News & Events
We would like to apologise to our residents and visitors that the Christmas Lights did not turn on as planned on 4th December. The contractor has fixed the issue and the lights are fully working.
Many congratulations to Draycott Village Fund for organising the brilliant Dickensian Fayre.
We wish our residents and visitors to this website a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
PARISH ROOM OFFICE OPENING HOURS in December
NORMAL OPENING HOURS
Tuesday 8.30am – 1pm
Wednesday 10am – 3pm
Friday 8.30am – 12.30pm
The office will close on Tuesday 18 November 2018 and re-open on Wednesday 2 January 2019
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
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.
Draycott and Church Wilne Parish Council are undertaking a project to transfer all of the burial records for Draycott Cemetery into electronic format. We are looking for volunteer(s) to help us do this. You must be aged over 16, able to use Microsoft Excel and willing to sign a confidentiality agreement. This would suit someone with an interest in the village history or a 6th former requiring local work experience. This work must be done at the Parish Offices For more information please contact Sheena Butcher (the clerk) on 01332 875278 or email email@example.com
Highways England – Essential Maintenance on the A50 junction 1 Roundabout, Donnington
The letter below details that works will start on 8 January and they expect to finish on 18 January 2019 – working overnight between the hours of 19.00 and 06.00 on weeknights (Monday to Friday) only.
M1 junction 23a to junction 25 smart motorway project – scheme operating update
Sawley Road – Temporary Road Closure Notice
- When: 4th February to 11th February 2019
- Where: Sawley Road Draycott from its junction with A6005 Derby Road to its junction with Wilne Lane
- Reason: To facilitate foul sewer connection works
- Alternative Route: A6005 Draycott Rd / Main St, Sawley Road, Draycott Rd, B6540 Tamworth Road, Wilne Ln and vice versa.
- Derbyshire County Council apologies for any inconvenience caused while work takes place. Anyone needing further information should ring Call Derbyshire 01629 533190
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
Derby Rd x4
New St x1
Station Rd x3
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 13th November – 29th November supplied by PCSO Pykett
Crimes: x 4 recorded instances
- 12/11 Station Rd, Vehicle crime.
- 24/11 Station Rd, Harassment.
- 25/11 Station Rd, Vehicle crime.
- 25/11 Station Rd, Arson.
Anti Social Behaviour x8 recorded instances
- Derby Rd x4
- New St x1
- Station Rd x3
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’
DERBY AND SANDIACRE CANAL TRUST – Draycott Canal Restoration Project –
“Do you enjoy exercising amongst nature?
We would like your opinion on our plans to restore the Derby Canal at Draycott. We are hoping to restore a ¾ mile section of canal between Derby Rd and Hopwell Rd. The path here is used quite a lot by local people so we thought it would be good to ask you what you think about it all.
The Canal will stretch from Derby Road to Hopwell Road (known locally as the Golden Mile) and be rebuilt to canal standard for later adoption into the national canal network. Water from existing streams will provide a constant, but slow flow to keep the water clean for amenity use until other sections of the canal are built. Once restored the Draycott canal will have the following features;
- A slipway to allow canoes and small boats to access the water.
- Mooring points at each end.
- Angling facilities.
- A hard-standing car park at Hopwell Road end.
- A re-laid foot/cycle path with a grass track for horse riders.
We also plan to involve local school children, Guides, Brownies, Scouts, Cadets and any other young people who are interested in maintaining the site and helping to improve the habitats for wildlife by installing bird and bat boxes, sowing native wildflower seeds and eradicating invasive species such as Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed.Please complete a short survey by following this link.
For more information on the Draycott project and our other work visit our website
NEWS FROM DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Draycott Parish Council
Tuesday 11th December 2018
(Cllr Robert A Parkinson)
The results of the Elvaston Castle and library consultations are awaited. Highways will visit the pedestrian crossing at Draycott to assess the street lighting as a resident has reported concerns.
Bus Information Screens The screens have been put on the most used bus stops (information supplied from the Bus Companies) When more money is available, additional signs will be installed.
Current DCC Consultations (see website):
Topics: Customer Satisfaction, Waste Management
Opens: 5 November 2018 – Closes: 21 December 2018
Topic: Service Priorities and Expenditure
Opens: 1 November 2018 – Closes: 16 December 2018
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 2 Jan, 30 Jan, 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