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Constituencies, wards and local councils

Constituencies (a.k.a. parliamentary constituencies): each electing one Member of Parliament (MP) every 5 years to the House of Commons (Parliament). There are 650 constituencies in the UK.Wards (a.k.a. electoral divisions or electoral wards) is the primary unit of English electoral geography for borough and district councils, county councils or city councils. Each ward elects either one or two councillors to be members of the local council. There were 9,456 electoral wards/divisions in the UK and each ward has an average electorate of about 5,500 people, but ward population can vary substantially.Local council is made up of a number of Councillors (Cllr) who meet regularly to make decisions about the direction of the council and the work it does for the community. As elected bodies local councils are responsible to their local community. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what they do and how they make decisions. Members of public can attend public council meetin…

Brassington’s Carnival Day

What are you all doing on Saturday 31 July? Fancy taking part in a Derbyshire tradition?

Bring your families, friends and partners to Brassington’s Carnival Day where they’ll be lots to do for all the family - face painting, inflatable slides, Punch and Judy, stalls, cream teas, fish and chips. In the evening see the 18 feet high Wicker Man burn whilst enjoying a pint or two of traditional beer at the beer festival. Set the night sky alight with paper lanterns (on sale on the night) , listen to live music and enjoy the delicious barbeque all included in the ticket price of just £5 adults; £2 under 16’s and under 5’s free.

Meet outside the Miners Arms Pub, Brassington at 6.30pm to help take the giant Wicker Man up the dale ready for food to be served at 7pm. There’s plenty of free parking in and around the village, you can even make a weekend of it by camping at one of the many sites in the area

And there’s more! There’s a giant prize draw with lots of super prizes to be won including…