News & Events
PARISH ROOM OFFICE – is closed to the Public until further notice
Please contact the clerk via email at email@example.com or via phone 01332 875278 (office hours only please)
Draycott and Church Wilne Parish Council Annual Newsletter – we have produced the annual newsletter Draycott and Church Wilne PC Newsletter April 2020 we will not be delivering copies to each house in the parish this year, due to Covid-19
Annual Meeting of the Parish 2020
Due to COVID-19, the Annual meeting of the Parish cannot proceed, in lieu of this, we have produced a community booklet Annual Parish Meeting Community Booklet 2020 v2 – our thanks to all contributors for the reports and the amazing work and time they give to our parish
Thank you to the 41 members of the public that attended the Annual Meeting of the Parish on the 19th March 2019. 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 created a working group to review the suggestions and made recommendations at the meeting on the 11th April.
To see the minutes of the recommendations and latest actions taken click on Annual Parish Meeting residents feedback tracking sheet of actions which is updated on a monthly basis
ACTION PLAN 2020 -21
The 2020-21 Draycott and Church Wilne Parish Council Action Plan was adopted at the meeting on 10 March 2020 – please read it to find out what we intend to accomplish on your behalf this year: Action Plan 2020-21
St Chad’s Water
St Chads Water LNR Gate Re-opened as of 22 April 2020
Following Derbyshire County Council’s decision to re-open their car parks at their open spaces and legal advice, St Chad’s Water LNR car park gate has been opened.
Parts of the paths will not accommodate the social distance of 2 meters, so we would ask that you walk around the lake / paths in a clockwise motion.
Please take any litter and do poo bags home with you as bin collections on the site will be less frequent than usual.
Please maintain social distancing, try to park away from other cars and keep safe.
The car park barrier is in place and the gates will be opened from
- 8am until 8pm from 1st April until 31st October and from
- 8.30am until 4.30pm from 1st November until 31st March
PLEASE DO NOT TAKE DEADWOOD OR FRESH CUT LOGS FROM ST CHADS
By leaving deadwood and cut logs, the council can provide homes for many species of bug, insect, moss, fungi, lichens, and bird & bat nesting sites. It’s easy #climateaction too as deadwood locks up carbon for years.
PLEASE TAKE YOUR LITTER HOME – There are a limited number of bins around St Chads Water, we have to pay for all rubbish collections, like all Local Nature Reserves we would encourage you to please take your litter home with you.
NEWS FROM DRAYCOTT IN BLOOM AND THE DRAYCOTT VILLAGE FUND
Link to Draycott in Bloom website
Link to Draycott Village Fund Facebook page
FREE DOG BAGS – are available from Draycott Off licence (Station Road), Suns News (Victoria Road) The One Stop Shop, and the Parish Rooms (Elvaston Street). Please note you must be a Draycott resident.
Crime Figures from 15/4/2020 – 9/5/2020
- 23/3-5/5 Sawley Rd, Theft x 2, 8/5 Mapleton Rd, Shed Burglary
- 28 reported Covid Breaches and 3 other ASB related calls
As ever – if you see something, please report it on 101, for a direct threat always phone 999
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 EREWASH BOROUGH COUNCIL – Cllrs Tim Scott and Val Clare
This has been the most testing time for the council staff and councillors. The first week of lockdown was the fire at Springfield Mills. The council emergency officer was called immediately and a team from housing options were alerted. The Novotel which was closed was approached and agreed to be the emergency centre, to receive the residents of the disaster. Erewash staff were deployed there and had to organise takeaway food as the hotel could not provide food that night, although they were able to have staff available to provide full board accommodation from breakfast the next morning thanks to a local supermarkets late night food delivery. Erewash staff were on site at the hotel to support the residents during the first week and were praised for their support. Two wings of the mill are now fit for the residents to return and the residents of the other two wings are being offered rehousing in accommodation owned by the mill management company. I was kept fully briefed twice daily throughout the proceedings and sent my thanks to the staff involved. The Mill management companies insurance loss adjusters have agreed to coverer the council costs .
The pandemic has caused immense work for the council, processing all the financial packages announced by the government, attempting to provide all the services i.e. bin collections etc with reduced staff , and having to ensure social distancing for everyone involved, as well as delivering food parcels to vulnerable residents, on a weekly basis.
The emergency accommodation for homeless persons in Erewash was arranged to be at Risley Hall Hotel . Central Gov advice was to remove all homeless from the streets during the shutdown period. Luckily, this was not needed as the Gov changed their mind on early release of prisoners, which it was feared would have impacted on homelessness in Erewash. Following the good working arrangements with the Novotel and a breakdown of arrangements with Risley Hall the Novotel are possibly going to accommodate homeless persons on a temporary basis for the duration of the lockdown if required .
I think it is a credit to the management and staff that these tasks are being undertaken and even the brown bin collections restarted this week. The one other good thing is that it is hoped that the hanging baskets may be able to be put up from this week to try to raise people’s spirits and save the plants already grown to fill them.
NEWS FROM DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Tuesday 12th May 2020
DCC Report – (Cllr Robert A Parkinson)
Relevant Press Releases
With the continuing Covic-19 emergency continuing, I have attached DCC press releases on the following subjects: (See DCC Website for the Press releases)
- Our welfare rights team is on hand to support residents
- Derbyshire to re-open countryside car parks
- New care home to help residents through pandemic
- Recycling centres to open for waste that cannot be stored safely at home
- Work to re-start on Bostock’s lane, Sandiacre
Members’ Community Fund
In view of the Covid-19 situation, recognising that many organisations are struggling with cash flow, DCC has increased the money available to members under this scheme. I ask that anyone connected or acquainted with community organisations to encourage them to contact me (preferably by email) with details of any suitable project. Running costs cannot normally be considered BUT, for this year, this rule has been relaxed.
Because of social distancing, cheques will not be issued, and presentation cannot take place. Therefore, it will be necessary for organisations to email me their bank sort code and account number so that grants can be sent via BACS. I recognise that this may be a problem for groups of volunteers who have organised help for vulnerable residents.
Please note that the Mobile Library Service is Closed until further notice
The mobile library will visit Draycott on the following Wednesdays on 4 March, 1 April, 29 April and 27 May 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 links below:
NEWS FROM THE FRIENDS OF ST CHAD’S