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Friday, 14th December 2018

Team trees – how we preserve our natural stock

Team trees looking after Derby's trees
Derby City Council’s boundaries cover a variety of green spaces. However, when nature and industry collide, how do we protect nature from being harmed? The Council’s Arboricultural Officers have been busy recently preserving the life of a Himalayan Cedar (Cedrus deodara) tree on the doorstep...

Derby in Bloom! New floral display on Pentagon Island

Spring is here, and the Grounds Maintenance team has been hard at work sprucing up the Pentagon Island floral display. This fresh new display has been planted to read ‘Derby in Bloom’; Yew bushes (Taxus baccata) make up the lettering, while the background comprises Pachysandra...

Spring cleaning in Derby

Free bulky waste collections - Spring 2018
Derby residents have been having a good Spring clean this year, and have taken advantage of our free compactor days around the city. We sent our compactor to different areas of Derby, offering people the chance to dispose of household and garden waste. At the Osmaston...

Blue Plaque unveiled to Derby iron smith, Robert Bakewell

Robert Bakewell Blue Plaque
Derby’s 21st Blue Plaque was unveiled in the heart of the city on Friday 16th March to commemorate the life and work of Robert Bakewell (1682 – 1752). The latest blue plaque was located on the Yorkshire Bank building on St Peters Street, close to...

Derby City Jobcentre welcomed to the Council House

The Mayor of Derby with Councillor Baggy Shanker, Jobcentre employees and Council Officers
Derby City Council has officially welcomed new colleagues to the Council House, following the relocation of Jobcentre Plus services from offices at Forester House and Normanton Road. As part of the Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) plans to reduce property costs, a partnership arrangement...

Picture gallery – ‘A Plastic Ocean’ event at QUAD

A Plastic Ocean screening at Quad
Thank you to everyone who attended the ‘A Plastic Ocean’ event at QUAD on Wednesday 21 February. There was a fantastic turnout at the afternoon workshops, and the response to the full feature film was very positive. The film highlighted the consequences of over-using plastic...

Blue Plaque unveiled for football legend, Steve Bloomer

Steve Bloomer Blue Plaque
Today, Derby’s 19th Blue Plaque commemorating Derby football legend, Steve Bloomer, has been unveiled on the corner of Peartree Street and Portland Street, close to the footballers Derby home. A Derby resident and one of Derby County football club’s all-time top scorers (netting 317 goals...

Residents and Equality Groups welcome arrival of new accessible meeting room

Guests in the new meeting room
Equality groups from across Derby’s diverse communities have welcomed the official opening of a new fully accessible meeting room at the Council House. A formal opening ceremony lead by the Mayor of Derby, Councillor John Whitby, gave many members of the city’s equality and diversity...