Reporting matters to Derbyshire Police

Lately there has been a slight increase in matters adversely impacting upon the community. To ignore it and hope that ‘someone else’ will deal with it only frustrates any response we can expect.

Generally any Police response to matters occurring in the village will only happen IF THEY KNOW ABOUT IT.

We don’t really have the right to moan about Police response if we haven’t told them!

Many may not realise the different ways of reporting matters, so the following is a useful guide of how, and what, to report:

1.       Traffic Matters. Incidents of speeding, reckless, dangerous etc matters can be reported via this link. It is fairly straightforward and has been used to report speeding matters through the village along Derby Road.

2.       Crime Reporting: To report crime that have occurred, use the following link

NOTE:  If the crime is occurring at the time and is of an urgent matter (domestic violence, burglary in action, assault in action, theft in action etc) call 999

3.       Incident Reporting: To report an incident or pass information, use the following link

NOTE: This method will ask for your details. If you are concerned re this see Crimestoppers below.

4.       Crimestoppers: Can be used to provide anonymous information that will be subsequently passed to Police.

It is hoped that the community will have the confidence to use any of the above appropriate reporting methods about matters concerning the village and or wider community.

Don’t forget. If its an emergency 999

Alternatively you can report matters using 101

Finally this link will direct you to a web page which has various methods of contacting Derbyshire Police.


Parish Council Meeting – 1st October 2019 at 7.30pm

Please find below the agenda for the our monthly meeting on Tuesday 1st October at 7.30pm in the Village Hall kitchen.

Agenda 01.10.2019

Consultation on potential Council Tax hike to address long term empty homes issue

Below is a press release regarding a survey from Derbyshire Dales District Council asking local residents for their views on charging owners of long term empty properties up to four times the amount of Council Tax as regular homes owners.

Press Release

The survey runs until the 31st October – link below.


Notice of Poll, 14th June 2018

A poll for the Neighbourhood Planning Referendum for the Doveridge Parish Neighbourhood Area will be held on THURSDAY 14 JUNE 2018, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 10:00 PM

You can see the full notice of the poll here: Notice of Poll for Doveridge Neighbourhood Plan

DDDC Confirmation Letter of Referendum, 14th June 2018

Below is a link to the official letter we have received from Derbyshire Dales District Council informing us of the date of the Referendum in respect of the Doveridge Neighbourhood Plan.

Letter of Confirmation for Referendum

and below is the Notice of Referendum



The Examiner has now passed our Neighbourhood Plan with agreed modifications. The Plan will now go forward to Referendum when the DDDC have completed the amendments. At Referendum the whole village will be invited to vote. We need at least 50% of those who vote to agree to adopt the Plan and it then becomes a statutory document intended to map the future of the village until 2033.

It has taken the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group over two years’ work to get to this stage and also involved the whole village in Questionnaires, Housing Needs Surveys etc. We will be at the forefront of towns and villages in DDDC to have an adopted Plan.



Doveridge Neighbourhood Plan passed for examination 25th January 2018

The Doveridge Neighbourhood Plan was passed unanimously at the Derbyshire Dales District Council meeting on Thursday 25th January 2018.

The Plan will now formally go to the Examiner, Mr Matheson, with the Council’s recommendations. After Examination Mr Matheson will suggest any modifications he recommends being made and the Plan will be amended accordingly. The Examiner has already sent some interim enquiries to the Neighbourhood Plan Group and their responses are now with Mr Matheson.

After any modifications judged to be necessary have been made to the Plan, DDDC will then take it to Referendum in Doveridge. People will be invited to vote whether or not to adopt the Plan. If successful the Neighbourhood Plan will set out clearly the direction for the Parish until 2033.

Adoption of the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan

The Parish Council has received the following correspondence from Mike Hase, Planning Policy Manager at Derbyshire Dales District Council:

“I am writing to inform you that the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan was formally adopted by Derbyshire Dales District Council on the 7th December 2017.

All of the relevant documents including the Local Plan, adoption statements, sustainability appraisal report and the Inspector’s Report are available at Further details are set out in the Adoption Statement.

Following an independent examination of the Local Plan in May 2017, the Inspector’s Report was published on 13 November 2017 and concluded that the Local Plan is sound and legally compliant subject to the inclusion of the Inspector’s main modifications as appended to his Report. These modifications were duly made prior to adoption of the Local Plan.

As you may well be aware the adoption of the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan concludes the statutory preparation process. However, the District Council will continue to monitor the implementation of the Local Plan before embarking on a review of the Local Plan in the future.

The District Council would like to maintain your details on its Local Plan consultation database to enable it to consult you in the future on the Local Plan and other planning related documents. If you would like to be removed from the Local Plan consultation database please contact us. If you would like to remain on the consultation database but would prefer to receive information by email please contact us by emailing;”

Temporay Footpath Closure – October 2017

Derbyshire County Council have advised that there will be a temporary closure as follows:

  • WHEN: 13th October 2017 to 2nd November 2017.
  • WHERE: Suspension bridge over River Dove at Doveridge.
  • REASON: Public safety due to defects on the bridge.
  • ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: None designated.

The full notice is available to view – TC2673

Doveridge update – September 2017

Firstly, there is the good news that the applications by Gladmans to build on a site in Babbs Lane, and which were refused by DDDC, went to appeal in June. Both application appeals were dismissed by the Inspector. Gladmans do have until 25th September to re appeal but this can only be a legitimate concern with regards to the process, and it is felt that this would be unlikely.

Secondly, work will be commencing on the site at Hall Drive on 25th September, and a letter is to be delivered to all residents located closest to the site. The times of working will be 8a.m. until 17.00p.m. Monday to Friday. Any concerns, queries, whilst this initial phase takes place please contact the site manager at the site office.

Thirdly, all residents should be aware of a Consultation request for Hazardous Substances Consent on Land East or Twin Oaks Farm, Yelt Lane, Doveridge, under reference : 17/00858/HAZ. The Parish Council will be objecting but would urge all residents to voice their opinions by logging onto DDDC planning, under the above reference and sending in their own opinions to DDDC.