Walton on Trent Parish Council

Serving the people of Walton on Trent

Clerk RFO: Clare Orme
Walton on Trent Parish
Council, 110 New Road
Newhall, Derbyshire DE11 0TH

Tel: 0771 9599132

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Latest News

Census Questions

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 07:23 by Parish Clerk

Even before Covid-19 arrived Census 2021 was planned to be a Digital First Census with most people completing the form online. ONS now has no expectation that it will be possible to provide face-to-face help to people to complete Census forms. Census Support Centres cannot at this time be classed as an "essential" service. Census Support Centre staff will not be able to support residents complete their Census questionnaire due to security and confidentiality restrictions. More »

It is hoped that most people will be able to complete their form themselves online or with the help of a family member. Each address in the country will be sent a 12 digit household access code to enter at www.census.gov.uk. It will also be possible to get help, a paper questionnaire or to complete on the telephone at the ONS Contact Centre: 0800 141 2021 this number will be operating from 1st March. » Less

MORE COMMUNITY TESTING CENTRES TO OPEN

Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 15:43 by Parish Clerk

All district and boroughs in Derbyshire are to get a community testing centre to help reduce the number of coronavirus cases in the county.

Derbyshire County Council will open new centres in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire this week, and High Peak next week. Centres for Derbyshire Dales and Erewash are planned to open by the end of February. More »

The centre at Midway Community Centre will stay open to cover South Derbyshire. Amber Valley will keep a centre in Heanor, and the centres in South Normanton and Shirebrook will stay open in the short term, with a new venue opening for the Bolsover area in time.

One in three of those who have coronavirus do not have symptoms, so the testing is aimed at those who are still going out to work and mixing with colleagues or the public. 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.

Alongside the test people will be offered advice and help with financial support that they may be entitled to if they need to self-isolate and help to access wider benefits.

Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health at Derbyshire County Council, said: "Although rates of those testing positive are coming down we need to do more to try and stop the chain of transmission.

"We know that many people are just not able to work from home so these new centres are aimed at those who have to go out to work and mix with colleagues and the public. It is this group of people who are at the most risk of getting the virus, and with one in three who do have the virus showing no symptoms they can easily pass it on to anyone they come in to contact with.

"Please if you are still going out to work come to your nearest centre weekly and get a test to protect your families, colleagues and community.

"It only takes a few minutes and will make such a difference. The quicker we can get on top of this virus the sooner our lives can start to return to normal."

Other established methods of testing for people with symptoms will continue alongside community testing and people who have a high temperature, continuous cough or have lost their sense of small or taste should book a test online in the usual way.

Councillor Barry Lewis, Leader of Derbyshire County Council said "I'm pleased that we are now setting up these new centres.

"It has been a real team effort with colleagues from across the council getting involved to help.

"We're also grateful to colleagues from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service who have helped move equipment round the county and helped to get things in place. Thanks also go to the district and borough councils who have helped in providing venues for us to use.

"I'd also like to pay tribute to the fantastic support we have had from the RAF. They joined us just before Christmas and helped us get our Swadlincote sites set up. Thank you to you all.

"Getting a test doesn't mean you can't still catch the virus, so please continue to wash your hands regularly, keep your distance and wear a face covering unless you are exempt.

Those attending are asked not to bring bags or other items with them that they don't consider to be essential, but are asked to bring a fully charged smart phone if they have one. Parents or guardians are asked to accompany those aged 11 to 16.

To find out what the demand is like at the centres when you want to go along please visit https://derbyshire.maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/findatestcenter.html

The centre in Chesterfield will be at Queen's Park Sports Centre, Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield and will open on Wednesday 10 February.

North East Derbyshire's centre will open on Friday 12 February and will be at Clay Cross Social Centre, Market Street, Clay Cross.

High Peak's Centre opens on Monday 17 February at Pavillion Gardens, Buxton.

Chesterfield, Clay Cross and Buxton will open 7 days a week, 9am to 7pm.

All the other centres will also open 7 days a week, 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm at weekends.

More information is on the council's website at derbyshire.gov.uk/communitytesting » Less

South Derbyshire Covid Information Connectors

South Derbyshire Covid Information Connectors

Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 14:16 by Parish Clerk

Could you help us share information about COVID-19 in your community?

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on everyone in South Derbyshire. We know residents are worried about catching the virus and about the consequences of lockdown. With reduced social contact, poor mental health and potential financial impacts the need for consistent, timely and accurate information at a community level is essential to ensure our health and safety during this current pandemic. More »

Although the roll out of the vaccine is really exciting, we've still a way to go to keep each other safe and get life back to normal.

We want to make sure that residents, from across every community in South Derbyshire, stay up to date with the latest official guidance and advice. This is why we have launched our Covid Information Connectors network.

About the Covid Information Connectors network

The network will be made up of volunteers from all over South Derbyshire who want to make a difference in their communities. Connectors can be from an organisation that works with a community groups, a Parish Council, a community leader or an individual who is well connected in their community.

Whoever you are - please help us to help you and your community.

The network will give residents the chance to stay up to date on the latest advice about COVID-19. You'll be kept regularly informed so that you can share information with your own networks of family, friends and other community members and help them to make sense of the facts about the virus.

About our volunteers:

We're looking for organisations and individuals who:

  • Are currently involved/actively taking part in the community either through a community group or job role
  • Already have a network of connections in the community
  • Have an existing far reaching Facebook page or similar platform
  • Have regular communication with people via social media and other means

Your role as a CiC:

  • You will receive the latest information about COVID-19 directly from us
  • You will share this information with anyone in your community via your own networks, however you want to achieve the farthest reach
  • You let us know what is and isn't working and ask questions on behalf of your community and network.

If this sounds like you, then get in touch by completing this form.

Alternatively, If you would just like to find out some more information regarding Covid Information Connectors, get in touch by: