Derbyshire Dales / / or / / is a local government district in Derbyshire, England. Much of the district is situated in the Peak District, although most of its population lies along the River Derwent.
The borough borders the districts of High Peak, Amber Valley, North East Derbyshire and South Derbyshire in Derbyshire and also Sheffield in South Yorkshire.
The district offices are in Matlock. It was formed on 1 April 1974, originally under the name of West Derbyshire. The district adopted its current name in 1988. The district was a merger of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and Wirksworth urban districts along with Ashbourne Rural District and Bakewell Rural District.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Derbyshire, the Boundary Commission for England has formed a new constituency called Derbyshire Dales.
Derbyshire Dales District Council is elected every four years, with currently 39 councillors being elected at each election. The Conservative party has had a majority on the council since 1976, apart from a four-year period between 1995 and the 1999 election when no party had a majority. As of July 2011 and after the 2011 election the council is composed of the following councillors:-
- Alsop-en-le-Dale, Ashford-in-the-Water, Ashbourne
- Bakewell, Baslow, Beeley, Biggin, Birchover, Bonsall, Bradbourne, Bradwell, Brailsford, Brassington, Bretton
- Calver, Carsington, Chatsworth, Chelmorton, Cromford, Curbar
- Darley Dale
- Earl Sterndale, Edensor, Elton, Eyam
- Fenny Bentley, Foolow, Froggatt
- Great Hucklow, Great Longstone, Grindleford
- Hassop, Hathersage, Hognaston, Hartington
- Kirk Ireton, Kniveton
- Little Hucklow, Litton
- Matlock, Matlock Bath, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Middleton-by-Youlgreave, Monyash
- Over Haddon
- Stanton-in-Peak, Stoney Middleton, Sudbury
- Taddington, Tansley, Thorpe, Tideswell, Tissington
- Wardlow, Wensley, Winster, Wirksworth
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Coordinates: 53°03′N 1°42′W / 53.05°N 1.70°W
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Stunning Derbyshire Dales and Peak District captured in Full HD,1080p,March 15th 2012.Filmed from north of Bakewell on route B6001,Hassop Rd to Calver and Ha...
Derbyshire Dales Diesels - 2 foot gauge
6 June 2004 - chug, burp, cough, phut - Ruston and Lister locomotives assemble their train (!) ready for a day's action at Rowsley, home of the Derbyshire Da...
Dove Valley Country Walk - Hartington - Biggin Dale - Wolfscote Dale round
Our video is a guided walk in the Dove Valley in the Peak District of the Derbyshire Dales. We walk from Hartington through Biggin Dale, Wolfscote Dale and B...
Derbyshire Dales NGR
A visit, in May 2011, to the 2' gauge Derbyshire Dales Narrow Gauge Railway located at the Rowsley Station site of Peak Rail. A visit to this very friendly g...
Peak District Country Walk - Monsal Head-Miller's Dale-Monsal Dale round
Our video is a guided walk in the Peak District in the Derbyshire Dales. We start our walk from Monsal Head cross over Monsal Viaduct and follow the Monsal T...
Derbyshire Dales Talented Athletes 2011.mov
On 28 June 2011 nine sporting stars from the Derbyshire Dales including two kickboxers, a triathlete, rugby players, a tennis player, wrestler, a hockey play...
a video showing the area around hathersage, castleton and monsal viaduct in derbyshire.
Derbyshire Dales Narrow Gauge Railway - returning to Parkside
Ruston Hornsby diesels top en tailing the single carriage on the Derbyshire Dales Narrow Gauge Railway at Peak Rail.
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Matlock Bath,7th June,2011,Peak District,Derbyshire,England.Matlock Bath is a village south of Matlock, Derbyshire.Built on the River Derwent.Developed in th...
Ashbourne,Derbyshire Dales,22nd March,2011,England.HD
Ashbourne,Derbyshire Dales,22nd March,2011,England.Well known for its 2 day Shrovetide football match.Birthplace of Catherine Booth,1829,"mother" of The Salv...
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 05:38:04 -0700
John won the Unsung Hero category at last year's Derbyshire Dales District Council Sports Awards, and went on to also pick up the county award. Said John: “I was recovering in hospital last October so didn't get the opportunity to receive my Derbyshire ...
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:55:55 -0700
DERBYSHIRE DALES: Tell police about your drug concerns. Published on the 17 June 2013 14:43. Published 17/06/2013 14:43. Email this Print this. After carrying out a week of strikes on drugs dens in the Dales, police are now urging members of the public ...
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:42:16 -0700
To mark the tenth National Recycle Week, Derbyshire Dales District Council is urging local schools to get involved in a new educational project. Called Recycling In Schools Education (RISE), the project aims to educate the next generation about ...
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 23:04:54 -0700
A caring Derbyshire Dales teenager is tackling a 'Tri4Vietnam' triathlon to help poverty–stricken youngsters abroad. Ali Le Carpentier, who works part-time as a lifeguard and leisure attendant at Bakewell Swimming Pool, has worked in Vietnam for the ...
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:47:10 -0700
Paul Wilson, Derbyshire Dales District Council's Director of Planning & Housing Services, who led the review, said: “First, no decisions have yet been made and we are delighted to have already received almost 500 responses to this public consultation.
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:36:45 -0700
Dales residents are being invited to quiz the Derbyshire Dales' chief on the way the district council operates. One year after taking up her post at the district council, Chief Executive Dorcas Bunton will be attending a series of community forums next ...
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 06:52:01 -0700
Chairman of Derbyshire Dales District Council's Communities Committee Councillor Jennifer Bower said: “This fabulous day was once again blessed with great weather. It is tremendous that so many people of all ages took advantage of getting involved and ...
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:10:21 -0700
Recycling rates in the Derbyshire Dales have shown a dazzling increase since the introduction of a new collection service just seven months ago. The percentage of household waste being re-used, composted or recycled is now nearing 50 per cent – which ...
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