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Tuesday 8.30am – 1pm
Wednesday 10am – 3pm 
Friday 8.30am – 12.30pm (office closed 28 June)

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 

Memorial Safety Testing in Draycott Cemetery, Hopwell Road, Draycott

As part of its rolling memorial safety programme Draycott Parish Council, will begin testing memorials in the Cemetery on Hopwell Road in July 2019.

As the land owner, Draycott Parish Council is obliged to undertake this work to ensure that the cemetery is a safe place for the public to visit.

Under this safety testing programme all memorials over 625mm in height will be tested by trained staff using industry approved testing procedures, the initial testing will be by conducting a visual assessment and hand test.

Any memorials found to be unsafe will be either: laid flat; secured with a temporary stake; or cordoned off to ensure that they do not present a risk to visitors to the cemetery.

Draycott Parish Council does not fix any memorials but can on request by the owner of the memorial, make a memorial safe by digging it into the ground (called sinking).  Only British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) members can fix memorials in the cemeteries. The costs for fixing or sinking will be at the owner of the memorials expense.

We will endeavour to carry out this work with minimal disruption to the public.

If you have any questions regarding the testing process or if you are the owner of a memorial and wish to update your contact details, please contact the Sheena Butcher (Clerk) on Tel 01332 875278 or email draycottpc@gmail.com


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:

APM Booklet 2019

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


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

Stub out and Save

Derbyshire County Council is encouraging people to Stub Out and Save by quitting smoking with its free Live Life Better Derbyshire service.
There’s many reasons that may motivate people to quit for good. From saving money to breathing more easily, reducing the impacts of passive smoking to having more energy.
Smoking poses a serious health risk and can lead to cancer, strokes, heart attacks and other potentially fatal conditions but it’s also an expensive habit with people spending on average around £250 every month.
Why not stub out and see what you can save – whether that’s money, your health or your quality of life.
Live Life Better Derbyshire offers a free, 12 week, stop smoking support service.
It’s open to all Derbyshire residents and offers one-to-one and group support at venues across the county.
The service offers:

  • Free NRT including patches, lozenges and gum
  • Access to prescription only medications
  • One to one support across the county
  • Telephone support
  • Advice, information and quit tips

To find out more call 0800 085 2299 or visit www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk

FLY Tipping

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.

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

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.


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

2019 Open Gardens Invitation



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.


Recorded Crime Figures from 14th May -9th June as supplied by PCSO Pykett;


  • 17/5 Station Rd, Theft
  • 18/5 Station Rd, Theft
  • 21/5 Sawley Rd, Theft
  • 21/5 Market St, Theft
  • 23/5 Cleveland Ave, Drugs possession
  • 28/5 Wallis close, Theft
  • 29/5 Market St, Criminal damage


  • 6/6 Derby Rd

As ever – if you see something, please report it


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.


Details of local walks can be found by clicking the following link and looking at the section – ‘Details of lovely walks in Erewash’





Over the last month I have attended more training sessions, and I have been placed onto the Planning Committee and the Licensing & Public Protection Committee. I also now represent the Borough Council at Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust.

I attended my first Full Council Meeting at Long Eaton Town Hall on Thursday 16th May. Councillor Sue Beardsley was elected as Mayor for the Borough and Councillor Donna Briggs as Deputy Mayor for the ensuing Civic Year.

It has been really good to get to know the other Councillors and the Council Buildings. I managed to go to the wrong Town Hall just once, but gladly had time available to correct my error and make it to the right venue with time to spare!

My early training is now complete, but I have other training events to attend throughout the next few months.

June sees some great events throughout the Borough.

Sadly, on Sunday 9th June , the Ilkeston Carnival was cancelled due to the bad weather as the ground where the Carnival was to be held was waterlogged.

Saturday 15th sees the Steampunk Extravaganza at the Erewash Museum, Ilkeston, Steampunk is a sub genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by industrial steam-powered machinery. 10am-4pm.

Also on Saturday the 15th, Off The Rails Skatepark & Music Festival takes place at the Scooter Park, West Park, Long Eaton from 12pm-7pm. Free Admission.

June also saw the beginning of the Bold As Brass events throughout the Borough,with Victoria Park, Ilkeston, having had Ilkeston Brass perform, and West Park, Long Eaton the pleasure of the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band performing. The next taking place on Sunday 23rd June is at Stanley Village Hall where Stapleford Salvation Army Band will perform between 2-4pm. The following week, Sunday 30th, sees Belper Town Wind Band perform at St Peters Park in Little Eaton. And then on July 7th I look forward to seeing the Derwent Valley Wind Band perform on the Leisure Green in Draycott at 230pm.

On 22nd June, The Parade at Long Eaton Carnival takes place, ending in West Park where a great many stalls can be found as well as the ever popular fairground.

Draycott Open Gardens also takes place that weekend. On both Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th. Adults priced at just £2.50 and children go for free.

The next Full Borough Council Meeting is on Thursday 27th June at Ilkeston Town Hall.



Tuesday 11th June 2019

DCC Report – (Cllr Robert A Parkinson)

Climate and carbon reduction manifesto

Derbyshire County Council has unveiled the Derbyshire Climate and Carbon Reduction Manifesto and pledged that the council will do all it can to reduce its carbon footprint, cut waste and work with partners, businesses and communities to reduce emissions and improve the environment.  The council plans to call on the Government to ensure the necessary policies, legislation and investments are in place so it can work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the county.

Council priorities for the next two years

Providing value for money, keeping council tax as low as possible and championing Derbyshire on the world stage are three major priorities outlined by Derbyshire County Council at its Annual Meeting on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Newly elected Chairman Councillor Trevor Ainsworth set out the vision of the county council’s political administration, highlighting a number of successes over the past year and laying out plans for the coming months.

Councillor Ainsworth also paid tribute to the outgoing Chairman Councillor George Wharmby and welcomed Councillor Robert Parkinson who was elected to the newly created role of Civic Chairman to act as an ambassador for Derbyshire and a link between the council and local community bodies. Councillor Judith Twigg was also elected to the role of Vice Civic Chairman.

Highlights of the Chairman’s speech included:

  • An extra £6m put into road maintenance since May 2017 and Derbyshire being named the top county council for public satisfaction with roads in a national survey
  • The future of school crossing patrols is secured after listening to communities about the importance they place on this service
  • £18.5m invested in school improvement over the last financial year
  • 220 new council apprentices recruited over the past year
  • Taking the council’s Fair Share for Derbyshire campaign for government funding to Westminster
  • More than £250,000 in Action Grants invested in local community and voluntary groups
  • ‘Festival of Derbyshire’ planned for 2020 to boost the council’s tourism and inward investment economy
  • Modernising the council’s democratic systems through a new Constitution and faster and more open and transparent decision-making.

At the Annual Meeting councillors also approved a new Council Plan which sets out the key priorities for the two years ahead which include keeping council tax low, bringing prosperity to Derbyshire, helping communities to help themselves, preventing health and social care problems and delivering efficient and effective council services.

Council Leader Barry Lewis said; “Over a year ago we set out our Enterprising Council approach which aimed to deliver the best value for money services we possibly can with the decreasing money we have available to spend.

“Our achievements over the past year and our plans for the future demonstrate how we’ve embraced this innovative approach to finding new and better ways of doing things and to work in partnership with communities and listen to local people about what is important to them.”



The mobile library will visit Draycott on the following Wednesdays on  22 May, 19 June, 17 July, 14 August and 11 September 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:

Southern Mobile Library Routes 15 April to 5 July 2019

Southern Mobile Library Routes 8 July 2019 to 27 September 2019




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