News & Events
PARISH ROOM OFFICE OPENING HOURS in AUGUST
NORMAL OPENING HOURS
Tuesday 8.30am – 1pm
Wednesday 10am – 3pm
Friday 8.30am – 12.30pm
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
ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AT THE LEISURE GREEN
The Parish Council are very concerned about the high levels of Anti Social Behaviour and evidence of drug use at the Leisure Green. Could we ask all residents to report any such behaviour to the POLICE. You can view the letter by clicking on the link below:
UPDATE: Inspector Thompson has responded to our letter sent today (3 August 2018) with the following abbreviated information;
Whilst PCSO Pykett is the best person to report the community concerns, intelligence and trends to, if there is drug dealing taking place, dangerous driving which is putting lives at risk and happening at the time then please encourage those witnessing to ring 999. Names (if known) of those causing issues would be useful but descriptions and direction of travel, vehicle registration numbers when reporting incidents will definitely give us a head start. When non-urgent calls are reported (via 101 )the procedure (if Safer Neighbourhood Team are not on duty or if there are no units free) is for the call centre to email the details to the SNT. I have asked where we can for call centre to allocate these to a unit for attendance as they come in. Clearly this will depend on demand but will hopefully improve response and visibility.
With regards the vehicle issues, we have powers under the Police Reform Act to warn and seize for the manner of behaviour mentioned. If your CCTV captures this and registration numbers then please pass that to us. Again, if CCTV captures those causing anti-social behaviour we can use this to identify those involved with a view to visiting them and their parents and taking action where appropriate.
The issues have been highlighted on our section briefing for all staff to be aware with instruction from me to deal robustly. I have asked the Sargent’s to allocate officers to visit during their shifts and have also asked for support from our Roads Policing unit especially given the vehicle issue. We have also asked for the Council Wardens to conduct patrols and feed back to us. We have access to a Divisional Neighbourhood Support Team and I have put a bid in for these to assist next week.
Let me reassure you that you have a committed team of officers in Erewash and Karen does have other resources she can call upon. I have authorised my officers extra dispersal powers for a 48 hour period from 1800hrs today – 3rd August and this has proved effective in other areas with similar issues.
Again, thank you for the email. I’m confident we can solve the issues and improve the quality of life for those this is affecting.
Please keep reporting as per instructions above to enable the police to resolve this issue
St Chad’s Water – Evidence of BLUE GREEN ALGAE
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.
Thank you for your co-operation
SOMETHING TO DO IN THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!!!
Play scheme- the Council be running a play scheme from the 30 July to the 24 August. It will be held at Draycott Primary School from 9am – 3.30pm each weekday at a cost of £7 a day. Bookings can be made through AM Sports Coaching. more information and a form can be downloaded below;
Extreme Wheels Roadshow – will be visiting on the following Monday’s over the school holidays – 31 July, 6,13 and 20 August.
!! FREE activities and food !!
Have you got teenagers aged 11-18? Or know anyone who does?
Do they fancy trying some new activities and have the chance to have something to eat? They can come to our ‘Vibez’ summer activities programme taking place in our towns. There are activities taking place between 6-8pm on:
Monday evenings: Long Eaton Market Place, outside Subway and the Corner Pin, starting 30 July 2018
Wednesday Evenings: Ilkeston Market Place, outside the Library, starting 1 August 2018
Friday Evenings: The Rec, Doncaster Park Sandiacre, starting 3 August 2018
The activities are all FREE – teenagers just need to turn up.
NEWS FROM DRAYCOTT IN BLOOM AND THE DRAYCOTT VILLAGE FUND
It has been announced that the village of Draycott in Derbyshire is a 2018 RHS Britain in Bloom finalist .
Britain in Bloom is a nationwide campaign intended to encourage and celebrate the positive impact of gardening in communities.
Draycott in Bloom is a volunteer group with members ranging from 8 to 80 years of age. 3000 plants raised by the group will be planted out around the village at the end of May to give a spectacular summer display.
Draycott entered the competition for the first time in 2014 gaining a Silver Gilt Award in 2014 & 2015, followed by a Gold Award in 2016 and 2017.
The regional judges will visit Draycott on the 3 July and be followed by the national judges in early August.
DRAYCOTT VILLAGE FUND – please open link to the latest newsletter
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.
Community speedwatch – our PCSO Karen Pykett carries out regular speed checks in the village. She would like your help. If you would like to help keep speeds down in the village and have a few minutes to spare now and again please contact the Parish Clerk and she will pass your details on to Karen.
Police notice – there have been an number of thefts from parked vehicles recently. Please take care to ensure that your car is locked and DO NOT leave valuables inside your vehicle. Please park in a well-lit area. Sheds also seem to have been targeted so please ensure that these are locked securely. If you would like any advice on crime prevention please ring ‘101’.
DRAYCOTT ANNUAL REPORT NEWSLETTER – to look at the latest newsletter please down load a copy using the link below;
ANNUAL REPORT – To find out more about what’s happened in the village over the last year please download the annual report booklet from Annual Parish Meeting 2018 –
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’
DERBY AND SANDIACRE CANAL TRUST – Draycott Canal Restoration Project –
NEWS FROM DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
LIBRARIES FOR DERBYSHIRE – Public Library Service Strategy – consultation
Please look at the downloads;
MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE
DCC Supporting Severn Trent Saving Water
You will most likely be aware of the loss of treated water supplies and low water pressure that has affected some pockets of Derbyshire during the recent spell of hot weather – mainly affecting parts of the Derbyshire Dales and Amber Valley.
The Local Resilience Forum, coordinated by the Council’s Emergency Planning Team, has been working closely with Severn Trent and other agencies including the police, health and fire & rescue service to manage the high demand for water.
The County Council and other agencies are helping to spread the message that water companies have seen exceptional demand for water, and with the hot weather set to continue, they expect demand to stay high.
With that in mind, the County Council is asking staff, residents, businesses and other local councils to prioritise their water use and to use the supplies available for essential activities only. For more information, please visit Severn Trent.
NEWS FROM THE FRIENDS OF ST CHAD’S