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Derbyshire Conservatives Tackle Pot Holes

Derbyshire Conservatives agreed to spend an additional £824,000 over the next 8 weeks to catch-up with the potholes created by the extreme rain and icy conditions over the winter. Additionally a further £1.8million winter repairs grant will be spent up to April that will ensure that our roads are back up to good standard. Derbyshire has also been successful in securing a further £4million, starting from April to ensure that the Labour underinvestment prior to 2009 is reversed. That means that from this winter to the end of the 2013/14 financial year we will have spent an additional £6.625million on our County’s Highways.

North East Derbyshire Labour has raised your council tax by 1.99%.

The rise was totally unnecessary, as it was clear it was going straight into already adequate reserves and not into services. The increase of 1.99% will raise £98,000 for the authority and add £3.60 to the Council Tax of a Band D property but will sacrifice a government grant of £49,000, which would have kept the rise on your bill at 0%.By: Barry Lewis

Why You Should Not Vote Derbyshire Labour

Derbyshire Labour are stuck in the 1970s in a way that the even the modern mainstream Labour Party isn't and that's saying something since they have clearly drifted away from Tony Blair's New Labour ethos.

We pledge to continue to deliver better services for less money if we are re-elected in 2013

 Derbyshire Conservatives have delivered:  1,000 apprentices supporting Derbyshire’s young people and businesses. 
Three years of 0% Council Tax increases: Saving £165 to a Band D Council Tax payer. 
Kept ALL Libraries and Children’s Centres open. 
Provided almost £2 million in community grants supporting sports clubs, social groups and the voluntary sector, with a further £1 million to follow in 2013/14. 
A £200 million Adult Residential and Community Care accommodation package. 
Derbyshire Conservatives have worked hard to deliver efficient, well-run services, protecting the vulnerable, and supporting businesses to create jobs and growth. 
We pledge to continue to deliver better services for less money if we are re-elected in 2013. 

Like all councils across the country – we are facing up to some really tough financial choices. They can't be left for another day.

IDENTIFYING savings and planning for the issues ahead are part of the day job. We don't want to get caught out and we don't like surprises.But – like all councils across the country – we are facing up to some really tough financial choices. They can't be left for another day.http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/tough-decisions-come-save-pound-125m/…

Conservative Administration Helping Derbyshire Grow

Work has begun on a new link road which will open up further land for jobs creation at our flagship regeneration site. "We've laid strong foundations for long-term job creation at Markham Vale and are delighted that companies are choosing it as their home. "The creation of this new road will open up a further five-and-a-half hectares for development at the site's western side and we are confident we are providing the right environment to attract further growth."