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Structure of the Parish Council

From May 2022, the Council have dissolved a committee structure and have appointed a Lead Councillor who will be the main contact point for the public and will also support the clerk in the decisions made by the full council at their meetings:

Recreation  and St Chad’s Local Nature Reserve  – Lead Councillor Jenny Fletcher

  • Playing Fields  –  the maintenance of the Playing Fields and Millennium Green on Hopwell Road.
  • Leisure Green – this area of open space is off Derby Road. It has a Multi-use games area and a concrete chess table and table tennis table and is home to the buildings used by the 1st Draycott and Wilne Scout Group, the Draycott and Long Eaton Table tennis club and the Army Cadets.
  • St Chad’s Water Local Nature Reserve – is on the outskirts of the village at Church Wilne. The area was created following gravel extraction and has benefited from improvements to paths, seating and car parking

 Cemetery Lead Councillor Diane Dundas

The Cemetery is on Hopwell Road and has been improved in recent years. The council are also responsible for the War Memorial on Station Road and organising the Remembrance Service

Finance and General Purpose – Lead Councillor Bob Rogerson

Plans and recommends the annual budget and precept  to the full council for approval and other financial matters as required.  They also look after the Parish Rooms, manage staffing and any complaints

Planning and Transport Committee – Lead Councillor Tim Scott

The council has delegated authority to respond to any non-contentious planning applications submitted for the parish to the Clerk based on the following:

  1. Upon receiving notice from EBC for a planning application, the clerk will forward the notice to all Councillors and ask for their opinion / response within 1 week
  2. If there is a mixed response of Objection / No Objection, the clerk will arrange a meeting so that the council can determine a majority decision at a properly constituted meeting of the full council (summonsed and advertised so that members of the public can attend if they so wish)
  3. Where the application is for more than 2 new houses, the clerk will automatically call a properly constituted meeting of the full council (summoned and advertised so that members of the public can attend if they so wish)

Working Groups

Annual Parish Meeting Working Group

Chairman – Cllr Tim Scott, Members – Cllrs Diane Dundas, Val Clare, Jenny Fletcher and Katie Rose

St Chads LNR Working Group

Chairman – Cllr Jenny Fletcher, Members – Cllrs Martin Wilson, Roger Brown, Tim Scott, Tom Hickton and Val Clare

Climate Emergency Working Group

Chairman – Cllr Tim Scott, Members – Cllrs Martin Wilson, Katie Rose and Diane Dundas

Remembrance Sunday Working Group

Chairman – Cllr Diane Dundas, Members – Cllrs Roger Brown, Martyn Knight, Martin Wilson, Tom Hickton


Councillor Representatives of Local Groups

1st Draycott and Wilne Scout Group – Cllr Bob Rogerson

Draycott and Long Eaton Table Tennis Club – Cllr Val Care

Risley Educational Trust – Cllr Val Clare

Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust – Cllr Tim Scott and Cllr Val Clare

Draycott in Bloom – Cllr Jenny Fletcher

Draycott Village Fund – Cllr Roger Brown

St Chad’s Fishing Club – Cllr Martin Wilson

Draycott Churches – Cllr Diane Dundas

Elvaston Quarry Liaison – Cllr Martin Wilson

East Midlands Airport Future Airspace – Cllr Tim Scott