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Middleton Parish Council – February Report

Vacancies, Caretaker Vacancy Extended, Middleton Memorial, Elections, Recycling Information,Drive Appropriately, Park Considerately

Vacancies

The Parish Council currently vacancies for three councillors. If you would like to discuss the role or to considered for co-option please contact the Parish Clerk.

Caretaker Vacancy Extended

There is a vacancy for a part time seasonal caretaker commencing 15th April 2019. Work involved includes strimming, mowing, litter picking, general maintenance, footpath clearance and sweeping, bulb/flower planting. Closing date is 9am Thursday 28th March 2019 and interviews will take place on the evening of Monday 8th April 2019. £8.36/hour. Job share considered. Apply to John Rowe the Parish Clerk clerk@middletonbywirksworth-pc.gov.uk Telephone 07717137526. Write to Middleton Parish Council, 1 Devonshire Villas, Upperwood Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PD. More »

Middleton Memorial

The layout of the memorial was agreed at the February meeting. The names will be listed under three headings on two panels, one on either side of the central stone marking the centenary of the end of the First World War. The headings are "1914-1918 Those connected with Middleton who died", "1914-1918 Those who served" and "1939-1945 Those who died".

Elections

Parish and District Elections are to be held on Thursday 2nd May 2019. Information, including nomination packs, are available at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/elections2019 or telephone DDDC on 01629 761 300.

Recycling Information

If you need information about what can and can't be recycled take a look at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/waste . Alternatively, if you need advice, call the experts at Derbyshire Dales District Council on 01629 761 122.

Drive Appropriately, Park Considerately

The Safer Neighbourhood Team's PC Pat Squires and PCSO Spencer Nixon attended the February meeting of the Parish Council at which a Community Speedwatch was requested as one measure to help address vehicles travelling at inappropriate speeds through the village. DCC are to be asked to undertake traffic monitoring, remove the markings from a redundant disabled parking bay on Main Street. Some white-lining is also to be undertaken, at which time it is hoped that markings at the bus turning area will be reinstated. Irrespective of the work being done the message remains "drive appropriately, park considerately."

Next Meetings

The next scheduled meetings are:

  • 6.30pm Monday 11th March 2019
  • 6.30pm Monday 8th April 2019 Annual Parish Meeting (The "Annual Assembly Meeting" of the Parish, not a meeting of the Parish Council)
  • 6.45pm Monday 8th April 2019
  • 6.30pm Monday 13th May 2019 Annual Meeting

Middleton Parish Council meets in the Committee Room of the Village Hall at 6.30pm on the second Monday of the month (except August). Members of the public are welcome to attend and may make representations during Public Speaking. You may stay for as much of the meeting you wish although on rare occasions some items may be held in exclusion of the public and press.

For general enquiries email John Rowe, Parish Clerk, clerk@middletonbywirksworth-pc.gov.uk Telephone 07717137526. Write to Middleton Parish Council, 1 Devonshire Villas, Upperwood Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PD. » Less

Posted: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:19 by John Rowe

Middleton Parish Council – January Report

Vacancies, Co-option update, Precept, District and Parish Council Elections, Middleton Memorial

Vacancies

The Parish Council currently vacancies for three councillors. If you would like to discuss the role or to considered for co-option please contact the Parish Clerk.

We also have a vacancy for a part time seasonal caretaker commencing 1st April 2019. Work involved includes strimming, mowing, litter picking, general maintenance, footpath clearance and sweeping, bulb/flower planting. Closing date is 9am Thursday 28th February 2019 and interviews will take place on the evening of 11th March 2019. £8.36/hour. Job share considered. More »

Co-option update

We welcome a new member to the Council Cllr Tina Hymas Taylor who was co-opted at a meeting held on 14th January 2019. We wish her every success in her new role.

Precept

January is traditionally the month that the Council considers budgets for the next financial year and decides the precept. Following detailed analysis and careful consideration, Middleton Parish Council's precept has been set at £12,800 which represents a "band D equivalent" increase of 4%.

District and Parish Council Elections - 2nd May 2019

Election Day for District and Parish Councils is Thursday 2nd May 2019 with all seats up for election. Derbyshire Dales District Council is arranging a briefing for prospective candidates at Matlock Town Hall at 6pm on Tuesday 19th February 2019; and is open to anyone interested. There will be a further briefing for confirmed candidates (and their agents) on Tuesday 9th April 2019 also at 6pm at Matlock Town Hall where election "do's and don'ts" and details of the counting arrangements will be covered.

The Returning Officer will accept nominations at Matlock Town Hall

18 March – 3 April (between 10am and 4pm)

At the Agricultural Business Centre Bakewell

Friday 22 March – 2pm – 4pm

Monday 25 March – 10am – 12 noon

At Ashbourne Town Hall

Friday 22 March – 10 am – 12 noon

Monday 25 March – 2pm – 4pm

Whilst not mandatory, candidates are strongly advised to make an appointment during the above times, by calling 01629 761335, to avoid delay and to allow the Returning Officer and her staff to carry out an informal check of the nomination so that any errors or omissions can be rectified prior to formal submission.

Middleton Memorial

Two quotations were received for the construction of the Middleton Memorial and L Petts was appointed as the contractor for the works.

Next Meetings

The next scheduled meetings are:

  • 6.30pm Monday 11th February 2019
  • 6.30pm Monday 11th March 2019
  • 6.30pm Monday 8th April 2019 Annual Parish Meeting (which is not a meeting of the Parish Council)
  • 6.45pm Monday 8th April 2019

Unless otherwise stated Middleton Parish Council meets in the Committee Room of the Village Hall at 6.30pm on the second Monday of the month (except August). Members of the public are welcome to attend and may make representations during Public Speaking. You may stay for as much of the meeting you wish although on rare occasions some items may be held in exclusion of the public and press. A wide range of information including agendas, minutes and supporting documents is published on our website at www.middletonbywirksworth-pc.gov.uk. Email John Rowe the Parish Clerk clerk@middletonbywirksworth-pc.gov.uk Telephone 07717137526. Write to: Middleton Parish Council, 1 Devonshire Villas, Upperwood Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PD. » Less

Posted: Sat, 09 Feb 2019 19:28 by John Rowe

New national campaign aims to get more people into adult social care

New national campaign aims to get more people into adult social care

If you've ever thought about a job in adult care, but never acted on it, then now is the time.

A new national campaign – Every Day is Different - is launching this month and it aims to encourage more people to take up a career in care.

In adult social care, no two days are the same – you could be supporting people of all ages, with different abilities and needs. But whatever the role, you'll be making a real difference to people's lives. More »

The Every Day is Different campaign offers lots of information about the types of jobs available in care, the skills you'll need and links to job opportunities in your local area.

You can find out more about the campaign at www.everydayisdifferent.com or by visiting the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/everydayisdifferent

You can also search for Derbyshire care jobs on the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website here www.joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/jobs-and-careers

For information about care jobs with Derbyshire County Council visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/makeadifference » Less

Posted: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 17:49 by John Rowe