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The Chairman of the District of Derbyshire Dales invites nominations for the 2018 Community Awards.

Do you know someone in Derbyshire Dales who deserves recognition for the work that they do in their local community? They may be the driving force behind a local organisation or an individual who goes out of their way to help others or improve local facilities, or the environment. The people we want to hear about are those who "make the wheels go round", without previous recognition of their efforts or expectation of reward.

If your nominee is chosen for an award Councillor Flitter, Chairman of the District of Derbyshire Dales, hopes to present them with a certificate at a local event that involves those who benefit from their work. If a suitable event cannot be identified they will be invited to meet Councillor Flitter at the Town Hall

You can make a nomination online at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/communityawards. You will need to give your details, the name and address of your nominee and a description of why you feel that they are deserving of this award.

The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 28 February 2018.


In coming weeks we will be posting to this location a lot of information about emergencies, how to respond to them and where to go for information.

As District and County Councils continue to reduce their support and budgets for rural areas, it seems increasingly likely that we will have to be able to look after ourselves with a minimum of "outside support" for anything other than the most dire circumstances.  The recent flooding event (21st November, 2016), caused by hours of intense rainfall which was not forecast, is a typical example.  In anticipation of the next flood event we have formed a group of Flood Wardens who will be responsible for coordinating the village response and are developing a local response network for communication from and to residents.  If you think any part of the village is at risk of flooding and want to contact someone, you can call one of the following numbers and someone will take your details.  If you get no answer to one of the numbers then do try another.


Flood Warden Telephone Number
  Home Mobile
Peter Higgs 620246 07798 641191
Paul Downing 623941 07931 303022
Tim Sheppard 620446 07768 230653
Lesley Swain 623028 07840 632231
Ngaire Kirkham 623796 07702 570074

Please remember: The flood wardens are local volunteers who are giving up their time to help residents cope with emergency situations.  Their first priority is minimising disruption and organising relief efforts.  You are responsible for protecting your own property and help and advice on how to do this can be obtained either direct from County Council or via a flood warden.  Any steps taken in advance of a flood to protect your property are always very worthwhile. 


The day has finally arrived when we have agreement on what to do with the redundant land at the Newburgh Engineering site.  Plans to demolish the industrial buildings and build 55 houses have been unanimously approved by the Peak District National Park’s planning committee.  The developer, Camstead Ltd and Newburgh Engineering Ltd have been given permission to build the 55 houses, including 43 three to five-bedroomed houses for the open market, providing that they also build 12 two-bedroomed affordable homes to meet local needs, and 6 small industrial units to encourage local businesses.

The site covers 2.7 hectares and the redevelopment was supported by the local community and local authorities and was guided by the recently adopted Bradwell Neighbourhood Plan, which was supported by 84% of voters in a local referendum in November 2015.  Planning committee chair Paul Ancell said: “This is a unique major development in the Peak District National Park bringing a much-needed boost to the demand for affordable homes that will help improve the community’s sustainability and vitality.  “Our policies support development which enhances the valued characteristics of the National Park and we believe this high quality scheme, which re-uses a brown-field site, will greatly enhance the appearance of Bradwell.  Finding the right balance for the mixed use of this site has proved difficult, but for an application of this size to receive so much support is a credit to everyone involved.”

The houses will be constructed in natural stone in keeping with the village character.  The scheme will benefit the local community, bring opportunities for employment within the village in the new industrial units, and benefit the environment by greatly improving the appearance of this former industrial site.  Two traditional buildings – Newburgh Hall and Gatehouse, will also be refurbished as part of the development.


The latest Bradwell Housing Needs Survey identified that 12 new homes were needed, which is precisely the number being built, and when built they will be managed by the Bradwell Community Land Trust.  Newburgh’s engineering works on the site date back to 1938 but some years ago the company relocated the majority of their operations to Rotherham, leaving most of the Bradwell site unused.

This redevelopment also ensures that the current residual Newburgh business will remain in Bradwell, safeguarding the jobs of 25 skilled employees currently employed on the site and could encourage further investment.  The site is near the Grey Ditch Scheduled Ancient Monument – a nationally important post-Roman earthwork – so archaeological survey work will be undertaken ahead of building works to ensure that any archaeology at the site is protected.

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