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 


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 for October 2021

Crime (2)

  • 07/10/21 – Criminal Damage – Draycott Mill
  • 26/10/21 – Criminal Damage (Arson) – Nottingham Road


ASB (4)

  • 14/10/21 – Nuisance ASB – Gertrude Road
  • 26/10/21 – Nuisance ASB – Hopwell Road
  • 30/10/21 – Nuisance – Station Road
  • 31/10/21 – Nuisance – Market street

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 9th November 2021

The first big Erewash event since COVID restrictions have been eased was the Charter Fair which was opened on Oct 21st, 2021, by the Mayor Mrs Donna Briggs.

It was delightful to see the number of people who attended the opening ceremony and welcome dignitaries from neighbouring Councils to the prestigious Charter Fair There seemed to be even more rides and stalls than usual, although this could have been due to them being slightly more spaced out to make people safer in the first post COVID Fair. This was very much appreciated by the residents as the popular Goose fair in Nottingham had been cancelled.

The mayor and Executive members hosted the visiting dignitaries to a fish and chip lunch after they had sampled the rides and received thanks from the showman’s guild for allowing the fair to take place The annual Bonfire took place on Nov 5th at West Park and was attended by many residents. The fire was lit by the Mayor and a spectacular display of fireworks followed.

There were food and beverage stalls and fairground rides and attractions for entertainment after the display.

It was a very popular event and much enjoyed especially by the younger visitors.

I would like to remind people that lateral flow tests are still freely available at both town hall receptions which are now open Monday to Friday from 9am until 4pm

Many Thanks

Val & Tim

DCC Report – (Cllr Robert A Parkinson) – 8th November 2021

Extra support for vulnerable people leaving hospital

Derbyshire Home from Hospital Service provides practical support for vulnerable people leaving hospital, or those living at home but at risk of being
admitted.  The service is provided by a combination of staff and volunteers and is free of charge.

The service is for anyone who lives in Derbyshire (except the city) or is registered with a GP in Derbyshire and has limited support from family or friends.

The service offers things like:

  • doing basic shopping
  • making sure the home is warm and comfortable
  • arranging key safes, community alarms or telecare
  • collecting prescriptions
  • signposting to other statutory, voluntary sector and community organisations.

Anyone can make a referral, including the patient themselves.  Please call 01283 817417 Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm (an answerphone
is available outside these hours) or email


Journey to net zero Derbyshire

With UN climate change conference COP26 currently taking place in Glasgow, DCC has launched a social media campaign to highlight what the council and partners are doing to help tackle climate change.

The campaign, called ‘Journey to net zero Derbyshire’, aims to:

  • highlight the council’s practical action on climate change
  • recognise green initiatives by individuals, community groups and businesses
  • dovetail with the national #onestepgreener campaign by encouraging nominations of ‘climate leaders’ in Derbyshire
  • inspire local people and organisations to reduce their carbon footprint


It is all part of a drive to reduce emissions generated by the County Council to net-zero by 2032 or sooner and to help the rest of Derbyshire reduce carbon emissions generated within the county to net zero by 2050 or sooner.  This is in line with national Government targets.  Net zero means reducing carbon emissions right down to the lowest possible level and off-setting those that cannot be cut through measures such as planting more trees and other forms of habitat creation to absorb excess carbon from the atmosphere, making the overall net emissions zero.  One can find out more about the work DCC is doing in the climate change section of the website.


Taking action on single-use plastic

DCC is working to cut the use of single-use plastic with a commitment expected to reduce drastically the amount of unnecessary waste produced.

It is planned to:

  • recognise and avoid buying and using single-use plastics for use in council buildings and services, where possible
  • look for more sustainable alternatives
  • where suitable alternatives aren’t available, make sure that single-use plastic products contain a recycled content of at least 30% or can themselves be recycled.

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