Welcome to the Burnaston Parish Council Website.
Burnaston Parish consists of two main settlements, Burnaston Village and Mickleover Country Park. The parish is also home to Toyota Manufacturing UK and a cluster of small businesses around Grassy Lane..
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Etwall cabinet 6 located on Etwall Lane, Burnaston will soon be live and accepting orders for fibre broadband. Digital Derbyshire anticipates service to be in the next 4-6 weeks. To assist and to ensure all is progressing well, an officer from Digital Derbyshire will be attending the next Parish Council meeting on 20th July to update the council.
Forthcoming charges at recycling centres
New House Farm Development - Phase One
Due to some of the poor weather we have been having lately and unexpected additional drainage works, the closure of Hospital Lane will remain in place for another week and won’t be taken down until the night of 10th March 2017. Bridgebank apologies for any inconvenience the extension of the road closure may cause.
The dates below have been received from Bridgebank (Contractor to Barratt Homes ) relating to the works on the S278 new traffic island being constructed on the A516.
Enabling works to install the contra flow– 10th January 2017
(A516 down to single carriageway each way)
A516 contraflow in place and on/off slip roads closed on the westbound carriageway and 40mph speed restriction - 16th January 2017
(includes some night closure to facilitate traffic management being put in place/ moved)
A516 contraflow switched to westbound carriageway and newly formed roundabout – 3rd March 2017
(access to and from hospital lane and A516 restored)
All works bar the final surfacing to the island complete – w/c 29th May 2017
Final surfacing complete – End of June 2017
(a series of night closures at the request of DCC)
These are dates that the contractors are working to and where possible, the aim is to reduce the time scales. In light of the time of year, all parties are raising the need to be mindful that weather and technical issues may arise which could potentially cause a delay. As time goes on, the Parish Council is expecting to receive detailed updates and to be advised of any variances to the above timeframe; which will be posted onto the website.
Burnaston Parish Council wishes to gauge interest in the parish to the possibility of staging an arts festival in Burnaston next summer, possibly around the 17/18th of July. It could involve any aspect of the arts: painting, pottery, crafts, films, theatre, music, book readings and projects for youngsters at Etwall Primary School and the art department at John Port School. We have spoken to a group called "People Express" who are based at the Pottery Museum in Swadlincote. They have supported successful festivals in Melbourne, Swadlincote and South Derbyshire villages over many years and have numerous contacts who can help us perhaps by running workshops or organizing projects in local schools. They can also help us to apply for funding if there is sufficient interest.
It is a "blank canvas" at present but if successful, could become an annual event and include Etwall and Eggington in future years. We need a steering group of around five enthusiastic volunteers to kick-start the project. They may have had experience of similar festivals elsewhere or have a particular interest which they want to see developed, but no qualifications are necessary apart from enthusiasm! As it is a parish-wide endeavour, interest from the Mickleover Country Park area would be very welcome.
If anyone is interested, we would be glad to hear from them via this website e-mail address. The application for funding would go in in January, so can I ask for expressions of interest to reach the Parish Council before Christmas.
Green Dog Walkers Pledge
South Derbyshire District Council (SDDC) is aware of the unpleasant behaviour of some dog owners, that being of failing to pick up their dog's mess. Burnaston PC is also aware of the problem, particularly around Mickleover Country Park, and supports initiatives which attempts to solve this problem.
The scheme seeks the support of responsible dog owners to join in the campaign; a form (download link below) can be completed and sent to SDDC.
The Parish Council would like to thank all those who are responsible pet owners and to anyone who participates in the scheme.>>> Pledge Acceptance Download <<<
Incidents of fly-tipping increased across the UK by 20% last year, but South Derbyshire has bucked this trend and incidents decreased by 3% in 2013/14. This is the seventh consecutive year that incidents have reduced in the District.
However, even one incident is one too many. The Councils Clean Team try to ensure the swift removal of fly-tipped waste to prevent it being added to. Our Safer Neighbourhood Wardens investigate incidents to track down those responsible as well as using surveillance cameras and warning signs at fly-tipping hot-spots to tackle the problem.
But the problem will continue if residents and businesses are not alert to the risks of illegal waste operators. Council officers have come across a number of recent incidents where residents have been approached by people claiming to be legitimate waste carriers with an offer to remove waste on the cheap. After the money has been paid and the waste taken away it has then been fly-tipped and when the incidents have then been investigated, officers have traced the waste back to the householder who have not got a record of who took their waste. In these cases the householders have broken the law by not making sure that their waste has been taken by a legitimate operator.
To stop this happening, environmental regulators give the following advice;
Never accept an offer from someone you don’t know to dispose of waste for payment.
If you are approached then pass details onto the Councils Safer Neighbourhood Wardens who can investigate if they are a registered waste carrier. To carry out a search they need to know the name of the business or individual who approached you and the registration number of their vehicle.
The Safer Neighbourhood Wardens can be contacted on 01283 595795.