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A Christmas message from the Council Leader, Civic Chairman and our Executive Directors

20 December 2019

Although some of you will be taking a well-earned break and enjoying the festive period with friends and family, we know that lots of you will be at work looking after vulnerable children or older people and keeping vital services running.


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If you are working or on standby over Christmas then we thank you for your commitment to Derbyshire residents.

It’s been a busy year driving forward our Enterprising Council programme, reviewing services and ensuring we are providing the best value for money to all our residents. We’ve also been working to reduce emissions from our buildings, street lights and vehicles as part of our pledges to take action on climate change. On top of all this, we faced dramatic events at Whaley Bridge and during the November flooding which affected many of our services.

Thank you to everyone for all your hard work throughout 2019.

We all wish you a merry Christmas and a very happy new year.

Councillor Barry Lewis – Leader

Councillor Robert Parkinson – Civic Chairman

Emma Alexander - Executive Director for Commissioning, Communities and Policy

Mike Ashworth - Executive Director for Economy, Transport and Environment

Helen Jones - Executive Director for Adult Social Care and Health

Jane Parfrement - Executive Director for Children’s Services