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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


The latest news from Castle Donington Parish Council.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014
Grass Cutting – Leicestershire County Council Consultation

Grass Cutting – Leicestershire County Council Consultation

LCC is currently undertaking consultation in respect of the urban grass mowing in the whole of the County.

The current contract for mowing will come to an end in October 2014 and parishes now have an opportunity to improve the standard of mowing within the urban areas of their villages and towns.

Going forward, LCC is to undertake 5 cuts per year (guaranteed 2015) (cutting dates will be on the LCC website: www.leics.gov.uk/grasscutting); the statutory minimum cuts are only 3 per year. More »

LCC is offering 1.4 pence per square metre per cut! This is currently the level that LCC is paying for the existing contract with LaFarge Tarmac.

LCC will not undertake extra cuts above the proposed 5, even if the Parish Council paid for them!

The Parish Council has "expressed an interest" in taking on the mowing of the urban areas (approx. 23,000 sq metres) within Castle Donington (which is any highway verge 30/40mph) from the LCC. This will allow for them to be maintained to the same high standard that is seen currently on Parish Council owned land (which benefits from fortnightly mowing throughout the season from March to October). Obviously there will be a cost implication to increase the standard of maintenance and this is something that has yet to be agreed upon.

The cost of the additional mowing (circa 4p per sq metre) has yet to be confirmed or finalised as it depends on how much of this additional work the Parish Council decides to take on.

There are a number of scenarios to achieve the high standard of grounds maintenance that is expected for "our village" and the Parish Council would welcome your comments in respect of this matter by 20 September 2014. » Less

Thu, 28 Aug 2014
Donington Dash

Buy your entry for the first ever Donington Dash 10k on Sunday 21st September 2014. Starting at 11am this event is being held to raise money for a 3rd Defibrillator for Castle Donington. This one will be installed on the pavilion at Spital Park. Hosted by Fast and Fresh and MC_PT on behalf of the Castle Donington Community 1st Responders and the defibrillator fund.

The route takes you round the Airport trail, through woodlands, parkland and meadows. Past native trees such as Oak, Ash, Hawthorn and Dogwood. More »

Click here to buy your entry http://doningtondash.wordpress.com/. Online entry only. Entries will close at 2359 on the 15th Sept.

There are unique pieces of art along the trail, information boards explaining the wildlife in the area and the chance to glimpse bat boxes and hedgehog hotels.

A flat fast course with some long downhill stretches. 95% traffic free. » Less

poster (PNG, 155 Kb, 768x1066)
Thu, 14 Aug 2014
Donington Park event

Sidewinder music event

The Parish Council has been advised of this event.

Please see link to NWLDC and Donington Park website regarding information or in the case of needing to complain.




Mon, 11 Aug 2014
  • Do you have a new and exciting project that will make a huge difference to your community?
  • Does it have that creative 'wow' factor that will make people want to know more?
  • This is your chance to win £20,000 for your local project within North West Leicestershire – and applications are open now.

North West Leicestershire District Council are launching the '£20,000-for-seven' campaign as part of their empowering communities agenda. In a competition that will be decided by a public vote, £20,000 is available in each of seven distinct areas of the district. Voters will get to choose one project in each of the seven areas as their favourite. A further seven pots of £10,000 are available for smaller projects district-wide. More »

Applications for '£20,000-for-seven' funding can be made until Monday 29 September.

A drop-in briefing session for community groups and organisations will take place at the Council Offices in Coalville on:

Tuesday 19 August - 3pm to 7pm
Thursday 11 September - 3pm to 7pm.

You do not have to book to attend.

If you are intending to come along please drop us an email to twentyforseven@nwleicestershire.gov.uk so that we have an idea of numbers.

For more information about £20,000-for-seven and to apply for your community project, visit www.nwleics.gov.uk/twentyforseven » Less

Thu, 10 Jul 2014
Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Thu, 03 Jul 2014
Castle Donington Volunteer Centre

Castle Donington Volunteer Centre will be holding their Annual General & Special Meeting on Monday 21st July 2014.

This meeting will see the centre officially closing as an unincorporated charity and opening the charity as a charitable incorporated organisation, which will enable them to provide a better internal structure to operate from, along with other benefits for the organisation.

Anyone wishing to attend or obtain further information should contact Julia Burkin on 01332 850826 or email info@cdvc.org.uk.

Thu, 19 Jun 2014
Music in the Park

Music in the Park

Spital Park Playing Fields

6 July 2014

12 noon - 7.00pm

Poster (PDF, 630 Kb)
Press Release (MS Word, 26 Kb)
Wed, 11 Jun 2014

Please find attached a link to the "Download Local Residents Help Guide" from their official website as we have been asked several questions regarding Download already today.

E-mail address is download.residents@livenation.co.uk and telephone number is 0845 036 0470 which is open 24 hours a day between today Wednesday 11 June 12.00pm and Monday 16 June 12.00pm.


In addition the NWLDC telephone number is 01530 454789.


Fri, 09 May 2014 3:00pm

Mediaeval May Market

Fri, 09 May 2014



Fri, 09 May 2014

Historic Car Festival Cavalcade

Saturday 3 May 2014

Castle Donington Parish Council, in conjunction with Donington Park, organised a parade of Historic Cars around the village centre

What a fab evening

See Press Release (link above) - AboutmyareaDE74

Fri, 09 May 2014

Historic Car Festival Cavalcade photos

Fri, 09 May 2014
East Midland Gateway Public Consultation

East Midland Gateway Public Consultation

Monday 19 May 2.30pm-7.30pm at the Donington Manor Hotel

letter re event (PDF, 120 Kb)
Thu, 13 Mar 2014

Precept information 2014-15

Information and facts about the Precept

Press Release (MS Word, 31 Kb)
Precept figures (MS Excel, 75 Kb)
Tue, 04 Mar 2014
Easy Movers Exercise Group

Chari based Exercise Group being organsied by the Volunteer Centre and NWLDC

See attached poster

Starts 10 March 2014

Easy Movers (PDF, 156 Kb)
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