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Derby, UK
Wednesday, 17th October 2018

Council Leader welcomes HS2 consultation as big step towards improving Midlands connectivity

HS2 computer visual
The Leader of Derby City Council has given his backing to the launch of a consultation with local communities in the Midlands, as HS2 Ltd today revealed more detailed design proposals. Councillor Chris Poulter, Leader of Derby City Council said: “We welcome the launch of this...

Derby social workers shortlisted for Social Worker of the Year Award

Social Worker of the Year - Claudia (left) and Jane (right)
Two Derby City Council social workers have been selected as a finalist in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2018 as a result of their outstanding work with vulnerable adults. Jane Haywood, a team manager , who has worked at Derby City Council for...

Derby City Life Links – A new mental health service for Derby

Derby City Life Links
A new Mental Health Service for Derby launched last Monday (1st October). The service, named Derby City Life Links is a peer support and recovery service that brings together those currently receiving mental health support and those with lived experience of mental ill health...

Work begins to install new Christmas tree pit

2017 Christmas lights on Derby's Market Place
Summer is over and the kids are back at school, and while some of you may be shouting that you don’t want to hear the word ‘Christmas’ just yet, we’ve been talking about it for months. You’ll soon see work starting in the Market Place,...

Derby City Council supports terminally ill employees

Derby City Council has affirmed its commitment to employees diagnosed with a terminal illness, by signing the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter. CEO Carole Mills, and Councillors Chris Poulter and Mick Barker were joined today by Trade Union representatives, senior Council officers, MP Pauline Latham,...

Alfreton Road Bridge Update

Alfreton Road Flooding
It is now two months since the water main burst on Alfreton Road and understandably people are asking what is being done to get the road open again. Behind the scenes there has been much work taking place on what has proved to be...

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service for Children in Care, Leaving Care and Adopted

youngpeople
Derby City Council is recommending a joint procurement exercise with South Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (SDCCG) for an emotional health and well-being service provider following a successful ‘Proof of Concept’ trial that has been operating since October 2016. The successful operator will provide an integrated...

Council to consider SEND provision changes

Derby City Council is to consider a range of proposals to transform its provision to pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The overall aim of the plan is to ensure that more children and young people will be offered places in local...

Micro asphalt programme – road surface treatments across Derby

Streetpride micro asphalt project
Update: due to weather conditions, the work will now start on Thursday 11th October. Derby City Council is starting a programme of road surface treatments on Monday 8th October, using a process called ‘Micro asphalt’ to treat 31,000sqm of roads across the city. This treatment is...

Five tips to stop smoking

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Last year, 51% of smokers who got local support managed to quit for good. Ade quit smoking with Livewell. He said that it was Livewell helped him to stop smoking, but we know that for anyone to quit, the real change comes from themselves. Here are...