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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Latest News

Plastic end destinations collected though kerbside recycling

Posted: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 07:04 by Parish Clerk

Recycling reassurance from Council

Following the recent BBC1 programme, War on Plastic with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, South Derbyshire District Council is making its residents aware that everything collected as part of its recycling scheme is dealt with responsibly. More »

The programme showed Hugh in Malaysia with mountains of plastics dumped there and not being recycled, which was shocking given that a lot of it was collected in the UK by local authorities whose residents would be expecting it to be recycled.

"Many of our residents would have seen this programme and will no doubt question where the plastics they present as part of our recycling collections actually end up," Head of Operational Services Adie Lowery said.

"Due to the quality of materials collected through our scheme, it is reassuring that all of our materials, apart from textiles, are processed into new products here in the UK. None are exported.

"Plastics are turned into flakes and made into new bottles by a British company based in Redcar; paper and card are processed at mills in Kings Lynn, Norfolk and Sittingbourne, Kent; and metals are processed in Derby, Darlington and Warrington.

"Textiles go to the Salvation Army. All of the good quality products are offered for sale in their charity shops. Any items that they are not able to sell in their shops are sold for reuse overseas. The need for pre-owned clothing in less affluent countries than the UK is significant. Items sold here in the UK make the best profit for the charity, which is the primary objective."

Cllr Andrew McPherson, Chair of SDDC's Environmental and Development Services Committee, said: "The Council has established a Corporate Environmental Sustainability Group which is looking at all aspects of our operations in terms of their impact on the environment. It is a very important issue to us.

"We are very pleased to be able to reassure those who live in South Derbyshire that everything they put into the recycling collections organised by the Council is handled responsibly.

"We ask that residents help us recycle as much as possible by making sure they put materials into the correct bins; recycling tips are available on our website for anyone who is not sure."

South Derbyshire District Council collects glass, plastics, paper, clothes, household textiles, shoes, handbags, food and garden waste for recycling and in 2018/19 recycled almost half of the total waste collected in the District. » Less

Safer Neighbourhood Event

Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:39 by Parish Clerk

Police In Swadlincote Join Forces With Partners To Show We Are Safer Together

Our Safer Neighbourhood team at Swadlincote is joining forces with partners to hold an event in the town centre.

The event is being held on The Delph on Thursday, June 27, where the team will be joined by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue, the Rural Crime Team, CVS Safer Home Scheme and South Derbyshire District Council's enforcement officer. More »

The event is part of the new 'Safer Together' campaign and will give residents the opportunity to meet their local officers, discuss policing issues in their neighbourhood, receive crime prevention advice and have their cycles security marked for free.

'Safer Together' marks new investment in the force that will see 120 new posts created working to improve police presence in neighbourhoods and bolster investigations.

The investment came after consultation with the public revealed they were willing to pay extra in council tax to fund an increase in police resources in neighbourhoods.

Recruitment to the new roles is under way with posts all due to be in place by the end of July.
Investment will also be put towards improving road safety and providing greater support to vulnerable people, including those in mental health crisis.

If you are not able the event but would still like to speak to your local policing team, you can make contact using any of the following non-emergency contact methods:

Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
Phone – call us on 101.

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Paul Cannon (Divisional Comms officer, Staff, South Division) » Less

Bloodstock Open Air 8th – 11th August 2019 Catton Park, Walton on Trent

Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:35 by Parish Clerk

Website: www.bloodstock.uk.com

Dear Resident/ Homeowner

25/6/19

Bloodstock Open Air 8th – 11th August 2019

Catton Park, Walton on Trent

It's that time of year again with the Bloodstock festival due to take place in a few weeks' time. For those of you who are not aware of Bloodstock, this will be our 14th year at Catton Park with a licenced capacity this year of 20,000 attendees, most of which camp for the weekend. More »

As always, we would like to provide you with some useful information to help you get through the festival weekend with as little disruption as possible.

The festival site build will commence on Wednesday 31st July and the site will be totally cleared by 18th August.

For the last couple of years, very little has changed. The campsite opens its doors to festival goers on Thursday 8th August. We have 4 stages at Bloodstock – The main outdoor stage which is the Ronnie James Dio stage opens at 10.30 am on Friday, The Sophie Lancaster Stage is situated inside a Big Top and opens Thursday evening at 17.00, The Hobgoblin Stage is our 3rd stage inside another Big Top which opens on Friday and the Jagermeister Acoustic stage is our fourth and smallest stage in the arena which also opens on Friday.

DATE

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MAIN ENTRANCE BOX OFFICE

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PUBLIC CARPARK TICKET OFFICE

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ARENA

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CAMPSITE

THURS 8th

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12:00 - 23:00

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12:00 – 23:00

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17:00 - 03:00

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24 HOURS

FRI 9TH

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10:00 - 22:00

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08:00 - 22:00

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10:00 - 03:00

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24 HOURS

SAT 10TH

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10.00 - 22.00

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08:00 - 22:00

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10:00 - 03:00

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24 HOURS

SUN 11TH

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10:00 - 20:00

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08:00 - 20:00

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10:00 - 03:00

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24 HOURS

MON 12TH

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CLOSED

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VACATE BY 13:00

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CLOSED

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VACATE BY 13:00

NOISE

Bloodstock is a rock and metal festival and is the largest festival in South Derbyshire... so it can get a little noisy at times!!

Leading up to and during the festival we will continually work closely with the District Council, and with a noise consulting agency, to ensure that all noise levels coming from the festival are within the legal limitations for the area. Professional noise checks will be carried out throughout the duration of the festival.

We intend to carry out a test of the sound system on Thursday 8th, to be overseen by the Environmental Health Departments' Pollution Control officer. This allows us to set levels in the Arena that will not impact unduly on the surrounding area.

It may help to bear in mind change in weather conditions can also effect noise levels slightly, therefore on one day you may hear very little if anything from the festival site and on another day you may think it's louder. Onsite noise levels will not have changed – low lying cloud and wind carries sound further than if it were a clear day with little or no wind at all.

SECURITY & CROWD MANAGEMENT

We continue to invest heavily in our security and crowd control operation and are once again employing the services of the UK's Industry award winning event security company SHOWSEC www.showsec.co.uk. We will also have patrolling police on site over the weekend although the crime rate at Bloodstock is very low.

SITE LAYOUT

The festival site will be a very similar layout to last year with the Public Car Park situated on the field directly across the road from the main Catton Hall building with the festival entrance approximately 900 metres down the road directly opposite the Round House. The VIP car parking will once again be in the field directly across the road from the production entrance. Campervans are also across the road to allow for extra camping on the fields that run along the river. The main pick up and drop off point for taxis and other vehicles is situated in the main public carpark.

TRAFFIC

Disruption to the road network is inevitable at certain times during the festival weekend. However, we go to great lengths to minimise this disruption as much as possible.

The road networks will be generally more congested leading up to and during the festival weekend than would normally be expected. Due to the fact that the majority of our festival goers camp for the whole weekend, the traffic coming to the festival from the morning of Thursday 8th will be the busiest.

All campers have to vacate the campsite by the afternoon of Monday 12th August. This means that the highest volume of traffic coming away from the festival can be expected between Sunday night and Monday morning.

Due to the traffic management measures on Chetwynd Bridge, we will be instigating additional measures in an attempt to alleviate the effect for both existing road users and our own event traffic. However, we have to prioritise the A38 and therefore local traffic on travelling northbound on the A513 to the A38 will experience delays and we would encourage those who can to use alternative routes especially during our peak traffic periods.

Once again this year there will be temporary public crossings with temporary traffic lights in place at 3 locations on the main Catton Road to allow festival goers to cross the road safely from the main public car park, the VIP car park and the campervan site. So please be conscious of the public crossings if travelling along the road from the A513 (A38). PLEASE NOTE –There will be a temporary speed restriction to 30mph on the main road along Catton Park and Catton Hall from Monday 5th to Monday 12th August.

Temporary road signs will be in place again this year directing all traffic away from the village to ensure as little disruption as possible during the festival weekend.

BLOODSTOCK & THE COMMUNITY

We would like to thank you for being supportive residents of the Bloodstock festival and hope that we can continue to work alongside you to maintain a good relationship for years to come.

CONTACT US

Should you have any questions about this year's festival, do not hesitate to contact me by email or call our head office.

During the festival weekend we have a 24 hour dedicated resident's phone line within our Event Control Office on site; this will be in operation between the following times: Thursday 8th August at 12 midday, until Monday 12th August at 12 midday.

Bloodstock Head Office - 01332 666370 (please use the residents line below during

festival Weekend)

Residents Onsite 24 hour Phone Line - 07486 117686 this will be activated at 12 midday on

Thursday 8th August 2019 through to 12

midday on Monday 12th August 2019

Yours sincerely

Rachael Greenfield

Festival Director

Email: rachael@bloodstock.uk.com » Less