News & Events

The Parish Rooms Office is now open on the following days – from 1st February 2022:

Tuesdays from 9.30am – 1.30pm

Wednesdays from 9.30am – 1.30pm

The clerk might be out and about around the Parish, so its always best to call or email to check

Annual Newsletter 

We are no longer delivering copies of our newsletter to every household in the parish – if you wish to receive a copy of the newsletter, please contact the clerk

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Past newsletters:


The Annual Meeting of the Parish 26th May 2022 

Thank you to the 31 members of the public who attended the Annual Meeting of the Parish at St Marys Church Hall.  It was lovely to see so many people engaging with the Parish Council and all of the Community Groups who attended and also showed the amazing activities that take place in Draycott and Church Wilne.  We also thank those who contributed to the Community Booklet but could not attend.  The minutes of the meeting are accessed via the minutes section of this website

Annual Parish Meeting Community Booklet 2022

2021’s Annual Meeting took place on 29th April via Zoom 

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 2022 -23

The 2022-23 Draycott and Church Wilne Parish Council Action Plan was adopted at the meeting on 10 May 2022 – please read it to find out what we intend to accomplish on your behalf this year: Action Plan 2022-23

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 April 2022  – figures are taken directly from the Derbyshire Police Website Long Eaton Rural | Your area | Derbyshire Constabulary | Derbyshire Constabulary

Crime Stats 1st April – 31st May 2022 – 23 Instances


Other theft Thoresby Cres
Public Order McNeil Grove x2

Cowslip Meadow X4

Walter Street

Wallis Close

Violent & Sexual Offences Market Street

Fowler Street x2

Market Street

Cowslip Meadow

McNeil Grove

Mapleton Road

Wallis Close x 2

Theft Thoresby Crescent
Criminal Damage and Arson Off Wilne Road

Walk Close

Mills Close

McNeil Grove

Vehicle Crime Fowler Street

ASB 1st April – 31st May 2022 – 27 instances

WHERE Number of Instances
McNeil Grove X3
Mills Close X2
Lodge Street X2
Elvaston Street X9
Cowslip Meadow X1
Meadow Close X2
Clay Street X2
Gertrude Road X2
Holly Close X1
St Marys Avenue X1
Walter Street X2


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


This has been a time of change of staff at EBC we have lost our director of community services Mrs Lorraine Poyser, who has retired after many years’ service and been replaced by Mr. Gary Smith.  We have also lost our head of Law and Corporate Governance ,Brendon Morris, who also has retired along with Ian Sankey who after many months of ill health has had to give up his position as director of resources and deputy Chief Executive .

This has been a challenging time and not all posts have yet been filled ,but all the required duties of the council have been carried out as efficiently as possible.

We have experienced some staff shortages as the newer wave of the corona virus has taken its toll and many will have noticed that the refuse department have been late collecting some bins. We hope that this is a temporary situation and ask that you are patient when the brown bin collection has to stretch into the following morning.

On a better note the Ceremony of Beet the Retreat returned to Ilkeston Market Place last week where it was a delight to see how many of our young people were there to witness this as cadet members of the uniform associations. The Mayor John Sewell welcomed the guests and especially the new Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire. The weather remained fine, and the assembled crowd were able to enjoy the music pomp and ceremony of the occasion.

Many thanks

Val & Tim


DCC Report – (Cllr Robert A Parkinson) – 12th July 2022

Verge management for better habitats

Want to know what DCC is doing to make our roadside verges better places for wildlife to survive and thrive?  The council’s leader, Councillor Barry Lewis, gives a video update on how plans are progressing:

Mayoral County Combined Authority for the East Midlands

DCC are working with three other councils in the East Midlands to bring decision making powers out of Westminster and more investment to the region. The East Midlands has seen years of under-investment, compared to other areas of the country like Greater Manchester, and the opportunity to ‘level up’ has come from Government through their new offer of County Deals.  Nine areas across the country have been chosen to explore the potential of a new agreement with Government with an announcement expected in the Autumn.  Derbyshire has teamed up with Nottinghamshire County Council, Derby City Council and Nottingham City Council to propose the creation of a Mayoral County Combined Authority for the East Midlands.  This combined authority would bring more funding to the area to be spent on local needs like creating more jobs, improving transport and delivering better skills training.  It could see millions of pounds of new investment come to Derbyshire, making a real difference to people’s lives.  The new authority, which will be focused on delivering the new powers given to the region by government rather than replacing the existing councils, could be led by an elected mayor.  If the proposals are approved by government, the four councils will run a formal public consultation over the winter, but any thoughts at this stage can be expressed through: complete our survey.  Visit regularly for further updates.

First 2021 census data revealed including Derbyshire changes

Derbyshire’s population has grown at less than half the rate recorded for England as a whole according to new data revealed in the 2021 census.  The national census is conducted every 10 years and the first data from Census Day 2021 has now been released.  It shows that the population of Derbyshire is 794,600, an increase of 24,900 since the last census in 2011, giving a population growth of 3.2%, when the growth for England is 6.6%.  The national census is designed to collect statistics on a number of areas including population, health, employment and transport.  More detailed census information is available from Derbyshire Observatory. National information can be found via the Office for National Statistics.