during Covid-19 pandemic

13 May 2020

Following government announcements to create a new era for cycling and walking, councils are implementing measures to encourage active travel.

Council House at night

Raynesway Recycling Centre operational, but you can’t just turn up

12 May 2020

Progress to bring Raynesway Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) back into operation is well underway.

Parent with baby clapping

Contribution of foster families highlighted during coronavirus

11 May 2020

Every day 55,000 foster families across the UK are giving 65,000 fostered children and young people a loving, secure and stable home.

Council House at night

Communities Secretary invited to discuss Derby’s economic recovery

11 May 2020

City leaders have requested a meeting with the Communities Secretary to discuss Derby’s economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

Council House at night

Look back at VE Day in Derby with our libraries

6 May 2020

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Derby Libraries have found out how the end of the war in Europe was reported locally.

Derby Market Hall

Work moves ahead on Derby’s Market Hall

4 May 2020

Following an intensive period of survey and design work, restoration of Derby’s historic Market Hall is underway.

Council House at night

Council responds to announcement of Rolls-Royce job losses

4 May 2020

Derby’s Coronavirus Economic Recovery Task Force seek talks with Rolls-Royce as the company deals with the impact of COVID-19.

NHS logo and web address

Accessing dental services in Derbyshire

1 May 2020

In line with national Covid-19 guidance, dental practices in Derbyshire are currently closed for routine “face to face” dental appointments.

A52 footbridge construction site

A52 footbridge installation date announced

30 April 2020

Derby City Council announces the A52 footbridge installation, subject to weather conditions, will take place over the weekend of 30th of May.

Blenheim Drive potholes

Road resurfacing scheme to get underway on Blenheim Drive

30 April 2020

A resurfacing scheme on Blenheim Drive, Allestree will begin on Monday 11th May.

Council House at night

Royal Crown Derby run competition to raise money for NHS charities

29 April 2020

Royal Crown Derby are running a ‘make a mug, make a difference’ competition to raise money for the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.

Council House at night

Advice for consumers during the coronavirus pandemic

28 April 2020

Trading Standards has produced guidance for Derby residents if they experience disruption to holidays, issues with online shopping or cancelled events.

Council House at night

Coronavirus Economic Recovery Task Force launched

28 April 2020

A task force group has been formed by Derby City Council to lead Derby’s economic recovery from the effects of the coronavirus crisis.

Fitness instructor on cycling machine

Fitness Instructors raise £1,925 for NHS and charities

28 April 2020

Two of Derby Active’s Health and Wellbeing Advisors have smashed their fundraising target to raise £1,925 in a 12-hour static bike challenge.

Lexington Road potholes

Road resurfacing ready for roll-out on Lexington Road

28 April 2020

Work will begin from Monday 11 May on the Lexington Road scheme.

TALK Derby logo

TALK Derby training and support benefits mum and daughter

27 April 2020

A Derby mum is already seeing the improvements in her daughter’s communication and language skills thanks to courses for parents run by TALK Derby.

Social care assistant and resident

Derby’s social care recruitment drive

27 April 2020

Derby City Council has launched a recruitment drive to encourage applicants for social care roles, to help support its mobile and non-mobile worker teams.

War memorial Village Derby

Derby marks 75th anniversary of VE Day with online service

27 April 2020

Derby City Council is set to share a pre-recorded dedication service to mark VE Day on Friday 8th May.

Bin lorry

Brown bin collections to restart in May

27 April 2020

A reduced brown bin service will begin for residents from Tuesday 5th May.

Pile of books

Derby Book Festival launch fifty word stories competition

24 April 2020

Derby Book Festival is challenging children and adults to write a story on the subject of ‘Home’ for it's Flash Fiction Writing Competition.

Council chamber

Council holds first ever virtual Cabinet

23 April 2020

Derby City Council made history of Wednesday 22nd April by holding its first ever virtual public meeting.

Bulky waste outside a house

Bulky waste collections available from Monday 27 April

23 April 2020

Bulky waste collections are set to resume as normal from Monday 27 April.

Council House at night

Mayor to telephone vulnerable residents and frontline workers

23 April 2020

Councillor Frank Harwood wants to reach out by offering a telephone chat service to help support elderly and vulnerable people in the city who are self-isolating.

Smoker snapping cigarette

Smokers urged to #QuitForCovid as new research reveals risks

22 April 2020

Derby City Council’s Livewell service is urging smokers in Derby to #QuitForCovid to reduce their risks of complications from COVID-19.

Derby velodrome

Derby Fitness Instructors’ 12 hour shift for the NHS

21 April 2020

Two of Derby Active’s Health and Wellbeing Advisors are taking on a 12 hour bike challenge to raise money for NHS Charities.

Council House at night

Council Leader thanks key workers during coronavirus pandemic

21 April 2020

Derby City Council's leader thanks key workers and city residents for selflessly continuing day-to-day duties to support the people of Derby.

Houses next to cemetery

Derby cemeteries re-open

20 April 2020

Derby cemeteries have re-opened in line with the government guidance announced on Saturday.

Empty classroom

Derby’s Virtual School gets its best ever Primary SATs results

20 April 2020

The Virtual School for Looked After Children in Derby has received excellent results through national comparison data, coming in the top 10% for results.

Every Mind Matters logo

Every Mind Matters launches COVID-19 mental health campaign

17 April 2020

Every Mind Matters has launched a new suite of tips and advice, focussed on looking after people’s mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Childs drawing of perfect park

Derby Parks get behind Perfect Parks campaign

16 April 2020

The team from Derby Parks are getting behind a social media campaign to celebrate the best of our public parks and open spaces without leaving our homes.

Young people sitting on grass

Safe and Sound Adapts Support For Local Young People and Families

16 April 2020

Safe and Sound has held more than 60 sessions with local young people and families across Derbyshire since lockdown by using virtual platforms.

Cancer cells

Coronavirus and cancer

16 April 2020

The constant news about the coronavirus can be worrying. This is especially true for those living with cancer who will want to take extra care to reduce their risks.

Co-Op store Allestree

Co-op launches scheme to get essentials to vulnerable people

16 April 2020

Co-op has teamed up with Derby City Council to launch a project aimed at getting vital food and essentials to vulnerable members of the local community.

A52 footbridge construction

New A52 footbridge installation postponed due to COVID-19

9 April 2020

The installation of the new A52 footbridge will be postponed to a later date due to COVID-19.

The word 'scam' written in a warning triangles

Advice for giving safely to charity

7 April 2020

Trading Standards is encouraging people to give to genuine registered charities during the current crisis.

Trees in park

Staying safe in Derby’s parks

6 April 2020

Derby Parks is asking residents to act responsibly so we can all keep each other safe during the fine weather forecast for the Easter bank holiday.

Council House at night

TALK Derby changes it focus due to Coronavirus restrictions

6 April 2020

TALK Derby is changing focus in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

Blue bins on street

Support and appreciation shown for Derby refuse teams

4 April 2020

Hundreds of Derby residents are showing their support and appreciation for refuse workers in the city in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Council House at night

Guidelines for business opening

3 April 2020

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Government have imposed a number of restrictions upon businesses in relation to how they can operate.

Council House at night

What support Derby COVID Community Response Hub can offer

3 April 2020

Derby City Council has been coordinating the Derby COVID Community Response Hub, to help vulnerable residents through the coronavirus pandemic.

Council House at night

Our local heroes benefit from free parking during COVID-19

2 April 2020

Derby City Council announces it is offering all NHS workers and care workers free parking at some key locations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Council House at night

Council announces £47m relief package for Derby’s businesses

2 April 2020

Derby City Council has announced it will support the city’s businesses through the coronavirus pandemic with a £47 million financial support and relief package.

Fountain in front of Council House

Food Forum launches distribution effort for those in need

1 April 2020

A subgroup of the Derby Food Forum network will be facilitating the temporary distribution of food in the city to those in need.

Bicycles in bike stand

Free bicycles for key workers in Derby

1 April 2020

Wheels to Work and Life Cycle UK are delighted to be able to offer FREE bicycles to key workers in or around Derby to get around during these very difficult times.

Council House exterior

Derby Covid Community Response Hub

31 March 2020

Derby City Council has joined together with partners to create a Derby Covid Community Response Hub to help vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Derby velodrome

Important event information during COVID-19

29 March 2020

Derby LIVE regret to announce that our events programme will not be going ahead for at least the next 12 weeks.

Council house floor 2 view of quiet area

Derby City Council gender pay gap results announced

28 March 2020

Derby City Council announced its Gender pay gap results, showing a positive picture with the mean gap at £0.13 per hour between male and female staff.

Blue bins on street

Blue bin collections will continue

27 March 2020

Derby City Council has worked tirelessly to secure additional support to ensure the collection of recycling waste continues.

Council house reception area

Derby City Council names Paul Simpson as Chief Executive

27 March 2020

Derby City Council has named Paul Simpson as its new Chief Executive.

Buses at Derby Bus Station

Derby Bus Station closed to public due to Coronavirus

27 March 2020

From Monday 30th March, Derby Bus Station will be closed until further notice.

Council House at night

Council block-books hotel rooms for 'roofless' to self-isolate

26 March 2020

Derby City Council has launched a trial scheme to block-book 100 rooms for ‘roofless’ citizens to isolate themselves during the coronavirus outbreak.

The word 'scam' written in a warning triangles

Protect yourself from scams during the coronavirus outbreak

26 March 2020

It is a sad reality that there are some in our society who see the current Coronavirus crisis as way to exploit the vulnerable and make money.

Bin lorry

Bin collections and Streetpride services during COVID-19

25 March 2020

Bins are a top priority for us and we are doing everything possible to maintain the best possible service we can in what are truly unprecedented times.

Council House at night

Open letter to businesses from the leader of Derby City Council

25 March 2020

Derby City Council is committed to helping all businesses, large and small face the extremely difficult decisions and uncertainty caused by the pandemic.

Irongate in the evening

Financial Support for Residents and Businesses

25 March 2020

Derby City Council is committed to supporting residents and businesses and to make sure that any support is passed through to them as soon as practically possible.

Woman comforting another woman

Preventing domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic

24 March 2020

While our homes should be the safest place for most of us right now, there are some people who will be experiencing domestic violence.

Sinfonia Viva orchestra

A Little Live Music from Sinfonia Viva

23 March 2020

Sinfonia Viva, the orchestra of the East Midlands, has lined up a weekly programme of online solo performances by some of its top players.

School children road sign

COVID-19 School closures information

20 March 2020

It has announced that due to the coronavirus pandemic, schools will be closing from the end of Friday 20th March until further notice.

Council House at night

Coronavirus information from Derby Homes

20 March 2020

Derby Homes have had to make major changes to some of their key services, including those delivered on behalf of Derby City Council.

Pile of books

Important information about our libraries during COVID-19

20 March 2020

Derby Libraries will be closing their doors temporarily after business hours on Saturday 21 March.

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Covid-19 impact on rail services - update from East Midlands Rail

20 March 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, East Midlands Railway, in partnership with the rest of the UK rail industry, will introduce a reduced timetable.

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Important information about Derby Active facilities during COVID-19

19 March 2020

Derby Active will temporarily close its doors to the public in response to the government’s latest advice concerning the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Council House at night

Council responds to COVID-19 crisis

18 March 2020

It’s clear that this pandemic is beginning to affect all of our lives, and we all need to take steps to protect our health and our communities.

Highways maintenance workman

Upcoming road resurfacing on Stenson Road

18 March 2020

Off-peak road closures will be in place on Stenson Road for one week, starting on Monday 16 March to allow resurfacing works to take place.

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You're invited to come and spring clean with us!

16 March 2020

Derby City Council has pledged its support for the Great British Spring Clean and is asking citizens to get involved.

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Record number of schools sign up to Big Pedal challenge

12 March 2020

A record number of schools have signed up to this year’s Big Pedal, following a promotional campaign to make Derby the most active city in the country.

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Sofa Dumper Discovered

12 March 2020

At the start of March a dumped sofa on Pastures Hill, Littleover was reported and our Public Protection Officers (PPO’s) went to the scene to investigate.

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Derby and Nottingham receive £161m for transport improvements

12 March 2020

Derby and Nottingham have received £161m for transport improvements – the only bid to receive the full amount requested from the Department of Transport.

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Coronavirus - advice for you

11 March 2020

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) case confirmed in Derby

11 March 2020

Joint statement from Public Health England and Derby City Council on confirmed COVID-19 case in Derby.

Audience at concert

Council considers options for semi-permanent performance venue

10 March 2020

Derby City Council has announced it is exploring options for a city centre 300-400 seat semi-permanent performance venue.

Parents playing with children

Celebrate with TALK Derby this summer!

10 March 2020

TALK Derby is inviting everyone across Derby to celebrate communication, speech and language on 1 July 2020.

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Last chance to ‘Make Your Mark’ on the new Museum of Making

10 March 2020

Time is running out for the once in a lifetime opportunity to have the name of your choice permanently displayed in the new Museum of Making.

Housing estate

New landlord legislation

10 March 2020

The government is introducing mandatory electrical installation inspections for all private rented homes.

Derby Ram Trail sculptures

First sculptures arrive for Derby Ram Trail

9 March 2020

The first ram sculptures have arrived at the intu centre, ready to be painted by artists for the Derby Ram Trail, coming to the city in June.

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Local apprentices gear up for national hair competition final

8 March 2020

Two local apprentices have secured their place in the final of a new national competition for trainee hairdressers and barbers.

Woman comforting another woman

Women at Risk initiative launches in Derby

7 March 2020

A women’s programme, named Women at Risk (WaR), has been launched in Derby to support women in the city who are considered vulnerable.

Dog

Calling foul on park dog mess

7 March 2020

Derby Parks are cracking down on irresponsible dog walkers who fail to clear up their pets’ mess in Markeaton Park.

Cigarettes

Trader convicted for sale of counterfeit cigarettes

6 March 2020

Trading Standards has successfully prosecuted Mr Rostam Ali Mohammed for the sale of illicit tobacco from the Barez Minimarket on Princes Street Derby.

Workman repairing road

£9m investment in Highway infrastructure

5 March 2020

Derby City Council has committed an additional £9m over two years to invest in the city’s Highway network.

Ancient hedge

Volunteers make fast work of ancient hedge

5 March 2020

Volunteers have restored a boundary hedge around Chaddesden Wood in quick time, meaning the remaining four scheduled sessions are no longer needed.

Mickleover Primary School

Mickleover Primary school launches improvement scheme

4 March 2020

Derby City Council has been working with Mickleover Primary School to bring significant improvements to the school’s buildings.

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Derby’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-25

4 March 2020

As a proud City, we do not find it acceptable that people find themselves homeless and having to rough sleeping in the City.

Decorative rams

Mini Ram Trail competition launched for Derby schools

3 March 2020

Derby Museums, together with education sponsors Rolls-Royce, are inviting Derby schools to take part in a cross-school art competition.

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Derby community hub and school shortlisted for prestigious award

2 March 2020

St Augustine’s Community Hub alongside Hackwood Primary has been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Social Impact award.

Friar Gate Studios

Business Community Survey gives rave reviews for Connect Derby

28 February 2020

Connect Derby has published the results of its annual business community survey.

Councillor Roy Webb and Shaun Bennett

100 trees to celebrate 100 years of council housing

24 February 2020

Derby Homes have planted the first of 100 trees to celebrate 100 years of council housing in Derby.

Derby College students at travel event

Travel and tourism event highlights career opportunities

21 February 2020

Current and former Travel and Tourism students at Derby College Group have been sharing their experiences of work placements during a special information event.

Artist impression Castleward Primary School

New primary school for Castleward Urban Village

20 February 2020

A new 210 place primary school is proposed for Castleward Urban Village.

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Vapers urged to take charge of battery safety

19 February 2020

Safety concerns over the incorrect use of batteries and chargers in vapes are promoting a public awareness campaign for ‘vapers’ to take charge of battery safety.

People talking at desk

Derby Employment Hub launches

19 February 2020

Derby City Council has announced support services for unemployed residents, especially those facing personal or economic barriers to finding a job.

17a bus stop

Future of 17a bus service secured

18 February 2020

The future of the 17a bus service has been secured thanks to the announcement of a £40,000 fund from central government last week.

Houses on Coleman Street

Closure order served on Alvaston house

18 February 2020

The Alvaston Safer Neighbourhood Team have applied to gain a closure order on a house whose occupants were causing a ‘nightmare’ for the community.

United Reformed Church interior

Firm appointed to design new home for Central United Reformed Church

18 February 2020

DSP (Interiors) Ltd has been appointed principal designer and contractor to create a new home for Central United Reformed Church.

Artist impression of Becketwell development

£200m Becketwell regeneration scheme gets go-ahead

18 February 2020

Councillors voted in favour of the major £200m Becketwell scheme, with developers St James Securities being given the green light.

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Council consults on dog waste

17 February 2020

Councils will use Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to help them enforce responsible dog ownership.

Siddals Road transport upgrades

Council shares ambition for £100m transport transformation

17 February 2020

Derby City Council awaits decision from the Department for Transport for over £100m for the Transforming Cities Fund.

Golden House takeaway

Takeaway prosecuted for selling unsafe food

14 February 2020

Derby City Council Trading Standards have successfully prosecuted a city takeaway for selling unsafe food.

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Time capsule to mark River Gardens redevelopment

14 February 2020

A time capsule has been buried at the River Gardens to mark the installation of the new flood defences in the city.

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Derby company helps launch new fleet for TransPennine Express

13 February 2020

DGDESIGN are part of the project team that has created the Nova Fleet, a new collection of state-of-the-art trains, set to transform rail travel.

Artist impression of Moorways Sports Village water park

Construction to begin at Moorways Sports Village

13 February 2020

Derby City Council has contracted local construction firm Bowmer + Kirkland to build Derby’s new 50m pool and water park to create Moorways Sports Village.

Council House at night

Energy upgrade is a smart move for Derby

12 February 2020

Derby City Council and Smart Energy GB have joined forces to encourage Derby residents to have a smart meter installed in their homes.

Council House at night

Derby schools encouraged to sign up to Big Pedal challenge

12 February 2020

Cycle Derby and Derby County Community Trust have teamed up with Mountain Bike Champion Danny Butler to make Derby the most active city in the country.

Teacher teaching class

Apprenticeship roadshow inspires next generation

11 February 2020

A roadshow organised by Derby College Group has toured local schools to raise awareness about apprenticeship opportunities.

Councillor and child next to bus advert

Choose Life, Drop the Knife campaign launched

11 February 2020

Derby City Council has been working with the police, schools and Derby College to promote an anti-knife crime and re-launch the Safer Derby City website.

HS2 train

Council leader welcomes latest decision on HS2

11 February 2020

Derby City Council's leader has welcomed the Government’s confirmation that HS2 will go ahead following the independent Oakervee Review.

Two people riding bikes

National funding secured for travel initiatives

10 February 2020

Derby, in partnership with Nottingham City Council, is to receive £912,000 from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Access Fund.

Pile of books

Shortlist announced for Derby Children’s Picture Book Award

8 February 2020

Four books have been shortlisted for the second Derby Book Festival Children’s Picture Book Award.

Fountain in front of Council House

Landlord prosecuted for unlawful eviction

5 February 2020

Derby City Council has successfully prosecuted a landlord for the unlawful eviction of a tenant.

Derby Feste 2019

A 10 year vision for culture

5 February 2020

A vision for developing culture in Derby over the next 10 years will be outlined at the City Council’s Cabinet meeting on 12 February.

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Plans to develop Derby’s visitor economy

5 February 2020

A five-year plan to develop and enhance Derby’s reputation as a visitor destination will be considered at the City Council’s Cabinet meeting.

River Derwent Derby City

Next steps proposed for Our City, Our River project

4 February 2020

Councillors will be meeting to discuss the next steps for the Our City, Our River (OCOR) scheme at next Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting.

A52 footbridge construction

A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme upcoming works

4 February 2020

The A52 Transport Improvement Scheme is a key infrastructure project bringing benefits to a congested part of Derby’s principal road network.

Sinfonia Viva orchestra

Powerful creative project focuses on saving the planet

4 February 2020

A group of young people are working with the Sinfonia Viva orchestra on a creative project that tackles the subject of global warming.

Derby Arena gym equipment

New gym equipment arrives at Derby Arena

3 February 2020

Derby Arena is investing in new gym equipment and indoor group cycling bikes.

JSA Architects founder, Justin Smith and Ann Bhatti, head of Connect Derby.

JSA Architects sets up home at Sadler Bridge Studios

30 January 2020

Justin Smith and his team have moved back into the Connect Derby fold, with a premium office space at Sadler Bridge Studios on Bold Lane.

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Election Cycle consultation

27 January 2020

Derby City Council is to ask the residents and businesses of Derby for their views on how the city runs its elections.

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Connected Derby studios set to open doors to non-creatives

25 January 2020

Friar Gate Studios and Sadler Bridge Studios have been given the green light to let up to 30% of their space to tenants.

Moorways Stadium

Moorways Stadium achieves national accreditation

24 January 2020

Moorways Athletics Stadium has achieved official recognition for being among the best-managed facilities in the country.

Public Protection Officers

New Public Protection Officers bring total to 20

24 January 2020

Derby City Council welcomed 20 new Public Protection Officers at an affirmation ceremony in the Council Chamber.

London Road Fly Tip

Fly-tipper prosecution successful

24 January 2020

Derby City Council has successfully prosecuted Matthew Smith of a Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 offence.

Council House at night

Derby's parkruns achieve new personal bests

23 January 2020

Record attendances have been achieved at Derby’s Markeaton and Alvaston parkruns.

Canoe polo

Canoe polo tournament remembers Derby coach

23 January 2020

The Peter Mitchell Canoe Polo Tournament saw the best British teams travel to compete at Queen’s Leisure Centre in Derby.

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Derby City Council announces stop to New Assembly Rooms project

21 January 2020

Leader of Derby City Council, Chris Poulter has provided an update on the new Assembly Rooms project.

Person in care home

Care home ownership transferred to secure future investment

21 January 2020

Derby City Council has today transferred ownership of three of its care homes to Agincare to secure investment in the homes for people in Derby in years to come.

The Kitchen

The Good Mood and Food Company fined

17 January 2020

The Good Mood and Food Company Ltd, Trading as The Kitchen, pleaded guilty to 5 offences relating to an inspection on 27 November 2018.

Artist impression of Becketwell development

Former Boot’s Pharmacy acquired by Becketwell developers

17 January 2020

St James Securities has acquired the former Boots Pharmacy on Victoria Street as part of the Becketwell area redevelopment.

Peter Pan pantomime

A Magical Year for Christmas Entertainment in Derby

15 January 2020

Christmas entertainment in Derby brought generations together, resulting in the best year yet for the pantomime at Derby Arena.

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Allestree Golf Course consultation

15 January 2020

Derby City Council wants your views on the future of Allestree Hall golf course.

Derby Market Hall

Plans revealed for Market Hall roof

14 January 2020

Plans have been submitted by Derby City Council to restore Derby’s historic Market Hall.

Friar Gate Studios tenants

Long standing Friar Gate Studios tenant expands to new site

9 January 2020

IT support company ICU have bid farewell to Friar Gate Studios and moved into their own space at Gleneagles House, Vernon Gate.

Joseph Wright students

Joseph Wright Centre celebrates student achievements

9 January 2020

Students at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright Centre were presented with subject prizes at an annual celebration evening.

Lord Burlington at Broomfield Hall

High Sheriff visits Broomfield Hall

8 January 2020

Derbyshire’s High Sheriff and Chancellor of the University of Derby, visited Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall Land-based and Leisure college to meet students.

Lace

Derby lacemaker takes a piece of England to the USA

2 January 2020

Louise West received a bursary from Artists Newsletter to attend the 66th annual International Organization of Lace, Inc. Convention.

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How you can get involved in Dry January

2 January 2020

Are you taking part in Dry January this month? For years now, Dry January has seen millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January.

Peter Pan pantomime cast

Panto cast get behind TALK Derby

2 January 2020

The cast of Derby’s pantomime, Peter Pan, are getting behind a city-wide initiative to encourage children to improve their speech, language and communication skills.

People reading books

Derby Book Festival launches Children’s Picture Book Award

27 December 2019

Derby Children’s Picture Book Award has been launched for the second year by Derby Book Festival to celebrate picture books that children can relate to.

Mayor with Chinese agricultural officials

Chinese agricultural officials visit Derby

24 December 2019

Two groups of agriculture officials travelled from China to learn more about how Derby City Council uses and maintains the city’s rural and parkland.

Derby Youth Mayor with Police Officer

A busy year for the Youth Mayor

24 December 2019

It’s been a busy few months for the Youth Mayor, Abdul Siddiqi and Deputy Youth Mayor, Gagandeep Kaur.

Rough sleeping evidence

Homelessness Provision over the Christmas Holidays

23 December 2019

Derby Homes is responsible for coordinating the city’s response to homelessness and for delivering the Council’s Statutory Homelessness Services.

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Cast of Peter Pan fly in to Derby Children’s Hospital

23 December 2019

The cast of Peter Pan brought the magic of pantomime to the wards at Derby Children’s Hospital when they paid a flying visit.

Irongate

Future High Street draft business case approved

20 December 2019

The next stage towards securing Future High Streets Funding for the city went before Cabinet on Wednesday evening.

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Work starts at Moorways

20 December 2019

Construction work has started on the Moorways site where Derby’s new pool and water park will be built.

Child playing with plasticine

SEND Improvement plans approved for Derby

19 December 2019

Plans have been approved to improve services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Pile of books

Tenth library to become community managed

19 December 2019

Derby City Council will hand over the running of Derwent Library to community management early next year.

Houses in Allestree

Council opens consultation on Housing Strategy for 2020-2029

18 December 2019

Derby City Council is consulting on its draft new Housing Strategy. If approved, this strategy will provide the framework for housing and related services for the 2020s.

A52 footbridge assembly

Key milestone reached as new A52 footbridge arrives on site

18 December 2019

The A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme hit a key milestone this week with the arrival of some very large deliveries.

Car using charging point

Council’s new green fleet policy will reduce city’s annual emissions by 100 tonnes

17 December 2019

Derby City Council is seeking approval to introduce a new Cleaner Fleet Policy, in a bid to lead by example, and significantly reduce carbon emissions.

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New year, new you? Learn with us at the Derby Adult Learning Centre

17 December 2019

As New Years approaches, it’s a great time to think about gaining new skills, spending time on hobbies or getting a qualification..

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The countdown to the new Museum of Making in Derby has begun

17 December 2019

The new Museum of Making will open to the public for the very first time on Saturday 19th September 2020.

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Local Pupils Help Tackle Litter and Fly Tipping

17 December 2019

Children from schools across Derby took part in a competition to design a campaign to raise awareness of fly tipping and litter in the city.

Fountain in front of Council House

Derby City Council Chief Executive announces retirement

16 December 2019

The Chief Executive of Derby City Council, Carole Mills has announced she will be retiring from Derby City Council in the New Year.

Peter Pan pantomime cast on stage

Accessible panto shows for everyone from Derby LIVE

11 December 2019

Accessible performances of Peter Pan at Derby Arena aim to make the magic and mayhem enjoyable for everyone.

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Use your vote

9 December 2019

With just under a week to go until the General Election, the city’s Acting Returning Officer is encouraging residents to use their vote.

Council House at night

Trading Standards warns of Frozen fakes

8 December 2019

Trading Standards is warning Derby consumers about the dangers of buying fake Disney “Frozen Elsa” Children’s fancy dress costumes online.

Council House at night

Ways to reduce your waste this Christmas

7 December 2019

Tonnes of cards, wrapping paper and food (costing billions) are being consigned to the black bin during the Christmas period.

Exterior of Quad

QUAD secures £1200 funding for Public Access Defibrillator

6 December 2019

QUAD have successfully raised £1,200 for a public access defibrillator to go outside the building on Derby’s Market Place.

Derby velodrome

Christmas gift ideas with a difference

5 December 2019

Derby LIVE and Derby Active have put together a fabulous Christmas gift list to give a loved-one an experience to remember.

Council House at night

QUAD patron wins Film London Jarman Award

4 December 2019

Artist Hetain Patel has won this year’s Film London Jarman Award prize.

People reading books in library

First authors announced for Derby Book Festival 2020

3 December 2019

The first authors have been revealed for the sixth Derby Book Festival, which will be held from 29 May – 6 June 2020 in venues across the city.

Parent helping disabled child with car seat

Children able to access essential equipment after Newlife Plea to councils

3 December 2019

Unlawful restrictions on the provision of equipment to disabled children has dropped by a third thanks to disabled children’s charity, Newlife.

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Universal Credit and Christmas paydays

2 December 2019

Derby Homes have issued some advice for tenants and residents who both work and receive Universal Credit.

Council House at night

Christmas and New Year bin collections

2 December 2019

Christmas is nearly here, so it’s time to check when bin collections will take place over the festive seasons as there will be some changes.

Council House at night

Free parking for Small Business Saturday

2 December 2019

Parking at Chapel Street and Abbey Street car parks will be free on Saturday 7th December, as Derby City Council supports Small Business Saturday.

Child looking at parent

Derby to benefit from project to boost opportunities for children

29 November 2019

TALK Derby, a major Government programme aimed at improving education and future job opportunities of local children, has been expanded to cover the entire city.

Pile of books

Events celebrate opening of the new Normanton Library

28 November 2019

The new Normanton Library has officially opened to the public, marking the start of four days of events to celebrate and showcase the new community facilities.

High Five to 5 award winners

High Five to 5!

28 November 2019

Derby City Council recognised the best of High Five to 5 businesses‌ at the High Five to 5 awards.

Child playing with plasticine

SEND Improvement plans launch in Derby

27 November 2019

Plans have been announced to improve services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Exterior of Quad

Inaugural UK ghost story festival to take place in Derby

27 November 2019

The first edition of the UK Ghost Story Festival (UKGSF) will be taking place in Derby this month at QUAD and the Museum at the Wardwick venues.

Council House at night

Derby Market Hall trader stars in TV ad

27 November 2019

Paige Poynton from Poyntons is making her debut television appearance by presenting a television commercial to promote the special one day Christmas Market.

Artist impression of xmas presents in Market Place

Brave Audrina to switch-on Derby Christmas presents

26 November 2019

Audrina Hatton-Wright will be switching on the giant Christmas presents in the Market Place from 4.30pm on Friday 29th November.

Ice crystals

Top Tips for Staying Healthy in Winter

21 November 2019

With the temperature dropping we wanted to take a few minutes to make sure you have all of the information you need to stay well this winter.

Flood water at Derby Rugby Club

Support for residents and businesses affected by flooding

19 November 2019

Financial help is available for residents and businesses that have been impacted by flooding specifically, if water has entered a property or there has been a similar impact from landslides, mud.

Council House at night

Local NHS 111 service rated outstanding

19 November 2019

The NHS 111 service in the East Midlands has been rated Outstanding by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Council House at night

Window Wonderland is back

18 November 2019

With the Christmas season on its way, we’re getting into the spirit of things, but we need your help.

Artist impression Moorways pool exterior

Planners sign off on new pool designs

18 November 2019

Enhanced designs for the new swimming pool complex at Moorways have been signed off by local planners.

United Reformed Church interior

Planning permission granted for the new home of the Derby United Reformed Church

18 November 2019

Planning permission has been granted which will enable the Central United Reformed Church to move to a new home on Green Lane.

LGC awards ceremony

LGC Awards shortlisting for Derby City Council and Derby Homes

15 November 2019

Derby City Council and Derby Homes has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious LGC Awards 2020.

Flood water River Derwent next to Council House

Flooding in Derby update

14 November 2019

Read the latest news and updates about flooding in Derby.

Council House exterior

New offices to be built as part of One Cathedral Green development

14 November 2019

A new high quality office development is planned for Cathedral Green, as outlined in November’s Cabinet report.

Council House at night

Have your say in Derby City Council’s 2020/21 budget proposals

14 November 2019

On Wednesday 13th November, Council Cabinet was given approval to go out to consultation on our 2020/21 Budget.

Market stall trader

Derby Market Hall is Changing: Are you a trader that has got what it takes?

13 November 2019

The Market Hall has launched a special letting initiative to find and nurture the right traders that would complement the future market.

Xmas light switch on event

Headliner and local talents announced for Christmas Lights Switch-On

12 November 2019

Derby LIVE is delighted to announce that X-Factor’s United Vibe will be headlining the 2019 Derby Christmas Lights Switch On.

Flood water at Derby Rugby Club

Flood resilience fund for businesses

12 November 2019

Derby City Council will be providing financial support for businesses affected by the River Derwent flooding over the weekend.

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Derby City Council tribute to Annie Hall

11 November 2019

Derby City Council were deeply saddened to learn of the death of former High Sheriff of Derbyshire and local businesswoman, Annie Hall.

Council House at night

Your vote is your voice

8 November 2019

Derby City Council is urging residents who have not registered to vote at their current address to make sure they’re registered in time.

Artist impression of Moorways Sports Village pool exterior

Moorways to become Sports Village

7 November 2019

Derby City Council is set to create a sports village at Moorways in Derby.

Artist impression of Castleward Urban Village

Castleward Urban Village development moves forward

6 November 2019

Derby City Council is moving forward with the next stage of development for the Castleward Urban Village regeneration scheme.

Digger at road grit storage

We’re ready for winter, are you?

6 November 2019

How do we prepare for winter at Derby City Council, and how can you make sure you’re ready in case of snow and ice?

Resurfaced A52 Wyvern slip road

Intensive Wyvern works to commence ahead of busy Christmas period

6 November 2019

Over the next two weeks there will be another intensive period of work to construct Derwent Parade roundabout.

Council House at night

Derby City Council submits budget proposals

5 November 2019

On Wednesday 13th November, Council Cabinet will be seeking approval to go out to consultation on its Revenue and Capital Budget.

Girl using iPad

Normanton Library opening date announced

1 November 2019

Work at St Augustine’s Community Centre has progressed well and Derby City Council is now in a position to confirm an opening date of 27th November 2019.

Springwood Library interior

Springwood library to be managed by community

31 October 2019

Derby City Council will hand over operation of Springwood Library to community in the New Year.

School enforcement camera

Camera Enforcement outside of schools

30 October 2019

Derby City Council has started a trial of camera enforcement outside selected schools in Derby.

Peter Pan cast Derby Arena

Full cast line up for Peter Pan panto announced!

30 October 2019

It’s just a matter of weeks until Peter Pan flies into Derby Arena for Christmas 2019.

Child holding pumpkin

Be spooky and safe this Halloween

29 October 2019

It’s become more important than ever to make sure that we’re being safe, especially when out and about after dark or near naked flames.

Artist impression of xmas presents in Market Place

Derby Christmas: Past, Presents and Future

29 October 2019

Derby’s Christmas lights will take you on a journey to the future.

Council House at night

Council and contractor celebrate new school completion in Derby

28 October 2019

The Murray Park Community School expansion project is now complete, marking a successful partnership between Wates Construction and Derby City Council.

Derwent Street works

Exeter Bridge and Derwent Street closed to traffic for flood gate installation

25 October 2019

New flood gates will be installed on Exeter Bridge as part of the Our City, Our River works in the city.

Council House at night

Joint vehicle inspection results

24 October 2019

Derby City Council’s taxi licensing team, alongside Derbyshire Police once again undertook a joint vehicle inspection exercise.

Council House at night

Council opens consultation on its Homelessness and Rough Sleeping strategy

23 October 2019

Derby City Council is consulting on its draft new Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy, as its current strategy approaches completion.

Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road resurfacing to begin

22 October 2019

Derby City Council will be carrying out road improvements at Nottingham Road, between Pentagon and Wiltshire Road.

Council House at night

Clubs and individuals honoured at Derby City Sports Awards

22 October 2019

Two members of Derby Athletic Club were presented honours at Derby Sports Awards by the Mayor of Derby, Councillor Frank Harwood, and the Youth Mayor, Abdul-Moiz Siddiqi.

Market Hall interior

Independent stores outperform major retailers according to new research

22 October 2019

Independent stores are said to be outperforming major retailers on UK high streets – great news for Derby’s rich mix of local independent stores!

Council House at night

Road improvements planned for areas of Derby

18 October 2019

A programme to apply micro-asphalt to 21 streets in Derby is set to begin on the week commencing Monday 16th September.

Artist impression of Becketwell development

Stakeholders and public show support for Becketwell regeneration plans

18 October 2019

Local residents, business owners and key stakeholders from across the city have thrown their support behind the Becketwell area regeneration plans.

Street cleaning volunteers

District centre deep cleans get off to a flying start

17 October 2019

A programme of deep cleans to give smaller district centres in the city a much wanted facelift has launched.

People at school mental health network

School Mental Health Network gathers at Pride Park

17 October 2019

On World Mental Health day, Derby held its second event for the Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health (DSLMH) network at Pride Park Stadium.

Cooker ring flame

Council to launch RAM Energy Fuel Poverty Fund

16 October 2019

Derby City Council’s energy provider, RAM Energy, have created a Fuel Poverty Fund to directly help residents in need towards their winter fuel bill payments.

Councillor Smale with hate crime advertising

‘Derby Says No To Hate’

15 October 2019

Derby City Council is launching a new campaign to help combat the rise in hate crime.

Council House at night

Renovations complete on historic Derby building

14 October 2019

A significant renovation and repair programme has been completed on the Quick Silver building at the corner of Green Lane and St Peters Church Yard.

Councillors at World Manufacturing Convention

Successful visit to China for World Manufacturing Convention

11 October 2019

Leader of the Council, Councillor Chris Poulter and Councillor Mick Barker, travelled to China to attend the World Manufacturing Convention.

Council House at night

National Baby Swimming Week - How can swimming benefit my child?

9 October 2019

National Baby Swimming Week, aims to raise awareness of how swimming can positively impact on a baby’s development.

Staff and pupils outside Hackwood Primary school

Public-Private partnership delivers new Derby primary school in record time

9 October 2019

Construction work has completed at a new primary school in Derby, which will provide 210 vital primary school places.

Councillors holding purple flag

Derby welcomes Purple Flag month

7 October 2019

October is Purple Flag month and we’re delighted to be able to celebrate having retained our Purple Flag status for the sixth year earlier this year.

Alfie Bradley Knife Angel artist

Knife Angel arrives in Derby

4 October 2019

The National Monument Against Violence and Aggression has arrived in Derby.

Council House at night

Top things for new students to do in Derby

2 October 2019

Derby’s new students deserve a warm welcome to the city and what better ways than to take part in activities which won’t use up the whole student loan in one go?!

Council House at night

Our apprentices impress at National Apprenticeship Awards

1 October 2019

Former apprentices from Derby City Council and Derby Homes had their hard work recognised at the National Apprenticeship Awards.

Artist impression of Assembly Rooms at night

D2N2 LEP back new Assembly Rooms with £4.5m

1 October 2019

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership has signed off on £4.5 million of funding to help deliver Derby’s new Assembly Rooms.

Healthy Housing Hub team

Healthy Housing Hub scoops up prestigious award win

1 October 2019

Derby City Council’s Healthy Housing Hub team have been named ‘Home Improvement Agency of the Year’ at the National Healthy Housing Awards.

Artist impression of Assembly Rooms at night

Planners approve designs for new Assembly Rooms

30 September 2019

Derby’s ambition to have a contemporary large-scale entertainment and conference venue in the city centre has had planning permission approved.

Child looking at parent

Organisations to work in partnership on Safeguarding Children arrangements

30 September 2019

Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council are merging the oversight of their Safeguarding Children arrangements from 30 September 2019.

Council House at night

Successful Rolls-Royce Jobs Fair

27 September 2019

Derby City Council in conjunction Rolls-Royce and partners held a Job Fair to help promote vacancies in the engineering and manufacturing industry sectors.

Knife Angel

Operation Sceptre knife sales success

27 September 2019

A joint operation to carry out underage test purchases of knives has been carried out by Derby City Council Trading Standards and Derbyshire Police.

Ballot box

Consultation on Polling places open now

27 September 2019

Local Authorities are periodically required to undergo a review of the suitability of its polling places.

Guildhall at night

Additional work required on Guildhall Theatre

26 September 2019

In light of a new surveys findings Derby’s Guildhall Theatre will remain closed for an extended period of time.

TALK Derby coordinators

Derby project to boost children’s speech, language and communication skills

25 September 2019

Childcare professionals, business leaders and councillors gathered at Pride Park to learn more about improving education and future job opportunities for children.

Blue bins on street

Arboretum, Mackworth and Normanton residents encouraged to opt-in for recycling

24 September 2019

At their meeting in July, the Council’s Cabinet approved the reintroduction of kerbside recycling collections in three inner city areas.

Artist impression of new Assembly Rooms

Progress continues on the new Assembly Rooms

23 September 2019

Derby City Council will begin the next phase of work on the new and improved Assembly Rooms after planners approved designs.

Council staff holding awards

Derby City Council impresses at this year’s APSE Awards

23 September 2019

Members of Derby City Council’s Highways, Livewell and D2EE project teams headed to Newcastle for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards.

Council House at night

Council to run consultation on changes to Single Discretionary Award Policy

23 September 2019

The Council will be running a consultation this autumn on proposed changes to the Single Discretionary Award (SDA) Policy.

Council House at night

This year the people of Derby are ‘taking recycling into their own hands’!

23 September 2019

In the biggest and best Recycle Week ever, Recycle Now is tasking residents to take recycling into their own hands and take action to protect our environment.

Council House at night

Derby represented at World Manufacturing Convention in China

18 September 2019

Leader of the Council, Councillor Chris Poulter and Councillor Mick Barker travelled to China with a group of delegates for the World Manufacturing Convention.

Girl using iPad

Community set to takeover Allenton Library

18 September 2019

Derby City Council will hand over operation of Allenton Library to community management this December.

Stoptober information stand

Give Stoptober a try this year with support from Livewell

18 September 2019

At a time when smoking is declining nationally, the number of people smoking in Derby has increased by 1.2% in the last year from 18% to 19.2%.

Fountain in front of Council House

Derby’s George Rennie Awards Celebrates Conservation and City Heritage

18 September 2019

CWC Group was awarded the prestigious George Rennie City Heritage award for its work on shopfront enhancements on Victoria Street.

People reading books in library

Data Protection Act solution goes live in Derby Community Managed Library

17 September 2019

Derby City Council has successfully put in place a new technology solution for volunteers at Allestree Community Managed Library (CML).

Derby Cathedral with confetti

Made in Derby stars unveiled!

16 September 2019

Ten new stars have joined the second phase of the popular Made in Derby interactive walk.

Child having measles immunisation

7000 five-year olds in the East Midlands have yet to be immunised against MMR

12 September 2019

Public Health England (PHE) East Midlands is warning that 7000 5-year olds in the region may not be fully up-to-date with some routine immunisations.

Joseph Wright Digital Communications Academy staff

Regional Employers Inspire Future IT Stars

12 September 2019

A former Derby College Group IT student has returned to the Joseph Wright college to inspire young people at the start of their further education careers.

Parent and child taking photo of star plaque

Made in Derby II launches this weekend

11 September 2019

The second phase of the popular Made in Derby project will be announced this Saturday.

Child playing with plasticine

Families and carers invited to share thoughts on the Lighthouse

11 September 2019

Derby residents are invited to give their views on ‘The Lighthouse’ residential short breaks service for disabled children and young people.

Council House at night

Derby City Council to acquire affordable new homes for rented housing

10 September 2019

Derby City Council has been offered the opportunity of acquiring a development of 14 new build homes for further rented housing in the city centre.

Council House at night

Illicit cigarette and tobacco operation in Derby

10 September 2019

Trading Standards, HMRC, Derbyshire Constabulary and tobacco search dogs have been out in force to find illicit tobacco products across the city.

Road works warning triangle

Traffic calming measures to be introduced in Mackworth

9 September 2019

Measures to tackle speeding and curb though-traffic in Mackworth will be introduced, following complaints from local residents to ward councillors.

Robert Jenrick reading Castleward Village plans

New school funded in Castleward Urban Village

9 September 2019

The Council have successfully secured £8million of funding to build a new primary school at the heart of the new Castleward Urban Village development.

Council House at night

Derby City Council Apprentice nominated for National Apprenticeships Award

6 September 2019

Derby City Council apprentice, Andrew Tang, has been nominated for the Advanced Apprenticeship of the Year award in the National Apprenticeships Awards.

Resurfaced A52 Wyvern slip road

A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme update

5 September 2019

Recent work to construct new slip roads and roundabouts on The Wyvern are well underway following intensive work over the summer period.

Council House at night

Two new pumping stations are planned for the city

4 September 2019

Two new pumping stations are planned to be built to help reduce the impact of raising of the flood defences, as part of the Our City, Our River (OCOR) project.

Allestree Hall

Council identifies potential buyer for historic Derby building

3 September 2019

A historic Derby building could be brought back to life as a wedding venue after Derby City Council announced it has identified a potential buyer for the site.

Council House at night

Derby City Council help foster carers access larger homes

3 September 2019

Through Derby Homes, Derby City Council will be running an innovative two-year pilot to help prospective and existing foster carers gain access to larger housing.

Council House at night

Rolls-Royce aircraft engine winched into new Museum of Making

3 September 2019

A Derby-made Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine was winched into the new Museum of Making in Derby by a team of specialists earlier this month.

Artist impression of Assembly Rooms at night

Derby City Council re-affirms commitment to deliver new Assembly Rooms

3 September 2019

The Leader of Derby City Council, Councillor Chris Poulter has provided an update on the new Assembly Rooms project.

Artist impression of Becketwell development

Becketwell redevelopment plans move to next stage

30 August 2019

Debenhams department store and surrounding sites including the Pennine Hotel, NCP Car Park and Laurie House have been contracted by St James Securities.

Road works warning triangle

Surface Dressing project on city’s roads to start

28 August 2019

A project to treat over 30,000 square metres of roads in Derby starts Thursday 5th September.

Council House at night

Health and social care innovation in Derby in line for major national award

28 August 2019

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust and Derby City Council’s Home First team are finalists in the prestigious HSJ awards.

Electric taxi

New Taxi Strategy approved but delayed

23 August 2019

At a meeting of the taxi licensing committee, committee members approved the new Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Strategy but only with alterations to two key proposals.

Chellaston library

Chellaston library to be managed by community

22 August 2019

Derby City Council will hand over operation of Chellaston Library to community management this October.

Artist impression of Moorways Sports Village pool exterior

Designs for new pool submitted to planners

20 August 2019

Derby City Council has submitted enhanced designs to planners for the new swimming pool complex to be built at the Moorways site in Derby.

Electric taxi

Council publishes revised Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Strategy

19 August 2019

After a 12 week consultation, Derby City Council has published a revised Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Strategy.

Artist impression of Moorways Sports Village water park

First look at the new water park

19 August 2019

Derby City Council has released the first images of the water park that will be part of Derby’s new pool complex at the Moorways site.

Council House at night

Council to review Single Person Discount claims

19 August 2019

Derby City Council is to undertake a full review of Council Tax Single Person Discount claims, stepping up efforts to identify fraudulent behaviour.

Robert Jenrick at Castleward Urban village

Ministerial Visit at Derby’s Castleward Urban Village Scheme

16 August 2019

Secretary of State Robert Jenrick visited Derby’s Castleward Urban village to hear about the £100 million regeneration scheme.

Children at Superhero Picnic

Super success for Derby Parks Superhero Picnic in the Park events

16 August 2019

2019 sees another successful week of Superhero Picnic in the Park events, following 2018’s award-winning events at Markeaton, Chaddesden and Darley Park.

Hunters furniture store interior

D2 Energy Efficiency Project shortlisted for two award wins

15 August 2019

Derby City and Derbyshire County Council’s Energy Efficiency (D2EE) Project has been shortlisted for two awards.

Person reading A level results

You’ve got your A-Level results – what now?

15 August 2019

If you’ve received your A-Level results, we’ve got some advice to help you on your way.

Council House at night

Derby celebrates 100 years of NABMA

14 August 2019

Friends from across the country met at Derby’s Market Hall to mark 100 years since the formation of the National Association of British Markets (NABMA).

Derby Youth Award winners

Derby Homes Youth Panel wins Inaugural Team Award

7 August 2019

Ignite and Connect, the Derby Homes Youth Panel, have become the first ever winners of the Team Award at the Derby Youth Awards 2019.

Cardinal Square offices

Iconic Derby office building says goodbye to ‘the blues’

6 August 2019

Work is underway to transform the big blue building to a new contemporary colour scheme of gunmetal grey and red.

Council House at night

Successful city Recruiting Talent event

2 August 2019

Over 200 delegates attended the Recruiting Talent event which took place on Friday 19th July at Derby Roundhouse.

Housing estate

Rogue traders… What are the warning signs?

2 August 2019

Our Trading Standards team are reminding home owners and residents not to engage with Rogue traders on the doorstep.

Council House at night

Trading Standards go nuts!

1 August 2019

Due to increased undeclared allergens in food, a project set up by the Trading Standards team will study the allergen management compliance in the City.

Parents with children in cafe

Mums come together to support breastfeeding friendly spaces

1 August 2019

Derby City Council and breastfeeding mums have joined together to call on businesses and community spaces to become breastfeeding-friendly places.

Housing estate

Healthy Housing Hub nominated at National Healthy Housing Awards

31 July 2019

Derby City Council’s Healthy Housing Hub has been nominated in the ‘Home Improvement Agency of the Year’ category at the National Healthy Housing Awards.

Infinity Park Innovation Centre

Council makes rates policy change to support Infinity Park growth

30 July 2019

Derby City Council has announced it is to revise its policy on discretionary rate relief (DRR) for businesses relocating to the Infinity Park Enterprise Zone.

House in disrepair

Another successful Housing Standards prosecution

28 July 2019

Derby City Council has successfully prosecuted Manan Properties Limited, who were handed fines totalling £18,844.60.

Parkland View care home

Parkland View is three years old!

26 July 2019

Parkland View, the extra-care facility owned by Derby City Council and managed by Derby Homes, turned three years old today.

Brown bins being delivered

Brown bins delivered to over 20,000 homes

26 July 2019

Since we started to deliver new brown bins in May, over 20,000 have been delivered to homes across the city – a great effort.

Council House at night

Highways team nominated for an APSE Award

25 July 2019

Derby City Council is delighted to announce that they have been nominated in this year’s Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards for 2019.

Council House at night

Livewell nominated at APSE Awards

25 July 2019

Derby City Council's Livewell service has been nominated as Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative at the APSE Awards.

Council House at night

Derby selected for CityFibre rollout

24 July 2019

The city is to be included in the second phase of CityFibre’s rollout of a new Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network.

Council House at night

Japan friendship blossoms with 100 cherry trees for Derby and Derbyshire

24 July 2019

Japan’s friendship with the UK is set to be celebrated in Derbyshire with the planting of 100 cherry trees across the county next year.

Princess Royal visiting Derby

Princess Royal visits Derby

18 July 2019

HRH The Princess Royal was in Derby to visit the War Memorial Village Derby as it celebrates it’s 70th anniversary and 100 years of Council Housing.

Woman riding ebike

City’s popular e-Bike scheme closes

17 July 2019

Derby’s electric bicycle scheme is to close, as the recent surge of unprecedented vandalism and increasing costs have made it commercially unviable for the operator.

Electric taxi

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Strategy 2020

16 July 2019

Derby City Council has taken the decision to delay its Taxi Strategy report, which was due to be heard by Licensing Committee on Wednesday 24th July.

Trees in park

Six Derby Parks recognised among the UK’s very best green spaces

16 July 2019

Six parks in Derby have all been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as among the very best in the world.

Fountain in front of Council House

Council appeals to government for fair funding

16 July 2019

The Council has written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government asking for the fairer funding review to be finalised.

Shoe Aid organisers

Council launches Shoe Aid partnership

11 July 2019

Derby City Council, led by Cllr Evonne Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People are proud to support the launch of Shoe Aid in Derby.

Blue bins on street

Blue bins could be returning to these areas of Derby

10 July 2019

Next week, the Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve the reintroduction of free blue bin collections to three areas of the city.

Council chamber

Cabinet asked to consider a review of Allenton Market

9 July 2019

A new proposal on the future of Allenton Market will be discussed by Councillors at July’s Cabinet meeting.

E4E award winners

E4E Inaugural Event Celebrates Inspirational Partnerships

8 July 2019

E4E held its first event to celebrate young people’s progress, schools’ commitment and local businesses’ support.

Irongate

Future High Streets Fund bid successful for the city

5 July 2019

Derby City Council have been selected by the Government’s Future High Streets Fund to develop a business case to rejuvenate areas of the city centre.

The word 'scam' written in a warning triangles

Drivers Targeted With Fake Fines

3 July 2019

Action Fraud has reported an increase in people being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens.

Quad staff with award

QUAD becomes first Derby venue to receive Council’s Breastfeeding Welcome Here award

2 July 2019

QUAD has become the first Derby venue to be presented with a Breastfeeding Welcome Here award from Derby City Council.

Council House at night

Derby retains Purple Flag status for sixth year

2 July 2019

We’re proud to announce that Derby has retained its Purple Flag status and been awarded Best in Place 2019 at the ATCM Awards!

Chinese street

Derbyshire businesses invited to world manufacturing convention in China

2 July 2019

Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council are looking for companies to join them at this year’s World Manufacturing Convention in China.

Parksafe car park

Save money and park safe

2 July 2019

Evening visitors to Derby will benefit from discounted parking rates, at the city’s Park Safe Bold Lane car park.

Blagreaves Library

Chaddesden and Blagreaves Libraries to Become the Next Community Managed Libraries

1 July 2019

The Phillip Whitehead Memorial Library at Chaddesden Park and Blagreaves Library are set to become Community Managed Libraries.

Woman riding bike

Council bids for £188 million investment to upgrade transport links

1 July 2019

Derby City Council has submitted a joint business case with Nottingham City Council to improve public transport, reduce congestion and better connect the two cities.

Parents and children at Osmaston and Allenton Children's Centre

Talk Derby launches

27 June 2019

A major new Government programme has been launched in Derby to improve the education and future job opportunities of local children.

Bad pipe repair

Notorious ‘bodge-job’ landlord handed £15k fine

26 June 2019

Derby City Council has successfully prosecuted a landlord, who was handed a £15,000 fine by District Judge Jonathan Taaffe.

War memorial Village Derby

Princess Royal to visit Derby in July

26 June 2019

HRH The Princess Royal will be visiting Derby on Thursday 18 July to visit the War Memorial Village and St. Martin’s Church and Community Centre.

Organisers Big Bang Fair

Arena set for a Big Bang

25 June 2019

Derby City Council and Enterprise for Education are proud to once again be amongst the headline sponsors of the Big Bang East Midlands.

Council House at night

Six month custodial sentence for criminal landlord

25 June 2019

A Derby landlord has been handed a six month prison sentence following a successful prosecution by Derby City council.

Irongate shops

Council delight at Bennetts sale

21 June 2019

Cllr Chris Poulter, Leader of Derby City Council, today welcomed the news of the sale of Bennetts to London Sole Limited.

Parksafe car park

Cashless car parking payment rolled out across the city

20 June 2019

The days of scrambling around for change to pay to park across Derby are now at an end with new cashless payment systems rolled out across the city.

Darley Park

Improvement work is under way in Darley Park

18 June 2019

Improvement work to create a new path, suitable for all park users, has begun in Darley Park.

Council House at night

Derby Homes receive major RoSPA Award for health and safety in the Public Sector

13 June 2019

Derby Homes has been handed an award in recognition of helping its staff, customers and the public stay safe throughout the working day.

Council House at night

Work for one year in Osnabrück: 2019-2020 Derby Envoy sought

10 June 2019

The City of Osnabrück, Germany, is looking for young people from Derby who are interested in working abroad.

eBike

Surge in vandalism puts popular e-Bike scheme’s future in doubt

10 June 2019

The future of Derby’s electric bicycle scheme is in doubt, due to a recent unprecedented surge in criminal behaviour.

Knife Angel

National Monument Against Violence and Aggression ‘The Knife Angel’ to visit Derby

10 June 2019

Derby has been chosen as one of the cities across the country to host the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression.

Council House at night

One man in five dies before he is old enough to retire

10 June 2019

During Men’s Health Week we look at issues that affect men disproportionately and focus on getting men to become aware of problems they may have or could develop.

Livewell coordinators and High Sherrif

Livewell’s volunteer programme receives shining accolade!

5 June 2019

Livewell’s volunteer programme has been recognised as a leading local example during National Volunteer Week.

Road works warning triangle

Resurfacing work on Ascot Drive and Osmaston Road

30 May 2019

The resurfacing work is due to finish on Sunday 23rd June, and will take place form 8 am till 10 pm.

Artist impression of new Assembly Rooms

Public thanked for their views on new Assembly Rooms’ designs

28 May 2019

A two-week engagement period on the emerging designs for the New Assembly Rooms has ended.

Council House at night

New agency will speed up adoption for children in care

28 May 2019

A new adoption agency will offer children in care the stability and security they need to achieve their potential.

Council House at night

Work to commence on the next phase of A52 scheme

24 May 2019

Work can commence on the next phase which includes constructing new slip roads, and preparing the earthworks and supporting structures required for the new bridge.

Mayor Cllr Frank Harwood

Mayor raises flag for the Rams

24 May 2019

The new Mayor, Cllr Frank Harwood, started his second full day in office raising the flag of Derby County.

Microphone in home music studio

Young abuse victims turn to song to confront past experiences

24 May 2019

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner have praised the achievements of teenagers who have produced songs as part of their recovery from sexual abuse.

Mackworth Library

Mackworth Library to Become the Next Community Managed Library

21 May 2019

Mackworth Library is to become a Community Managed Library as Derby City Council hand over the management to local charity Direct Help and Advice (DHA).

Schools Mental Health Network meeting

Schools Mental Health Network meets for first time

16 May 2019

Derby held its first Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health (DSLMH) Network Event at the Derby Conference Centre.

Council House at night

How to use your vote in the European Parliament elections

15 May 2019

Polling stations in Derby will open their doors for the second time this year, to allow citizens to vote in the European Parliament elections.

Illegal tobacco

Trader sentenced for selling illicit tobacco

13 May 2019

Ako Fatah of Euro Minimarket was given a Community Order of 160 hours unpaid work to be undertaken within 12 months for five offences.

Council House at night

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: Body image

13 May 2019

Body image issues can affect all of us at any age and directly impact our mental health.

Council House at night

14 reasons you could become a fantastic foster carer

13 May 2019

The annual Foster care fortnight campaign hopes to raise awareness of and recruit more foster parents to care for vulnerable children in Derby.

Artist impression of new Assembly Rooms

Public asked to assemble to help shape Assembly Rooms plans

10 May 2019

Members of the public and stakeholders are being invited to have their say on plans to transform the Assembly Rooms into a vibrant new cultural venue.

Council House at night

Footway slurry sealing programme – making Derby’s streets stronger

7 May 2019

The Highways Maintenance team will be carrying out its annual citywide slurry sealing programme on Derby's footways.

Local election results on tv

The 2019 local election results are in!

3 May 2019

Following the local elections, we now have 20 Conservative, 16 Labour, 7 Liberal Democrat, 5 UKIP and 3 Independent councillors.

Artist impression of Meadow Lane footbridge

Meadow Lane Footbridge FAQs

18 April 2019

We’ve put together some FAQs on the latest update on the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme.

Artist impression of Meadow Lane footbridge

Work to start on the new Meadow Lane footbridge

18 April 2019

The new bridge will be a huge improvement to walking and cycling facilities in the area, creating a fully accessible link between residential and commercial areas.

Council House at night

A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme - April 2019

9 April 2019

Don McLure, Strategic Director of Corporate Resources at Derby City Council comments on the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme.

Bus at traffic lights

Council submits full business case for tackling roadside NO2 exceedances

27 March 2019

Derby City Council has submitted its full business case to government, detailing how it will tackle and reduce roadside NO2 emissions in the city.

Derby Assembly Rooms

Built environment specialists awarded Assembly Rooms contract

15 March 2019

Derby City Council has awarded a £1.4million contract to Perfect Circle to deliver design work for the redevelopment of the Assembly Rooms.

Council House at night

Outline business case submitted to government

28 February 2019

Derby City Council has submitted their outline business case to government, which sets out the preferred option to tackle roadside NO2 emissions in the city.

Car following bus

More than £250,000 air quality funding for Derby

23 February 2019

Derby City Council will be awarded £279,750 as part of an annual funding pot to tackle air quality locally.

Council House at night

Consultation feedback leads to refined designs to reduce city’s roadside emissions

14 February 2019

Traffic and network management schemes to reduce roadside NO­2 emissions are being refined following two consultation periods.

Children planting trees

Local school children help with planting initiative to create a new urban woodland

6 February 2019

Pupils from Meadow Farm Community Primary School have taken part in a planting initiative to help enhance local wildlife and improve biodiversity.

Artist impression of Meadow Lane footbridge

New A52 Wyvern footbridge designs announced

14 January 2019

Final designs of the replacement foot and cycle bridge that will link the residential area of Chaddesden to the Wyvern are being shared.

Council House at night

Update: Roadside NO2 Local Air Quality Plan

21 December 2018

The Council have been working with the government over project feasibility and delivery of the Roadside NO2 Local Air Quality Plan business case.

Artist impression of Assembly Rooms at night

Next steps for Derby’s Assembly Rooms revealed

12 December 2018

A feasibility study has taken place to determine costs for creating a new look and feel Assembly Rooms.

Woman riding fold up bike

Council makes significant step as latest NO2 business case is submitted to Government

30 November 2018

Derby City Council will present the latest business case to government today, which sets out the clear preferred option to combat NO2 level in the city.

Council House at night

A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme - scheduled works

15 October 2018

A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme schedule of works up to end of December 2018 has now been confirmed.

Council House at night

A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme

21 September 2018

With over 18 million vehicles using the road each year, the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme is a key infrastructure project for our city.

Council House at night

Don’t miss your chance to have your say on our proposals to improve air quality

10 September 2018

Local residents, businesses and stakeholders are being encouraged to have their say on Derby City Council’s proposals to tackle air quality in the city.

Council House at night

Public asked for their views on Council’s proposals to improve air quality

30 July 2018

Derby City Council are asking local residents, businesses and stakeholders to comment on proposals to tackle air quality in the city.

Highways maintenance workman

A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme – advanced notice of daytime lane closures

23 March 2018

The next phase of the A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme will start Saturday 24th March 2018.

Car following bus

Council officials meet with Minister to pitch air quality solutions for Derby

28 February 2018

Derby City Council officials have today met with Environmental Minister Dr Therese Coffey MP to discuss new proposals to tackle air pollution in Derby.

Fleet organisations meeting

Fleet air quality summit comes to Derby

15 February 2018

Fleet organisations have come together with local policymakers to discuss air quality issues and proposals for a Derby Clean Air Zone (CAZ).

Council House at night

Road closures on A52 Wyvern

25 September 2017

The main works for the £14.9 million major transport improvements are planned to start on Monday 9th October 2017.

Car following bus

New air quality plan published for consultation

5 May 2017

The government has published a draft plan to improve air quality by reducing nitrogen dioxide levels in the UK.

Car following bus

Details of provisional Clean Air Zone working option to be discussed

7 March 2017

Cabinet Members will be discussing the provisional working option for the implementation of a Clean Air Zone in the city.

Councillor Banwait with Environment Minister

Minister visits potential clean air zone sites in city

6 October 2016

The Environment Minister visited Derby to see the city’s work to introduce a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) and improve air quality for residents and visitors.