News & Events

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Please contact the clerk via email at or via phone 01332 875278 (office hours only please)

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 9/5/2020 – 9/6/2020

  • 23/5 Walter St, Theft
  • 28/5 Derby Rd, Criminal Damage
  • 5/6 Wilne Rd, Drugs Possession


  • 13 reported Covid Breaches
  • Mapleton Rd, asb.
  • 3 x Lime Grove asb.
  • Market St, asb.
  • Derby Rd, asb.
  • Hopwell Rd, asb.

Please remember a lot comes under the umbrella of asb, and included in the above figures are reports of a fire and noise issues, it is not all teenagers causing asb.

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.

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’

NEWS FROM EREWASH BOROUGH COUNCIL – Cllrs Tim Scott and Val Clare 9th June 2020

Food Parcels

Over 150 food parcels have now been delivered to some of Erewash’s most vulnerable people during the coronavirus lockdown. Erewash Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Wardens continue to distribute provisions each week, to residents of the borough that are registered as being isolated, medically vulnerable and at the highest risk from Covid-19. The government scheme is to provide weekly food parcels, and is being co-ordinated by Derbyshire County Council, distributing parcels to borough and district councils to targeted residents. The parcels are for those who are shielding on medical grounds and who have registered as extremely vulnerable and need help on the government website. If you need help, you can make a request via or Derbyshire County Council’s community response unit helpline 01629 535091. Lines may be busy, so please be patient and are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm.

Council Tax

Erewash Borough Council continues to help residents with Council Tax payments as a result of the challenges brought around by lockdown. Residents registered on the Council Tax Support Scheme will soon receive their new bills from Erewash Borough Council that will include up to £150 of support towards their bill thanks to government funding. Additionally, the council is also working through requests for support with resident’s Council Tax payments, be it through requests to delay the start of their payments until June or applications to pay weekly, fortnightly or half-yearly. Instalments can also be made over 12 months rather than the normal 10.Register for a My Erewash account on the council website where you will find full information and relevant online forms – including one to apply for CTS and a form to delay payments called ‘Council Tax – Delay Recovery Request’.

All public toilets in Erewash will reopen on Monday 15 June following several weeks of lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis. Erewash Borough Council confirmed the news this week and says it will conduct the usual cleaning standards once they are open, with all toilets having a morning deep clean and then two hourly cleans as before. Additional signage on safety guidance will be in place, including social distancing and hand washing.

There are more than a dozen public conveniences across the borough which are open 8am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 8am-4.30pm on Sunday.

The public conveniences are located at:

  • Long Eaton Town Hall Grounds
  • Orchard Street, Long Eaton
  • Trent Lock, Long Eaton
  • Victoria Road, Draycott
  • Victoria Avenue, Borrowash
  • Longmoor Lane, Sandiacre
  • Long Eaton Railway Station
  • West Park, Long Eaton
  • Breaston Park, Longmoor Lane, Breaston
  • Parish Rooms, Blind Lane, Breaston
  • Station Road, Ilkeston
  • Market Place, Ilkeston
  • Gallows Inn, Nottingham Road, Ilkeston

Access to toilets for the disabled are available through the National Radar Key Scheme. Keys are available for free from Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Hall receptions (Proof of disability required).

Eligible business in Erewash affected by coronavirus can apply for a discretionary grant.

The Government is making additional funding available to allow us to further support small businesses. This money is in addition to the Small Business Grants Funds and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants Fund announced last month.

We appreciate the extremely difficult position that businesses find themselves in and the Council is committed to distributing this new grant funding in as fair a way as possible.

In line with government guidance, Erewash Borough Council’s priority is to assist in protecting jobs at those businesses which have suffered losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order for your business to qualify for the grant, you must provide evidence that you meet all of the following criteria. Your business must:

  • Have been trading on 11 March 2020.
  • Be small, with no more than 50 employees.
  • Have relatively high ongoing fixed property and related costs.
  • Be able to demonstrate that the business has had a significant drop of income due to Coronavirus restriction measures. Businesses unable to demonstrate a reduction in income of 20% or more due to the COVID-19 crisis will not be eligible to apply.

Initially the focus will be on those businesses that fall within the priority areas set out in the Government guidance and meet the eligibility criteria and evidence requirements set out above. Businesses falling within the following categories will be proritised:

  • Small businesses in shared offices or other flexible workspaces. Examples could include businesses in mills, units in industrial parks, science parks and incubators which do not have their own business rates assessment.
  • Regular market traders with fixed building costs, such as rent, who do not have their own business rates assessment.
  • Bed & Breakfasts which pay Council Tax instead of business rates.
  • Charity properties in receipt of charitable business rates relief which would otherwise have been eligible for Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Rate Relief.

The Council will however also consider applications from any other business that can demonstrate that they have suffered a significant fall in income due to the COVID-19 crisis and can demonstrate significant ongoing property and related costs.

Businesses which are eligible for the other central government COVID-19 related schemes, regardless of whether they have applied, will be ineligible for this grant. However, businesses who have applied for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme are eligible to apply for this scheme. Businesses who are eligible for the Self-Employed Income support scheme are also eligible to apply for this scheme.

The closing date for applications was Monday 8 June 2020.

Please email to if you have any queries regarding the scheme.

Should you need any further help and support, there is much information and links in the news section of the Erewash Borough Council website in the subsection  Erewash Community Support


Tuesday 9th June 2020

DCC Report – (Cllr Robert A Parkinson)

Members’ Community Fund

This is to remind you that, in view of the Covid-19 situation, recognising that many organisations are struggling with cash flow, DCC has increased the money available to members under this scheme.  I ask that anyone connected or acquainted with community organisations to encourage them to contact me ( with details of any suitable project.  Running costs cannot normally be considered BUT, for this year, this rule has been relaxed.  Because of social distancing, cheques will not be issued and presentation cannot take place.  Therefore, it will be necessary for organisations to include their account name, bank sort code and account number so that grants can be sent via BACS.

The future of care homes in Derbyshire:

DCC Cabinet, on 4th June, approved that:

  • None of the homes proposed for closure will close unless a local care home or alternative provision is available to replace and further consultation is undertaken as appropriate.
  • That the plans to undertake a programme of work to refurbish New Bassett House, Briar Close (Borrowash) and Rowthorne will continue with a further report presented to Cabinet seeking a business case and procurement approval in due course.

Changes to Gold Card service

Temporary changes to the Gold Card service – the county’s concessionary travel scheme for older and disabled people – will come to an end on Monday 15th June.  Since March, all Gold Card holders have been able to travel free before 9.30am on weekdays.  From 15th June, free travel will revert to only being available after 9.30am on weekdays.  With numbers increasing on public transport, space is needed at the beginning of the day for key workers and others to get to work.  Gold Card holders are still able to travel before 9.30am, but will need to pay for their ticket.  Travel will still be free after 9.30am on weekdays and at any time during weekends and bank holidays.

Passengers are also being reminded that, from 15th June, they will need to wear a face covering.

Gold Card is Derbyshire’s version of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) which usually allows eligible residents to travel free after 9.30am weekdays.  Gold Card also provides discounts at around 700 shops and on other services.  It can also be used as a library card.

Woodland festival and countryside events cancelled

DCC has cancelled Derbyshire Woodland Festival, due to take place on 19th and 20th September at Elvaston Castle Country Park, along with many other events scheduled to take place at countryside sites up to the end of August as they can’t comply with government guidance on social distancing.

Free support offered for workers, employers and students

DCC careers coaches are giving free help to groups who have been affected by the current situation.

Students in years 11, 12 and 13 whose exams have been cancelled can ask for advice about future employment, education and training.  It’s not just the youngsters who can get in touch – their parents or carers can get in touch on their behalf or on their own behalf for help.

Those who have lost their jobs or are furloughed are being signposted to a wide range of resources including use of the government’s ‘Skills Toolkit’ which has free courses for all abilities to help develop workplace and digital skills.  Also, help is being given to employers who need to recruit workers for essential roles.

The careers coaches would normally offer face-to-face appointments, drop in sessions or group workshops but these are not possible at the moment.  Instead support is being given by phone, email, video calls or text.

The free support is wide ranging according to the person or business’s specific needs and may include things like the best ways to job hunt or to recruit staff, improving interview skills, further training and funding opportunities.

Follow up sessions are offered after an initial appointment and continue to be free of charge as the work is government funded through the National Careers Service.


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