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Elton Echo Issue 65 (Summer 2021)

Parish CouncilAfter a year of virtual meetings, made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic, Elton Parish Council is to resume ‘in-person’ meetings from June 2021.

The first meeting will take place on Thursday 3 June 2021 at 7pm. As before, the Parish Council will meet in Elton Village Hall which reopened in May with COVID-19 secure measures in place.

The public are welcome to attend as normal, but please note that you will be required to wear a face covering and follow the rules and measures put in place by the Village Hall Management Committee.

It is also important to note attendance in Elton Village Hall is limited to 12 people. The Parish Council and Clerk make a total of 7 people, so only 5 members of the public can attend at one time.

If you do not wish to attend or cannot get to the meeting, but have an issue, concern or question you would like raising, please email the parish clerk at janicejackson86@hotmail.co.uk

Unless the law states otherwise, Elton Parish Council will continue to meet in-person as usual on every first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in Elton Village Hall – except August when meetings are suspended for a summer break.

To view details of Elton about Elton Parish Council and to see the latest minutes an agendas, please click here.

For details about the COVID-19 secure measures in place at Elton Village Hall, please click here.

Thank you

Elton Parish Council

Residents of Elton and customers of Winster’s Community-run shop are being invited to the shop’s AGM. This is an opportunity to hear how the shop is performing, plans for the future and to have your say. 

Winster Village Shop

Winster Village Shop

Here are the details of the meeting which have been advertised by the Board of Directors…

Winster Village Shop AGM 

Venue – Burton Institute, Wednesday 7th July 7.30pm

Supporting your village shop through the challenges ahead 

Winster Shop Board of Directors announce that we will hold our AGM, government restrictions permitting, on the above date. In addition to a review of the last trading year, we will be setting out our plans for the year ahead. The Board hope that as either a resident, customer, or stakeholder, you will be able to attend and help shape the future of your village shop. If all COVID restrictions are not lifted on June 21s then a further notice will be posted, including at the shop, detailing the arrangements for the meeting.

Please see below clarification for 2 planned road closures in South Darley Ward. I hope you find this information helpful. 

 

MAIN ROAD, WENSLEY (B5057) FOR SEVERN TRENT WORKS
2 JUNE 2021

The road closure planned for 2 June has been CANCELLED. 

In an email I have received from County Hall, the Highways Officer states that the permit to allow Severn Trent Water to carry out the works has been revoked. There are currently too many road closures and diversion routes in the locality. 

I have requested that the road closure notices currently on the highway be removed to avoid confusion. 

No date has been given for when the works have been rescheduled to take place. 

 

MAIN ROAD, DARLEY BRIDGE (B5057) TO FACILITATE REMEDIAL WORKS
6 JUNE 2021

As far as I am aware, this road closure is due to take place as planned. 

I have asked if there is a possibility that the road closure might be cancelled due to the number of road closures and diversion in place (as in the case above). I will update you if and when I get further details. 

 

Please share this information with friends and family who might use these routes for daily commuting and travel. 

When road closures are in place, please keep in mind that surrounding roads will be busier than normal as other vehicles try to find an alternative route. 

When planning an alternative route, please remember that Oker Road, Oker and Lees Road, Stanton, remain closed due to landlips. 

PLEASE NOTE – road closures are the responsibility of Derbyshire County Council who has provided this information. As your District Councillor I am passing this on for your information only. I do not have any influence or further details on these matters. Any questions or complaints regarding these road closures should be made directly to County Hall on 01629 533190

Thanks

Colin Swindell
District Councillor

Elton Village Hall

Elton Village Hall – reopening 17 May

We are delighted to announce that from tomorrow, Monday 17 May 2021, Elton Village Hall will reopen its doors to the community and general public for bookings.

The reopening comes as the Government’s ‘road map out of lockdown’ allows the hospitality and entertainments sector to invite people to meet indoors again.

To enable the Village Hall to reopen a number of covid-secure measures have been put in place. These are for your own safety and are required by law.  

Anybody using the village hall must adhere to these rules: 

  1. No more than 12 people to be in the main hall at one time. 
  2. Only one person to be in the toilets and kitchen at one time. 
  3. Users of the village hall must keep 2 meters apart. 
  4. Face coverings must be worn when inside the hall. This does not apply to children under 11 years of age and anybody medically exempt. 
  5. A sanitiser station can be found at the entrance to the hall. Please sanitise your hands on entry.  
  6. Hand sanitisers are located by the kitchen and toilet sinks for regular use. 
  7. When entering the village hall, please register your details to assist with NHS track and trace. 
  8. Please wipe down tables and chairs that have been used. Antibacterial cleaning wipes and sprays are available from the sanitising station by the front door and in the kitchen. Please return after use. 
  9. There will be a 2 to 3 day gap between bookings to allow for ventilation. 
  10. The hall will be cleaned after every booking. All tables, chairs, surfaces and touchpoints will be treated with anti-bacterial spray and wipes.

A number of notices have been put around the hall reminding users of the measures in place.

Anybody wishing to book the hall should contact Sue Lightfoot on 01629 650 641. Please do not use the email address on this website to make a booking.

If you have any comments or questions about the above measures, please contact me at elton@live.co.uk or on 07816 986 956.

Thank you

Colin Swindell
On behalf of Elton Village Hall Management Committee 

Here to view the play area designs, costs and details? Please go straight to the bottom of the page…


Dear resident

You might be aware that over the past 20 months I have been fundraising on behalf of the Elton Jubilee Field Committee to purchase a new children’s play area. I am writing to every household in Elton to update you on the project so far.

We now have plans and quotes from three different suppliers and we want to know what you think. Tell us which design you like best and which we should continue to fundraise towards.

Below are details about the project so far, how you can have your say and make a donation if you wish. If you have further questions, please ask.

Why do we need a new play area?
The existing play equipment on the Jubilee Field has been in place for along time – parts of it for over 25 years! There are visible signs of wear and tear and rusting. The wooden play frame is rotting in places and will not meet safety standards in the foreseeable future. Increasing numbers of children in Elton means there is a growing need to put in place safe and exciting equipment on which children can play.

How much has been raised so far?
This type of equipment is not cheap and raising funds to pay for it is a long process – especially during in a pandemic. Since the project began in August 2019, just over £12,000 has been generously donated by local residents and businesses. Donations continue to trickle in. This puts us in a good position to apply for larger grants and match-

funding. Grant applications are already underway and we are awaiting responses.

Who are the suppliers that have provided the designs and quotes?
We have three sets of plans and quotes from reputable UK based suppliers. These are Playdale, Wicksteed and Fawns. Each design includes similar range of equipment, but they differ in style, materials and costs.

Where can I view the designs?
The designs and details you need are here to view on this website. Please view them at the bottom of this page. They can also be viewed on Elton’s noticeboard at the town mere (by the telephone box) and on the Jubilee Field Facebook page (@eltonjubileefield). Each design has an illustration of the play area and accompanying notes about the equipment, cost, materials and guarantees.

How can I give my feedback on the designs?
At your convenience, please look at the designs and let us know what you think. You can have your say by completing

the small questionnaire over the page and return it to me at the above address or by emailing elton@live.co.uk. Please try to give your comments by 31 May.

How can I Make a Donation?
Due to the pandemic, fundraising has been limited. We have been fundraising where we can and asking local residents and businesses to donate. We welcome donations of any size! If you wish to make a donation, please give it to me at my home address or I can collect it from you. Please makes cheques payable to Elton Jubilee Field. For BACS details please get in touch using the details above. We will ask anybody making a donation to complete a simple Gift Aid form so that we can claim and extra 25p for every £1 you donate. A receipt will also be given for every donation received.

Thank you!
Thank you for taking the time to read this and we hope you have found it useful. Please take the time to tell us what you think. We will continue to keep you updated on the progress of the project. If you have any further questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes

Colin Swindell
On behalf of Elton Jubilee Field Committee


Play area designs, costs and details…

Design Option 1 – by Playdale

Option 1 - Playdale

Total quote: £46,809

Includes 8 items: 12 play feature multi-play unit with slide for older children, 10 play feature multi-play unit with slide for toddlers, children’s swings, toddler (cradle) swings, inclusive team swing, inclusive roundabout for wheelchair access, seesaw and springer

Materials: All swing frames and multi-play units made from laminated timber with steel post footing. Toughened ropes on climbing frame. All remaining items (swing seats, chains, slide, springers and roundabout) are made from metal or plastic.

Surface protection: Safety Grass – a honeycomb matting that is installed into the grass to provide grass retention, but improve impact-absorbing protection.

Guarantees: 20 years against laminated timber items above ground and 15 years below ground. 25 years against steel structural items. 3 years against chains. Up to 2 years against swing seats, ropes and nets.

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Design Option 2 – by Wicksteed

Option 2 - Wicksteed

Total quote: £29,968

Includes 7 items: 10 play feature multi-play unit with slide for older children, 12 play feature multi-play unit with slide for toddlers, children’s swings, toddler (cradle) swings, roundabout, seesaw and springer

Materials: All equipment is made from metal or plastic for extended lifespan

Surface protection: Safety Grass – a honeycomb matting that is installed into the grass to provide grass retention, but improve impact-absorbing protection.

Guarantees: 25 years against steel structural failure and 10 years against plastic panels

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Design Option 3 – by Fawns

Option 3 - Fawns

Total quote: £42,002

Includes 9 items: ‘Pick-up sticks’ climbing adventure climbing frame for older children, 5 play feature multi-play unit with slide for toddlers, children’s swings, toddler (cradle) swings, basket swing, roundabout bowl, 2 springers and zigzag twister.

Materials: All swing frames and multi-play units made from timber with steel post footing. Toughened ropes make up part of the older children’s climbing frame. All remaining items (swing seats, chains, slide, springers and roundabout) are made from metal or plastic.

Surface protection: Safety Grass – a honeycomb matting that is installed into the grass to provide grass retention, but improve impact-absorbing protection.Guarantees: 15 years against timber items. 25 years against steel structural items. 10 years against plastic parts. 5 years against steel corrosion.

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he road closure in Winster is now taking place on 16th April. This is one day less/later than previously planned. 

Severn Trent expect the works to be completed in one day. 

The road will be closed and an alternative route in place (please see earlier post).

Please share with friends, family and neighbours who might find this information helpful.

Sent by Colin Swindell
District Councillor

2 ROAD CLOSURE UPDATES – WINSTER AND SOUTH DARLEY WARD

Please see below two updates for planned road closures in the Winster and South Darley Ward which have been provided by Colin Swindell – your District Councillor.

MAIN ROAD, WENSLEY (B5057) FOR SEVERN TRENT WORKS

The road closure planned for 12th April 2021 has been CANCELLED.


This closure has now been RESCHEDULED to take place between 2nd June and 4th June 2021. I will post a reminder nearer to the time.

MAIN ROAD, WINSTER (BETWEEN THE JUNCTION OF EAST BANK AND LEACROFT ROAD)

WHEN: 15th April to 17th April 2021.
REASON: to facilitate new water main.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Main Street, Elton Road, B5056, A6 Bakewell Road, Dale Road North, Eversleigh Rise, Wensley Road, Winster and vice versa.

Please share this information with friends and family who might use these routes for daily commuting and travel.

When road closures are in place, please keep in mind that surrounding roads will be busier than normal as other vehicles try to find an alternative route.

When planning an alternative route, please remember that Oker Road, Oker and Lees Road, Stanton, remain closed due to landlips.

PLEASE NOTE – road closures are the responsibility of Derbyshire County Council. As your District Councillor I am passing this on for your information only. I do not have any influence or further details on these matters. Any questions or complaints regarding these road closures should be made directly to County Hall on 01629 533190.

Colin Swindell (District Councillor)

Photographs of Elton and surrounding area with all year round scenic views of the surrounding countryside. 

Photographs taken by Mike Fowkes of Elton in 2020/21.

Click on one of the pictures below to enlarge and start the image carousel.

 

Elton All Saints Church

Elton All Saints Church

There will be a church service will be held on Sunday 28th March starting at 9.30am.

There will also be an Easter Service on 4 April at 11am.

Both services will be held in Elton Church.

Please note, that for everybody’s safety and to meet government guidelines, COVID19 safety measure are in place at Elton Church. You will be asked to wear a face covering and social distancing measures will be in place. You will be asked to use hand sanitiser and provide details for NHS Track and Trace. 

Elton All Saints Church