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Sunday, 22nd September 2019

Leadership Column: Direct Help and Advice can deliver successful and sustainable library service

Community Managed Libraries announcement
Councillor Amo Raju, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism The Labour-led administration of Derby City Council is taking a significant step forward in delivering our pledge that no library in the city will close, by reaching an in-principle agreement with a local charity to...

Rearranged – Chaddesden Ward gears up for Spring Clean events

As part of the national Great British Spring Clean (GBSC) campaign there will be a number of events taking place in Chaddesden ward on Friday 9th March. The GBSC is a national campaign which encourages local councils, residents, community groups and schools to band together...

Tackling illicit tobacco

In early 2017 the Derby City Council Trading Standards team worked closely with HMRC and Derbyshire Constabulary to tackle the sale and supply of illicit tobacco in the city. As a result, Ismael Osman Mohammed, trading at the time as Nasza Biedronka from 296-298 Normanton...

Council and police work together to reassure residents

Police and PSPO
Derby City Council has joined forces with police officers in the Littleover area of Derby to reassure residents that they are doing everything possible to prevent and detect crime in the area. Since the beginning of the year there have been around 30 house burglaries...

Councils and business meets at first Derby-Nottingham Metro Growth meeting

The Metro Strategy Consultation is launched at Riverside Chambers in Derby
Some of the biggest businesses in the region have joined forces with universities to back the £11bn Derby-Nottingham Metro initiative through an advisory body which will develop its own ideas for boosting the economy. The Derby-Nottingham Metro Growth Board comprises Boots, Rolls-Royce, Toyota, East Midlands...

Marked improvement in test knife purchasing operation

We stand up to knife crime
Officials have expressed their pleasure as a joint Derbyshire police and Derby City Council test purchasing operation produced positive results. Last week on Thursday 15th February, police officers again joined forces with Derby City Council Trading Standards to test whether stores in the city centre...

Leadership Column: Preferred contractor announced for New Swimming Pool Complex

Baggy Shanker and John Kirkland
Councillor Baggy Shanker, lead Cabinet Member for the Moorways project Last week, I was delighted when Derby City Council's Planning Control Committee granted approval for the Labour administration's ambitious plans for a new Swimming Pool Complex at Moorways. This facility will make Derby an even...

New banning orders to be brought in to crack down on rogue landlords

Derby Housing
The implementation of parts of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 will mean that the Housing Standards team at Derby City Council will shortly have new powers, in the form of banning orders, to tackle rogue landlords and property agents in the city. The team...

How dance sessions are preventing elderly falls

Dance Class
An innovative programme to improve older people’s core stability and reduce their risk of falling and injuring themselves has been expanded in the city. The Dance Active sessions, run by Derby-based regional dance house Derby City Council and Déda, are part of a wider Falls...

Expansion of mandatory HMO Licensing will give tenants more protection and safer homes

black mould on wall
In April this year, the scope of Houses in multiple occupation (HMO) licensing will be extended following a Government consultation in 2016. It’s hoped the expansion of the scheme will offer greater protection to tenants of HMOs and improve standards in the private rented...