News & Events

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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.


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 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 7/1/2021 – 6/2/2021

  • 10/01/21-CriminalDamage- Nottingham Road, Draycott
  • 31/01/21- Theft-Cowslip Meadow, Draycott
  • 01/02/21- Theft- Derby Road, Draycott

ASB – incidents -none reported by the police to the council this month

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 9th February 2021

Covid Support Continues

More than £5m of grant payments have now been rolled out over the last three months to small and micro businesses across Erewash.

The government-funded grants have been approved by Erewash Borough Council and issued to the hundreds of eligible businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

The £5m of payments have been made to help those hit by the Tier restrictions imposed on Erewash since October and also cover the national lockdown restrictions, the Christmas Support Payments and discretionary grants made to micro businesses in the borough that did not meet previous grant conditions.

Since the start of the pandemic last March, millions of pounds of support have gone out to help small businesses in the borough – nearly £27m in total.

Details can be found on the Erewash Borough Council website Covid grants page and businesses are advised to register for a My Erewash business account where full details of the grants’ criteria and online application forms are available.

Bidding for the Best

The ambitious and progressive Long Eaton Town Investment Plan has been submitted to the government for the once-in-a-generation opportunity to win £25m of funding.

The Plan is seen as one of the most important visionary documents in the town’s history, setting out a series of exciting projects to build on Long Eaton’s rich heritage and to help transform it into a vibrant and modern town.

Put together by the multi-agency Long Eaton Town Deal Board, the Plan shows a clear commitment to three key ambitions over the next 10 years – make Long Eaton a go-to town with improved access by transport, walking and cycling; build on its worldwide reputation for quality manufacturing; and make the town attractive to new opportunities and maintain its reputation as a great place for people to live and work.

The projects outlined in the town’s bid – which with match funding amount to some £30m – have been developed through consultation with local residents and businesses:

  • Layout changes at The Green, a town centre traffic congestion hotspot – including relocating bus bays and restricting certain vehicle movements.
  • Improvements to the High Street, including moving the market back to its historical Market Place site, a no vehicle access except for permit holders and new paving and planting.
  • Turning the former Box Office cinema, which is now derelict, into a cultural hub, featuring a café, gallery, and auditorium for performance, film screenings, conferences and other arts-related social events.
  • Redevelopment of the disused former Galaxy cinema on the edge of the town centre on Derby Road by turning it into a four-storey residential building aimed at young professionals.
  • Transform the Grade II* listed Stable Block at the rear of Long Eaton Town Hall into affordable small business units.
  • Proposals to upgrade the cycle and walking network, including improvements to the Broad Street Bridge between West Park and the town centre; a new bridge over the canal at Britannia Road; and lighting along the cycle route through West Park.
  • Creation of a ‘West Park Waterfront’ alongside the Erewash Canal including moorings for commercial boats providing food and drink with seating allowing visitors to enjoy the waterside environment; and improvement of facilities at West Park to allow high quality events to be held.

A further project is mentioned if the routing of HS2 through Long Eaton does go-ahead. This would see the permanent closure of the low-level rail line to avoid massive congestion problems at the town centre level crossings on Main Street and Station Road due to increased rail traffic to the proposed HS2 hub at Toton. If the high-speed project does go ahead, the Board wants to stop the town being effectively cut in two by diverting all rail traffic to the high level line which crosses the town on bridges, requiring a new connecting chord at Trent Junction.

Garden Waste Dates

Garden waste collections are to resume in the borough soon meaning that brown bins can no longer be used for dry mixed recycling.

In Ilkeston and the north of the borough garden waste collections resume the week of February 22 and, in Long Eaton and the south of the borough collections start again the week of Monday March 1.

Brown bins can be used for dry recycling – paper, glass, cardboard, tins and plastic – in Ilkeston areas for the last time the week of February 8 and in Long Eaton areas the week of February 15.

Dry mixed recycling can then only be put in blue bins, brown bins with a blue lid and green bags.

More information can be found on the bins and recycling pages of the Council’s website.

Bin Collections

Erewash residents are being reminded to make sure their refuse and recycling bins are out and ready for collection before 7am in the morning.

From Monday January 18 the council started deploying four more vehicles – normally used for garden waste collections in the summer – for its recycling and refuse collections in the borough. This will mean quicker collections and may result in your bin being emptied earlier than normal.

More information on collections can be found on the bin’s pages of the Council’s website.

News From Derbyshire County Council

DCC Report – (Cllr Robert A Parkinson) – 9th February 2021

20mph Speed Limits

I have sent Sheena a copy of a statement made to last week’s County Council meeting.

Sawley Road Traffic

This “traffic calming” scheme looks like proceeding, with EBC due to re-site their sign.  Our preference for physical constrictions to force drivers to slow down has been sent to DCC Highways.  I think that the Breadsall Brookside Road scheme could be more easily accommodated than the Wymeswold one, so will continue to press the matter.

DCC Budget and Council Tax for 2021-2022

Derbyshire County Council, on Wednesday 3rd February 2021, set its net budget for 2021-22 at £572.4m, revealing a robust financial position due to careful budgeting and sufficient extra funding from government to support extra spending caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  The aims was to keep any rise in Council Tax as low as possible whilst protecting vital services and meeting significant budget pressures.  The Revenue Budget Report set out the Council’s current financial position, the impact of COVID-19, details of the government’s spending review 2020 and the provisional local government finance settlement, including Council Tax levels, before identifying the service pressures facing the Council and consequent budget savings required.

Although more government funding is expected to the end of the financial year and further into 2021, likely to total over £100m since the beginning of the pandemic, significant pressures may continue in some areas, particular adults’ and children’s social care.

This year the Government has allowed local authorities with responsibility for adult social care, like Derbyshire, to raise Council Tax by a maximum of 5%, comprising an adult social care precept of 3% (which must be spent solely on adult social care) and 2% for general Council expenditure.  However, the Council agreed to the 2.5% increase, made up of 1% for adult social care (which will raise just over £3.4m) and 1.5% for general Council expenditure, which will help to support other areas under pressure, mainly children’s services.  There remains the option of levying the remaining 2% adult social care precept in the next financial year if required.

The decision means that the DCC share of the Council Tax will increase by 2.5% from £1,349.34 to £1,383.07 for a “Band D” property.  That is an increase of £33.73 per year, or £2.81 per month or 65p per week.

COVID-19 – get the COVID facts not the COVID fiction

Because there is much misleading information circulating about COVID-19, leading people to wonder what is true and what is not, DCC is working in partnership with other health care organisations in the county to launch a new campaign aimed at setting the record straight.

The new campaign ‘COVID-19. Get the Facts’ provides trusted, professionally sourced information about some of the main issues about which people may have questions.  This includes the COVID vaccinations, the importance of preventative measures such as wearing a face covering and social distancing, as well as information about a wide range of other COVID-related topics.

There is said to be an alarming rise in ‘fake news’ and disinformation being circulated.  People are receiving leaflets through their doors and being bombarded with misleading messaging and other misinformation via social media.  This could have very real impacts on the take up of the vaccination and its overall efficacy, so DCC is why trying to ensure that people get the correct information.

Healthcare professionals from organisations including Derbyshire Community Health Services and Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group will also be providing short, information films about some of the main questions people might have.

All the information used in the campaign has been quality checked and is drawn from reliable sources including Public Health England, Joined Up Care Derbyshire and the NHS.  Click to read up on all COVID-19 facts

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

Census 2021

Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

Households across Derbyshire will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.  However if preferred, a printed version will be available on request.

“A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put  services and funding in the places where they are most needed”, Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at the Office for National Statistics, said.

“This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That’s why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them.”

Census day will be on March 21, but households across the country will receive letters with online codes allowing them to take part from early March.

The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

For more information, visit

Your Questions Answered leaflet – ENGLISH (2)

Working for the Census information

The Office for National Statistics is recruiting over 35,000 field staff to encourage householders to fill in their 2021 Census questionnaires and maximise response rates. As the public face of the census, field staff are essential to its success.

ONS is looking to recruit people with knowledge of the local area and who can relate to the communities within it. The hours are flexible and include the opportunity to work part-time, evenings and weekends.