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Community News from Derbyshire County Council

Information for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils

17 June 2020


Be a safe shopper

Shops and markets have started to re-open this week and we’re working with other councils to make changes to town centres to make them safer.

Some roads are being closed or made one way so that we can make pavements wider. We may also be taking out some on-street car parking bays to help with social distancing.

You can do your bit to help keep yourself and others safe too:

  • Remember to follow social distancing rules
  • Walk or cycle to where possible to reduce demand for car parking
  • Shop local where you can, town centres are expected to be busy

Remember where there are signs please follow them. Lets all do our bit to make sure shopping in Derbyshire is as safe as possible.

Nightingale care home welcomes first residents

Images for Derbyshire County Council

Our brand new state-of-the-art Florence Nightingale care home in Belper is ready to welcome its first residents.

Plans to open as a conventional care home to replace the Ada Belfield Care Home have been put on hold – the new home will temporarily be used exclusively for those who need to rest and isolate after suffering with coronavirus.

For now the care home is opening with 10 beds, with the potential to expand to 20. We hope the new home will provide those recuperating from coronavirus a comfortable setting to get back on their feet. Find out more here

Change to our recycling centre rules

Visitors can now bring the full range of household waste usually accepted to our recycling centres.

We’ve dropped the ‘essential waste only’ restriction but residents will still only be allowed in on certain days as we continue to follow social distancing.

Make sure you check the last number on your car registration plate, if it is even you can visit on an even numbered date. If it’s odd you can visit on an odd numbered date.

We’re asking you to wait a little bit longer before bringing vans and trailers. They often take longer to unload and this increases waiting times.

Remember you can check what the queues are like for each site before you travel with live information on our website

Thank you to everyone for your patience and for continuing to follow our golden rules. Find out more here

Help still available for those in need

As more people across Derbyshire return to work, vulnerable friends, family and neighbours could find themselves with little or no support.

Some of you may be told to stay at home and self-isolate by the new Government coronavirus test and trace service.

If you’re struggling and have no friends or family to call on, our Community Response Unit is still on hand taking requests to help the most vulnerable in Derbyshire.

We can help with essentials such as food delivery, fetching a prescription or just a simple phone call to help raise spirits.

You can register for help online or you can call us on 01629 535091. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and 9am to 1pm on a Saturday. Find out more here

Praise for our trading standards officers

Our trading standards officers have been commended for their role in bringing a fraudster to justice.

Henry Lyttel, aged 29, of Ashbourne Road, Mackworth Village, near Derby, has received a two-year suspended jail sentence for making and selling fake military medals and supplying poppy pin badges following a successful prosecution by our trading standards team. Judge Bennett told Derby Crown Court he had been ‘very impressed with the thoroughness of the investigation at a time when trading standards are often criticised for a lack of ability and funding’ and that credit should also go to the county council for allowing their officers to continue with the investigation’

Scams Awareness Fortnight

Scams Awareness Fortnight runs from 15 – 28 June and this year’s campaign is focusing on the scams that opportunists have set up during the coronavirus pandemic. Our trading standards team is helping to highlight and combat these crimes. 

People are being warned about possible scams by call, text or email in relation to the new NHS test and trace service. Genuine contact tracers will never ask for any passwords, bank details or pin numbers – any communication from them will be asking you to sign into the NHS test and trace website.

Scams include ones pretending to be from the government. You may get a text message saying the government has issued you a payment of £458 and you need to click on the link to claim it. Don’t as it’s a scam, as is any email supposedly from Gov.uk saying that you are to be fined for leaving your home more than once. Find out more here

Casual Vacancies for 3 Parish Councillors

PARISH OF STANLEY & STANLEY COMMON

(STANLEY COMMON AND STANLEY VILLAGE PARISH WARDS)

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancies exist for 3 Parish Councillors to serve on the Stanley & Stanley Common Parish Council – Stanley Common (2) and Stanley Village (1) Parish Wards.

Any ten electors for the said Parish Wards may request that an election should be held to fill this vacancy within 14 days from the date of this notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and the days of any Bank Holiday break).  A request can be either be received:-

  • In writing to the Returning Officer, Town Hall, Ilkeston, DE7 5RP or;
  • by emailing a scanned image of a request to electreg@erewash.gov.uk

In the event of a request for an election being received the election will not take place until 6 May 2021 as a result of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the 2020 Regulations.

In the absence of a request for an election as aforesaid, the vacancy will be filled by Stanley & Stanley Common Parish Council by co-option.

DATED this  29th day of May 2020

SABRINA DOHERTY

Clerk to Stanley & Stanley Common Parish Council

Casual Vacancy for Parish Councillor

PARISH OF STANLEY & STANLEY COMMON

(STANLEY COMMON PARISH WARD)

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy exists for a Parish Councillor to serve on the Stanley & Stanley Common Parish Council – Stanley Common Parish Ward.

Any ten electors for the said Parish Ward may request that an election should be held to fill this vacancy within 14 days from the date of this notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and the days of any Bank Holiday break).  A request can be either be received:-

  • In writing to the Returning Officer, Town Hall, Ilkeston, DE7 5RP or;
  • by emailing a scanned image of a request to electreg@erewash.gov.uk

In the event of a request for an election being received the election will not take place until 6 May 2021 as a result of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the 2020 Regulations.

In the absence of a request for an election as aforesaid, the vacancy will be filled by Stanley & Stanley Common Parish Council by co-option.

DATED this 2nd day of May 2020

SABRINA DOHERTY

Clerk to Stanley & Stanley Common Parish Council

DCC Community News

Information for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils

Community Response Unit launched to help those in need

Our Community Response Unit is now ready to take requests for assistance from members of the community who don’t have friends or family able to help them.

Help is available for people across the county if they are:

  • Self-isolating because either themselves or a member of the household is at risk
  • Struggling to meet basic needs because of financial, social or health restrictions
  • Pregnant
  • Have underlying health conditions
  • Aged 70 or over.

Volunteers from over 200 different organisations will be able to help with shopping, fetching prescriptions or offering a befriending service.

Volunteers could be asked to help with food shopping and delivery, checking up on people who are isolated with a phone call or online help to prevent loneliness and check whether there is anything they need, or collecting and delivering prescriptions.

How to get help

Residents needing help should visit the Community Response Unit information on our website or phone 01629 535091. At this stage the phone line will only be available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm.

How to give help

Organisations are still looking to recruit more volunteers. Anyone who wants to help and is aged 18 to 70 and fit and well should also visit the Community Response Unit information on our website to register their interest. Some organisations are looking for volunteers to offer a befriending telephone service, so anyone who wants to help but can’t leave their house could offer this kind of assistance.  

Covid-19 Outbreak – Assistance

Parish councillors are available to offer assistance to any locals experiencing difficulties due to the Corona Virus outbreak. We are especially concerned for any parishioners who are elderly or have underlying health issues.  If you need help or know of someone who may then please do not hesitate to contact any of your councillors as listed below. Wherever possible, we will offer advice and support.

Councillor Mike Cheetham, Stanley Village – 0115 932 1401

Councillor Martin Pain, Stanley Common – 07473 168002

Councillor John Smith, Stanley Village – 0115 932 5517

Councillor Andy Garton, Stanley Village – 07881 296134

Councillor Paul Carroll, Stanley Village – 0115 944 40

Councillor Velma Harvey, Stanley Village – 0115 930 7153

Proposed wildflower area for Stanley Village

Proposed location of the wildflower area at the Stanley Village Recreation Ground

The Council has agreed to support a local ‘friends of’ group to establish a wildflower area at the Stanley Village Recreation Ground. The proposed layout and location is shown on the attached plan.

It is proposed that the grass be left uncut for the coming year to see what naturally establishes itself and more advice and guidance will be sought from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, who have been working with us on the Fallow Field project at Stanley Common.

Anyone that wants to get involved with the project is encouraged to get in touch with Len Shorthouse who is leading on the creation of the volunteer group. See our facebook page to get in touch with him.

proposed improvement plan

Consultation – Fallow Field, Stanley Common

The Council is proposing works to enhance the wildflower meadow at Stanley Common affectionately known as the Fallow Field but officially known as the Smalley Common Recreation Ground.

This site has been designated as a local wildlife site and is one of only a small number of wildflower grassland meadows left in Derbyshire. As custodians of the Site the Parish Council has consulted residents over the years about what to do with the site and we are now putting forward our plans for your comments. We are also looking for volunteers to set up a ‘Friends of’ group which will help the Council to raise grant funding to support the enhancement project and help to maintain the site going forward.

Please review the documents attached below and let us know your thoughts. You can contact us through the Clerk’s email – parishclerk@stanleyandstanleycommon-pc.gov.uk