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Local Development Framework Core Strategy

Please visit the new page for information about the Local Development Framework Core Strategy and how it could affect the Parish. This can be accessed from the green toolbar at the top of the website or by the links in the Post entitled: New page outlining proposed development plans for South Derbyshire

22nd July 2014 Parish Council Agenda

To view the July 2014 agenda please click on this link

Residents worried about bees and wasps are being shown how to take the sting out of the situation

Residents worried about bees and wasps are being shown how to take the sting out of the situation.

Pete Bancroft, South Derbyshire District Council’s Pest Control Officer for 15 years, is experiencing an influx of summer calls.
Part of his job is to provide low cost treatments to deal with pesky wasps, but often he is mistakenly called out to do battle with bees.

Consultation on proposals for revised MOBILE LIBRAY service

Derbyshire County Council is currently consulting the public on its proposals for a revised mobile library services across the county. The consultation which started on 19th May remains open until 9th AUGUST. Details can be found on the council’s website at:

Alternatively, printed copies of a proposed timetable for Derbyshire mobile libraries and the accompanying questionnaire may be obtained from:


Roger Jones

Information Manager

Derbyshire County Council

Health and Communities Department

Derbyshire County Council



Tel: 01629 536575


Parish Council meeting dates for 2014

Please note the next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday 22nd July and there is no meeting in August .

Please click on the this link to view all the meeting dates.

Summer Activities 2014

Please click on this link to view all the Summer activites available in our area this summer.

Agenda for the June Parish Council Meeting to be held on the 3rd

Please click here to read the June 2014 agenda

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting Held on the 1st April 2014

Please click on this link to view these minutes


Chicken Event at Whistlewood Common, Melbourne

April 18, 2014
11:00 amto3:00 pm

Have you thought about keeping chickens, but wanted to know what’s involved? So you keep chickens and would like to spread the word? Meet some chickens on Saturday April 19th from 11am to 3pm at Whistlewood Common, Melbourne. Read the poster for more details.Chicken Event Whistlewood Common

Annual Parish Meeting 8th April 2014

April 8, 2014
7:00 pm
7:00 pm

Everyone is welcome join in at the


8th April 2014 in the Village Hall, Twyford Road, commencing at 7.00pm


 1. Apologies for absence

 2. Report by Derbyshire Constabulary

 3. Report by County Councillor John Harrison

 4. Report by District Councillor Peter Watson

 5. Report by the Chair of the Parish Council

 6. The Clerk’s Financial Report

 7. Reports from Village Organisations

8. Open to the Public

Alison Hicklin

Clerk of the Council

Light refreshments will beserved afterwards.


Parish News April 2014

The April edition of the Parish News can be downloaded from the link below.

Parish News April 2014 Edition