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Thursday, 17th October 2019

Derby welcomes Purple Flag month

October is Purple Flag month and we’re delighted to be able to celebrate having retained our Purple Flag status for the sixth year earlier this year. Gaining and retaining Purple Flag status is a real team effort and Councillor Jonathan Smale, Cabinet Member for Communities,...

Knife Angel arrives in Derby

The National Monument Against Violence and Aggression has arrived in Derby. Known as the ‘Knife Angel’, the spectacular 27ft sculpture, made from up to 100,000 bladed weapons collected in knife banks during police amnesties across the country, will be next to the Cathedral on Irongate,...

Top things for new students to do in Derby

Student gym memberships
Derby’s new students deserve a warm welcome to the city and what better ways than to take part in activities which won’t use up the whole student loan in one go?! Just across the road from the University of Derby’s Kedleston Road campus is Markeaton Park’s Mundy Play Centre, which...

Our apprentices impress at National Apprenticeship Awards

Apprenticeship Awards
Former apprentices from Derby City Council and Derby Homes had their hard work recognised at the National Apprenticeship Awards last week. The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in its 16th Year, showcase the diverse range of sectors engaged with apprenticeships and the success stories of those...

D2N2 LEP back new Assembly Rooms with £4.5m

Assembly Rooms Main Entrance Lobby
D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership has signed off on £4.5 million of funding to help deliver Derby’s new Assembly Rooms. The funding will contribute to the £24 million investment approved by Derby City Council. As the Council’s number one city centre priority the new Assembly Rooms...

Derby Folk Weekender is back in the city this weekend

Folk fest
This year's Derby Folk Weekender begins on Friday with the festival showcasing internationally-renowned folk artists from across the world. Alongside the main event, which runs from Friday 4th – Sunday 6th October the Weekender’s fringe has always been a popular amongst lovers of folk music...

Healthy Housing Hub scoops up prestigious award win

Healthy Housing Hub
Last week, Derby City Council’s Healthy Housing Hub team were named ‘Home Improvement Agency of the Year’ at the National Healthy Housing Awards. The Healthy Housing Hub works with vulnerable residents living in unsafe and unhealthy housing conditions, whose home living conditions impact detrimentally on...

Nottingham Road resurfacing to begin in September

Update Monday 30th Spetember: We have now completed week one of the programme and everything is on track. This included a level survey and ground radar survey, excavating the existing concrete bus layby opposite Wayzgoose Drive and started planning out the carriageway between Pentagon Island...

Planners approve designs for new Assembly Rooms

Assembly Rooms
Derby’s ambition to have a contemporary large-scale entertainment and conference venue in the city centre continues to move forward with planning permission now approved. It is expected the new venue will act as a catalyst for further investment and help rejuvenate Derby into a thriving,...

Organisations to work in partnership on Safeguarding Children arrangements

Safeguarding
Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council are merging the oversight of their Safeguarding Children arrangements from 30 September 2019. The two Safeguarding Children Boards are taking the opportunity provided by the Children and Social Work Act 2017 to streamline and realign their activities...