Author: Website Team
While we are all self-isolating and socially distancing due to Coronavirus, social media platforms, like Twitter, Snapchat and video calls, are a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, share your thoughts and ideas and connect with like-minded people.
Unfortunately, whilst rare, there are negative influencers and online groomers who use the internet, social media and online gaming to spread... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:28 by Website Team
We're highlighting the national partnership campaign message to respond to a potential increase in safeguarding and domestic abuse issues during lockdown.
Children and young people are usually seen by lots of different adults and professionals every day such as neighbours and teachers but essential lockdown means normal opportunities they would have to notice any problems or check on their wellbeing... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:22 by Website Team
Calls to the police non-emergency 101 number are free of charge from today following a public campaign.
The move was announced by the Home Office and comes as police forces across the UK prepare for the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Previously, people who used the non-emergency police number were charged 15p per call. From April 1 the Home Office will cover the £7m per year it costs to fund... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 05 Apr 2020 16:22 by Website Team
We know that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will have a serious impact on the lives of women, children and men who are experiencing domestic abuse.
Fears over jobs, financial pressure, school closures, working from home and all the other current changes to our day to day lives are likely to result in an increase in
domestic abuse incidents.
If you're already living with domestic abuse, then the restrictions put... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:59 by Website Team
The Council recognises that in these unprecedented times our residents and businesses will need support. We have therefore introduced measures to try and ease some of the pressures you may be experiencing (click here if you are at risk, vulnerable or isolated):
The Council's current Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme provides financial support to households of working age with low incomes.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:05 by Website Team
A message from the Leader - 27th March
Since last Friday we have commenced delivery of emergency food parcels and medicine to the community; called in excess of 600 residents to check their status; mobilised nearly all office based staff to work from home where possible; closed 3 leisure facilities, along with keeping essential services going and maintaining some business as usual. We... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:40 by Website Team
All Derbyshire County Council's household waste recycling centres are closed until further notice.
The safety of customers and staff is our number one priority and in accordance with current government Coronavirus guidelines of avoiding non-essential contact and preventing a risk of infection to others, the sites will remain shut. It is essential that we do all we can to slow down the spread of the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:05 by Website Team
From 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months.
This is being done to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
There's separate guidance about what to do if your MOT due date is up to and including 29 March 2020.
Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 07:04 by Website Team
You will be aware that, as of 8.30pm last night, further measures have been put in place across the country to limit the movement of people, to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The new directions from the Prime Minister are that you may only leave your house for:
• shopping for basic necessities;
• one form of exercise a day;
• any medical need;
• travelling to and from work... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 10:52 by Website Team
Latest Government advice and local updates on Corona virus can be found at:
Latest advice from Derbyshire County Council can be found at:
Latest advice from North East Derbyshire District Council can be found at:
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 09:05 by Website Team