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The Liberal Democrats have 5 councillors across the city.

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  • Article: Jan 2, 2018

    Safe winter walking

    If we have ice or snow over the next few weeks, please remember there is no law stopping you from clearing the pavement. Be aware of people and traffic around and be careful of your, and other's, safety. Trees and hedges may hang low with snow, so please take action if any of yours need cutting. Thank you.

  • Article: Dec 29, 2017

    Derby City Council has cleared the site for the new swimming pool at Moorways. But who will use it?

    It will have an adaptable ten lane 50m long main pool for Olympic swimmers to train - and smaller learner and fun pools for families.

    The whole is expected to cost £33 million to build and someone (not the Council) should be able to run it with a £400,000 subsidy every year.

  • Cllrs Lucy Care and Eric Ashburner, indicating the area where car parking will be allowed for anglers by Heatherton Pond
    Article: Dec 28, 2017

    Thank you to everyone who gave their opinion on a parking area for Heatherton Pond. Views were wide-ranging from being keen to see decent parking to a wish for none at all. The safest access point was agreed to be near the brook end of the pond, though some hedge will need to be removed and new planted.

  • Article: Dec 27, 2017

    Across Europe forward-looking cities and businesses are discussing how to make the best of Brexit. Major EU cities are inviting UK organisations and businesses to relocate to them. Frankfurt is welcoming banks and Amsterdam is to host the European Medicine Agency. Meanwhile businesses in the UK and elsewhere in the EU are reviewing where to buy goods and services, or assessing where staff will be available.

  • Cllr Mike Carr and Cllr Lucy Care visiting a bus stop
    Article: Dec 22, 2017

    Do you use this bus stop?

    The Council thinks this bus stop and a cycle lane won't work together, so suggest scrapping the bus stop.

    What do you think? Is the one at the end of Western Road enough? Tell Cllr Mike Carr or Lucy Care.

    Library updates

    Labour has given a very tight timetable for most of Derby's Libraries to become run by 'the community'. A local charity, Direct Help and Advice, is the only bidder to run the libraries, including Blagreaves. They hope to expand the activities from the library and will be looking for more volunteers to work from there. Do get in touch with them on 287850 and ask for Suzanne Walker, or email suzanne.walker@dhadvice.org if you'd like to find out more. Mickleover Library is going to continue to be run by the Council. More news next year.

  • Article: Dec 22, 2017

    Derby City Council finally managed to get its 2016/17 accounts signed off in mid-December - against a legal deadline for getting this done of 30th September. And the 2015/16 accounts weren't signed off until 30th September 2017 - a year late.

    The Audit Opinion for 2016/17 is not good. The Internal Auditors say that based on the work they have done during the year, in their opinion, "Derby City Council's framework of governance, risk management and management control is INADEQUATE." They go on to say that actions to correct these issues are not happening fast enough in some cases.

  • Article: Dec 21, 2017
    By Thomas Bull

    Poor air quality is a big issue in Britain. It is linked to about 40,000 early deaths each year. The Government is working with the council to help improve our air. Sadly our Labour-led council have failed to move fast enough. They have not submitted plans on time. Also the Government says what they have now submitted is "not up to scratch".

  • Cllrs Joe Naitta and Ruth Skelton with Danielle Lind discuss rat running through the car park in front of the shops at the Lane End
    Article: Dec 20, 2017
    The Labour council's roadworks at the junction of Blagreaves Lane and Stenson Road are now complete - but problems that the Liberal Democrats warned about are only beginning.
    Local residents speaking with their local Liberal Democrat councillors have highlighted numerous problems caused by the changes. They include:
  • Article: Dec 18, 2017

    Derby City Council have finally published the business case for the replacement of the Assembly Rooms, following the fire in March 2014. It has only come out after the council received a Freedom of Information request - and we understand that the entire section covering refurbishing the existing building has been redacted.

  • Article: Dec 14, 2017

    In October Labour rubber-stamped their choice for what should replace the Assembly Rooms. There was an outcry from various groups in the city who had not been consulted about the issue. Councillors who scrutinise what the Labour Cabinet do were also very critical of the proposals. It seems that consultants employed by the Council came up with the proposals without doing any proper consultation about what Derby citizens wanted.