Devolution nearer page 3
The proposed East Midlands Combined County Authority has moved a step nearer, after legislation was approved in Westminster. The relevant Bill has been given Royal Assent, paving the way for this additional tier of government covering Derbyshire, Notts and the cities of Derby and Nottingham.
Recycling Christmas trees page 9
Residents across the Peak and Dales are being invited to register their real Christmas trees for a recycling service to support the local hospice scene. Collections are going to be made from SK17, SK22, SK23, DE45, S32 and S33 postcodes. Register online at
Library's new era page 12
Tideswell's community managed library will open on December 11th, in the current County library premises behind St John's Church. Training of volunteers is well underway and anyone interested in staffing or helping generally should phone 01298 871482.
Community Hall land purchase page 16 & 17
Tideswell Community Hall's management committee has been given the opportunity to buy the land on which the facility stands. Owners Derbyshire County Council have made the offer for a limited period and a fundraising effort has been started.
Peak Park extends charges page 28
The Peak District National Park Authority has confirmed that pay and display charges have been extended to take in a further 13 of its car park locations. It means that 31 of the Authority's 44 car parks now require payment, seven days per week.

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