Derby Council House has been evacuated after a "suspicious package" was reported in the building. Bomb disposal officers have been made aware of the incident and council workers are currently not being allowed in. A Derbyshire Police spokesperson said: "Derwent Bridge in Derby has been closed due to the evacuation of Derby City Council House. "Our officers are at the scene due to a report of a suspicious package. "People are being advised to avoid the area. "Staff from the council remain outside the building and the Explosive Ordinance Division (EOD) have been made aware." A Derbyshire Live reporter is at the scene, follow our updates below: We've launched our very own app for Android and Apple devices which can be tailored to deliver the news and sport that you're interested in. To download the IOS app click here . To download the Android app click here . Key Events Road closures in place 10:02 Bomb disposal at the scene 09:58 10:18 Total of seven police vehicles … [Read more...] about Live: Bomb squad called to Derby City Council House
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More than a hundred jobs could be at risk, three day centres and a children's home closed and three care homes sold off as Derby City Council tries to find ways of saving £12 million from its budget for 2019-20. The raft of savings announced so far amount to just under £4.9 million. They cover adult and children's social care departments and corporate services, such as the removal of free staff and councillors' parking from the city's car parks. And council officers have warned that there will need to be as much as £5.5 million worth of further savings to be made before a full consultation on the budget for next year begins on December 13. But they are hopeful that the Chancellor of the Exchequer's autumn statement will confirm an additional one-off increase in council tax of 1% and that it will contain grants towards the spiralling costs of adult and children's social care. Council plans to save money include the potential closure of one of the city's children's homes … [Read more...] about Job losses planned as Derby City Council tries to save millions
We’ve put together your essential guide for finding your perfect job at Derby City Council, including where to find listings, the attractive benefits of working for the council, and how to apply for jobs. The council employs more than 12,000 people and is the largest single employer in the city, so there’s sure to be a position that you are well suited for. Here, we provide a comprehensive guide to finding a job working for the council, where there is a huge variety of jobs on offer and a constant call for new employees in different areas to help support the council in its pursuit of its outcomes for the betterment of the city. And even if there is not a job advertised that is suitable for you, you can easily sign up to receive job alerts for future listings. How is the council structured and what sort of jobs are available? The council is made up of five directorates: Adults’ Housing and Health, Children and Young People, Neighbourhoods, Resources and the Chief … [Read more...] about Derby City Council jobs
The significance of Councillor Sean Marshall's decision to leave the Conservative group on Derby City Council and become independent depends what political party you belong to. While the Tories have put on a brave face and praised Mr Marshall for his time in office over many years and as a former Mayor of Derby, the Labour group is predicting a rift in the current Conservative relationship with its political supporters - the Liberal Democrats and UKIP; while the Lib Dems themselves are saying it will not make much difference and UKIP feels its own position has been strengthened. Read More Understand your council The move by Mr Marshall, who announced on Tuesday that he would vote as his conscience dictated and not on political party lines in the future, means that the Tories now have 19 seats, while Labour still has a majority of 23, Lib Dems remain on five and UKIP has three seats. But the Conservatives are still in overall charge, supported by the Lib Dems and UKIP, and Mr … [Read more...] about What does the Tory councillor resignation mean for Derby City Council?
More than half of the unaccompanied asylum seekers sent to Derby in the past five years have turned out to be children, costing the city council more than £740,000. Lone asylum seekers are only supposed to be distributed around the country if they are adults. But figures revealed via a Local Democracy Reporting Service Freedom of Information request show that of the 74 refugees sent to Derby since the start of 2014, 48 were later found to be children. Derby City Council has had to take these children under its wing - as it is legally obligated to do - at a great cost to the taxpayer. In 2018, 32 unaccompanied asylum seekers have arrived in the city so far, more than triple the amount in 2017 - 10. And 17 of these asylum seekers turned out to be children, more than double the amount as in 2017 when there were seven. Since the start of 2014 the total cost of supporting these children is £740,060. The authority states that the children were supported as “S20 … [Read more...] about Derby City Council spends £740,000 supporting children seeking asylum