Just prior to Christmas, the 17 elderly residents of Council Care Home, Coleridge House, many living with dementia, were served notice that they would have to leave by Xmas….or at best, early January. […]
Usually, the simplest ideas are the best ones! Sophie Sparham, performance poet and writer from Derby came up with a great one – reading! But reading with a specific purpose – to […]
The Council’s many thousands of employees work throughout the year to keep the myriad of services operating, despite the shifting ground beneath them, the fluidity of leadership and the constant uncertainty of […]
Council declares it has £55 million of usable reserves…which it is choosing NOT to use to save services!
The Council has recently published its Statement of Accounts for 2016/17. It is a 141 page document which details comprehensively the Councils financial status for the year to 31 March 2017. Much […]
The Council’s annual budget consultation was issued on 2 November seeking public input by 13 December 2017. The press were invited to a meeting to ask questions, and interview Cllr Shanker ( […]
Cllr Sara Bolton resorts to petty politicking over community spirited photo of Cllr Smale helping library staff
December 2nd was “Small Business Saturday”. Chaddesden Conservative Councillor Jonathan Smale decided to visit a number of the shops and outlets in his ward, and show his support for the principle of […]
Cllr Graves, and Opposition Cllrs, walk out of Council Standards Committee – ” There is no integrity anymore”
The breach of conduct by Cllr Gulfraz Nawaz (Labour) has been widely reported following his action to provide a positive reference for a person, seeking a taxi licence, who had a criminal […]
Council is deliberately misleading Parents over the Special Educational Needs transfer programme; it is NOT “on target”.
For the Parents of the 1200+ children who require a statement of Special Educational Needs it is a daily grind to ensure that they get what they are entitled to from the […]
‘Under threat’ Arboretum House Care Home to be modified to include emergency 10 bed hospital discharge unit
Arboretum House is on the list to be privatised in the Council’s scheme to sell off its remaining Care Homes. If the Council had been on plan, it would have been sold […]