Author: John Rowe

Local Govenment Boundaries Commission Consultation - Have Your Say

Have your say on the Local Government Boundary Commission's second consultation on ward boundaries within the Derbyshire Dales District Council area here. The consultation closes on 26th October 2021.

Middleton Parish Council has submitted the following comments:

"To the members of the Electoral Boundary Commission:

We are very concerned to note that the amended proposals for new boundaries in Derbyshire... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 09:02 by John Rowe

Tags: Community, Elections

DDDC: Operational changes for bin collections from 26 July

We have received the following important update about temporary changes to bin collections from DDDC:

"These are the temporary operational changes put together by the District Council and Serco to help alleviate current bin collection disruptions. The changes will start from 26 July for a period of three months.

We apologise again for the inconvenience but the aim of this plan is to ensure that all 34,000... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 18 Jul 2021 09:01 by John Rowe

Tags: DDDC

DDDC: Important waste & recycling message

The following media release has been received from Derbyshire Dales District Council:

We want Derbyshire Dales residents to be aware that we are back in an emergency situation with waste & recycling collections.

Residents' patience and understanding at the start of the pandemic when bin collections were disrupted due to staff absences caused by Covid isolations was much appreciated.

The staffing situation... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 09:01 by John Rowe

Tags: DDDC

20's Plenty for Middleton?

The Parish Council has been contacted by the 20's Plenty campaign and we'd welcome your views on whether to participate. Contact the Parish Clerk if you wish to comment.

Do your residents contact you about inappropriately high speeds? Residents from across Derbyshire have united to campaign for 20mph mandatory speed limits where pedestrians and cyclists mix with vehicles. We ask for an update to Derbyshire... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 09:02 by John Rowe

Tags: Speeding

Emotional Support Helpline

Emotional Support Helpline

The Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service offer an Emotional Support Helpline to ANYBODY who feels they would benefit from having someone to talk to about things they might be having difficulty with. You can call the helpline on 01773 734989 and press option 2.

The helpline is open 9 – 7 Monday to Friday and 9 – 5 Saturday and Sunday.

Posted: Sun, 23 May 2021 16:54 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

"Street Meets" are back!

Received from Derbyshire Police

We are excited to be getting back into our communities and hosting a few street meets in June! It would be greatly appreciated, if you could help us spread the word so that we can reach as many people within our communities as we can.

PCSO Hunt and Mattison will be at the following locations;

Sunday 06/06/2021 Matlock Bath @12pm-2pm.

Tuesday 08/06/2021 Wirksworth Market... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 23 May 2021 16:36 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Dealing with Cold Callers

Dealing with unexpected callers at your door
A distraction burglary is where a criminal calls at your home posing as an official or asks for your help with something. They can make up a story to get in to your home.

Burglars need not go to the trouble of breaking in if they can just knock on your door and be invited in. Always be on your guard when anyone you're not expecting - a man, woman or even... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 23 May 2021 16:26 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

County Lines Spot The Signs

Received via Neighbourhood Alert

What is County Lines?
A term to describe Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) involved in the supply of illegal drugs. Typically this is from large cities into smaller communities, such as towns and villages.

What is cuckooing?
A vulnerable persons home, often a person with drug dependency, is taken over and used as a place to sell drugs from.

Spot the Signs
Frequent or high... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 23 May 2021 15:52 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Middleton Parish Council Annual Report 2021-21

I would like to thank all Councillors for their work on behalf of Middleton over the last year. We welcome Cllr Derek Renshaw who was co-opted in January. The Parish Council currently has two casual vacancies – if you would like further information about the role please speak to any councillor or contact the Parish Clerk.

Special thanks are due to our County Councillor, Cllr Irene Ratcliffe who... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 06 May 2021 18:34 by John Rowe

Tags: Parish Council Report

Closure of Main Street 24th-25th April 2021

We have received a notification from Derbyshire County Council of a Temporary Road Closure at Main Street between No.25 and the junction with Chapel Lane in order tot facilitate a gas connection.

The alternative route is Porter Lane, The Hill, Water Lane, Chapel Hill, Via Gellia Road, New Road Middleton By Wirksworth and vice versa.

You can view the order on this link Read More »

Posted: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 18:44 by John Rowe

Tags: DCC