Ockbrook & Borrowash Parish Council

Serving the people of Ockbrook & Borrowash

Clerk RFO: Ron Parker
The Parish Hall, Church
Street, Ockbrook, Derbyshire
DE72 3SL

Tel: 01332 664100

  • Borrowash , Taken December 2017 looking from the old canal , over the train track towards Ambaston

    Borrowash , Taken December 2017 looking from the old canal , over the train track towards Ambaston

    Photographed by James Baggulay

  • View over Ockbrook

    View over Ockbrook

    Photographed by Joanna Tufan

  • December 2014, from the old GIC sports ground, looking over the train track, it had snowed the day before

    December 2014, from the old GIC sports ground, looking over the train track, it had snowed the day before

    Photographed by Zoe Hendricks

  • Raising the Parish flag

    Raising the Parish flag

    Mayor, Councillor Mary Hopkinson raising the Parish flag on 4th May 2018

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.

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Latest News

Netflix scam alert

Netflix scam alert

Posted: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:44 by Julie Fraser-Burton

Netfix scam alert

Tree Wardens Wanted

Tree Wardens Wanted

Posted: Fri, 06 Jul 2018 by Julie Fraser-Burton

Tree Wardens are enthusiastic volunteers who play an active role in conserving and
enhancing trees and woodlands in our local area. They are the eyes and ears of our
neighbourhoods and encoutage residents, schools, youth and community groups to
work together to improve or natural environment.
The Tree Warden Scheme gives people who feel that trees matter an
opportunity to:
• champion their local trees and woods
• plant and care for trees
• carry out woodland management
• set up tree nurseries using seeds collected locally
• survey trees and gather information about them
• provide early warning of threats, disease, decay or vandalism
• involve their neighbours in tree projects
• get together with like-minded people for training and field trips

Fraud Alert

Fraud Alert

Posted: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:25 by Julie Fraser-Burton

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has identified an increasing number of reports submitted to Action Fraud from the public concerning courier fraud.

Fraudsters are contacting victims by telephone and purporting to be a police officer or bank official. To substantiate this claim, the caller might be able to confirm some easily obtainable basic details about the victim such as their full name and address. They may also offer a telephone number for the victim to call to check that they are genuine; this number is not genuine and simply redirects to the fraudster who pretends to be a different person. After some trust has been established, the fraudster will then, for example, suggest; More »

- Some money has been removed from a victim's bank account and staff at their local bank branch are responsible.

- Suspects have already been arrested but the "police" need money for evidence.

- A business such as a jewellers or currency exchange is operating fraudulently and they require assistance to help secure evidence.

Victims are then asked to cooperate in an investigation by attending their bank and withdrawing money, withdrawing foreign currency from an exchange or purchasing an expensive item to hand over to a courier for examination who will also be a fraudster. Again, to reassure the victim, a safe word might be communicated to the victim so the courier appears genuine.

At the time of handover, unsuspecting victims are promised the money they've handed over or spent will be reimbursed but in reality there is no further contact and the money is never seen again.

Protect Yourself

Your bank or the police will never:

- Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password.

- Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping, or send someone to your home to collect cash, PIN, cards or cheque books if you are a victim of fraud.

Don't assume an email or phone call is authentic
Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and address or even your mother's maiden name), it doesn't mean they are genuine. Be mindful of who you trust – criminals may try and trick you into their confidence by telling you that you've been a victim of fraud

Stay in control

If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information.

For more information about how to protect yourself online visit

www.cyberaware.gov.uk and www.takefive.stopfraud.org.uk » Less