This page is used to communicate any important, community wide notices. Important announcements are shown with highlighted titles.
COMMUNITY RESPONSE UNIT LAUNCHED
Please find attached a leaflet covering the launch of the Community Response Unit (click here)l
LOCAL DELIVERIES OF FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLES
Please find attached details of a local business delivering fresh fruit & vegetables (click here). Please note that the inclusion of any links to local business does not imply any endorsement by the Parish Council
OUR OFFICERS ON PATROL AND IN YOUR COMMUNITY
With the ongoing response to coronavirus in the UK you may have seen a change in the way our officers are working. In line with the current Government advice (as of 18 March) we have stopped a small amount of engagement activity – such as visiting schools or events like Cuppa With A Copper – to help combat the spread of coronavirus. This does not mean that there is a reduced service – in fact it is very much the opposite. Officers are out on patrol and the force is ensuring resilience over the coming weeks and months to keep residents, businesses and visitors safe.
If you are concerned about crime then you can still speak to officers or you can of course contact us on social media or by using the online contact form on our website. It is also important to make sure you are following nhs.uk and Public Health England for all the latest government guidance and ensure you are only sharing information from trusted sources
With your help we can help make Derbyshire Safer Together.
Message Sent By Ben Sherwin (Media, Staff, Force HQ)
ST HELENS CHURCHWARDEN STATEMENT
Following Church of England advice aimed at limiting the spread of Coronavirus, public worship has been suspended until further notice. All meetings and events due to be held in the church are also cancelled. The church building will be open for private prayer from time to time for anyone who needs a place for quiet personal contemplation and prayer (we will publish times and dates as they become available)
However, rather than come out if you are in the ‘at risk’ group, we advise you to pray from home using resources on the Church of England website. We also have a booklet available to everyone join together in prayer. If you let us have your contact details we will email one to you. A priest is available, in the first instance by emailing Chris (Revd Canon Christine Dyer) on email@example.com
Further details will be posted as they become available. A range of prayer and worship resources can be found on the Church of England website www.churchofengland.org
ETWALL WELL DRESSING CANCELLED
In light of todays government announcement it has been decided that the Well Dressing Festival for 2020 is cancelled. The coffee morning will be postponed until healthier times with the date to be confirmed. In order to protect each other we need to follow this advice. We are sad and sorry to have to make this decision and hope you will continue to be as supportive as ever. It is a difficult decision to have made. We are not the only Well Dressing team in Derbyshire to have cancelled.
Alyson Horton - Chair EWDA
SATURDAY FREIGHTER SERVICE ROTA
Please find attached a copy of the rota for the Saturday Refuse Freighter Service for 2020/21 (click here)
ATTENTION : PHONE SCAM!
Several residents have received a recorded telephone call from BT advising them that their telephone line will be disconnected unless they press a number, but don't do this, and do discontinue the call. It is easy to be fooled by this one, because if you dial 1471 the two numbers are local! eg 01246 566807 + 01246 566434 Both do not seem to be actual numbers so please don't phone back. As always, please spread this Alert to your friends and neighbours. This is just one of many ways scammers use phones, so please think 'could this be a scam' when you receive an unusual phone call.
ETWALL VILLAGE HALL IMPROVEMENTS - CONSULTATION
The consultation on the proposed improvements to the village hall has now closed. The proposal to raise the Parish Council Precept by a maximum of £5 over a six year period commencing in the financial year 2021/22 was overwhelmingly approved. Provided the loan can be arranged in time, the works are proposed to commence in October 2020 and should take approximately two months. The main hall will be open as usual during the works.
The consultation documents showing the proposed works can be viewed HERE.
ETWALL PARISH COUNCIL VACANCIES
Etwall Parish Council has two vacancies. If you are interested please see the attached notice for more information
REPORTING INCIDENTS TO THE POLICE
We are aware that sometimes suspicious incidents, thefts and or Antisocial behavior get posted on local social media groups rather than being reported to Police,we do not monitor these sites therefore, if posted there and not reported to us also we will not be aware of the issues people are facing.
There are now several ways to contact Derbyshire Constabulary, these being-
* Face Book- Send a private message to the main Derbyshire Constabulary Facebook page. * Twitter- Send a private message to @DerPolContact * Website -Complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us * Telephone-101 for Non Emergency incidents.
Message Sent By Kerry Wallington-Waite (Police, PCSO, South Derbyshire
The Parish Council has a few vacant allotments available for rent - for details click here