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

Survey into traffic issues in Derbyshire

Posted: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 13:08 by Parish Clerk

The Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership have commissioned Agilysis and Traject (two consultancies specialising in road safety research and delivery) to undertake a full review of the structure, strategy and delivery of road safety in Derbyshire. Part of the research is to understand the community perspective, and to this end are asking councillors (and others) to complete a survey before 31st January 2021. More »

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/XNINNJ/

Please do take the opportunity to complete this survey for our sector. I have also suggested that a representative attends one the Chairs' get togethers to hear more from the sector and to share the work they are doing. » Less

South Derbyshire news update

Posted: Sat, 16 Jan 2021 19:10 by Parish Clerk

Supporting learning

The BBC is supporting home schooling with three hours of primary school programming on CBBC, and two hours for secondary pupils on BBC Two.

More information is available here: Lockdown Learning: BBC puts school materials on TV, iPlayer and online I BBC News. More »

Our environment

Coronavirus cases in South Derbyshire

The latest figures show a worrying increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in South Derbyshire.

There were 522 cases of COVID-19 confirmed between 2 and 8 January compared to 410 cases in the previous week (26 December to 1 January).

The figures are a timely reminder to all of us to continue to follow all of the guidance currently in place, particularly: 'Hands, face, space'.

Coronavirus community testing

Please encourage friends and family to make use of the coronavirus community testing sites currently open in South Derbyshire.

The three community testing centres at Grove Hall, Midway Community Centre and Gresley Old Hall remain open each day: 9am to 7pm on weekdays (last admission 6.15pm) and 9am to 4pm at weekends (last admission 3.15pm).

The test is available for those over the age of 11 who live in Swadlincote and don't have symptoms. The testing will identify people with COVID-19, enable support for those who have to self-isolate and drive infection rates down in the County.

Changes to travel arrangements

Although non-essential travel is currently banned under the national lockdown restrictions, the Government has announced that from 4am on 18 January, if you do not present proof of a negative coronavirus test result, you may not be able to board any mode of transport to travel to England and could be fined £500 on arrival into England.

Entry to the UK is banned for passengers arriving from destinations across South (and Central) America, Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde from today.

British, Irish and third country nationals with residence rights in the UK who arrive after 4am and have travelled from or transited through these destinations in the last 10 days will have to self-isolate immediately along with their household.

This is in response to recent evidence highlighting the likely spread of a new coronavirus variant in South America and to countries with strong travel links with Brazil. Further information is available here: Travel from South American destinations, Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde banned to prevent spread of new variant I gov.uk

Your future

Supporting each other

With the lockdown in place, it is important we continue to take care of each other and support those who may be struggling.

The following tips come from the mental health charity MIND:

  1. Check in

Picking up the phone, having a video call, starting a group chat or messaging someone on social media lets them know you are there to talk and ready to listen.

  1. Listen and reflect

Whether you have a mental health problem or not, this will be a challenging time for our mental health and wellbeing. If someone opens up to you, remember that you don't need to fix things or offer advice. Often just listening, and showing you take them seriously, can help someone to manage.

  1. Ask questions

Ask how people are managing, and ask again if you're worried they aren't sharing the full picture. Asking again, with interest, can help someone to open up and explore what they're feeling. » Less

Derbyshire County Council Community News

Posted: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 08:40 by Parish Clerk

Information for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils

Welcome to the latest issue of Community News. We've written this for local groups, clubs and parish and town councils, to keep them up-to-date with news from the council. Our aim is to send this newsletter out every fortnight. More »

If you've any queries please email us at news@derbyshire.gov.uk

Stay at home

Once again we find ourselves in a national lockdown and this will naturally bring feelings of frustration, sadness and even anger.

If you're struggling to stay afloat during these difficult times, there is help and support available if you need it with lots of advice around mental health and wellbeing on our website.

It's really important that we all stay at home as much as possible to crack down on this virus and help reduce the spread.

Government restrictions on travel mean we must reduce the number of journeys we make as much as possible and 'stay local' – which means avoiding travelling outside your village or town.

It means working from home unless you really cannot do your job without being at work and only leaving the house for:

  • essential goods and services
  • health care
  • outdoor exercise once a day either alone, with people from your household (or support bubble) or one other person.

Get all the information you need to know about the latest national lockdown on the Government's website.

Thank you Derbyshire. We will get through this.

Support for the most vulnerable

Our Community Response Unit offers lots support for people who have no one else to help them out.

The team can help with food shopping and delivery, collecting prescriptions and can also offer a friendly check in call for anyone who lives alone and has no friends or family to call on.

If you are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable you must take extra steps to stay safe during the lockdown period and the response unit is here for you if you need it. If you are shielding make sure you are familiar with the Government guidance.

You can request help online or by calling 01629 535091. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Learning from home support

Do you need a bit of support to help your child learn from home?

We appreciate that it can be difficult for parents to encourage their child to learn from home until they can return to school.

We know schools are pulling out the stops to help pupils learn online, but there's a list of resources on our website too to support your child's learning including links to online lessons, range of lesson learning packs and online safety tips. Find out more here

Still here for you

Almost all of our services continue to run as normal during this period of national lockdown but inevitably there are some restrictions on face-to-face services to keep everyone safe.

Take a look at our latest update to see what's open and which services are affected. Find out more here

Winter food vouchers

We've delivered almost 26,000 food vouchers to families across Derbyshire over the past few weeks to support them during the winter months.

The food vouchers are part of the £2.2 million from the Government's Covid Winter Grant Scheme.

The second set of vouchers will be sent to families in February to cover the half term period. Find out more here » Less