Derby City Council

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Most Recent

First images of new Derby water park released

Liam Barnes

BBC News

Moorways swimming pool Derby
Derby City Council

The first snapshots of a planned new swimming pool for Derby have been released.

Images released by Derby City Council show some of the designs for the Moorways project, which has been the centre of a long-running dispute over funding.

Moorways swimming pool Derby
Derby City Council

A statement from the authority said it will feature a 50m pool with moving booms and floors, two four-storey flumes and the first "wow ball" wave generator in England.

Moorways - which closed to the public in 2016 in an bid to save £350,000 in annual running costs - has been given a budget of £42m.

The council said it is scheduled to be finished "by late 2021".

Moorways Derby
Derby City Council

Pilot ID project 'stopped people voting'

Press Association

Hundreds of people may have missed out on voting in this year's council elections because of pilot schemes requiring them to prove their identity.

The Electoral Commission said the trial project saw 2,083 voters refused a ballot paper because they weren't carrying the necessary ID, with up to 758 of them not returning to cast their vote.

Broxtowe, Derby and North West Leicestershire were three of the 10 areas involved in the pilot.

Craig Westwood, director of communications, policy and research for the Electoral Commission, said "nearly everyone" in the pilot areas was able to vote and showed the correct ID "without difficulty", but said government needs to "consider carefully the available evidence about the impact of different approaches".

Polling station
Alamy

Important questions remain about how an ID requirement would work in practice, particularly at a national poll with higher levels of turnout."

Craig WestwoodElectoral Commission director of communications, policy and research

Mouse problem at city council HQ

BBC Radio Derby

Derby City Council is dealing with a mouse infestation at its city centre headquarters.

Cleaning has been stepped up in response to the problem at the Council House in Corporation Street and staff have been told not to eat at their desks.

Council House
BBC

Derby Labour appoint new deputy leader

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

Sinfin councillor Baggy Shanker is Labour's new deputy leader in Derby.

The vacancy arose when Martin Rawson lost his seat in last week's local elections.

Baggy Shanker
BBC

Future of city council still to be decided

East Midlands Today

Derby's political parties are due to meet this week to discuss which of them might run the city council.

Last week's local elections left the authority in no overall control, with no party gaining a majority.

Council House
BBC

There could be a deal between two of them, or the Conservatives might try to run Derby on their own.

A decision is expected by 23 May, in time for the new civic year.