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Public Notices

Town & District Council Elections - 2nd May 2019

Are you registered to Vote?

In order to vote at the forthcoming Town and District Council elections, you will need to be registered on the Electoral roll.

If you are registered, you will receive a card through the post before polling day. The card will give you details of the polling station that you need to attend to cast your vote. You can register online at your new address at www.gov.uk/registertovote or alternatively contact North East Derbyshire District Council for a printed form. Once an election has been called and you find out that you are not currently registered you can apply to register up to 12 days before the election.

Anyone included in the Register of Electors may apply for a postal vote (47kb). If you know that you will not be able to vote in person, you should apply for a postal vote as soon as an election is announced or as soon as you become aware that you will be out of the country on polling day. Postal votes can be sent to an address outside the UK - for example if you are going on holiday - but please remember that it will take time to get there and for you to return it in time for the vote to be counted.

Postal ballot papers are normally sent out a week or two before polling day (depending on when you send in your postal voting application), so if you will not be at home around that time you should consider appointing a proxy to vote on your behalf.

You may still be able to vote even if you are unable to get to your polling station on Election Day by applying for a proxy vote (17kb). (A proxy is someone who votes on your behalf). For example:

  • If you will be away on holiday (in the UK or abroad)
  • If your work takes you away from home
  • If you are ill or in hospital

Thinking of standing for election?

The next Council Elections will take place on Thursday 2 May 2019. The Election Process is managed by Electoral Services Team at North East Derbyshire District Council.

The National Association of Local Councils have published 'All about local Councils' which is a useful guide to explain what local councils do.

North East Derbyshire District Council will be holding a briefing session which will take place at 6pm on Monday 18 February 2019 at North East Derbyshire District Council, District Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, S42 6NG and will last approximately one hour. There will be further briefing sessions to be held in March 2019.

The briefing will be hosted by the Returning Officer, Dan Swaine and will cover the nomination process, key dates of the election timetable, the election campaign, polling day and arrangements for the verification and count of the votes.

The briefing is open to all candidates and agents. It will be relevant to first time candidates or those standing again who require a refresh on the process.

All potential candidates and elections agents are welcome to attend but are asked to contact the Electoral Services Team to register their interest either by emailing elections@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk or by telephone on 01246 217058.

Nomination Forms are issued by North East Derbyshire District Council.

Key Dates:

19-26 March - Start of Election Process with Notice of Election and start of Purdah

3 April (4pm) - Deadline for nominations or withdrawing nominations

4 April (4pm) - Statement of persons nominated published

24 April - Publications of notice of poll

2 May - Date of Election

13 May - First meeting - Annual Council meeting.

Following the election taking place Councillors officially retire on the 4th day after the election and new Councillors take office the same day. The only exception to this is the Chair and Vice Chair who remain in office until their successor is elected at the first meeting after the election.

Useful website links

Electoral Commission - www.electoralcommission.org.uk

Purdah - Short Guide to publicity during the pre-election period.

North East Derbyshire District Council - Electoral Services Team webpage

Latest News

Derbyshire Alerts

Derbyshire Alerts

Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:11 by Jo Mitchell

Derbyshire Alert is a website/community network that allows Police and partner agencies such as Neighbourhood Watch, Action Fraud and Fire and Rescue Service to send out alerts. The alerts contain information regarding local crime information, appeals, updates to crimes and crime prevention advice for registered users. The information is usually received through means of email however may be through text alerts if urgent. More »

To register for these alerts is free. To register, a person must enter contact details, including home address, email and a contact number. This allows information to be sent to residents in specific areas and appeals can be sent to specific demographic groups. For example, residents with working CCTV, residents with dash cams or dog walkers. It also gives the user the ability to feedback to Police, with information about their specific area.

Derbyshire police are encouraging residents and businesses to sign up to Derbyshire Alerts.

You can sign up to the Derbyshire alerts through the following link: www.derbyshirealert.co.uk

For any further information or enquiries please see the website or contact the following email address: pccoffice@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk » Less

Urgent call for volunteers to help lonely older people

Urgent call for volunteers to help lonely older people

Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:06 by Jo Mitchell

A charity is urgently appealing for new volunteers to help isolated older people who live alone in Derbyshire.

Contact the Elderly, which organises monthly social gatherings for people aged 75 and over wants to develop new groups to help as many people in the community as possible but desperately needs volunteers in Chesterfield, Dronfield, and Stretton. More »

It is looking for support in three key areas: group coordinators to help organise monthly tea parties, hosts to welcome a group into their home for a tea party once or twice a year and drivers with a car who can collect older guests and accompany them to the events.

Contact the Elderly has been dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation in older people for more than 50 years. Last year it supported 6,223 older guests in 813 groups across the UK. It is supported by around 11,000 volunteers.

The charity has been hosting regular events in the Derbyshire area since 2015. One Sunday a month a volunteer driver collects and accompanies an older guest to their tea party, which is hosted by another volunteer. Through the groups strong bonds have been formed and friendships made – and 95% of the older guests that the charity helps say they now have something to look forward to.

Helen Mather, who has been volunteering as a driver for Contact the Elderly in Sheffield for more than three years, often drives older guests in the group to Dronfield where two of our hosts are based. She urges others to get involved in the area so that the charity can set up more localised groups.

She said: "The charity brings adults of all ages together to share conversation and cake and it's a lovely way to meet and support older people in your community.

"I'd encourage anyone looking for a meaningful way to give something back to offer a few hours of their time each month as a volunteer driver. I've met some lovely people."

Angela Handforth, Development Officer for Contact the Elderly in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, said: "The older guests who come to our groups in Derbyshire love their regular afternoons of conversation and companionship and tell us that it gives them something to look forward to each month. However, we k

A charity is urgently appealing for new volunteers to help isolated older people who live alone in Derbyshire.

Contact the Elderly, which organises monthly social gatherings for people aged 75 and over wants to develop new groups to help as many people in the community as possible but desperately needs volunteers in Chesterfield, Dronfield, and Stretton.

It is looking for support in three key areas: group coordinators to help organise monthly tea parties, hosts to welcome a group into their home for a tea party once or twice a year and drivers with a car who can collect older guests and accompany them to the events.

Contact the Elderly has been dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation in older people for more than 50 years. Last year it supported 6,223 older guests in 813 groups across the UK. It is supported by around 11,000 volunteers.

The charity has been hosting regular events in the Derbyshire area since 2015. One Sunday a month a volunteer driver collects and accompanies an older guest to their tea party, which is hosted by another volunteer. Through the groups strong bonds have been formed and friendships made – and 95% of the older guests that the charity helps say they now have something to look forward to.

Helen Mather, who has been volunteering as a driver for Contact the Elderly in Sheffield for more than three years, often drives older guests in the group to Dronfield where two of our hosts are based. She urges others to get involved in the area so that the charity can set up more localised groups.

She said: "The charity brings adults of all ages together to share conversation and cake and it's a lovely way to meet and support older people in your community.

"I'd encourage anyone looking for a meaningful way to give something back to offer a few hours of their time each month as a volunteer driver. I've met some lovely people."

Angela Handforth, Development Officer for Contact the Elderly in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, said: "The older guests who come to our groups in Derbyshire love their regular afternoons of conversation and companionship and tell us that it gives them something to look forward to each month. However, we know that there are many more people in the local community who need our help."

Angela added: "We would love to set up more groups in the area, but we desperately need volunteers in order to do this. If you can spare a few hours – whether that's a week, a month or even a year, we would really love to hear from you."

If you are interested in volunteering for Contact the Elderly once a month as a driver, or twice a year as a host, get in touch by calling 0800 716543 or emailing angela.handforth@contact-the-elderly.org.uk

now that there are many more people in the local community who need our help."

Angela added: "We would love to set up more groups in the area, but we desperately need volunteers in order to do this. If you can spare a few hours – whether that's a week, a month or even a year, we would really love to hear from you."

If you are interested in volunteering for Contact the Elderly once a month as a driver, or twice a year as a host, get in touch by calling 0800 716543 or emailing angela.handforth@contact-the-elderly.org.uk » Less

New national campaign aims to get more people into adult social care

New national campaign aims to get more people into adult social care

Posted: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:40 by Jo Mitchell

If you've ever thought about a job in adult care, but never acted on it, then now is the time.

A new national campaign – Every Day is Different - is launching this month and it aims to encourage more people to take up a career in care. More »

In adult social care, no two days are the same – you could be supporting people of all ages, with different abilities and needs. But whatever the role, you'll be making a real difference to people's lives.

The Every Day is Different campaign offers lots of information about the types of jobs available in care, the skills you'll need and links to job opportunities in your local area.

You can find out more about the campaign at www.everydayisdifferent.com or by visiting the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/everydayisdifferent

You can also search for Derbyshire care jobs on the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website here www.joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/jobs-and-careers

For information about care jobs with Derbyshire County Council visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/makeadifference » Less