News and Notices

Tree Planting Consultation - Amber Valley Borough Council

The Borough Council is planning to undertake 16 hectares of tree planting, to both capture carbon from the atmosphere and create new community woodlands and orchards. Prior to commencing any planting, the Council is undertaking public consultation on the scheme and the proposed locations. The consultation can be found at the following link:

Brexit Residents’ Meetings - 7th October 2019

Our local Member of Parliament, Nigel Mills MP, is holding a series of Brexit residents' meetings to update constituents on what's happening in Parliament, answer your questions, listen to your concerns and discuss the different plans for the various exits. 

The next residents' meeting will take place on:

Monday 7th October 2019 at 6pm in the Kilburn area. 

If you would like to attend this meeting, and haven't already registered, please register your interest by ringing his office on 01773 744341 and they will send you further details.

Derbyshire Connect Active Travel Service - a Consultation by Derbyshire County Council

The Derbyshire Connect Active Travel access to health transport service has been operating since October 2017. This service is funded by Derbyshire County Council and offers people who find it difficult to use conventional bus or train services a transport service to reach medical-related appointments, e.g. doctors, hospitals, dentists, clinics etc. This is a door to door service with the fare being based on the distance travelled. 

This service has been very popular across Derbyshire apart from in the Amber Valley and Erewash districts where passenger numbers are very low. The County Council would like to find out more about why so few people are making use of the service in order to make a fully informed decision about the future operation of this service in Amber Valley & Erewash.

To take the survey or get more information please visit

Mobile Library Service

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.

To view current routes/timetables please visit Derbyshire County Council’s website (opens in a new window)

Derbyshire Connect

Dial-a-Bus shopping buses for people who are unable to use conventional public transport.

For more information click here

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