News & Events

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Please contact the clerk via email at or via phone 01332 875278 (office hours only please)  Please note that the role is a part time position and your message may not be responded to immediately

Annual Newsletter

Draycott and Church Wilne Parish Council Annual Newsletter – we have produced the annual newsletter, click here:  Draycott and Church Wilne PC Newsletter April 2020. Due to COVID-19, we will not be delivering copies to each house in the parish.

Annual Meeting of the Parish 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Annual meeting of the Parish cannot proceed, in lieu of this, we have produced a community booklet Annual Parish Meeting Community Booklet 2020 v2  – our thanks to all contributors for the reports and the amazing work and time they give to our parish

ACTION PLAN 2020 -21

The 2020-21 Draycott and Church Wilne Parish Council Action Plan was adopted at the meeting on 10 March 2020 – please read it to find out what we intend to accomplish on your behalf this year: Action Plan 2020-21

St Chad’s Water 

Social Distancing at St Chad’s Water LNR

Parts of the paths will not accommodate the social distance of 2 meters, so we would ask that you walk around the lake / paths in a clockwise motion.

Please take any litter and do poo bags home with you as bin collections on the site will be less frequent than usual.

Please maintain social distancing, try to park away from other cars and keep safe.


The car park barrier is in place and the gates will be opened from

  • 8am until 8pm from 1st April until 31st October and from
  • 8.30am until 4.30pm from 1st November until 31st March


By leaving deadwood and cut logs, the council can provide homes for many species of bug, insect, moss, fungi, lichens, and bird & bat nesting sites. It’s easy #climateaction too as deadwood locks up carbon for years.


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.


Click here for the Link to  Draycott in Bloom website

Click here for the Link to Draycott Village Fund Facebook page

Dog Poo Bags

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.


Crime Figures from 13/7/2020 – 28/8/2020

  • 13th July  Elvaston St, Theft of MV.
  • 16th   Victoria Rd, Theft.
  • 16th  Derby Rd, Theft from MV.
  • 28th  Wallis close, Theft.
  • 1st-4th August  Criminal damage and Theft, Hopwell Rd.
  • 8th  Wilne Rd, Theft.
  • 15th Millhouse Court, Criminal damage.
  • 22nd Station Rd, Threats


  • 16/7 Walk close.
  • 28/7 Wilne Rd.
  • 31/7 Meadow close.
  • 31/7 Walter st.
  • 31/7 Wilne Rd.
  • 6/8 Gertrude Rd.
  • 6/8 South St.
  • 10/8 Hopwell Rd.
  • 12/8 Mapleton Rd.
  • 16/8 Walter st.
  • 16/8 Cowslip Meadow.
  • 17/8 Millhouse court.
  • 22/8 derby Rd.
  • 22/8 Harrington st.
  • Lime Grove   x 6

There appears to be a lot of ASB incidents, however they are a mix of different incidents, ranging from Covid breaches, nuisance kids, garden fires, noise and neighbour issues.

Crime figures remain low .

PCSO Karen Pykett and Pc Aldred will be at Pumpkinz coffee shop on the 8th September between 11-1pm  to be available for residents to come along and speak to  ( social distancing of course).

If you see it – Please REPORT it on 101, for a direct threat always phone 999

Burning of Waste – Smoke Pollution:

All households can have bonfires provided they do not regularly and adversely affect other households.  Action which causes localised pollution with a potential risk to health as a result of burning may be considered a nuisance.  If you are affected by such a nuisance you should consider contacting Erewash Borough Council Environmental Health Dept. at 01159 072244 or by emailing

There are some commercial businesses within Draycott which have exemption from certain regulations enforced by the Environment Agency which limit the means of disposing of larger volumes of waste as a business by using a D7 exemption, a link to which can be seen here:

If you become aware of emissions from any business which you believe are the result of burning anything other than plant-based materials (i.e. rubbers, plastics, oils etc. which often produce thick black and acrid smoke) or you believe the conditions of the exemption are not being adhered to such as importing of waste for burning you should contact the Environment Agency directly using their 24 hour incident hotline at 0800 807060 and also advise EBC of the action you have taken using their link above.

Traffic and parking Survey in Draycott – 2019

Please find below the links to the traffic and parking survey and subsequent meetings that were hosted by the council on residents behalf in September 2019

Minutes 20190912 Public Open Meeting Parking and Traffic (Approved)

Response from Highways Officers to both the Survey and Open meeting questions October 2019

Parking Consultation Survey Results – August 2019


Risley Educational Foundation


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’

Click on the link for Autumn Walks in Erewash

NEWS FROM EREWASH BOROUGH COUNCIL – Cllrs Tim Scott and Val Clare 8th September 2020

Rough Sleeper Funding

A government funding award of nearly £146,000 will ensure that work to tackle homelessness across Derbyshire and the Staffordshire Moorlands will continue until 31st March  next year.

A meeting of Erewash Borough Council’s Executive on 8th September conformed that the funding award by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is used to support the continuation of the rough sleeper initiative.

Erewash was the lead authority in bidding for government funding last year on behalf of the seven District councils in Derbyshire and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, which is aligned with High Peak Borough Council through a strategic alliance.

Confirmation that a further Grant has been agreed means two Rough Sleeper Co-ordinators can remain in post and a contract with the P3 charity can continue until the end of March.

The initiative aims to gather information on rough sleepers, review  the existing support services and find long-term solutions to end homelessness.

Its work has been particularly crucial in response to the COVID-19 pandemic when the government asked all councils to place people into temporary accommodation who were homeless or sleeping rough.

Anti Social Drinking

Proposals by Erewash Borough Council To tackle anti-social drinking in the borough were supported by council executive on 8th September with a recommendation to Full Council for approval.

The introduction of a Public Space Protection Order – PSPO, Is part of a partnership effort to curb anti-social behaviour caused by alcohol consumption, which remains a persistent problem within the borough’s town centres.

The PSPO will provide authorised officers the power to request individual stop consuming and surrender, If they are also causing anti-social behaviour. Its individual failed to comply with an officer’s request they can be issued with a fine.

The new three-year PSPo, subject to Council approval, will come into force in October 2020. It will replace the Designated Public Place Order which was approved in 2008 and cover the whole of Erewash. The new orders are designed to cover specific, troublesome areas within the borough.

Proposed restricted areas to be covered by the new PSPO will include:

  • Ikleston town centre and surrounding green spaces including Rutland Recreational Ground and Victoria Park.
  • Long Eaton town centre and surrounding green spaces including West Park, Dockholme Lock and Petersham Green.

As part of the consultation process, an online survey was conducted by the council earlier this year, With feedback showing overwhelming support in favour of the suggested PSPO restrictions, with some 93% Of responders stating that drinking alcohol in public leads to or maybe two anti social behaviour or thought 84% of respondents said that they were likely to avoid the area and 79% being of the opinion but it is likely to cause an increase in violence.

Dog Control Orders

Erewash Residents are being asked for their views on proposals to extend power to take action against irresponsible dog owners in the borough.

An online survey available on the EBC website in the latest news section, has been launched by Erewash Borough Council, With the six week consultation running until Thursday  1st  October.

Next in order which regulate dog control in Erewash Will lapse on 20th October this year and the council now wants feedback from the public on proposals to increase powers including;

Extending the land types on which people have to clear up after their dogs, meaning the regulation will apply to all land open to the air to which the public has access. Included in this is the proposal to exclude dogs from certain areas and require all dogs to be on leads in specified locations.

A proposal to allow authorised officers to ask a person in control of a dog to prove they have the means, such poo bags, to clear up after their pet. This new power is aimed at helping officers tackle dog fouling concerns.

All the proposals would fall under a Public Space Protection Order And anyone breaching the conditions could be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice Or face legal proceeding in certain cases.



Tuesday 8th October 2020

DCC Report – (Cllr Robert A Parkinson)

Civic Chairman/Vice-Chairman

Cllr Mrs Judith Twigg (Bakewell) is this year’s Civic Chairman of DCC, whilst I am the Civic Vice-Chairman.

Update on restrictions at recycling centres

Restrictions at recycling centres have been relaxed.  Residents can now visit Household Waste Recycling Centres any day of the week.  The layout of the centres has been improved to accommodate more vehicles on site at any one time, whilst allowing visitors to maintain two-metre social distancing  – meaning the odd and even number plate system put in place to restrict the number of vehicles visiting the sites is no longer in operation.

County libraries

Some libraries across Derbyshire have reopened with several temporary changes in place to keep customers and staff safe.  Long Eaton library reopened on Thursday, 9th July.  Opening hours at Borrowash Library will change from 32 to 18 per week when it re-opens on Monday 28th September 2020.  Residents must book an appointment to visit their library and people are being urged not to turn up without having arranged their appointment first.

Briar Close House

Derbyshire County Council has committed to keep Care Homes open until replacements are built.  Briar Close House will be refurbished.  As this refurbishment could be disruptive, residents are to be offered the opportunity to move out temporarily whilst the work takes place if they wish.  If they choose not to move out, they may still be required to re-locate within the home to allow work to take place in certain areas.


Flood damage

Storms and heavy rain late last and early this year caused severe damage to Derbyshire’s roads, together with flooding of gardens and property.  The relevant Officers of the County Council have been gathering evidence from residents and site inspections.  A report on future alleviation measures will be produced in due course.

Changes to the way children travel to school

There are going to be some changes to the way children travel to school and DCC is doing everything to ensure they have a safe journey.  Information has been sent to parents and pupils about the new government guidance when using school transport which includes:


  • keeping face coverings on (if over the age of 11 and you can wear one)
  • sitting in the same seat each day if possible
  • facing the front and don’t turn round
  • sitting with people in the same year group
  • not shouting, talking loudly or singing
  • avoiding touching anything other than your own things
  • washing or sanitising hands when arriving at school or home.


(Full details at

Youth Activity Grants

There is a total of £220,000 worth of grants available for activities that will help improve young people’s emotional and physical wellbeing and development.  Community groups that work with young people up to 19, or 25 if they have a disability, can apply.  Details are on the DCC website.

School students urged to apply for a b-line card

DCC is urging school pupils to apply for a free b-line card, so they can take advantage of the travel discount scheme.  Applications can now be made online, rather than the cards being available through schools and colleges.  B-line gives cut-price travel discount of up to 25% for young people living in Derbyshire aged 11 up to 19 who are at school, college, on training courses or on an apprenticeship.

Other Events

Afternoon Tea Dance on 16 May at Spondon Village Hall from 2-4pm  Call the Rotary Club on 01332 875350 if you need transport