Walton on Trent Parish Council

Serving the people of Walton on Trent

Clerk RFO: Laura Storey
Walton on Trent Parish
Council, P O Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

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Walton on Trent Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Walton on Trent a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Latest News

Derbyshire County Council Mobile Library Routes

Posted: Sun, 01 Dec 2019 13:03 by Parish Clerk

Dear Parish and Town Council

Derbyshire library service has two mobile libraries, based at Buxton and Long Eaton, serving around 150 communities across the county. These communities are visited once every four weeks and the mobile libraries offer a range of services for everyone including fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children, large print books, books on tape and books on CD as well as a selection of local studies books and information. More »

The mobile libraries have a lift for wheelchair users and people with mobility problems.

The library service would like to ask you to display the attached mobile timetable for 9 December 2019 to 6 March 2020 for the Northern Routes and 30 December 2019 to 20 March 2020 for the Southern Routes within your Parish buildings and at other local community venues, if possible, to promote and encourage use of the service. Updated timetables will continue to be emailed to you every three months as they are produced. Click Here for latest timetables

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Parker on 01629 536575 Email michelle.parker@derbyshire.gov.uk. » Less

Flooding

Posted: Sun, 01 Dec 2019 12:10 by Parish Clerk

https://www.southderbyshire.gov.uk/our-services/environment/emergency-planning/flooding

Flooding can ruin lives and homes and, with many people living in flood risk areas, it is important to be prepared. It is recommended to find out whether your property is at risk of flooding and to be up to speedon how to prepare and protect your property both before and during a flood. More »

By making a flood plan, you can take steps to reduce the impact of flooding to your home and business.

A free flood warning service, operated by The Environment Agency, provides warnings 24 hours a day. You can also find out if a flood warning is in place or telephone the floodline 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0345 988 1188.

The Government also has information about how you can get help during a flood and ways you can protect yourself.

If you require flooding advice, telephone 01283 228713 or 595795 during office hours. If it is out of hours, telephone Careline on 01283 221225. In an emergency, telephone 999

Local response

Derbyshire County Council is the lead local flood authority and is responsible for co-ordinating the response with the emergency services during a major event.

We have no legal responsibility to provide assistance to residents during times of flooding but will provide emergency assistance on an ad hoc basis depending on local knowledge and experience.

We will provide sandbags or other equipment where appropriate and deliver them if you are unable to collect them from us. The Environment Agency offers advice and guidance on what to do with sandbags after a flood.

We, together with the County Council, provide engineering advice on ways you can alleviate the risk of flooding to your property on request and issue general guidance.

Other useful contact information

  • South Derbyshire District Council, Planning Officer, telephone 01283 228713 or email ashlea.kidger@south-derbys.gov.uk
  • Derbyshire County Council, Emergency Planning Division, telephone 01629 538364 or email emergency.planning@derbyshire.gov.uk
  • Severn Trent Water (foul sewage problem), telephone 0800 783 4444
  • Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (for pumping out), telephone 01332 771221
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Would you like to make a difference to your local community?

Posted: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:35 by Parish Clerk

We currently have one PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY that we are looking to fill by co-option. We invite anyone who is interested in being considered to notify the clerk via e-mail or post. In particular we would like to hear of any specific skills or interests that you believe would benefit our group. If you would like an informal discussion with any member of the Parish Council please do not hesitate to contact me. More »

The position is unpaid and includes approximately 11 meetings a year, depending on the level of involvement. You would be required to demonstrate all the standards of behaviour that are reasonable to expect of someone in public service.

What we can offer is the chance to work with a varied group of people in a non-political atmosphere, the opportunity to practise your skills outside your normal home or business context, an insight into the workings of local government, and above all the potential to make life in Walton On Trent better in some way.

A Parish Councillor must be:

  • a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and
  • 18 years or older on the day you become nominated for election
  • for the whole of the 12 months prior to nomination he/she must:
    • have been an elector of the parish and either occupied or owned/rented premises in the parish, or
    • resided within 3 miles of the boundary of the parish, or
    • had his/her principal or only place of work in that area

You cannot stand for election if you:

  • are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order
  • have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine

We look forward to hearing from you.

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