Since March 2020, Derby has faced an unprecedented challenge and we are asking for the support of residents to allow us to deliver our recovery plan – working hard today while planning for tomorrow, together as a community.
A task force has been set up to help lead Derby’s economic recovery that includes the City’s major employers, business leaders and organisations. It will work to alleviate the economic impact of Covid and ensure that Derby has a clear plan for long-term recovery.
We are driving forward half a billion pounds worth of building, regeneration and transport projects – supporting investors to create jobs and training opportunities to boost our local economy. A Conservative-led council also plans to re-open the City Centre with a vibrant programme of cultural and arts events starting this Summer.
Our plan, detailed in our 2021 manifesto, will ensure that Derby emerges stronger than ever as a thriving, attractive and well-maintained city.
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Just a few of our pledges are:
• build a new £42million Swimming Pool and Water Park complex at Moorways – on time and on budget, opening in Spring 2022.
• deliver a new £45million performance and events arena as part of the major Becketwell regeneration that is now well underway after decades of the area being derelict and abandoned.
• deliver an exciting programme of City Centre events and high-quality entertainment throughout 2021 and into 2022 to include a vibrant and varied Market Place food, drink and quality entertainment offer throughout the coming year and into 2022.
• continue to ensure fair and equal local neighbourhood funding of £10,000 to every area of Derby to deliver local improvements, local projects and to support community organisations. Labour cut this funding to many areas of Derby when they previously ran the council and will do so again if they take power.
• install larger litter and dog mess bins and add sensors that alert the council when a bin is nearly full – providing a more proactive and efficient way to empty the bins and avoid overflowing.
• use a city-wide Public Space Protection Order to tackle increasing incidents of dog waste being left on city streets and green spaces, enforced by uniformed Public Protection Officers.
• follow on from our £9 million boost for road and pavement improvements across Derby we will commit even more in the coming year – focusing on more pavement resurfacing.
• ensure significant funding recently received by government for pot hole repairs is used quickly and efficiently across Derby.
• deliver a package of measures and pilot schemes to tackle localised school parking issues across Derby, including devolved powers for local residents working with Neighbourhood Boards to decide whether to reduce speed limits around schools and/or consider other road safety measures.
• continue to offer free fortnightly Brown Bin collections – all year round. We scrapped Labour’s ‘Brown Bin Tax’ and will now also offer an additional brown bin to households that request one – free of charge.
• ensure regular compactor days for residents are available for Neighbourhood Boards to organise as an alternative to travelling to Raynesway recycling centre.
• Deploy CCTV to fly tipping hot spots to both deter and seek prosecution / fines for offenders.
• invest in solar powered speed activated road safety signs and enable local Neighbourhood Boards to identify and install them where residents raise speeding concerns.
• build on the amazing efforts made during the pandemic by the Derby’s Covid Hub by relaunching our Neighbourhood Teams to deliver a new “Better Together” package. This would be tailored for each area of Derby and include Public Protection Officers, Local Area Coordinators, and Neighbourhood Officers all working alongside councillors to help with parking, environmental and enforcement issues, community projects, health support and much more.
• deliver sixty million pounds worth of sustainable travel improvements across Derby.
• enhance, and invest in our local green spaces and parks working with communities and voluntary groups to ensure that these amazing places are the centre of our communities for both nature and visitors to enjoy.
• commit to making Derby City Council a carbon neutral organisation by 2035 and to a new climate change strategy working cross party for its adoption.