Community News from Derbyshire County Council – 17 October 2023 🔹 £1.50 bus fares for young people 🔹 Scam letter warning🔹 Anti-social behaviour survey🔹 Watch our fostering film 🔹Social care job workshops🔹 Pre-driver training days🔹 The big recycling hunt🔹

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£1.50 single bus fares for young people

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From 1 November 11-19 year olds in Derbyshire will be able to travel for only £1.50 for a single fare across Derbyshire and Derby.

The £1.50 fares are for all buses in the county and city and include travel on direct services into neighbouring local authority areas.

Young people, aged 11 to 19, will need a b_line card to be able to get the discounted fare. The cards are free and available through either the county council or city council websites. Sign up for a b_line card.

The b_line card is a cut-price travel discount and library card for those aged 11 to 19. It is for young people in school, college, on a training course or in an apprenticeship.

Scam letter warning

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Our trading standards team is warning residents not to respond if they receive a letter with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) logo offering compensation to anyone who has been a victim of scams.

Derbyshire residents have been in touch about the nationwide scam, which often targets previous scam victims.

The bogus letter tells people to fill in a 'creditors debt form', as part of a compensation scheme, but it’s a way of fraudsters getting personal/bank details. If you receive one contact National Consumer Advice helpline on 0808 223 1133.

Anti-social behaviour survey

Have you recently reported any anti-social behaviour to Derbyshire police?

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The force is relaunching its survey for any victims of anti-social behaviour (ASB) who have reported it to them in the past 12 months.

Your responses will help local police improve their approach in the future and understand what’s working well to support victims.

If you are a victim of anti-social behaviour in Derbyshire you can get support from Derbyshire Victim Services

And you can visit Derbyshire ASB Hub to find out how ASB is tackled by police and other organisations throughout the county.

Watch our fostering film


We have launched a powerful new fostering film as part of the ongoing drive to attract more people to care for a child or young person. 

Anyone interested in finding out more about fostering  can join our next virtual Talk Fostering event on Tuesday 24 October. Or call our friendly fostering team on 0800 083 77 44.

Social care job workshops

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If you know someone thinking of working in social care or health, they may be interested to join a virtual online workshop.

All workshops are FREE to attend and bookable via Eventbrite on the links below.

The sessions, which are run by Joined Up Careers, are very friendly and relaxed and take you through the process for applying for roles within health and social care in Derby and Derbyshire, covering top interview tips, how to prepare and values-based recruitment.

The sessions are on:

Pre-driver training days for young people

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Do you know of any young people aged 15 to 17 in your area who would like to get a head start on driving?

Limited spaces have become available on our upcoming First Gear pre-driver training days.

The days give trainees their first experience behind the wheel of a car in a safe, controlled environment, with fully qualified driving instructors.

They are for young people aged 15 to 17, either living in or being educated in Derbyshire.

The Big Recycling Hunt

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It’s Recycle Week from 16 – 22 October and the campaign has now clocked up two decades.

This year the challenge is to recycle more of the right things, more often and to hunt out items in the home that can be recycled but are often missed. Things like empty aerosols, food tins, plastic cleaning and toiletry bottles, pots, tubs and trays.

And as the UK keeps on its journey to Net Zero there are new opportunities for recycling being added all the time. Are you keeping up! Did you know for example that toothpaste tubes can now be recycled at retailers like Boots where you get advantage points as a thank you. Check to see what your favourite retailers accept and you might be rewarded for it too!