News & Events

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Please contact the clerk via email at or via phone 01332 875278 (office hours only please)  Please note that the role is a part time position and your message may not be responded to immediately

Annual Newsletter

Draycott and Church Wilne Parish Council Annual Newsletter – we have produced the annual newsletter, click here:  Draycott and Church Wilne PC Newsletter April 2020. Due to COVID-19, we will not be delivering copies to each house in the parish.

Annual Meeting of the Parish 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Annual meeting of the Parish cannot proceed, in lieu of this, we have produced a community booklet Annual Parish Meeting Community Booklet 2020 v2  – our thanks to all contributors for the reports and the amazing work and time they give to our parish.

There are still some actions that are ongoing from the Annual Parish meeting in 2019, click to review these: Annual Parish Meeting residents feedback tracking sheet of actions

Click here to view the community contributions from 2019: APM Booklet 2019

ACTION PLAN 2020 -21

The 2020-21 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-2020-21

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.

Please maintain social distancing, try to park away from other cars and keep safe.


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

  • 8am until 8pm from 1st April until 31st October and from
  • 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 Figures from 10/10/2020 – 10/11/2020

Crime incidents x 11

  • 18/10 Wallis close, Criminal damage.
  • 18/10-22/10 Town End Rd, Vehicle crime.
  • 23/10 Villa St, Criminal damage.
  • 23/10 Station Rd, Drugs supply.
  • 23/10 Station Rd, Criminal damage.
  • 24/10 Nooning lane, Criminal damage.
  • 2/11 Cowslip Meadow, Criminal damage.
  • 5/11 Holly Close, Vehicle crime.
  • 5/11 Sawley Rd, Theft.
  • 5/11 Fowler St, Vehicle crime.
  • 30/9-31/10  Sawley Rd, Theft.

ASB – 11 incidents

  • Cowslip Meadow x2
  • Gertrude Rd.
  • Station Rd.
  • Lime Grove x 2
  • Wallis close.
  • Victoria Rd.
  • Town End Rd.
  • Derby Rd.
  • Hopwell Rd

Some of the ASB incidents were Covid breaches

If you see it – Please REPORT it on 101, for a direct threat always phone 999

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 – Margaret Giller on 01332 883361.


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 November 2020

Covid-19 Information

From Thursday 5 November the Prime Minister has announced a month-long national ‘lockdown’ in England. The new lockdown rules will replace tier 2 measures in Derbyshire.

Information for those who need help during the coronavirus outbreak and how to get it can be found on Derbyshire County Council’s website.

There is help through the Community Response Unit if you have no friends or family you can call on and:

  • You are self-isolating because you or a member of your household has tested positive for coronavirus or you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
  • You are struggling to meet your basic needs because of financial, social or health restrictions related to COVID-19.
  • Finding it difficult to leave your home for any other reason (for example, because of a disability).

Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable can also be found on the Government’s website.

If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 you must self-isolate.

If you are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service because you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus you will be told to begin self-isolation for 14 days from your last contact with the person who has tested positive. It is really important to do this even if you don’t feel unwell because, if you have been infected, you could become infectious to others at any point up to 14 days. Your household doesn’t need to self-isolate with you, if you do not have symptoms, but they must take extra care to follow the guidance on social distancing and handwashing and avoid contact with you at home. Full details of how test and trace works can be found on the Government’s website.

Your Town, Your Deal

Long Eaton residents are being urged to step up and take part in a landmark four-week public consultation that will help shape the next chapter in the town’s rich history.

The survey, launched this week, is seen as one of the most important in the regeneration and development of Long Eaton as the town prepares its bid for up to £25m of funding as part of the government’s Town Deal initiative.

The bid is being led by the Long Eaton Town Deal Board, which confirmed this week that the views of local residents are ‘absolutely vital’ if the town is to seize one of the biggest opportunities in a lifetime.

Over the next four weeks, residents have the chance to give their views on specific proposals which have been developed following comments received in a first consultation earlier this year. Suggested projects include possible changes to the design of the High Street, improvements to the town centre junctions (The Green and the Asda/Tesco roundabout), a new canal bridge from West Park directly onto the towpath and a range of new cultural ideas.

The views of local people are a vital element in putting together the Town Investment Plan bid which has to be submitted in January 2021.

The Town Board will be able to put forward project proposals totalling up to £25 million as part of its Investment Plan. The exact amount offered, however, will depend on the total of all the projects that are assessed by the government as viable.

Take part in the consultation or request a printed copy to be mailed out to you by calling 0115 907 2244. Visit the Long Eaton Town Deal Board website.

Brown Bin Dates

Erewash Borough Council has confirmed the dates for its last garden waste collections for 2020 – collections are always temporarily withdrawn during the winter months.

Residents in the north of the borough – Ilkeston and surrounding areas – will have their last brown bin collections week commencing Monday 30 November. The last collections in the South – Long Eaton and surrounding areas – will be week commencing Monday 7 December.

When garden waste collections end for the season, Erewash residents can use their brown bin for their recyclable waste until the garden waste rounds resume next year.


Tuesday 10th November 2020

DCC Report – (Cllr Robert A Parkinson)

Lockdown planning continues apace across the council

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday of a month-long national lockdown, which began on Thursday 5 November) the council’s Cabinet and Corporate Management Team continue to work through the detail and how this will affect some areas of council business.  As before, the council is working hard to ensure its essential services remain open and operating – including schools, social care and other vital frontline work.

New guidance is coming through from the government all the time and is being looked at closely as robust plans are worked out and measures put in place to ensure services continue to deliver for the people of Derbyshire.

As with the first lockdown, extensive communications will go out across the county to ensure that residents know about the lockdown measures and are clear what the restrictions are.

‘Best Council Services Team’ Award

DCC’s Crisis Response Team has won the Best Council Services Team Award in the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2020.

The entry demonstrated how a team was assembled from many different services across the council to respond to three unprecedented emergencies: the Whaley Bridge Toddbrook Reservoir incident, then severe floods and currently the challenges brought by coronavirus.

The accolade recognises excellence in delivery of services by councils that have shown ability, ingenuity and dedication.

£40m investment to improve Derbyshire’s roads and pavements

More than £40m is being invested by Derbyshire County Council to improve roads and pavements across the county over the next 18 months.  The council usually spends about £23m a year on road maintenance and improvements.  This year, extra money has been pledged by the government for road maintenance (including potholes) and the council successfully bid for a further £5m for retaining wall and drainage works on the A6 between Matlock and Whatstandwell.


More than £3m will be spent on vital maintenance work on bridges and retaining walls, with 21 sets of traffic lights that are nearing the end of their working lives being replaced.  To prevent accidents, more than £1m will be spent on road safety schemes, such as putting down skid-resistant surfaces or changes to road junctions.


To help deliver the work, the council is about to start a recruitment drive for civil engineers.  Skills in design, scheme delivery, maintenance and more are all needed at a variety of different levels from managers to civil engineering technicians

Other Events

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

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