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Castle Donington Parish Council

Serving the people of Castle Donington, Cavendish Bridge and Kings Mills

Clerk: Fiona Palmer
Parish Rooms , Hillside , Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2NH

Tel: 01332 810432

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The latest news from Castle Donington Parish Council.

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Thu, 17 Sep 2015
Castle Donington Surgery Patient Participation Group

Did you know?

  • The surgery has a website updated regularly – go to www.castledoningtonsurgery.co.uk
  • You can book appointments and order repeat prescriptions on line – register for these services at the surgery website;
  • You can book on the day afternoon appointments by calling the surgery in the morning – no need to wait until 2pm;
  • Valuable surgery updates are given in the surgery newsletter – go to the website to sign up and receive your copy;
  • PPG details, how to get in contact and tell us your views are on the surgery website.

It's Flu Vaccination Time! More »

Are you:

  • Aged 65 or over?
  • In an "at risk" group e.g. diabetes, OPD, heart disease, take immuno-suppression, pregnant, or a main carer?

Then call the surgery now to book your appointment for flu vaccine.

Unsure you're eligible for flu vaccine? Contact the surgery – 01332 856050.

Need more information about flu vaccination? Go to:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/flu-influenza-vaccine.aspx

CDPPG is voluntary group organised by a committee of patient, surgery and local pharmacy representatives. Our responsibility is to involve patients in relevant issues relating to services and to respond appropriately to patients' views and experiences. You can also contact the PPG in writing - CDPPG, c/o CD Parish Council, Parish Rooms, Hillside, Castle Donington DE74 2NH » Less

Wed, 22 Jul 2015
“Music in the Park” – 5 July 2015 – Spital Park, Castle Donington
“Music in the Park” – 5 July 2015 – Spital Park, Castle Donington

This year's Music in the Park, organised by the Castle Donington Parish Council, took place on 5 July 2015 with an extravaganza of music and entertainment at Spital Park, Castle Donington.

Quote: "Wow, what a fab event! Thanks to those who made it happen; it was a brilliant afternoon with "Lionel Vinyl" taking centre stage in his Retro 70's outfit and outrageous wit and humour engaging the audience of all ages in hilarious dance routines encouraging great community activity!"

"The dance floor was full with everyone learning new steps to dance along to!!!" More »

The Parish Council has worked on the success of previous years' events making this year's Music in the Park bigger and even better than before!!!

Quote: "The best community event in the area with a great atmosphere – second to none!"

The summer sunshine shone and people of all ages enjoyed a full afternoon's FREE entertainment in safe surroundings of lively and varied popular music. Over three thousand people set up camp, with tables, chairs and magnificent picnics, and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of music and entertainment

The afternoon started with local band Parker playing their favourites to an appreciative audience, swiftly followed by Gary Steeples – wow what talent! local band House Of Theives then took centre stage, followed by Atomic Jones – Tom Jones – tribute act, then local band Viynl 45 (rock and pop) and finally Rule the World – Take That – tribute act to finish the day!!!

All these acts were interspersed by Lionel waiving his magic wand!

Lionel promised to spend the afternoon helping the residents of Castle Donington learn to disco-dance as cheesy as he himself does and set about teaching the first four moves to the young children on the dance floor who lapped it all up.

The final act – Rule The World truly wowed the crowds and the event ended on a massive high. Many party-goers not actually wanting to leave until past all the cleaning was done!

A most spectacular finale to a wonderful sunny (plus a little liquid sunshine) and enjoyable afternoon – a real village community event.

The emphasis for the day was a free, fun, family afternoon with bands and music for all.

"Music in the Park" is major event in the Parish Council's yearly calendar. And the date has been set for the first Sunday in July 2016. Make sure you put it in your diary. AND Lionel has been BOOKED!!!

Thanks must go to the sponsors of the event without whose support the event wouldn't happen and in particular to Live Nation (the main sponsors), East Midlands Airport, Veolia Environmental Services.

Along with the wide variety of music, there was entertainment for the children, including a bouncy castle and slide, kiddies rides, circus skills, arts and crafts and a variety of local charities and groups who had stalls.

A big thank-you must go to the Fire and Rescue Service that put on a wonderful display with their brand new traffic driving simulator. The emphasis of their attendance was to show support to the local community and raise awareness of safety on the roads and in the area.

Well, it worked, - the summer sunshine was booked and 3000 local residents joined in the fun and frolics and enjoyed a fantastic FREE event for the community – a real "village green" afternoon.

Big thanks from the Parish Council to the volunteers who made the afternoon and without whose help these village events wouldn't happen.

Quote "An enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Congratulations to the Parish Council for arranging this free event for the residents of Castle Donington". » Less

Wed, 22 Jul 2015
Castle Donington Youth Activities Project
Castle Donington Youth Activities Project

As part of ongoing collaboration with partner agencies, the Parish Council has undertaken a project to provide Youth Facilities at one of its playing fields, Spital Park; this includes for a multi-use games area (MUGA) with a Play Innovation street snooker panel, outdoor gym equipment and zip wire!

Castle Donington Parish Council is proud to have been working closely with local Police, Youth Offending and Impact Teams, the District Council and Castle Donington College to provide much needed facilities for the young people, and not so young people, in CASTLE DONINGTON!! More »

Through consultation at various local events and school assemblies with the young people, it was evident there was a gap in provision to keep them gamely occupied; this was highlighted by the need to engage the Youth Offending Impact Team during 2014.

The young people have been closely involved in all stages of the project, and have fund-raised in their own right to the sum of £1,000 towards the facilities. The total project costs are circa £70,000 – this is includes CCTV for the protection of the young people and property and improved and new flood lighting.

The Parish Council has been lucky to have such a positive input from the partner agencies, which has allowed them to raise the necessary additional funding to bring the project to fruition in such a short time!

Funding has been obtained through:

  • Big Lottery Fund – £10,000
  • North West Leicestershire District Council – Twenty for Seven Awards scheme – £20,000
  • Leicestershire County Council – Community Shire Solutions – £2,500
  • Castle Donington College Youth Council – £1,000
  • Shortfall being met by the Parish Council Precept and Section 106 funding.

The Parish Council, in conjunction, with all these partner bodies organized an official opening event and activity day on 4 July 2015 including free ice creams and cans of pop for all attendees. Demonstrations were given by the local Bootcamp and Marco Boi from Play Innovation successfully led a group of young people, local residents and the Local Beat Team in a street snooker competition!

Representatives from all the grant giving bodies and local councils were there for the official opening with all the local school children being invited too.

It was a fantastically sunny day and great fun was had by all those who attended!!!

Shaun Ambrose-Jones, Chairman of Castle Donington Parish Council, said: "I'm immensely proud that Castle Donington Parish Council has been involved in this project. I'm also very pleased that the local school children raised money for it and felt involved from the start.

"But it would be remiss of me not to acknowledge that the idea and 90% of the work involved in bringing it to fruition has been done by two people – Castle Donington Parish Clerk, Fiona Palmer, and PCSO Kevin Bradley." » Less

Wed, 22 Jul 2015

General Practices have a responsibility to involve patients in relevant issues relating to surgery services and to respond appropriately to patients' views and experiences.

In May 2015 Castle Donington surgery set up a new Patient Participation Group. CDPPG is voluntary group organised by a committee of patient, surgery and local pharmacy representatives.

The objective of the new PPG is to give you... the patient... a single point of representative contact enabling you to support and improve our GP practice easily and confidentially through suggestions, comments and contributions. Patients can contact CDPPG confidentially in writing to either of the following addresses: More »

CD PPG CD PPG
Castle Donington Surgery or c/o CD Parish Council
53 Borough Street Parish Rooms
Castle Donington Hillside
DE74 2LB Castle Donington

DE74 2NH

All mail will be passed unopened to a PPG representative.

Alternatively, you can email using the link in the contacts section of the new PPG pages on the surgery website www.castledoningtonsurgery.co.uk. Emails are directed to the PPG only. Click on the section "Have your say – Patient Group" for more details about the group. » Less

Wed, 22 Jul 2015
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

Today, two million people are living with cancer in the UK, and around 300,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. More than one in three of us will get cancer at some stage in our lives, so it really does affect us all.

Macmillan wants to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer.

  • They are the nurses helping you through treatment.
  • The experts on the end of the phone.
  • The advisers telling people which benefits they are entitled to.
  • The volunteers giving people a hand with everyday things.
  • The campaigners pushing for better cancer care.
  • The fundraisers who make it all possible.

I am raising awareness and fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support through various activities in and around the Castle Donington area which started with a Pub Quiz at The Malt Shovel at Worthington, followed by a Tombola and Secret Auction for some very exclusive VIP Tickets donated by Donington Circuit, at the fabulously organised 'MUSIC IN THE PARK'. More »

I've been 'volunteered' to have my legs waxed by DM BEAUTY, Borough Street on 28th July in time for the final fundraising event, the 2015 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycle event on the 2nd August.

I am riding the Prudential London Surrey 100 as part of TEAM MACMILLAN because they are there to make sure people affected - and their families - get the support they need which is only possible by the donations by their amazing supporters.

Cancer is the toughest fight most of us ever face and despite the fact that it will affect nearly all of us in one way or another, it can still feel like the loneliest place.

NO ONE SHOULD FACE CANCER ALONE.

Please support me.

www.justgiving.com/kevbradley.

THANK YOU.

Kevin Bradley

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015
Music in the Park 2015
Music in the Park 2015

PRESS RELEASE

"Music in the Park" – 5 July 2015 – Spital Park, Castle Donington

Further information from the Clerk, Mrs F Palmer, the Parish Rooms, Hillside, Castle Donington, DE74 2NH. Phone 01332-810432 or email clerk@cdpc.org.uk

Preparation for this year's Music the Park is well underway and aims to be bigger and even better than before!!!

It will be held on Sunday, 5 July, starting at 12 noon, with an extravaganza of music and entertainment at Spital Park, Castle Donington.

The emphasis for the day is a fun, family afternoon with bands and music for all. The line-up for the day will include: Lionel Vinyl – back by popular demand; the well-known Parker (local band); Gary Steeples (Local Act); House of Thieves (Local Band) Vinyl 45 Band (local band) and two tribute acts –Atomic Jones (Tom Jones) and Rule The World (Take That) to finish the day!!! More »

Funded by Live Nation, the company which puts on the 'Download' event at Donington Park, this has become their way of saying thank you to the locals for putting up with the noise, extra traffic and people that their June event generates. The donation will bolster the money set aside by the Parish Council to put on an even better and more professional afternoon of entertainment.

Along with the wide variety of music, there will be entertainment for the children, including circus skills, a bouncy castle and slide, kiddies ride, face painting, sports mascots, sporting displays, Fire and Rescue displays, local charity stalls and vehicles from the Donington Park collection, etc, etc.

A small variety of refreshment outlets (BUT NO BAR) will be available for your enjoyment too. However – the main emphasis is "bring your own picnic". Come along with your own tables, chairs, picnics and drinks and set up for an afternoon of entertainment.

NO BARBEQUES are allowed anywhere

Come on let's book that summer sunshine and enjoy a FREE event for the community – book it in your diaries and make it a real, family, VILLAGE EVENT

Look out for the posters, and follow the signs (and noise!) and ENJOY.

See you there!!! » Less

Thu, 25 Jun 2015
Youth Activities Official Opening
Youth Activities Official Opening

Castle Donington Youth Activities Project – OFFICIAL OPENING

As part of ongoing collaboration with partner agencies, the Parish Council is happy to announce the "official opening" of the new Youth Facilities at Spital Park – multi use games area (MUGA), outdoor gym equipment and zip wire!

Castle Donington Parish Council is proud to have been working with local Police, Youth Offending and Impact Teams, NWLDC and Castle Donington College to provide much needed facilities for the young people, and not so young people, in CASTLE DONINGTON!! More »

Through consultation with the young people, it was evident there was a gap in provision to keep them gamely occupied; this was highlighted by the need to engage the Youth Offending Impact Team.

The young people have been closely involved in all stages of the project, and have fund raised in their own right the sum of £1,000 towards the facilities. The total project costs are circa £70,000 – this is includes CCTV for the protection of the young people and property.

The Parish Council has been lucky to have such a positive input from the partner agencies, which has allowed them to raise the necessary additional funding to bring the project to fruition in such a short time!

Funding has been obtained through the Big Lottery Fund - £10,000; NWLDC £20,000 for Seven Awards scheme - £20,000; LCC – Community Shire Solutions - £2,500, plus £1,000 from Castle Donington College Youth Council with the shortfall being met by the Parish Council Precept and Section 106 funding.

The Parish Council, in conjunction, with all these partner bodies is organizing a youth event for the official opening of the new facilities. This is to take place on Saturday 4 July 2015 between 10am and 2pm, with the official opening ceremony at approximately 10.30am.

Representatives from all the grant giving bodies and local councils will be there and all the young people in the surrounding area have also been invited.

There will be displays and instruction sessions on how to use all the facilities, in particular, the Street Snooker and gym equipment.

PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THE YOUNG PEOPLE

and see this wonderful new facility

SPITAL PARK

SATURDAY 4 JULY 2015

10AM – 2.00PM » Less

Wed, 24 Jun 2015
NEW Youth Activities Official Opening

NEW Youth Activities Official Opening

Saturday 4 July

10am-2pm

Spital Park Playing Field

Come and join in the fun and see how good partnership working is and what can be achieved!

Poster (PDF, 670 Kb)
Press Release (MS Word, 25 Kb)
Wed, 10 Jun 2015

If you have any questions about anything regarding the festival, please don't hesitate to contact us on: download.residents@livenation.co.uk

This email address is dedicated to Download residents, and a member of our team will come back to you as soon as they can.

If you have any problems or queries during the festival we have a dedicated residents phone line within our Event Control Office on the following number 020 3781 7255, which is in operation between the following times: Wednesday 10th June at 12pm until Monday 15th June at 12pm, 24 hours a day. More »

(Please be aware that this phone number will not be in use outside of the above dates)


Read more at :-http://downloadfestival.co.uk/info#rbiFYpDxQgl8sApU.99 » Less

Fri, 05 Jun 2015
Press Release - Donington Park - Road Closures

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE OF: VARIOUS ROADS IN CASTLE DONINGTON.

Leicestershire County Council has granted the temporary traffic regulation order for various roads in the Castle Donington area.

The schedule for the temporary traffic regulation order will be utilised as required to facilitate the traffic flow for the Download Event at Donington Park between 10th June 2015 and 15th June 2015.

The A453 between the road leading to Hill Top, Castle Donington and Melbourne Lane, Isley Walton will be closed on Sunday evening and Monday morning to relieve the congestion of traffic leaving DoningtonPark. More »

The closure of the A453 on Monday morning will come into effect from 9.00am.

Please see schedule for temporary traffic regulation orders effecting the network during the event.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leics Highways Tel: 0116 305 0001 » Less

Mon, 01 Jun 2015
Operation Tiger
Operation Tiger

On the morning of Friday 29th May NN43 Valley Beat Police team members PC914 Longden and PCSO6867 Bradley were at the bottom of village on Station Road pro-actively involved in Op TIGER checking, advising and the enforcing of commercial vehicles breaching the 7.5 Tonne weight restrictions entering Castle Donington.

Fri, 29 May 2015
Youth Activities
Youth Activities

Castle Donington School Council has presented to the Parish Council chairman, a thousand pounds that it had pledged by way of their contribution to this scheme. The young people are very enthusiastic to see the completed scheme and teachers are committed to bringing the students to see and use the facility during school time.

Discussions have been on-going with partners in terms of what else can be provided for the teenage children, in particular during the school holidays, similar to that already provided at the Castle Donington College for 5-11 year olds. After investigation, it is being proposed that a number of activity sessions could run at Spital Park pavilion/field and also enhanced age related activities at the college, e.g. supervised gym use, etc. The services can be bought in for a nominal cost to ensure that they happen; but they will then be charged out on the same basis as those offered for the younger children at the College, thus allowing any money received to be re-invested to provide additional services and activities for the young people. These additional age related activities will be advertised and promoted through the schools and various events, including Music in the Park. Questionnaires will be undertaken to try and find out other things that the young people may like to see. There are a number of taster sessions that can be bought in, including Segway's, interactive graffiti walls, climbing walls, beauty/pamper days, etc. These would incur a nominal cost, which is then recouped by charging out to the young people.

Fri, 29 May 2015
Youth Activities
Youth Activities

The work at Spital Park is going well. The equipment will be installed in the main by the end of this week. It will be kept fenced until some of the ground works have had chance to settle after reinstatement. The area will remain fenced off for a couple of weeks, perhaps.

Discussions have been taken with partners in terms of an official opening for the equipment. This is likely to be a "Young Persons Day" during the school holidays. Date to be confirmed, but likely to be sometime in August – Watch this space!

Fri, 29 May 2015
CASTLE DONINGTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Update: Library provision – Very successful consultation meeting held at the library with over 70 interested residents attending. Cllrs C Hills gave an update as to where the Parish Council is in terms of buying the building, setting up of the Charitable Incorporated Organisation and transfer of library provision to library group. The next stage was to get various information to the LCC so that they can make a decision to progress to the transfer of the library service. This was submitted by the deadline and we are currently waiting to hear back. The registration with the Charities Commission is to be submitted in the next few weeks and a meeting of the interested trustees is due to be held on 1 June. More »

Please feel to register your name if you are interested in being a library group member or just supporting the group in its work to retain this much needed and wanted service for the village.

HOT OFF OF THE PRESS

"The LCC Panel has now evaluated the updated information regarding the outline business plan. It will be recommending to cabinet on the 16th June to progress the development of the transition plan for the transfer of the Library service subject to all legal documentation being in place"

Indicative transfer date will be February 2016. Now the hard work begins!! » Less

Mon, 18 May 2015
Parish Council Election Results

Declaration of Results of Poll North West Leicestershire Electrion of Parish Councillors for Castle Donington - Central Ward

Castle Donington Central ward

Ambrose-Jones, Shaun - 683 (ELECTED)

Burton, Colin - 655 (ELECTED)

Daykin, Neil - 561 (ELECTED)

Nickless, Rebecca - 629 (ELECTED)

O'Dowd, Bernadette - 204

Roberts, Gary - 510 (ELECTED)

Turnout: 73.55%

Castle Ward and Park Ward were uncontested elections

Parish Councillors elected tor Castle Ward:

BARKER-LANE Mark Adam

HILLS Christopher Charles

SAFFELL Tony More »

SOWTER Angus Gordon

WINTLE Derek Henry

Parish Councillors elected for Park Ward:

DALBY Charles Gerald

ELSE Robert Arthur

SIZER Bob

STEWART Graham Simon » Less

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