Dronfield has recently been voted the 9th best place to live in the UK.
You could view it as a real achievement or that we might have done even better.
So where might there be room for improvement and what are we doing about it?
Litter — too much of it
Parking — not enough of it
Traffic — too much of it
Pavement parking — a real nuisance
Fly-Tipping — on the increase
Signage — inappropriate
Graffiti/Vandalism — may be not too bad
Shop Fronts — some good, some not so
Conservation Areas — improving/deteriorating
We report fly-tipping and illegal signage to the authorities, we arrange litter clearance
of problem sites, we campaign for a Safer Dronfield, we comment on Local Plans and
help feed ideas through to Neighbourhood Plans, we report acts of vandalism and graffiti,
we raise awareness of our Conservation Areas and what is appropriate in terms of shop
fronts and we report problems of pavement parking.
It has been brought to our attention that there has recently been an increase in incidents of fly-tipping.
This could be in response to proposals by DCC to begin making charges for non-household waste from April 3rd across all the Household Waste Recycling Centres in the county including the Stonegravels site near Chesterfield.
A charge of £3 per standard refuse sack will be levied on items such as soil, bricks, ceramics and rubble, making an estimated saving of £160,000 per annum.
You can help to put a stop to fly-tipping in Derbyshire by reporting incidents to DCC. Call Derbyshire on: 01629 533190 or NEDDC 01246 217610
Fly-tipping on Callywhite Lane has a knock-on effect for the town.
How can one of the Council’s designated areas for employment in Dronfield attract potential new businesses?
We have long campaigned for a traffic management plan for the town. It is often a one thing leads to another issue where changing one variable can have a knock-on effect.
The recent consultation on the Local Plan did not include an infrastructure delivery plan for the proposed 10% increase to Dronfield’s population from the 860 new dwellings. There was no explanation offered as to how Dronfield’s already crowded narrow streets will cope with an additional 1700 vehicles to the town centre by way of Church Street and High Street.
No additional car parking is available at the railway station. Indeed, plans indicate that there will be less parking and that charges could be introduced. This invariably leads to on-street parking nearby which compromises pedestrian safety. Where the roads are particularly narrow, the more pavement parking increases.
Litter clearance at a problem hot-spot
Pavement parking is on the increase
Fly-tipping on Callywhite Lane
Traffic at the top of Soaper Lane
Station car park overflowing
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