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Tuesday 8.30am – 1pm 
Wednesday 10am – 3pm  (Closed 29 January)
Friday 8.30am – 12.30pm (Closed 31 January)

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:

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

ACTION PLAN 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 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 intend to accomplish on your behalf this year:  Action Plan 2019

FLY Tipping

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 

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  9th December –  10th January 2020 supplied by the Safer Neighborhood Team

Crime Figures
  • 17/12 Market St, Theft
  • 24/12 Victoria Ave, Assault
  • 1/1 Station Rd, Assault
  • 1/1 Lime Grove, Vehicle crime
  • 1/1 Town End Rd, Theft
Anti-Social Behaviour Calls
  • 18/12 Elvaston St
  • 19/12 Market St
  • 30/12  Derby Rd

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’




14 January 2020

The Christmas light switch on, at both Long Eaton and Ilkeston town centres over the festive period were very  well attended and both towns looked the part over Christmastime.

We both attended the Mayors Carol Concert on Christmas Eve in the Market Place, Ilkeston and joined a large crowd of people in singing a large range of carols with gusto! Santa gave out gifts in front of the Town Hall, and a lovely evening was had by all.

Maggie Throup has retained her seat as MP for Erewash with a majority of 10,606. She has increased her majority from 4,534 in the 2017 General Election. The overall turnout for Erewash was 67.5%.

The results are:

  • Archer, James Martin, Liberal Democrat: 2,487
  • Atkinson, Catherine, Labour: 16,954
  • Ball, Des, Independent: 388
  • Dunn, Roy Ashley, Independent: 122
  • Poland, Brent, Green party: 1,115
  • Shaw, Richard, Independent: 188
  • Throup, Maggie, Conservative: 27,560

Proposals to develop several sites in Erewash look set to go out for extensive public consultation as the Borough Council works to find land for more than 6,500 new homes over the next two decades in order to meet local needs and government targets.

Draft options for sites to meet the population’s housing needs feature in a report which went to Council Executive, with Councillors agreeing to forward the item to Full Council on 23 January with a recommendation that consultation is given the go-ahead.

A review to identify land to deliver the borough’s housing requirements has resulted in a list of preferred sites for the new builds, with the council’s first priority to make efficient use of brownfield and urban sites. But having now exhausted these sites, the review has concluded that four green belt sites will have to be released as draft options to meet the demand for new homes.

If the consultation gets the go-ahead, it will centre on the proposal to allocate the following sites for housing development over the next 17 years:

  • Stanton Regeneration Site – 1,000 homes
  • West Hallam Depot – 1,000 homes
  • Land north of Lock Lane, Sawley – 300 homes
  • Land west of Acorn Way (to extend the Oakwood district of Derby) – 600 homes
  • Land north of Cotmanhay, near Cotmanhay Wood – 600 homes
  • Land south west of Kirk Hallam, linked with new relief road – 600 homes

If approved, details of the consultation with residents and other statutory consultees, such as utility providers and transport bodies, will be announced. The council would also ask neighbouring local planning authorities if they can provide alternative sites that are more sustainable than the suggested green belt options.

A community household waste collection service provided by Erewash Borough Council looks set to be given the green light to become a regular scheme.

The scheme, which operates at two different sites in the borough on a Saturday morning, started in October following the success of a pilot scheme in 2018. It enables residents to dispose of small bulky waste items, such as small items of furniture and electrical appliances, free of charge. The collections are aimed at benefitting people who live furthest away from the household recycling centre in Ilkeston and has proved a big success with residents across the borough.

The busiest locations to date have been West Park in Long Eaton, and Sawley Park, where almost seven tonnes of bulky waste were collected during the pilot scheme. The current 16-week community collections scheme ends on 29 February 2020.

Council Executive approved a recommendation that the scheme continues at a meeting on Tuesday 7 January. A full list of locations and items that will and will not be accepted can be found on the community waste collections page on the EBC website.

The next Full Council meeting takes place at Long Eaton Town Hall at 7pm on Thursday 23rd January.

Many thanks

Tim & Val



Tuesday 14th January 2020

DCC Report – (Cllr Robert A Parkinson)

County project to create more jobs

A 3-year project to support businesses looking to move to Derbyshire has helped more than 40 firms bringing more than 100 new jobs to the county.  The £2m project supported the launch of Derbyshire Economic Partnership’s (DEP) new ‘Invest in Derbyshire’ service in May last year.  Now the project is being extended for a further 3 years with the aim of supporting 80 more businesses to relocate to or start-up in the county.

One firm helped to relocate through the Invest in Derbyshire service is Millitec Food Systems Ltd which is settling into new premises in Draycott, having moved to the county from Leicestershire.  Support provided to the firm, which designs and manufactures machinery and robotics for use in the food production industry, included inward investment advice, support to access grant funding towards the cost of vital machinery and ongoing support in identifying skills providers for its workforce and recruitment opportunities.  Richard Ledger, Managing Director of Millitec, who grew up in Derbyshire, said he was pleased to be “heading home”.

Over the next 3 years, ‘Invest in Derbyshire’ will be funded by £177,928 from us on behalf of the Derbyshire Economic Partnership – which includes the county council and Derbyshire’s district and borough councils – and £3.2m as part of the European Regional Development project ‘Invest in D2N2’.

The Invest in Derbyshire service aims to:

  • raise the profile of Derbyshire globally to secure investment and create new jobs, acting as a shop window for why Derbyshire should be a destination of choice for investors
  • make it easy for investors to choose Derbyshire by providing a one-stop-shop offering quality business support tailored to individual businesses’ needs ranging from help and support to choose the right site in Derbyshire to provide information on workforce skills and assisting with recruitment as well as offering guidance on financial incentives
  • use market intelligence to target businesses in growth sectors to attract them to Derbyshire
  • providing advice and support to entrepreneurs and businesses looking to grow and invest in the region
  • developing tailored propositions for businesses to support their investment

Invest in Derbyshire will continue to be delivered on behalf of the County Council and the Derbyshire Economic Partnership by award-winning investment promotion agency Marketing Derby, which is a public-private partnership created to raise the profile of Derby and Derbyshire and attract investment.

Floods cause £20 million damage to Derbyshire roads

The cost of fixing the damage to roads in Derbyshire caused by recent flooding is estimated to be more than £20 million.

Large parts of the county were flooded in November, which at the time caused more than 100 road closures, with 116 businesses and around 300 homes affected. Around 125 miles of roads across the county were damaged.

The damage to roads includes several sites where the road surface was completely swept away, leaving utility pipes visible, multiple potholes, large patches of damage to the road surface, thousands of blocked drains and gulleys and 24 damaged bridges, retaining walls and culverts

The damage caused is estimated to cost more than the council’s annual budget for road maintenance – which in the current financial year is £17.5 million.  Clearing the resulting backlog of repairs is certain to take time and stretch available resources. 

Consultation on funding

Local voluntary and community sector groups in Derbyshire are to be asked to help shape their future funding arrangements.

Early in 2019 DCC’s Cabinet agreed to undertake a review of the grants it gives to Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) infrastructure organisations with a view to developing a new, fairer more consistent way of allocating funding to support DCC’s ambitions and priorities.

By talking to the infrastructure groups – umbrella organisations which offer information, support, guidance, training and funding advice to the local charitable sector – as well as health partners and district and borough councils, future funding principles have been developed based on:

  • fairness and consistency
  • outcomes (measurable achievements)
  • long term sustainability

On Thursday, 16th January 2020,  the Cabinet is being asked to agree to start a 12-week consultation on the future funding arrangements for these VCS infrastructure organisations.  If Cabinet agrees the recommendations, a formal consultation will be launched on 24th January 2020, with a report due back before Cabinet in June.

DCC is also looking to create a more consistent approach to the wider grant funding of the voluntary and charitable sector with a further report due to be discussed by Cabinet in the spring.

Young people to have their say about how they influence decisions

Children and young people are to be asked for their views on the best way for DCC to involve and consult with them on decisions.

Cabinet is to consider a proposal at its meeting on Thursday 16th January 2020 to carry out a consultation about changing the Derbyshire Youth Council (DYC) for more representative arrangements to increase the number of young people taking part in local democracy.

The DYC was set up in 2002 and has 36 members aged 11 to 19 voted into office by children and young people through the ‘Big Vote’ process every two years.

As well as hosting the DYC, DCC also supports a variety of other opportunities to encourage youth democracy, including Locality Youth Forums, the Children in Care Council, School Councils, the Care Leavers’ Council and countywide locality youth forums.

An independent review of these groups carried out in 2018 identified that they were all valued by young people, but that a significant proportion of available staff time and resources was devoted to the DYC which in comparison only benefited a relatively small number of young people.  Cabinet will consider a recommendation to carry out ‘The Big Consultation’ on a proposal for the DYC to be disbanded and replaced with a strategic network developed around the current School Council and other structures.  If Cabinet agrees to approve the consultation, it would run for 12 weeks from Friday 24th January 2020 to Friday 17th April 2020 and gather views from:

  • children and young people
  • schools
  • voluntary organisations
  • youth service providers
  • councillors
  • children’s services managers and staff

Representatives from the DYC and some schools took part in an initial consultation to help shape the consultation options.  The issues young people were most interested in included:

  • the council’s long-term plans and how it is meeting its environmental responsibilities
  • how budgets are spent
  • the quality of schools and services
  • equality and diversity

DCC is committed to involving young people in local democracy and decision-making and this is supported by legislation including the Children Act 1989, the Education Act 2002 and the Health and Social Care Act 2001.


The mobile library will visit Draycott on the following Wednesdays on  5 February, 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 30 December 2019 to 20 March 2020

Southern Mobile Library Routes 23 March 2020 to 12 June 2020


Other Events

The Sixteen perform Handel Acis & Galatea on 14th February at 7.30pm – Derby Cathedral for more information please click on the link : Derby Acis & Galatea E-flyer


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