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There will be a public meeting held after the Parish Council Meeting on 20 October 2021.

This is to discuss a positive way forward for the Parish Council and the community

Numbers at Parish Council Meeting

We understand the frustration at the Council decision to restrict numbers at the last meeting of the Parish Council. We have listened to your complaints and therefore there will no restriction on numbers for the meeting scheduled for Wednesday 20th October. The meeting will still take place in the Bartram Centre, as the venue allows the opening of doors and windows for air circulation. Members of the Council will still keep a metre distance, but anyone who wishes to attend is welcome to do so.

Liz Boswell – Locum Clerk

*Public Consultation*

The Parish Council are wanting to commemorate the life and service of HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh and are looking for the most appropriate way of doing this. If you have any ideas please let us know.
Many thanks

Live Life Better Derbyshire

Hey Derbyshire – are you ready to live life better?

If so then a free, local health lifestyles service is here to help. Derbyshire County Council’s Live Life Better Derbyshire service offers support to help you:

  • Stop smoking
  • Manage your weight
  • Get more active
  • Identify your health and wellbeing needs

An online self-assessment MOT can help you identify your health priorities and, if appropriate, refer you into the free service.

Services are available to any Derbyshire residents (excluding Derby City)

You’ll need to be aged 18+ to take part in the weight management and exercise services or 12+ for the stop smoking service. For more information visit the website or call 0800 085 2299.

Paid Election Volunteers Needed

Local authorities are looking for paid volunteers to work at polling stations or counts for the elections which are taking place between 6 May – 10 May. Safe and secure polls are the cornerstone of our democracy and this is a great opportunity to support local elections teams to deliver COVID-secure and effective elections.

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Wildflower planting at Stanley Recreation Ground

The Stanley Wildflower Group managed to get a session of planting in on 3 November 2020 before the second Covid lockdown ensued. Social distancing measures were, of course, in effect.

The group planted over 500 native wildflower bulbs, 46 established wildflower plants and scattered some wildflower Classic Meadow Mix seeds on prepared patches within the Wildflower area. Having also been given some non-native bulbs these have been planted out just outside the established wildflower area.

Our thanks to the Planters and Givers of bulbs and seed packets to achieve the above. These were Karen S, Velma H plus helpers Isla and Ada, Susan S, Simon H, Sue G, Malcolm H, Sara S, June H, Paul and Pat C, Ant B and Jack, Ann B, and Karen T. We now wait for their efforts to show from early next year and then throughout the year.                                   

There are seed packets of mixed wild flowers left over and these are offered to anybody who will plant out a tray(s) for us for next year’s Spring planting of established plants and “bulbs in the green”.

Woodland pathway in Autumn

Autumn Walks in your Local Area

This September discover with your family/friends the great range of local walks in Amber Valley and Erewash which have been produced over the last 20 years.

Walking is very good for both mental and physical health – so why not see what is on your doorstep?

Please keep to the government guidelines, ensuring social distancing and currently no more than 6 people meeting from different households. Please click here to visit the autumn footprints website to see a full list of walks.

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