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Welcome to the website for Draycott and Church Wilne Parish Council

News & Events


PARISH ROOM OFFICE – is closed to the Public until further notice

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


Make a difference – become a  Parish Councillor

We have two vacancies for Parish Councillor’s.  If successful, the term of office will be until the next election in May 2023.

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor, please visit our website and review the Co-option policy under the Policies and Plans section.

In this policy is an application form, the deadline for applications will be *5pm on Friday 3rd April. If you apply, you will need to be available for a very short interview with the council on Tuesday 14th April from 6pm onwards and if successful, be able to attend the Parish Council Meeting the same night from 7.30pm onwards.

For more information, please either visit the website, or contact the Clerk – Sheena Butcher, Tel: 875278 or email

*Please either email your application to or a hard copy can handed in at the Parish Rooms, Elvaston Street, Draycott

Annual Meeting of the Parish 

The next Annual Meeting of the Parish has been postponed, we will be producing an APM Booklet by May 2020 with the reports from public bodies and community groups


Thank you to the 41 members of the public that attended the Annual Meeting of the Parish on the 19th March 2019. The booklet with the reports from public bodies and village groups is below:

APM Booklet 2019

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 which is updated on a monthly basis

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 – 1 April 2020 – the car park has been closed to the public due to the Coronavirus.  We will re-open the gate when the government lifts the restrictions on travelling to public places to exercise 

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.

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.


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  11th February – 7 march  2020 supplied by the Safer Neighborhood Team

    • 12/2 Derby Road, Theft
    • 13/2 Derby Road, Burglary
    • 13/2 St Mary’s Ave, theft
    • 20/2 Town End Road, Theft
    • 28/2 Victoria Road, Criminal Damage

Anti Social Behaviour Calls

  • 21/2 Derby Road

As  ever – if you see something, please report it on 101, for a direct threat always phone 999


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’



Erewash Borough Council  will raise its share of council tax for 2020/21 by £5 per annum for a Band D property after the recommendation was agreed during the council’s budget setting meeting on Thursday 5 March.  The council has worked hard to keep the proposed increase in its share of the Council Tax bill to a minimum despite local authorities across the country continuing to face financially challenging times. The budget proposals include savings of approximately £1m in staff costs and work continues to achieve further significant savings.

The proposed £5 increase would mean that the council’s charge for a Band D property would increase from £186.59 to £191.59 per annum. Only 11% of the total council tax bill goes towards paying for the Borough Council services. Council tax payers also have to pay an amount for services provided by Derbyshire County Council, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue and Parish Councils – Erewash has no control over the charges set by these organisations.

Also at the Council meeting on Thursday 5th March, proposals to scrap one hour free parking in Erewash car parks, and introduce a simplified two-tier charging system were approved.

The new charges will see drivers paying just £1 for up to three hours and £3 for any period over three hours. This change will not affect rates at the commuter car park at Long Eaton Railway Station. The council has carried out an extensive review of charges in its car parks and while the free parking has been popular, it is relatively costly and arguably has not encouraged longer stays in the town, potentially restricting shopping and other opportunities,

The budget proposals report outlined the tough financial challenges facing the council.

This move will encourage people to stay longer in Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres. We believe a simplified two-price system will work well and that the new rates are fair and compare favourably to charges in other local authority areas.

Additional income generated from the changes would help the council meet the long term costs of maintaining and upgrading the car parks.

The Police and Crime Commissioner election for Derbyshire is fast approaching and Erewash Borough Council is encouraging as many residents as possible to register to vote by the deadline of midnight on 21 April 2020.

If you are not already registered to vote, the easiest way to register to vote in the 7 May election is online .  You will need your National Insurance number when you register. Alternatively, contact the Erewash elections team on 0115 907 1190 or email to obtain the relevant application form, complete it and return to the Elections Office at Ilkeston Town Hall.

The last date for postal applications at the election is 5pm on Wednesday 22 April. For residents wishing to vote by proxy at the election, applications must be received by 5pm Wednesday 29 April. To find out more about this important election please visit Derby City Council’s website.

Erewash Borough Council is calling on its residents to nominate someone they admire for their valuable voluntary work in the borough. The popular Mayor’s Awards salute those who go the extra mile and deserve a pat on the back for their tireless work for the community.

Nominations are now open for the annual awards ahead of the closing date of Tuesday 7 April, with the presentation of awards due to take place on Wednesday 6 May.

The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Sue Beardsley, says:

“This is a great chance to help us celebrate and recognise our community champions. We have many unsung heroes in our wonderful borough and I have seen first- hand the selfless work they do to help others. The presentation of the awards will be one of my final civic duties and I know it will be a very moving event.”

Please note that serving councillors of the county, borough, parish councils or their employees are exempt from nomination. Download a nomination form from the EBC website.

Nomination forms are also available at Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Hall receptions or send full details in a letter to Susan Dunkley, Democratic and Civic Officer, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, DE7 5RP.

Email or call 0115 907 1115.

Local businesses, parish councils, community groups and residents can show their pride in Erewash by sponsoring flower baskets helping to put the feel-good factor in the borough over the summer. The sponsorship fee is £99.60 per year, based on a three year contract, and covers everything from the cost of the basket and plants through to watering, maintenance and an optional sponsor plaque. The colourful baskets are attached to lamp columns and brighten up the towns and villages in Erewash throughout the summer. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure says:

“Our sponsorship scheme offers residents and businesses the ideal opportunity to play their part in helping the borough bloom this summer.”

Anyone interested in sponsoring a flower basket needs to apply by Monday 23 March. Application forms can be obtained by emailing or telephone 0115 907 2244. Applications will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis.



Tuesday 10th March 2020

DCC Report – (Cllr Robert A Parkinson)

Role and title changes for Council Leader and Cabinet Member

Councillor Barry Lewis has taken on the role of Climate and Sustainability Champion in addition to being Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Leadership, Culture and Tourism.  Councillor Tony King has a new title – Cabinet Member for Clean Growth and Regeneration.  The changes reflect Derbyshire County Council’s commitment to tackling climate change.

Climate change summit reveals net zero carbon ambition

More than 150 people from local businesses, housing developers, councils and other public bodies gathered at an event organised by Derbyshire County Council on Tuesday 3rd March to explore how they can work together to help tackle climate change.

The event, held at County Hall, set out a vision for the whole of Derbyshire to become a net zero carbon county by 2050 – which means cutting carbon emissions from every area of everyday life to the lowest possible level and offsetting the remaining emissions through carbon absorbing measures such as planting trees

Disposal of old electricals

Until Sunday 5th April, Derbyshire residents can win a cash prize by taking any old, broken or unwanted electricals to one of the County Council’s household waste recycling centres.  From hair-dryers to hedge-trimmers, fairy lights to fridges and toasters to TVs, there’s a wide range of household appliances that can be taken to the recycling centres.

Reducing waste and increasing recycling is one of DCC’s key pledges to help reduce carbon emissions.  The carbon footprint is much lower when recycled materials are used than when things are manufactured from scratch.  It costs council tax payers £43 million a year to deal with waste in Derbyshire which residents choose not to recycle.  The competition prizes are part-funded by Recycling Lives – the contractor which works on behalf of DCC to collect and recycle electrical items taken to its recycling centres.

A full list of acceptable electrical appliances is on the DCC website.


Derbyshire’s armed forces survey

A survey is being conducted to find out the size and make-up of the county’s armed forces community to help inform and improve local services for individuals and families who are connected to the British Armed Forces.

The survey is being carried out by the University of Derby on behalf of Derbyshire County Council and is open to any Derbyshire resident aged 18 and over with a connection to the armed forces. Research is anonymous with a closing date of 3 April 2020.  Questionnaire – Online


MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE – Closed due to the Coronavirus

The mobile library will visit Draycott on the following Wednesdays on  4 March, 1 April, 29 April and 27 May 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:

Southern Mobile Library Routes 23 March 2020 to 12 June 2020


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