Turnditch & Windley Parish Council

Serving the people of Turnditch & Windley

Clerk RFO: Laura Storey
P O Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

WELCOME

We are delighted to introduce you to the Turnditch & Windley Parish Council website and to our beautiful Parish. Whether you are a resident, visitor or potential business, the web site's intention is to provide a welter of information about the Parish and the Parish Council - all with the aim of making the Parish a better place to live, visit or work. The site will be developed continuously and we invite all residents, at the onset, to contribute to its future content.

It's for everyone…

We want the Parish to thrive and so drawing together all parts of the community is one of the Parish Council's primary concerns. Our web site covers both Turnditch & Windley. Wherever you live, our aim is to ensure that the Parish Council represents you fully.

…and for visitors, too.

We warmly invite you to browse the site, whether for future Council meetings dates, information on who is on the Council, the latest planning information, both within the Parish and Amber Valley as a whole, or what's on in the Parish.

Turnditch & Windley Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Turnditch & Windley a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our Directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Turnditch is a hillside village that lies on the A517 Belper to Ashbourne road on its steep climb out of the Ecclesbourne valley.

Before it was turnpiked in 1764 this road, the A517, which crosses the Ecclesbourne at the foot of the hill below the Cross Keys pub, was a track through the Duffield Firth, a former Royal hunting forest which consisted of dense woodland in places interspersed with stretches of sweeping open countryside where most of the farms now sit.

The long, low aisless Turnditch Church of All Saints was built in the 13th century as a chapel of ease to Duffield and to serve forest officials and the few other inhabitants in that part of the forest. It has been enlarged over the years, most notably by Giles and Brookhouse of Derby, in 1882-84 when they gave it a new chancel. The date 1630, cut into a massive stone lintel above a door on the south side presumably commemorates an earlier extension.

The first pupils entered Turnditch National school in 1846, which has been much altered over the last 150 years, enhanched in appearance by the school clock built over the school porch by John Smith of Derby, probably around 1905. The pupils from the nearby rural village of Windley also attend the school.

Latest News

MESSAGE TO DERBYSHIRE RESIDENTS FROM DERBYSHIRE’S PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR

Posted: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 16:51 by Laura Storey

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30 October 2020

Urgent information for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils – please share widely. Thank you

MESSAGE TO DERBYSHIRE RESIDENTS FROM DERBYSHIRE'S PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR

Hello, I'm Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health for Derbyshire.

It's my job to protect the health of Derbyshire people and a huge part of mine, and my team's work, is to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in our communities. More »

Despite all of our best efforts in sticking to the rules and doing the right thing, confirmed cases continue to rise across the county as they are nationally.

From tomorrow, the whole of Derbyshire will be placed on the Government's tier 2 'high' Covid alert and I'm urging everyone in your community to follow the tighter 'lockdown' rules to help avoid the county being moved to the even higher tier 3 level.

As well as following the national guidance to wash hands, make space and cover your face, the following Government restrictions will be in place:

  • people shouldn't mix indoors with anyone who isn't in their household or support bubble – whether at home, someone else's home, pubs, restaurants, hotels or other hospitality venues, leisure venues or shops
  • outdoors, people should stick to the rule of 6, including children.
  • if going on holiday, this should only be with the people they live with or that are in their support bubble
  • family and friends can provide informal childcare as part of a childcare bubble - the bubble is limited to two households only so that informal childcare is provided by the same carers each time
  • people can only visit care homes in exceptional circumstances
  • all businesses, leisure facilities and other places which are allowed to open by law can remain open providing they meet COVID-19 secure guidance
  • pubs, bars restaurants and other hospitality venues close at 10pm - drive-through services, click and collect and delivery services can continue after 10pm

I realise that these extra restrictions will be frustrating but if anyone is under the illusion that they're not at risk, I'm afraid they're wrong. You only have to look at what's happening over the border in places like Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham to know that this isn't over.

I'd like to ask you all to summon your famous Derbyshire spirit and follow this guidance to keep yourself and your loved ones safe – particularly as we're seeing a lot of community transmission.

Test and Trace data should continue to be collected in venues such as pubs, restaurants and cafes.

And for parents and carers it also means making sure teenagers and young people are following the rules as they can pass the virus on to elderly or vulnerable relatives.

We all have a duty to do what we can to stop the spread of this contagious virus so our children can keep on learning, for example, and to protect our health and care staff looking after vulnerable people and ensuring people can still access routine or vital hospital treatment.

I'm really proud of the way our communities have supported each other through this epidemic but we simply cannot afford to take our eye off the ball.

You can find out more about the restrictions or to sign up for coronavirus news, guidance and support for your area at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/covidmeasures

Visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coronaviruscases for more information about cases in Derbyshire and for information on how to stay safe go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

Thanks for your time – let's Do this for Derbyshire.

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Derbyshire Flood Resilience Grant

Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 10:00 by Laura Storey

Derbyshire Flood Resilience Grant

If you were affected by the floods in November 2019, either at your home or your business, there is a new grant scheme that could help you.

Flood-hit homes and businesses will be able to receive up to £5,000 to help protect them from future flooding.

The government grants, which will be made available through local authorities, will help homes and businesses to become more resilient to flooding by helping to pay for a range of property improvements. The funding will go towards the additional costs of installing fittings and materials that increase resistance to damage from water in the future, such as putting in flood doors and raising electrics off ground level. More »

The grants will be open to homes and businesses that have been seriously affected by flooding in autumn 2019, including communities in Amber Valley some of which experienced a month's worth of rain in a single day during the week in November.

To be eligible, Amber Valley properties and business must have been severely damaged by flooding on the following dates

  • Between 7 and 18 November 2019 in the Derbyshire Dales, Amber Valley, Chesterfield or South Derbyshire districts

It offers flood-hit homes and businesses up to £5,000 (including VAT) to make changes to properties to reduce the flood risk to them in the future and make them more resilient.

The money is to fund the additional cost, over the costs of a standard property repair, using materials which are more resistant and resilient to damage from flooding. For example, it might offer help to move electrical sockets from the bottom of the wall to higher up the wall, or provide flood doors to reduce the risk of water entering the property.

Applications close on 31st October 2020; apply urgently so that you don't miss out.

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A message to Town and Parish Councils from Derbyshire County Council

Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:04 by Laura Storey

You may be aware that the Government is expected to release plans for council reorganisation in the coming weeks and, as you would expect, significant work has been taking place in Derbyshire for some time to prepare.

We are wholly focused on achieving the best possible results for Derbyshire's people, communities and businesses. It is vital that Derbyshire and the wider East Midlands region does not miss the opportunity to get our fair share of funding and is at the front of the queue for much-needed investment. Staying as we are, in traditional structures, is not an option. More »

We have been working closely with our district and borough council partners on a new way of working together called Vision Derbyshire. We want this to continue and it is our preferred route to getting a deal with Government. We do, however, need to prepare for every eventuality.

If the Vision Derbyshire approach does not meet the Government's requirements, or all of the councils involved cannot agree to the changes that must happen in terms of governance, then the county council will have to explore the possibility of creating a unitary council to keep the historic county of Derbyshire together. Alongside this, we also intend to be part of a bid to establish an East Midlands Combined Authority to support recovery, resilience and prosperity in the region.

Special Council and Full Council papers to this effect will be released this afternoon on the Derbyshire County Council website. Clearly there is a long way to go before any change takes place and we won't know our direction until after the Government has released more information over the coming weeks.

If we do not act decisively now we will likely miss the once in a generation opportunities before us and may have no say in what happens to our county and how it is governed. We, as local authorities in Derbyshire, need to be masters of our own future for the good of the residents and communities we work alongside.

We will keep you up to date on progress through our website and regular communication channels. » Less