To assist in the working of the Council there are a number of smaller groups of Councillors who focus on different areas of the village. Each committee has a Chairman and can meet as required. The committee then report back to the full Council and make recommendations for discussion and decision.
Recreation and St Chad’s Local Nature Reserve Committee
- Playing Fields – the maintenance of the Playing Fields and Millennium Green on Hopwell Road.
- Leisure Green – this area of open space is off Derby Road. It has a Multi-use games area and small play area and is home to the buildings used by the 1st Draycott and Wilne Scout Group, the Draycott and Long Eaton Table tennis club and the Army Cadets.
- St Chad’s Water Local Nature Reserve – is on the outskirts of the village at Church Wilne. The area was created following gravel extraction and has benefited from improvements to paths, seating and car parking
Chairman Cllr Jenny Fletcher, Vice – Chairman – Cllr Chris Wheatley, Members – Cllrs Martin Wilson, Roger Brown, Darren Gelsthorpe and Sarah Gelsthorpe
The Cemetery is on Hopwell Road and has been improved in recent years. The committee are also responsible for the War Memorial on Station Road and organising the Remembrance Service
Chairman – Cllr Diane Dundas, Vice – Chairman Cllr Tim Scott, Members Cllrs Darren Gelsthorpe, Chris Wheatley and Jenny Fletcher
Finance and General Purpose Committee
This committee plans and recommends the annual budget and precept to the full council for approval and other financial matters as required. They also look after the Parish Rooms, manage staffing and any complaints
Chairman – Cllr Bob Rogerson, Vice-Chairman – Cllr Val Clare, Members Cllrs Tim Scott, Darren Gelsthorpe and Ben Timberley
Planning and Transport Committee
The committee responds to any planning applications submitted for the parish, they also are responsible for any transport issues within the Parish.
Chairman – Cllr Darren Gelsthorpe, Vice-Chairman Cllr Jenny Fletcher , Members – Cllrs Val Clare, Martin Wilson, Roger Brown and Ben Timberley
The Chairman and vice-Chairman of the Parish Council are ex-officio members of all Committees.