News & Events

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


Annual Newsletter 

Draycott Parish Council Annual Newsletter May 2021.

Due to COVID-19 and our committment to reducing paper we will no longer be delivering copies to each house in the parish.  Please contact the clerk if you would like to receive a paper copy

Previous newsletters:


The Annual Meeting of the Parish 2021 took place on 29th April 

The Annual Parish Meeting Community Booklet 2021   includes the Agenda, minutes from 2019 and all the community group updates

We encountered a number of technical issues at the meeting, below are all of the presentations / videos from the Committees and Community Groups which highlight what a wonderful place Draycott is

Community Groups

Draycott Parish Council

Previous Community Booklets

ACTION PLAN 2021 -22

The 2021-22 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 2021-22

St Chad’s Water 

Social Distancing at St Chad’s Water LNR

Parts of the paths will not accommodate the social distance of 2 meters, so we would ask that you walk around the lake / paths in a clockwise motion.

Please take any litter and do poo bags home with you as bin collections on the site will be less frequent than usual.


Whilst we appreciate that St Chad’s is a lovely peaceful area that people wish to remember their loved ones at, please do not leave any flowers, plants or memorial items at St Chads (other than Memorial Benches) – the area is first and foremost a Nature Reserve (packaging and some flowers / plants may be harmful to the wildlife)


The car park barrier is in place and the gates will be opened from

  • 8am until 8pm from 1st April until 31st August and from
  • 8am until 7pm 1st September until 31st September
  • 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.


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.


Click here for the Link to  Draycott in Bloom website

Click here for the Link to Draycott Village Fund Facebook page

Dog Poo Bags – Biodegradable

FREE BIODEGRADABLE 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.


Crime and ASB figures dated from the 14 April – 1st September;

Crime (18)

  • 16/4 Sawley Rd, Burglary
  • 22/4 Hopwell Rd, Assault
  • 1/4-30/4 Wallis close, Criminal damage
  • 7/5 Hopwell Rd, Assault
  • 9/5 Station Rd, Criminal damage
  • 9/5 Station Rd, Assault
  • 9/5 Wilne Rd, Theft
  • 1/5-31/5 Station Rd, Assault
  • 14/6 Sawley Rd, Theft
  • 26/6 Victoria Rd, Shed burglary
  • 11/7 Derby Rd, Criminal damage
  • 12/7 Station Rd, Drunk and disorderly
  • 19/7 Market St, Criminal damage
  • 26/7 Villa St, Criminal damage
  • 5/8 Gertrude Rd, Criminal damage
  • 6/8 Station Rd, Criminal damage
  • 12/8 Clay st, Assault police
  • 26/8 Derby Rd, Theft

ASB (46)

In total 46 instances of Anti Social Behaviour have been recorded between 14 April – 1st September

Burning of Waste – Smoke Pollution:

All households can have bonfires provided they do not regularly and adversely affect other households.  Action which causes localised pollution with a potential risk to health as a result of burning may be considered a nuisance.  If you are affected by such a nuisance you should consider contacting Erewash Borough Council Environmental Health Dept. at 01159 072244 or by emailing

There are some commercial businesses within Draycott which have exemption from certain regulations enforced by the Environment Agency which limit the means of disposing of larger volumes of waste as a business by using a D7 exemption, a link to which can be seen here:

If you become aware of emissions from any business which you believe are the result of burning anything other than plant-based materials (i.e. rubbers, plastics, oils etc. which often produce thick black and acrid smoke) or you believe the conditions of the exemption are not being adhered to such as importing of waste for burning you should contact the Environment Agency directly using their 24 hour incident hotline at 0800 807060 and also advise EBC of the action you have taken using their link above.

Traffic and parking Survey in Draycott – 2019

Please find below the links to the traffic and parking survey and subsequent meetings that were hosted by the council on residents behalf in September 2019

Minutes 20190912 Public Open Meeting Parking and Traffic (Approved)

Response from Highways Officers to both the Survey and Open meeting questions October 2019

Parking Consultation Survey Results – August 2019


Risley Educational Foundation


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 – Mrs E Warren on .

Afternoon Tea Dance on 16 May at Spondon Village Hall from 2-4pm Call the Rotary Club on 01332 875350 if you need transport


Details of local walks can be found by clicking the following link and looking at the section – ‘Details of lovely walks in Erewash’

Click on the link for Autumn Walks in Erewash

NEWS FROM EREWASH BOROUGH COUNCIL – Cllrs Tim Scott and Val Clare 10th September 2021

Funding bid for Ilkeston

Regeneration projects in Ilkeston are under consideration as Erewash Borough Council confirms it will bid for up to £20m as part of the government’s Levelling Up Fund.

The council’s regeneration and planning team is currently putting together potential developments as part of the bid – the focus is currently on town centre regeneration which may form part of a wider scheme.

Once potential projects have been put together, residents and businesses will be asked for their views through a first-stage public consultation.

One of the main targets of proposed projects is derelict properties in Ilkeston town centre and a key element of the bid for funding will be the early involvement of local people and the businesses community.

Long Eaton toilets reopened

Long Eaton’s public toilets have all reopened following an emergency closure due to serious anti-social behaviour issues.

Erewash Borough Council has deep-cleaned the toilet blocks and has been working hard with its partners to look at cracking down on the problems going forward.

Local residents can be reassured that the council’s Neighbourhood Wardens will increase their patrols of the sites – which will be both a hi-visibility presence alongside covert monitoring.

Derbyshire Police are also aware of the ongoing issues and the council and all partners are appealing to the public to help by reporting any anti-social activity to the police.

The council moved quickly to close the toilets on Friday after complaints from the public, which included the discovery of used hypodermic needles, masks being discarded in toilets and the unhygienic state of cubicles.

Half Marathon & Triathlon

Keen runners and fitness fans in the borough will be pleased with the news that the dates for the Erewash Half Marathon and Erewash Triathlon 2021 have been confirmed.

The events, organised by Stu Web in partnership with Erewash Borough Council, normally take place in August but have been postponed until October due to COVID-19.

The Half Marathon will now take place on Saturday October 9 with the Triathlon the following day on Sunday October 10. Those already entered will be contacted by Stu Web.

The half marathon starts at Langley Mill Canal Basin and takes runners along the Erewash Canal, finishing at West Park in Long Eaton.

The Erewash Triathlon is the ideal event for beginners and involves a 400m swim at West Park Leisure Centre pool, a 16km cycle through Long Eaton, followed by a 5km run around West Park. This year will also feature an Aqua Bike event for those who prefer not to do the run section.

More information on the events can be found at and Entries for both events will reopen shortly.

Cash for groups

Now’s the time to grab your chance and gain some extra cash, up to a maximum of £2,000, for voluntary groups or organisations, as the second round of funding from Erewash Borough Council’s Community Grant scheme is now open.

The popular scheme has already helped hundreds of worthy local groups and sporting organisations over the years and now it could be your turn to receive a cash lifeline! You can apply for a minimum of £500 up to £2,000 with the deadline being Sunday 31 October. The council is particularly keen to hear from those smaller groups and initiatives that are helping the local community.

Benefitting from the most recent round of grants this summer were 16 voluntary organisations including: Ilkeston’s Every One Eats; the 16th Ilkeston (St Johns) Scouts; Ilkeston’s Wild Bears Forest School; the 147th/3rd Ockbrook and Borrowash Scout Group; the Elephant Rooms in Draycott; St Hugh’s sensory garden project, Borrowash and Long Eaton Carnival Committee.

Also receiving grants were Long Eaton Swimming Club; Long Eaton’s Friendship Hub; an Enriching Communities music project in Kirk Hallam; and projects at Ilkeston’s Arena Church.

The council also offer a small grants community chest scheme (worth up to a maximum of £500) which is ideal for small projects and or community groups who require a fast start-up support with applications being processed and assessed as and when received. These grants are available now until 20 December 2021, subject to the availability of funding.

Full details of the scheme, and the EBC Community Grants Funding Policy, can be found on the grants page of the EBC website. Anyone wanting advice on how to apply can email

EBC’s Community Grants Scheme is unable to provide funding to any community group that has received a grant award within the last 12 months.

Simply the best bonfire

Tickets for this year’s incredibly popular Civic Bonfire and Fireworks display at West Park in Long Eaton on Friday 5 November are available online at Derby Live with fantastic savings to be had.

A family ticket can be snapped up for just £15 (two adults and up to three children) as opposed to £22 for those paying on the night, a fantastic saving of £7. Online adult tickets are just £7 instead of £9 and children under 16 and senior citizens (over 60) can get tickets for just £4, both offering a saving of £2 against on the night prices.

The theme for this year’s event, is ‘Simply the Best’, and will see Erewash celebrating in a blaze of colour, glitz  and disco classics and looks to be one of the most exciting events this year. Organised by Erewash Borough Council, it is one of the biggest community bonfire and firework displays in the area. Fairground rides will add to the excitement on the night and food stalls will be on site serving refreshments.

Booking your tickets online is quick and simple but if you prefer to pay by cash you can still do so by purchasing your tickets from either Long Eaton or Ilkeston town halls. Tickets for the same price as online can be purchased from the town halls until 12 noon on Friday 5 November.

Online discounted tickets will also be available to purchase until 12 noon on Friday 5 November. After this time all tickets will revert to full price.

Tickets can be purchased on the night at the West Park entrance gates with family tickets for £22, adult tickets at £9, and children 16 and under and senior citizens paying £6. Admission is free for children aged 5 and under.

Many Thanks

Val & Tim

DCC Report – (Cllr Robert A Parkinson) – 13th September 2021

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Residents are invited to have their say about DCC’s Recycling Sites – what they like and what they feel could be improved.  This is an annual survey and DCC act on the results where possible.

The short survey is being conducted at the sites and also online (

Derbyshire to participate in government scheme to relocate Afghan locally employed staff

DCC, together with district and borough councils in the county, is ready to participate in the government’s scheme to relocate Afghan nationals who helped our armed forces.

The scheme will be funded by the government with councils taking part in the scheme being asked to:

  • make reception arrangements upon arrival
  • provide accommodation – in Derbyshire this would be the district and borough councils
  • provide a package of advice and assistance including employment, welfare benefits, housing, health, education, and utility supply.
  • help with registration with GPs and local Job Centre Plus including receipt of a National Insurance Number.
  • help to secure school places for school aged children.
  • provide cash support while benefit applications are being processed.


In Derbyshire involvement in the scheme is dependent on the supply of suitable properties to house families so DCC is working with colleagues in the district and borough councils to find suitable housing.  As properties are identified they will be checked to ensure they meet the needs of the Afghan families.  Once this has been verified, it will then be a matter of waiting for the Home Office to allocate families to the properties before the resettlement process can begin.

A new Executive Director of Children’s Services is appointed

A new Executive Director of Children’s Services, Carol Cammiss, will join the council in early December 2021.

Carol joins from Wokingham Borough Council where she is currently Director of Children’s Services and Corporate Director.

Carol has extensive experience, having led Children’s Services and work across quality assurance, safeguarding, transformation and social work over several years at Wokingham and previously at the London Borough of Merton and Surrey County Council.  Carol’s appointment is expected to be ratified at a Full Council meeting on the 15 September.  Jane Parfrement, the current Executive Director of Children’s Services leaves on 23rd September and has been thanked for the outstanding work she has done for Derbyshire and its children over the last four years.

Afternoon Tea Dance on 16 May at Spondon Village Hall from 2-4pm Call the Rotary Club on 01332 875350 if you need transportAfternoon Tea Dance on 16 May at Spondon Village Hall from 2-4pm Call the Rotary Club on 01332 875350 if you need transport

Erewash Valley Ramblers

Brian Marshall will be leading 3 Circular Walks from car park behind Draycott Fish Bar starting at 10-30am

Wednesday July 21st 2021 4 miles around Draycott and part of Derby Canal.
Wednesday August 4th 2021 4miles Draycott and Church Wilne.
Sunday September 26th 2021 7 miles Draycott, Ockbrook, and Hopwell.

All walks must be pre-booked by calling Brian on 01332 873849 – numbers are limited to 30 and test and trace will tracking will be utilised