MARCH 2023

County wants more tax page 1
Local taxation levied by Derbyshire County Council will rise by 3.75% next month to contribute towards a 2023/24 spend of £675 million. It means an extra 80p per week for an average band D household. The County claims that the council tax rise will be among the lowest nationally.
Having a ball for charities page 3
Tideswell based #Challenge Derbyshire held its annual ball at Buxton's Devonshire Dome in February and raised £165,000. This means that £1.6 million has been gathered so far by #Challenge Derbyshire, all going to end-of-life charities Ashgate Hospice, Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen's Trust.
Sustainable Peak District travel page 9
Quieter roads, well-used bus routes and more walking and cycling were among topics discussed at recent deliberations about achieving sustainable travel in the Peak District. Agenda items included better public transport promotion, super-fast bus routes, park and ride, car-free schemes and road charging.
Council tax on second homes pages 16 & 17
Dales residents have been asked to respond by March 22nd to a consultation document about a proposal under new powers to charge double council tax on homes that are not main residences, often referred to as second homes. The online link is
Community fundraiser page 22
Tideswell & District Community Association's popular 200+ Club will be back in April for a new season. Membership is £1 per month and the prizes range from £50 bi-monthly and monthly £25 to £5. Money raised goes towards running events and supporting local organisations and projects.

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