Parish Council Newsletter - July 2017

South Derbyshire District Council have issued a recycling rallying call to ensure that the right materials go in the right bins! Unfortunately they still encounter a number of cases of contamination, in green bins in particular, which can lead to rejected loads and waste being sent to landfill. Egg boxes are made from low- grade fibre and glue or foam, meaning they cannot be recycled with cardboard and therefore, need to go in the black bin. Black food trays, for example used in microwaveable meals, contain certain dyes and also cannot be recycled, whilst the plastic sweet tubs - Celebrations, Roses etc, are unsuitable for recycling too. Further information can be found on the Council's website:
New Parish Council Chairman:  At the recent Annual General Meeting Trevor Skeith was elected as Chairman of the Parish Council. Trevor brings a wealth of knowledge to the role and the Councillors wish him well in the year ahead. The Parish Council had previously decided that the role of Chairman should be rotated annually between the Councillors.

Summer Activities at The Mitre Field:  The Parish Council is pleased to announce the following activities which will take place during the school summer holidays. These are free of charge for all local young people, as they are funded by the Parish Council.

Tuesday 1st August 2.00 - 4.00pm Adventure Mobile
Friday 11th August 1.00 - 4.00pm Big Fun Friday
Tuesday 15th August 2.00 - 4.00pm Play Mobile
Tuesday 22nd August 2.00 - 4.00pm Sports Mobile

The Adventure Mobile is aimed at 5-16 year olds and will include the Laser Combat Arena and the new Inflatable Mountain Climb. There will also be Soft Archery, Rounders and Circus Skills. Big Fun Friday is an extended session and will include many different activities including the Inflatable Mountain Climb. The Play Mobile offers a range of play and craft activities - bouncy castle, space hoppers, sack races etc. and is aimed at 5 - 12 year olds. The Sport Mobile activity contains a range of sporting equipment - football, cricket etc. All the activities do, however, require fine weather! Under 8's should have a responsible adult with them at all times. We hope that these activities will provide fun and enjoyment during the school summer holidays!

Allotments:  We currently have at least one plot available for rent at Monsom Lane allotments and subsequently a waiting list will be maintained in the Parish Council office. Should you be interested please contact me, the rents are extremely reasonable and hopefully the summer will be warm and sunny!

Facebook Page:  Repton Parish Council has a Facebook page to give everyone up to date information on a wide variety of subject such as local roadworks, police notifications, council consultations, neighbourhood meetings and all other topics of general interest. You do not have to be a Facebook user to view the page, just visit, click Pages and type Repton Parish Council; alternatively follow the link from the parish council website.  If you think the Facebook page is useful and ought to be encouraged please give it your seal of approval by 'liking' the page.