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County Council Elections - what have Derbyshire Labour Councillors achieved locally?


“A lot done, more to do, everything to lose”

Despite the cuts of £169 million (2010 - 2016) the Labour Group has been innovative, proactive and amazingly has achieved the following for local residents:


  • 18 care homes saved and the new nationally acclaimed Dementia Home opened in Darley Dale. New care home planned for Belper.

  • We have formed a development company for Council owned land – this identifies local needs. We can now build houses and reinvest profits locally.

  • Fire stations kept open - local residents safe.

  • Market town initiatives - e.g. Matlock market is thriving.

  • We have created thousands of jobs at Markham Vale – and attracted many new businesses.

  • Outsourcing of property direct labour services stopped
  • Living wage for all council employees - 3000 DCC and a further 2500 in schools etc
  • Environment – social value considerations through all contracts placed
  • Removed relief/ temporary contracts for many staff
  • Employment charter for Council & Derbyshire Employers  - union recognition , Dying to Work Charter, Living Wage etc
  • Apprenticeships  brought in house to improve the quality
  • Internal jobs market – as job positions disappear – we identify skills and move staff about whenever practical
  • New homes for old people - Belper planned
  • All libraries kept open and staffed
  • We are building new libraries
  • Kept and extended the B line travel card for young people
  • Invested millions in road & infrastructure
  • Targeted money in local social enterprises
  • Breakfast clubs supported 
  • Fare share food being used to provide meals etc
  • Supported food banks
  • Safe places scheme for people with learning disabilities in Libraries
  • Retained welfare rights support to help people make claims
  • New schools built
  • Reducing agency & consultants



“A lot done, more to do, everything to lose”  

(DCC campaign message)


We know these would not be Tory priorities and many of these would be slashed by an incoming Conservative administration.


You can do your bit by ensuring that family and friends vote to keep these local services. 




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