News Archive - 2017
Recycling calendars being dropped onto District doormatsResidents across South Derbyshire are being urged to save room on their fridge or noticeboard for the arrival of new recycling calendars. Deliveries are currently being made to 41,000 homes to provide a handy reference guide to when collections take place.
Free flood protection barriersHouseholds and businesses at potential risk of flooding are being given an opportunity to further protect their properties. South Derbyshire District Council has 70 flood protection barriers, worth £225 each, to give away for free.
Tributes paid to popular former Councillor A former Councillor awarded the Freedom of South Derbyshire for his distinguished service to local communities has sadly passed away. Bill Dunn was a member of Swadlincote Urban District Council from 1969 and went on to represent South Derbyshire District Council until 2011.
Countdown to Christmas lights switch-onThe countdown to the most wonderful time of year in Swadlincote will begin with the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the town on Friday, November 24 for a day of fun, frivolity and fireworks.
Fair press for tenantsA South Derbyshire resident is helping to challenge the perception of people living in social housing. Dave Bown, of Etwall, has helped to produce Fair Press for Tenants, a guide created to educate and inform people about the valuable contribution tenants can, and do, make to their communities.
Green glory for food waste initiative A pioneering initiative to help drive down food waste has scooped a hat trick of prestigious accolades at the Houses of Parliament. Waste less, Save more beat off more competition from more than 500 of the UK’s greenest organisations at the annual Green Apple Awards.
ATC awarded Freedom of South DerbyshireA youth organisation named the finest in the country has been granted the Freedom of South Derbyshire. The 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) received the highest honour the District Council can bestow on Thursday.