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Derbyshire County Council - Derbyshire Now - 26th June

Latest news in this edition: Saluting our Armed Forces | Top tips on how to beat the heat | Restriction on vans and trailers lifted | Take your litter home | We call for support to tackle climate change

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Saluting our Armed Forces

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Ahead of Armed Forces Day tomorrow we’re saluting two members of the British Armed Forces who have been helping us in our response to coronavirus.

Major Matt Pittaway, Royal Logistic Corps and Lieutenant Hannah Good, Royal Army Medical Corps are based at County Hall in Matlock and have taken on a number of tasks including helping with PPE supply, testing and tracing and providing support with emergency planning.
We’d like to thank them for their hard-work and vital experience during this difficult time.
If you're a member of Derbyshire’s armed forces community we want to hear from you.
Our joint survey with Derby University is still running and we’re looking for ways to inform and improve local services for individuals and families who are connected to the armed forces.

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Top tips on how to beat the heat

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Phew, what a scorcher!

We all welcome the warm weather but it’s important we do our best to stay cool in high temperatures such as those seen in Derbyshire this week.

If you're spending more time at home or are self-isolating due to the coronavirus outbreak it can be difficult to keep cool when temperatures are rising.

You can find some top tips on our website to help you beat the heat this summer.

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Restriction on vans and trailers lifted

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Did you know you can take vans weighing up to 3.5 tonnes to our recycling centres and trailers up to 2 metres long?
Drivers can take vans and trailers up to drop off household waste from their own property as long as they make the trip on the correct day based on the last number on their vehicle registration plate.
Vehicles with 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8 as the last number on their registration plate will be allowed in on even dates in the month. Those with 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 as the last number on their registration plate will be allowed in on odd dates in the month.

Beat the queues by checking our website for live waiting times for each centre before you travel.

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Take your litter home

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It’s great to see people enjoying our parks and while most visitors are leaving no trace unfortunately we've seen an increase in littering.

As our parks are busier than usual it’s taking longer to empty the bins so if they are full please take your litter home with you.

Remember that BBQs are not allowed at any of our sites because they pose a fire risk – particularly as the ground is drier than normal. And if you’re visiting please remember to follow social distancing rules.

Help us keep our parks tidy and safe for everyone to enjoy.

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We call for support to tackle climate change

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We're calling out to the government to take notice of the expertise rural communities can offer in the fight against climate change.

Alongside other councils in rural areas we are now part of the Countryside Climate Network (CCN) which aims to be the voice of the countryside in the climate change debate.

Rural communities are also often at the frontline of feeling the effects on climate change and we feel we should get fairer funding from the government as a result.

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