Ockbrook & Borrowash Parish Council

Serving the people of Ockbrook & Borrowash

Clerk RFO: Sarah Kitchener
The Parish Hall, Church
Street, Ockbrook, Derbyshire
DE72 3SL

Tel: 01332 664100

  • Spring flowers in Ockbrook

    Spring flowers in Ockbrook

    Spring flowers in Ockbrook taken March 2021

  • Flower planters in Borrowash

    Borrowash Planter

    Flower planters in Borrowash

  • Flower planters in Borrowash

    Flower planters in Borrowash

    Flower planters in Borrowash

  • Balmoral Cemetery taken May 2020  looking at the flower display.

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    Balmoral Cemetery looking at the flower display.

Ockbrook & Borrowash Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Ockbrook & Borrowash a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Parish Council meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month. There are no meetings in August or January.

The Parish office is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm.

Junes Parish Council Meeting - Cancelled

Due to the change in Government guidelines, postponing the 21st June goal posts to the 19th July, we have made the decision to cancel the June Parish Council meeting, our next meeting will be on the 21st July 2021.

School Crossing Patrol Vacancy - Borrowash

Are you interested in the safety of children and helping your community? Are you available for work during school term time but are not looking for full time work?

School Crossing Patrols are dedicated individuals who help keep children and their family's safe on their journeys to and from school and are an important part of encouraging active travel by children and their parents.

We are always looking for people to join the team. No formal qualifications are needed, just a natural rapport with children and adults, alongside an awareness of road safety. If you've got the people skills to deal with children, drivers, parents and teachers, we'll train you in the professional skills to confidently manage the traffic.

You will be paid throughout the school holidays and there are experienced supervisors to support you with the role.

If you are interested please see our current vacancies list. You can apply on line or alternatively call 01629 538063 and speak with someone who will be happy to give you help and advice including help with applications.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

July 2021 Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council Surgery

Our next Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council Surgery will be held on Thursday the 1st of July 2021 at 19.45 in the Ashbrook Centre, Borrowash.

This is an opportunity to have a chat or ask questions with our Councillors. Each surgery will comprise of the Chairman or the Vice Chairman and one other Councillor on a rota basis.

If you are unable to come to the surgery but would like to talk to our Councillors please contact the Clerk and she will arrange a time for the Councillor to come and see you.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

AS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED THE PARISH COUNCIL ARE HOLDING A SPECIAL EVENT ON THE 5TH OF JUNE 2022 TO CELEBRATE THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE.

THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OCCASION AND WE ARE PLANNING A VERY SPECIAL DAY OF CELEBRATION!
WE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY TO LOCAL BUSINESSES TO GET INVOLVED.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY TO TAKE PART THEN PLEASE CONTACT:

* THE PARISH CLERK ON 07860 702904 clerk@ockbrookandborrowashparishcouncil.gov.uk

* CLLR JANE WHITE ON 07393 291704 janecwhite@btinternet.com

* CLLR ANA-MARIA STEVENSON ON 07949 352388 anamaria.stevenson1@virginmedia.com

Our allotments are now full, if you would like to be added to the waiting list please contact the Clerk.

Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council Allotment Enquiry

Latest News

A6096 Improvements

Posted: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:37 by Sarah Kitchener

Roadworks will commence to improve the A6096 in July 2021.

Derbyshire County Council, as highway authority, are intending to introduce two traffic islands at each of the three junctions namely

Moor Lane Junction
Hagg Lane and Arbour Hill Junction
Cat and Fiddle Junction More »

These are traffic islands to protect right turning traffic into the side roads and improve overall road safety around the junction. They are not designed for pedestrian usage.

The work is likely to last for a period of eight/ten weeks using temporary traffic signals to keep traffic disruption to a minimum. We would expect the work to be carried out one junction at a time.

Before the end of financial year there are also proposals to reduce the speed limit along the A6096 between Spondon and Kirk Hallam to 50mph subject to no objections being received. This is presently in the process of being advertised.

The double white line system along this road will also be reviewed as part of this speed limit proposal. » Less

Proms on the Pitch

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Posted: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:20 by Sarah Kitchener

Ockbrook and Borrowash Cricket Club presents

PROMS ON THE PITCH

23rd July 2021

Gates open at 18:15 with the proms starting at 19:15

£6.00 per adult £15 for a family of 4

Bring a picnic and your chairs and rugs More »

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Community News 2021 06 - Derbyshire County Council

Posted: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:46 by Sarah Kitchener

Extra funding for community groups.

Are you part of a group that's supporting your local community through the coronavirus pandemic?

We're allocating an extra £50,000 to groups in Derbyshire which are doing their bit to support people in their local area. More »

We are making the money available to local community groups via the Public Health Covid-19 fund which was set up in June 2020.

From helping a Chesterfield cancer support group to hold online sessions and enabling a Ripley running group to lead Covid-secure runs, a total of 34 community groups are set to benefit from the latest round of grants.


Focus on nutrition and hydration.
Would you know how to spot the symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration in older friends and relatives?

Nutrition and Hydration Week
As part of Nutrition and Hydration week next week we're encouraging anyone with older relatives or neighbours to look out for key signs they may be dehydrated or starting to become malnourished.

Signs of dehydration may include:

dryness of the mouth, lips and tongue
sunken eyes
dry inelastic skin
drowsiness
confusion or disorientation
dizziness and low blood pressure.

Signs of malnourishment may include:

reduced appetite
lack of interest in food and drink
feeling weaker
getting ill often and taking a long time to recover
wounds taking a long time to heal
poor concentration
feeling cold most of the time
low mood or depression
clothes starting to become baggy or too big.
More information, advice and support can be found by clicking the below links;

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/keeping-your-weight-up-in-later-life/

https://www.malnutritiontaskforce.org.uk/

https://nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk/

If you become concerned about the health of an elderly relative, consult an appropriate health care professional.


Plea for Glossopdale to 'keep going'
We're urging people who live or work in Glossopdale to remain vigilant as coronavirus cases continue to rise, including the Delta variant which spreads more easily.

Derbyshire's Director of Public Health Dean Wallace has renewed his calls for residents and people who work in the Glossopdale area to remain cautious, continue to get tested and have the vaccine when it's their turn.

Anyone with any of the three main symptoms of Covid should self-isolate immediately. The main symptoms are:

a high temperature
a new, continuous cough
loss or change to their sense of smell or taste.
They should not leave the house and should book a Covid-19 test or ring NHS 119.

Residents without symptoms can visit a community testing site, pick up free testing kits from a local pharmacy or order rapid testing kits to be delivered to their home. Find out more about our community testing.


Join our online event about fostering.
If you're thinking about offering a home to a child who needs one, we want to hear from you.

Prospective foster carers can join a 'Talk Fostering' event on Wednesday 16 June from 10am until 11am to find out how you could change a child's life.

The event is informal and relaxed. You can just listen in or you can ask as many questions as you like.


Find out more information about Derbyshire by visiting www.derbyshire.gov.uk,
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