Council’s Neighbourhood Team plans “Christmas Cheer” for 850+ of Derby’s elderly, lonely and isolated
In previous years, many of Derby’s wards arranged Christmas dinner events for 30-70 elderly, lonely and isolated people in the City. In the current Covid climate these are not possible. So, rather […]
Derby City Council recognises the Independence of the Republic of Artsakh (Արցախ) (Nagorno-Karabakh)
On November 25th 2020, Derby City Council unanimously passed a resolution to formally recognise the Independence of the Republic of Artsakh ( Nagorno-Karabakh). The 1st City in the United Kingdom to pass […]
The Market Hall in Derby is a great asset for the City Centre. Built in 1866, it is a Grade II listed building. By 2017 it needed significant roof repairs, and work […]
In Derby and Derbyshire there are 179,000 children. It is estimated that 23,000 have a diagnosable mental health condition. Only 30-35% of these children have access to any Mental Health service. “Children […]
£100k of Tax Payer’s money to confirm Cllr Poulter’s non-preference over Local Government re-organisation?
The Government is set to issue its White Paper on Local Government reform with the intention of reducing the number of Councils, improving accountability and saving money. Whilst the details have not […]
The 7 residents at Park View flats in Mackworth are on the verge of eviction. The arrangement, led by the new owners, Henley Investment Management Ltd, need them out, as they are […]
In November 2016, Ex-Leader, Ranjit Banwait, tried to secure a vote to change the Council’s electoral Cycle to “whole council elections”. It failed, not because it was a bad idea…but because it […]
Ex-Derby Telegraph editor advising Tory Council on Communications. Who approved it, and is it Value for Money?
When the Council contracts with the ex-editor of the Derby Telegraph ( Steve Hall) for communications consultancy, then that is a matter of public interest. When public money is spent on a […]
Students at Severns Rental Agency’s Radford Mill “luxury student accommodation” in Nottingham are complaining. Apart from the flats not living up to expectations, facilities being delayed, and coloured running water, the Agency […]
John Forkin, Managing Director at Marketing Derby heralded the award of Godwin’s Agard Street Planning Application by saying: “We are delighted with the approval as we have worked closely with Godwin Developments […]
There are about 80 adults in Derby with complex learning and/or physical disabilities whose parent/carers need respite care support ( short breaks). Derby City Council has a statutory responsibility to fund this […]
South Derbyshire District Council Planning Committee – “behaved unreasonably” according to a Government Inspector
In November 2019, the Planning Committee ( comprising 13 elected Councillors, one of whom is the Leader Cllr Martyn Ford) refused a planning application from Talbot Turf / Talbot Farm Landscapes for […]
The start of the river boat trips from the Council House, past the Silk Mill to Darley Abbey will be a pivotal and public moment in the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s […]
Becketwell Arena – vague “early doors” plans and a poor business case. Why is the Tory Council shy about scrutiny?
On 10th July 2020, the Council unveiled its plans for the Assembly Rooms replacement. A brand new 3500 seat Arena to be located in the Becketwell area currently under development by St […]
In this year’s Annual report, Cllr Roulstone ( Cabinet member for Finance) stated: A casual reader of this would be led to believe that the Council had set a balanced budget at […]
I reported on May 18th 2020 that the Sinfin Moor Social Club had passed into new ownership and that the new owners had ambitious plans to extend and renovate. New owners of […]
Covid-19: Ethnic Minority death rate drops 50% in last 6 weeks compared to White British. Time to re-evaluate?
The Public Health England report “Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19” and the subsequent “Beyond the data: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups” was based on the analysis […]
Council approve “bland” Landmark building despite “harm” to local heritage. But will it actually be built?
At yesterday evening’s Planning Committee the majority of Councillors voted to overturn the recommendation of the Council Officers to refuse planning permission for the controversial Landmark building. The main reason for refusal […]
Covid-19: A daily dose of Vitamin D could significantly reduce the death rate in Black/ Asian people?
A previous Derby News article “Covid-19: Caution urged in jumping to conclusions on Black and Minority Ethnic death risks” analysed the recently published Public Health England report “Disparities in the risk and […]
Public Health England (PHE) issued its latest report on 2nd June 2020 “Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19”. This was widely expected to be a report on the impact of […]