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Breaston  Derbyshire

DE72 3DW

Tel: 01332 870119

Welcome to our website.  This site had been created by the Parish Council to provide information about our area and all that goes on here for residents and visitors alike.

Please do look here often for the latest on what’s happening and what’s planned, and for other useful information that will be progressively added, such as listings of local clubs, businesses, village history, local services, useful links and more.

If you live in Breaston, this is your web site, so if there are other things you’d like to see included on the site let us know.

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Fountain head of the water outlet at the Windmill at Perks Park

Our Vision for Breaston

is to preserve and enhance the sense of community,  whilst retaining village character for future generations. Actions will be focused on supporting this vision, through the realisation of opportunities.

Please bear with us in relation to updates of the website some technology is not available so we’ve been unable to update any of the photos for a while.

Fingers crossed we will be able to get back to some sort of normal before too long and the photos can be updated!

Joanna Page star of 'Gavin and Stacey' to front Census 2021 community heroes campaign

To mark Census 2021 in England and Wales, a competition has launched to find the nation’s unsung community heroes. 22 people, one for each census that has taken place to date, will have their community spirit and efforts commemorated with a unique purple plaque.

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Census 2021 - Your questions answered

This informs decisions about the things that matter to your community. In this leaflet, you will find the answers to commonly asked questions about Census 2021. It’s important to fill in your census questionnaire because it gives us the most detailed information we have about our society. You must complete the census by law.

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What is a Hate Crime?

A hate crime is an incident that was motivated by prejudice or hate, perceived to be based on disability, race, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation, transgender identity or membership of an alternative subculture ...

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Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January 2021

As you may know tomorrow is Holocaust Memorial Day. Ordinarily the Parish Council holds a short service and the flag is lowered on the Memorial Garden in the Green. However due to the current national restrictions this has obviously been cancelled this year, the flag will still be lowered as a mark of respect by the Clerk and Caretaker. The National Holocaust Memorial Service will be held at 7pm tomorrow evening and the service can be viewed via this link

Are you worried about energy bills this winter?

The Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts is here to help.

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Check your area for coronavirus restrictions

The link below allows you to enter your postcode to find out if you need to follow extra restrictions or measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Breaston Calendar Competition

The Breaston Calendar Photo Competition was once again a great success with more than 100 entries. All profits from the sale of the calendar will go to the Breaston Covid Support Group who have been such a great help to so many residents during the pandemic. This year in light of the lock down restrictions with so many businesses who normally sell the calendar for us being closed we are taking orders for the calendars to avoid making a loss. There are two formats a slimline and an A4 version both £5.00 each. I'm sure you'll agree that they will make an excellent stocking filler.

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View calendars from previous years:

2019 Calendar - View Here (PDF)
2020 Calendar - View Here (PDF)
2021 Calendar - View Here (PDF)

The 2022 Breaston Calendar

The time has come again to get clicking with your cameras, because August is just around the corner. For 2022 we are looking for photographs with plenty of colour and the theme is ‘FLOWERS’: Flowers in your garden, or flowers in the wild. Flowers which may have ‘taken your eye’.

Following the success of our previous Breaston Calendars it would be great to see the 2022 calendar achieving the same success, but to do this will of course depend very much on you all taking part.

The competition will be self-funding and any profit will be given to the ‘Mother and Toddler groups’ running in Breaston.

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Climbing Wall - Adventurous Kids

Breaston Parish Council have invited Acclimbatize back to Perks Park Breaston for 4 days this summer!

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Parish Council Meetings

Parish Council meetings continue to be held remotely on Zoom video conferencing platform.

Meeting dates are as follows:

Meeting Dates 2021

Ordinary Meetings will be held on the following dates during 2021 at 7:15pm via online platform Zoom contact the Clerk for meeting details.

May the 10th
June the 14th
July the 12th
September the 13th
October the 11th
November the 8th
December the 13th

Environment Committee meetings will be held at 9am on the morning of the Ordinary meeting.

The remaining Committee meetings (Highways & Lighting, Parks & Cemeteries & Finance) will be held on the preceding Wednesdays commencing at 8.45am.

May the 5th
June the 9th
July the 7th
September the 8th
October the 6th
November the 3rd
December the 8th

Any resident who wishes to attend should contact the Clerk for details -

During the current lockdown an additional risk assessment has been drawn up relating to Covid19 – please see all documents in the Documents Library.

Website Accessibility

This Website is run by Breaston Parish Council.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. In September 2020 the Website Accessibility Regulations come into force and the Parish Council needs to show that it is making inroads to address accessibility on the site.

Documents, such as the minutes and agendas uploaded to the website, will from May 2020 be compliant.

Historic documents prior to this time are not and it is a disproportionate burden for the documents to be transferred to the new format at this time.

As we move forward all new documents uploaded will be accessible and the Clerk is slowly working through the policies making them compliant. Some documents such as the Financial Regulations and Standing Orders which are provided by the National Association of Local Councils are currently not compliant, but it is expected that the next update will be in line with the new regulations. It will not be possible to make documents which are scanned pdf’s such as the AGAR compliant.

Unfortunately, the current website runs on an old system and does not comply with the Regulations.

Our web team have assessed the system against the requirements of the new legislation and think it unlikely that the system can be updated to comply. The Clerk has carried out a Website Accessibility test, which showed the extent to which the site fails.

Therefore, we are currently investigating the implementation of a new website and would ask you to bear with us in the interim.

If you need any assistance with the current website, please contact the Clerk: Nicala O’Leary on 01332 870119 or

Notice of Order - Bostock's Lane

Derbyshire County Council (Footpath between Bostock’s Lane and Public Footpath No 17 –Parish of Risley) DMM0 2011

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Support for residents and businesses affected by flooding

DCC have made £100,000 available to help residents and businesses affected by recent flooding.

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Dogs on leads notice

Please note the bye law signs. During the current lockdown restrictions, it is important that all residents follow the social distancing guidelines.


Coronavirus - Support for people affected by dementia

We understand this is a worrying time for everyone, especially for those affected by dementia. We want you to know that we’re here for you, and we will help you get the support you need. If you or someone you care for are worried about coronavirus and need support and advice, call our Dementia Connect support line on 0333 150 3456.

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Report a Speeding Concern

Worried about speeding vehicles? If you have a concern about speed on your road or in your area, submit details to the CREST (Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team) team.

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Domestic Abuse Survey

As you may be aware the Domestic Abuse Act is currently going through Parliament and is due to be introduced in April 2021. Under the Act, the City and County Councils must conduct a local Needs Assessment to determine the level of need for support for those affected by domestic abuse.

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A booklet to increase safety in rural areas has been launched in Derbyshire

A booklet which gives advice on a range of issues such as theft, fire and personal safety has been launched in a bid to target countryside crime and emergencies in Derbyshire.

The Derbyshire Rural Safety and Crime Prevention Guide has come about through a collaboration between Derbyshire Constabulary, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service.

The booklet covers issues which have been highlighted as a priority for the rural communities of Derbyshire and gives advice on how to prevent them, to help people stay safe and to reduce crime and accidents.

From a crime prevention perspective, topics include farm machinery, plant and vehicle theft, livestock worrying and theft, fuel theft, equine crime, fly-tipping and poaching.

There is also a wealth of important safety information, including the safe storage of flammable materials, fire and electrical safety, winter driving advice and help in medical emergencies.

PCC Hardyal Dhindsa said: “People living in rural communities face different challenges but our emergency services are committed to supporting everyone and doing everything they can to keep them safe. It was clear when I visited every village in the county that people wanted easy access to information and this booklet provides a wealth of tips, useful numbers and advice.

“I’m proud that in recent years we have boosted the rural policing presence to make more remote communities safer, we are proactively tackling road safety issues and I very much hope that this booklet will add to their feelings of safety.”

A link to the booklet can he found below. Please share with your contacts where possible.

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Notice of Conclusion

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31st March 2020

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Welcome to Live Life Better Derbyshire and say Yes to a Healthier You!

Have you tried out Derbyshire's free healthy lifestyles service - Live Life Better Derbyshire?

Live Life Better offers Derbyshire residents free, tailored support to lose weight, stop smoking, get more active and improve your general health and wellbeing.

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Breaston – Flood Risk Information and FAQs

Flood Risk Information and FAQs document for Breaston. This has been created following flooding events earlier this year.

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Breaston Neighbourhood Watch

I am in the process of forming a Breaston Neighbourhood watch, and hope I can interest you in being involved?

Please see attached form to fill in, please do not think by filling in the form that this commits you in any way, it only means I can keep your details on file. If you do not wish to be involved please ignore and delete. We intend to hold short meeting in the near future to discuss the possibilities. I am aware that Breaston have had a neighbourhood watch in the past, this one will be new and improved. I personally know very little about organizing the watch, I am on a learning curve. Please note, this is not a Breaston Parish Council project or EBC, but it is best to operate with the approval of Parish. Please feel free to call me 07590 453378. Please return completed form to me.

Yours sincerely, Kevin Miller

Erewash Borough Councillor / Breaston Parish Councillor

Neighbourhood Watch Registration & Consent Form (PDF)

Tackling Cybercrime

Cybercrime is becoming an increasing threat in our more digital society and criminals are finding new and inventive ways to try and get our personal data and information.

To help people feel safe and secure when they’re online, Derbyshire County Council are launching a brand new Digital MOT service.

It’s an online risk assessment tool that has been designed to help people review their online safety and identify any actions they can take to protect themselves.

All you have to do is answer a few simple questions about your online habits and you’ll be able to see the most important steps you can take to avoid falling victim to cyber-scammers.

Complete the Digital MOT now and find out how you can be more secure online.

Anyone who needs a bit of help or support to access the Digital MOT can book a one-to-one session through their local library.

Community Speedwatch Sessions

Are you interested in taking part in a Community Speedwatch?

Contact PCSO Karen Pykett on 101 or the Parish Clerk Nicala on 01332 870119 or

New national campaign aims to get more people into adult social care

If you’ve ever thought about a job in adult care, but never acted on it, then now is the time.

A new national campaign – Every Day is Different - is launching this month and it aims to encourage more people to take up a career in care.

In adult social care, no two days are the same – you could be supporting people of all ages, with different abilities and needs. But whatever the role, you’ll be making a real difference to people’s lives.

The Every Day is Different campaign offers lots of information about the types of jobs available in care, the skills you’ll need and links to job opportunities in your local area.

You can find out more about the campaign at or by visiting the Facebook page at

You can also search for Derbyshire care jobs on the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website here

For information about care jobs with Derbyshire County Council visit

Erewash Core Strategy Review

Erewash Borough Council are committed to the timely replacement of the 2014 Core Strategy. A meeting of the Borough Council’s Full Council on Thursday 23rd January 2020 approved a 12-week consultation over the Growth Options document, the first stage of Local Plan review.

This helps to identify the locations of sufficient land to deliver the housing requirements of the Borough, including a map of rejected and preferred sites. The Borough Council would now like to hear views over its choice of preferred housing sites. Consultation begins on Monday 27th January, ending on Monday 20th April 2020. An online version of the representation form where you can comment on proposals is available to access further down this page.


The Parish Council has a duty to ensure the cemetery is a safe place for visitors and employees.

In September 2018 inspections of all headstones were carried out. Where possible plot owners were sent a letter detailing those memorials that have failed the safety tests. Plot owners have a duty to keep their plots clean, tidy and safe.

Notices have been displayed in the cemetery for the interim period asking all plot owners to contact the council to ensure that contact details are up to date and to clarify if their family memorial failed the inspection.

Any plots which have not been attended to have now been made safe by the Parish Council.

Plot owners are advised that any memorials which were found to be unsafe were laid in February 2020.

All repairs must be undertaken in line with the BRAMM or NAMM standards in line with BS8415.

If you wish to make any repairs to your family memorial or for any other enquiries, please contact the Clerk on 01332 870119 or

Derbyshire Scam Watch:
If it looks too good to be true then it probably is!

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Local roadworks information

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