Derby City Council

Election results for 2019

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Most Recent

  1. Lockdown 'unfortunately necessary', says council boss

    Samantha Noble

    BBC News Online

    Derby City Council leader Chris Poulter has called for people to "work our hardest to do the right thing for Derby and stay home except for essential reasons".

    He said: "While none of us would wish for further restrictions, these latest measures are unfortunately necessary for us to regain control over the virus."

    Chris Poulter

    Mr Poulter added he hoped the nationwide vaccination programme and imminent roll-out of community testing "will help Derby to reduce transmission and move away from severe restrictions as soon as it is safe to do so".

    "In the meantime, do remember that there is always help and support available for those who need it in Derby through our support grants and Derby’s Community Hub," he said.

  2. Derby among councils bringing back bailiffs

    PA Media

    Derby City Council is one of a number of local authorities drafting in bailiffs again to secure unpaid business rates from companies, after enforcement action was put on hold during the coronavirus lockdown.

    It comes days after Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out the latest phase of the government's plan to protect jobs.

    Bailiffs are instructed by councils, once a liability order has been obtained in a magistrates court, to collect outstanding business rates, and will be able to enter businesses to seize goods and sell these at auction to settle the debt.

    Derby City Council said it has "several thousand business ratepayers who are behind with their payments".

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    Quote Message: The country is steadily moving out of lockdown and a decision has been taken to resume regular operation and to restart recovery actions again to help the city in its Covid-19 recovery effort." from Derby City Council
    Derby City Council
  3. Coronavirus: Council hope to speak to Rolls-Royce

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News

    Derby City Council said it's looking to speak to Rolls-Royce about the future of thousands of workers in the city.

    Concerns have been raised over potential job losses after it was reported the company may cut up to 8,000 members of its workforce over the weekend.

    The authority said it and Derby's coronavirus economic recovery task force - made up of public and private business and chaired by city council chief executive Paul Simpson - are "seeking urgent talks" to establish what it can do to "support" Rolls-Royce.

    A spokesman for Rolls-Royce said it is "working closely with our employee and trade union representatives and then we will consult with everyone affected".

    Derby City Council
    Quote Message: A large part of Rolls-Royce's revenue depends upon the maintenance of aircraft engines, but with the number of flights being so low internationally, the work simply isn’t there. It is vital that Derby – and the UK as a whole – stands with Rolls-Royce, its workers and others in the sector at this challenging time." from Chris Poulter Leader, Derby City Council
    Chris PoulterLeader, Derby City Council
  4. Derby bin collections disrupted by coronavirus

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News

    Food waste and garden rubbish will not be collected in Derby after the city council announced it is suspending the services following the latest information on preventing the spread of coronavirus.

    Collections for the black general waste and blue recycling bins will carry on as normal, but the authority said its plans are "being constantly monitored" in line with the latest government advice on protecting the public.

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    Quote Message: We know that changes to refuse collections are frustrating at any time but we have to prioritise our services in what is an unprecedented situation." from Derby City Council
    Derby City Council
  5. New A52 average speed cameras to be switched on

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Average speed cameras, the first permanent ones in Derbyshire, are being switched on in a stretch of roadworks on the A52 near Derby.

    The current limit at the Wyvern is 40mph but will be raised to 50 - down from the original 70 - when the system is fully operational later this year.

    A52 road works

    The city council said lowering the speed limit would make the road safer and cut congestion.

    Fines from the new cameras will not be handed out until the roadworks are lifted and the council said it did not receive any of the money.

  6. Derby Christmas lights costs climb to £131,000

    BBC Radio Derby

    The cost of erecting and dismantling the Christmas lights in Derby city centre has risen to £131,000, a Freedom of Information request to the city council has revealed.

    This is £37,000 more than in 2018, which itself was up from a total of £55,000 in 2017.

    In 2016 it cost £31,000, so this year's figure is a six-figure increase compared to three years ago.

    Derby City Council said the higher costs are because of "additional and repaired festive lights".

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  7. Derby bridge closed for two weeks

    Samantha Fisher

    BBC News Online

    A bridge in Derby has been closed for two weeks while flood gates are installed.

    There is a diversion for motorists while the work on Exeter Bridge, in Derwent Street, is carried out but pedestrians will still be able to use it.

    Derwent Street has been one-way since June to pave and realign the road, as well as create new flood defences behind the Riverside Chambers and Full Street. However, it will be fully shut while four new gates are built.

    This £95m project is to help protect the city from flooding.

    Councillor Matthew Holmes, deputy leader of Derby City Council, said: "This project is not just about ensuring the city is better equipped to avoid a significant future flooding event, it is about delivering regeneration to areas of the city."

    Exeter Bridge
  8. First images of new Derby water park released

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News

    Moorways swimming pool Derby

    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

    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
  9. 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".

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    Quote Message: Important questions remain about how an ID requirement would work in practice, particularly at a national poll with higher levels of turnout." from Craig Westwood Electoral Commission director of communications, policy and research
    Craig WestwoodElectoral Commission director of communications, policy and research