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Thursday, 2nd April 2020

Derby Bus Station to close to public due to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic is an almost unprecedented situation in the UK and is having an enormous impact on every aspect of our lives, including public transport. To ensure the continued health and well-being of our employees and customers, it is with regret that from Monday...

Derby City Council block-books 100 hotel rooms for ‘roofless’ citizens to self-isolate

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Derby City Council has launched a trial scheme to block-book 100 rooms for ‘roofless’ citizens to isolate themselves during the coronavirus outbreak. A total of 100 rooms will be made available for the next 90 days and will be prioritised for those already known to...

Protect yourself from scams during the coronavirus outbreak

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It is a sad reality that there are some in our society who see the current Coronavirus crisis as way to exploit the vulnerable and make money.  Our Trading Standards team has issued the following advice to help people be aware of a number...

Open letter to businesses from the leader of Derby City Council

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We realise that COVID-19 is causing all businesses, large and small, to face extremely difficult decisions and an indefinite period of uncertainty. We want you to know that Derby City Council is committed to helping you through this. We are writing to the business community in...

Financial Support for Residents and Businesses

Derby City Council is committed to supporting residents and businesses and to make sure that any support is passed through to them as soon as practically possible in these unprecedented times. We have therefore introduced a series of measures for both residents and business...

Leadership Column – Bin collections and Streetpride services – Councillor Jonathan Smale

Dealing with the city's waste is one of the services that residents rightly consider a top priority amongst the things that the Council does. I can assure you that your bins are a top priority for us too and we are doing everything possible...

Preventing domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic

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While our homes should be the safest place for most of us right now, there are some people who will be experiencing domestic violence. The current climate of social distancing could mean that they are having to remain inside their home with their abuser,...

A Little Live Music from Sinfonia Viva

Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva, the orchestra of the East Midlands, has lined up a weekly programme of online solo performances by some of its top players to put a spring in the step of classical music fans – particularly those who are having to self-isolate. Starting...

School closures information (COVID-19)

Earlier in the week it was announced that due to the coronavirus pandemic, schools would be closing from the end of Friday 20th March until further notice. However, the Government also specified that schools would need to remain open for vulnerable children and for those...

Coronavirus information from Derby Homes

We are having to make difficult and unprecedented decisions on how we can continue to deliver essential services to our most vulnerable customers and the residents of Derby. From this week, along with many others delivering public services, we have had to make major changes...