News from Around Derby

February 3, 2017 12:21 PM

Polluted Air

Derby has been exposed as one of the areas in the UK with the worst air quality. The Government has instructed the Council to implement a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) by 2020 to deal with the problem.

The Government has made various pots of money available to apply for. Derby City Council has applied for some. Later this year there should be a consultation on what the Council plans to do for Derby's CAZ.

No Change to Yearly Elections

Last November, City Councillors voted on whether to change from having local elections 3 years in every 4. The ruling Labour Group wanted to change to only 1 election every 4 years. Liberal Democrat councillors voted to stay with the existing system, because it gives voters more control over councillors.

Community Corner

Charity Fashion Show in aid of Children First Derby. Friday 31st March starting at 7pm at Pride Park Stadium, Toyota Suite.

Tickets cost £35 each and include a 2-course dinner. Tickets are available from Children First Derby tel: 341516 or Sandra Harrison tel: 771208. Entertainment by a Freddie Mercury tribute band. The event is hosted by actress Gwen Taylor. The Mayor will be in attendance.