Draycott & Church Wilne Parish Council

Picture of St Chad's Water Local Nature Reserve
St Chad’s Local Nature Reserve

Welcome to the website for Draycott and Church Wilne Parish Council.

The website is our shop window to the wider world. We are proud of our village and welcome the opportunity the site gives us to say so.

The Parish Council is also proud to report that it has achieved Quality status as part of the Local Council Award Scheme.

Councillor Val Clare

The Parish Rooms Office is temporarily closed due to personal circumstances

Due to the clerks personal circumstances, the office will be closed until further notice.  The clerk will be working ad-hoc hours for the immediate future so your emails may take longer than usual to be actioned.  Please be patient and we will respond as soon as we can.  Please do not leave a message on the office answerphone as this will not be regularly checked.  If you need to contact the council urgently, please phone Cllr Tim Scott on 07402 982560.  The email address is clerk@draycott-pc.gov.uk

Evidence of Blue Green Algae at St Chads Water LNR (September 2021)

The environment agency have tested the lake and found evidence of Blue Green Algae  (confirmed Wednesday 8th September 2021)

Many waters are susceptible to problems with blue green algae, typically between June and November.  Once algal numbers are high the bloom is likely to persist throughout the season before declining at the onset of unstable weather conditions.

We have put up signs at St Chads to warn visitors – PLEASE do not let your dogs enter or drink from the lake as this can be very harmful to them.

For more information: Algal blooms: advice for the public and landowners – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Picture of St Chad's Water Local Nature Reserve

Where Are We

Address: The Parish Rooms, Elvaston Street, Draycott, Derby, DE72 3PY.