News & Events
PARISH ROOM OFFICE OPENING HOURS in February
NORMAL OPENING HOURS
Tuesday 8.30am – 1pm
Wednesday 10am – 3pm
Friday 8.30am – 12.30pm
The office will be closed from Wednesday 20th February 3pm and will re-open on Tuesday 5th March at 8.30am
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
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
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 – 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
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 31st December – 9th February supplied by PCSO Pykett
Crimes: x 1 recorded instances
- 12/1 Station Rd, Assault Dog bite
- 19/1-21/1 Station Rd, Criminal damage
- 23/1 Arthur St, Criminal damage
- 6/2 Station Rd, Criminal damage
Anti Social Behaviour NO recorded instances
As ever – if you see something, please report it
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’
NEWS FROM DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Draycott Parish Council
Tuesday 12th February 2019
(Cllr Robert A Parkinson)
DCC Cabinet, on 20th December 2019, approved its plan for libraries with some amendments:
- Supporting groups running community managed libraries (CMLs) with five years of grant funding, rather than four
- Making £50,000 available to pay for independent support for CMLs
- Seeking help from Locality (a national network supporting community organisations) to support CMLs
- Giving more support and assistance in the financial processes of running a CML for the first two years
- Managing the transition to a CML, with council staff support for the first two years
- Helping with recruiting and training volunteers, and developing eLearning packages
- Ensuring the council includes support for CMLs in any new staffing structure
- Trialling the Smart library idea before any implementation
- Keeping the existing DVD stock and loaning them free of charge until March 2021.
The proposal for Borrowash Library to be offered to volunteers remains in place. Throughout this process, DCC leadership have been clear that no libraries will close and I have not seen anything to the contrary. My understanding is that it is now intended to carry out an exercise to try to recruit volunteers. The latter may or may not be forthcoming, but there will certainly be some interesting and lively discussions. Should the recruitment exercise not be successful, then there will need to be further consultations to determine the way forward, so all is not yet decided.
Plans to increase council tax by a lower than predicted amount of 3.99% were recommended for approval by Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet. The budget proposals, which include the lower council tax rise instead of an earlier predicted 4.99%, continued investment in road improvements and targeted spending on services for vulnerable older people and children, were subsequently approved by the Council on Wednesday 6 February. The budget for 2019 to 2020 was set at £519.5m, with £329.4m coming directly from the council tax which, for a Band D property, will rise from £1,272.12 to £1,322.88 (£50.76 per year or 98p per week). The adult social care portion (2%) of the overall 3.99% increase would cost the average Band D property £25.44 per year or 49p per week.
£8.4M drive to improve Derbyshire’s roads
Fixing more potholes, resurfacing country lanes, rebuilding retaining walls and work to fix drains are all on the list for Derbyshire County Council this winter as it spends an extra £8.4m Government cash which is on top of the £36m the County Council is already investing in its roads this year.
One of the conditions is that the cash is spent before April, so DCC are employing extra pairs of hands to support the regular workforce and additional specialist equipment and materials. This will help speed up repairs to get roads and pavements in a much better condition as quickly as possible.
The money is being spent on repairing roads and pavements and fixing potholes ready for more major resurfacing and surface dressing.
Clearing out drains to prevent flooding and repairing and rebuilding retaining walls are also being made priorities.
The £8.4m is being used to:
- repair roads and paths in advance of more major work such as surface dressing – £2.7m
- resurface unclassified (unnumbered) roads – local roads mainly used for local journeys – £2.3m
- repair and rebuild retaining walls and carry out improvements to bridges, such as installing safety barriers – £1.6m
- fix potholes – £800,000
- resurface paths – £500,000
- carry out drainage works linked to road and path repairs and resurfacing to cut down on future maintenance work – £500,000
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
Oasis church community Rooms, Long Eaton, NG10 4LL
Tuesday 26th February 10.45am -12 noon