Dronfield Town Council

Serving the people of Dronfield

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Town Clerk: Andrew Tristram
Dronfield Civic Hall
Dronfield Civic Centre
Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 1PD

Tel: 01246 418573

  • Council Services

    Council Services

    The Town Council office remains closed to members of the public. However parks have now re-opened and will remain open during the new national restrictions.

  • Gosforth Lodge

    Gosforth Lodge

    Gosforth Lodge is currently unavailable to hire due to national restrictions in place from 5th November to 2nd December.

Dronfield Town Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Dronfield a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us. Alternatively the Town Council office opening hours are normally 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY

If you have any difficulty accessing any areas of our website please contact us by calling 01246 418573 or email townclerk@dronfield.gov.uk to discuss how we can help accommodate your needs and requirements.

Please click here to view our accessibility statement.

MESSAGE FROM THE LEADER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL

As we head into a second national lockdown, Dronfield Town Council will continue to do everything we can to support the people of Dronfield through these unprecedented times.

The Council have continued to work, throughout this time, with our partners and communities to help ensure we come through this challenge together. The residents and businesses of Dronfield have shown themselves to be an extremely resilient and caring community during these times.

We will continue to follow the official advice given by the Government and NHS which states that everyone should;

• Stay at home, except for specific purposes.

• Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.

• Close certain businesses and venues.

The council office will remain closed to the public however residents can still phone the office between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday or contact us through email or the website.

Your local councillors are also available to offer advice and guidance when needed and residents are encouraged to contact them should they have any concerns.

The situation changes day by and week by week and we will keep re-assessing what we can do to help reduce the risk to our residents and businesses.

We kindly ask everyone to take all possible measures to reduce the risk to themselves and to others in the community and to continue to follow the official advice given.

Please stay safe and keep others safe,

Cllr Angelique Foster

Leader Dronfield Town Council

Public Notices

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Annual Accounts for year ending 31st March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Office staff are continuing to work during this time and are still contactable by phone on 01246 418573, email via townclerk@dronfield.gov.uk or through the Town Council website, although the council office remains closed to members of the public. If you don't get through please leave a message and we will respond to you directly. Our Outside Services Team have worked throughout lockdown and continue to keep our parks and open spaces tidy and maintained, while adhering to Government guidelines on social distancing.

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Town Council Facilities

Following the Governments announcement on 31st October 2020 that the country would be going into a second national lockdown to help control the coronavirus pandemic a number of facilities owned and run by the Town Council have had to close again, from the 5th November 2020.

Bookings have currently been suspended for the Civic Hall and Gosforth Lodge and only groups permitted to continue under the Government Guidance, such as support groups, can continue to use these facilities.

Bookings have also been suspended for the MUGA pitch at Cliffe Park. However our parks and play areas remain open for residents to use for exercise.

The Town Council urges any local residents using the parks to adhere to social distancing and continue to wash hands thoroughly after being in these areas and to try and not touch your face.

Please stay safe and help keep each other safe by respecting the measures that have been put in place.

For further details on the national restrictions in place from 5th November please click here

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Latest News

Health director urges caution over Christmas as Derbyshire to enter tier 3

Health director urges caution over Christmas as Derbyshire to enter tier 3

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:55 by Loran Stonehouse

Derbyshire's Director of Public Health is urging residents to be cautious about the risk of spreading coronavirus when rules are relaxed at Christmas.

Dean Wallace issued the warning today after the government announced that Derbyshire will enter the highest alert level – or tier 3 – when the second 'lockdown' ends on 2 December 2020. More »

The government has also announced that between 23 and 27 December 2020 up to 3 households will be able to form a 'Christmas bubble'.

Mr Wallace said:

"After the year we've had I'm sure we're all really looking forward to celebrating Christmas. But the virus hasn't gone away so Christmas is going to look very different this year and I'd urge people not to let their guard down.

We have to do everything we can to drive infection rates across the county down - including washing our hands, staying apart and wearing a face covering - so that hopefully we can move into a lower alert level.

We all want to celebrate Christmas safely so it is more important than ever that we all continue to do everything we can to protect our friends and family by sticking to the rules.

And even though we've been given an opportunity to spend time with the people that we love we have to remember that there will be no 'Christmas truce' from this deadly virus which will keep on spreading.

This virus thrives on people being together so we must all think carefully about the risks of forming bubbles with our elderly and vulnerable relatives - and consider if it is a risk worth taking."

Under tier 3 the restrictions mean:

  • no mixing of households indoors or in most outdoor places apart from support bubbles, maximum of 6 in some outdoor spaces (parks, sports courts, public gardens)
  • pubs, restaurants and cafés remain closed, except for take-away, delivery or drive-through
  • shops, hair salons, gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools can open
  • indoor entertainment venues closed
  • avoid unnecessary travel out of the area apart from work, childcare, education, medical attention, youth services, caring responsibilities
  • no overnight stays outside of local area unless for work, education or similar reasons
  • everyone who can work at home should do so
  • early years settings, schools, colleges and universities open, registered childcare, other supervised activities for children and childcare bubbles permitted
  • places of worship open but people should not mix with anyone not in the household or bubble
  • 15 guests are allowed at weddings and 30 mourners at funerals, no wedding receptions are allowed
  • exercise classes and organised sport can take place outdoors but avoid higher-risk contact activity, none indoors unless it is with a household or bubble, organised sport for elite athletes, under 18s and people with disabilities can continue
  • events should not take place, drive in events permitted

Find out more details of the restrictions which will come in to force next week.

Anyone who develops symptoms – a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a change to their taste or smell – should self-isolate for 10 days immediately and book a test. Everyone in their household should isolate for 14 days.

They should not leave home while they wait for results or if they are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and asked to self-isolate because you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Find out more information about coronavirus, how and when to get a test and how to access support.
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Derbyshire Police - How to Contact us

Derbyshire Police - How to Contact us

Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:22 by Loran Stonehouse

Dronfield Town Council are working in partnership with the Police and we'd like to remind residents of the many different ways in which they can contact the Police, should they need to.

It is now possible for residents to get in touch with the Police in a range of different ways, to report non-emergencies. More »

If you don't want to speak to someone on the phone, you can send the Police a message on social media, use their website, or speak to one of their call handlers on Live Chat.

This will also help to free up their call handlers to answer the phones to those that would prefer to physically speak to someone.

Derbyshire Constabularies team of helpful call handlers are here for the people of Derbyshire 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The links you can use to get in touch digitally are:

The Derbyshire Police website houses a number of online forms, where you can report a crime, road traffic incident, anti-social behaviour, apply for licenses and firearms certificates, as well as use 'Your Area', where residents can find out more about, and contact, their local Safer Neighbourhood Teams.

If you can, please consider contacting the Police digitally, so their call handlers are free to speak to those that don't have any access to the internet to do so.

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Attention all Dronfield Business Owners - ShopAppy sign up is now available

Attention all Dronfield Business Owners - ShopAppy sign up is now available

Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:11 by Loran Stonehouse

Derbyshire County Council have partnered with ShopAppy to support local businesses.

The service provides an online store-front for businesses who may not have online selling capabilities, allowing them to list products and services on the internet for collection, delivery or online provision. More »

What is ShopAppy?

ShopAppy.com is a "Shop & Support Local" website supported and backed by VISA, making it easier than ever for people to browse, book & buy from their local businesses at their convenience. We call this, "Convenience with a local Conscience" At ShopAppy.com our mission isn't to create more online shoppers but create a community of local shoppers that can opt to shop in the way they choose.

Our high streets are under threat and physical spend is quickly moving online and this has been accelerated by COVID-19 with £1 in every £3 now being spent with larger online retailers like Amazon. ShopAppy.com disrupts this behaviour by providing shoppers with all the products and lovely independent shops in their area – a one-stop-local-online-shop!

Implementing Click and Collect and a single delivery service makes it easier than ever for people to support their local economy and their favourite businesses and this is a surefire way to preserve the uniqueness and character of a town. ShopAppy.com is shopping that truly makes you feel good.

At ShopAppy.com we want to make it as easy as possible for businesses to get on board. With this in mind, the vendor dashboard is extremely easy to use and the ShopAppy.com team is always on hand to help. We don't take any commissions on sales only passing on their card processing fees of 2% and ShopAppy.com have partnered with Derbyshire County Council to offer FREE use of the platform for 12 months to all businesses in Dronfield.

For more details about the Shopappy website and how it works please click here to register for a virtual event on 26th November between 2pm and 3pm. » Less