Dronfield Town Council would like to extend a huge thank you to the volunteers, Michelle and Andrew for giving up their free time on Friday 13th of May to help with the Litter Picking around Dyche Lane.
Michelle and Andrew joined Councillor Richard Spooner on the day and their hard work led to several sack loads of rubbish being cleared, a hubcap, a road sign and a discarded fence.
Well done to everyone... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 13 May 2022 12:47 by Loran Stonehouse
At the annual Council Meeting, held on Monday 9th May, Cllr Lilian Deighton was elected Mayor for the 2022-2023 civic year. She was presented with the Chain of Office by outgoing Mayor Cllr Richard Welton (photo courtesy of Dronfield Eye). Cllr Susan Birkett was elected Deputy Mayor.
Posted: Thu, 12 May 2022 09:27 by Michael Keys
To celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee, Dronfield Town Council is running a competition for local young designers to create a crown! The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is a once in a lifetime event, Dronfield Town Council would like to give children the opportunity to commemorate this special occasion by designing a crown fit for the Queen. There will be two age categories: Under 6's and 6 and overs.
Children... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 06 May 2022 11:20 by Loran Stonehouse
We are pleased to invite enquiries from anyone interested in taking a stall at this years Dronfield Platinum Jubilee Gala, on Sunday 26th June. We hope to have a variety of local crafts, activities and food stalls in addition to our usual popular entertainment.
If you fancy taking a pitch for the afternoon, please get in touch for further details. Limited availability.
Posted: Wed, 04 May 2022 10:20 by Loran Stonehouse
At their April meeting, Dronfield Town Council agreed to purchase newly available Speed Indicator Devices to cover speeding hotspots around Dronfield. SIDS are a type of electronically activated sign that is used to accurately measure the speed of oncoming traffic.
The devices also warn speeding vehicles to slow down and collect date to show the effectiveness of the system. They promote awareness of... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 14:13 by Loran Stonehouse
Derbyshire County Council is consulting on a proposal to reduce the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph on the B6057 from the A61 roundabout to the 30mph limit near the Coach and Horses.
The area will include Dronfield Toby Carvery and residential properties which directly access onto the B6057. This follows a long-standing campaign by residents, local councillors and Dronfield Town Council to effect this... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 13:55 by Loran Stonehouse
Have you got some free time to spare to help tackle speeding in your local community?
Community Speed Watch (CSW) is a locally driven initiative allowing members of the community to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. CSW schemes are supported by local policing teams with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds.
What is Speed Watch?
The scheme aims to cater for the problem... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 09:58 by Loran Stonehouse
Dronfield Town Council are excited to welcome Michael Keys as the new Assistant Clerk. Michael has worked in education for the last 18 years, but is excited about a change in career direction. He said "I am really excited to join the Dronfield Town Council Team. My wife and I will soon welcome a new addition to the family, so I decided on a change of career direction at the start of 2022 - especially... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 15:25 by Michael Keys
As part of Dronfield Town Councils commitment to tackling climate change and helping with CO2 reduction, existing lights at Cliffe Park and Coal Aston car park are to be replaced with LED lights.
The benefits of using LED include:
-Lasting much longer
- 60% less energy
- Less maintenance required
- An overall cost saving after initial capital expenditure is taken into account.
Posted: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 15:14 by Michael Keys
Highways engineers from Derbyshire County Council met with Dronfield Town Councillors to discuss plans to renew bus shelters on Route 43. Five locations along the route have been identified. Bus shelters are considered valuable amenity to waiting bus passengers. Visibility and safety are important features of the new design, especially for women, children and elderly people. Internal illumination is... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 15:02 by Michael Keys