There is much confusion regarding who does what in our area as we have three local councils that directly affect our lives.
Here is a list of who they are and what they are meant to do for us.
Derbyshire County Council
Key matters dealt with at a County Council level include:
- education (including schools, nursery, adult and community);
- personal social services (including securing provision for the elderly, children and those with disabilities)
- most highways and transport matters (including public transport, highways and parking, traffic management, street lighting and footpaths and bridleways).
- strategic planning (County-wide)
- minerals and waste planning;
- waste disposal (waste collection and street cleansing) is dealt with by Bolsover District Council;
- trading standards;
- registration of births, marriages and deaths; and
- library and information service.
The County Council also deals with emergency planning, recreation, economic and tourism development and community planning at a county council level.
Bolsover District Council
Key matters dealt with by us include:
- homelessness, unfit housing and other residual housing functions; cemeteries and burials;
- council tax and business rate collection;
- local development framework and some forward planning;
- development control (planning applications and enforcement)
- tree preservation;
- conservation areas;
- off-street parking;
- street naming;
- swimming pools and leisure centres;
- refuse collection, recycling and street cleansing;
- food safety;
- public conveniences;
- dog and pest control;
- noise abatement;
- some health and safety matters; and
- electoral registration and elections.
They also deal with emergency planning, recreation and open spaces, economic and tourism development and community planning at a district council level.
Barlborough Parish Council
Key matters dealt with at a Parish Council level include:
- village halls;
- open spaces; and
- Planning – as consultees.