Parish Council Newsletter - October 2017

On-Street Parking Complaints:  The Parish Council continues to receive many complaints regarding parking issues and several were again voiced at this month's Parish Meeting. The main responsibility for parking complaints falls with the CEOs, who work for Derbyshire County Council. They can enforce: waiting restrictions; loading restrictions; parking in front of dropped kerbs; disabled parking bays; double parking and other similar restrictions. Their website www.parksmarter.org.uk further details their powers and they can be contacted by email:
parking@derbyshire.gov.uk or by telephone: 01629 538671. The local Police only deal with more serious offences and our local area officers can be contacted by email: Kerry.Wallington-Waite.4469@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk or Sam.Archer.12804@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk or telephone: 101. There is the opportunity to meet the local Police Officers at Safer Neighbourhoods Meetings, which also have an open forum for the discussion of local issues. The next meeting is Tuesday October 10th at 6.15pm at Stenson Fields Primary School, Goathland Road, Derby DE24 3BW.

Derbyshire Gold Card Holders: 
Derbyshire County Council has asked us to highlight the need to check the validity dates on Gold Cards, as thousands are due to expire in the next few months. Existing Gold Card holders, who haven't received a new card, and whose card expires within the next two months are now urged to renew their cards online. This can be done at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/renewyourgoldcard If you have any problems local libraries are also able to offer help with renewing online.

New Litter Bins:  Further to the article in last month's Parish Magazine Ian order has now been placed for the installation of four new bins and they should shortly appear in the village. The Parish Council hopes that both residents and visitors will make use of the extra bins and that this will help to improve the appearance of our village.

Restoration of Repton Village Hall:  Parish Councillors decided to form a joint working group with some of the representatives of the Village Hall Management Committee to decide a way of holding a meaningful, open consultation with local residents regarding the possibility of the Parish Council raising a loan, to part fund the rebuilding of the Village Hall. It is important that the Parish Council is open and transparent regarding the details of this project and any plans for borrowing and the cost im-lications of loan repayments will be made available to residents at an early stage of the consultation. Further details will follow over the next few months.

Dog Fouling:  The Parish Council continues to receive complaints regarding dog fouling in Repton. South Derbyshire Dog Control Orders make it illegal for an owner not to pick up after their dog in all public open land in South Derbyshire. SDDC are also instructed to investigate all complaints about dog fouling and to act on any intelligence about possible offenders. Fines can be initially 80.00 and if the owner refuses to pay the fine, which can be issued 'on-the-spot', then the owner can be taken to court and fined up to 1,000.00. Any local incidents can be
reported to South Derbyshire District Council telephone: 01283 595795 or neighbourhood.wardens@south-derbys.gov.uk
 

 
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 Facebook.com, 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.
 

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