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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

Agenda for June 7th Parish Council meeting 2016

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Spotted a pothole or a broken street light?

Spotted a pothole or a broken street light?Missing Road sign, over hanging trees on the highway?

Report it quickly and easily via the county council’s website:


Annual Meeting of the Parish Council 3rd May 2016

Please click on this link to view the Agend for the Anual Meeting of the Parish Council to be held on 3rd May 2016

Agenda for 5th April Parish Council Meeting

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Update on Water Issue in Barrow upon Trent Parish

We have acquired a list of affected post codes and Barrow village and Arleston are not on it. We can only assume that this is correct as it came from a tweet from Severn Trent themselves, which means many people might have a large but unnecessary stockpile of bottled water!

To view the list of affected post codes, click the link below:

List of Affected Postcodes as of 7.30pm March 11th


For the sake of brevity, the article below has been borrowed from the Derby Evening Telegraph – the full article can be read by clicking the link below:

Click here for the Derby Evening Telegraph article

Click here for the Severn Trent warning article

Severn Trent has put out an urgent warning to around 3,700 customers in Derbyshire and Leicestershire to stop using their water supply immediately, due to a ‘higher than normal’ level of chlorine being detected in the water.

The problem stems from an “over chlorinated” reservoir in the Castle Donington area. The company says it is too early to say whether customers will be compensated.

A statement released by Severn Trent said: “As a precaution we’re asking our customers in the DE11, DE73 and LE65 areas of Derbyshire and Leicestershire to not use their water supply while we investigate a problem with higher than normal levels of chlorine at one of service reservoirs in the Derbyshire area. This means that customers affected should not use the water supply at all.

“We’re sorry for the inconvenience this will cause and we’re working hard to isolate the problem and get everything back to normal as quickly as possible.”

“A Do Not Use notice means that customers shouldn’t use their water supply for anything including drinking, preparing food and bathing.”

PC Agenda for 1st March 2016

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28th January 2016
Severn Trent starts emergency repairs to a large sewer pipe on the A514, Swarkestone Road in Derbyshire, this Saturday (30 January).
Zelia Lyne, from Severn Trent, said: “We’ve found some significant damage on one of our larger sewer pipes on A514. We’ve investigated the damage and the repairs to the sewer pipe are quite complex, and will take a couple of weeks to complete.
“This does mean that we’ve got to close a section of the A514 from the junction with the A5132 to the roundabout with the A50 from this Saturday (30 January) for two weeks. We understand this involves a lengthy diversion route, but we need to close this section to make sure we can keep everyone safe while we do the work. While we’ve estimated that the repairs will take up to two weeks, we’ll be working around the clock to get it fixed and the road reopened sooner.
“We’d like to apologise to anyone affected by this work, but it’s absolutely necessary to do these repairs to avoid the damage getting worse and sewage leaking into the area, which could cause flooding and pollution for our customers.  We’ve been out and spoken to local businesses, farmers and staff at Chellaston Academy to tell them what we’re doing. We’ll keep everyone informed as work progresses and we’re really grateful for their understanding and patience.
“We’d like to take this opportunity to reassure our customers that we have the situation under control and repairs to the pipe are ongoing.  We’ll get everything back to normal as quickly as we can.  Again we’d like to apologise for any inconvenience.”
For further information on the work, or for any sewer or water related emergencies, Severn Trent Water is available 24 hours a day, on 0800 783 4444.

Agenda for the February 2016 Parish Council Meeting

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Minutes of the December 2015 Parish Council Meeting

Please click here to view the Minutes of the December 2015 Parish Council Meeting