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

  • Bare Lane Gym Equipment

    Bare Lane Gym Equipment

    Photograph showing the new gym equipment on Bare Lane

  • Spring flowers in Ockbrook

    Spring flowers in Ockbrook

    Spring flowers in Ockbrook taken March 2021

  • Flower display in Borrowash 2021

    Flower display in Borrowash 2021

    Flower display in Borrowash 2021

  • Flower planters in Borrowash

    Flower planters in Borrowash

    Flower planters in Borrowash

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.

October Parish Council Surgery

If you want to meet your Councillors or have a question you'd like to ask please join us at the Parish Council Office, Parish Hall, Ockbrook, 4th October 2021 at 19.:00

Proposed Feeder Bus Service – Information Update.

The Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council are in the final stages of putting together their business plan for the above project. Financial costings are in the final stages of completion. Once all public responses have been received, they will be submitted as part of our business plan to DCC, in order for them to apply to the Government for part of the £3.1 billion that is being made available to improve public transport services nationwide.

Details have already been made available of the route and schedule for the feeder service, but we would very much like to hear from volunteers to enable the Parish Council to operate a night service. Please contact the Parish Office for further details.

The Parish Council values public support in order to strengthen their case to obtain funding. Please do not hesitate to contact the Parish office for further information.

Sarah Kitchener

Clerk and RFO

Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council

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

Community Household Waste Collection Service 2021/22

Posted: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 11:49 by Sarah Kitchener

Erewash Borough Councils community household waste collection dates for 2021/22 are:

20th November 2021

12th February 2022

This will be held at St Hughes Parish Hall Car Park, Derby Road, Borrowash.

Community News 2020 10

Community News 2020 10

Posted: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 12:37 by Sarah Kitchener

Journey to Net Zero Derbyshire

With UN climate change conference COP26 scheduled to take place in Glasgow later this month, we've launched a social media campaign to highlight what we and our partners are doing to help tackle climate change. More »

We'd love it if you could give our posts a like or a share.

The campaign, called 'Journey to net zero Derbyshire', aims to:

* highlight the council's practical action on climate change
* recognise green initiatives by individuals, community groups and businesses
* dovetail with the national #onestepgreener campaign by encouraging nominations of 'climate leaders' in Derbyshire
* inspire local people and organisations to reduce their carbon footprint. To find out more please follow this link

Support for vulnerable hospital-leavers

Derbyshire Home from Hospital Service provides practical support for vulnerable people leaving hospital, or those living at home but at risk of being admitted.The service is for anyone who lives in Derbyshire (except the city) or is registered with a GP in Derbyshire and has limited support from family or friends. It's provided by a combination of staff and volunteers and is free of charge.

The service offers things like:

* doing basic shopping
* making sure the home is warm and comfortable
* arranging key safes, community alarms or telecare
* collecting prescriptions
* signposting to other statutory, voluntary sector and community organisations.
Anyone can make a referral, including the patient themselves. Please call 01283 817417 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm (an answerphone is available outside these hours) or email home@dhfh.org.uk to find out more please follow this link.


Could you foster Derbyshire children?
Why not join in our informal and relaxed online Talk Fostering event in October and find out more about it?


We need Derbyshire homes for Derbyshire children and are looking for people from all walks of life to become foster carers.

You can be single or in a relationship, married or in a civil partnership, LGBT+, any ethnicity, race, culture or religion, working or not, and either rent or own your home. All you need is a spare room and to be aged 21 or over.

You don't need any special qualifications but all our foster carers are special people who care about and like children.

Potential foster carers can see the event on Monday 18 October from 6-7pm in Facebook and then join through Microsoft Teams. To find out more please follow this link


Want to be more computer-confident?
If you don't yet use computers, or want to get more out of your computer, our libraries service is inviting you to join the digital world during Get Online Week from 18 to 24 October 2021.


To learn more about getting online you're invited take up free one-to-one computer sessions with one of our librarians.

Get Online Week is a national celebration from the Good Things Foundation – a charity that highlights the benefits of learning digital skills.

Libraries currently run the digital skills support sessions over the phone and tailor them to fit your needs, whether that's getting started on the internet, learning how to search and apply for jobs online, or finding out how to use the library eBooks service. Derbyshire library members can access free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers online. To find out more please follow this link.

Anti-slavery day - Monday 18 October

To mark Anti-Slavery Day on Monday 18 October, the Derby and Derbyshire Modern Slavery Partnership will be launching their Annual Report 2020/21. You can read the report here

The Partnership will also be hosting a Modern Slavery Webinar from 2pm to 4pm on the day where participants will learn more about what key partners are doing to support victims and tackle perpetrators of modern slavery in Derby and Derbyshire. Anyone who works with victims of modern slavery in Derbyshire and would like to attend the event can sign up at : Anti-Slavery Day: Modern Slavery Webinar Registration

The webinar will feature presentations from Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Constabulary, Refuge (Derby City Council), Hope for justice and The Rebuild Project. There will also be an opportunity to explore the links between domestic abuse and domestic servitude. Find out more at antislaveryday.com or search #StopSlavery


Young Chesterfield musicians' grants
Young people, schools or other organisations in Chesterfield can now apply for grants to help them develop their music making.

music
Thanks to a bequest from a local resident, we're offering individual grants of £500 for those aged 5 to 18, and grants of £2,000 for schools and other organisations for those living in Chesterfield.

The money can help to support any kind of music maker either to buy equipment or pay for lessons or other help. It can help pay for support which will nurture a young person's musical talent, or can fund music related trips or visits. To find out more please follow this link.


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Stoptober

Stoptober

Posted: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 08:26 by Sarah Kitchener

It's Stoptober - the perfect time to quit smoking, get healthier and start saving money too. If you're ready to kick the habit then get in touch with Live Life Better Derbyshire and join a FREE stop smoking clinic. More »

Live Life Better Derbyshire offers dedicated support for when you're ready to quit smoking for good. Our friendly, knowledgeable advisors will take you through every step of your quitting journey.

We offer one to one support, group and telephone support as well as advice on stop smoking medications and which will be best for you.

To find out if you can benefit from our free, local stop smoking service then take part in our short, online self assessment here. Or call 0800 085 2299.

My Quit Route

If you're trying to quit smoking this Stoptober then why not download Derbyshire County Council's FREE My Quit Route app? It's designed to help you kick the habit for good.

My Quit Route will help you to set your quit date. Then it will prepare you for this date by encouraging you to change how you think about smoking so you won't feel deprived when you stop as well as helping you to focus on what is really motivating you to go smoke-free.

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