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A decision! Not one I necessarily agree with—I think our need for a venue now outweighs the construction of a new venue in (a tentative) four years—but at least we know now.

News - Derby City Council

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the clock outside Derby city council house

New Leader of Derby City Council appointed

19 June 2024

Councillor Nadine Peatfield has been elected as Leader, having previously served as Deputy Leader since May 2023.

Artwork for Summer Reading Challenge 2024 with the theme Marvellous Makers

Summer Reading Challenge brings free family fun to Derby libraries

19 June 2024

The Summer Reading Challenge is back at Derby Libraries for 2024, with a new theme – Marvellous Makers!

A list with three tick boxes. The first two items, check photo ID and check polling station are ticked. The last item, remember to vote is left un-ticked

Derby, it’s time to get out and vote!

19 June 2024

Derby City Council is urging Derbeians to head to the polls on 4 July and cast their votes in the General Election.

An online gambling site displayed on a mobile phone, with a laptop in the background

Gambling with our health: Working to reduce gambling-related harm in Derby

18 June 2024

Derby City Council is exploring how to reduce gambling-related harm in the city.

A photograph of Brad Kella from Channel 4 programme The Piano. Credit: Channel 4

TV’s The Piano highlights how foster carers change lives

14 June 2024

The difference foster care can make to a child’s life has been highlighted in a hit TV show.

Beckie Hudson from the Council's Neighbourhoods team sits on a bench in the Market Place which has a sign to say it's a 'Happy to Chat' bench. Next to the bench is volunteer Rob Malcolm in his wheelchair, with Rachael Clark from the Neighbourhoods team standing behind the bench.

Volunteer spreads the word about tackling loneliness and social isolation

12 June 2024

Temporary signs encouraging passers-by to stop and talk are being installed on public benches which have been nominated by neighbourhood officers, with input from the community.

Trading Standards make sure the price is right in Derby

6 June 2024

As part of its Cost of Living retail project, the Council's Trading Standards team examined over 5,000 products to ensure correct prices were being displayed in dozens of shops

Derby Elections logo with a green tick in a box.

Have you got your Voter ID for the 4 July General Election?

6 June 2024

All polling station voters will need to show an accepted form of photo ID at the polls in the upcoming General Election on Thursday 4 July.

Mackworth Library

Three proposals to run community libraries shortlisted

31 May 2024

Three organisations have been invited to submit formal bids to run the city’s ten non-statutory libraries as a Trust.

Family Hub staff member chats to a mum who is holding a young child

Free online courses available to parents in Derby supporting their children

28 May 2024

Family Hub Derby has partnered with Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Solihull Approach to offer free access to online courses for those with a Derby postcode.

Moorways sports village starting block

Next generation of talented athletes to be supported by Sporting Champions scheme

28 May 2024

Up-and-coming athletes in Derby are set to gain much-needed support as part of a sports talent development programme.

large group of soldiers leaving boat and wading through sea towards beach.

Derby to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day

24 May 2024

Derby City Council and Derby Cathedral will host the city’s D-Day commemorations with a commemorative service on Thursday 6 June at 5.15pm.

Minister David Johnston with at the Foster for East Midlands launch event with staff and foster carers

Minister visits new Foster for East Midlands regional hub

24 May 2024

A new regional fostering recruitment hub has been showcased during a visit by a Government minister.

I'm registered to vote on a shop shutter

Register to Vote in the 2024 General Election

24 May 2024

Derby residents will be heading to the polls on Thursday 4 July to cast their ballot in a General Election.

A large group of people gathered in a council chamber. They are having a meeting.

Another year of stability for Derby, following the Council’s AGM

23 May 2024

The Council’s Mayor Making ceremony and Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday 22 May.

Moorways Stadium

New 3G football pitch planned for Moorways Stadium

23 May 2024

A new 3G pitch is to be created at Moorways Stadium in Derby, which will give grassroots sport for everyone in the city a further boost.

Paul Simpson, Dr Robyn Dewis and Cllr Alison Martin sign the Healthy Weight Declaration

Derby City Council commits to making healthy choices easier for everyone

23 May 2024

Derby City Council has signed a Local Authority Healthy Weight Declaration to show its commitment to helping improve the health and wellbeing of its citizens. 

The new labour cabinet.

Delivering a Derby we can be proud of: A year in review

22 May 2024

Cllr Baggy Shanker, Leader of Derby City Council, reflects on the past twelve months.

Derby Promise leaders with apprentices from Rolls-Royce Nuclear Skills Academy

Supporting families across Derby’s communities: A year in review

21 May 2024

Councillor John Whitby, Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Care, Learning and Skills looks back over the last twelve months in administration.

Seven councillors wearing white ribbons.

Tackling poverty and supporting citizens in need: A year in review

21 May 2024

Cllr Paul Hezelgrave, Cabinet Member for Equalities, Cost of Living and Customer Inclusion looks back on a busy first year in administration.

Alvaston Park Community Fun Day

Two free community events to bring summer fun to Derby

20 May 2024

The Big 1 at Chaddesden Park and the Alvaston Park Community Fun Day are back for 2024.

Trio of iconic music tributes to appear at Derby Arena

20 May 2024

Three fantastic acts have been added to the 2025 lineup at Derby Arena.

A smiling boy taking part in painting activities

Celebrating fostering moments for Foster Care Fortnight

20 May 2024

Foster for East Midlands shares carers ‘Fostering Moments’, as we embrace Foster Care Fortnight 2024.

Shaping a stronger and healthier Derby: A year in review

17 May 2024

Councillor Alison Martin, Cabinet Member for Integrated Health and Adult Care, looks back over the past twelve months in administration.

Bags of rubbish and old tyres found dumped off a lane in Spondon

Failure to check who’s taking their rubbish away costs resident almost £600

17 May 2024

City residents are being urged to check who is taking their rubbish away, after dumped household waste led to one resident being ordered to pay almost £600.

Cllr Swan and Storm Baines in front of a car club car

Leading the charge to net zero: A year in review

16 May 2024

Councillor Carmel Swan, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainability, reflects on twelve months in administration.

Derby Promise leaders with apprentices from Rolls-Royce Nuclear Skills Academy

Derby Promise will build a brighter future for the city’s next generation

15 May 2024

Derby City Council has joined forces with partners across the city to make a collective commitment to Derby’s children and young people.

Partners come together to celebrate the opening of the Derby Racecourse Hub

Cleaner streets, and kick off for the Derby Racecourse Hub: A year in review

15 May 2024

Councillor Hardyal Dhindsa looks back at his first year as Cabinet Member for Communities and Streetpride, and ahead to the next 12 months.

Over 400 fines issued by Kingdom during first month of enforcement

14 May 2024

Kingdom Local Authority Support (LA Support) have issued 409 fixed penalty notices for littering and fly tipping.

runners in darley park

Boost your mental health by getting active during Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

14 May 2024

Getting active, being in nature, and connecting with friends or making new ones are all things that can help to improve our mental health.

Creating a safer, more diverse Derby: A year in review

14 May 2024

Councillor Shiraz Khan, Cabinet Member for Housing, Property and Regulatory Services, looks back over the past twelve months in administration.

The members of the City Centre Taskforce standing outside of the Council Chamber

Shaping a city centre we can be proud of: A year in review

10 May 2024

Councillor Nadine Peatfield, Cabinet Member for City Centre, Regeneration, Culture & Tourism, looks back on a busy first year in administration.

Children playing in markeaton park paddling pool

Resurfacing work at Markeaton Park paddling pool

10 May 2024

The reopening of the paddling pool at Markeaton Park will be delayed due to essential resurfacing work.

Changes at Raynesway HWRC boost city recycling

10 May 2024

The change, a manifesto commitment, has seen an increase in items being taken to the site to be recycled.

A parklet pocket park situated next to a road, surrounded by plants and trees

New pocket parks to land in Derby

9 May 2024

Seven new ‘pocket parks’ are to be installed at the heart of busy communities across Derby this summer.

Middle aged white woman with brown hair in a red jacket

Claire Ward becomes first East Midlands Mayor

7 May 2024

On Friday 3 May, Claire Ward was elected as the first Mayor of the East Midlands.

Councillor Hardyal Dhindsa shakes hands with Lianne Glendinning from Tree House Trek at the Markeaton high ropes course

New operator secured for park's high ropes course

7 May 2024

Work is underway to renovate the Markeaton Park attraction

Derby Elections logo with a green tick in a box.

2024 East Midlands Mayor & Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Election Results

3 May 2024

Results of elections that took place on Thursday 2 May 2024.

Shelley the Goose and Mother Goose in the 2023 panto at Derby Arena

Nomination hattrick for Mother Goose at Panto Awards

3 May 2024

Mother Goose, has been shortlisted for three awards at the Oscars of pantomime awards, The UK Pantomime Association Pantomime Awards 2024.

Woman and child planting a tree in the ground.

OCOR branches out: Derby schools receive free trees from flood defence project

2 May 2024

Three Derby schools are feeling the benefits of a major tree planting scheme along the River Derwent.

four people stood in front of modern apartment block.

Castleward continues to make progress as more residents call the city centre home

1 May 2024

More affordable homes have been delivered in Phase 3 of the project.

four men in high visibility jackets with lady in pink coat outside Derby Railway Station

Transport improvement scheme completed around Derby Railway Station

29 April 2024

Works had been ongoing on Railway Terrace and Midland Road since July 2023.

What flag with Derby County Football Club logo

Councillor Baggy Shanker congratulates Derby County on their promotion

27 April 2024

Councillor Baggy Shanker, Leader of Derby City Council, has passed on his congratulations to Derby County Football Club on behalf of the city, as they secured promotion to the Championship.

White two-story house.

Project to reduce energy bills and carbon emissions wins award

25 April 2024

Derby Homes has won the Best Carbon Reduction Project of the Year at the Building Communities Awards.

Derby's vibrant St George's Day celebrations draw enthusiastic crowds

23 April 2024

The legend of St George was brought to life on the streets of Derby at the weekend. Hundreds of people enjoyed the free St George’s Day celebrations held in the city centre.

volunteers by the Market Place fountain with a pile of black bin bags filled with rubbish

Volunteers sweep across Derby for the Great British Spring Clean

19 April 2024

Volunteers swept across Derby to tidy up some of the city’s busiest areas during the Great British Spring Clean.

Hitachi-Alstom High Speed Train 815x585

Council responds to Government commitment on train building

18 April 2024

The Leader of Derby City Council, Councillor Baggy Shanker, has welcomed a letter from the Secretary of State for Transport regarding the future of Alstom in Derby

A list with three tick boxes. The first two items, check photo ID and check polling station are ticked. The last item, remember to vote is left un-ticked

Derby, it’s time to get out and vote!

17 April 2024

Derby City Council is urging Derbeians to head to the polls on 2 May and cast their votes.

Sketch of shopping precinct with electric car charging, disabled parking bays, pedestrians and cyclists. Funding by UK Government.

New mobility hub coming to Chaddesden

15 April 2024

A new mobility hub is due to be installed at the Nottingham Road shopping precinct this summer.

Glass fronted entrance to Derby Railway Station

Transition Team opens office in Derby as agent appointed to find home for GBR

11 April 2024

Great British Railways Transition Team (GBRTT) will officially take up residence in Derby next week at a new, temporary office located right next to Derby Railway Station.

Guildhall at night

Big plans for much-loved Derby city theatres to leap forward

5 April 2024

Plans to restore Derby’s beloved Guildhall Theatre and enhance Derby Theatre are set to move forward next week, as part of a major investment putting culture at the heart of the city.

Terrace houses on Derby street

Consultation launched on stricter HMO rules

2 April 2024

Derby City Council has launched a nine-week public consultation on proposals to tighten the planning rules around converting shared properties.

Swimming pool at Allestree Woodlands School

Derby school receives funding for environmental improvements

28 March 2024

Derby City Council worked with Allestree Woodlands School to secure the funding

Two men dressed as knights

Roaming dragons and knight training to mark St George’s Day in Derby

27 March 2024

Dragons, workshops, puppet shows and the family retelling of St George at a free family-friendly event in Derby city centre.

The Foster for East Midlands recruitment team holding the logo

Foster for East Midlands regional hub is launched

27 March 2024

The hub is a collaboration between councils in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottingham.

Council House exterior

New homes for vulnerable homeless citizens

27 March 2024

Derby City Council and Derby Homes have successfully secured £1.25m in funding to help provide housing for homeless adults with complex physical and mental health needs

Cllr Swan and Storm Baines in front of a car club car

Enterprise Car Club launches in Derby

26 March 2024

The Council has joined forces with Enterprise Car Club to bring a new and accessible public car club to the city.

Work begins on 75 affordable homes at Sinfin development

25 March 2024

The site on Goodsmoor Road will provide a mix of safe and secure accommodation, suitable for young professionals and families.

sandy ryan stands holding her championship belt surrounded by Derby City Council councillors

Sandy Ryan receives Freedom of the City

25 March 2024

Sandy Ryan has been awarded Freedom of the City of Derby for her outstanding achievements in the world of Boxing.

Moorways Sports Village Water Park Picture by Everyone Active

Moorways Sports Village helps families through the cost of living crisis

22 March 2024

Family Afterschool Club sessions designed to help families through the cost of living crisis have attracted around 1,000 attendances since relaunching at Moorways Sports Village in October.

Council House from River Gardens

More than £1m secured to help Derby’s young people at risk of rough sleeping

22 March 2024

The Council and Derby Homes have successfully secured £1.1m in funding to help young people who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping

Buses at Derby Bus Station

Council starts search for new transport on demand operator

21 March 2024

Bus operators are being invited to work with the Council on a new service to provide public transport on demand.

Bulky waste outside a house

First free bulky waste collections coming in April

21 March 2024

From Monday 22 April, up to 250 households will be able to book a free bulky waste collection.

The members of the City Centre Taskforce standing outside of the Council Chamber

New City Centre Taskforce launches

20 March 2024

Another key manifesto pledge has been delivered with the launch of the new taskforce to tackle short-term issues in the city centre. 

Steel-signing celebrates progress at Derby's new £45.8m venue

19 March 2024

Senior figures from Derby City Council and project partners took part in a special ceremony to mark progress on the Becketwell venue

CSI Tape fly-tipping

Council announces new partnership to tackle littering offences

19 March 2024

Derby City Council has announced a new partnership with Kingdom Local Authority Support that will see Officers take to Derby’s streets and tackle littering and fly-tipping.

Car using charging point

Five Midlands Councils awarded £17.6m funding to get EV chargers on our streets

18 March 2024

Five Midlands Councils have successfully bid for £17.6m of Government’s Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund to get more EV charge points onto our streets.

Mackworth Library

Council invites bids to run Derby’s ten community libraries

18 March 2024

A formal process for organisations to register their interest in running the city’s ten community libraries as a Trust is now open

Council House from River Gardens

Derby City Council publishes gender pay gap

15 March 2024

The results show a positive change from 2022/23 figures.

Volunteer litter pickers in Derby Market Place

Derby supports the Great British Spring Clean 2024

15 March 2024

Streets in Derby city centre will be jet washed, cleared of litter, and have gum removed from pavements.

A group of children taking part in a Soccerstars Holiday Activity and Food session

Free activities and meals for children as holiday scheme returns for 2024

15 March 2024

The Derby Holiday Activity and Food Programme offers thousands of free places during the Easter school holidays. 

Child playing with plasticine

Derby achieves above national average take-up of funded childcare

14 March 2024

Families in Derby are being supported to make the most of their entitlement to funded childcare.

Assembly Rooms plans unveiled for new cultural heart

14 March 2024

Derby City Council announces that the site of the long-closed venue will pave the way for a massive redevelopment project, marking a significant step towards the regeneration of the Market Place.

Noisy neighbour prosecuted by Council

13 March 2024

Derby City Council has successfully prosecuted a resident for breaching a Community Protection Notice.

Everything you need to know about voter ID at the upcoming elections

13 March 2024

All voters will need to show an accepted form of photo ID at the polls in the upcoming elections.

New housing development

Last few days to help shape plans for the Derby of the future

12 March 2024

Citizens have just two weeks left to help shape what the Derby of the future could look like.

Mel celebrates four months smoke free and urges others to quit this No Smoking Day

11 March 2024

43-year-old Mel was devastated when her dentist said she would lose her teeth if she didn’t stop smoking. That, along with a persistent cough, gave Mel the push to get support.

Football Foundation PlayZone opens in Normanton Park

8 March 2024

Community in Normanton, Derby, will have access to a unique new small-sided multi-sport pitch, thanks to £180,000 funding from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.

Clock outside Council House

Response to the Spring Budget

8 March 2024

The Leader of Derby City Council, Councillor Baggy Shanker, responds to the Government's Spring Budget.

Outdoor cinema and theatre at markeaton park

Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season returns this summer

7 March 2024

It will bring a fantastic selection of al fresco entertainment for all ages to enjoy, amid the beautiful surroundings of Markeaton Park.

Guildhall at night

New security cameras will help visitors feel safer on nights out

7 March 2024

New CCTV cameras are set to be installed in the city centre to help visitors feel safer, particularly on a night out.

Car using charging point

Derby and Derbyshire on track for EV boom

7 March 2024

Derby and Derbyshire could have just under 66,000 electric cars on its roads by 2030

Infinity Park Innovation Centre

Proposed investment zone could boost growth and jobs in Derby

5 March 2024

Infinity Park Derby could be included as part of the new Combined County Authority's bid to establish an investment zone for the East Midlands

New Energy Centre unveiled at SmartParc

4 March 2024

A new ‘Energy Centre’ which will help reduce the carbon footprint of businesses on a major food and production and distribution hub being created in Derby has been unveiled.

A young child hugs her mother

LGBT+ couple share “incredible experience” of adopting sibling group

4 March 2024

As part of LGBT+ Fostering and Adoption Week, Sarah and Elizabeth, who adopted with Adoption East Midlands, have shared their experience of adoption as a same sex couple.

Mayor of derby Alan Graves in black and gold robes holding mace.

Mayor to spend a night in the cells to raise money for charity

28 February 2024

Derby’s Mayor will soon be switching his bed for the cells to raise money for charity.

New Mayor and East Midlands Combined County Authority given final go ahead

28 February 2024

Parliament has approved regulations to establish the East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA) and the office of mayor for the area.

An older man is comforted by a home carer

Council embarks on next phase of using AI to streamline services

27 February 2024

Derby City Council is embarking on the next phase of introducing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to help protect and further develop our services for citizens.

Similar views of Allestree Park taken in November 2021 when rewilding project announced, and July 2023

Rewilding of Allestree Park awarded £1.1 million to deliver community’s vision

22 February 2024

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and Derby City Council have announced exciting plans for how the community would like to shape the park into a richer place for people and nature.

Make a Difference in a Child's Life: Join Our Team of Residential Childcare Workers

19 February 2024

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people?

Breastfeeding Welcome Here scheme launched in Derby

16 February 2024

A new scheme has been launched to support breastfeeding mums in Derby. The Breastfeeding Welcome Here initiative is designed to make mums feel more confident to breastfeed in public places.

Partners come together to celebrate the opening of the Derby Racecourse Hub

Derby Racecourse Hub leads collaborative community engagement

16 February 2024

Derby Racecourse proudly announces the opening of its £11.9 million state-of-the-art facility

cost of living logo

7 things to support you with the cost of living this winter

14 February 2024

There’s lots of help available if you’re struggling with the cost of living this winter.

The words TK Maxx present Derby Summer Sessions across a dark image of a crowd looking towards a lit-up stage

New acts added to stellar TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions line-up

13 February 2024

More acts have been announced for the very first TK Maxx presents Derby Summer Sessions festival, taking place at Markeaton Park this July.

New housing development

Have your say to shape the Derby of the Future

9 February 2024

A new consultation has launched to help shape Derby’s new Local Plan.

Two people stand in a room full of machinery

Free engineering and jobs fair coming to Derby

9 February 2024

The Diversity In2 Engineering Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair returns to Derby, Pride Park, on 14 February 2024 offering a range of engineering and manufacturing opportunities.

Baggy Shanker opens new Kia Academy

Leader of Derby City Council opens new Kia Academy

8 February 2024

The leader of Derby City Council, Councillor Baggy Shanker, opened the new Kia Academy in Derby yesterday, as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

aerial view of Derbion and Derby bus station

Plans for new retail, office and residential space to go to Cabinet

7 February 2024

Cabinet are asked to approve positive changes to one of Derby’s most exciting regeneration projects.

Council selects Preferred Development Partners to transform Derby City Centre

7 February 2024

Plans to regenerate the city have taken a big leap forward with Derby City Council announcing their preferred strategic development partners.

blue bus at traffic lights. a new red-paved cycle lane is in the foreground. Funded by UK Government

Travel upgrades complete at the Morledge

7 February 2024

The latest scheme in a series  of travel improvements for Derby has been completed.

Mackworth Library

Library plan set to deliver a service fit for the future

6 February 2024

Cabinet is to consider plans for the city’s 10 non-statutory libraries to be run by a Trust

Council House from River Gardens

Council takes responsible action to reduce its in-year overspend

6 February 2024

Derby City Council has significantly reduced its forecast in-year overspend by more than £4 million.

LGBT History Month 2024 logo

Derby City Council fly the flag for LGBT+ History Month

5 February 2024

As we move into February, you might notice the Pride in Progress flag proudly flying in Derby as we join organisations around the country marking LGBT+ History Month.

two electronic boards in the derbion with apprenticeship competition winners art on

National Apprenticeship Week returns in 2024

5 February 2024

This week marks the 17th National Apprenticeship Week.

Care home staff receive Dignity Action Day certificate

Kindness of Derby’s Dignity Champions celebrated on Dignity Action Day

2 February 2024

Organisations and individuals that work to promote and protect dignity have been recognised at a special event.

Aerial view of Derby

Adult care consultation for 2024/25 budget ends soon

2 February 2024

Time is running out to have your say on a review of adult care packages, as part of Derby City Council’s budget consultation for 2024/25.

Colin Attenborough with colleagues, friends and family at the renaming event of the sinfin park pavilion

Sinfin Park Pavilion renamed in honour of Colin Attenborough

1 February 2024

The Sinfin Park Pavilion has recently been renamed to the ‘Colin Attenborough Pavilion’ in honour of Colin Attenborough, the chair of Sinfin Moor Park.

Welcome To Your Vote Week

Derby City Council supports Welcome to Your Vote Week

29 January 2024

Derby City Council is taking part in ‘Welcome to Your Vote Week’ to encourage young people to learn more about how democracy works.

Derby Racecourse Football Hub outdoor image of the pitches

Derby Racecourse Hub announces kick-off

26 January 2024

Derby Racecourse Hub announces the opening of the £11.9 million facility.

Large German Shepherd dog lying on grass.

Derby dog owner prosecuted over barking dog left outside

24 January 2024

The owner of a noisy dog was been prosecuted following months of noise.

a hand selecting a book from a library shelf

Make a difference by volunteering at your local library

23 January 2024

Volunteers make a huge difference within Derby's libraries, and so could you.

metal footbridge spanning over river.

Council lobbies Government for funding to help replace Darley Abbey Toll Bridge

22 January 2024

Derby City Council is appealing to the Government for funding to help secure a new bridge across the river at Darley Abbey.

All abroad! More overseas Brits can now vote

19 January 2024

British citizens living abroad are now eligible to register to vote in UK general elections, regardless of how long they’ve been living outside the UK.

Clock outside Council House

Crime doesn’t pay for Derby business owner prosecuted over counterfeit t-shirts

18 January 2024

A Derby man will have to use equity from the valuation of his property towards paying back the rewards of his crime.

An aerial view of the Council House with the river and bus station in the background

One week left to comment on Council budget for 2024/25

18 January 2024

This year's budget consultation is closing soon - but there's still time to comment on proposals for People Services.

Five new shows added to spectacular Derby Arena summer season

17 January 2024

There’s something for everyone this summer at Derby Arena as five new shows are announced! Whilst it might be frightfully cold outside right now, summer will soon be here.

Council urges Government to extend cost of living support

16 January 2024

Derby’s Cabinet Member for Cost of living, Equalities and Inclusion has written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to urge Government to extend the Household Support Fund beyond March

selection of food products on a table.

Tackling the risks posed by imported food in Derby

15 January 2024

Derby City Council Trading Standards recently embarked on a series of inspections to highlight the risks that these imported products can pose, using funding from the Foods Standards Agency.

Blue bathtub with tap running. Text next to it encourages voter registration.

Derby residents urged to register to vote in upcoming Elections

15 January 2024

Derby residents will be heading to the polls on Thursday 2 May to take part in Combined County Mayoral Authority and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Carer

Carers invited to share their experiences at workshop

12 January 2024

Councillor Alison Martin, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Care, will host a workshop for carers later this month.

Smiling volunteers plant young Willow trees, known as Sallow whips, in the rain at Sunnydale Park.

Volunteers encourage new wildlife at Derby’s parks

12 January 2024

Volunteers have been encouraging new residents, and an old favourite, to set up home in Derby’s parks.

Aerial view of Derby

Two weeks left to have your say on Council budget

11 January 2024

Anyone living, working or studying in Derby is urged to have their say on proposals for a balanced, responsible budget before the end of Friday 26 January.

Government Minister Andrea Leadsom chats to parents at a Derby Family Hub

Minister meets parents, children and staff at Derby Family Hub

10 January 2024

Derby City Council’s support for families has been showcased during a visit by Dame Andrea Leadsom, Minister for Public Health, Start for Life and Primary Care.

Fireworks go off around the stage at the Christmas Lights Switch On event

Panto fun, ice-skating and festive cheer pull in Christmas crowds

10 January 2024

Festive Derby sprinkled festive cheer over the city as crowds flocked to enjoy the city’s Christmas attractions.

aeriel view of land near Grange Avenue that is to be developed for social housing

Planned new development could provide accessible and affordable housing

2 January 2024

Cabinet is to be asked to approve budget to develop a former school playing field and build 36 bungalows.

Terrace houses on Derby street

Tighter controls for HMO housing move a step closer

2 January 2024

A proposal to apply for more powers to regulate HMOs (House in Multiple Occupation) will be discussed at January's Cabinet meeting.

Councillor John Whitby and a pupil cut the ribbon at the opening of Oak Grange Primary School

Portfolio spotlight: Children’s Social Care, Learning and Skills

31 December 2023

Councillor John Whitby, Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Care, Learning and Skills looks back on the year and ahead to 2024.

Seven councillors wearing white ribbons.

Portfolio spotlight: Cost of Living, Inequalities and Customer Inclusion

30 December 2023

Cllr Paul Hezelgrave, Cabinet Member for Cost of Living, Inequalities and Customer Inclusion, looks back on the year and ahead to 2024.

Councillor Alison Martin chats to mums at Becket Breastfeeding Club

Portfolio spotlight: Integrated Health and Adult Care

29 December 2023

Councillor Alison Martin, Cabinet Member for Integrated Health and Adult Care looks back on the year and ahead to 2024.

four people in high visibility jackets and a woman in a black coat stood in front of roadworks.

Portfolio spotlight: Climate Change, Transport and Sustainability

28 December 2023

Councillor Carmel Swan, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainability looks back on the year and ahead to 2024.

To semi-detached houses with black doors.

Derby’s first net zero council homes built in Arboretum

27 December 2023

Derby Homes has finished building four homes that are better than net zero.

The new labour cabinet.

Portfolio spotlight: Housing, Property, and Regulatory Services

27 December 2023

Councillor Shiraz Khan, Cabinet Member for Housing, Property, and Regulatory Services looks back on the year and ahead to 2024. 

Councillor Hardyal Dhindsa and the Youth Mayor, Muhammad Muntasir, with the VR headsets funded by the Home Office Safer Streets 4 programme.

Portfolio spotlight: Communities and Streetpride

26 December 2023

Councillor Hardyal Dhindsa, Cabinet Member for Communities and Streetpride looks back on the year and ahead to 2024.

Portfolio spotlight: City Centre, Regeneration, Culture and Tourism

24 December 2023

Councillor Nadine Peatfield, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Centre, Regeneration, Culture and Tourism, looks back on the year and ahead to 2024. 

Two-way road with turn right line and shared use path

New year to bring active travel upgrades to Chaddesden and Spondon

23 December 2023

The latest round of improvements to Derby’s transport infrastructure are set to begin in the New Year.

Careers scheme celebrates supporting its 50,000th pupil

22 December 2023

A careers scheme backed by leading UK businesses celebrates supporting its 50,000th pupil.

Cllr Baggy Sanker and city flood response team

A Christmas message from the Leader of Derby City Council

22 December 2023

Councillor Baggy Shanker, Leader of Derby City Council, looks back on the year and ahead to 2024.

Councillor Hardyal Dhindsa and the Youth Mayor, Muhammad Muntasir, with the VR headsets funded by the Home Office Safer Streets 4 programme.

VR to help teens make the right call on gangs and knife crime

21 December 2023

Derby City Council is investing in innovative new technologies to give teenagers a unique perspective on knife crime and gangs.

An aerial view of the Council House with the river and bus station in the background

Budget consultation under way

21 December 2023

Have your say on proposals for a balanced, responsible budget before the end of Friday 26 January.

Christmas presents under tree

Tips to make your Christmas safe, merry and bright

21 December 2023

We’ve pulled together a few tips to keep your Christmas celebrations safe.

Foster Family

£1.6m funding for new regional fostering hub and support programme

21 December 2023

A new regional fostering hub will be created in Derby after D2N2 local authorities secured £1.626m in funding.

People huddled outside looking at stars

Alvaston Park's 50th Anniversary Star Party

20 December 2023

Alvaston Park welcomes back for the 14th year a heavenly evening of stargazing on Saturday 20 January.

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Prestigious awards for council fostering film project

19 December 2023

Local Authorities fostering film project wins awards.

Council chamber

Next steps for AI technology to protect services for Derby residents

18 December 2023

The Council is exploring how Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology can be used to help us streamline simple processes and free up staff to better meet our customers' needs.

Derby’s new performance venue starts to take shape

18 December 2023

Just a few months after contractors moved on to site, the framework for what will become a tiered seating area is in place.

Buses at Derby Bus Station

ZEBRA funding could pave the way for greener buses

15 December 2023

The Council and bus operators are to submit a bid for funding to buy zero emission buses.

Two boys with racquets in a sports centre

Free activities and meals for children as holiday scheme returns in 2023

15 December 2023

The Derby Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) provides free holiday club places to children.

A pile of rubble from a demolished building

Demolition well underway for Castleward Phase Four

13 December 2023

Demolition has begun ahead of the next round of construction at Castleward.

Council House from River Gardens

Council proposes a responsible and balanced budget in extremely challenging year

12 December 2023

The Council is proposing a responsible, balanced budget for the next financial year, as the national financial position for the local government sector continues to remain extremely challenging.

The shoe must go on! Cinderella announced as 2024 panto

8 December 2023

The award-winning team behind Derby’s smash-hit pantos will be back for 2024 with the classic fairytale Cinderella.

Girl on the ice rink in Derby city

10 things to do in Derby this Christmas

8 December 2023

A few ideas to do in Derby this festive season.

Derby leaders head to Westminster to lobby for Alstom

8 December 2023

City representatives have lobbied Parliament in a bid to persuade the Government to safeguard hundreds of jobs at Alstom

outline of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire on blue background.

Councils give green light to £4 billion East Midlands devolution deal

8 December 2023

Residents across the region will get the chance to vote for the first-ever East Midlands Mayor next May, after councils gave the go-ahead to devolution

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Council seeks new operator for Sinfin Golf Course

7 December 2023

A decision on the new operator will be made by the Council's Cabinet.

Artist impression of a PlayZone sample design

Have your say on PlayZones in Derby parks

7 December 2023

Derby City Council is consulting with the local community regarding their thoughts for PlayZones in four Derby parks.

What's in place for people who are homeless this winter?

4 December 2023

There is a range of support available all year round for those homeless or about to become homeless. As the cold weather arrives, we all become more aware of those who may need help.

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Get on board and have your say on bus services in Derby

4 December 2023

Derby City Council has launched a survey asking citizens to share their thoughts on bus services within the city.

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Derby Family Information Service wins award

4 December 2023

Derby Families Information Service was recognised for its 52 Things To Do Before You’re 5 project

Mayor of derby Alan Graves in black and gold robes holding mace.

Mayor hosts evening of live music to raise money for charities

1 December 2023

The Mayor of Derby, Councillor Alan Graves, has announced his latest charity event.

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Derby leaders step up efforts to save jobs at Alstom

30 November 2023

City and business leaders have warned the Government that there will be “terrible consequences” if it fails to step in and save nearly 180 years of train manufacturing in Derby.

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Top chart acts announced for Derby Summer Sessions

30 November 2023

Markeaton Park, the city’s most-visited outdoor destination, will host Derby's first-ever Summer Sessions.

Council House exterior

Council tax support scheme approved for 2024/25

30 November 2023

The Council Tax Support Scheme (CTS) has recently been approved to continue in 2024.

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Derby Children’s Services receives glowing report from inspectors

29 November 2023

Ofsted has described Derby City Council’s Children’s Services as ‘strong and effective’ following an inspection

Delivering better transport choices at Victoria and Albert Street

29 November 2023

A major road and transport improvement scheme is well underway in Derby City Centre.

children sitting in a school classroom

Derby infant school to be rebuilt

29 November 2023

Pear Tree Infant School's new building will allow the relocation of Walbrook Nursery School.

Overcapacity vape in blue packaging with 18 plus symbol.

Derby City Council tackles underage vape sales in new BBC documentary

28 November 2023

Derby City Council’s Trading Standards team are back keeping young people safe in their latest operation against sales of vapes to under 18s.

Rubbish in container

Cabinet asked to approve changes to Raynesway HWRC and bulky waste collections

28 November 2023

Changes to the Raynesway HWRC booking system and the introduction of free bulky waste collection weeks could be coming to Derby.

Illicit Tobacco on shop floor

Normanton shop closed for selling illicit tobacco products.

27 November 2023

Derby City Council’s Trading Standards team have successfully closed a Normanton convenience store found to be selling illicit tobacco products.

A bright and colourful mural on a wall in Derby

Nearly £750,000 invested to make Derby’s communities safer and better

27 November 2023

A multi-agency partnership led by Derby City Council has seen £750,000 of Home Office money invested in making areas of the city more attractive places to be.

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Warm coat appeal now open for collections

27 November 2023

The Council is now inviting families struggling with the cost of living to collect warm coats for their children and teens.

Time capsules discovered at Derby’s Market Hall to go on show

27 November 2023

Workers refurbishing Derby's historic Market Hall have discovered two time capsules - one of which is thought to have been buried before the Victorian building opened

Group photo for milestone achieved at Derby Racecourse Football Hub

Construction milestone achieved for the new Football and Community Hub

24 November 2023

Construction milestone achieved at Derby Racecourse Football and Community Hub.

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Derby City Council responds to the Autumn Statement

24 November 2023

Derby City Council expresses concerns about the overall lack of funding for local government in this year’s Autumn Statement.

Person holding credit card near laptop.

Stay safe when stocking up for Christmas

24 November 2023

With Christmas fast approaching, Derby City Council’s Trading Standards team are urging shoppers to shop safely and understand their consumer rights over the festive period.

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Derby’s Christmas Lights Switch On will usher in the festive season

23 November 2023

Come and join the fun on Saturday 2 December.

Aerial view of Derby

Israel & Palestine - Statement on behalf of Derby

23 November 2023

The Multi Faith Centre has coordinated this statement on behalf of partners including the Derby City Partnership Board, Faith Steering Group and faith communities across the city.

Seven councillors wearing white ribbons.

Local celebrities lend support for Derby school students White Ribbon Day campaign

23 November 2023

White Ribbon Day is an international day of awareness on 25 November.

A hand holding an auctioneers hammer, about to bring it down on a wooden plaque to indicate a sale

Empty home to be sold at auction to recover Council costs

20 November 2023

A two-bed terraced house that has been empty for 10 years is to go under the hammer.

Aerial view of Derby during Storm Babet flooding

Green light for next stage of Derby’s flood defence scheme

17 November 2023

Derby City Council’s planning committee has given the green light for the next stage of the Our City, Our River (OCOR) flood defence scheme.

Warm Welcome Hubs

A warm welcome to those in need this winter

16 November 2023

Organisations across the city have opened their doors to support citizens struggling with the cost of living.

A flooded underpass with car park sign stood above the water.

Two weeks left to apply for help with flooding costs

15 November 2023

People directly affected by the recent flooding should apply for financial help before the deadline.

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Council responds on plans to end rolling stock production in the city

15 November 2023

Statement from Leader of Derby City Council, Councillor Baggy Shanker on the future of Alstom’s train manufacturing within Derby.

a kitchen counter unit raised on hydraulic legs.

Trading Standards uncover more elaborate hiding places

14 November 2023

Derby City Council’s Trading Standards team are on a mission to keep illegal and counterfeit products off shelves around the city.

Artwork for the Winter Mini Reading Challenge

Family fun with the Winter Mini Reading Challenge

14 November 2023

Visit your local library to find a huge choice of books to help complete the challenge

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Council taking action as demand pushes forecast overspend higher

13 November 2023

Derby City Council is now forecasting an overspend of £6.5million at the end of this financial year without further mitigation.

Derby City Council gritting art 2023

Winter is coming, are you ready?

13 November 2023

It may seem like summer was only a few ago but winter is almost here. Are you prepared for the cold weather?

Artist impression of Derby Racecourse Football Hub

Transforming Derby Racecourse into a vibrant community space

13 November 2023

The Football Hub development involves revitalisation of the Derby Racecourse park.

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Free trees on the way to over 100 Derby households

10 November 2023

160 free trees are ready to be given out to households and schools thanks to the Our City, Our River (OCOR) Garden Trees Scheme.

Derby Food 4 Thought logo

Countdown to Christmas with this year’s reverse advent calendar

10 November 2023

Support those in need as they countdown to Christmas by donating food with a reverse advent calendar

Remembrance poppy on Council House

This weekend’s Remembrance commemorations

9 November 2023

City centre events are planned for Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

Guildhall at night

Levelling up Fund money reallocated to two cultural venues

9 November 2023

Derby City Council, Derby Theatre and University of Derby's statement on the construction of new purpose-built theatre on Assembly Rooms site.

Derby Elections logo with a green tick in a box.

Need a postal or proxy vote? Applying just got easier

8 November 2023

Voters who need a postal vote or proxy vote for upcoming elections can now apply online in just a few minutes.

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Help Derby’s children wrap up warm this winter

6 November 2023

Derby City Council has launched its warm coat appeal which helps families who are struggling to keep their children warm in winter.

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Normanton Park Sports Courts redevelopment begins

3 November 2023

This month marks the start of a significant transformation as work gets underway on the redevelopment of the Normanton Park Sports Courts.

artists impression of new houses.

£0.5 million funding boost for affordable homes

3 November 2023

Derby City Council has secured over £500,000 in Government funding to help build new affordable homes for rent in the city.

Artists impression of a large brick residential building on the corner of a paved, tree-lined street.

Land assembled for next phase of Castleward redevelopment

3 November 2023

Derby City Council has now transferred the final piece of land ready for work to start on phase 4 of the city centre Castleward development.

Rock Choir at annual Family Festivities

Annual Family Festivities event brings joy to Markeaton Park

2 November 2023

Families are in for a wonderful time at Markeaton Park in the lead-up to Christmas. The free Family Festivities event takes place on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December, from 11 am to 3 pm.

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£1.50 single bus fares for young people in Derby and Derbyshire

1 November 2023

From 1 November 2023 we're rolling out £1.50 single bus fares for young people across Derby and Derbyshire

Remembrance poppy on outside of Council House

Plans underway for Remembrance Sunday

1 November 2023

Preparations are underway for this year’s Remembrance commemorations.

James Schaffer - finalist in the 2023 Bafta Young Game Designers Awards

Follow in Bafta finalist James’ footsteps with Code PLUS sessions

31 October 2023

Booking is now open for an exciting course aimed at children with a love of computer programming.

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Firework safety. It’s not rocket science!

30 October 2023

With bonfire night and Diwali just around the corner, it’s time to brush up on firework safety.

dignitaries from Toyota City with Councillor Nadine Peatfield at Derby Cathedral.

Derby welcomes delegation from its Japanese twin Toyota City

30 October 2023

Dignitaries from Toyota City in Japan have visited Derby to mark 25 years of a twinning agreement between the two regions.

Flood repair work

Flood Disruption in Derby: Latest updates

27 October 2023

Our teams have been working tirelessly and are continuing to respond to clean up our highways network following the recent floods.

outline of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire on blue background.

East Midlands devolution moves closer to reality

27 October 2023

The proposed East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA) has moved one step closer to reality after key legislation was approved in Westminster.

Exeter Place flooding October 2023

How to apply for help with flooding costs

27 October 2023

Financial help is available for people who have been directly affected by recent flooding.

four children dressed up in halloween costumes

Trading Standards separate the tricks from the treats this Halloween

26 October 2023

Our Trading Standards team have been hard at work finding dangerous costumes and getting them off the shelves.

Carer

Call for carers to share their experiences in survey

26 October 2023

Registered carers in Derby are being asked to share their thoughts about services in a national survey.

Flooded banks at Riverside Gardens

Defending Derby from its river

24 October 2023

Derby's new Our City, Our River flood defences were called in to action during Storm Babet and played a key role in protecting the city.

Large grey and black industrial building

Nuclear AMRC wins Construction Project of the Year

24 October 2023

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Infinity Park Derby has won Construction Project of the Year at the East Midlands Property Dinner.

Cllr Baggy Sanker and city flood response team

Council Leader thanks those involved in city flood response

22 October 2023

Council officers have worked tirelessly since Thursday to respond to the worst flooding we have experienced as a city.

Osnabruck Square and Market Hall.

Derby Market Hall gets ready for business

19 October 2023

Derby's Market Hall has moved a step closer to completion, with the search for creatives, makers and traders beginning.

Council launches City Centre Summit

Council launches City Centre Summit

19 October 2023

A new group bringing together partners from across Derby has met to look at how to make the city centre feel safer and more welcoming.

Partnership behind Derby City Lab wins top national award

Partnership behind Derby City Lab wins top national award

19 October 2023

The partnership behind Derby City Lab has secured a prestigious national award recognising collaboration between the public and private sectors.

An aerial shot of Oak Grange Primary School

New Derby primary school officially opened

6 October 2023

Oak Grange Primary School has welcomed its first cohort of pupils

Children taking part in a Summer Holiday Activities and Food Programme club visit Hardwick Hall

Derby’s free holiday club programme reaches thousands of children over summer

6 October 2023

The Derby Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme ran during the school summer break

Panoramic shot of election count at Derby Arena.

Derby City Council Opens Consultation on Polling Place Review

5 October 2023

Derby City Council is inviting local residents to have their say on where people will cast their vote at future elections.

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Historic under-funding puts councils at financial risk

5 October 2023

The full impact on Derby of 13 years of Government austerity and under-funding of councils across the country has been set out in Derby City Council’s latest financial update.

Brown bin Gnomes

Council announces changes to brown bin collections over winter

5 October 2023

To ensure that residents can continue to enjoy a free garden and food waste collection service throughout the year, Derby City Council will be changing brown bin collections over winter.

Foster carers long service awards 2023

Long-serving Derby foster carers recognised at awards event

4 October 2023

Derby City Council Foster Carers have been recognised for 10 years or more service.

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New sustainable travel hub will offer students a range of transport choices

4 October 2023

Derby City Council and the University of Derby have joined forces to create a sustainable travel hub at the University’s Kedleston Road site.

The Cathedral Quarter Ice Rink will be back for Festive Derby 2023

Yule Love Derby this Christmas as Festive Derby returns

3 October 2023

It all kicks off on Saturday 2 December with the Christmas Light Switch On and city lantern parade

Family Hub staff member chats to a mum who is holding a young child

Family Hubs roll out activities and support following launch success

2 October 2023

The hubs continue to offer a wide range of groups, workshops and support to all Derby families

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Stoptober: Derby dad, Jodie kicks smoking habit to be around for family

29 September 2023

Jodie is backing the Stoptober campaign which starts on 1 October and encourages people to quit during October.

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The nation’s kinship carers celebrated with Kinship Care Week

29 September 2023

Kinship Care Week aims to increase visibility of children raised in kinship care and celebrate the enormous efforts and sacrifices of those caring for them.

Naughty Meg Shadows and Shenanigans is a half-term puppet making workshop at Markeaton Park

Naughty Meg puppet workshops at Markeaton Park this half term

28 September 2023

The Babbling Vagabonds'shadow puppet crafting workshop promises laughter, learning and a touch of the mischievous charm

Representatives from Derby City Council's Traffic and Transport Team and Equalities Hub, Eurovia, and Councillor Carmel Swan

St Peter’s Street completion paves the way for more travel improvements in Derby

27 September 2023

The first in a series of public realm and active travel improvements for Derby has been completed.

Car using charging point

Charge up the conversation on electric vehicle charging in the city

27 September 2023

Derby residents are being encouraged to share their thoughts on new electric vehicle chargers in the city.

Councillor Nadine Peatfield and Councillor Cecile Wright with representatives from Compendium Living.

Third phase of homes unveiled at Castleward

26 September 2023

The doors have officially opened to the latest show homes at Castleward.

Dave Turnbull, Kewal Singh, Cllr Carmel Swan, Ian Pitt and Murray Parker

Our City, Our River is shutting the door on flood waters

26 September 2023

75 new flood resilient doors have been installed on homes and businesses around Darley Abbey.

Child on a beach in foster film 2023

New fostering film shows that ‘Any Of Us’ can foster

25 September 2023

Inspiring new fostering film to show that any of us can foster for Derby City Council.

Brokern cigarette

When you stop smoking, good things happen

25 September 2023

Derby City Council is encouraging Derby smokers to join its free healthy lifestyle service, Livewell to boost their chance of quitting successfully during Stoptober.

Bill Bailey brings his new show Thoughtifier to Derby Arena in 2024

Comedy stars Bill Bailey and Rhod Gilbert are coming to Derby Arena

25 September 2023

The two comedy giants will each bring their new stand-up shows to the city

Benches in the Market Place created by young people at Engineered Learning with Safer Streets 4 funding

Young people upskill to create Derby's stunning new benches

25 September 2023

Striking new benches have appeared in the city centre Market Place and other areas – and they’ve all been created by young people.

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Noisy compost-mixing neighbour prosecuted by Council

22 September 2023

A Derby resident has been handed over £2000 in costs and fines after using a noisy compost mixer at all hours.

The show Jurassic Earth is coming to Derby Arena

Dino-tastic new show will land at Derby Arena next spring!

21 September 2023

Jurassic Earth is one of four exciting shows announced for the spring

Sam Shaw member at Springwood Leisure Centre lifting weights

Falling in love with weightlifting helped Sam get her confidence back

20 September 2023

She hasn't looked back since becoming a member at Springwood Leisure Centre

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Success for Derby City Council at APSE Awards 2023

20 September 2023

Derby City Council has won an award for the Best Innovation or Demand Management Initiative at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards.

Person in care home

Have your say on plan to improve city’s health and care support services

19 September 2023

Derby citizens are being asked for their views on a proposed partnership to jointly deliver a range of health and care support services in the city.

Launch of public square near Condor apartments. L-r: David Williams, Cllr Baggy Shanker, Cllr Nadine Peatfield and Paul Morris, Director, St James Securities

First phase of Becketwell redevelopment complete

19 September 2023

A new public square, set to become the vibrant heart of the £200 million Becketwell scheme, has officially opened

Recycling covered in food waste at transfer station

Council launches campaign to cut cost of recycling contamination

18 September 2023

Derby City Council has revealed that the cost of processing and disposing of contamination (incorrect or dirty items) in recycling bins is currently costing £450,000 a year.

artists impression of improvements on Victoria and Albert Street. Funded by UK Government

Work starts to improve accessibility and boost active travel on two Derby streets

15 September 2023

Victoria Street and Albert Street are the next of Derby’s roads to receive an upgrade which will improve accessibility and boost active travel.

Marginal planting at Alvaston Park as part of the OCOR scheme

Flood defence benefits for plants and nature

15 September 2023

The Our City, Our River flood scheme isn't just about flood walls and a pumping station.

Clock outside Council House

Gold award for the Bemrose school

14 September 2023

A DERBY city school has been officially recognised for its work in supporting the mental health of pupils, staff and its community by achieving a gold-standard national award.

Judges gavel on table with open book

Landlord prosecuted after leaving residents in the cold

13 September 2023

Derby City Council’s Housing Standards team have successfully prosecuted a landlord for failing to provide adequate heating and hot water at one of his rental properties.

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Council responds to announcement of Alstom job losses

12 September 2023

Derby City Council is seeking talks with Alstom following an announcement that job losses are expected in Derby due to delays with future contracts.

Car using charging point

Thirteen Midlands Councils to apply for £39.3m to get more chargers onto our streets

8 September 2023

The Midlands has come together to create two partnerships across the region to successfully submit a bid for the Government’s Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund.

metal footbridge spanning over river.

New proposals to maintain access to Darley Abbey Mills

7 September 2023

Derby City Council is looking at proposals to keep bridge access to Darley Abbey Mills open.

Gavel

Derby business owner prosecuted over production and sale of counterfeit T-shirts

6 September 2023

Derby City Council’s Trading Standards team has successfully prosecuted a man for the sale of counterfeit printed t-shirts.

Council House at night

Proposed scheme to deliver efficient affordable homes in city centre

6 September 2023

If plans are approved, new affordable homes will be available to rent by late 2025.

The former Victorian Ironworks, previously the Rolls-Royce heritage museum, now the home of Great Northern Classics

Funding to support innovative new classic vehicle hub

5 September 2023

Based in the former Victoria Ironworks, which until recently housed the Rolls-Royce Heritage Centre, Great Northern Classics will be a hub for the restoration of classic cars.

Aerial view of Derby

Council loan could kick start transformation of city centre properties

4 September 2023

A proposed scheme by private developers would see buildings bought and refurbished to provide residential units, office space, retail and hospitality units.

Todd Boyce

Corrie baddie, Todd Boyce announced as Mother Goose panto star

4 September 2023

The latest baddie to walk the Coronation Street cobbles, Todd Boyce will be joining the cast of this year’s Derby Arena panto Mother Goose as the fowl-playing, Demon Vanity.

Road works warning triangle

Have your say on plans to make Ashbourne Road safer

4 September 2023

Residents are being encouraged to have their say on proposed plans to make part of Ashbourne Road safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.

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School building concrete safety concerns

1 September 2023

The Council's statement on concerns about buildings that contain Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC).

The new labour cabinet.

100 days of Labour administration

1 September 2023

Leader of Derby City Council, Cllr Baggy Shanker has reflected on the first 100 days of the Labour administration.

Crowds at the Darley Park Weekender. Credit Mark Dunn

Over 15,000 turn out for spectacular Darley Park Weekender

30 August 2023

With pop and classical superstars as well as a guest appearance by everyone’s favourite panto Dame, Morgan Brind, Derby LIVE are celebrating another successful Darley Park weekender event.

Child looking at parent

You could change a life by fostering

30 August 2023

You could become a foster carer with Derby City Council and help change the lives of children and young people in the community.

Derby Artist, Todd Jerm

Normanton Road Raised Planters go from eyesore to eye catching thanks to new mural

29 August 2023

A prominent section of Normanton Road has been given a boost from nature thanks to a series of new murals inspired by young people in the local community.

Devolution stakeholder event

Local stakeholders meet with council bosses to discuss East Midlands devolution plans

29 August 2023

Local leaders from a range of sectors came together this month to discuss the progress of East Midlands devolution, as plans to give the region extra powers and funding gather pace and momentum.

Darley Park Weekender 2024 poster

The Darley Park Weekender is coming back for 2024

25 August 2023

It has become a landmark event in the Derby calendar

Youth Mayor exchange trip to Osnabruck

Youth exchange celebrates anniversary of peace treaty

24 August 2023

Five former Derby Youth Mayors represented the city at an International Youth Exchange to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of a historic peace treaty.

Council House exterior

Capita data breach investigation update

24 August 2023

An update on the Capita information security incident.

Safe to Play campaign logo

Council backs campaign to keep children ‘Safe to Play’ within sport

23 August 2023

Every child and young person has a right to have fun and enjoy taking part in activities without the risk of being harmed or abused.

The Darley Park Weekender events images.

Everything you need to know about the Darley Park Weekender 2023

22 August 2023

The three-day musical extravaganza takes place this weekend.

Free weights at Moorways gym - August 2023

Fitness suite at Moorways Sports Village set to be extended

21 August 2023

A £250,000 refurbishment will provide more stations to meet community demand.

Council House exterior

Derby City Council shortlisted for APSE Overall Council of the Year 2023

17 August 2023

Derby City Council has been shortlisted for The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Overall Council of the Year.

outline of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire on blue background.

Interim Chief Officer of East Midlands Devolution Programme Announced

10 August 2023

Mark Rogers has been appointed as the Interim Chief Officer of the East Midlands devolution programme.

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Electoral Commission cyber-attack

9 August 2023

On 8 August, Derby City Council was made aware that the Electoral Commission had been the victim of a cyber-attack.

Picture of outdoor cinema Aug 2023

A Resounding Success for Outdoor Theatre and Cinema Season

9 August 2023

Audiences enjoyed the 2023 Outdoor Theatre and Cinema season at Markeaton Park in Derby.

Computers inside Imbue tech and gaming hub for children with SEND in Derby

State-of-the-art tech learning hub for children with SEND opens in Derby

7 August 2023

Imbue is a gaming and tech learning hub for young people aged from eight to 18.

mum breastfeeding baby

World Breastfeeding Week: Derby City Council supports breastfeeding families

4 August 2023

Derby City Council aims to create a city where mums feel welcome to feed their babies and are confident to breastfeed for as long as they choose.

the toyota junior marching band 2023

Toyota City Junior Marching Band to help celebrate twinning link

3 August 2023

Toyota City Junior marching band are going to be performing in three venues across Derbyshire as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the friendship and twinning link.

The new playground at South Avenue Park in Spondon

Derby park’s new playground is officially open

3 August 2023

Derby Parks has worked in partnership with Friends of Spondon Parks to improve what had become a dated and tired play area.

David Fletcher (DCC), Amit Chandarana (GBR), Cllr Baggy Shanker (DCC), Rachel North (DCC), and Keith Williams (GBR).

Great British Railways visit Derby for first Board meeting in the city

31 July 2023

The team working to design Great British Railways held its board meeting in GBR’s new home city for the first time on Wednesday 26 July.

Darley Park Concert 2022

Spectacular Darley Park Concert will top off a fabulous weekend of music

26 July 2023

The line-up for the concert has been announced

People reading books in library

Derby libraries could be operated by a Trust

25 July 2023

Two options for delivering library services in Derby are being recommended to Cabinet when it meets next month

Empty classroom

School uniform support for families in need

24 July 2023

Free school uniform items will be available for families who are struggling with the cost of living this summer.

School children road sign

Have your say on measures to tackle traffic issues at four city schools

21 July 2023

Residents, parents and carers of children at four schools are encouraged to have their say on measures to reduce traffic outside schools.

outline of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire on blue background.

£18m of funding for local transport, housing and skills as part of devolution plans

21 July 2023

Millions of pounds in funding, made possible because of plans for devolution in the East Midlands, has been agreed and will be spent on improving housing, transport and the skills of local people.

Person writing at table

Funding boost will help local people back into work

20 July 2023

Voluntary organisations working in Derby will benefit from a share of Government funding to deliver tailor-made programmes, supporting local people to find employment

A boy taking part in graffiti with Baby People during HAF

Derby’s free children’s holiday club programme returns for the summer

20 July 2023

The Derby Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme is back.

Road works warning triangle

Upgrades planned for one of Derby’s busiest roundabouts

19 July 2023

One of Derby’s busiest roundabouts is set for upgrades to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Alvaston Park lake

Derby Parks awarded Green Flag status as they are named among best in UK

18 July 2023

The accreditation is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

A foster mum offers a supportive shoulder as she comforts her teenage foster daughter

A career through Fostering Plus could change lives

17 July 2023

Derby City Council’s new Fostering Plus scheme offers fostering as a self-employed career.

CSI Tape fly-tipping

Campaign cuts city fly-tipping

14 July 2023

A total of nine streets, with high reported levels of illegal dumping were targeted

Family walking in a meadow.

Things to do this summer as a family

13 July 2023

Keep your family entertained this summer with a few things to do in Derby.

Person planting small tree in the ground

Hundreds of households eligible for free trees

13 July 2023

Hundreds of Derby households will be able to have their choice of new tree, as a new planting scheme begins.

Partners involved in Anti Social Behaviour Awareness Week with Cllr Dhindsa

City partners join forces for Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week

13 July 2023

Partners included the Business Improvement Districts, Derby City Council, Derbion, the Safer Neighbourhood Team, PCSOs and the Safe and Sound Charity.

Signage for the University of Derby Credit: Beth Walsh Photography

Funding unlocks support for local business

12 July 2023

Four local organisations will benefit from a share of £2.3m from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

mum and baby at a family hub

Join us for the launch of Derby’s Family Hubs

12 July 2023

There will be lots of free fun sessions and activities, plus a range of support for families, over the summer

Similar views of Allestree Park taken in November 2021 when rewilding project announced, and July 2023

Community rewilding starts to bloom at Allestree Park

11 July 2023

As Allestree Park enters its second summer of rewilding, the changes are really starting to show.

Council House exterior

£5.3m boost to help more disabled people into long-term work

10 July 2023

Thousands of citizens with disabilities and long-term health problems across Nottinghamshire and Derby are to be supported to find work

Alvaston library celebration week events August 2023: Frocks, socks and the orange fox; Biometrics 2

Book yourself some summer fun at Alvaston library

6 July 2023

There's plenty to keep everyone busy in a week-long programme of activities this August

Alvaston Park Community Fun Day

Alvaston Park Community Fun Day returns with an array of entertainment

6 July 2023

The annual summer event is organised by Alvaston Park Friends in partnership with Derby City Council.

chaddesden park playground

Two Derby parks to benefit from new playground equipment

5 July 2023

The playgrounds at Sinfin Moor Park and Chaddesden Park will be improved in line with the wishes of local communities.

Aerial view of Derby city

£270,000 from Department of Education to fund Staying Close offer in Derby.

5 July 2023

£270,000 has been accepted by Derby City Council from the Department of Education to help fund a Staying Close offer for care experienced young people.

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Derby Retro and Classic Car Show is a triumph

4 July 2023

Crowds of motor enthusiasts from across the region flocked to the Derby Retro and Classic Car Show on Sunday 2 July.

children sitting in a school classroom

Proposal to extend capacity of another Derby special school

4 July 2023

The Council aims to help all Derby children with SEND to 'live their best life'.

Clipboard with three ticks, and a pencil.

Residents urged to check voter registration details

3 July 2023

The annual canvass returns for 2023.

Silhouette of four people talking on a bench.

Taking a stand against Anti-Social Behaviour

3 July 2023

Derby City Council has joined a national campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) and keep people in Derby safe.

Irongate and Derby Cathedral

'Take a Peak' at why Derby is a great short break destination

30 June 2023

A new campaign will shine a light on everything the city has to offer.

Child playing with plasticine

Plans being considered to save Ashgate Nursery School

30 June 2023

A nursery school on the edge of Derby city centre which was earmarked for closure could be set to stay open.

Litter bin on street

Council to roll out waste management technology after successful trial

27 June 2023

Derby City Council’s street cleansing and grounds maintenance teams are rolling out new litter bin sensor technology, following a successful trial.

Damien Walters, Councillor Nadine Peatfield and Russell Rigby at the Aida factory

New film studio for Derby moves a step closer

26 June 2023

Derby City Council has completed the sale of the former Aida Bliss factory in City Road, which could be converted into film studios and a new stunt training academy

Outdoor cinema and theatre at markeaton park

There’s Much Ado as outdoor theatre and cinema returns

23 June 2023

Outdoor theatre and cinema returns to Markeaton Park

Councillor Carmel Swan, Louise Cresswell (EA), Dave Turnbull (EA), Sarah Banks (DCC), Murray Parker (DCC), and Alex McDonald (EA)

Brand new pumping station adds to Derby’s flood defence network

23 June 2023

Construction work has finished on the Mill Fleam pumping station, part of the Our City, Our River flood defence network.

Children playing in markeaton park paddling pool

Splash out for summer water play in our parks

23 June 2023

Water play in Derby Parks is open for families to enjoy

Ground maintenance team grass cutting

Cuts take their toll on grass cutting

22 June 2023

Due to recent budget cuts, resources for grass cutting are being stretched more thinly compared to previous years.

Children playing with football

Adoption East Midlands supports campaign to find adopters for children

22 June 2023

Adoption East Midlands is joining forces with agencies across the country to support a new #YouCanAdopt campaign to find families for children who wait the longest.

Parent with baby clapping

Derby secures funding to create ‘one-stop shops’ for family advice and support

21 June 2023

The city has been chosen as one of 75 areas to receive Government funding to launch Family Hubs.

Official artwork for Refugee Week 2023 by Murugiah

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Refugee Week in Derby

20 June 2023

This year is the 25th anniversary of Refugee Week, which celebrates the courage and creativity of people who are seeking safety.

Summer Reading Challenge 2023 artwork

Summer Reading Challenge brings free family fun to Derby libraries

20 June 2023

This year's challenge is themed around the power of play, sport, games and physical activity.

Windrush flag flying from a flag pole against blue, cloudy sky.

Marking Windrush 75 in Derby

19 June 2023

Derby is marking 75 years of Windrush on Thursday 22 June.

Two children carrying a stack of books in front of bookshelves

Council to explore sustainable models for libraries

19 June 2023

The Council is to explore new community models as it looks to future-proof library provision in the city

Morledge looking towards Derby Bus Station

Improvements lined up for more city centre streets

16 June 2023

Works are expected to start around the Morledge and Derby Station over the coming months.

Derby #InTheLoop

Derby joins In The Loop with new colourful bins to boost recycling on-the-go

15 June 2023

Bright, colourful and eye-catching bins have appeared in Derby, as a new on-the-go recycling initiative is launched by Derby City Council.

Chambers Touring proudly presents Sarah Millican Late Bloomer Tour 2023/4

Sarah Millican announces second Derby date – and Anything for Love returns

15 June 2023

Comedian Sarah Millican will return to Derby Arena in November 2024, while another top show is also coming back

Clock outside Council House

Monitoring report highlights key Council successes

14 June 2023

Report showcasing Council achievements at the end of 2022/23 will be presented to Cabinet on Wednesday 14 June.

Child enjoys craft during the Holiday Activity and Food Programme

Parents praise free holiday scheme that has welcomed thousands of Derby children

14 June 2023

Thousands of children have enjoyed free sessions as part of The Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme.

Aerial view of Derby city

Making the Council's budget work for Derby

14 June 2023

The new Leader of Derby City Council, Councillor Baggy Shanker, outlines his administration’s plans for dealing with the Council's budget.

Chellaston library

Six community hub ideas advance to next round

12 June 2023

The formal Expression of Interest process to identify organisations that can run services from community libraries has moved to the next stage

Social care assistant and resident

My Care Directory makes it simpler to find care and support services in Derby

9 June 2023

Derby City Council has a new website to help people access information about Adult Care services in the city.

large open field with wildflowers and bright blue sky.

New weather alert system launched ahead of summer weather

9 June 2023

A new weather-health alert system has been launched to provide early warnings to relevant sectors.

Artist's impression of Becketwell Performance Venue

Construction underway on Derby's new performance venue

8 June 2023

Derbyshire-based construction group Bowmer + Kirkland were awarded the contract to build the £45.8m performance venue in phase 2 of the Becketwell regeneration scheme

Aerial view of Derby city

New Integrated Care Strategy to help improve health care in Derby

8 June 2023

Cabinet members will be asked to approve the new Integrated Care Strategy for Derby and Derbyshire at next week’s Cabinet meeting on Wednesday 14 June.

Lonsdale House

Trailblazing partnership creates one-stop shop for business support in Derby

8 June 2023

A new partnership between Derby City Council, the University of Derby and East Midlands Chamber is set to benefit small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the city and beyond

Council House exterior

Update on plan to improve city’s SEND provision to go before Cabinet

6 June 2023

Work is underway to ensure children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities get the right support, in the right place, at the right time.

Irongate in the evening

Derby flies the Purple Flag again

6 June 2023

Derby retains its Purple Flag status for the 10th year running

Classic Car Show Markeaton Park

The Derby Retro and Classic Car Show returns

2 June 2023

One of Derby’s favourite summer events, the Retro and Classic Car Show, returns to Markeaton Park on Sun 2 Jul 2023.

Allestree Park in December 2021 before rewilding

More dates announced for public sessions about rewilding Allestree Park

2 June 2023

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has announced three dates for evening walks around Allestree Park in June, to find out more and share ideas about rewilding.

carol encourages people to not smoke on no smoking day 2023

Carol shares her tips as she celebrates quitting smoking after 42 years

31 May 2023

Spring 2023 marks three years since Carol Gilby said goodbye to cigarettes. The 59-year-old had been smoking for 42 years when she finally decided to quit.

Moorways sports village starting block

Talent development scheme welcomes new members

30 May 2023

Up-and-coming athletes in Derby are set to gain much-needed support as part of a sports talent development programme, with use of the facilities at Moorways Sports Village.

The new labour cabinet.

New Leader and Cabinet elected at Council AGM

24 May 2023

Derby City Council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place today, Wednesday 24 May.

Refurbished tennis courts at Alvaston Park

Refurbished tennis courts serve up sporting opportunities

23 May 2023

Tennis courts at three Derby parks have been refurbished to improve facilities for communities.

Artists impression of a large brick residential building on the corner of a paved, tree-lined street.

Planning permission granted for 112 new homes in Derby

22 May 2023

The green light has been given for 1122 new homes at the Castleward redevelopment.

Derby foster carers Sarah and Graham Pyman

Derby foster carers urge people to make a difference by joining them

19 May 2023

Derby City Council is appealing for people who could offer a safe and loving home to a young person to consider fostering.

Person riding bike

Council receives funding to make School Safe Haven Zones permanent

19 May 2023

School Safe Haven Zones aim to promote cleaner air, reduce congestion, improve road safety and increase levels of walking, wheeling and cycling around schools

the clock outside Derby city council house

Capita data breach investigation

18 May 2023

Derby City Council has been made aware of a data handling incident related to financial services software supplier, Capita.

Council chamber

Full Council to meet for first time since local elections

18 May 2023

Derby’s Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 24 May

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A fantastic first year for Moorways Sports Village

17 May 2023

The award-winning Moorways Sports Village is nearing one million visits as it prepares to celebrate its first anniversary.

Allestree Park in November 2021 before the start of rewilding

Save the dates for public sessions about rewilding Allestree Park

16 May 2023

Park users and the public are being asked for their views to help shape plans for rewilding Allestree Park.

Children brushing their teeth

Help look after your children’s teeth by joining our Smile Squad

15 May 2023

National Smile Month starts today

Derby Elections logo with a green tick in a box.

2023 Local Election results

5 May 2023

Derby’s first whole-Council elections in more than 20 years are over.

Furnished Connect Derby office

Connect Derby celebrates another successful year

3 May 2023

Connect Derby releases annual review

A new path and beds that have been created at Normanton Park

Exciting developments are underway in Derby’s parks this spring

3 May 2023

As many of us look forward to spending more time outdoors, work is being carried out to improve Derby’s parks and open spaces before the summer months.

Small white dog next to a polling station sign.

Election week: Make sure you’re ready to vote

2 May 2023

Everything you need to know before polling day.

Artwork for The Lost Boys' 2023 production of It's A Wonderful Life

The Lost Boys to bring It’s A Wonderful Life to Festive Derby this Christmas

28 April 2023

The inspirational and heart-warming classic is the latest exciting addition to this year's line-up

Mother Goose at Derby Arena

Applications for panto auditions are open now!

26 April 2023

The search is on for talented children who want to join the Junior Ensemble in Mother Goose at Derby Arena.

Musicians and the 'dragon' take part in celebrations for St George's Day 2023

Crowds flock to Derby to enjoy city’s St George’s Day celebrations

24 April 2023

The free city centre event featured a feast of entertainment with performances and activities for all the family.

Washable nappies on a table

Families could save over £1000 by swapping to washable nappies

24 April 2023

This Washable Nappy week, Derby City Council are encouraging families to try washable nappies.

Council house rear and River Gardens

See how Our City, Our River is about more than flood defences

21 April 2023

The Our City, Our River (OCOR) team are ready to make a splash at the Derby City Lab.

The Darley Park Weekender events images.

Exciting addition to the Ultimate 90s line up at The Darley Park Weekender

20 April 2023

The highlight of Derby's summer events calendar, The Darley Park Weekender is bringing the new show, Ultimate 90s to the weekend plus news on the new lineup.

Midland House

Sale of historic building to spark regeneration plans

20 April 2023

Plans to regenerate the area around Derby's rail station have taken a step forward

Lime eBikes in stand

Derby welcomes Lime e-bikes

19 April 2023

Lime launches fleet of e-bikes for hire in Derby to encourage more residents to embrace sustainable and affordable transport options.

A list with three tick boxes. The first two items, check photo ID and check polling station are ticked. The last item, remember to vote is left un-ticked

Make sure you have your say on 4 May

19 April 2023

The Council is urging all residents to head to the polls on 4 May 2023 to have their say in this year’s whole-Council local elections.

Vikki Townsend, holding her Client of the Month certificate and smiling

Livewell Client of the Month - April

19 April 2023

Vikki proves menopausal weight loss is possible

Irongate

Derby, Peak District and Derbyshire tourism receive new national status

12 April 2023

Visit Peak District, Derbyshire and Derby is one of 12 new LVEPs to be announced by Visit England.

Road works warning triangle

Derby receives funding to improve dangerous road

6 April 2023

Derby City Council has been awarded £475,000 through the third round of the Government’s Safer Roads Fund (SRF) to improve safety on Ashbourne Road which has been identified as high-risk.

Clock outside Council House

More ‘hub and spoke’ places will improve city SEND provision

6 April 2023

Derby City Council has set out its strategy to increase the number of school places available within the city for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

A turquoise bath with the caption Got 5? over the top in the middle. The caption your vote matters don't loose it and the Electoral Commission logo are in the bottom right hand corner.

Three reasons why you should register to vote

6 April 2023

Registering to vote doesn’t just allow you to have your say in the upcoming elections, there are other benefits which you might not be aware of.

Track cyclist Graham Truelove inside the Derby Arena velodrome

Veteran track cyclist Graham champions Derby Arena

5 April 2023

The keen track cyclist has been riding at the city’s velodrome since it opened, and visits at least twice a week.

A man is walking a white dog on a lead which is wearing an orange high vis harness

Guidance for businesses on assistance dogs and the law

4 April 2023

The Council is calling on all public places to ensure that assistance dogs are let onto their premises, or risk breaking the law.

Irongate

Proposed grants could bring makers and designers to the city centre

3 April 2023

Grants to convert city-centre properties into dedicated studios for creative businesses could be available for landlords and business owners.

Council House at night

More affordable homes proposed for Derby

31 March 2023

Plans for new affordable homes at the site of the former Warwick House care home and The Knoll, Village Street will go to Cabinet in April.

Colourful rainbow canopy art installed above shoppers heads in Iron Gate

Grant applications now open for creative projects to boost Derby city centre

31 March 2023

Grants are now available for individual artists, arts organisations and community groups that want to enhance Derby city centre

Logo for Women's Tour cycle race

Women’s Tour organisers announce postponement of 2023 event

31 March 2023

Stage Four of the international women’s cycle race was due to finish in Derby on June 10.

The Cathedral Quarter Ice Rink will be back for Festive Derby 2023

Cathedral Quarter Ice Rink will return for this year’s Festive Derby

31 March 2023

The ice rink was a popular destination for all ages last Christmas - and tickets for this year are on sale now.

Large presentations screen displaying Devolution for the East Midlands. There is are rows of seats in front of the screen.

Councils vote to move forward with £1.14 billion devolution proposals

30 March 2023

County and city councils in the East Midlands have agreed to move forward with devolution plans for the region worth at least £1.14 billion.

Mackworth Library

Formal process for ideas for community buildings now open

30 March 2023

The city’s not-for-profit organisations are being invited to formally register their interest in running a variety of services from ten council buildings.

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Changes at Darley Park Weekender promise a bigger and better experience for all

27 March 2023

This year’s Darley Park Weekender will see further improvements to enhance the audience experience.

Council House exterior

Derby City Council publishes gender pay gap

24 March 2023

The results show a positive change from 2021/22 figures.

Exterior of Sadler Bridge Studios

Property consultancy makes the move to Sadler Bridge Studios

22 March 2023

Multi-disciplinary practice Pick Everard has relocated its Derby office to Sadler Bridge Studios, part of the Connect Derby portfolio

Two Enterprise Car club cars, one blue and one grey, parked in a car club bay.

New car club for Derby

21 March 2023

The Council has joined forces with Enterprise to bring a new, accessible car club into the city, launching in the Spring.

New Allestree and Spondon shuttle bus routes announced

Two community bus services to launch next week

21 March 2023

Two new community bus services will launch on Monday 27 March keeping residents in Allestree, Darley and Spondon connected to their local communities.

Wendy Morton MP with a large group of young people in orange high vis jackets, stood in front of a train cab.

Derby wins Great British Railways competition for new rail headquarters

21 March 2023

Derby has been chosen by Government to be the new home of Great British Railways (GBR).

Derby at night

Derby a cleaner and safer city thanks to Safer Streets funding

20 March 2023

A multi-agency drive to make Derby safer for its residents is paying off, with burglary down by 29.8% and bike theft down by 18.4% in a year.

Judge's Gavel

Derby landlord fined for illegal eviction

20 March 2023

A landlord was prosecuted under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 following complaints made to Derby City Council’s Housing Standards team

Irongate looking up to cathedral

Celebrating a thriving industry for English Tourism Week

17 March 2023

English Tourism Week runs from 17 to 26 March and highlights an industry which brings around £450 million per year into Derby’s economy.

Football Hub groundbreaking with officers and partners

Work begins on the new Football Hub at Derby Racecourse

17 March 2023

A ground breaking ceremony has marked the official start of the £11.9m Football Hub project on Derby Racecourse.

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Top 10 family things to do in Derby this spring

16 March 2023

We’ve compiled our top 10 fun things to do in Derby with your family during the Easter break and beyond, with most being completely free or low cost.

A new LCD TFT screen displaying bus travel information

Derby’s bus stops get a makeover

16 March 2023

400 of Derby’s bus stops are getting a makeover, with works already completed at many locations.

Children enjoying a Holiday Activity and Food Programme session by Freedom Foundation

Derby’s free children’s holiday club programme returns for the Easter break

16 March 2023

Thousands of free holiday club places will be available to children in Derby during the Easter break thanks to the Derby Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF).

outline of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire on blue background.

City and county council leaders welcome Investment Zone announcement

15 March 2023

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced that 12 new Investment Zones will be created across the UK, including one in the East Midlands.

Derny motorbike rider with cyclist on an indoor track

Derby Arena Welcomes National Cycling Events

15 March 2023

In September 2023 National Madison and National Derny Championships will be hosted at Derby Arena.

Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust's Riverboat on the Derwent

The Derby Riverboat returns for April

14 March 2023

Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust Ltd are pleased to announce the opening of the new season to the public of its Derby Riverboat trip service on the river Derwent.

An aerial view of the new Oak Grange Primary School at Boulton Moor, which is under construction

Milestone in construction of new Derby primary school is celebrated

13 March 2023

A topping out ceremony has taken place to mark the progress made on the new Oak Grange Primary School at Boulton Moor.

Diggers in a quarry

Have your say in final stage of minerals plan consultation

11 March 2023

Local residents and businesses are invited to have their say in the final round of public consultation about a new Minerals Local Plan

outline of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire on blue background.

Public support for £1.14 billion East Midlands devolution plans

10 March 2023

The results of a consultation on devolution proposals for the East Midlands have been published, showing substantial support for the plans.

Council House from River Gardens

Derby gets #InTheLoop thanks to new funding

10 March 2023

Areas surrounding waterways in Derby will soon be adorned with colourful and eye-catching bins to help residents and visitors recycle when out and about.

St George's Day Dragon in The Market Place

Dragons and knights will take to Derby’s streets for St George’s Day

10 March 2023

The city’s annual St George’s Day celebrations will take place on Saturday 22 April.

The 2022 Women's Tour cycle race

Derby to host Women's Tour of Britain for first time

9 March 2023

The UK’s leading international women’s cycle race will finish in the city on Saturday 10 June.

Naughty Meg event artwork.

Naughty Meg and the Christmas Elves are announced for Festive Derby 2023

9 March 2023

Those mischievous and marvellous Babbling Vagabonds’ will be back for the festive season with Naughty Meg and the Christmas Elves.

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Livewell March Client of the Month

9 March 2023

The March client of the month is Carl who is celebrating eight months smoke free after 60 years of smoking up to 25 cigarettes a day.

An artist impression of the proposed Drewry Lane townhouses

City centre car park to be redeveloped into affordable homes

8 March 2023

Derby City Council has revealed plans to build new affordable homes on an under-used city centre car park.

A turquoise bath with the caption Got 5? over the top in the middle. The caption your vote matters don't loose it and the Electoral Commission logo are in the bottom right hand corner.

Register to vote before it’s too late

8 March 2023

Residents will be heading to the polls on Thursday 4 May for the Derby’s largest local elections in recent memory. Anyone planning to vote must be registered by Monday 17 April.

Photo of pathway between brick flood wall and metal railing with trees around. Below is an artists impression of the same path with new black railings on the right and a new brick flood wall to the left.

Next steps outlined for Our City, Our River at Derby Riverside

7 March 2023

Proposals for Derby Riverside head to Cabinet next week.

Teacher teaching class

Strategy to increase SEND provision in Derby to reach next stage

7 March 2023

Plans are in place to implement the next phase of Derby City Council’s strategy to increase the provision available for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in the city.

Coronation Logo

Plans for the coronation of His Majesty The King and her Majesty the Queen Consort

6 March 2023

On Saturday 6 May, the country and commonwealth will mark a historic day.

Win don't bin campaign from Love Food, Hate Waste.

Win. Don’t bin this Food Waste Action Week

6 March 2023

Derby City Council is proud to support this year’s Food Waste Action Week campaign, encouraging residents to waste less and save more

Council House exterior

Changes coming to customer services

6 March 2023

The Council cabinet has approved proposals to streamline the way the Council’s customer service team help citizens.

Council House from River Gardens

Council agrees its budget for 2023/24

3 March 2023

Full Council agreed the Council’s budget for 2023/24 when they reconvened yesterday.

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Over 6053 food parcels distributed in winter 2022

3 March 2023

The Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance has provided an update as we pass the halfway point on their cost-of-living campaign.

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Rising stars urged to apply for sponsorship to become Sporting Champions

2 March 2023

Aspiring athletes have until Monday 13 March to apply for Everyone Active's Sporting Champions scheme, and gain much-needed support for training at Moorways Sports Village.

Great British Spring Clean 2023

Derby City Council backs Keep Britain Tidy’s bid to show pride in community

2 March 2023

Derby City Council is today encouraging residents and businesses in Derby to pledge to do their bit to clear up the litter in the city during the Great British Spring Clean 2023.

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Warm coat appeal success in Derby

1 March 2023

The recent Warm Coat appeal statistics have recently been revealed and show that, due to the generosity of people in Derby, it was a massive success.

Clock outside Council House

Next steps for the Council's budget

28 February 2023

Following yesterday's vote Group leaders will now meet to explore options for a balanced budget.

Image of comedian Jack Whitehall for an upcoming tour.

Comedy superstar Jack Whitehall chooses Derby Arena for one of his new ‘warm up’ show

27 February 2023

Catch comedian, actor, presenter, and writer extraordinaire Jack Whitehall as he test drives his brand-new material at Derby Arena on Tuesday 21 March, 8 pm.

Smart Meter

Additional Energy Bill Support Scheme launched

27 February 2023

Applications to the Government’s Energy Bills Support Scheme – Alternative Funding (EBSS AF) have opened today.

Midland House

Council loan could unlock plans to regenerate area around Derby station

24 February 2023

A Council loan to a regeneration firm who want to acquire a landmark building could spark a transformation of the city’s Railway Conservation Area

Getinge’s new HQ at St Modwen Park Derby. A large warehouse surrounded by carpark.

Swedish manufacturer to establish UK head office in Derby

24 February 2023

Swedish medical technology manufacturer Getinge plan to establish a new headquarters at St Modwen Park, Derby.

Aerial view of Derby Council House, Riverlights, Eagle Market, Derbion

Council listens to concerns in final budget proposals

23 February 2023

The Council's final budget proposals have been adjusted to address concerns raised by the people who live, work, and care for people in Derby.

Ukraine Flag

Peace procession to mark first anniversary of war in Ukraine

23 February 2023

Commemorations to mark the first anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine will be held in Derby City Centre this week and all are welcome.

Brokern cigarette

No Smoking Day: Smokers unaware that quitting smoking will reduce risk of dementia

23 February 2023

Smokers in Derby City Council are being urged to give quitting a go ahead of No Smoking Day (8th March), as research shows those who smoke are more likely to develop dementia.

LGC 2023 awards logo

Derby City Council shortlisted for children’s services award

23 February 2023

Derby City Council has been shortlisted in the Children’s Services award category in the 2023 LGC Awards.

Derby Elections logo with a green tick in a box.

Everything you need to know about voter ID at the upcoming Local Elections

22 February 2023

Local elections are taking place on Thursday 4 May, and they are going to be slightly different to previous elections – here are a few reasons why.

Buses at Derby Bus Station

Bus station improvements to begin next week

20 February 2023

Starting next week, work will begin to install a number of improvements at Derby Bus Station which will enhance passenger journeys through access to improved, real-time travel information.

Big Family Read dinosaur artwork for the 2023 campaign.

Roar-some reads for all the family!

17 February 2023

Let's go on a dinosaur discovery adventure with Derby Libraries’ Big Family Read. Join in from Mon 20 Feb to Sat 1 Apr with the ROAR-some reading theme of dinosaurs.

Two people manufacturing a train

Applications now open for funding to support local business

16 February 2023

Experienced business support organisations are invited to bid for funding to deliver programmes that will help the city's business grow and innovate

Dogs with owner in park

Free microchips for Derby Dogs

16 February 2023

The free service is available for all dog owners in the city. Just bring your furry friend and a form of photo ID with you.

Highland cows in Allestree Park

Allestree Park community rewilding work moo-ves forward

16 February 2023

The first stage of community rewilding work to transform Allestree Park into the UK’s largest urban rewilding space is set to begin, with the help of some familiar friends.

Director of public health, Robyn Dewis, getting her health check.

Free NHS health check for over 40s

16 February 2023

Those who are aged 40 to 74 can book an appointment for a free 40-minute NHS Health Check.

Muhammad Muntasir (right and Harman Kaur (middle) reading their declarations at the Council's AGM on 24 May 2023.

Derby's next Youth Mayor announced after over 10,000 young people vote

15 February 2023

Derby's new Youth Mayor and Deputy Youth Mayor have been elected.

Blagreaves Library

Council takes next steps to turn community library support into reality

14 February 2023

Councillors are to consider a recommendation to begin a formal Expression of Interest process to identify viable proposals to run services from community-managed library buildings

Volunteers at the community orchard that has been planted at Quarn Park in Derby

Four community orchards planted in Derby green spaces

10 February 2023

Derby City Council’s Parks Team has teamed up with Trees for Cities to create four community orchards across the city.

Aerial view of Derby

New strategic development partnership to push forward city centre regeneration

9 February 2023

Derby City Council is seeking to develop a long-term partnership with a strategic development partner to drive forward key regeneration sites within the city centre.

Derby Racecourse image of a grass football pitch

Derby Football Hub gets ready for kick-off

9 February 2023

The Football Hub awaits budget approval at the Cabinet meeting to progress the project.

Robin Peel and Ashley Barlow

Clients of the month - February 2023

8 February 2023

Client of the month from Springwood and Livewell.

Aerial view of proposed South Derby Growth Zone.

Next steps for major 4,500 home regenerations scheme

7 February 2023

Derby City Council’s Cabinet are set to grant powers and transfer funding to Derbyshire County Council to help deliver the South Derby Growth Zone.

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Proposed changes to Post-16 Home to School Travel Assistance

7 February 2023

Proposed changes to the way Derby City Council provides discretionary home to school travel assistance for eligible sixth form learners are to be considered by Cabinet members.

Two boys with racquets in a sports centre

Free or low-cost family fun in Derby this February half-term

6 February 2023

The half-term break is approaching and there is plenty going on around Derby to keep youngsters entertained.

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Last chance to have your say on budget proposals for people’s services

3 February 2023

There’s just one week left for anyone living, working or studying in Derby to have their say on Derby City Council’s people’s services proposals before the consultation closes.

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Don't fall foul of a fake vape

3 February 2023

Disposable vapes are also damaging our environment and counterfeit and non-compliant vapes could be harmful to your health.

Representatives from Derby City Council and Eurovia posing with spade.

Works underway on exciting city centre transformation

3 February 2023

Work has started to transform a series of key city centre streets as part of a range of improvements in Derby.

Council House exterior

First meeting in public for new Health and Care Partnership to confirm focus areas

3 February 2023

The first meeting in public of a new health and care partnership will take place in Derby next week and will agree on the three areas for focus as the partnership starts its work.

Councillor Robin Wood with award winners on Dignity Action Day

Dignity Action Day awards recognise those that champion dignity in Derby

2 February 2023

Organisations that work to promote and protect dignity have been recognised at the Derby Annual Dignity Tea, held by Derby Safeguarding Adults Board to mark Dignity Action Day.

Exterior of the Rolls Royce skills academy, formerly known as iHub

Rolls-Royce Submarines launches Nuclear Skills Academy in the House of Lords

1 February 2023

The Nuclear Skills Academy is the first of its kind in the UK and has funding to provide 200 apprentices each year for a decade

Warm Welcome Hubs

Warm Welcome Hubs open their doors across Derby

30 January 2023

Currently, there are over 50 Warm Welcome Hubs across the city.

East midlands council leaders signing devolution deal.

£6.97 million of funding for local transport, housing, and skills programmes

30 January 2023

£6.97 million in funding for local improvements in the East Midlands has been approved by the Government.

Clock outside Council House

Two weeks left to have your say on budget proposals for people’s services

24 January 2023

There are still two weeks left for residents to have their say on Derby City Council’s people’s services proposals before the consultation closes on Friday 10 February.

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Derby County Football Club to host winter warmth information event

20 January 2023

Join us at Derby County Football Club on Saturday 21 January 2023 from 1:00pm – 3:15pm for a winter warmth information event.

The group of girls taking part in Evergreen Collective's 2022/3 Winter HAF programme

Successful winter holiday scheme provides free fun and support to Derby children

19 January 2023

Thousands of free meals were provided during the Winter Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme, which offered 1,600 places to eligible children and young people in Derby.

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Dangerous Spondon shop closed for selling vapes to children

19 January 2023

Derby City Council’s Trading Standards team successfully closed a Spondon shop.

Artist's impression of Project Assemble learning theatre on site of Assembly Rooms

Derby secures Levelling Up funding to progress plans for Assembly Rooms site

18 January 2023

Derby has secured £20m Government Levelling Up funding towards an ambitious plan to redevelop the Assembly Rooms site.

Council House at night

Last chance to have your say on the Council’s budget proposals

17 January 2023

There is just over one week left for anyone living, working, or studying in Derby to have their say on the Council’s budget proposals for 2023-24.

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Great Winter Get Together fortnight begins to help tackle loneliness in Derby

17 January 2023

Derby City Council will be supporting the Great Winter Get Together campaign, run by the Jo Cox Foundation, to help tackle loneliness in Derby.

Illicit Tobacco on shop floor

Derby shop owner narrowly avoids prison after selling illicit tobacco

16 January 2023

The owner of a shop in Alvaston has scarcely avoided being sent to prison after being found guilty of selling illicit and counterfeit tobacco products from a premises on London Road.

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Derby residents will need photo ID to vote at elections in May

16 January 2023

Residents are being urged to check and make sure they have the right forms of ID and are ready to vote in May.

Chellaston library

Ideas invited for city community spaces

13 January 2023

Derby City Council is inviting proposals from groups who would be interested in delivering services within community library buildings

Multiple photos of Kathryn Hatswell, showing progress over time

Client of the month - January 2023

12 January 2023

Eight months after joining Livewell, the 67-year-old has lost nearly five stone, dropped four dress sizes and can now push her granddaughter’s buggy around the park.

Person installing insulation

Council plans bid for Homes Upgrade Grant Scheme

11 January 2023

Derby City Council is showing its commitment to decarbonisation with a bid for the Home Upgrade Grant 2 Scheme

A virtual cycling studio with state-of-the-art fitness bikes

New immersive fitness studio planned for Springwood Leisure Centre

11 January 2023

Plans are in place to create a new multi-functional fitness and activity studio at Springwood Leisure Centre to improve customers’ experience.

Mother Goose at Derby Arena

The magical Mother Goose will make an egg-selent Christmas at Derby Arena

10 January 2023

Pantomime lovers assemble, we’re delighted to announce that Mother Goose will be landing at Derby Arena this December.

Child playing with plasticine

Consultation under way to consider the future of Ashgate Nursery School

9 January 2023

Derby City Council is consulting on the future viability of Ashgate Nursery School, due to a combination of the impact of the pandemic and falling numbers of children on roll.

Blue badge parking sign on a post.

Improved Blue Badge parking bays to open in city centre

6 January 2023

New and improved Blue Badge Holder parking bays will open along Gower Street from Friday 13 January 2023.

The cast of Aladdin, the 2022 panto at Derby Arena, on stage. Credit: Robert Day

Theatre, ice-skating and festive fun drew bumper Christmas crowds to Derby

5 January 2023

Audiences flocked to fantastic shows, put on their skates and soaked up the Festive Derby atmosphere while they visited the city centre.

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Consultation on £1.14 billion devolution proposal ends on 9 January

5 January 2023

The public consultation about devolution plans for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Derby, and Nottingham will end on Monday 9 January.

People huddled outside looking at stars

Be starstruck and join the Star Party at Alvaston Park

5 January 2023

Alvaston Park welcomes back for the 13th year a heavenly evening of stargazing on Saturday 28 January.

Derby Live stage

Two shows back by popular demand at Derby Arena in 2023

4 January 2023

As the New Year begins, we are celebrating the successes of the live entertainment that adorned the Derby Arena stage in 2022.

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Launch of 52 Things to do before you're 5

31 December 2022

52 Things to do before you’re 5 is a new, exciting project aimed at families with children under five years old.

Council House at night

Derby City Council launches its budget consultation

22 December 2022

Anyone living, working or studying in Derby is urged to have their say as the Council has to make unprecedented savings in a very short space of time this year.

Riders taking part in the British BMX Championships at Alvaston Park in 2017

Derby chosen to host 2023 British BMX Championships

21 December 2022

British Cycling has confirmed the country’s best BMX riders will compete for the prestigious title of British champion at Alvaston Park next August.

A foster mum offers a supportive shoulder as she comforts her teenage foster daughter

Could you make a difference by becoming a specialist foster carer?

21 December 2022

Derby City Council's new Fostering PLUS scheme offers the chance to make fostering into a rewarding career.

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New scheme launches to help Derby's homeless

20 December 2022

Derby residents are being encouraged to give to local charities that work to provide practical support for people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

Connor and his mum Kayleigh got to meet some of the refuse team at Derby City Council's Stores Road depot

It's not all rubbish news!

19 December 2022

A kind gesture from a Derby City Council refuse collector 'meant the world' to young Connor.

Council House at night

Christmas and New Year opening arrangements for 2022

19 December 2022

Derby City Council has announced its Christmas opening hours for customers

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What's in place for people who are homeless or about to become homeless this winter?

14 December 2022

There is a range of support available all year round for those homeless or about to become homeless.

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Council proposes a balanced budget

13 December 2022

Derby City Council is proposing a balanced budget for the next financial year in the face of a ‘perfect storm’ of rising costs and inflation.

Chambers Touring proudly presents Sarah Millican Late Bloomer Tour 2023/4

Sarah Millican to return to Derby Arena with Late Bloomer Tour

13 December 2022

Comedian Sarah Millican is set to return to Derby in 2024 to treat audiences to her latest hilarious anecdotes after the success of her previous three visits to the city.

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Local leaders discuss £1.14 billion East Midlands devolution plans

13 December 2022

The Government has confirmed its commitment to supporting devolution for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Derby, and Nottingham

Food banks demand increases by 50% and Derby needs your help

12 December 2022

Recent figures have shown that Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance member food banks have seen a large increase in request for support this October.

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Top 12 family activities in Derby this December - and many are free!

8 December 2022

We know the rising cost of living means it’s a challenging time, so our fun-filled list has something for every budget - with many activities either discounted or free.

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Derby sees sad increase in stray dogs

7 December 2022

The number of stray dogs being collected in Derby has increased in recent months with a particular rise in elderly and unwell dogs being found.

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New e-bike scheme to be launched this Spring

6 December 2022

A new pay-as-you-go electric bike hire scheme is to be rolled out in Derby from Spring 2023

Illustrations by Julien Beresford and The Reading Agency for the Winter Mini Reading Challenge.

The Winter Mini Reading Challenge

5 December 2022

The Reading Agency is teaming up with the Science Museum Group for the Gadgeteers Winter Mini Challenge!

Christmas tree in Derby

Mayor of Derby’s Civic Carol Service

1 December 2022

The Mayor of Derby, Councillor Robin Wood invites you to join him for this year’s Civic Carol Service and embrace the magic of the festive period.

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World AIDS day reminds us of importance of early testing

1 December 2022

On World AIDS day Derbyshire and Derby City sexual health service is urging people to take advantage of a free, at home, HIV testing kit.

Christmas tree

Refuse teams will be taking a well earned break for Christmas 2022

1 December 2022

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

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New funding to increase SEND capacity

30 November 2022

Due to new SEND capital funding, there will be an increase in special educational needs and disability (SEND) school places in Derby City.

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Residents encouraged to visit Warm Spaces this winter

30 November 2022

Derby City Council will be launching a range of warm spaces throughout the city to help its residents beat the chill this winter.

Council house rear and River Gardens

Tough decisions ahead for balancing the Council's budget

30 November 2022

Derby City Council is making every penny stretch as far as it can, to close this year’s forecasted budget gap of £34 million.

A smiling boy taking part in painting activities

Free activities and meals for children as holiday scheme returns

25 November 2022

Derby City Council is working in partnership with Community Action Derby to provide a packed schedule of activities over the winter break.

Irongate shops

Shop local and park for just £2.50 all day

25 November 2022

Show your support for independent businesses on Small Business Saturday. The Council is offering a discounted all-day rate when you pay with MiPermit

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Police and Trading Standards team up to target underage knife sales

24 November 2022

Derby City Council's Trading Standards officers have joined Derbyshire Constabulary colleagues to carry out test purchases to check whether retailers would sell knives to underage customers.

Cost of living campaign logo

Successful Warm Coat Appeal is now open for collections

24 November 2022

Following the successful Warm Coat Appeal donations, we are now inviting those who need warm coats for their children to get in touch.

derby homes colleagues with slow cookers for cost of living crisis

Local companies supporting the most vulnerable this winter

23 November 2022

A host of local companies have donated over £28,000 to help those hardest hit this winter during the cost-of-living crisis.

Moorways Sports Village Water Park Picture by Everyone Active

Moorways Sports Village records huge customer numbers in first six months

21 November 2022

The state-of-the-art Moorways Sports Village has underlined its huge popularity by recording more than 400,000 visits in its first six months open.

artists impression of improvements on Victoria and Albert Street. Funded by UK Government

More city centre streets set to be transformed

18 November 2022

Victoria Street and Albert Street will be the latest to undergo improvements as part of the Council’s mobility programme, after proposals received over 350 responses in a recent consultation.

People attending the 2021 Family Festivities event

Free family festive fun at Markeaton Park this Christmas

17 November 2022

Families can enjoy a special day out at Markeaton Park in the run-up to Christmas. The free Family Festivities event takes place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December.

Marie Cheetham standing on a mountain with her partner and dog

Client of the Month - November

16 November 2022

Pregnancy joy for Marie who lost over a stone for IVF

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Gritting exposed: The truth behind winter maintenance in Derby

16 November 2022

The warm weather may seem like a distant memory, but we started our preparations for the coming winter during the summer to make sure we’re able to keep the city moving in colder weather.

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Thousands turn out for Derby’s Christmas Lights Switch-On

15 November 2022

Saturday's Christmas Light Switch-On event in Derby city centre was a huge success, drawing an estimated crowd of 5,000 people.

the clock outside Derby city council house

Meet your next boss over a cuppa at Derby Jobs Cafe

15 November 2022

The first in-person community event where job seekers can meet prospective employers in a relaxed setting takes place this week

outline of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire on blue background.

Consultation on £1.14 billion devolution plans begins

14 November 2022

A public consultation about devolution for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has begun.

warm welcome grants logo.

Warm Welcome Grant open for expressions of interest

11 November 2022

Voluntary, community, social and faith organisations are being invited to submit expressions of interest for the Warm Welcome grant.

Council House exterior

New partnership formed to help combat health inequalities in Derby

10 November 2022

Derby City Council has partnered with Community Action Derby to create the Derby Health Inequalities Partnership to engage and consult local communities in Derby

Girl ice skating

Festive Derby’s packed Christmas programme is bigger and better than ever

10 November 2022

From ice skating and live entertainment to tasty treats and seasonal shopping, Festive Derby has something for all the family.

Group of people in high vis jackets and hardhats inside large warehouse.

Construction milestone at new Derby centre for low-carbon research

10 November 2022

Initial construction has completed on a new Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Infinity Park Derby.

Aerial view of Derby city

Budget pressures mean difficult decisions lie ahead

10 November 2022

Halfway through the financial year, Derby City Council is no different to local authorities across the country as it rises to the challenge of continuing budget pressures.

Business owner Claire Zwozny Bestwick outside her garden shed office

Small Business Saturday tour rides in to showcase Derby firms

9 November 2022

Derby's independent businesses are to be put on the map to mark 10 years of an iconic campaign

derby feste 2021 Chorus.

Derby secures funding to boost city’s cultural future

9 November 2022

Derby City Council has been awarded £15,000 Arts Council England funding to develop a partnership which will build on the progress made during the previous City of Culture bid.

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Further support is here for households struggling with the rising cost of living

8 November 2022

A new online form has been launched for eligible residents to apply for financial support.

Alvaston Park Swans

Confirmed case of Avian Influenza in Derby

8 November 2022

We are aware of a confirmed case of Avian Influenza (bird flu) in a wild bird at a park in Derby.

Derby Arena exterior

Trilogy of tribute artists to join a busy Spring of entertainment at Derby Arena

7 November 2022

Derby Arena is the place to be this Spring for music lovers as three tribute shows are added to the programme.

Remembrance poppy on outside of Council House

Join us to commemorate Remembrance Sunday

4 November 2022

Everyone is welcome to come and pay their respects to servicemen and women who lost their lives during the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts.

Clock outside Council House

Public consultation on £1.14 billion devolution deal to begin in November

4 November 2022

A public consultation about the East Midlands devolution deal is due to take place from 14 November until 9 January next year.

Two chefs in a kitchen preparing food

Derby City Council reminds all food businesses that they must register with them

2 November 2022

Derby City Council’s Food and Safety team is calling for all new food businesses to register with them

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Derby's polling stations could be changing and you can have your say

1 November 2022

A new consultation on Derby's polling stations is now open!

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Warm coat appeal for Derby children this winter

1 November 2022

Derby City Council have launched a Warm Coat Appeal, to ensure good quality warm coats are available for the children of Derby this winter.

Christmas lights switch on 2021. Credit Graham Whitmore.

Christmas Lights Switch-On 2022 ushers in the festive season

27 October 2022

Watch as Derby is illuminated for the festive season as the Christmas Lights Switch-On event returns on Saturday 12 November.

Cllr Steve Hassall with new electric vehicle charging points.

New rapid electric vehicle chargers installed at Pride Park

26 October 2022

Five new rapid 50KW electric vehicle chargers have been installed at Pride Park.

British cyclists medals won

British cyclists trained at Derby Arena win impressive medal haul

25 October 2022

Great Britain’s top cyclists are celebrating international medal success in their latest competitions after training at Derby Arena.

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Council secures funding in community sports facilities bid

24 October 2022

There are exciting developments in the pipeline to boost grassroots football in Derby.

Council House at night

Consultation plans for East Midlands devolution deal plans to go to councils

24 October 2022

Detailed proposals about a devolution deal, and what it would mean for our area, are due to be discussed at key council meetings in around two weeks’ time.

Samuel Jones on Walter's Walkway

Temporary footbridge opens, re-linking Darley Village and the Mills

21 October 2022

On Thursday 6 October, residents and businesses alike rejoiced as the new temporary footbridge across the River Derwent in Darley Abbey was officially opened.

Aladdin: Derby Arena Friday 9 to Saturday 31 December. Book your tickets: £30 to £18. Best Dame Award Winner Morgan Brind as Widow Twankey. Cold Feet and the Masked Singer's John Thomson as Abanazar. Kristian Cunningham as Aladdin.

The full Aladdin cast has been announced – oh yes it has!

21 October 2022

Joining Cold Feet star John Thomson and the British Panto Awards ‘Best Dame’, Morgan Brind, will be Little Wolf favourite Kristian Cunningham.

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Noisy neighbour has speakers seized following complaints

20 October 2022

The resident was also ordered to pay over £700 in costs and given a criminal behaviour order.

Child climbing over soft play

Top 12 things to do this October half term

20 October 2022

Thinking of what to do with the kids this October half term? Here are 12 ideas in Derby.

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Derby City Council's statement on Great British Railways

19 October 2022

“Clearly it is disappointing for Derby and for the other competing locations to hear that the announcement been delayed."

Man sat on bed with head in hands in the dark

Free Mental Health First Aid Training

18 October 2022

Free training is being offered to people who want to feel confident supporting family members, friends and neighbours with their mental health.

Work begins on new public square at Becketwell

18 October 2022

A major regeneration scheme in Derby has taken another step forward after construction work began on a new public square in the city centre

Remembrance poppy on Council House

This year’s City Centre Remembrance commemorations announced

17 October 2022

Derby City Council is pleased to announce that preparations are underway for this year’s Remembrance commemorations.

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AEM is encouraging adopters to come forward as part of National Adoption Week

17 October 2022

Adoption East Midlands and Derby City Council are proud to support National Adoption Week 2022 and are urging people to come forward and consider adoption.

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Be spooky and safe this Halloween

17 October 2022

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.

Does my recycling really make a difference? Yes!

Recycle Week: This year Derby is getting real about recycling

17 October 2022

This Recycle Week, Recycle Now and Derby City Council are getting real, about where we are, where we want to be and how we’re all going to get there, together.

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New website launched to help assist with cost of living crisis

14 October 2022

To help people with the cost of living, Derby City Council has partnered with Community Action Derby, and Derby Homes to create an online hub with advice about the cost of living.

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Launch of new fostering film

12 October 2022

In collaboration with 56 local authorities including Derby City Council, a short film called Childhood has been created to raise awareness of fostering.

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£2.3m in household support distributed.

12 October 2022

Council distributes £2.3m in help but 10% of households have still not redeemed their vouchers

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Local Government Boundary Commission has submitted its recommendations for Derby

10 October 2022

Derby’s wards are changing after new proposals from the Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC) were announced.

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Try one thing to Get Online this October

10 October 2022

This year’s Get Online Week coincides with the launch of Derby Libraries’ partnership with the Good Things Foundation to provide free mobile data, texts and calls to people in need

Alison Salthouse at National Masters Track Championships 2022 in Newport

Track cycling medal success puts Derby Arena on the map

10 October 2022

Derby Arena is entering its gold, silver and bronze age, with track cyclists who train there winning a haul of medals in national and international competitions since the summer.

Aerial view of Derby city

Hate has no place in Derby

8 October 2022

Our communities are coming together for Hate Crime Awareness Week to send out the message that hate has no place in our city.

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Archaeological Survey at the Racecourse

7 October 2022

A survey is to be completed on the Racecourse to determine any archaeological interest, prior to further progress of the Derby Football Hub.

Foster Family

Show your appreciation this Sons and Daughters Month

7 October 2022

This Sons and Daughters Month we are joining The Fostering Network to celebrate the incredible difference that young people make to the lives of those who are joining their families.

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Successful Castleward development ready for phase four

6 October 2022

Derby City Council is set to acquire more land for the next phase of the Castleward redevelopment project.

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Hundreds flock from around the UK for Derby Folk Festival

5 October 2022

Derby Folk Festival was welcomed back for the 16th instalment this past weekend and people turned out in force.

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Derby Celebrates Kinship Care Week 2022

4 October 2022

This week celebrates Kinship Care Week, celebrating relatives and friends caring for children.

Council House at night

Residents urged to feed back on council services

4 October 2022

Derby citizens are being encouraged to share their views in the Derby City Council Citizens Survey.

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Mark urges Derby people to quit smoking and start saving this Stoptober

1 October 2022

Heavy smoker, Mark Cottrill quit his 60 a day cigarette habit and shed more than four stone since joining the Council’s Livewell service in March.

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Derby City Council launch Home to School transport consultation

30 September 2022

Derby City Council is launching a 12-week consultation to encourage people to share their views on a proposal to change home to school travel assistance.

Illicit Tobacco on shop floor

Illegal Tobacco Disruption in Derby: Protecting Consumers, Safeguarding Businesses

30 September 2022

Almost 400,000 cigarettes and over 100kg of hand-rolling tobacco have been seized by the team.

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Outcome of Eastwood Drive traffic management consultation issued

29 September 2022

The findings of a 12-week consultation on plans to deal with parking, speed and traffic volume concerns near Eastwood Drive/North Street have now been issued.

The Guildhall Theatre in Derby Market Place

Derby Sales and Information Centre to move to Guildhall Theatre

29 September 2022

Derby City Council’s Sales and Information Centre is on the move.

New advanced manufacturing research centre at Infinity park, Derby

Progress made on new nuclear manufacturing and research centre site

27 September 2022

The new Nuclear AMRC Midlands site progresses after a successful interim period in the iHub at Infinity Park.

Livewell client of the month - Sept - Gary Fisher

Client of the Month - September

26 September 2022

11 months ago 57-year-old Gary Fisher could barely run for a bus, now he can jog 21km (or 13.1 miles) non-stop!

Dance performances for Derby Folk Festival Fringe

Derby Folk Festival to turn the city into hub of live entertainment

26 September 2022

Derby Folk Festival is back for the sixteenth instalment this weekend, and the Fringe programme has now been announced.

Performance by Hoverla dance troupe

Normanton library celebrates with a week of events

26 September 2022

A week of special celebration events will showcase what the Derby library offers

Rolls-Royce Nuclear Skills Academy

Rolls-Royce Submarines opens Nuclear Skills Academy

26 September 2022

A first-of-its-kind academy that aims to create a dedicated pipeline of talent generated huge interest across the UK

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New Derby citizens swear allegiance to the King

22 September 2022

New citizens to Derby have sworn their allegiance to the new King, His Majesty King Charles III, for the first time.

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Stoptober: Karen celebrates one year smoke free

22 September 2022

Karen celebrates one-year smoke free this Stoptober and urges other smokers in Derby to join the Council’s Livewell service to get support.

Springwood leisure centre celebrates 25 Years of opening

Springwood celebrates 25 Years

22 September 2022

Springwood celebrates 25 years of opening with a free activity day.

Housing estate

Shared accommodation under review

21 September 2022

Derby City Council’s planning team is carrying out a review of homes which have been converted into shared accommodation to see whether it needs more powers to regulate them.

Aerial view of Derby

Derby joins UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities

21 September 2022

Derby has been accepted as members of UNESCO’s Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC)

Irongate looking up to cathedral

Still time to share ideas on the vision for Derby

20 September 2022

Residents, businesses and visitors can join in Derby City Council’s conversation about the future of the city

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Arrangements for the reading of the Proclamation in Derby

10 September 2022

Arrangements have been made locally to mark the accession to the throne of His Majesty King Charles III with the reading of the Proclamation on Sunday 11 September.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 1926 to 2022.

Statement from the Mayor of the City of Derby, Councillor Robin Wood

10 September 2022

It is with much sadness that we have learned of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

HM Queen Elizabeth II book of condolence

How the city can share their condolences on the death of Her Majesty

8 September 2022

Tributes and events following the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 1926 to 2022.

Derby City Council's statement on the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

8 September 2022

It is with great regret that we hear of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Aerial view of Derby

Transformation of the Eastern Gateway set to take a step forward

6 September 2022

Derby City Council’s Cabinet is expected to approve final funding and delivery arrangements so work can start on improving a key gateway to the city centre.

Council House from River Gardens

Council takes action to manage £10 million overspend

6 September 2022

Rising inflation plus increases in energy, fuel and other costs are creating a ‘perfect storm’ of pressures on Derby City Council’s budget.

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Works to begin on temporary footbridge for Darley Abbey Mills

1 September 2022

On Monday 5 September, work will get underway to put a temporary footbridge in place above the existing Darley Abbey Mills Bridge.

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Residents urged to Recycle it right this September

31 August 2022

Derby City Council is urging residents to think twice about what they’re putting in their blue bins in a bid to reduce costly contamination.

Artist's impression of St Peter's Street

Transformation to begin on city centre streets

31 August 2022

Key streets in Derby are set to be transformed as part of Derby City Council's Mobility Programme.

Household Support Fund

Call for Derby residents to apply for the Household Support Fund

31 August 2022

The Household Support Fund provides financial support for vulnerable households in most need of support to help with significantly rising living costs.

East midlands council leaders signing devolution deal.

£1.14 billion devolution deal for the East Midlands

30 August 2022

The Government has confirmed that a £1.14 billion devolution deal is on offer for the East Midlands, covering Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Derby, and Nottingham.

Fireworks above Darley Stage 2022

The successful Darley Park Weekender returns for 2023

30 August 2022

After another successful year, The Darley Park Weekender will return in 2023, boasting an all-new event.

Aerial view of Derby city

More time to talk about the vision for Derby

26 August 2022

Derby residents, visitors and businesses now have until 21 September to have their say on what they would like to see happen in Derby's city centre

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Needing ideas for the Bank Holiday – join us at The Darley Park Weekender

24 August 2022

The sun will be out, so make the most of the Bank Holiday right here in Derby. The Darley Park Weekender will be taking over the beautiful natural amphitheatre of Darley Park.

Aerial view of Bass's Recreation Ground with new pumping station site marked out. Logos of Derby City Council, European Union Regional Development Fund, and JBA Consulting.

Works well underway on new pumping station

22 August 2022

The final stages of the Munio Project, part of the Our City, Our River (OCOR) programme, are well underway.

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Enjoy Ice Skating at Festive Derby whatever the weather

19 August 2022

The ice rink will be covered so families can get their skates on, whatever the weather!

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Council to begin monitoring journey times with ANPR

18 August 2022

As part of the Roadside NO2 project, Derby City Council will be installing 27 ANPR cameras across 12 sites in the city to monitor journey times through key areas.

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Burst Water Main on Agard Street

17 August 2022

A water main has burst on Agard Street in the early hours of Wednesday (17 August) morning.

Derby's Mayor, Councillor Robin Wood, with some DALS learners at the presentation event at Council House

Derby’s adult learners celebrate achievements with special presentation

16 August 2022

Adult learners with learning difficulties attended a special presentation event at the Council House to celebrate their achievements

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Roof restoration of Derby Market Hall now complete

16 August 2022

The first phase of Derby’s historic Market Hall transformation into a destination fit for the future is now complete

E4E Arshad Iqbal with Da Vinci Academy principal Katie Roberts and Year 10 Students

E4E recognised for achievements in helping young people

15 August 2022

A CAREERS initiative created to help inspire young people in Derby has been shortlisted for a regional award.

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COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund second application window

15 August 2022

Derby City Council will be running a second application window for the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund.

Rail Minister Wendy Morton with local MPs and Council Leader Chris Poulter at Derby train station Aug 2022

Cross-party support for Derby’s bid to be new rail HQ

15 August 2022

MPs from across the region have written to the Transport Secretary in support of Derby’s bid to host the new headquarters of Great British Railways

Group shot of Rail Minister Wendy Morton MP with Cllr Chris Poulter, young rail professionals, and key stakeholders from the region.

Rail Minister visits Derby as part of Great British Railways competition

12 August 2022

Rail Minister Wendy Morton MP visited Derby this week as part of the Great British Railways competition.

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All aboard the Derby river boat as Trust launches passenger trips

11 August 2022

River boat trips in Derby city centre will launch for passengers on Sunday 21 August, Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust Ltd (DSCT) has announced.

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Derby Adult Learning Service achieve ‘Good’ OFSTED inspection

10 August 2022

We are extremely proud to announce that after a recent OFSTED inspection, Derby City Council Derby Adult Learning Service (DALS) have achieved a ‘Good’ rating for all services and performance.

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Next generation of rail professionals back Derby’s bid for Great British Railways

9 August 2022

Derby’s bid to be the home of Great British Railways is receiving support from young people across the region, as the public vote enters its final week.

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Three new spectacular shows this spring at Derby Arena

8 August 2022

Derby Arena will play host to three newly announced shows this Spring as we prepare our 2023 programme.

Panoramic shot of election count at Derby Arena.

Annual Electoral Canvass returns to Derby

3 August 2022

Derby’s annual electoral canvass is underway and residents are urged to check their voter registration details.

A photo of the GMI group holding a banner that says 'grainger plc' as they celebrate the Topping out stage of the Becketwell development.

Major milestone reached at new £37m residential development in Derby city centre

2 August 2022

Landmark topping-out stage reached on new 259 Build to Rent (BTR) apartment development under construction by GMI for St James Securities and Grainger plc.

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Council splashes out on free leisure for children in care

2 August 2022

From this month children growing up in foster care in Derby can swim and enjoy the city’s leisure centres for free, thanks to new membership offers set up by the City Council.

Aerial view of Derby Council House, Riverlights, Eagle Market, Derbion

Join in the conversation to reimagine Derby city centre

1 August 2022

Derby residents, visitors and businesses are invited to have their say on a new vision for the city centre in person at a pop-up shop on St James Street.

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August Client of the Month – Lisa Shaw

1 August 2022

That’s why we’re awarding our August Client of the Month Award to mum of three, Lisa Shaw from Mickleover.

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Awe-Inspiring Artwork Set To Visit Derby Cathedral

29 July 2022

Visitors to Derby Cathedral this autumn will be able to experience an astronaut’s view of the world when the stunning ‘Gaia’ artwork comes to the city as part of its worldwide tour.

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Festive fun with the Babbling Vagabonds now on sale

29 July 2022

Plans for another fantastic Festive Derby are well underway and tickets are now on sale for one of the main events in Derby this December.

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Everything you need to know about The Darley Park Weekender

28 July 2022

The Darley Park Weekender is back and bigger than ever, returning this August bank holiday with a mix of music and family events.

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New images reveal temporary Darley Mills bridge

27 July 2022

New images and timescales have been released for the installation of a temporary bridge at Darley Mills.

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Derby to bid for leading road cycle races

27 July 2022

Derby City Council has been invited to bid to host the Tour of Britain, Women's Tour and Cycle Race Tour Series

Infinity Park Innovation Centre

Rolls-Royce Nuclear Skills Academy set to open doors this autumn

26 July 2022

A new academy dedicated to nuclear training is set to welcome its first set of apprentices this autumn at Infinity Park.

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Six Derby Parks scoop coveted Green Flag Award

26 July 2022

Six of Derby City Council’s parks have been recognised

Allestree Park view taken November 2021 after closure of golf course

Next steps for rewilding Allestree Park

26 July 2022

More than 2,000 people have given their views and ideas about how Allestree Park could look when it’s transformed into the UK’s largest urban rewilding space.

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Operators invited to run new Derby e-bike scheme

26 July 2022

Cycle hire operators are being invited to deliver a new e-bike share scheme in Derby to provide the public with more travel choice.

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£1.7 million invested in making Derby safer

26 July 2022

Derby City Council has been awarded almost £750,000 from the Home Offices’ latest Safer Streets Fund. It brings Derby’s total Safer Streets Fund allocation to £1.7m.

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Tell us how Derby bus services can be improved

18 July 2022

The Council wants to hear from the public how bus service improvements can be delivered in Derby

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Heatwave set to hit as Met Office issue red warning

15 July 2022

The Met Office has issued a red warning for extreme heat starting on Sunday 17 July.

Christmas lights switch on 2021. Credit Graham Whitmore.

A cool Christmas as Derby's ice rink returns

13 July 2022

Plans are being finalised to mark the festive season in the city with an offer which sees the return of the much-loved Market Place ice rink.

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Temporary footbridge proposed for Darley Abbey Mills

13 July 2022

A temporary replacement footbridge at Darley Abbey Mills could give access to pedestrians and cyclists and be delivered quickly, if approved by Cabinet

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A new splash of colour for Alvaston canal path

12 July 2022

A large colourful mural has been lovingly painted on the underside of the canal bridge off London Road.

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Derby City Council amongst first set of Councils to get new powers from government

11 July 2022

Derby City Council has been successful in obtaining government permission to use cameras to enforce moving traffic restrictions.

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The Top Ten Tips for the Summer Holidays in Derby

11 July 2022

It won’t be long before the bell rings and school is out for summer, so we’ve put together this handy guide for how to keep the kids entertained.

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Meet the Queen's Baton Bearers for Derby

8 July 2022

Let us introduce you to our fantastic baton bearers!

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Derby Folk Festival day tickets for 2022 now on sale

8 July 2022

Derby Folk Festival will take place between 30 September and 2 October

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Hundreds of pristine Retro and Classic Cars line Markeaton Park

8 July 2022

This year's Derby Retro and Classic Car Show on Sun July 3rd was a smashing success as enthusiasts from all over the country brought their noteworthy automobiles to Markeaton Park.

£150 Energy Rebate

New changes to speed up energy rebate payments

7 July 2022

We're making changes to speed up payment of the Government’s £150 energy rebate. Apply online before 10am on Monday 11 July, or receive it in vouchers you can exchange for cash.

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Supporting Derby children with free meals and activities

7 July 2022

Supporting Derby children entitled to a free school meal with free activities and food over summer.

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Multi-million pound boost for specialist school provision

6 July 2022

Cabinet will be asked to approve proposals on how to spend more than £8million from the Government SEND Capital grant

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Forest for the Future events will spark climate conversations

6 July 2022

The family-friendly events will start conversations about climate change.

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A new chapter for community libraries

5 July 2022

Derby’s community libraries are set to start a fresh page as the city continues to recover from the COVID pandemic.

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Vote for Derby to become the new home of Great British Railways

5 July 2022

Derby has taken a step closer in its bid to becoming the new home of Great British Railways (GBR)

From left to right: Bruce Lister, T Jones, Councillor Steve Hassall and Tim Mansell in high vis jackets at construction site.

Work under way on 82 new homes at Castleward

4 July 2022

Construction work is underway on on phase 3 of the Castleward development.

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Partners brought together to cut violence against women and girls

1 July 2022

A new countywide multi-agency strategy has been introduced to tackle violence against women and girls.

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You won’t get cold feet over this year's panto star!

30 June 2022

The iconic Cold Feet star John Thomson is to star in this year’s pantomime in Derby

QBR Celebrate the Journey

Full Queen’s Baton Relay Route and city events announced for Derby

30 June 2022

On Monday 11 July, the Queen’s Baton Relay will wind its way through Derby, visiting the new Moorways Sports Village and city centre

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Derby City Council and Adoption East Midlands support nationwide campaign

29 June 2022

Derby City Council and Adoption East Midlands are supporting a nationwide campaign aiming to find parents for children waiting longest to be adopted.

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Bold plan to Level Up Derby

27 June 2022

Subject to approval by Derby City Council’s Cabinet, plans for three city sites will be submitted to receive funding in the second round of the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.

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Spark a world of discovery with the Summer Reading Challenge 2022

24 June 2022

The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge is back in libraries across Derby to get your children interested in reading over the summer holidays and inspire the next generation of innovators!

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Derby gets into gear with the Retro and Classic Car Show

23 June 2022

A convoy of the best and most beautiful cars will gather at Markeaton Park as the Retro and Classic Car Show returns on Sun 3 Jul 2022. The best part is entry is FREE!

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Mercian Regiment Freedom Parade to march around city centre

20 June 2022

The parade will be led by a military band and regimental mascot, Private Derby.

Cllr Jerry Pearce with members of Team England track and road cyclists

Team England cycling team for Commonwealth Games announced at Derby Arena

16 June 2022

Derby Arena was the scene for Team England to announce the 35 cyclists who will be representing the home nation at this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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Urban Forest named by the city’s young people

16 June 2022

Over 400 young people across the city have voted in a poll to give Derby’s Urban Forest its official name. Following a poll, the Urban Forest will be called Forest for the Future.

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How to stay safe near water

16 June 2022

As summer rolls in, there is the temptation to cool down on a hot day in a lake or river, but there are many hidden dangers you should be aware of.

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Government welcomes bid for new East Midlands combined authority

14 June 2022

The government has welcomed an initial bid from local council leaders to form an East Midlands Mayoral Combined Authority.

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Mayor of Derby commemorates 40th anniversary of the Falklands War

14 June 2022

Cllr Robin Wood, Mayor of Derby commemorates 40th anniversary of the Falklands War

Headteacher Lorna Blanchenot and children celebrate the reopening of Ravensdale Infant and Nursery School in Mickleover

Fresh start for Derby primary school rebuilt after fire

9 June 2022

A Derby primary school destroyed by fire in October 2020 reopens today following a £6.9m rebuild.

Artists Impression of St James' Street

Take part in the city centre ambition conversation

8 June 2022

It's a chance for residents and businesses to review emerging ideas and share their feedback.

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Customers flock to Moorways Sports Village in opening fortnight

8 June 2022

More than 29,000 people visited Moorways Sports Village in its first fortnight open.

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Cabinet set to approve plan to improve adult numeracy in Derby

7 June 2022

Government funding worth £1.3 million is due to improve maths skills across the city to help boost job prospects

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Climate Change Action Plan submitted for Cabinet approval

7 June 2022

A key report which identifies actions to address greenhouse gas emissions produced by the Council will be presented to Council Cabinet for approval on Wednesday, 15 June.

Platinum Jubilee Stage Show

Platinum jubilee celebrations a right royal success for Derby

7 June 2022

Over the special bank holiday weekend, thousands flocked to the city centre to join in with the historic Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

Police and Crime Commissioner has praised the work of Derby City Council

6 June 2022

Police and Crime Commissioner has praised the work of Derby City Council following visits to see new CCTV installations helping to keep women and girls safe.

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Free microchips for dogs in Derby

1 June 2022

Our dog wardens will be on hand to give out free microchips on Saturday 11 June.

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Derby Celebrates The Queen’s Jubilee by planting over 12,000 trees

1 June 2022

Derby is proud to be part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project, which is a unique national tree planting initiative, to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

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Stay safe in the sun this summer

1 June 2022

As the warm summer weather approaches, it can be tempting to go outside and meet with loved ones without thinking of what protection we may need to stay safe from the sun.

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Have your say on a new political map for Derby City Council

31 May 2022

New boundaries are being proposed for almost all council wards in Derby

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Smokers urged to quit on World No Tobacco Day

31 May 2022

Smokers in Derby are being encouraged to take the first step in quitting for good on World No Tobacco Day, which takes place on 31 May.

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Household Support Fund to help Derby residents with cost of living

31 May 2022

Financial support will soon become available to certain Derby households in order to help with the current cost of living through the Household Support Fund.

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Derby to welcome Urban Forest on the Market Place

30 May 2022

It will be just one of four Urban Forests in the UK this summer and the only one in the East Midlands.

Deputy Mayor Councillor Balbir Sandhu stood to the right of Mayor of Derby Councillor Robin Wood.

Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Derby elected at annual Mayor Making Ceremony

27 May 2022

Councillor Robin Wood has been re-elected as the Mayor of Derby, with Councillor Balbir Sandhu elected Deputy Mayor.

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Derby retains Purple Flag status for another year

27 May 2022

Earlier this year, a team of Purple Flag assessors visited the city.

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All you need to know about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Derby

27 May 2022

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is just around the corner and the whole nation is preparing, including Derby.

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Planning request submitted for development of Racecourse

27 May 2022

Leisure development specialists Alliance Leisure, in partnership with Derby City Council, have submitted a full planning application for the development of Derby Racecourse

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New city centre ambition conversations begin in June

27 May 2022

We are taking the first steps in launching a new ambition document and city conversation to address the issues that are facing UK cities.

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Monkeypox virus: symptoms to look for and how to stay safe

27 May 2022

Cases of monkeypox have recently been confirmed in England. Numbers remain small but there are precautions we can take to avoid spreading or catching the monkeypox virus.

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Latest on closure of Darley Abbey Toll bridge

26 May 2022

An update on the ongoing efforts to resolve the closure of Darley Abbey Toll Bridge, which is in a dangerous state

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Non Direct Debit payers - Apply for your £150 energy rebate payment now!

26 May 2022

From 23rd May, Derby City Council will be issuing letters to all residents who aren’t signed up to pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit.

Infinity Park Innovation Centre

Derby City Council’s iHub set to house Rolls-Royce Submarines' Nuclear Skills Academy

26 May 2022

The Council’s iHub – managed by Connect Derby – will become the home of the new Nuclear Skills Academy.

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Jimmy Carr returns to Derby Arena, and he’s Terribly Funny

25 May 2022

Comedian Jimmy Carr will return to Derby Arena on Sun 21 May 2023 with new material for his Terribly Funny 2.0 tour.

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City centre cultural hub reopens after refurbishment

25 May 2022

Artcore Gallery on Albert St in Derby city centre will reopen on May 27 following an extensive refurbishment with a new exhibition and special launch event

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Plot twist… MARV seeking to invest in new filming studios in Derby!

25 May 2022

World-leading UK based film production company MARV Studios has approached Derby City Council with proposals to develop a state-of-the-art film studio and stunt training facility in Derby.

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Underage knife sales tested in Operation Sceptre

24 May 2022

Derby City Council has been working with partner agencies as part of Operation Sceptre, a national knife crime initiative to tackle knife crime.

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Demolition work starts on next stage of Becketwell venue

23 May 2022

Demolition work has begun on phase two of the £200m Becketwell regeneration scheme to make way for Derby’s exciting new 3,500 capacity Performance Venue.

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Derby buzzing about new Bee Bus Stops

19 May 2022

With tens of new Bee Bus Stops arriving in the city, it’s not just residents getting all abuzz about the Derby’s latest green investment project.

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Minister Steve Barclay visits Derby as part of Levelling Up agenda

19 May 2022

Derby has been hailed as a shining example of the Government’s Levelling Up agenda by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Steve Barclay.

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Mayor making and AGM to take place on Wednesday 25 May

18 May 2022

Derby City Councils Annual General Meeting will be returning to the Council House this year on Wednesday 25 May 2022,

Colourful rainbow canopy art installed above shoppers heads in Iron Gate

Visitors encouraged to ‘Escape the Everyday’ and enjoy best of both worlds on a Derby

17 May 2022

Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire has teamed up with Derby City Council’s Visit Derby team to launch a new campaign

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Film release brings together key Safe Derby messages

16 May 2022

A hard-hitting film highlighting the importance of stepping in and challenging harassment and violence against women has been released as part of a city-wide awareness campaign.

Cllr Chris Poulter hands over the key to Moorways Sports Village to Simon Morgan, Contract Manager for Everyone Active

Moorways Sports Village is ready to unlock a great leisure experience

16 May 2022

The final stage of the handover of Moorways Sports Village is complete, with Derby City Council formally handing over the keys today to its leisure operating partner, Everyone Active.

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Sinfin Moor Park to open new footpath and outdoor gym!

16 May 2022

Two exciting new additions have recently arrived Sinfin Moor Park and will be celebrated with an opening event on Sat 21 May.

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Livewell clients of the month for May

13 May 2022

We’re giving the Liveability group special recognition this month.

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Emergency closure of Darley Abbey Toll Bridge

12 May 2022

Darley Abbey Toll Bridge will be closed from 6.30am on Friday 13 May

Cllr Jerry Pearce with Lisa Witham from Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and Nigel Dolan from Goodman at Derwent Meadows Nature Reserve

New lease of life for city nature reserve

12 May 2022

An important wildlife area next to a business park in Alvaston is set to become the next link in a chain of rewilding spreading across Derby.

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Foster Care Fortnight 2022 shines a light on fostering communities

11 May 2022

Foster Care Fortnight returns 9 – 22 May 2022. This year, Foster Care Fortnight is focusing on fostering communities.

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Derby's children's services are officially Outstanding

11 May 2022

Derby has become one of only three cities in the country to be rated Outstanding for its services for children and young people, following an inspection by Ofsted.

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Lift someone out of loneliness: Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

9 May 2022

This year's Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on reaching out to friends, family and loved ones to help lift them out of loneliness.

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Smash hit tribute acts are taking Derby Arena by storm!

5 May 2022

Heading to Derby Arena are two outstanding tribute shows: Whitney Queen of the Night and This is hist'ry... right here... right now - a tribute to Oasis.

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Derby City Council achieve Foster Friendly status

5 May 2022

We are proud to announce that Derby City Council has been awarded Fostering Friendly status by the Fostering Network and is now a fostering friendly employer.

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Beat the Street Derby continues to help local people get active

4 May 2022

Beat the Street Derby continues to have a positive impact on the health and activity levels of city residents, according to a new report.

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Your wish is our command, kids’ panto auditions are back!

4 May 2022

The hunt is on for talented children who want to join the cast of Aladdin, this year’s instalment of our award-winning Derby pantomime.

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Celebrate a once in a lifetime Jubilee

3 May 2022

Derby will be flying the flag to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with an extended Bank Holiday weekend to pay tribute to Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

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What can you expect on polling day?

2 May 2022

We sat down with our Returning Officer to find out what you can expect on election day.

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Urgent product recall due to salmonella risk

29 April 2022

There has been an urgent product recall of certain chocolate products following an outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium.

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Residents encouraged to vote on Thursday 5 May

29 April 2022

There's just under one week until the local elections.

Council House from River Gardens

An outbreak of Avian Influenza has been confirmed in Derbyshire

28 April 2022

An outbreak of Avian Influenza has been confirmed at a premises near Ilkeston, Erewash, Derbyshire. Temporary control zone measures have been put in place around the infected premises.

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Local community praised for Great British Spring Clean efforts

27 April 2022

This year’s Great British Spring Clean saw residents, volunteers, local businesses and Council Teams come together across Derby to do their bit for the community.

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St George's Day celebrations bring cheer to Derby streets

26 April 2022

Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate St George's Day in Derby's city centre on Saturday, April 23, for the first time in person in two years since the COVID-19 outbreak began.

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Derby’s Morgan Brind wins Best Dame in national pantomime awards

26 April 2022

Little Wolf Entertainment’s Morgan Brind has been crowned the winner of Best Dame award in this year’s UK Pantomime Association Awards.

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Dive in… Moorways Sports Village will open on 21 May

20 April 2022

Derby’s new Moorways Sports Village will open to the public on Saturday 21 May with a grand opening weekend – in time for the half term holidays.

If you care about Derby, vote in the Local Elections on Thursday 5 May

Have your say on 5 May 2022

15 April 2022

Use your vote in the upcoming local elections.

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Region’s businesses back Derby’s rail HQ bid

14 April 2022

Dozens of businesses across the East Midlands are backing Derby’s bid to be the home of Great British Railways.

Map of the proposed A50 junction and link road to Infinity Village

Cabinet asked to approve next steps for major road scheme

13 April 2022

Derby City Councillors will be asked to approve formal collaboration with Councils and other key partners to deliver a major road scheme

The In Derby Six characters.

Top ten things to do in Derby this Easter holidays

8 April 2022

The Easter holidays are here, and the celebrations are in full swing around the city. There’s lots to do and see for all the family, so come along to one of our top ten and join in the fun.

Boat being lowered into the River Derwent

Derby sets out to unlock the potential of its river

8 April 2022

Derby City Council is setting out the first steps towards unlocking the true potential and vibrancy of its river, by paving the way for the future regeneration of the city centre.

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Osmaston Park BMX track to host family activities

8 April 2022

Following the official unveiling of the track in October 2021, the Osmaston Park BMX track is host to a collection of springtime activities suitable for all this April.

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Easter Promise school holiday activities and food

6 April 2022

Free meals and activities for low-income Derby city families during school holidays.

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Local employer fined following investigation

5 April 2022

A local employer has been fined £160,000 by Derby Magistrates Court for failing to keep employees safe from material risks in the workplace

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Residents can expect significant investment into city highways

31 March 2022

Following a two-year investment of an additional £9m into the city’s highways, over £50m of additional investment has been approved.

Cyclists from KC Academy founded by Kadeena Cox to encourage more diversity

Derby Arena hosts gold medallist's search for next cycling superstar

31 March 2022

The velodrome track will host a test day for Kadeena Cox's own KC Academy on Friday 8 April, providing an opportunity to showcase your skills and potential on the bike.

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A feast of family fun for St George's Day

30 March 2022

Derby's annual St George's Day celebrations return to the city centre on Saturday 23 April.

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Gender pay gap announced 2022

30 March 2022

Derby City Council today announces its gender pay gap results

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Say hello to the online recruitment event that gives food for thought

30 March 2022

This month’s Derby Jobs Live online recruitment event will give jobseekers details of how to apply for a range of opportunities with a key new employer.

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City women to be trained to be active bystanders

25 March 2022

A group of Muslim women are amongst the first to receive formal training that aims to empower them to make a stand against violence and inappropriate behaviour towards women and girls.

Aerial view from Iron Gate

Council leaders bid for combined devolution deal for more funding and new local power

25 March 2022

Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council have submitted initial proposals to negotiate a combined devolution deal.

Main pool at Moorways Sports Village Feb 2022 before opening

Moorways Sports Village prices announced

25 March 2022

Prices for leisure activities at the new Moorways Sports Village will be in line with those already in place across the city, it has been announced.

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The Great British Spring Clean 2022 is here

25 March 2022

The annual Great British Spring Clean, led by Keep Britain Tidy, is back for its seventh year.

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Derby residents urged to register to vote in upcoming Local Elections

25 March 2022

In order to vote in the Local Elections, residents must be on the electoral register by 11.59pm on Thursday 14 April

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More creative projects underway to boost Derby city centre

23 March 2022

Derby’s streets are starting to look more vibrant as businesses start to complete creative projects aimed at making the city centre more attractive for all visitors.

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Let’s talk rewilding at Allestree Park

23 March 2022

Allestree Rewilding consultation is drawing to a close, people are encouraged to complete

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Derby Walking Festival Returns

23 March 2022

Derby Walking Festival returns for the 3rd year.

New advanced manufacturing research centre at Infinity park, Derby

£15m manufacturing research centre boosts city's reputation as a leader in innovation

23 March 2022

Expansion of Infinity Park adds nuclear capabilities to Derby’s high value sector

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Meeting Great Britain's track cycling hopefuls at Derby Arena

22 March 2022

Members of the Great Britain Cycling Team track squad have been settling in at Derby Arena and looking ahead to a summer of sport, including a home Commonwealth Games.

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‘Smart bins’ and larger bins to help tackle litter and improve street cleanliness

22 March 2022

‘Smart bins’ and larger bins to help tackle litter and improve street cleanliness.

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Everything you need to know about the Cycle Hub at Derby Arena

21 March 2022

Derby Arena’s Cycle Hub is a one-stop-shop for all things cycling in the local area.

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Derby sets its sights on UK City of Culture 2029

18 March 2022

Derby may be out of the running to become UK City of Culture 2025, but it is definitely not disheartened.

Picture collage of MPs who are supporting Derby's Great British Railway bid.

Derby submits bid for GBR headquarters

18 March 2022

Derby City Council has submitted their expression of interest for the city to become the home of Great British Railways (GBR).

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Livewell Client of the month - March

16 March 2022

Livewell client of the month for March is Caroline, who has lost over 2 stone 12lbs.

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Derby residents encouraged to get involved with the Great British Spring Clean

16 March 2022

Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean is back with a bang from the 25 March and we’re hoping that this year is going to be bigger and better than ever.

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Plans for Derby's new performance venue hit a new milestone as contracts are signed

15 March 2022

Derby’s new £45.8m performance venue has reached a new milestone, with contracts signed this week.

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City centre network of Safe Places announced

15 March 2022

A network of shops, bars, offices and public buildings in the city centre which are designated as ‘Safe Places’ for women and girls will be announced at an event on Friday March 18.

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Apply now for help with living costs

15 March 2022

City leaders in Derby are urging residents to apply for three schemes that could benefit households struggling with food and utility costs - as two of them close at the end of this month.

Mayor and Lord Lieutenant plant a civic tree with help from students of Castleward Spencer Academy

Derby named as Queen’s Green Canopy ‘Champion City’

15 March 2022

Derby was awarded ‘Champion City’ status based on the strength of the application put forward by Derby City Council to the Queen’s Green Canopy team.

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Allies of Women Speak Out

14 March 2022

Prominent men across Derby’s sport, charity and cultural sectors have joined together to speak out about violence against women and girls.

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Derby launches campaign to become home of Great British Railways

10 March 2022

Derby has formally launched its campaign to be the new home of Great British Railways (GBR).

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Minerals Local Plan opens for consultation

9 March 2022

Residents in Derby and Derbyshire are being invited to have their say on a new Minerals Local Plan for Derby and Derbyshire.

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No Smoking Day: Smokers in Derby encouraged to give quitting another go

9 March 2022

Smokers in Derby are being urged to give quitting another go this No Smoking Day (9th March) as a series of powerful new films from those working in the NHS are launched.

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Moorways Sports Village is handed over on time and on budget

9 March 2022

The new Moorways Sports Village has been handed over to Derby City Council by its construction partner Bowmer + Kirkland, on time and on budget.

Aerial view of Derby

First ideas to enhance the city centre's northern gateway

8 March 2022

Very initial ideas are being put forward for how regeneration could enhance a key entrance into Derby city centre.

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New shows announced in 2023 at Derby Arena

7 March 2022

Derby LIVE is delighted to announce two brand new shows at Derby Arena for 2023.

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The National Madison and Omnium Championships return to Derby Arena

7 March 2022

Derby Arena are delighted to welcome back the National Madison and Omnium Championships with an action-packed weekend of racing.

Food Waste Action Week highlights the link between wasted food and climate change

Derby City Council unites with Food Waste Action Week to break the cycle

7 March 2022

Wasting food feeds climate change: Derby City Council unites with Food Waste Action Week to break the cycle

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Get to know the benefits of registering to vote

7 March 2022

There's more to registering to vote than just voting in elections!

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Bee-friendly bus shelters coming to Derby

2 March 2022

Derby’s bus shelters will soon be replaced with new, eco-friendly alternatives.

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Online event to discover more about becoming a bus driver

2 March 2022

The latest in the Derby Jobs Live series of recruitment events will help people find out more about life as a bus driver.

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Access and inclusion are at the heart of the new Moorways Sports Village

1 March 2022

When the new Moorways Sports Village opens in the Spring its state-of-the-art facilities will make it one of the most accessible and inclusive public buildings in Derby and the wider region.

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Derby Folk Festival is back for 2022

1 March 2022

Derby Folk Festival is back this autumn bringing amazing acts and a great atmosphere right into the heart of the city.

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Better CCTV and Lighting Aims To Improve Community Safety

1 March 2022

Improved CCTV coverage and better lighting will be completed by Derby City Council in the coming weeks as part of a programme aimed at preventing violence against women and girls in public places.

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Derby school welcomes police and crime commissioner and former officers

25 February 2022

A Derby secondary school welcomed the county’s police and crime commissioner as pupils were took part in 'Your Choice' programme.

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Free workshops empower women and girls to take control

25 February 2022

Free workshops have been organised across the city aimed at empowering women and girls who are concerned about their personal safety.

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New primary school for a growing area of Derby

24 February 2022

An exciting project is under way to build a new primary school to serve the expanding population of Boulton Moor.

Outreach staff and partners taking part in the annual rough sleeper estimate

Derby maintains low rough sleeper numbers during challenging times

24 February 2022

Derby’s partnership approach to addressing rough sleeping and homelessness continues to achieve positive outcomes.

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The Derbyshire Festival of Business showcases business capabilities in the local area

24 February 2022

The Derbyshire Festival of Business consists of various activities and networking opportunities to boost post-covid recovery.

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Constituency boundary review

24 February 2022

Constituencies are changing - have your say now.

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East Midlands council leaders consider options for new devolved powers and resources

23 February 2022

Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council have released a joint statement.

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Guidance changes for COVID-19 testing and self-isolation

23 February 2022

The ‘Living with COVID-19’ plan has been announced. With this includes changes to COVID-19 testing and self-isolation.

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Community Action Derby relocate to new city centre home

23 February 2022

A charity that supports voluntary and community groups has moved to a more central location

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Flood warnings in place for parts of Derby

22 February 2022

A number of weather and flood warnings are currently in place around Derby.

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Derby City Council shines a spotlight on apprentices

18 February 2022

The work of Derby's apprentices and employers was celebrated as part of the 15th National Apprenticeships week (7-13 February).

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One month left to apply for Omicron Hospitality and Leisure grants

18 February 2022

Eligible businesses are being urged to apply to the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants scheme by Friday 18 March.

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Amber warning for Derby as Storm Eunice arrive

18 February 2022

Storm Eunice is expected to arrive in Derby

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Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund opens for applications

17 February 2022

The new Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund is open for applications.

Darley Park Concert returns for 2022

The Darley Park Weekender returns with concert classics, 80s beats and IBIZA sounds.

17 February 2022

The Darley Park Weekender returns this August bank holiday with a mix of music and family events.

The In Derby Six characters.

The top ten holiday activities in Derby this February half-term

17 February 2022

Need some ideas to keep the kids occupied this February half term? There’s plenty of family friendly fun to be had in Derby.

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Your apprenticeships questions answered

17 February 2022

As part of National Apprenticeships Week 2022, we took to social media to ask aspiring apprentices their burning questions.

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Partnership patrols to combat anti-social behaviour

16 February 2022

Following the introduction of the Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) that came into force on 17th January 2022 the Public Protection team have scheduled a number of partnership patrols.

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City campaign aims to prevent and tackle gender-based violence

16 February 2022

An awareness campaign has been launched to rally communities across the city to prevent, tackle and challenge violence against women and girls in public places.

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Successful funding bid secures cycling future for Derby children

16 February 2022

Cycle Derby have recently been awarded new funding from the Bikeability Trust. This funding will go towards helping children in Derby receive cycling training regardless of their background.

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New project lights up Derby to boost the city centre

15 February 2022

A new project supported by Derby City Council is set to light up landmark buildings with high definition illuminations, making the city centre a more attractive place to be.

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Spend an evening with the stars at Alvaston Park

14 February 2022

Free stargazing event at Alvaston Park, exploring the wonders of the night sky.

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First online recruitment event a great success

11 February 2022

The first in a series of virtual events has been hailed a success after more than 75 people applied for jobs or signed up for training with a major city employer after attending.

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Final budget proposals to be put before Council Cabinet

11 February 2022

Derby City Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) will take a step closer to being approved next week

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Final stages of Roadside NO2 scheme to start in late February

10 February 2022

As the Roadside NO2 scheme nears completion, some of the final works are due to start on Friar Gate on Monday 21 February.

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iHub Innovation Centre Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

10 February 2022

The £12m iHub innovation centre on Infinity Park is celebrating its fifth anniversary, with the arrival of a number of ambitious, growing businesses.

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Transformation of Derby’s Market Hall moves closer to the second phase

9 February 2022

A report outlining the second phase of the regeneration programme for the Grade II listed building is due to come before the cabinet at its meeting next week.

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Livewell client of the month - February

9 February 2022

Andy Broughton is the Livewell client of the month for February 2022 read his story.

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Further OCOR funding agreed as final stages of the Munio Project begin

9 February 2022

Derby’s Our City, Our River (OCOR) project has received an exciting boost as £17.7 million has been awarded as part of the Government’s initiative to protect homes and businesses from flooding.

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Discarded dog faeces causes danger in Allestree Park

7 February 2022

Irresponsible dog owners leaving behind dog faeces in our parks has been recognised as a growing issue for visitors.

Cllrs Matthew Eyre and Mick Barker with the final finial ready to go back on the roof of the Market Hall. Feb 2022.

Final finial now in place on historic Market Hall roof

4 February 2022

Restoration of Derby’s historic Market Hall roof is close to completion with the second and final finial being lifted into place.

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CCTV in hackney carriage and private hire vehicles consultation

4 February 2022

Derby City Council is looking for views on plans for introducing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in hackney carriage and private hire vehicles (licensed taxis and cabs) in the city.

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Outdoor Theatre and Cinema return in July

3 February 2022

This July we welcome Outdoor Theatre and Cinema back to Markeaton Park.

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British Cycling Team take up residence at Derby Arena

3 February 2022

There are some new faces on the track at Derby Arena as the British Cycling team starts a seven month residency.

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PPO team partner with local neighbourhood boards to help keep schools safe

3 February 2022

PPO Officers, along with neighbourhood board representatives and local councillors, helped deliver parking buddies to Shelton Infant and Shelton Junior Schools.

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Derby submits its bid to become UK City of Culture

2 February 2022

Derby’s final bid for City of Culture 2025 was submitted this afternoon, 2/2/2022 at 2:22pm following a photocall at The Spot.

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Derby and Derbyshire Recognised as National Leaders

2 February 2022

Derbyshire and Derby has been recognised as national ‘Levelling Up’ leaders with the Government, securing a County Deal set to bring substantial investment.

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Bookings open for public hearings on 2023 Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Review

2 February 2022

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) have announced the locations and dates for public hearings on the 2023 Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Review

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Derby employers invited to explore benefits of Apprenticeships

2 February 2022

City employers are getting a chance to find out how to make the most of Government funding to hire apprentices and bridge skills gaps.

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Haslam's Foundry development moves step closer as consultation launches

1 February 2022

Derby City Council asks local residents for their views on the multi-million pound housing development.

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UK leading operator announced as partner for Moorways Sports Village

1 February 2022

Derby City Council has today announced its leisure operating partner for Moorways Sports Village.

Houses in Allestree

Private renters urged to take part in new survey to identify challenges.

1 February 2022

Derby City Council has partnered with Generation Rent to launch a survey to identify the challenges faced by those living in the private rented sector.

Derby at night

Reintroduction of programme addressing violent crime rolled out in Derby Schools.

1 February 2022

Derby City Council have joined with the Police Multi-Agency Disruption Team to roll out 'Your Choice', a programme aimed at young people, which is being rolled out across secondary schools.

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Consultation launches for traffic management near Eastwood Drive

31 January 2022

Plans for traffic management improvements around Eastwood Drive and North Street are now open for consultation, as Derby City Council asks residents for their views on the proposals.

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HelloFresh chooses Derby for new distribution centre

31 January 2022

The UK’s number one recipe box company – HelloFresh – is set to open a new distribution centre at Derby’s SmartParc SERGO this Spring.

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Last chance to have your say on Council’s proposed budget

28 January 2022

There are just a few days left for residents to have a say about the Council's proposed MTFP for 2022/23 to 2024/25 and Council Plan

Business owner Claire Zwozny Bestwick outside her garden shed office

Free business workshops for Derby’s budding entrepreneurs

26 January 2022

An intensive series of free online workshops aimed at helping people across Derbyshire to start their own business is set to begin at the end of January.

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Commemorative event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

25 January 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day is held on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp which takes place on Thursday 27 January.

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New outdoor gym equipment installed at Chaddesden Park

24 January 2022

New outdoor gym equipment has been installed at Chaddesden Park after several years of community fund raising.

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Derby City Council adopts ‘all-council’ elections

21 January 2022

At an extraordinary meeting of Derby City Council on Wednesday 19 January a motion was passed to move to ‘all-Council’ elections in 2023.

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New Public Space Protection Orders to combat anti-social behaviour in Derby

21 January 2022

Following Derby City Council’s commitment to addressing the amount of anti-social behaviour in Derby, a series of new Public Space Protection Orders have come into force from January 17th 2022.

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Jack Whitehall is coming to Derby Arena and he's bringing his parents!

20 January 2022

Comedian Jack Whitehall is joined by his parents Hilary and Michael Whitehall in this latest hilarious stage show Jack Whitehall with Hilary and Michael: How to survive family holidays.

Irongate shops

Council funds expert advice to help small businesses go digital

19 January 2022

High street businesses in Derby are being offered a helping hand to step into the 21st century with a package of free support to implement modern forms of trading.

Aerial view of Derby

New COVID-19 business grant schemes open for applications

18 January 2022

New funding to support businesses deal with the challenges of the Omicron Variant of COVID-19 is now available.

Scenic view of Allestree Park

Have your say on rewilding Allestree Park

17 January 2022

We want to hear from everyone who is interested in developing Allestree Park into the UK’s largest urban rewilding space.

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Enterprise for Education celebrates volunteers at Raising Aspiration Awards

14 January 2022

Enterprise for Education (E4E) have announced three winners as part of the recent Derby City Raising Aspiration Awards.

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Christmas success as the shows go on in Derby

13 January 2022

Theatre audiences returned for Festive Derby as more than 29,000 tickets were sold for three Christmas shows at Derby Arena and the Derby Loves You temporary indoor venue at Derby Market Place.

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Livewell client of the month - January

13 January 2022

Livewell client of the month for January

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The chorus of Voices backing Derby's City of Culture bid

12 January 2022

A chorus of Voices are backing Derby’s ambition to become UK City of Culture 2025, as the deadline approaches for the final bid to be submitted.

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Online recruitment events launched to support Derby businesses

12 January 2022

A series of virtual events to help Derby businesses recruit talent launches this month (January).

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Public Protection Team relocate to heart of the city

11 January 2022

As part of Derby City Councils commitment to reducing anti-social behaviour, we are proud to announce the relocation of our Public Protection Team into Riverside Chambers.

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Consultation around the Spot ending soon

11 January 2022

The consultation regarding improvements around the Spot is ending on Sunday 16th January 2022.

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New round of COVID-19 business grants coming soon

7 January 2022

Almost £700 million will be made available to business ratepaying hospitality, leisure, and accommodation businesses

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All 12-15 year olds can book their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine

7 January 2022

Anyone aged 12-15 can book their all-important second vaccination online if they had their first dose more than twelve weeks (84 days) ago.

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

6 January 2022

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

Cast of Sleeping Beauty, Derby Arena, 2021. Credit Pamela Raith

Panto cast show the need for foster carers

6 January 2022

The cast of the Derby Arena pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, have teamed up with Derby City Council’s fostering team to highlight the number of children in care seeking a family of their own.

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A message from the Council Leader

24 December 2021

The country is facing a perfect storm of winter demands, foremost among them a surging new COVID variant.

Allestree Park in December 2021 before rewilding

Why rewilding is good for us and our planet

24 December 2021

Plans to make Allestree Park the UK’s largest urban rewilding space are putting Derby on the map.

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Outbreak Engagement Board urges citizens to get vaccinated

24 December 2021

Derby City Council’s Outbreak Engagement Board is urging citizens to get vaccinated as soon as possible

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Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan open for consultation

22 December 2021

On Tuesday evening, the Council’s Cabinet approved a public consultation on the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP).

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St. Modwen Logistics announces £46.5m investment in Derby

21 December 2021

The regeneration of a former industrial site could create up to 1,250 jobs

Council House at night

Christmas and New Year opening arrangements for 2021

20 December 2021

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

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Get ready for Christmas with Festive Derby

20 December 2021

Festive Derby is in full swing, and there’s lots of Christmas fun to be had by all throughout the city in the lead up to the big day.

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Derby’s Director of Public Health urges Derby to Do the Right Thing this Christmas

18 December 2021

Dr Robyn Dewis, Director of Public Health for Derby, is urging residents to consider their actions to ensure a COVID-free Christmas.

Derby Winter Promise. Children playing in the snow.

Derby Winter Promise

17 December 2021

Derby Winter Promise is a £2.5 million fund providing activities, meals, and financial support for those who are struggling through the school holidays and beyond.

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Cabinet to consider Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan for consultation

17 December 2021

Each year, the Council must produce an MTFP with a balanced budget which details how and where its finances will be spent.

Aerial view of Derby

Anti-social neighbour brought to justice

17 December 2021

The resident continuously harassed his neighbours and damaged property over many years.

Performance of What's Love Got To Do With It?

New date for What's Love Got To Do With It? at Derby Arena

15 December 2021

Due to unforeseen circumstances, What’s Love Got To Do With It? at Derby Arena on Sunday 23 January 2022 has been postponed by the promoters until Sunday 25 September 2022.

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Pentagon Island traffic signal overhaul on-track and on-budget

14 December 2021

As part of the Transforming Cities Fund project, traffic signals at Pentagon Island have been overhauled with smart, low voltage LED traffic lights

Derby Arena exterior

Fairytale of New York Coming Home for Christmas 2022

13 December 2021

Fairytale of New York, the ultimate feelgood Christmas show, will be bringing festive joy to Derby Arena next year!

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Residents and businesses to have their say on new planning policy

13 December 2021

Work will start next year and a new Local Plan will be developed in time for 2024.

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Home Office funding to help prevention of radicalisation across England and Wales

13 December 2021

Derby City Council are encouraging local outreach providers to bid for funding to help them deliver services that tackle the causes of radicalisation.

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Council donates Florence Nightingale artwork to Community Hospital

10 December 2021

A piece of artwork representing Florence Nightingale was presented to the NHS today, Friday 10 December, by Derby City Council and Sculpture Works.

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A whole new world awaits as Aladdin comes to Derby Arena in 2022

10 December 2021

The announcement comes as the finishing touches are being made to Sleeping Beauty

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Hitachi and Alstom win order to build and maintain High Speed Two trains in Britain

9 December 2021

Major economic boost – thousands of green jobs created and secured to build new generation of 54 high speed trains

Council House at night

Green Homes Grant boost approved

7 December 2021

Derby City Council Cabinet has approved the transfer of £0.4million from the City Energy Savings Programme (CESP) to the Green Homes Grant (GHG), Local Authority Delivery (LAD) phase two Scheme.

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Derby Youth Mayor Hustings

7 December 2021

On Monday 6 December the first Derby Youth Mayor Hustings since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic took place at the Museum of Making.

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New Moorways Sports Village nears completion

7 December 2021

The state-of-the-art facilities inside the new Moorways Sports Village are taking shape as work on the £42 million iconic building enters the final stage of construction.

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Council considers proposals for Queen’s Leisure Centre

6 December 2021

Councillors will consider the future of Queen’s Leisure Centre at a meeting of Derby City Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 8 December.

Council house rear and River Gardens

Derbyshire comes together to urge public to adhere to COVID guidelines

6 December 2021

Derbyshire Local Resilience Forum, would like to re-emphasise the Governments messages to keep us safe leading up to the festive period.

Christmas tree

Refuse teams will be taking a well earned break for Christmas 2021

6 December 2021

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

Leonard Willmott holding his Client of the Month certificate, and showing how much weight he has lost in December 2021

Livewell client of the month - December

3 December 2021

Leonard Willmott has achieved client of the month for December.

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What's in place for those at risk of homelessness this winter?

3 December 2021

This winter there is plenty of support available for rough sleepers and those at risk of homelessness.

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Show your support for local businesses this Small Business Saturday

3 December 2021

We're getting ready to celebrate small businesses this Small Business Saturday.

Cllr Ross McCristal meets Jason Kenny at Derby Arena, Dec 2021. Credit Averill Photography

Derby Arena welcomes Olympian Jason Kenny

2 December 2021

Cyclist Jason Kenny, Britain’s most decorated Olympian, made a return visit to ride the track at Derby Arena and says he plans to return soon.

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Winter Mini Reading Challenge

2 December 2021

The Winter Mini Challenge encourages children to keep up their reading habits over the winter holidays, with a free-to-access website featuring rewards for reading and reviewing books.

Council house exterior at night

Ambitious for the city

1 December 2021

On Wednesday 8 December, Cabinet will meet to discuss the development of the Council Plan and Mid Term Financial Strategy, reflecting on the needs of the city.

Derby's Pantomime Spectacular. Sleeping Beauty - Eastenders' Rita Simons as Carbosse. Morgan Brind as Nurse Nancy. Richard Brindley as Mervin. At Derby Arena from Friday 10 December to Saturday 8 January.

How Derby LIVE is making performances easier to access

1 December 2021

At Derby LIVE we strongly believe that it’s important to make our live performances as accessible as possible.

Council House at night

E4E Celebrates Local Student Success in 2021

30 November 2021

The Enterprise 4 Education (E4E) Derby City Raising Aspiration Awards arrive soon to celebrate the success and achievements of schools, employers and individuals in the local Derby area.

Rita Simons rehearsing for the Sleeping Beauty panto

Places everyone! Sleeping Beauty Rehearsals have begun!

29 November 2021

No time for snoozing, our Sleeping Beauty panto has arrived at Derby Arena and is now in rehearsals, with the opening night happening in two weeks!

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Family Festivities in Markeaton Park

26 November 2021

Family Festivity event at Markeaton Park Sat 4 and Sun 5 Dec 2021

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Stay safe when Christmas shopping this year

26 November 2021

As Christmas approaches, many of us are busily buying gifts, including new pets for our families and loved ones. Think carefully about where you're buying gifts from.

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Council leaders pledge support for Derby County Football Club

26 November 2021

Council Leaders in Derby have pledged support for Derby County Football Club during talks with administrators.

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A52 speed cameras successful in reducing accidents

25 November 2021

50mph speed limit hailed as real success with significant reduction in accidents and the added benefits of reduced noise and air pollution and improved traffic flow.

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Celebrating 175 years with 1846 trees

24 November 2021

Tree planting partnership and event at Roe Farm

Two people riding bikes

Local people asked their views on proposed measures to improve cycling infrastructure

23 November 2021

Local people asked their views on proposed measures to improve cycling infrastructure and encourage more cycling across the city

Child playing with plasticine

Derby City has improved services for children with special needs

23 November 2021

Inspectors found that the city has made sufficient progress in addressing all the weaknesses identified at a previous inspection in June 2019.

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Shantay, you stay! RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is serving Derby a second visit

22 November 2021

Derby Live is excited to announce The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Series Three Tour will be sashaying to Derby Arena Thursday 22 September 2022 at 8pm!

Derby Arena exterior

Council condolences for John Kirkland OBE

19 November 2021

Members and officers of Derby City Council were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of John Kirkland OBE.

Council House exterior

Bird Flu outbreak sees new measures in place

19 November 2021

An outbreak of avian influenza has been confirmed at a commercial premises in South Derbyshire.

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Get your dancing shoes on and get lost in the music

19 November 2021

Derby LIVE is delighted to announce that Lost In Music - One Night at the Disco will be boogieing on down to Derby Arena on Sat 24 Sep, 8pm.

HS2 train

Council Leader responds to HS2 news

18 November 2021

Statement from Cllr Chris Poulter, Leader of Derby City Council, following the announcement on the Integrated Rail Plan.

redwood school safe haven launch

First trial Safe Haven Zone opens

18 November 2021

Monday 22 November sees the launch of the first Safe Haven Zone at Redwood School in Sinfin.

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Becketwell development well underway

18 November 2021

Construction work is well underway on phase one of the £200m Becketwell regeneration scheme in Derby

Derby Loves You temporary indoor venue at Derby Market Place

Awards success for Derby Market Place

17 November 2021

The partnership behind Derby Market Place has scooped the Excellence in Collaboration award in the Derbyshire Business Awards, organised by East Midlands Chamber.

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Operation Wintershield

17 November 2021

Derbyshire Police have launched Operation Wintershield working jointly with Derby City and Derbyshire County Council through the Community Safety Partnership

Philip Mason, Production Director at Tidyco with their recently installed LED lighting, destratification fans and efficient heater

Award winning DE-Carbonise project helps small businesses in Derby to go green

17 November 2021

The De-Carbonise project team won the Derbyshire Environmental Impact Award at the Derbyshire Business Awards, arranged by East Midlands Chamber.

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Building the New Normal: Faith, secular governance and co-production

16 November 2021

The Building the New Normal event will look into practical experiments in faith / secular governance and co-production.

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Gritting exposed: The truth behind winter maintenance in Derby

16 November 2021

Summer may seem like a distant memory, but here at Derby City Council, preparations for the coming winter started as early as April.

Christmas lights switch on 2021. Credit Graham Whitmore.

Local talent in the spotlight at Christmas Lights Switch On

16 November 2021

The talent of local people from across Derby’s communities shone brightly at the city’s Christmas Lights Switch On event on Saturday 13 December.

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Free bus travel for veterans and service personnel this Remembrance Sunday

12 November 2021

Arriva is offering free bus travel to past and present members of the Armed Forces on Sunday 14 November.

Remembrance poppy on Council House

In person Remembrance Sunday service to return

12 November 2021

On Sunday 14 November, the City’s Annual Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade will take place on Corporation Street from 10.50am.

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Boost your immune system this winter

11 November 2021

This year’s Flu vaccine and Covid-19 vaccines are now available.

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Bike recycling appeal for families in need this Christmas

10 November 2021

The Active Travel Alliance have joined forces to support collecting and redistributing unwanted kids bikes amongst families in need, in time for Christmas.

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Countdown to Christmas 2021 with Festive Derby

10 November 2021

The Christmas trees are in place ready for the lights to be switched on, and the finishing touches are being made to Festive Derby.

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Livewell Client of the month - November

9 November 2021

Livewell Client of the month for November.

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REST engage with local community on walkabout

8 November 2021

Members of the Rehousing Engagement Support Team (REST) were out and about as part of a community engagement in Normanton last week.

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Online events offer chance to take ‘a serious look’ at adoption

8 November 2021

Adoption East Midlands is urging people to attend a new series of online events as way of taking a serious look at adopting. Four information events will take place over the next two months.

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All Rise for the Christmas lights switch on

5 November 2021

Derby will be dreaming of a Blue Christmas in the best possible way when singer Simon Webbe switches on the city centre Christmas lights on Saturday 13 November.

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Dr Robyn Dewis awarded Honorary Doctorate by the University of Derby

3 November 2021

Derby’s Director of Public Health has been awarded an Honorary Doctor by the University of Derby for her outstanding contribution to the city throughout the pandemic. 

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Allestree Park set to become UK's largest urban rewilding greenspace

2 November 2021

Allestree Park, Derby’s largest green space, could be rewilded if proposals brought forward by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are approved by Cabinet next week.

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Plans for popular Derby school to admit more students move a step closer

2 November 2021

Exciting proposals have been announced today for Landau Forte College Derby to admit more students in the next academic year.

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Keeping kids safe this Bonfire Night

1 November 2021

Our Trading Standards team take to the streets to check that fireworks are not being sold to children.

Christmas tree in Derby

Mayor of Derby’s Civic Carol Service

1 November 2021

The Mayor of Derby, Councillor Robin Wood invites you to join him for this year’s Civic Carol Service and embrace the magic of the festive period.

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Have your say on new council ward boundaries

1 November 2021

Local residents and organisations are being asked for their help to draw up new ward boundaries across Derby by taking part in a 10-week consultation.

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Project Zebra hope for zero emission buses

29 October 2021

Council remains ambitious in bid to introduce hydrogen buses

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Be a considerate neighbour this fireworks season

26 October 2021

Derby City Council’s Trading Standards team are urging residents to be good neighbours and consider the effects of fireworks on residents and wildlife.

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Derby Summer Promise supported over 5000

26 October 2021

Over 5200 children and young people attended events over the summer holidays as part of the Derby Summer Promise.

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Consultation begins on changes around the Spot

26 October 2021

A 12-week consultation has been launched regarding public realm improvements around the Spot, as part of the Transforming Cities programme.

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Recruitment Support for Employers

25 October 2021

Derby City Council’s Economic Growth Team are launching a free Brokerage Service to support business to recruit their talent and develop the skills they need to thrive as a business.

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Organisations across Derby gather for Safer Together Summit

22 October 2021

Monday 18th October saw the coming together of organisations across Derby to discuss the goal of making Derby safer for young people.

New advanced manufacturing research centre at Infinity park, Derby

D2N2 LEP awards £9.075m funding for Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in

22 October 2021

The state-of-the-art centre will drive forward collaborative research and innovation.

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Makers Assemble as Derby’s Making Festival Returns

21 October 2021

On Saturday 23 October, the Museum of Making opens its doors to celebrate makers and all things making with Assemble, Derby’s Making Festival.

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BMX track opens at Osmaston Park

19 October 2021

Osmaston Park BMX cycle track is to be completed with an opening event on Saturday 30 October from 11am to 3pm.

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Caught in the act – Derby Racecourse fly-tipper fined

19 October 2021

A fly-tipper has been fined over a £1000 by magistrates after he dumped waste on the Racecourse in May last year.

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Proposed Derby Football Hub to boost the game at grassroots level

15 October 2021

Proposal for a state-of-the-art football provision for Derby Racecourse, with more artificial grass pitches and better community facilities.

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Queen's Green Canopy Celebration Tree

15 October 2021

Castleward Spencer Academy was chosen as one of only 70 school's to plant a Celebration Trees as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project to mark the Queens Platinum Jubilee next year.

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Derby welcomes riverboat launch

14 October 2021

Plans by Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust to bring boat trips to the River Derwent took a step forward today with the successful launch of their riverboat on the water in Derby city centre.

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Derby’s Parks have been awarded Green Flag status

14 October 2021

Derby's Parks have achieved the International status for exceptional parks, the Green Flag Award.

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Get ready for the big Christmas lights switch on

13 October 2021

Festive Derby comes back to light next month with the return of a live stage show at a new city centre location to mark the official Christmas lights switch on.

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National fostering film launches in Derby

12 October 2021

The 2021 Fostering Film, 'Out There', is now live. This short film is the collective efforts of the largest collaboration of local councils and children’s trusts from all over England.

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Plant a tree for the Jubilee

11 October 2021

Castleward Spencer Academy chosen as one of 70 schools nationwide to plant a School Celebration Tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project.

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Planning consent granted for ground breaking Becketwell performance venue

8 October 2021

Derby’s ambition to get a new entertainment and events venue has moved a step closer after detailed planning consent was granted by Derby City Council.

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UK City of Culture longlist result is just the start

8 October 2021

Derby is celebrating after making the longlist to be UK City of Culture 2025.

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Sell out for Derby Folk Festival as live concerts make long awaited return

6 October 2021

Derby Folk Festival bounced back as a weekend of live events in style on Friday 1 October.

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Rave reviews for Derby Park from Tripadvisor

6 October 2021

Darley Park has been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2021 Travellers’ Choice award winner.

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Livewell Client of the month - October

6 October 2021

Lyam Jaques is Livewell's client of the month for October, after losing 2 stone (10% of his body weight) through healthier eating and regular exercise

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Derby awarded £550,000 Safer Streets funding

6 October 2021

Derby awarded £550,000 for the Home Office Safer Streets Fund to increase safety in several areas around the city.

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Becketwell regeneration project wins regional award

5 October 2021

Developers St James Securities have won their first award for the £200m Becketwell scheme in Derby.

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Cathedral Quarter showcases hospitality offer

5 October 2021

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) will hold its first Food and Drink Fortnight, October 1-17.

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Lettings success for Connect Derby furnished offices

5 October 2021

Less than two months after its launch, Friar Gate Studios’ new fully furnished offices have reached 89% occupancy.

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Sons and Daughters Month 2021: A Big Thank you!

5 October 2021

This October we are celebrating Sons and Daughters month across the UK. This is a chance for us to say a huge thank you to all those who make a difference to those that join their family.

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In person Remembrance commemorations return

29 September 2021

Derby City Council is pleased to announce that preparations are underway for this year’s in person Remembrance commemorations.

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Change to charges for replacement bins

28 September 2021

To reduce barriers to recycling and boost recycling rates, the current £40 charge for additional brown (garden and food waste) bins will be scrapped.

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Council in talks with university to build new theatre

28 September 2021

Derby City Council and the University of Derby are exploring options to relocate Derby Theatre into a new purpose-built building on the site of the former Assembly Rooms.

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Derby Folk Festival returns with fringe benefits

28 September 2021

The long-awaited and virtually sold out Derby Folk Festival returns as a live event in the heart of the city centre this weekend, from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 October.

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Vibrancy grant funding announced

27 September 2021

Ten local businesses have been selected to receive a total of £250,000 from the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Vibrancy Fund.

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Carers survey to launch in October

27 September 2021

If you are a registered carer in Derby you may receive a survey from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Ian Stevens, director of EMBS, James Hall, director of EMBS Engineering and Simon Bucknell, director of EMBS.

EMBS finds new home at Friar Gate Studios

24 September 2021

East Midlands-based EMBS is the latest high profile business to take a new furnished office at Friar Gate Studios, the flagship building of the Connect Derby managed workspace scheme.

Cllr Smale with sniffer dog

Operation CeCe sees more illicit tobacco seized from Derby shops

24 September 2021

In total, 18,220 cigarettes and six kilograms of tobacco were seized, further disrupting the illicit trade in the city.

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Council supports city crime fighting partnership

24 September 2021

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and the Derbyshire Business Crime Reduction Partnership (DBCRP) are working together to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the city centre.

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Museum of Making official opening to take place

23 September 2021

On Friday 24 September the Museum of Making is holding its official opening ceremony led by the Duke of Devonshire, Patron of Derby Museums.

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Derby Book Festival’s Autumn Edition now on sale

23 September 2021

Tickets for all 11 events at Derby Book Festival’s Autumn Edition are on sale from 20 September.

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Homes available at War Memorial Village

22 September 2021

Derby Homes are promoting a number of affordable, rented properties available fit for heroes on behalf of the War Memorial Village Derby in the city.

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£9m investment in Highways – planning for year two

22 September 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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1378 Derby Market Charter rediscovered

21 September 2021

A document dating back to the reign of King Richard II has been recovered, restored and translated after it had thought to have been severely damaged in the Guildhall fire of 1841.

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Gender pay gap announced 2021

21 September 2021

Derby City Council today announces its Gender pay gap results, which shows a positive picture with the mean gap at £0.25 per hour between female and male staff and the median gap at £0.34.

Jackie Wild, Andrew Pilsworth and Paul Simpson looking at a document next to construction equipment

SmartParc partners with SEGRO

21 September 2021

SmartParc partners with SEGRO to deliver a 1.85m sqft high-tech food manufacturing and distribution campus on 112-acre site at Spondon, Derby.

Stoptober 2021

Stop smoking, start breathing! Stoptober returns for it’s 10th year

21 September 2021

Stoptober is back to launch its 10th mass quit attempt on 1 October

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Derby to lead the way in green travel trial

20 September 2021

Derby City Council and partners have launched the biggest trial of green travel mobility in Europe.

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This year we're ‘Stepping It Up’ in the fight against Climate Change

20 September 2021

Derby City Council is proud to ‘Step It Up’ this Recycle Week in the biggest and best Recycle Week ever.

Aerial view of Derby

Derby’s bid to become home of Great British Railways

17 September 2021

Derby is putting itself forward to become the home of Great British Railways, as part of the Government’s national relocation and levelling up agenda.

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Derby Ram Trail Auction raises over £300,000!

16 September 2021

Thirty colourful large ram sculptures from the popular Derby Ram trail went under the hammer last Thursday night at the Museum of Making.

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Electoral canvass to begin household visits

15 September 2021

Canvassers will visit households in Derby from Thursday 16 September until Monday 15 November to help ensure the Electoral Register is up to date.

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£15 million allocated to repair and upgrade traffic signals

15 September 2021

Derby one of 39 councils to share in £15 million traffic light improvement fund

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Derby Festé 2021 Makes A Welcome Return

14 September 2021

Derby Festé will make a welcome return to the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter on September 24

The new Castleward Spencer Academy, by Morgan Siddall Construction

New school building completed on schedule

13 September 2021

Morgan Sindall Construction has completed the £7.6 million Castleward Spencer Academy.

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Derby Arena reopens its doors to sports and events

10 September 2021

Derby Arena has reopened its doors for sports and events, now its time as Derbyshire’s mass vaccination centre has come to an end.

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Newly acquired Council homes prioritise accessibility

9 September 2021

Derby City Council have purchased 10 new homes, eight of which are fully adaptable, designed specifically for disabled occupants.

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Council forecasts £6.4 million budget pressures as it responds to city’s need

8 September 2021

Statement from Councillor Nicola Roulstone, Cabinet Member for Finance, Assets and Digital

The Big Family Read 2021 - Evie and the Animals

The Big Family Read returns this October with an animal adventure

7 September 2021

Derby Libraries annual Big Family Read will begin on Monday 4 October with Matt Haig’s ‘Evie and the Animals’ as this year’s book choice.

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Builder prosecuted for fly tipping

7 September 2021

A Derby building company faces a bill of nearly £5,000 after being found responsible for fly tipping waste from building work onto a footpath off a city street.

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Join for a Coin this September

6 September 2021

If you’re looking to you lose a few pounds, tone up or generally feel healthier, our join for a coin offer may be for you!

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World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th September

6 September 2021

Friday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day, and we want to bring attention to the wide range of mental health advice and support available in Derby and Derbyshire.

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First tickets on sale for Derby Book Festival’s Autumn Edition

3 September 2021

Tickets for An Evening with Pam Ayres go on sale today (Friday 3 September) at Derby Theatre as part of Derby Book Festival’s Autumn Edition.

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Managing Derbyshire's health and care pressures in a joined up way

3 September 2021

Health and care professionals in Derbyshire are well-versed in working together to maintain services under pressure.

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How Derby's City of Culture bid could make a difference

2 September 2021

Derby’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2025 aims to make a real difference to people’s lives.

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Store owner guilty of selling illicit tobacco

1 September 2021

Mr Amin Ismail Amin, 50, was found guilty of 12 offences relating to illegal cigarettes and tobacco sold from shops at two shops in Derby.

Aerial view of Derby

Zeroing in on hydrogen

1 September 2021

A new study has found that hydrogen could be a major driver for new jobs and skills in Derby.

Fireworks at the Hannells Darley Park Concert 2021

Success for the first Hannells Darley Park Weekender

31 August 2021

The first Hannells Darley Park Weekender was a resounding success.

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Waste collections affected

31 August 2021

Due to staffing levels, some waste collections are currently being affected.

Road works warning triangle

Milestone reached on NO2 reduction work

31 August 2021

The Roadside NO2 project has reached a significant milestone with the completion of the junction amendment works.

Soft Play area at Moorways Sports Village

Moorways Sports Village will have two soft play areas

31 August 2021

Derby City Council can reveal that there will be two soft play areas at the new Moorways Sports Village and Water park when it opens in spring 2022.

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NHS prepares for Bank Holiday

26 August 2021

The NHS in Derby and Derbyshire is bracing itself for a challenging autumn and asking the public to help, beginning with the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Hannells Darley Park Concert fireworks

Get ready for the first Hannells Darley Park Weekender!

25 August 2021

This bank holiday sees the first Hannells Darley Park Weekender!

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Double award hopes for Derby City Council teams

24 August 2021

Two Derby City Council teams have been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards.

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World record attempt marks next stage in charity growth

24 August 2021

Safe and Sound are gearing up for a world record attempt to spearhead the next phase of their Butterfly Appeal.

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Music, dancing and more coming to Derby Market Place

23 August 2021

More events have now been added to the great line-up of shows and attractions at the Derby Loves You temporary venue at Derby Market Place.

Closing act entering Derby Cathedral in front of model of the Moon at Feste 2019. Photo by Graham Whitmore

Record 20 cities bid for prestigious UK City of Culture 2025 title

20 August 2021

A record 20 places from across the UK have submitted an expression of interest to become the UK City of Culture 2025

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Pentagon Island traffic signal overhaul begins next week

19 August 2021

As part of the Transforming Cities Fund project, traffic signals at Pentagon Island will be overhauled

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There's still time to sign up for a Summer of fun

18 August 2021

The Derby Summer Promise has got off to a fantastic start, and it’s not too late for families with 5-16 year olds to sign up for some great activities.

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Derby Ram Trail extended until 25 August

17 August 2021

It has been a ram-tastic summer of art in Derby with an amazing array of wonderfully decorated rams

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City of Culture bid director appointed

16 August 2021

Adam Buss, CEO of QUAD, has been appointed interim Bid Director for City of Culture.

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Changes to self-isolation guidance come into effect

16 August 2021

From today (16 August) fully vaccinated people and those under 18 will no longer have to self-isolate if they are flagged as a close contact of a positive COVID case.

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Derby BIDs Back Environmental and Business Support Initiative

16 August 2021

Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter have teamed up with the international social impact company Too Good To Go

Green Lane Day event August 2021

Green Lane Day showcases local businesses

13 August 2021

Green Lane Day on Saturday 21 August has been organised as part of a programme to help businesses bounce back from the effects of the pandemic.

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Derby dog owner prosecuted over deafening canine noise

12 August 2021

A Derby owner of noisy dogs has been prosecuted after breaching a Community Protection Order.

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Derby’s vaccination centre to relocate at the end of August

12 August 2021

Plans are being finalised to relocate Derbyshire’s major vaccination centre from the end of the month, as the Covid-19 vaccination programme moves into its third phase

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Cuttle Brook bridge opens in Chellaston

11 August 2021

A new multi-use bridge has now been completed over Cuttle Brook close to Infinity Way on National Cycle Network Route 6.

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Initial Research Report released on the LASR Approach

10 August 2021

A detailed report showcasing research into developing a new methodology for prioritising Local Authority Skid Resistance has been released.

Artist impression of Moorways Sports Village pool exterior

Huge flumes installed at new Moorways water park

10 August 2021

A new video released by Derby City Council reveals the huge new flumes being installed at Moorways Sports Village.

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Council welcomes Ofsted report on children in care services

9 August 2021

Derby City Council has welcomed the findings from Ofsted’s recent Focused Visit on Derby’s children in care services.

Orchestra at Darley Park concert

The Hannells Darley Park Weekender programme is revealed

6 August 2021

The countdown has started to The Hannells Darley Park Weekender from Friday 27 August to Sunday 29 August.

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Hanbury Road Active Travel Consultation

3 August 2021

A consultation on a new Active Travel proposal to use Hanbury Road as an alternative route to avoid the traffic signals on Chaddesden Park Road, whilst promoting a safer cycle routes.

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August Client of the Month – Lada Barachova

3 August 2021

Lada Barachova has been named the Livewell client of the month for August.

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New lease of life for park buildings

3 August 2021

Two community buildings in Normanton Park are under new management with plans to give them a new lease of life.

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Former Derby Youth Mayor recognised at National Children and Young People’s Awards

2 August 2021

Derby’s former Youth Mayor, Abdul Siddiqi, has been named Children’s Champion in the National Children and Young People Awards.

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New secure cycle facility to be launched

2 August 2021

Derby City Council will be opening a brand-new secure cycle facility in Derby on Monday 9 August as part of its commitment to promote and encourage sustainable travel.

Derby Market Place outdoor dining destination

Beer, laughs and thrills coming to Derby Market Place

30 July 2021

Stand-up comedy and an evening of thrilling travelling tales are on their way to the new Derby Loves You temporary venue at Derby Market Place.

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Sustainable transport grants available to local businesses

29 July 2021

Derby City Council is encouraging local businesses to go greener, by applying for grants that can help them to use greener travel.

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First Derby residents experience full fibre benefits as CityFibre project progresses

28 July 2021

CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has now completed its network rollout in parts of Derby.

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Planning application submitted for new 3,500 capacity performance venue at Becketwell

27 July 2021

Developers St James Securities have submitted a full planning application to Derby City Council for a new 3,500 capacity entertainment and events venue at Becketwell Derby.

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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.

Jacob Watts from Project D at the Ascend project launch

£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.

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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.

Council House from River Gardens

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.

Becketwell Arena artist impression

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.

Meadow buttercups

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.

Waitress wearing a face covering while serving customers

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.

Two children carrying a stack of books in front of bookshelves

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!

Singer songwriter Lucy Ward

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.

School children road sign

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.

Clock outside Council House

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.

Stevie Wild, Suzanne Walker, Claire Davenport, Cllr Evonne Williams, Karla Cook, Tracey Harrison

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.

Rubbish in container

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).

groovy derby ram. photo credit Steve Wroe

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.

fantabulosa colour canon taken by Graham Whitmore

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.

Council House at night

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

People counting votes

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

Council House from River Gardens

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

Illicit tobacco and cigarettes on counter

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!

Councillor Roy Webb with the Livewell team

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 kick-starting 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.

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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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.

Derby Ram Trail close up teaser

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.

Aerial view of Derby Council House, Riverlights, Eagle Market, Derbion

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

Derby Market Hall

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.

Friar Gate Studios

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.

Artists impression of a building in the new Becketwell redevelopment.

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.

New advanced manufacturing research centre at Infinity park, Derby

£15m nuclear research facility application submitted

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

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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.

Sharon Smith, part of the Age UK Charity Team

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

Aerial view of Derby

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.

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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.

Sadler Gate

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.

Kerry Little, Livewell client of the month April.

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.

Darley Park Concert

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.

Council House from River Gardens

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.

Market Place food venue

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

18 March 2021

Thursday 18 March is National Child Exploitation Awareness Day

Beat the street beat boxes

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.

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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.

Derby libraries rhymetime actors performing.

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.

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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.

COVID Support Officers, Lets Do the Right Thing for Derby

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 take-off

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.

Teacher teaching class

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.

Derby Arena exterior

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.

Social care assistant and resident

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.

kitty macfarlane Derby Folk Festival

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.

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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.

Terrace houses on Derby street

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.

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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.

Houses in Allestree

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.

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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’.

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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

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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.

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Securing work during a pandemic

15 January 2021

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Huge Derby leisure project reaches major milestone

7 January 2021

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

Derby Arena exterior

Derby Arena opens for COVID-19 vaccinations

6 January 2021

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

Claire Houhgton

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.

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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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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.

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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...

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Local Restrictions Support Grant launches

17 December 2020

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

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£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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 2020

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Couple shopping at christmas. Christmas lights.

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!

Man sat on bed with head in hands in the dark

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

Council house exterior at night

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 in 2020, 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.

New e-scooters for Derby

Electric scooters are coming to Derby!

6 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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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 exterior

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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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.

Clock outside Council House

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.

A52 bridge install

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 exterior

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.

Remembrance poppy on Council House

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.

Road with cones and closure signs

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

Girl holding halloween pumpkin

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.

Hand holding syringe and vaccine

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.

People carrying xmas presents

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.

Housing estate

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.

Council House at night

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.

Councillor Poulter with Graffiti artist and COVID mural

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.

Council House at night

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.

Artist impression of Assembly Rooms site

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.

Council House at night

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.

Workmen repairing Normanton Road

£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.

Council House at night

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.

Council House at night

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.

Derby taxi new livery

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.

Aerial view of Derby Marketplace outdoor dining

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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'Green Grants' scams on the rise

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,

Trees in park

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.

Council House at night

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.

Fountain in front of Council House

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.

Council House at night

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.

Council house rear and River Gardens

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.

Buses at Derby Bus Station

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.

Council House at night

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.

Knife Angel

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.

Children playing with football

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.

Sunrise over A52

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.

Christmas lights

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.

Remembrance poppy on outside of Council House

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.

People wearing carnival costumes in Derby Market Place

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.

Smoker snapping cigarette

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.

Clock outside Council House

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.

Council House at night

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.

Housing estate

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.

Blue bins on street

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.

Councillor and Chief Executive in showhome

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.

Trees in park

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.

Person riding bike

£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.

Ballot box

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.

Person wearing PPE

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.

Track cycling Derby Arena

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!

The word 'scam' written in a warning triangles

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.

Empty classroom

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 applications extended

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.

Council House at night

#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.

Bear Cafe staff holding purple flag

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.

Hand on bicycle handlebar

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.

Council House at night

#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.

TALK Derby logo

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.

The word 'scam' written in a warning triangles

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.

The word 'scam' written in a warning triangles

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 applications close soon

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.

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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.

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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 re-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.

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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.

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Scams Awareness fortnight

16 June 2020

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.