Funding crisis: East Midlands councils’ future challenges

The cuts continue. Local Authorities all across the East Midlands are facing a cutback in their services due to central Government grant cuts.

Byron Rhodes the Leader of Melton Borough Council has spoken out about these cuts.

Read the full story on the BBC website.


Derby’s 15 Year Vision

Safer, Stronger, Ambitious and Resilient. 

These four words form the basis of the Council’s medium term strategy. Our 15 year vision.

“Today’s difficulties must not restrict our vision for the future. I am acutely aware of the desperate financial position councils face, as the government-imposed funding regime forces us to make tough, even heart-breaking, decisions. This certainly isn’t what I wanted to be doing for Derby. We have to protect our most vulnerable people, a point echoed in the responses to the council’s Big Conversation budget consultation. Yet the cost of that care is large and rising.

I will continue to fight vigorously for a fairer deal for Derby. The government must understand the impact the loss of services is having on people. But I don’t want this to be the only story for Derby.”

Councillor Ranjit Banwait, Leader of Derby City Council

You can view our 15 Year Vision booklet on the Council Website.

Ted Baker sashays into Derby

Iconic fashion brand Ted Baker has signed a deal to open a 325,000 sq ft distribution centre at Derby Commercial Park.

The pan-European distribution centre will create 250 jobs and handle all operations for the brand’s retail, wholesale and eCommerce businesses across the continent.

Martin Rawson, Deputy Leader of Derby City Council, commented: “The announcement of national retail brand Ted Baker taking 325,000 sq ft of space is a real coup for the city. Ted Baker’s investment into Derby is greatly received and the expected 250 jobs or more over the coming year is warmly welcomed.”

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, said: “Marketing Derby and Derby City Council have worked closely with Bondholder Goodman Development and Anglesea Capital to help secure this major investment, bringing quality and much needed jobs into the city.”

Read the full story on the Marketing Derby website.