Social security sanctions cause hardship to Derbyshire residents

April 19, 2016

Cllr Rob Davison Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care

Cllr Rob Davison
Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care

The unfair decisions being made by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have left many people across Derbyshire penniless.  Derbyshire Labour Group continues to support the work by the Welfare Rights Team at Derbyshire County Council in assisting people in getting unjust decisions overturned.

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New super food kitchens set to be opened in Derbyshire

April 18, 2016

Cllr Dave Allen, Cabinet Member for Health and Communities

Cllr Dave Allen, Cabinet Member for Health and Communities

It is a national disgrace that so many of our disadvantaged families rely on food banks to be able to feed themselves.  Government policies continue to push many people into poverty but our Labour council is doing what it can to help.

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Handy Van Service helps thousands across derbyshire

April 15, 2016

Cllr Paul Smith Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care

Cllr Paul Smith
Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care

Derbyshire Labour prioritises many services to help the elderly and vulnerable across our county; the Handy Van service is one of these.  From April 1 2016 a new phone service has been made available to make it easier for people to access the service.

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Derbyshire Labour Group put children first

April 14, 2016

Cllr Jim Coyle Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Cllr Jim Coyle
Cabinet Member for Children’s Services

At yesterday’s Full Council meeting Derbyshire Labour Group amended the Council Plan to help prevent Derbyshire schools being forced to become academies.  A recently produced Government White Paper has suggested all schools will be made to become academies in a process set to be completed by 2022.  

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Ilkeston gets a new railway station

April 1, 2016

Cllr Dean Collins, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure

Cllr Dean Collins, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure

LABOUR-LED Derbyshire County Council is leading on a project to bring a new railway station to Ilkeston.  The town has been without a railway station for around 50 years, but residents are delighted that construction for a new station will begin next week.

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Innovation the key as council seeks solutions

March 11, 2016

Cllr Andrew Botham, Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport.

Cllr Andrew Botham, Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport.

WITH the Tory government continuing to impose swingeing cuts on Derbyshire County Council, the Labour-led authority is determined to find innovative solutions to raise finance for essential public services.

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