News & Events
PARISH ROOM OFFICE OPENING HOURS in APRIL
NORMAL OPENING HOURS
Tuesday 8.30am – 1pm (closed on 16 and 23 April)
Wednesday 10am – 3pm
Friday 8.30am – 12.30pm
Please note the office will be closed from Thursday 18th April and will re-open on Wednesday 24th April
Please phone on 01332 875278 to check that the Clerk is in the office as part of the role involves inspecting Parish Council owned property and equipment and meetings etc
Annual Meeting of the Parish
Thank you to the 41 members of the public that attended the Annual Meeting of the Parish on the 19th March. The booklet with the reports from public bodies and village groups is below:
Click on: Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Parish held on the 19 March 2019 (Draft) to view the minutes and the Parish Council will discuss your input at the next meeting on the 9th April. We thank you for your participation and value your comments.
ACTION PLAN 2019
The 2019 Draycott and Church Wilne Parish Council Action Plan was adopted at the meeting on 8 January 2018 – please read it to find out what we indent to accomplish on your behalf this year: Action Plan 2019
Parish and Borough Notice of Elections
Please see the information below regarding the Parish and Borough Elections
BUS SERVICES AVAILABLE IN THE PARISH
Access to Health and is operated on behalf of Derbyshire County Council; it can be used by anyone living in the Erewash or Amber Valley areas, who experiences difficulty trying to find reliable transport to access health and medical appointments (such as GP surgeries, hospitals, dentists, chiropodists etc).
The service is provided on a door-to-door basis, which means everyone is collected from their home address, taken to their appointment and returned home again as soon as their appointment is finished. The vehicle and driver remain with the person travelling for the duration of their appointment (if required) and our drivers are fully trained (MIDAS Driver Training) and cleared to enhanced status by the DBS Team. They will assist passengers as required, for example to find the right department or escorted in to the reception area.
Registration to use the service is free and takes just a few minutes.
Our vehicles are accessible so we are easily able to accommodate those who wish to travel in their wheelchair, however we insist that all wheelchairs have a correctly working lap belt fitted as we regret we are unable to transport those without. We will also need the make and model of your wheelchair so we can check it is safe to be transported as a seat in a vehicle (this usually takes just a few minutes and the assessment can be carried out by the driver before the journey).
The second service is our Dial-a-Bus or shopping service, which again is a door to door service operating in the Erewash area. This service provides transport for anyone unable to use regular public transport (for reasons of age, infirmity or simply where the bus stop is too far to easily access) to get to their local supermarket.
If you would like any additional information or would like us to send some leaflets about these services for your notice board or waiting room please contact the office on 0115 930 9134, between 0900 and 1500 (Monday to Friday) and speak to our Admin Team – Sarah Hayes or Linda Castle, who will be happy to help with your enquiry
We have noticed an increase in Fly Tipping at St Chad’s Water, the Playing Fields and the Cycle Track area – this costs you as residents money for removal (via your Council Tax) Please report any Fly Tipping so that Erewash Borough Council can take action.
M1 junction 23a to junction 25 smart motorway project – scheme operating update
St Chad’s Water
The environment agency have found evidence of Blue Green Algae at St Chad’s Water and as responsible land owners we are advising all dog owners to keep dogs out of the water – this includes drinking from the water as it can be harmful to animals. If you come into contact with the water, please wash your hands as soon as possible. The environment agency are not advising any further action for the Parish Council to take at this point.
The recent floods at St Chad’s Water have eroded some of our paths, please take extra care when walking and some areas may not be suitable for Mobility Scooters and Wheelchairs
NEWS FROM DRAYCOTT IN BLOOM AND THE DRAYCOTT VILLAGE FUND
Link to Draycott in Bloom website
Link to Draycott Village Fund Facebook page
Congratulations to Draycott in Bloom for winning a Gold Award for the EAST MIDLANDS and at BRITAIN IN BLOOM in the Large Village Category
Radio Derby Interview with Kaye Thurgood from Draycott in Bloom
Open Gardens Weekend – 29th and 30th June 2019
FREE DOG BAGS – are available from Draycott Off licence (Station Road), Sue’s News (Victoria Road) and the Parish Rooms (Elvaston Street). Please note you must be a Draycott resident.
Crime figures – 12th March – 7th April supplied by PCSO Pykett
Crimes: x 3 recorded instances
- 24/3 Millhouse Court, Theft
- 1/4 Station Road, Theft
- 3/4 Sawley Road, Damage to Motor Vehicle
Anti Social Behaviour x 3 recorded instances
- 25/3 Derby Road, Verbal
- 5/4 Station Road, Noise Nuisance
- 6/4 Draycott Park / Clay St, Noise Nuisance
As ever – if you see something, please report it
PCSO Karen Pykett and PC John Aldred will be at the Victoria Vintage Tea Rooms on 29th April from 11am – 1pm – please go and see them to discuss any concerns or just to say hello!!
DRAYCOTT ANNUAL REPORT NEWSLETTER 2018 – to look at the latest newsletter please down load a copy using the link below;
Risley Educational Foundation – FOR ALL STUDENTS ON A UNIVERSITY COURSE WOULD A GRANT BE OF USE TO YOU?
The Foundation offers educational grants to young people from 18-24 years who live, or parents live, in five local parishes including DRAYCOTT. For more details and an application form please contact the Clerk to the Trustees – Margaret Giller on 01332 883361.
WALKS IN THE AREA
Details of local walks can be found by clicking the following link and looking at the section – ‘Details of lovely walks in Erewash’
NEWS FROM DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Draycott Parish Council
Tuesday 9th April 2019
DCC Report – (Cllr Robert A Parkinson)
Potholes Derbyshire County Council is to receive a £1,015m share of Government funding – out of a total £50m for local authorities – to mend potholes. As potholes are an on-going concern for local residents, DCC is committed to fixing them as a top priority. Last year an extra £6m was invested to put on extra gangs of road workers with specialist machinery to mend potholes. These extra resources resulted in 72,000 potholes being fixed since January 2018 which is more than three times as many that were typically being fixed in previous years. I am told that only some 400 repairs are currently outstanding across the county.
Annual Parish Meeting – DCC Related Items I will be working through the several ideas and suggestions as far as possible. Specifically, I “looked into” and reported potholes on Lime Grove, most of which have been repaired. Other areas will be included, after checking, in my next list to the Highways Dept.
Borrowash Library DCC is looking for local volunteers to run 20 of its 45 libraries, including Borrowash Library. Interested people can access information about running a Derbyshire community library – open days, the application process, the benefits and what support is available – by visiting the county council website or calling 01629 536166. There will be an Open Day at Borrowash Library on Thursday (11th April) from 12noon to 6.00pm.
Free phone line to help Derby and Derbyshire residents stay warm at home A new free phone line (0800 677 1332) has been launched to give people living in Derby and Derbyshire impartial advice on how to stay warm at home and cut their energy bills. The Warmer Derby & Derbyshire service is a partnership between the Marches Energy Agency charity and the Local Authority Energy Partnership (LAEP) – which includes both DCC and all other Derbyshire councils.
Residents can call for advice about:
- energy bills
- switching tariff
- how to make their homes more energy efficient
- how to apply for grants for heating systems and insulation
Home visits are also available to those who need more help. The advice line is being funded using a grant of around £70,000 from the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme. It is managed by The Energy Saving Trust on behalf of the Government’s gas and electricity regulator Ofgem to distribute payments from energy companies who may have breached rules.
European Union exit no-deal planning
Officers from across Derbyshire County Council have been involved in reviewing business continuity arrangements for the past few months, in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Risks have been assessed based on the technical notices and guidance issued by the government. Meetings are being held weekly as part of the Derbyshire Local Resilience Forum to ensure that arrangements are in place should there be a need to respond to any issues.
Officers have also been liaising with neighbouring authorities where there are common risks, for example Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, in relation to traffic management plans around East Midlands Airport.
Change lives – foster for Derbyshire. Find out more on our website.
MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE
The mobile library will visit Draycott on the following Wednesdays on 27 Feb and 27 March 2019 at:
Derby Road between 10-10.30am
The Pines between 10.35-11.10am
For information on other locations and times to visit the Mobile Library, please click on the link below:
EREWASH INDOOR BOWLS CLUB
NEWS FROM THE FRIENDS OF ST CHAD’S
Tree Tops Hospice News
Treetops Hospice Care Needs Your Help!
Do you have some free time? Would you like a volunteering role that you can fit around your other commitments? Treetops Hospice Care is looking for a Community Ambassador for your parish.
Treetops Hospice Care provides nursing care & emotional support for adults living with a life-limiting illness whilst offering bereavement and counselling services to help support families at one of the most difficult times of their lives. Our ambition is to make every day count for patients and families living with life-limiting illnesses or affected by death and dying; our vision is that everyone living within the communities we serve has access to end of life care of the highest quality.
As a Community Ambassador you will promote Treetops events in your parish through posters and word of mouth; set up and run collection/information stalls in your local area; introduce the work of Treetops to your network; promote Treetops to local community groups and voluntary groups; manage collection tins in local shops and businesses. You will be fully supported in your role by our Community Fundraising team.
Book A Speaker
Are you a member of a community group that would like to hear more about the work of Treetops Hospice Care? We would love to come along to one of your meetings and explain how we support families in your parish and how our services can be accessed.
For an informal chat about becoming a Community Ambassador or to book a speak contact Christine Selden, Community Fundraiser on 0115 949 1264 or email email@example.com
Or you could Host a Tea Party (click on the link below)
Imari Ladies Chorus are hosting a concert to raise funds for ‘Touchwood Centre’, Ilkeston at Sawley Village Hall on Sunday 19th May at 2 -4 pm