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Public Notices

Notice of Elections

North East Derbyshire District Council have today, 22nd March, given notice of the forthcoming District and Parish elections to be held on 2nd May 2019.

For details of the forthcoming District and Parish Elections please visit the North East Derbyshire District Council website by clicking here.

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 sessions on Wednesday 13th March 2019 at 6pm at North East Derbyshire District Council, District Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, S42 6NG.

The briefing sessions 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

Notice of Elections

Notice of Elections

Posted: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:30 by Jo Mitchell

North East Derbyshire District Council have today, 22nd March, given notice of the forthcoming District and Parish elections to be held on 2nd May 2019.

Forms of nomination for District and Parish Elections may be obtained at District Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6NG from the Returning Officer. More »

For details of the forthcoming District and Parish Elections please visit the North East Derbyshire District Council website by clicking here. » Less

Stall bookings now open for Dronfield Gala

Stall bookings now open for Dronfield Gala

Posted: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:00 by Jo Mitchell

Dronfield Town Council are delighted to be hosting the Dronfield Gala on Sunday 30th June 2019. The Gala will take place in Cliffe Park on Callywhite Lane between 12pm and 4pm.

The Gala is an annual fun family afternoon, with a great selection of free activities, along with various stalls, fairground rides and inflatables, which attracts hundreds of visitor each year. More »

If you would like your community group or business to have a stall at the Gala please contact Carole Dick for more information and a booking form at carole.dick@dronfield.gov.uk or call 01246 418573 to book before 31st May 2019.

Please note there is a small nominal fee per stand. » Less

Dronfield Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation from 1st March 2019

Dronfield Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation from 1st March 2019

Posted: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:15 by Jo Mitchell

Dronfield Town Council has submitted a Neighbourhood Plan proposal under the Town and Country Planning Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (reg. 15).

The Plan sets out a vision for the Dronfield Town Council and establishes the type of development needed to help sustain the community. More »

If made, it will become part of the development plan for land use and development proposals within the Dronfield Neighbourhood area.

North East Derbyshire District Council will now subject the Plan to a period of public consultation, for six weeks, from Friday 1st March to Friday 12th April.

The Plan will be available to inspect in the following ways:
- At North East Derbyshire District Council's Offices at Mill Lane, Wingerworth between 9am & 4.30pm
At the following locations in the Plan area:-
- Dronfield Town Council Offices, Dronfield Civic Centre, Dronfield, S18 1PD
- Dronfield Library, Manor House, High Street, Dronfield, S18 1PY
- Viewed on the North East Derbyshire District Council's website

If you have any comments on the Neighbourhood Plan, please respond by e-mail to local.plan@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk.

Emails are preferred but you may comment in writing to: Helen Fairfax, Planning Policy Manager, North East Derbyshire District Council, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6NG

All responses must be received no later than 5pm on Friday 12th April 2019.

Please title your response 'Dronfield Neighbourhood Plan: Submission Draft' and where possible refer to specific paragraphs or policies on which you are commenting.

The Plan proposal has been submitted with a selection of documents and is supported by evidence used in the preparation of the Plan. These are available via the above web sites.

The District Council has determined that the legal requirements of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations are complied with. It has also confirmed that the Plan does not require an Environmental Assessment or a Habitats Regulation Assessment, in accordance with the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004.

Following the consultation period the Plan will be examined by an independent Examiner, who will report to the District Council, following which they will decide what action to take and whether to go forward to 'make' the Neighbourhood Plan part of the development plan for the District. You may include in your comments a request to be notified of our decision on this plan.

If you have any queries you may email the above address or ring the North East Derbyshire District Council office on 01246 217170. » Less