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  • Article: Feb 12, 2016

    Council Cuts Hit Mickleover

    Derby Labour's cuts look likely to axe the Mickleover neighbourhood board and forum.

    These have allowed residents and local councillors to work together to help Mickleover.

    The board has worked with local charity groups, the police and helped to create and support the "Our Mickleover" group.

  • Article: Feb 11, 2016

    At the recent City Council Budget meeting, Labour councillors pushed through a 4% Council Tax raise for this year. They plan to increase your council tax each year for the next three years.

    Labour also cut :-

    • Moorways swimming pool, now closing by the end of March 2016
    • Public toilets from April 2016
    • 200 full time equivalent jobs during 2016/17
    • All grants to the voluntary sector for 2016
    • Local Neighbourhood Forums and Boards (including removing the Board budgets).
    • Funding that prevents and tackles homelessness in the city
    • Council funding for Darley Park Concert, Markeaton Park fireworks, and the Christmas lights
    • Funding to the Museum trust, Quad and other cultural groups in the city
  • Article: Feb 10, 2016

    Derby residents were furious to learn that their local Conservative MP voted against making sure rented homes are fit to be lived in.

    MPs were recently asked to vote on a bill requiring rogue landlords to fix run down houses they rent out. Yet many Conservatives - including our MP - joined forces to block it.

  • Cllr Hilary Jones and Mickleover campaigners Maggie Hird and Peter Barker at Mickleover Library
    Article: Feb 9, 2016

    Derby's Labour Council have started a consultation on the future of the city's library service.

    There will be cuts - and our Library is likely to be one of the cuts unless we all do something about it.

    Chair of Mickleover Library Users Group, Maggie Hird said, "We all need to let the council know we want to keep Mickleover library open.

  • Jumble sale
    Event: Feb 19, 2016 6:00 PM
    Baptist Church Hall, Thornhill Road, Littleover, Derby

    Jumble Sale

    Friday 19th February 6 pm

    Baptist Church Hall, Thornhill Road, Littleover, Derby

    Please donate clean clothes, bric-a-brac, household items, books, dvds etc
    If you have any items to donate please ring Lucy Care on 721291

  • Cllr Lucy Care inspecting traffic monitoring equipment
    Article: Feb 1, 2016

    One of the many achievements of the Lib Dems in Government was making it easier for residents to have 20mph speed limits on their local roads. Most people, when asked, would prefer their street to have slower traffic. The process to do this for many streets in Derby has started.

    The tubes you may have seen are to monitor the traffic and decide whether this can be a 20mph road.

  • Cllr Eric Ashburner and Cllr Lucy Care Welcoming Reduced Speeds on Pastures Hill
    Article: Jan 29, 2016

    Success! Local Liberal Democrat councillors have achieved what many local people wanted - a lower speed limit on Pastures Hill and much of Rykneld Road, now down to 30mph.

    Councillors argued that, with three schools and nearby housing, safety needed to be improved and noise reduced by making this change.

  • Derby Liberal Democrat Councillors Campaigning with Local Residents To Save Our Parks ()
    Article: Jan 28, 2016

    £333,000 was given to the council to improve parks and open spaces near Heatherton. The money came from developers - out of the profits from selling houses - and has to be spent within 1 mile of those homes. Late in 2015 Labour put forward proposals to spend this money. They want to spend most of it on parks a long way from Heatherton - nearly at the legal limit for spending it. And they suggest spending most of it on small improvements or repairs.

  • Homes being built in Derby
    Article: Jan 28, 2016

    It seems common sense to reuse old sites for housing before building on green fields, but that's not the way the developers see it, or the government plans it.

    Councillor Lucy Care is proposing a motion to Derby City Council to ask the government to give more power to local councils to get brownfield sites redeveloped before building on farmland.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2016

    In early January, the next stage of road works at the Kingsway retail park roundabout began. The work should be finished in April.

    During this year road works at the junction of Sinfin Lane and the Ring Road are planned. It will start sometime after April. It is being paid for by one of the housing developers from Stenson Fields. The same developer is also paying for work to increase the capacity of the Stenson Road / Ring Road roundabout. It includes a bus lane from Littleover Lane down to the roundabout.