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Flood Alert

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.

Flood Alert in force: Upper Dove.

Flooding is possible for: Low-lying land and roads between Izaak Walton and Rocester on the River Dove and between Carsington Dam and Mayfield on the Henmore Brook.

Be prepared.

Heavy rain is forecast in the River Dove catchment overnight (Thursday the twentieth of September). This may result in river levels rising further in this area and there may be flooding to low lying land and roads. We expect the rain to continue throughout tomorrow (Friday the twenty-first of September) and for river levels to remain raised, however no flooding of properties is expected and Environment Agency staff are monitoring the situation. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK website. We are currently monitoring the situation.

To check the latest information for your area

* Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast:

* Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 208015.

* Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.

* Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.

Sandbags and sand are available at the Sycamore if required

Andrew Martin – Parish Council

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Destruction of verges

Did anyone see a lorry or van drive into the new section of verge in Creamery Lane, between 1.30pm and 3pm today (Thur 21st June)? Did anyone in Creamery Lane or Monsdale Lane have a delivery this afternoon?

The new turf was laid just over three weeks ago. I know it was after 1.30pm as I spent a couple of hours repairing another section of verge not long reseeded this lunch time that was churned up by an oversized delivery vehicle several weeks ago.

If anyone saw who it was I will contact the company to get them to pay for repairs.

Contact Peter T or email

Update 5.30pm Thur: A possible culprit was a Birmingham Fuel Oil tanker, unfortunately their office is currently closed (see ).

Update 10.30pm Fri: The Birmingham Fuel Oils driver says it was not his fault, but that he saw a TNT lorry in the area. Can anyone confirm that, before I contact TNT?

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Road Blocked Bradbourne Mill

6 pm

Just to let everyone know, someone has rolled a car at Bradbourne Mill and blocked the road, I would imagine emergency services will be closing the road any time so best avoided.
The driver was fairly unscathed ( lucky man)!!!
Jill L

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Vintage Cars

A few of the cars coming through the village yesterday on the vintage car rally. Photos by Alan Shenton

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Pot Holes!

We have received the following statement from Derbyshire County Council via our Parish Council.

We recognise how important the condition of the roads in Derbyshire are to Derbyshire residents and the difficulties they are currently facing. However Derbyshire County Council is doing its utmost to complete the necessary repairs in a timely manner, and below is an update on the steps we are currently taking to alleviate what we consider to be a very challenging situation.

In the first week of March whilst the adverse weather was preventing us from getting on the roads we were only able to repair just over 323 pothole in that week.
Last week following the roll out of the approved investment and delivery plan on a four day week (due to back holiday) we completed just in excess of 1,000 pothole repairs.
We currently have just over 70 operatives out on the network repairing potholes.
We currently have 9 hotbox gangs in operation, working extended hours and weekends. As of Monday we will increase this number to 12.
All hotbox gangs have a mandate to find and fix.
We have patching gangs in all three areas of the county undertaking large sections of patching repairs.
We have two Jetpatchers focusing on Derbyshire rural network.

We will continue to endeavour to complete the necessary repairs.


Cllr Simon Spencer
Deputy Leader & Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

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Please find details of the proposed temporary speed limit restriction and prohibition of waiting for A5012, A515 and Friden Ln, Newhaven.
You can view the order on this link

For any queries please email, for the attention David Nicholson, or call on 01629 538685.

Derbyshire Highways Hub
Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Derbyshire County Council | County Hall | Matlock | DE4 3AG

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When One Finishes Another Starts

Improvements to the ‘Ashbourne Triangle’ set to start

DCC will begin work to make safety improvements at an Ashbourne town centre traffic hotspot next month.

To minimise disruption, improvements to the ‘Ashbourne Triangle’ pedestrian refuge will be carried out in two phases to keep traffic flowing in one direction at a time. The work is expected to take two weeks.

Starting on Monday 9 April the northbound carriageway of the A515 towards Buxton will be closed so the market place side of the triangle can be narrowed.

The following week, starting Monday 16 April, the opposite carriageway heading into Ashbourne will be shut, so the other side of the triangle can also be slimmed down.

This is to give traffic using the one way system on both sides of the A515 at the junction of St John’s Street and Buxton Road more room to negotiate the narrow road and tight corners by providing more turning space.

The pedestrian crossing on Buxton Road, outside the town hall, will also be upgraded while the road closures are in place.

Signposted diversions will be in place while the work is carried out. For the week starting 9 April the diversion for northbound traffic will be along St John Street, Hall Lane, King Street and Buxton Road. Southbound traffic will flow as usual.

The following week’s diversion for southbound vehicles will be Buxton Road, King Street and Hall Lane. Northbound traffic will flow as usual.

Evening road closures will then be in place from 6.30pm to midnight between Monday 23 to Friday 27 April so that both sides of the carriageway can be resurfaced and white lines reinstated.

Plans for a new Ashbourne by-pass are also on the table. Last year the county council’s cabinet gave the green light for investigation work to be carried out into the possibility of a by-pass. Options for long-term solutions to the town’s traffic problems, other than a by-pass will also be considered. Evidence into the feasibility of a by-pass is now being collected. This will then be used to put together a business case to identify potential solutions to the town’s congestion problems.

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