Mobile Library Routes December 2019-February 2020

Derbyshire library service has two mobile libraries, based at Buxton and Long Eaton, serving around 150 communities across the county. These communities are visited once every four weeks and the mobile libraries offer a range of services for everyone including fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children, large print books, books on tape and books on CD as well as a selection of local studies books and information.

The mobile libraries have a lift for wheelchair users and people with mobility problems.

Southern Mobile Library Routes 30 December 2019 to 20 March 2020


Christmas and New Year Waste and Recycling Collections 2019/2020

Christmas and New Year bin collections

Christmas Collection Poster 2019

Derbyshire Dales residents have been reminded that the Christmas and New Year bank holidays mean some bin collection days change over the festive fortnight.

While Monday and Tuesday collections are unchanged, all other collections will be one day later than usual apart from the Wednesday collection scheduled for Christmas Day itself, which will take place on Saturday 21 December.

The District Council’s contractor Serco will not be collecting on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, but will be working extra days on Saturdays 21 & 28 December and 4 January.

Residents are asked to note that no additional household waste will be collected, so are advised to make sure all their household waste is contained in their grey bin with the lid shut, or, for homes on a sack collection, in four standard sized black sacks.

A District Council spokesperson said: “Residents should limit the amount of household waste they put out, but we are always happy to take excess recycling. All we ask is that any additional material is left at the side of recycling containers, making sure it is easily identifiable and suitably contained.

“We recommend using transparent containers, such as stacker boxes, rather than black bags, so we can easily identify the contents, and ask that any excess card, paper and magazines are separated from other excess recycling. Cardboard must be flattened and broken down into smaller pieces no wider than 0.5m to fit in the recycling compartment of our trucks.”

More information on presenting excess recycling can be found online at

Food waste collections will continue to happen weekly and recycling collections fortnightly, and the spokesperson added: “This year local people are recycling an additional 19 tonnes of food waste every month after responding to our appeal to use your food caddies more, and that is great news.

“That’s the equivalent of 19 elephants-worth of extra food waste going to a reprocessing facility in Ashbourne monthly and being turned into compost, which is sold back to the public through garden centres, local household waste recycling centres and used in agriculture.”

To help prioritise household waste and recycling collections at this busy time of year, all garden waste (green bin/compostable sacks) collections are suspended from Saturday 21 December to Saturday 4 January inclusive.

Every household in the district received a Christmas and New Year collections timetable (please see poster attached) in the October issue of the District Council’s Dales Matters publication, and a collection calendar is also available to view or download online at

January 2020 Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 14th

Please note our January meeting will take place 1 week later, on Tuesday 14th January at 7:30pm in the Village Hall kitchen.



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.


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