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Grey Bin Wednesday

No food caddy, put food waste in grey bin.

There has been some disruption to collections due to strike action by Serco crews however best information I have is that domestic waste (grey bin) is being prioritised so we should get a normal collection.

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Grey Bin Wednesday

No food caddy, put food waste in grey bin.

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Grey Bin Wednesday

No food caddy, put food waste in grey bin.

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Have your say on council services

Derbyshire Dales District Council is undertaking a Resident Survey this month, asking for views on the services it delivers and how local people feel about the area. The information will help the District Council to improve the policies and services it delivers while finding out what matters most to local people. 

A randomly selected group of residents are receiving a copy of the survey through the post, which they can complete online if they wish. Members of the District Council’s online panel of residents will also receive a link to complete the survey.

Any resident can also complete the survey now at https://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/residentsurvey21

A District Council spokesperson said: “This year’s survey has two new features. First, residents will be asked to record their views and the reasons for them, as well as selecting a graded response. Second, we are requesting postcodes information to assist us in identifying the areas where we need to focus our actions and to follow up on any points raised.”

For more information about the survey contact Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Policy Officer on 01629 761240 during office hours [Tuesday to Thursday].

The spokesperson added: “The Derbyshire Dales Online Panel is one of the ways in which we listen to residents and people who work in the Dales. Around 950 people have already joined the Panel and we’d love to have more.

“Panel members respond to online surveys on topics that are of interest to them and receive fewer than six surveys a year.” To join the Panel go to www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/enewsreg

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Chimney Sweep Anyone?

A number of people in the village have the excellent Tracey Watts to sweep their chimneys. Tracey is in Parwich again on Thursday, 16 September and has some capacity to do a few more chimneys. If you would like to be added to her list please contact Tracey on 07796 752545 / traceywatts4@gmail.com or leave a message with Fiona H on 191 who will contact Tracey on your behalf.

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Grey Bin Wednesday

No food caddy, put food waste in grey bin.

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Grey Bin Wednesday

No food caddy, put food waste in grey bin.

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Derbyshire County Council have launched an online survey to collate information, opinions and suggestions regarding our local bus services and ways in which it can be improved. If you would like to complete the survey, please click on the link below.

Have your say on future of local bus service – Derbyshire County Council

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Grey Bin Wednesday

No food caddy, put food waste in grey bin.

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Bins and Parking News

Bins

To enable Derbyshire Dales District Council to catch up on all missed waste and recycling collections to date – including excess recycling – councillors have agreed to suspend from this coming Monday (2 August) garden waste collections for a period of 4 weeks.

The Council will be contacting all its garden waste subscribers direct to confirm this narrow decision at an extraordinary council meeting last and to offer them, as recompense, a £15 discount of next year’s subscription price, which had been set at £50. Any new subscribers will pay the full amount.

Suspending garden waste collections for a maximum of 4 weeks (the equivalent of 2 collections) will release 5 drivers to focus instead on catching up with missed collections of household waste and recycling. Last night’s meeting also agreed to the cost of leasing an additional collection vehicle to help cater for an increasing number of subscriptions to the garden waste collection service until 31 March 2022.

In the meantime, as a temporary measure, we’re continuing to ask residents to mix food waste in their usual household waste (grey) bin – or sacks (if they are not on a bins round). To help prevent animals ripping open sacks in search of food waste, residents on sack rounds can put their usual food caddy out alongside their refuse sacks if they wish, but food inside the caddy does need to be contained within a sealed bag.

Please report a missed collection on our website at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/missedcollection

Parking

Parking will be free after 2pm throughout the month of September in Derbyshire Dales District Council’s car parks in Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock, Matlock Bath and Wirksworth – to help stimulate town centres in the recovery from the Covid pandemic.

The estimated £45,000 cost of encouraging shoppers to return to town centres by suspending charges after 2pm in September will be met from the District Council’s Covid Funding Reserve. A report to Tuesday’s meeting estimated the cost of making parking completely free throughout September in the car parks in Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock, Matlock Bath and Wirksworth at more than £200,000.


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Grey Bin Wednesday

No food caddy, put food waste in grey bin.

There’s a DDDC meeting regarding bin collections tonight at 6pm, for more information and how to watch on line click this link-

DDDC Meeting

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DDDC has published it’s recommendations to deal with the current waste collection crisis. This includes a 4 week suspension of garden waste collections. Further details available at https://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/your-council/news-and-publications/latest-news/3401-waste-recycling-report-key-recommendations

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Bins Update

Another update from DDDC, make of it what you will –

Bins update – Tuesday 20 July 

Some better news: All scheduled household waste and recycling rounds are collecting today.

There’s a possibility some rounds may not be completed due to the sheer volume of recycling going into the trucks – we’ll report on this later.

Serco are still some staff down which means 4 out of today’s scheduled 5 food waste rounds are operating.

We do also have a catch-up crew out recovering some missed collections, though, as you are well aware, the catch-up is going to take some time, for which we again apologise.

We can confirm also that an extraordinary full meeting of the District Council on 27 July will debate the ongoing waste and recycling issues. We’ll promote the report to that meeting on all our communications channels as soon as it is finalised and published, including via this e-newsletter.

A reminder that you can report a missed collection at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/missedcollection

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Bins update – Monday 19 July 

Our communication on Friday (16 July) about planned emergency measures to help alleviate current waste & recycling disruptions in the Dales has prompted a lot of resident feedback, which we appreciate and are listening to.

It has also given us a more detailed insight into the backlog of collections – especially recycling – in some areas of the district.

Because of this it could be necessary to adjust the measures announced – due to start on 26 July – and we have called an emergency meeting of the full council next week to discuss all options.

The report to this meeting will be published on our website no later than tomorrow.

In the meantime we regretfully announce that Serco have reported further staff absences today that they are unable to cover due to the continuing national driver shortage. It means some rounds could not operate today; the full list of the areas affected can be viewed on our website. Some food waste rounds were also not completed.

We appreciate that our apologies are not enough right now, but please be assured that we are exploring all possible angles to get this service back to the excellent levels you rightly expect.

Derbyshire Dales DC

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Phone Down?

If your without phone or Internet further up Dam Lane towards A515 someone has run into and snapped off a telegraph pole cutting the cable completely
I have reported it. Mark L Weds 14 July 7.50pm

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Bins Update

Sadly we are back in an emergency situation with waste & recycling collections.

Click the link for more details Serco are useless

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Bin Collections

Unfortunately there continues to be disruption to waste and recycling collections in some areas of the Dales as a result of the national shortage of HGV drivers and we apologise to those residents affected. Crews will be working on Saturday to try to clear the back log of waste, but it is unlikely they will be able collect all missed bins on Saturday. Please leave your containers out for collection.

We are working closely with our contractor Serco’s senior managers to come up with a solution and a number of steps have already been taken including increasing the rates of pay for drivers, trying to source HGV drivers from other contracts and councils and the upskilling of staff. Whilst progress is being made, at this stage there is no quick fix but please be assured we will continue to work hard on this until normal standards of service have been resumed.

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Mobile Library

The next mobile library visit will be Friday 30 July. It will be on the Green 12.15 – 1.00 pm

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Update from Derbyshire Dales –

 

Bin collectionsFriday 25 June:

Our contractor Serco will have crews working tomorrow (Saturday 26 June) catching up with missed waste and recycling collections that have happened this week, for which we apologise. So please leave out any missed containers for collection.

While it’s unlikely crews will get to all missed collections tomorrow, the catch-up will continue into next week

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Derbyshire Dales residents urged to report dog-fouling hot-spots

Derbyshire Dales District Council is urging residents to report areas in the district where dog fouling is causing a problem.

“Although 9 out of 10 dog owners pick up dog mess after their pets, that still leaves a significant number who don’t,” said Councillor Chris Furness, Chairman of the Community & Environment Committee at the District Council.

“We’re encouraging residents to help us by putting dog mess in the bin and reporting problem areas to us online.”

Community Development Officer, Emma Mortimer added:

“With the information from residents we will target those areas with the worst problems by patrolling and talking to dog owners to encourage responsible behaviour and putting up additional signs.

“To help encourage dog owners to pick up after their pets we are providing dog-mess bag dispensers on our land where we know there is a problem. Bagged dog mess can be disposed of in any litter bin.”

Residents can report a litter or dog fouling hot spot via an online form available at http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/reportdogmess  

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The mobile library service is being reinstated from 17th May 2021.  

The service will next visit Parwich ( on The Green ) on Fridays 4th June and 2nd July between 12:15 and 1pm

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Food Caddy Liners

Food caddy liners being delivered in April and May

 23 April 2021Derbyshire Dales households have started to receive their annual free roll of 52 caddy liners – and deliveries will continue for the rest of April and throughout May.

Please don’t contact us until the end of May to report that you haven’t yet received your free roll.

If you’re running out of the food bags we supply you can use any biodegradable bag that conforms to BS:EN13432 standard, displaying the “compostable” logo below.

Compostable bag logo

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Missing Parcel!

Had anyone received a box from Hello Fresh addressed to K Roome, Hall Gates? DPD strike again! If it has been delivered to you please could you contact Karen on 390298 and she will pick it up from you.

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Green Bin Update

Residents who have subscribed to the garden waste scheme which starts on 5th April will start to receive their bin stickers from this week.

If you haven’t yet received your sticker please don’t contact the council until after 18th March. You can still subscribe to the scheme here www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/gardenwaste

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Mothers Day Flowers

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Mothers Day Flowers

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Mothers Day Flowers

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The dates for the Mobile Library Service visitng Parwich have been changed to 18th Dec, 15th Jan and 12th Feb.

https://parwich.org/2020/11/25/mobile-library-service/

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Xmas Bin Collections

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Missing Parcel!

My Amazon parcel has been delivered & “ handed to resident “ but obviously not to my address . It’s in the name of Karen Evans with Hall Gates address on it . Hopefully someone has it! Karen R 390298

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Mobile Library Service

*** Change of dates to 18th Dec, 15th Jan and 12th Feb ***

The Mobile Library Service will call at Parwich between 12:15 and 1:00pm on Friday 18th Dec, 29th Jan and 26th Feb.

The service is operating a `book and borrow’ system, which means customers need to phone to book an appointment on one of the numbers below, and will be able to pick up a maximum of 10 books.

Appointment times will last 5 minutes, and for the time being customers will not be able to select their own books by stepping onto the vehicle. Instead, they will be asked what type of books they like reading and a selection will be made for them so they can pick them up at their allotted time.

All returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours and customers will need to bring their own bag to pick up their books.

As the service is mornings only it will not be possible to visit all the usual stops, and new routes have been introduced. This will be reviewed over the coming weeks and months.

Customers affected by the changes can contact ask.library@derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533444 to discuss receiving ahome library service during this period.

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Painter Wanted

Is there anyone in the village that does or that knows of anyone local that does house decoration? I am looking for some paintwork to be done in my house, a couple of rooms. Thanks please call  Tanya on 390146

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Piano Tuner

My excellent professional piano tuner from Manchester is coming to tune my piano on Wednesday next, and he has 2 slots in the afternoon if anyone would like their piano tuning.

Martin C  390529

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Window Cleaner Wanted

Does anyone know of a window cleaner who could do the windows at Orchard Farm? Anthony Smith Window Cleaning used to clean Orchard Farm and others in the village but I have not seen him in a long time.

Please contact

Ange Roebuck 390519

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Garden Waste Charges on the Way

 

Early bird discount for new garden waste scheme

Early bird discounts are available now for Derbyshire Dales residents subscribing to a new garden waste collection scheme. It costs a discounted £35 for Dales households that subscribe for the 2021/22 year to the garden waste service now – the equivalent of less than 68p a week.

The new scheme, starting on 1 April next year, generates funds to offset the increased cost of the District Council’s new waste and recycling contract, which began last month.

Derbyshire Dales joins more than half of all UK councils now charging residents for garden waste collections. The councils that make a charge include 39 of the 50 authorities most similar to Derbyshire Dales District Council.

In the coming weeks all local households will receive a leaflet delivered by contractor Serco, inviting them to take advantage of the discounted price online at http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/gardenwaste There’s also a hotline number for residents without internet access.

The discount offer closes at the end of January 2021, when the subscription price rises to £50. (more…)

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District councillors agreed last night (12 August) to provide extra funding to Freedom Leisure to enable the reopening of Derbyshire Dales leisure centres in Ashbourne, Matlock and Wirksworth with reduced hours and new Covid safety measures. View the meeting again on our YouTube channel. The actual reopening date and operating hours will be announced by Freedom Leisure after a period of mobilisation.

A fourth leisure facility operated on behalf of the council by Freedom – Bakewell Swimming Pool – will remain closed for a further two months after councillors heard that the small size of the facility made current social distancing requirements unworkable.

At the same meeting, councillors agreed to provide financial support to Serco to help the implementation of a new waste & recycling contract. The costs of the unavoidable impact of delays to the delivery of new refuse collection vehicles – associated with manufacturer shutdowns during Covid-19 – are being shared with Serco.  Read more >>

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Grey Bin Wednesday

…and Food Caddy

In other news the car number restrictions are longer in operation at the recycling centres 

 

 

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WATCH Extraordinary Council Meeting
Following the disruption of services since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, an Extraordinary Meeting of the District Council will be held on Wednesday 12 August to consider a report seeking approval for extra funding – requested by both Freedom Leisure and Serco – in order to reopen leisure centres here in the Derbyshire Dales and to fully implement the new waste & recycling contract. This meeting will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.
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Bulky waste collections restarting
We now have the resources to re-start bulky waste collections, which were paused during the coronavirus lockdown.
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Last chance for Dales businesses to apply for Covid grants
The Government has announced that three Covid-19 business grant funds will close soon – so it’s the last chance for Derbyshire Dales companies to apply for support.
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WATCH virtual Planning Committee, 11 August
Our Planning Committee will meet again virtually on 11 August – and the meeting will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel from 6pm.
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Residents’ garden waste questions answered
With garden waste collections now operating to schedule across the Derbyshire Dales during the continuing coronavirus pandemic, local residents are being reminded there will be a charge for the service from April next year. More than half of all UK councils now charge residents for garden waste collections, including 39 of the 50 councils most similar to Derbyshire Dales District Council.
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Grey Bin Wednesday

…and Food Caddy

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Thanks to Karen R for spotting this:

Food waste collection returns to weekly from Monday

27 July.

Food waste collections in the Derbyshire Dales will return to weekly from Monday 27 July.

Since the end of March the collections have been fortnightly to enable reduced crews due to coronavirus impacts to prioritise household waste and recycling rounds.The usual annual delivery of caddy liners for 2020 has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak and will now take place in September.

In the current circumstances any biodegradable bag which conforms to the BS:EN13432 standard and which displays the compostable logo can be used. Food waste can also be placed directly in the food caddy.

Residents can check on their collection date using the online postcode calendar at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/whenismycollection

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