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Apply to join the Heart of Derbyshire

If you’re a Derbyshire restaurant, takeaway, coffee shop, cafe or other caterer (excluding businesses in Derby city) why not join the Heart of Derbyshire?

You’ll need to have a food hygiene rating of three or higher. Membership is absolutely free.

Apply to be a Heart of Derbyshire member

You can complete the online form. Alternatively, you can download and complete the application form attached to this page and either email it to or post it to:

Heart of Derbyshire
Derbyshire County Council
County Hall

Before completing the application please make sure that you have read the code of practice and the definitions and guidance document attached to this page.

Request a starter pack

  • Send an email to (please include your personal and business names, postal address and telephone contact details)
  • Phone Trading Standards on 01629 536166

When we receive your application, we’ll need to make checks on your history using local and national databases.

We'll also check any awards and memberships of organisations you tell us about.

This will be done in accordance with your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002.

Trading Standards or Environmental Health may visit your business to check that you're complying with the requirements of the scheme.

Satisfaction surveys

We send out an annual survey to our Heart of Derbyshire members by email. Results of this survey are attached to this page.