The ruling self-styled Socialist group on Amber Valley Borough Council decided, with no justification, to limit public attendance at the Council meeting on 23 July to just 30 people. Residents from Belper, Pentrich, Ripley, Quarndon, Mackworth and even Allestree wanted to address the Council about the proposals for a significant increase in the number of […]
The Socialist administration on Amber Valley Borough Council has increased the cost of running the Council by more nearly 11%. The Council, in a press release, highlighted a reduction in the number of cabinet members. Although the number of cabinet members has reduced by one saving £3,947 per year, the number of cabinet support members […]
The ruling, self-styled, Socialist group on Amber Valley Borough Council agreed at last night’s meeting to commit the Council to spend £24,000 that it does not have. The expenditure, approved by a majority of 23 to 21, was to set up a community fund of £2,000 or £3,000 in the wards which had a Labour […]
Amber Valley Borough Council long serving Leader, Councillor Stuart Bradford is due to relinquish his role at the Council’s Annual Meeting on 11 June, due to a change in political control following the Borough Elections in May this year. Councillor Bradford has been Council Leader for the past seven years and was first elected to […]
Conservative controlled Amber Valley Borough Council is considering how to support new and start-up businesses by offering them the opportunity to use the Council Offices in Ripley. This could involve simply using the Council Offices as an address and mail forwarding facility or as a virtual office, providing telephone and IT support, reception services, office accommodation and meeting […]
At last night’s meeting of Amber Valley Borough Council, the Conservative group proposed a multi million £ Town Sustainability Fund. Up to £5 million of this was set aside for Ripley. Most of the Labour members at the meeting refused to back the scheme. See Feature story for more details.
Labour Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, Alan Charles, addressed Amber Valley Borough Council last night. He said that the P&CC system is a “far better way of governance of the police”. Congratulations to Theresa May for pushing this policy through parliament.
Councillor Kevin Buttery, as Chairman has written on behalf of the Improvement & Scrutiny Committee to Philip Milligan, Chief Executive of East Midland Ambulance Service, as a result of the proposals to close Amber Valley Ambulance Stations. Councillor Buttery said: “Thirty members of the public, including local paramedics attended our meeting and raised their concerns […]
Amber Valley Conservatives enjoy afternoon tea with London Mayor, Boris Johnson. Boris Johnson, in his own enigmatic style, entertained an appreciative audience as he outlined his vision to ensure London remained the best City in the World. Boris thanked Derbyshire members for their assistance in helping him to secure election as London Mayor for a second […]
Conservative-controlled Amber Valley Borough Council announced a zero increase in Council Tax for 2013/14, the fourth year in a row. This being achieved with a budget 2.5% less than for the current year to 31 March 2013. Councillor Stuart Bradford, Leader of the Council, said: “We have made provisions to freeze Council Tax again this […]