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.

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

Transport to Covid-19 vaccination appointments

Transport to Covid-19 vaccination appointments

Posted: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:27 by Sarah Kitchener

If you're a Derbyshire resident struggling to get to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment then you can now book a free return journey to help you attend.

If you don't have your own transport, and you can't use public transport, then Derbyshire County Council's Active Travel team can help you with door to door transport to and from your vaccination appointment. More »

The parent or carer of the person attending the vaccination clinic can also travel for free. For example if you're the parent of a child aged 12 to 15, or a carer for the person being vaccinated.

You can contact the Community Response Unit who can help you to book your journey.

Please contact them at least 3 working days before your vaccination appointment to allow sufficient time to book your transport.

You can call the Community Response Unit on 01629 535091.

Find out more online here: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/community-response-unit/if-you-need-help/if-you-need-help.aspx » Less

Community News Jan 2022

Posted: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 14:53 by Sarah Kitchener

Wellbeing at the touch of a button
Ready to make some healthy changes in 2022, but not sure where to start? Why not take a look at our health and wellbeing apps library. There are hundreds of apps to download at the touch of a button. More »


We're working with Orcha – The Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications – to provide an online library of digital health and wellbeing support.

From support for long-term health conditions to apps that can help people to stop smoking, sleep better and improve their mood, there are hundreds to choose from.

Each app has been assessed against a wide range of criteria including the quality of the content, ease of use and data protection so you know you can trust it. To find out more please access the Derbyshire County Council website


Primary school applications deadline
Parents who have yet to apply for their child's infant, junior or primary school place for September 2022 are being encouraged to do so before the deadline on Saturday 15 January.

Applying online is quick and easy and allows parents to make changes to an application at any point up to the closing date. Anyone who applies online will receive an email to confirm their application has been received.

When completing the application form parents will be asked to list, in order of preference, the three schools they would most like their child to go to.

Parents who cannot apply online can Call Derbyshire to apply on 01629 533190 between 8am and 6pm on weekdays and 9.30am and 4pm on Saturdays. Please access the Derbyshire County Council website for more details.


Public meetings on care homes' future
A series of 'virtual' public meetings are taking place later this month about the future of accommodation for older people in seven of our residential care homes.

Organised as part of the public consultation agreed by our Cabinet in November, the meetings will take place using Microsoft Teams on the following dates:

*Thursday, January 20, 6.30pm – for Ladycross and Beechcroft
*Monday, January 24, 6.30pm – for Holmlea, East Clune and The Spinney
*Tuesday, January 25, 6.30pm – for Gernon Manor and Goyt Valley House.

Anyone who would like to take part can book a slot by emailing telladultcare@derbyshire.gov.uk

The closing date of the consultation is Monday 4 March. Find out more and fill in an online questionnaire on the Derbyshire County Council website at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/care-home-review or contact the Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation Team on 01629 531307. Click here to access the Derbyshire county Council website for more information


Sign up for climate change updates
Do you want to find out more about what we're doing in Derbyshire to help tackle climate change?

We're leading a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reduce carbon emissions generated across the county to help meet ambitious targets to become net zero.

Net zero means reducing our carbon emissions right down to the lowest possible level and off-setting those that cannot be cut through measures such as planting more trees to absorb excess carbon from the atmosphere.

Sign up to receive regular updates about how we're working with communities, businesses and other organisations across Derbyshire and how you can get involved, on our Derbyshire County Council website.


Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic - Chesterfield

If you are based in Chesterfield could you get the message out this week about a vaccination clinic that is running this Thursday and Friday please?

For anyone who has not yet had their first covid jab or needs their second or booster, they can just turn up this Thursday and Friday (13 and 14 Jan) between 10am and 3pm at a mobile vaccination clinic. No appointment needed.

Just come to The Hub, Low Pavement, Chesterfield (next to Eden Mobility) and the friendly team will be happy to help. » Less

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Posted: Tue, 21 Dec 2021 09:21 by Sarah Kitchener

Information for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils.

Merry Christmas

This is our last issue of community news for 2021, we do hope you have found our newsletter useful this year.

We'd like to wish all community groups, who do so much for our communities across the county, a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. More »

The council leader, Councillor Barry Lewis, has just issued a Christmas message. You can find it on our website here.

New financial support for households facing hardship this winter
Households facing financial hardship can now apply to the Household Support Fund for help towards their food and essential living costs.

Payments will be worth £64 per household plus an extra £20 will be provided for each partner/spouse and any dependent children.

A maximum of two payments will be available from the fund until the end of March next year.

Full details about the fund are available on the Derbyshire County Council website. Find out more about the Household Support Fund.

To apply, individuals can call 01629 533399 to apply for support.

The county council's Children's Services colleagues are working closely with frontline staff in schools, nurseries and with voluntary sector partners to identify households facing financial hardship to maximise take up of the payments.

Other professionals will be able to refer claimants using an online form available on our website at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/winterpressures

Additional financial support will also be available including:

* A winter food voucher – provided automatically to eligible households in January/February
* Help with council tax and rent arears, homelessness and temporary housing from local district and borough councils

For any further information read our Household Support Fund information guide.

Free Christmas holiday activities and a healthy meal for disadvantaged school age children in Derbyshire.

School age children living in Derbyshire who receive benefit related free school meals will be able to register for free Christmas holiday activities available at community centres and schools across the county.

More than 19,000 free places are on offer at 80 venues, providing activity sessions four days per week as part of the winter holiday activity and food programme (HAF) programme

The activities are for children aged 5-16 and will be available from Thursday 23 December to Friday 7 January, excluding bank holidays and weekends.

The sessions are free for families who claim benefit related free school meals. Places are available on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to children who receive free school meals.

A limited number of holiday activity places are available for other disadvantaged school age young people living in the county including children with special educational needs and children in care.

Children will be provided with a healthy meal at breakfast or lunchtime and a choice of fun, seasonal activities including trips to attend pantomimes, visits to our outdoor activity centres at Go Beyond, Lea Green and Whitehall as well as concerts, sports and craft clubs.

At some venues, food boxes are also available for children who are unable to attend the face-to-face sessions, although stocks are very limited.

In addition, grants of £5,000 have been given to six local CVS organisations to support the delivery of the free activities including Amber Valley, Bassetlaw, Derbyshire Dales, Erewash, High Peak and South Derbyshire.

To apply, parents can visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/holidayactivities. The webpage includes an interactive map with a postcode/address search to find nearby school holiday clubs and how to register.

The itsaboutmederbyshire.co.uk website has also been updated with a range of interactive games and fun activities for children and useful information about wellbeing, food nutrition and exercise.

The free school holiday activities are in addition to the financial support available from the Derbyshire Discretionary Fund and the Household Support Fund.

The county council provided a similar programme of activities during the summer holidays earlier this year which was used by 5,000 children at 80 venues across the county.

Best Life Derbyshire

We're always planning for the future and we need to know what's important to you so that we can develop services and support to help you live your best life.

To help us find out more social enterprise Sortified are running a survey on our behalf called #BestLifeDerbyshire and we're encouraging you to take part and tell us more.

The survey is made up of a few simple questions about who you are, which area of Derbyshire you live in, and what would help you to live your best life now and in the future.

We know a lot has changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and as a result what's important to you may have changed as well. That's why we're running the survey now.

As well as the survey, Sortified are talking to as many Derbyshire residents as they can to find out their views and thoughts about what's important to them. There are also online group sessions and events, quizzes and polls.

It's a real opportunity for local people to talk to us and know they're being listened to, and all the information we get back will be considered and used to help us plan for the future.

To take part go to www.sortified.com/bestlifederbyshire The survey closes on Monday 27 December 2021.

You can also contact Sortified by email info@sortified.com or by calling/texting 07415369327.

Second outbreak of avian flu confirmed in South Derbyshire
People keeping birds are being strongly urged to follow strict new rules to stop the spread of bird flu after three outbreaks affecting parts of Derbyshire.

Two of the outbreaks have been near Willington, South Derbyshire and a third is near Tutbury, Staffordshire, which also affects areas in the south of the county.

Derbyshire County Council's trading standards officers are appealing to all bird keepers, from people keeping a few hens to large commercial premises, to follow the strict rules put in place by Defra and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) which include keeping all birds housed and following strict biosecurity measures. See the Government website for more details.


Consultation on care homes
A consultation into options for the future of accommodation for older people in some of our residential care homes has been launched.

The council's Cabinet agreed to ask people's views after hearing significant maintenance, renovation and refurbishment is needed in seven ageing buildings and that there has been a drop in demand for care home places both locally and nationally with people choosing to receive care at home so they can live independently for longer.

Seven homes are being consulted on and the council is keen to hear as many views as possible. To find out more about the proposals and take part in the consultation visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/care-home-review . The consultation ends on Friday, 4 March 2022. A series of virtual public meetings will be held online in the New Year. More details to follow. See Derbyshire County Council website for more information. » Less