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News & Events



Tuesday 8.30am – 1pm (Closed 20th August)
Wednesday 10am – 3pm  (Closed 21st August)
Friday 8.30am – 12.30pm (Closed 16th and 23rd August)

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 

nnual 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

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 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 – UPDATE July 2019 – we are about to start remedial work on the pathways and install recycled plastic edging with thanks to the National Lottery Awards for All funding.

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.

ADVANCE NOTICE of Changes to the Car Park opening hours:

Due to the number of incidents occurring in the Car Park in the evening, we will soon be putting a car park barrier in place and will be opening and closing the barrier on a daily basis (hours to be determined)


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.


Recorded Crime Figures from 10th June -9th July supplied by PCSO Pykett;

Crime x 8 instances

  • 15/6 Wilne Rd, Criminal damage
  • 19/6 Cleveland Ave, Drugs possession
  • 23/6 Hopwell Rd park, criminal damage
  • 26/6 Derby Rd, dwelling burglary
  • 27/6 Millhouse court, dwelling burglary
  • 27/6 Attewell close, vehicle crime
  • 28/6-7/7 Derby Rd, Non dwelling burglary
  • 30/6 Gypsy Lane, assault

ASB x 16 instances

  • 13/6 Garfield Ave
  • 18/6 The Pines
  • 19/6 Fowler St
  • 21/6 Gertrude Rd x 2
  • 27/6 Sydney Rd
  • 28/6 Fowler St x 2
  • 28/6 Gertrude Rd
  • 29/6 Clay St
  • 30/6 Elvaston St
  • 30/6 Cleveland Ave
  • 1/7 Cleveland Ave
  • 1/7 Cowslip Meadow
  • 2/7 Victoria Rd
  • 5/7 Hopwell Rd

As ever – if you see something, please report it on 101, for a direct threat always phone 999


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’





Training sessions for Councillors at Erewash Borough Council continue, and we have both attended all training events to date, with more due shortly.

The last Full Council Meeting on Thursday 27th June at Ilkeston Town Hall, was cancelled. The next Council Executive Meeting will be held at Ilkeston Town Hall on Tuesday 16th July at 1030am

Proposals for HS2 will be discussed, including emerging proposals for access to the planned station at Toton.  Councillors will also discuss the proposals for a tram line to run along the route of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal. The recommendation is to refuse, and other options be sought.  The Council Executive will also discuss the issuing of fixed penalty notices for fly tipping.  A full version of the agenda for the Council Executive Meeting can be found on the EBC website.

The Council has warned residents about a scam regarding council tax. These people are contacting homes around the country via text, email and phone calls to offer help for bogus overpayment or demand payment for bogus arrears. Anyone receiving anything they feel is suspicious should contact the Council Revenue Team on 0115 907 1000. Residents can also visit the Action Fraud website for details of all scams and how to report crimes.

The 2019 Summer Beach will be launched at the Erewash Museum on Saturday 20th July, and the beach itself will be open Monday to Saturday 11am to 3pm during the six weeks school holidays up until Saturday 31st August.  Also, at the Erewash Museum from Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th it is Emergency Services Week – Meet Your Local Heroes. A whole week of crafts, activities and events celebrating our local emergency services. The Tuesday and Thursday gives people the opportunity to meet some of the Emergency Services.

The Erewash Half Marathon takes place on Saturday 10th August starting at Langley Mill with the finishing line at West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton. To find out more or to enter, visit www.erewashhalf.com

The Erewash Triathlon returns for its 12th year on Sunday 11th August with a 400m swim at West Park Leisure Centre, followed by a 16km cycle, finishing off with a 5km run around West Park. Entries are now open at www.erewashtri.com

The Bold as Brass events throughout the Borough continue, and are as follows;

  • Saturday 13th July 230pm at the Memorial Hall, Brookside Road, Breadsall. Featuring Hucknall & Linby MC Brass Band.
  • Sunday 14th July 2pm at West Hallam Village Gardens with Matlock Band.
  • Sunday 21st July 6pm at Victoria Park, Ilkeston, with the Dinnington Colliery Band.
  • Sunday 4th August 230pm at Duffield Close, The Green, Breaston with Rolls Royce (Derby) Band.
  • Sunday 11th August 2pm at West Park, Long Eaton, with South Notts Hussars Band.
  • And finally, Saturday 24th August 2pm at Erewash Museum, Ilkeston, with Carlton Brass Band.

We both attended the Band concert at Draycott Leisure Green

Sunday last, and heard a wonderful, eclectic array of music from Derwent Valley Wind Band. It was very well attended, and the weather was brilliant. A lovely afternoon was had by all. Many thanks


Tuesday 9th July 2019

DCC Report – (Cllr Robert A Parkinson)

Support for older and disabled people

DCC is due to consider proposals to transform the way older people and those with disabilities are supported to lead fulfilled lives.

The Cabinet will consider moves to ensure people who need services are supported to have their needs met more effectively and to promote their independence.

It follows a review of how effectively adult social care and health and disabled children’s services use their resources to improve the lives of Derbyshire residents while offering value-for-money services.

Cabinet, which meets on Thursday 11 July 2019, will hear how changes are already underway to support Derbyshire residents to lead independent lives including:

  • changes to eligibility for community alarms and telecare, a 24-hour monitoring system for people in their own homes and the use of new technology to help people stay in their own homes for longer
  • a new Older Person’s Accommodation, Care and Support Strategy has been drawn up to ensure the right sort of accommodation is available to older people in the right place
  • changes to early help support have enabled the council to focus support on those families and young people are who most in need
  • helping people with learning disabilities and autism lead independent, fulfilled lives in their own community by offering support which enables them to achieve their potential and realise ambitions
  • transforming the direct care service to concentrate on offering short-term support to help older people regain their independence while supporting the private voluntary and independent sector to offer longer-term care

The Cabinet report states that the maximum cost of transforming the way adult social care and health and disabled children’s services support is offered to Derbyshire residents will be £7 million over 5 years but the savings that could be realised during this time total £54 million.

School meal prices frozen for next academic year

The price of school meals are to be frozen until September 2020.  It means there will be no requested increase in the recommended selling price of a school meal to children and adults in secondary, primary, special and nursery schools from 3 September 2019 to 1 September 2020.

DCC’s school catering service serves around 57,000 meals across the county every day in nursery, primary, special and secondary schools.  Take-up of school meals in Derbyshire has increased over the past 12 months with more than two-thirds of nursery, primary and over half of secondary school pupils receiving meals each day.

The school catering service has recently achieved the prestigious Food for Life Catering Mark silver and bronze awards which recognise food providers who take steps to raise standards and improve the food they serve.  The awards are part of a national scheme to encourage children to think about where their food comes from, how it’s grown and how to prepare healthy, balanced meals.

Wider range of books for free as new digital service is launched

Library users will be able to access a wider range of bestselling books with the launch a new digital service.  The new service was launched on Monday 1 July 2019 and customers are able to access an increased range of eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks via digital loans on their phone, iPad, tablet or home computer, whether at home, work or abroad.

The library service has offered an eBooks service since 2011 and eAudiobooks since 2013 and the switch to the new service, accessed via the BorrowBox app, will instantly offer more choice and flexibility to Derbyshire library users.  It will also be more cost-effective as it is being launched in partnership with Inspire (Nottinghamshire County Council) and Nottingham City libraries.

To use the service from a smartphone or tablet, library users need to download the BorrowBox app from the play store or app store, which provides access to eBooks and one eAudio catalogue.  The eMags and additional eAudio is accessed by the RBDigital app, which can also be downloaded from the appropriate app store. There will be a wider range of eMags and eAudio via this app due to a further partnership agreement with Nottingham City libraries. The eMags element of the service is already up and running.  For both services all that customers will need is their library card number, PIN and

As part of the Libraries for Derbyshire programme, DCC is setting out to make libraries and the service itself fit for the future, ensuring it could meet the changing way people access information and books through using different technology


Derbyshire Connect Active Travel Service

 The consultation is about the Derbyshire Connect Active Travel service in Amber Valley and Erewash which has been operating since October 2017 to assist local people with access to transport for medical-related appointments. Passenger numbers are very low in comparison to other districts within Derbyshire and we are keen to find out why this may be. However, it is quite difficult to reach the people who may be able to make use of the service and wondered if you might be able to pass this questionnaire on to anyone within your parish or town council area that this could be relevant to?

 The questionnaire can be accessed using this link https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=156293303405 and completed on line. If paper copies of the questionnaire are required, we can send these to you with pre-paid envelopes to return completed questionnaires.

 If you have any questions at all or wish to request paper copies of the questionnaire, please contact alice.russell@derbyshire.gov.uk




The mobile library will visit Draycott on the following Wednesdays on  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 8 July 2019 to 27 September 2019




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