Welcome to the Amber Valley Labour Group
"We want to build a Britain that works for the many, not the few.
That means building the homes we need to rent and buy, keeping our communities safe, giving our schools the funding they need,
and restoring the NHS to its place as the envy of the world."
The Council minutes below ,clearly, show that ALL Tories voted AGAINST.
Grant for deprived areas
Additional CCTV cameras
Additonal dog warden
Funding for Derbyshire Unemployed Workers
Borough Council Offcier based in each of the Towns
“That recommendations 2.1, 2.3 and 2.4 of the Officer’s report be moved and that recommendation 2.2 be implemented immediately, as follows:
Item 1 – Community Grants in Deprived Wards – introduction of a Councillor’s Scheme - £13,000
Item 2 – CCTV – Installation of 4 additional cameras and associated one off costs (£20,000) and Annual Maintenance costs (£15,000)
Item 3 – Dog Warden – Creation of a new post in the Neighbourhood Team and provision of a vehicle - £37,000
Item 4 – Grant to Derbyshire Unemployed Workers - £20,000 – to be approved as an annual contribution for the next 3 years
Item 5 – Customer Services Officer full time post to be based in Town and Borough Council premises - £33,000 – to be subject to a delivery plan to be determined at a later date
Item 6 – Council Tax Support Scheme – Consult on reducing the contribution to zero from the current 8.5%: start date 1/4/2020 - £40,000
The following 16 Members voted AGAINST the motion proposed by Councillor C Emmas-Williams to approve the recommendations in the Officer’s report, together with the implementation of the supplementary revenue requests as detailed above:
Councillors T M Ainsworth, R P Ashton, J W Brown MBE, C N Bull, K Buttery, G B Gee, S Grainger, R H Iliffe, P C Moss, J Orton, C J M Short, A Stevenson, D H Taylor, H Thompson, A S Ward and D Wilson
The new leader of Amber Valley
Leader - Cllr Chris Emmas-Williams
Deputy Leader - Cllr Ben Bellamy
Chair - Cllr Isobel Harry
Secretary - Cllr Sheila Oakes
DOG FOULING Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order consultation
The council is proposing to introduce new powers to tackle irresponsible dog owners in its area. The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), if introduced, will require any person in charge of a dog:
to immediately remove any of the dog’s faeces from public areas;
in public areas, to show they have suitable means in their possession for cleaning up dog faeces, e.g. a suitable bag;
to keep it on a lead in cemeteries and burial grounds; and
to prevent it from entering or remaining in children’s play areas within parks and open spaces.
Any person found, by an authorised person, to be in breach of these requirements will commit an offence and could be dealt with either by way of a Fixed Penalty Notice or prosecution in the magistrate’s court.
The council recognises that for those who use an assistance dog these requirements are not reasonable and therefore they will be exempt from the requirements of the PSPO.
Please fill in the consultation
All psychological therapies in Derbyshire to face cutbacks
Psychological therapies paid for by Derbyshire’s main NHS organisations are facing cuts, health chiefs have announced.
This comes several months after a public consultation into cuts to a small part of this service, psychodynamic psychotherapy, was paused due to the level of public opposition.
Now, during a meeting in which Derbyshire County Council had aimed to scrutinise the county’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCGs) leadership, all parts of psychotherapy will be brought within the scope of potential cuts in order to save much-needed money.
At this stage, it cannot disclose how many patients could be affected, how much money could be cut, or give examples of therapies which are currently supplied and could be at risk.
First, slash the funding: then, watch the service standard deteriorate: finally, abolish the standard and pretend it does not matter. Tory NHS policy in a nutshell. No depths of cynicism too deep for lying Tory Governments to sink to.
Our plan for a better, fairer Britain We have a vision for a country that works for the many, not just the privileged few.