Cash Boost to Ripley Groups

Two groups in Ripley have received a cash boost thanks to the efforts of Ripley Councillor Stuart Joynes.

Ripley Army Cadets have received £800, whilst the newly reformed branch of the Ripley British Legion has received £1000, towards equipment costs.

Conservative Derbyshire County Councillor David Bowley said “I am grateful to Stuart for…

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Providing quality, value for money services

Despite the continuing pressure on its finances, the Conservative controlled Council has made a further £737,000 of savings since the 2012/13 budget was approved in March 2012.

A report to Full Council on 12 December 2012 will outline further savings worth a total of £1.5 million, which all Councillors will be…

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Keeping Green

Our new green recycling service has now been wheeled out to all residents in Amber Valley.

We are proud of this achievement.

This fantastic new service now includes plastics and yet still provides a considerable saving to the Taxpayer over the lifetime of the contract.

It will also reduce the amount of waste…

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Council Tax benefits

We are asking thousands of local residents to give their views on the proposed new Council Tax Benefit Scheme

Amber Valley currently spends £8.6million on Council Tax benefits.

A survey is being sent to more than 5,000 working age people in receipt of benefits asking them what they think of proposals to…

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Support for Heanor Market

Following the take-over by local Businesses to run Heanor Market, Conservative Councillor Kevin Parkinson

has given his full support with  a £2,000 grant from the Derbyshire Leadership Fund to help towards running costs and to appoint a market manager to help promote the market so it can prosper and grow.

Councillor Liz…

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Faster Broadband – Investing in our future

Derbyshire Conservatives are championing the ‘Digital Derbyshire’ programme to improve Derbyshire’s broadband infrastructure to allow better connection speeds.

Broadband access in Derbyshire is poised for its biggest ever transformation after the Conservative Government approved ambitious £15 million plans led by Derbyshire County Council.

Derbyshire is one of the first authorities in the…

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Leisure at its Best

Amber Valley Leisure Centres are considered amongst the best in the country following a £22 million investment.

Three of the Borough’s leisure centres have won prestigious national awards for excellence. Ripley Leisure Centre, William Gregg VC Leisure Centre in Heanor and Alfreton Leisure centre have all achieved a Quest rating of…

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Top Marks for Amber Valley Parks


Four of Amber Valley’s parks have been awarded prestigious Green Flag Awards. These are Belper Parks, Belper River Gardens, Pennytown Ponds in Somercotes and Crossley Park in Ripley.

The Green Flag Award, is a sign to visitors that the park is well-maintained and well-managed, with excellent facilities.

Belper Parks are celebrating their fourth…

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