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Blind Lane

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!

MESSAGE TO EREWASH RESIDENTS FROM DERBYSHIRE’S PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR


Hello, I’m Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health for Derbyshire.

It’s my job to protect the health of Derbyshire people and a huge part of mine, and my team’s work, is to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in our communities. Despite all of our best efforts in sticking to the rules and doing the right thing, confirmed cases continue to rise across the county as they are nationally. The Borough of Erewash has now been placed on ‘high’ alert under the Government’s new three tier Covid system.

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Treetops Hospice care is holding a special memorial event called Light Up a Life - www.treetopshospice.org.uk/lights


You are warmly invited to join us in watching our service online on Sunday 6 December at 5pm and remember your loved ones. People can also make a dedication to that special person on our online Christmas tree.

We would like as many of the local community to know we are there for them, particularly this year. Any support you can offer to share this information locally will be much appreciated – social media or any networks you may have.

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Residents in Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Erewash urged to heed extra restrictions


Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Erewash will enter the ‘high’ COVID local alert level after a surge in coronavirus cases, it has been announced today.

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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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Garden waste collections resume


Erewash Borough Council is pleased to confirm that it will carry out garden waste collections for an initial four-week period from Monday 11 May.

Brown bins will be emptied alongside recyclable waste in the Long Eaton and south area week beginning 11 May and then in Ilkeston and north of the borough week starting 18 May, with repeat collections from 25 May and 1 June.

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Dear Residents

I am sure you will all have realised that we are currently unable to hold Parish Council meetings with the Government’s movement & social distancing restrictions. Also a number of the Parish Council members are self-isolating as they fall within a vulnerable group.

The National Association of Local Councils and Government have now created legislation to cover this lockdown period and we are able to hold meetings by using remote online conferencing platforms. Therefore, from this month Parish Council meetings will be held on Zoom.

I am able to pick up emails so if you can use that way to contact me it would be great breastonparish@outlook.com or you can talk to me on 07837 847062.

Agendas and information will be uploaded to the website in the normal manner if you wish to attend a council meeting please contact me and I will make the necessary arrangements.

Take care and stay safe,

Nicala
Clerk to the Parish Council

During the current lockdown restrictions all Parish Council meetings will be held via Zoom remote meeting technology. Meetings will start at 7pm whilst the restrictions last.

The meeting dates are as follows:

Monday 8th of June 2020
Monday 13th of July 2020
Monday 14th of September 2020
Monday 12th of October 2020
Monday 9th of November 2020
Monday 14th of December 2020

Committee Meetings will be held from 845am on the Wednesday prior to the Parish Council meeting with the Environment (planning) meeting being at 9am on the day of the Parish Council meeting.

Any resident who wishes to attend should contact the Clerk for details - breastonparish@outlook.com

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


NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY


Notice is hereby given that a vacancy has occurred among the members of the Parish Council.

Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing, please let the clerk have your application by email by the 4th of December 2020.

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Remembrance Service Cancellation due to Covid-19


Unfortunately, after discussion with the Churches and close scrutiny of the Government Covid 19 restrictions it has been necessary to cancel the Remembrance Service this year. I’m sure that you will all understand that this was a difficult decision to make.

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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 breastonparish@outlook.com


FLOOD ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

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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Coronavirus Advice and Help


The current situation is unlike any that we have faced before and we can all see that it is having an impact on daily life for us all, whether we are in self isolation, in an at risk or vulnerable group or just trying to continue with daily life in these unprecedented times. We are fortunate in Breaston to have a group of brilliant volunteers who have set up in response to the Coronavirus outbreak and details of the organisation can be found here: coronavirus@breaston.info alternatively call 07745653667 for help. For Government Advice on what to do if you think you have the illness see here link to NHS Website 111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

Public Health England Website www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england/

Take care and keep well.

Breaston Parish Council


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.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOG ON THE LEAD AT ALL TIMES AND MAINTAIN THE RECOMENDED 2 METRE GAP.


Open Spaces


Open spaces managed by Breaston Parish Council are still open to the public, we would ask you to please follow Government Guidelines and keep a safe distance apart. The play equipment and benches etc are still being safety inspected weekly but not disinfected. Please keep safe and well.


Council Tax support


Hundreds of people have been in touch with Erewash Borough Council asking to change their Council Tax payment method due to the difficulties faced with the coronavirus lockdown. Nearly 600 taxpayers have so far asked for help and want to take advantage of the flexible payment plans being offered by the council in these difficult times.

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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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Long Eaton 50+ Forum - Newsletter - Winter Issue 2019


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Notice of Conclusion


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

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Treetops Hospice Care Needs Your Help!


Do you have some free time? Would you like a volunteering role that you can fit around your other commitments? Treetops Hospice Care is looking for a Community Ambassador for your parish.

Treetops Hospice Care provides nursing care & emotional support for adults living with a life-limiting illness whilst offering bereavement and counselling services to help support families at one of the most difficult times of their lives. Our ambition is to make every day count for patients and families living with life-limiting illnesses or affected by death and dying; our vision is that everyone living within the communities we serve has access to end of life care of the highest quality.

As a Community Ambassador you will promote Treetops events in your parish through posters and word of mouth; set up and run collection/information stalls in your local area; introduce the work of Treetops to your network; promote Treetops to local community groups and voluntary groups; manage collection tins in local shops and businesses. You will be fully supported in your role by our Community Fundraising team.

Click here to view poster (PDF)


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.

Find out more at www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk

Free Breaston Belles WI Zoom meeting


We are Inspiring Women in Breaston Belles WI. Our last Zoom meeting had over 40 people attending.

The next Member's meeting is a Zoom meeting. This will be on 12 November 2020 at 2pm, entitled "First Steps in British Sign Language." If you would like to join in, (even if you are not a Member of WI,) free of charge then please let us know and we can send you the link.

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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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Road Safety Survey


The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has launched a quick national survey to help inform the Home Office of the public's opinion on roads policing and road safety.

If you have a moment to spare please share your views.

The below link will take you to the survey or you could type the link into your browser.

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/apccsaferoads

Alternatively you can find the link on one of my social media platforms.


Latest coronavirus updates for councillors - 14th April


Survey aims to discover how revised bus times affect key workers

Bus companies in Derbyshire are now operating revised timetables because of the coronavirus.

We have opened a survey so that we can find out how key workers, such as NHS staff, who rely on the buses are finding the new services.

If you know any key workers who catch the bus please let them know about our survey. It closes on 30 June.

Please help us manage our primary school places announcement

We’ll be making primary school place offers to approximately 11,000 children on National Offer Day on Thursday (April 16) and would appreciate members’ help to encourage parents to find their child’s place online.

Parents can find their child’s primary school place on our website from 10.30am on Thursday and – if they’re not happy with their allocation – can appeal online too.

National Offer Day usually generates a significant increase in calls to Call Derbyshire from parents wanting to ask questions, find out more or appeal but this year we’re urging parents not to phone Call Derbyshire, explaining that our team is busy managing the council’s coronavirus response, will not have more information about their child’s school place and that they could be preventing an emergency call getting through.

Meanwhile, support is in place to inform parents who do not have access to the internet about their child’s place.

Primary school places will be announced at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions on Thursday at 10.30am.


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 breastonparish@outlook.com


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 www.everydayisdifferent.com or by visiting the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/everydayisdifferent

You can also search for Derbyshire care jobs on the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website here www.joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/jobs-and-careers

For information about care jobs with Derbyshire County Council visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/makeadifference

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.


MEMORIAL SAFETY


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 breastonparish@outlook.com


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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