Community & Environment Committee - Wednesday, 7th December, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Matlock, DE4 3NN. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 


No. Item


Apologies for Absence

Please advise the Democratic Services Team on 01629 761133 or email of any apologies for absence.


Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 165 KB

1st November 2022


Public Participation

To enable members of the public to ask questions, express views or present petitions, IF NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN, (by telephone, in writing or by email) BY NO LATER THAN 12 NOON OF THE WORKING DAY PRECEDING THE MEETING. As per Procedural Rule 14.4 at any one meeting no person may submit more than 3 questions and no more than 1 such question may be asked on behalf of one organisation.




Members are required to declare the existence and nature of any interests they may have in subsequent agenda items in accordance with the District Council’s Code of Conduct. Those interests are matters that relate to money or that which can be valued in money, affecting the Member, her/his partner, extended family and close friends. Interests that become apparent at a later stage in the proceedings may be declared at the time.


Questions Pursuant to Rule of Procedure Number 15

To answer questions from Members who have given the appropriate notice.


Household Support Fund - Round 3 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

The Household Support Fund Round 3 (HSF3) directly supports households experiencing financial difficulties relating to rent arrears, utility bills and other debts. Such issues can have a long lasting detrimental impact on the ability of residents to maintain rental payments and can lead to homelessness. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has made a further round of funding available to upper tier authorities. In Derbyshire the County Council has confirmed that it will allocate £92,729 to Derbyshire Dales DC. As with rounds 1 and 2 it is proposed to deliver grants direct to residents through the Housing Team and Revenues and Benefits service.


Derbyshire Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy pdf icon PDF 105 KB

The pandemic and subsequent response by all of the district and borough authorities in Derbyshire has led to a sea change in collaborative working from across the health and social care sectors, criminal justice system and the NHS. Derbyshire Dales District Council has been at the forefront of this activity and, along with other Derbyshire District and Borough Councils, jointly developed a new county wide homelessness and rough sleeper strategy. The aim is to lock in the new partnerships and joined up working formed over the last two years in order to improve homelessness provision for our residents.

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Biodiversity Report Update pdf icon PDF 124 KB

The report provides an update and informs Members on the progress of the biodiversity of road verges and public open spaces project and seeks approval for the next phase for 2023/24.

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