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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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,
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Click Here to read the full details.
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.
Click Here to read the full details.
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 email@example.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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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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