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Derby, UK
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020

#HereForDerby – working together to reopen the Market Hall

Getting our city centre back up and running safely has been a top priority over recent weeks, as the lockdown has eased. And it’s been all hands on deck to help make this happen. Our teams helped to safely reopen non-essential retail stores, and...

#HereForDerby – Grounds Maintenance Team

An illustration showing a thank you message to Derby City Council key workers
As part of our #HereForDerby campaign, 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. Whilst many Council colleagues have been working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, there is...

#HereForDerby Derby Active

This week we talked to the Active Derby team who have been finding creative ways to keep the people of Derby healthy and active throughout the lockdown. When the Covid-19 pandemic forced the closure of sports facilities, Derby City Council’s Derby Active team quickly adapted,...

#HereForDerby – Communications and Marketing team

Providing clear and timely information to our colleagues and communities is important at the best of times. But in a crisis situation, it’s more crucial than ever. Since the initial weeks when the UK’s COVID-19 position was beginning to unfold and gather pace, the work...

#HereForDerby – Digital Workforce Project

As part of our #HereForDerby campaign we focus on the Digital Workforce Project – rolling out new technology which has helped hundreds of colleagues work from home during the pandemic, and keep essential services running. From making sure the democratic process keeps running, to helping...

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

Elizabeth Blaney
As part of our #HereForDerby campaign 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. Usually the team are out and about in Derby working to make sure that...

#HereForDerby – Melanie Pratt

Our #HereForDerby campaign celebrates colleagues who are helping to keep our essential services going for the city, as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week we spoke to Melanie Pratt, Catering and Contracts Manager, about how her work has changed during the pandemic –...

#HereForDerby – Sue Bliss and Home First

Home First
While every team across Derby City Council has played its part in supporting Derby throughout the pandemic, one very much at the forefront of the effort is our carers. This week is Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring in both paid...

#HereForDerby – Cemeteries and Crematorium Team: supporting families during difficult times

Photo of the Cemeteries and Crematorium Team
Since the start of the pandemic many Council colleagues have found themselves redeployed in a new role to help keep essential services running – and for some, it couldn’t be further away from their usual day job. As part of our #HereForDerby campaign we talk...

#HereForDerby – getting Raynesway Household Waste and Recycling Centre up and running for the city!

large skip filled with rubbish
Raynesway Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) opened it gates for the first time in mid-May – just under two months after the pandemic forced its closure. The site serves the whole city and allows residents to recycle unwanted and broken items or dispose...