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.

Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council
Press Release
New Feeder Bus Service for Parish

Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council
Press Release


New Feeder Bus Service for Parish


In line with the recently published (March 2021) National Bus Strategy which sets out a framework for how bus services will be able to recover post COVID-19 pandemic. Together with a vision for future improvements, particularly in rural areas, Derbyshire County Council along with local bus companies, are to work together to provide a Bus Service Improvement Plan which will require developing bold plans for developing local bus services and encouraging more people to use them.

The Ockbrook & Borrowash Parish Council are currently developing a Strategy for improving the quality of bus services within the Parish – and they would very much appreciate you giving us your views.

The Strategy proposed by the Parish Council allows for the following:

(a) A feeder service starting from the Royal Oak in Ockbrook, doing a
20 minute circular tour of the Parish, finishing the circuit back at the
Royal Oak.

(b) The feeder service will allow residents of Ockbrook to access buses in Borrowash which is well served by public transport (six buses per hour to Nottingham and Derby) and also allow for further onward connections. Buses to Derby provide access to Lower Spondon, Chaddesdon, Asda, and Derby Bus Station for onward routes to Derby Railway Station and East Midlands Airport.

The Nottingham Service I4 allow access to Sandiacre, Stapleford, Bramcote, Nottingham University, Queens Medical Centre, and Nottingham City Centre and Railway Station.

The Indigo bus service provides access to Draycott, Breaston, Long Eaton, Beeston and East Midlands Airport. Both services link up with the Nottingham tram routes.

(c) The Parish Council is looking to purchase a 12-15 seater mini-bus. The preference will be an electric vehicle, used on a route of approximately
six miles, three times per hour.

(d) The fare will be a flat £1 rate. Children under five years of age will travel for free.

(e) The Parish Council will be speaking to Derbyshire County Council with regard to the use of bus passes on the proposed service.

(f) The Parish Council will finance the service for three years in order to enable the service to become established and hopefully become self-financing.

(g) The Parish Council has to submit details of this project to the County Council by the middle/end of September 2021, should residents' views reflect the need for this type of service.

More information, including the proposed route will be made available by the end of August/early September 2021. Derbyshire County Council will provide a bid for funding which will be submitted to the Government by the end of this year. The Parish Council wishes to ensure that we receive as much funding as possible to enable this project to go forward.

Please submit your views and comments by the 20th September 2021 to the Parish Council via the following contact details:

Email: clerk@ockbrookandborrowashparishcouncil.gov.uk
Telephone: 07860 702 904
Address: Ockbrook & Borrowash Parish Council
The Parish Hall
Church Street
Ockbrook
Derbyshire
DE72 3SL

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sarah Kitchener
Parish Clerk
Ockbrook & 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 News Sept 21

Posted: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 12:12 by Sarah Kitchener

Extra council funds for local groups
gardening community clearing cleaning
If you're in a community group, your local councillor has extra funding available this year to help groups in their area.

Each county councillor usually has £3,860 as part of our Community Leadership Scheme, to give to local groups. But this year an additional £3,860 has been allocated bringing their total to £7,720. More »

And next year councillors will receive £3,860, plus a £1,500 Platinum Fund to give to local groups organising activities to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

If you're in a group looking for funding please contact your local county councillor explaining the nature of the project, the amount you're looking for, what other funding may be available, and how it will benefit your community. click here to find out more


Hair stylists to support mental health
Hairdressers, barbers and beauty professionals are being offered free training to help them support their clients' mental health.


Our public health team has commissioned training from the Lions Barber Collective for hairdressers, barbers and beauty professionals so that they can support their customers' mental health.

The Lions Barber Collective is an international collective of top barbers who have come together to help raise awareness on suicide prevention.

It's recognised that customers can often open up to hair stylists about their feelings and state of mind when they might not want to confide in family, friends or colleagues.

The first free four-hour training session for stylists and beauticians based in Derbyshire, excluding the city of Derby, takes place online through Eventbrite on Monday 4 October. Five more will be scheduled. Those dates are yet to be arranged but will be found on Eventbrite when they're confirmed – search Lions Barber Collective. Click here to find out more


Step up during Recycle Week
Recycle Week this year takes place from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 September.

Recycle Week is the one week of the year where retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, governments and the media come together to achieve one goal – to galvanise the public into recycling more of the right things, more often.

This year the theme is 'Step it Up' encouraging people to do even more and we'll be sharing social media posts with advice on how you can help. Please spread the word.

Now in its 18th year, Recycle Week is a national campaign is organised by the charity WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme) and the main funder is Defra. Click here to find out more


Secondary school applications open
If you're a parent of a year 6 pupil living in Derbyshire you can now apply for your child's secondary school place for September 2022.

Around 8,900 year 6 primary school children – who were born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 – have been sent information about the application process.

The deadline to submit applications is midnight on Sunday 31 October 2021.

Applying online is the most efficient method and also allows our school admissions team to most effectively receive and gather the information it requires to allocate places. Click here to find out more


We're looking for care workers
Our care homes are recruiting care workers and relief care workers to help our residents lead dignified lives.


Working as part of a valued care team, recruits ensure our residents stay happy, healthy and well by helping them with everyday tasks such as washing and dressing, eating meals, taking medication and socialising.

If you, or anyone you know, could make a positive difference to an older person's life and would like a rewarding job with room for progression, we would like to hear from you or them.

No previous experience is needed, hours are flexible, training and a uniform are provided.

From 11 November, anyone working in a care home will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, unless they are exempt.

There are vacancies across the county but the Leys Home for older people in Ashbourne is in particular need at the moment.

Read more about jobs across Derbyshire

Click here to find out more


Our libraries in national awards
The shortlist for a prestigious awards scheme recognising the achievements and good practice of people working in libraries has named our staff and services three times.


The first Libraries Connected Awards 2021 were launched earlier this year and aim to celebrate the achievements of people working in libraries, acknowledging excellence and showcasing good practice.

The national Libraries Connected charity, which is part-funded by the Arts Council, was looking for individuals or teams working in public libraries who have had a positive impact on the library service, library users or the local community.

The shortlist for the award categories was announced this week, with two librarians and one of our service teams making the list. click here to find out more


Virtual Christmas market planned
Small and medium-sized businesses – ranging from food and drink producers to artists and craftspeople – can apply to take part in a virtual Christmas market opening in November.


Following the success of the first virtual Peak District & Derbyshire Christmas Market last year, Derbyshire-based creatives, artisans and producers are once again being given the opportunity to showcase and sell their products to thousands of potential customers when the popular online event returns in November.

Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire is inviting stallholders to apply for a place at the virtual market, which aims to support the recovery of local businesses impacted by Covid-19 restrictions by boosting online sales while celebrating the range of quality gifts available in the area.

The free opportunity is open to small and medium-sized businesses based in Derby and Derbyshire and is part-funded by Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire's European Regional Development Fund project.

Categories include accessories and jewellery; art, ceramics and glass; experiences and annual passes; local food and drink; homeware and books; landscape calendars and prints; short breaks and afternoon tea; and pet-friendly gifts.

The virtual market is also open to members of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire who offer vouchers for afternoon teas, meals, short stays, annual passes, workshops and experiences, with a focus on products that make great Christmas presents.

Successful applicants will be featured on the virtual Peak District & Derbyshire Christmas Market webpage at visitpeakdistrict.com, where links will lead to the stallholder's own selling platform – allowing visitors to browse and purchase festive gifts with ease.

Businesses can apply for a place here

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 12 October. Successful applicants will be notified via email and the market will go live on Monday 1 November.

To find out more click here.


More statues added to miners' memorial
Five new statues have been added to the 'Walking Together' mining memorial at our Markham Vale Business Park, commemorating miners who tragically lost their lives in three major disasters at Markham Colliery.

Markham story mine
The 'Walking Together' memorial trail by Artist Stephen Broadbent symbolises a miner's journey to the pit and back and represents the men who lost their lives in the disasters of 1937, 1938 and 1973.

The new statues take the total of life-sized steel figures at the site to 93, and we are continuing to work alongside partners to fundraise to see the target of all 106 figures installed.

The Markham Vale Business Park is being developed by us and HBD on the site of the former colliery. The memorial acts as a permanent reminder of the site's significant mining heritage.

To find out more click here. » Less

Queens Head License Application Withdrawm

Posted: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:27 by Sarah Kitchener

We've had an update from the Licensing Department at Erewash:

The Licensing Authority has been advised by the applicant today that they are officially withdrawing the variation application for the Queens Head, Victoria Avenue, Ockbrook. More »

The Licensing Hearing scheduled for 11th October will therefore no longer be required and has been cancelled. The Premises Licence for the Queens Head remains unchanged. » Less

Grant Funding available to cut down Antisocial Behaviour in Derbyshire

Posted: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:53 by Sarah Kitchener

As Police & Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, I have created a brand new dedicated funding stream aiming to cut down antisocial behaviour in response to feedback from local residents, parish and town councils and community groups. More »

My new Antisocial Behaviour (ASB) Prevention Grant scheme is worth a total of £100k, and is designed to help local groups and organisations, including parish and town councils, to take a stand against the problems that bring misery to their communities. The funding is available in grants of up to £5k.

The fund has been established to support projects that respond to issues already highlighted by local residents and will also provide vital help for initiatives designed to prevent problems from developing in the first place.

I am welcoming innovative projects such as sports and creative arts diversionary programmes to drop-ins for young people, mentoring and parental support. Other eligible projects could include better lighting, CCTV and community clean-ups. I will also consider applications from organisations that offer some level of matched funding.

The deadline for applications is 24 September 2021. Full details, criteria and application packs are available to download on my website here: www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/asb.

If you have any specific queries, please contact my grants officer joshua.mycroft@derbyshire.police.uk or alternatively, call my office on 0300 122 6000.

Yours Faithfully,

Angelique Foster

Police & Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire » Less