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Then latest news on bin collections can be found  here

From DDDC-
Recycling backlog
We are very conscious that some residents where recycling collections have been missed this week and last are getting concerned about when we might have capacity to react to the backlog as the coronavirus crisis continues to impact on this service.

Please be aware that a contingency plan will be announced very soon that seeks to address how recycling collections will happen during this emergency situation.

In the meantime our appeal to households is that you stockpile any recycling rather than being tempted to burn it – which is bad for the environment – or to dispose of it in any other way.

Your continued patience and understanding in these exceptional times is much appreciated.

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Bin Collection Update

Bin collections update – Wednesday 1 April
The bins situation today is that household waste collections continue as scheduled, but there are no garden rounds, food is being collected on the grey bin/black sack rounds and only one of the usual five recycling crews is out collecting.

Household waste collections remain a priority for our reduced crews.

More about today’s scheduled recycling rounds >


Looking at the website it looks like we won’t get a collection today

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Acute staffing issues caused by the coronavirus outbreak means bin collections in the Derbyshire Dales have been further impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Derbyshire Dales District Council announced on Tuesday that staff absences due to self-isolation measures meant garden waste collections would be suspended from Friday – but green waste is now suspended with immediate effect.

Some scheduled recycling collections also didn’t happen on Wednesday as bin crews prioritised general household waste collections.

The District Council does not have the resources to return for any garden and food waste collections missed to date this week.

Food waste will now be collected fortnightly – with household waste – rather than weekly.

Dales residents are being warned to expect further disruptions as the council’s contractor Serco have adopted the Government’s social distancing guidelines, meaning two rather than the usual three staff on each truck.

A full list of service changes due to the coronavirus outbreak is being updated regularly at

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Derbyshire Dales District Council’s car parks remain open during the coronavirus outbreak for the benefit of local residents who are working from home or making essential visits as set out by Government.

However, on Tuesday evening (24 March) the council put up clear signage asking motorists if they needed to be there and to follow current Government coronavirus measures (poster attached).

Parking charges will be suspended temporarily until further notice.

A full list of service changes due to the coronavirus outbreak is being updated regularly at



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Reporting Road Faults

Derbyshire County Council are promoting their Report a road faultonline form as the best way to report road issues such as potholes, damaged signs, etc.

There are a number of categories that can be reported  –


This system will automatically direct your enquiry to the relevant team and allows resources to be directed in the most efficient and effective way practicable.


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In view of the recent weather this information from Derbyshire County Council may be of interest –

At the Liaison meeting scheduled for Monday 30th March 2020, commencing at 6pm, at County Hall, Matlock, the Economy, Transport and Environment Department will be presenting information on the subject of flooding.

The council would like to draw your attention to the information currently available on our website Reporting flooding

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Road Safety in Parwich

The Parish Council has again requested support from the highways Authority (Derbyshire County Council) to address a number of concerns raised by residents. This time we sought the support of our County Councillor Simon Spencer.

This reply was received from Councillor Spencer’s Office.

A link was also provided to the report on 20 mph limits to the Cabinet of Derbyshire County Council in January 2019.


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