News & Events
SPECIAL MEETING THIS MONTH
Remembrance Sunday Service Meeting – Wednesday 25 April at 7pm in the Parish Rooms, Elvaston Street, Draycott to discuss arrangements for this year’s service. EVERYONE WELCOME
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 in early July and be followed by the national judges in early August.
DRAYCOTT OPEN GARDENS – 23 and 24 June -for further details please open the link to the posters.
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.
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 –
Precept (Parish Rates) – Each year Draycott Parish Council set a precept which is used to manage the village’s assets. The Parish Council also receives a grant from Erewash Borough Council to help meet the costs of running the open spaces in the village.
Over the last 6 years this funding from Erewash Borough Council has reduced by £12,366 and they now inform us that they will reduce the funding by a further £1,671 in 2018/19. The Parish Council cannot contain the latest reduction without a significant reduction in the high quality of the parish’s open spaces at St Chad’s Water LNR, the Playing Fields, Leisure Green and the Cemetery. The Parish Council also needs to carry out essential works to the path at St Chad’s Water LNR which was damaged by flooding last year. To carry out the works £3,000 will be used from the Council’s reserves which will need to be replenished in 2018/19. The Parish Council has therefore decided to set a precept for 2018/19 of £31,550. This is an increase of £4,600 on the precept for 2017/18 – an increase of £4.51 a year or 9p a week on a Band D property.
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
MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE – please click on timetable below.
DERBYSHIRE AND DERBY MINERALS LOCAL PLAN – Spring 18 Consultation
This consultation provides an opportunity for you to let us know your views on these matters before the plan is finalised and submitted to the Secretary of State in 2019. The consultation will run for eight weeks, ending on Friday 18 May 2018. We will be holding a series of drop-in sessions throughout the county where our officers will be available to discuss the plan. These will be held at the following locations:
- Chapel-en-le-Frith Library, Thursday 5 April 2018, 2pm to 6.30pm
- Barrow on Trent Village Hall, Thursday 5 April 2018, 11.30am to 6.30pm
- Dronfield Library, Monday 9 April 2018, 11.30am to 6.30pm
- Ripley Library, Thursday 12 April 2018, 11.30am to 6.30pm
- Bolsover Library, Friday 13 April 2018, 11.30am to 6.30pm
- Long Eaton Library, Wednesday 18 April 2018, 11.30am to 6.30pm
- Chesterfield Library, Tuesday 24 April 2018, 11.30am to 6.30pm
- Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, Thursday 3 May 2018, 11.30am to 6.30pm
NEWS FROM THE FRIENDS OF ST CHAD’S