In a statement Cllr Shanker said: “I am delighted and really looking forward to becoming Derby Labour Group Leader from the 12th May. During these extremely worrying and unprecedented times I will […]
In 2017 the Pledge from the Labour Administration was that all Council run Children’s Homes would be OFSTED rated at “Good”, or “Outstanding”. This pledge failed at the time, as Care Home […]
Morally dubious! Charity recruits paid staff for Chellaston library from Council money whilst existing staff are made redundant.
As the ex-Chellaston Library staff sit and wait for their P45’s to mark the end of their employment with Derby City Council, they read Cllr Ross McCristal’s ( Chellaston Ward) Facebook announcement […]
Godwin Development’s plans to build the 202 room block of flats, known as the Landmark building, continue to falter. In October 2019, Derby News reported that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]
Nationally we are used to the routine that every 4 or 5 years the whole of Parliament stands for re-election – an “All Out” electoral cycle. Whether or not we like the […]
At the 12 February 2020 Cabinet meeting 2 reports will be presented : Developing Derby as a Visitor Destination : Destination Management Plan (DMP) 2020 – 2025 Derby Culture Strategy 2020 – […]
St Martin’s Church in Allenton was the venue for this year’s Dignity Action Day event; the programme also included an insight to the work on “Shared Histories”. The Shared Histories Project was […]
May 2018 was a pivotal point in Derby’s political history as it saw the end of the “toxic Banwait era” Labour lost its majority but was still the largest party. The Tory […]
The Derby News article of November 24th “Sinfin Moor Social Club : Sikh Gurdwara for Tory votes?” detailed the controversial activities that could have led to the Club being closed down. This […]
On 22 August, the Licensing Committee made a controversial decision to amend the Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles strategy 2020 and to give taxi drivers longer to comply with lower emission requirements […]
Assembly Rooms : Council uses inflated benefit figures in D2N2 funding bid to massage its business case.
Derby News’ article on January 2019 “Assembly Rooms: Is the Council’s ‘Refurbished’ option really Value for Money?” concluded, based on leaked documents, that the Conservative Council’s preferred option of a Refurbished Assembly […]
From Oct 12th-19th is Hate Crime Awareness Week. A timely occasion given the escalation of division in this country, particularly over Brexit. Abuse of politicians, to the point of being intimidating, has […]
The Landmark building project was approved by the Planning Committee back in February 2019. Despite being initially rejected by the Committee, and considered by many residents to be unsightly ( albeit supported […]
Assembly Rooms refurbishment : Council will inevitably announce a cost overrun to the £24m budget – just a matter of time!
Last week, Derby City Council declared that the completion date for the refurbished Assembly Rooms had slipped from Autumn 2020 to November 2021. Despite this, they maintained that the budget will remain […]
Godwin’s latest development set to be approved, despite 40 objections – but Marketing Derby is in favour
Godwin Developments, the developer of the highest residential block in Derby, ‘The Landmark’, has re-submitted the planning application for another development – the car park on Agard Street. Originally they planned to […]
In February 2019, the Council approved the Planning application for the 17 floor, 201 apartment block due to be located on Phoenix Street, overlooking St Alkmund’s way. Although, at the time it […]
Today, the Cabinet is set to approve a proposal by Council Officers, to spend £1m on a new “Change Derby” programme. After much questioning last night at the Executive Scrutiny Board ( […]
When is a balanced position, not a balanced position? When you use reserves to plug the gap! When is a budget, not the budget? When you change it during the year! Some […]
Parents with children who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) have a constant battle with Derby City Council over the funding to support their child’s education. This friction is not a […]
Whilst the local elections across the country seem to have been hit by a “Brexit effect”, the same cannot be said for Derby City Council. The Derby News predictions published on 22nd […]