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Derbyshire County Council are imposing parking charges at the village picnic site car park which they own. The imposed parking charges at the car park have been an emotive topic of discussion at Willington Parish Council meetings for a number of years now and more recent events which suggest a tendering process to determine the management of the car park have further exacerbated the concerns and anxiety of councillors and parishioners alike.  Support amongst local residents and visitors to the village would also indicate strong opposition to these charges and we have urged Derbyshire County Council to reconsider their decision.  We have engaged in the consultation process and firmly believe we have offered reasoned, balanced and pragmatic arguments why Willington Picnic Site Car Park should remain free for use.

We would therefore ask that you consider supporting our campaign by advertising the attached petition (click here) and also a poster (click here) on Parish noticeboards and if possible through your social media pages. Signed petitions can be returned to myself via email or the Parish Clerk at the address below.
Justina Nurse, 170 Doles Lane, Findern, Derbyshire, DE65 6BA

You also can sign the petition at one of the following locations

    -  The Rising Sun
    -  The Green Man
    -  Willington Post Office

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me. Many thanks in anticipation of your support.
Paul Cullen,  Vice Chair,  Willington Parish Council

Posted 7/8/2018


Please find below a list of current fundraising initiatives:-

  • Etwall Hunt - Purchase a booklet from shops and pubs in the village for 5.  Follow the trail around the village, finding the hidden stamps.  Hand your booklet back in for your chance to win a prize.  The hunt is running from April to October 2018.
  • Raffle to raise money for new park equipment - We have some great prizes on offer including a half hour trial flying experience from Derby Aero Club, a day pass for four people to National Forest Adventure Farm, dinner for two at the Bleinheim House, voucher for two to watch a home game at Derbyshire County Cricket Club, two tickets to watch Janck and the Beanstalk pantomime at Derby Arena and many more.  Tickets are 1 each and can be purchased by emailing
  • Etwall Food & Drink Fayre 15th September 2018 11am-4.30pm - Held on King George Playing Field and Frank Wickham Hall, Etwall.  We have great food and drink stands selling a great variety of products as well as live music, cooking demonstrations including one from a 2018 Masterchef Quarter Finalist, steam engine rides, bouncy castles, try a trade, gymnastic displays, make your own pizza, paint your own money box, three bears cookery school and much more.  It will be a great day!

Posted 6/8/2018


Not for profit organisations, including schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to 1,000 for projects that benefit their local community.  One Stop’s ‘Carriers for Causes’ is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores in England, Wales and Scotland.  The grants are available for a wide range of activities and the funding will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project. Projects eligible for funding include:

  • One off community events such as community fun day expenses, summer youth camp, litter picking, sports events, expenses to pay for terminally ill cancer patients on visits to the seaside.
  • Purchasing items to run a project such as specialised medical equipment, football/cricket /netball kit for local junior club, arts and craft materials for a workshop, kitchen equipment for a healthy eating project, marketing materials for an event, fishing kit for youth project.
  • Improvements to community buildings such as painting, refurbishing buildings such as hospices, scout or guide huts, school building, community centres.
  • Improvements to external spaces such as park clean ups, community gardens, hospital/hospice gardens, disabled access projects, food growing projects, woodland walk.
  • Purchasing materials to undertake a place-based improvement project such as buying paint, litter pickers, gravel, grass seed, plants, and benches.

Applications can be submitted at any time and are shortlisted on a quarterly basis for panel decision which will take place every three months. Applicants will generally know the outcome of your application within 16 weeks of applying.

Posted 6/8/2018


The Local Resilience Forum, coordinated by the Council’s Emergency Planning Team, has been working closely with Severn Trent and other agencies including the police, health and fire & rescue service to manage the high demand for water.The County Council and other agencies are helping to spread the message that water companies have seen exceptional demand for water, and with the hot weather set to continue, they expect demand to stay high.  With that in mind, the County Council is asking staff, residents, businesses and other local councils to prioritise their water use and to use the supplies available for essential activities only.  Messages from Severn Trent Water can be found on their Twitter feed here

Posted 6/7/2018


Derbyshire County Council has produced a bulletin which can be downloaded herel

Posted 2/7/2018


There are a number of events occurring over the Summer,  Please click on the relevant link to down the poster :  Food, Drink & Makers Fair;   Ay Up Me DuckProms In The ParkSwadlincote Art Trail

Posted 2/7/2018


Between 22nd July and 7th October, Network Rail will be replacing and upgrading the track and signalling in and around Derby station which means we will be running a temporary timetable, with major changes to some journeys to, from or through Derby.  A brief overview of changes can be flound here  For more details and to download your timetable please visit the webpage here

Posted 26/6/2018


Please click here to download details of a vacancy for the office of Councillor

Posted 25/6/2018


Please click here to download details of Summer Activities provided by South Derbyshire

Posted 25/6/2018


The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has identified an increasing number of reports submitted to Action Fraud from the public concerning courier fraud.  Please click here for more details

Posted 18/6/2018


Please click here to download details of the Notice of Public Rights relating to the Parish Council Annual Accounts

Posted 6/2018


Please click here to download details of the Etwall Hunt.  Follow the trail around Etwall village and learn it’s history as you find the hidden stamps!

Posted 27/3/2018


Please download the following poster regarding travel services to Ashbourne, Burton and Swadlincote using Ashbourne Community Transport (click here)

Posted 31/1/2018


The Parish Council has a few vacant allotments available for rent - for details click here

Posted 24/1/2018

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