News & Events
PARISH ROOM OFFICE OPENING HOURS in NOVEMBER
NORMAL OPENING HOURS
Tuesday 8.30am – 1pm (Closed 19 and 26 November)
Wednesday 10am – 3pm
Friday 8.30am – 12.30pm (Closed 22nd November)
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
Annual 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:
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
ACTION PLAN 2019
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
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
St Chad’s is still flooded (12 November) please do not attempt to walk around the lake until the paths are clear.
The car park barrier is in place and the gates will be opened from 8am until 8pm until 31st October and from 8.30am until 4.30pm from 1st November until 31st March
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.
NEWS FROM DRAYCOTT IN BLOOM AND THE DRAYCOTT VILLAGE FUND
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 September – 7th October supplied by PCSO Pykett;
- 11/10 Town End Rd, Theft.
- 14/10 Wallis close, Criminal damage.
- 17/10 Hopwell Rd, Public order.
- 19/10 Derby Rd, Theft.
- 17/10 derby Rd, Public order.
- 29/10 Cowslip Meadow, Burglary.
- 28/10 Tudor Court, vehicle crime.
- 30/10 New st, criminal damage.
- 31/10 Villa St, Theft.
- 4/11 Wallis close, Criminal damage.
- 9/10 Elvaston st.
- 9/10 New st.
- 21/10 Derby Rd.
- 22/10 The Green.
- 25/10 Derby Rd.
- 29/10 Market st.
- 2/11 Derby Rd. x3.
- 3/11 Derby Rd x2.
- 6/11 Derby Rd x2.
- 9/11 Derby Rd.
As ever – if you see something, please report it on 101, for a direct threat always phone 999
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’
NEWS FROM EREWASH BOROUGH COUNCIL – Cllrs Tim Scott and Val Clare
11 October 2019
Sadly the firework display at West Park Long Eaton on Saturday 2nd November had to be cancelled due to the weather conditions and the waterlogged park itself. The display company agreed with the Borough Council on the cancellation, as the controls are electronic and could not be used in a flooded field. On a more positive note, The channeling of floodwater onto West Park saved what would have previously been flooded homes in Long Eaton.
The Chestnut Fair returns to Long Eaton for its 25th anniversary on the 22nd 23rd 24th of November. This follows on from the Charter fair which took place at Ilkeston from the 16th to the 19th of October, and was a great success.
Residents can join the Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Sue Beardsley, when she hosts Erewash Borough Councils’ Annual Civic Service at 3pm on Sunday 17th November at Ilkeston Methodist Church, Nottingham Road Fellowship. Anyone attending is asked to please be seated by 2.45pm.
We both recently received a grant application from the 1st Draycott & Wilne Scouting Group, who had the sad finding of dry rot in their hut. We hope that the grant of £300 given by both of us will help towards the cost of this awful problem for them, and will present a cheque to them shortly.
Long Eaton Christmas lights switch on will take place on Thursday 28th November, with entertainment in Market Place from 5.30pm to 8.30pm with the switch on itself at 7pm.
NEWS FROM DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Tuesday 12th November 2019
DCC Report – (Cllr Robert A Parkinson)
Social media campaign highlights council’s green credentials
Derbyshire County Council has been using social media to make residents aware about what the authority does to help protect the environment.
The council has created posts on Facebook and Twitter explaining how its services work to reduce carbon emissions.
With the hashtag #gogreenDerbyshire, the posts have shown how the authority encourages people to use washable nappies, recycle, travel on Derbyshire Connect buses, buy Wayfarer travel tickets, use electric vehicles and walk to school with the help of school crossing patrols.
Council backs National Hate Crime Awareness Week
Social media is being used by Derbyshire County Council to raise awareness of hate crime during National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
The week runs from 12-19 November and various tweets and Facebook posts will advise people how to report hate crime and help people identify what a hate crime is.
Derbyshire’s latest casualty figures
The latest road casualty figures for Derbyshire were revealed in the 2018 Annual Casualty Report, discussed at Cabinet on 10 October.
42 people were killed on Derbyshire’s roads in 2018 compared with 32 the previous year.
And although the numbers of people injured in crashes on the county’s roads reduced from the previous year (1,571 in 2017 and 1,537 in 2018) the number of those seriously injured in those crashes increased from 266 in 2017, to 288 in 2018.
Support for residents and businesses affected by flooding
Derbyshire County Council has made £100,000 available to help residents and businesses affected by the recent flooding.
Dozens of communities were affected after almost a month’s worth of rain fell across Derbyshire in just two days, closing many roads and causing widespread disruption.
The County Council has set up the Derbyshire Floods Hardship Fund for Residents and the Derbyshire Floods Business Hardship Fund.
Residents who were evacuated or whose homes flooded will be eligible to apply for a one-off payment of £104.
Small or micro businesses whose premises were flooded will be eligible to apply for an emergency payment of £300 to help them cope with immediate, short-term loss of income.
More information on how to report flooding, who is involved in managing flooding risk in Derbyshire and how residents can protect themselves from flooding is available on the DCC website
MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE
The mobile library will visit Draycott on the following Wednesdays on 9 October and 4 December 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 links below:
NEWS FROM THE FRIENDS OF ST CHAD’S
Settlement Singers Christmas Concert
Church Wilne Rotary Club