Spring flowers in Ockbrook
Spring flowers in Ockbrook taken March 2021
Flower planters in Borrowash
Flower planters in Borrowash
Flower planters in Borrowash
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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.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022
If any local groups/organisation/individuals are interested in joining the Parish Council to help plan for this exciting event, or if you have any ideas on how we can celebrate please contact the Clerk.
Ockbrook and Borrowash Extraordinary Meeting on the 14th April 2021 has been cancelled
Legal advice from NALC regarding the period of clear days for the agenda.
There is an official period of mourning for eight days set out in the government guidance.
As a result these days should be excluded for calculation of time and any timescales that end in this period should be postponed until the first day after the period in accordance with section 243 of the Local Government Act 1972.
We do not draw a distinction between national and public mourning.
We will now be holding this meeting on the 28th April, 2021 at 19.30.
Our allotments are now full, if you would like to be added to the waiting list please contact the Clerk.
Posted: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:00 by Sarah Kitchener
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Posted: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 15:00 by Sarah Kitchener
Information for parish and town councils
13 April 2021
Latest information about coronavirus testing kits to use at home
Thank you for your ongoing support in spreading the word about community testing for coronavirus in your locality. Here is some important information about free testing kits that can be used at home. Please follow the links for the full information including who can collect the kits. More »
You can get the kits in three ways:
Every Tuesday from 13 April: Killamarsh Junior Athletics Club car park, 284 Sheffield Rd, Killamarsh, Sheffield. S21 1ED
Every Wednesday from 14 April: Amber Valley Area Office (bottom car park), Cemetery Lane, Ripley. DE5 3HY.
Every Thursday from 15 April: The Agricultural Business Centre (far end of car park), Agricultural Way, Bakewell. DE45 1AH
Every Friday from 16 April: The Arc (right hand side of car park), High St, Clowne, Chesterfield. S43 4JY
Every Saturday and Sunday: Glossopdale School car park, Newshaw Lane, Hadfield, Glossop SK13 2DA
One in three people who have the virus don't have any symptoms, so everyone is invited to come along and get a test to protect their family – either at the centre or a home test kit
The testing is NOT for people with actual coronavirus symptoms - they should book a test – more info here
Change of community testing centre location in Matlock
From today (Tuesday 13 April) our community testing centre in Matlock is moving from County Hall to the Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock DE4 3NL. The opening hours are 7 days a week from 7.45am to 7pm. The car park next to the Imperial Rooms will be free for those going to get tested.
Alternatively, if Buxton is more convenient for Derbyshire Dales residents, they can use our centre there. It is in the arts centre/cinema within the Pavilion Gardens (access from the promenade), St John's Road, Buxton, SK17 6BE. The opening hours are the same - open 7 days per week from 7.45am to 7pm. » Less
Posted: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 11:52 by Sarah Kitchener
Information for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils
Welcome to the latest issue of Community News. We've written this for local groups, clubs and parish and town councils, to keep them up-to-date with news from the council. Our aim is to send this newsletter out every fortnight. More »
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Recycling centres – please only visit if vital and avoid Easter
Our recycling centres remain open but only for items that residents absolutely have to get rid of. However, they are increasingly busy.
The centres tend to be quieter on weekdays, especially before 10am and after 4pm. We're encouraging people to come at these times rather than at weekends and to avoid visiting over the Easter holidays if possible.
Social distancing measures are still in place at our sites and staff are unable to help people unload. This slows things up so there may be queueing at the sites. Visitors can help by sorting their waste into the different types (e.g. garden waste, metal, wood, cardboard etc) before they come to the centre to help make their visit as quick as possible.
We're also asking that people avoid queueing on main roads and suggesting that they use their kerbside recycling service at home as much as possible. Composting of garden waste is another way of helping to reduce visits.
Warning for residents about 'courier fraud'
Derbyshire Police have asked us to help warn residents about 'courier fraud' which is on the increase across the county and often targets the elderly or vulnerable. The victim is duped into thinking that they are helping the 'police' and may end up losing their own money or valuables to the fraudsters.
It happens when a fraudster contacts a potential victim by telephone, pretending to be a police officer. They will usually have some basic, easily obtainable personal details about the person – such as their full name and address – to help convince the person it is an official call.
After some trust has been established, the fraudster will then recruit the person to help with a 'criminal investigation'. For instance the fraudster may say that proof is needed that a jewellers is selling fake goods. The victim then is asked to buy an expensive item from the jewellers using their own money and then hand it over to a courier for inspection. The courier being part of the group of fraudsters. Other examples include helping to investigate bank fraud.
Anyone receiving this type of phone call should hang up immediately.
Easter opening hours
We've published a list to let residents know which of our services are open or closed over the Easter break. It covers things like the Community Testing Centres, Household Waste Recycling Centres, Libraries and the Community Response Unit.
Although our record office is currently closed to the public our enquiry, copying and research services are continuing as normal.
Easter activities 2021
We are holding some Easter events despite the ongoing restrictions. Many of these are online and all our activities are COVID-secure and follow the latest Government guidance. Find out what is on offer from our libraries, countryside service, holiday activities programme and more. » Less