Winter dawn, Burley Lane
Winter window boxes, Village Hall
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of your local community. Their work falls into three main categories:
• Delivery of services
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• Give communities a democratic voice
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Many you will see day-to-day, but some are less known. These include
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work); or live within three miles of the local council boundary
Posted: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 17:49 by Parish Clerk
There was a shed break-in on the lower part of Church Road / Brook Close on Tuesday, probably early evening. Fortunately nothing was taken but there was damage to the shed. In this case nothing was taken as the more valuable items were chained and tamper proof hinges had been used. There is a lesson for us all there. Also if anyone in that area saw anything suspicious particularly around 16:30 hours on Tuesday please phone 101. More »
Please consider joining the Quarndon Neighbourhood Watch scheme. For details see www.quarndon-pc.gov.uk/neighbourhood-watch » Less
Posted: Thu, 16 Mar 2023 18:04 by Matthew Pitt
Allestree Park Fence meeting on 1st March
Allestree Park Rewilding update
Quarndon residents living on the perimeter of Allestree Park received a leaflet some weeks ago saying that work would start soon on a fence as part of Allestree Park rewilding. Recently a Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (DWT) contractor was seen working on clearing scrub on the Park near Burley Lane. He explained that the work was to prepare for the new perimeter fence as part of the DWT scheme to put more cattle in the Park. People in both Allestree and Quarndon were very concerned. At short notice Derby City Council arranged a meeting about this proposed fence at Woodlands School on 1st March. More »
The meeting in Woodlands School hall was packed! Steve Hassall (Allestree Councillor) chaired a rather rowdy meeting - lots of people wanted to speak and/or butted in so Steve had to be very firm that only one person could speak at once. The meeting started with brief updates from DWT and Derby City Council about what is being proposed - a perimeter barbed wire fence as a final barrier and varying 'virtual' areas within the 'golf course' for cattle wearing collars to prevent them straying outside these areas. The purpose of the cattle grazing was to prepare the ground for more biodiversity. DWT claimed to have consulted widely but very few of the audience had been involved. It was clear that DWT had not consulted nor communicated before starting work.
The majority of questions and comments concerned dog walking on the park and its interaction with cows and fences. There was considerable worry about the barbed wire fence itself - ugly, intrusive and potentially dangerous.
Results from meeting
1. DWT admitted that they have made a serious error in rushing the work without proper consultation.
2. No further work will go ahead on fencing until full consultation has taken place. The whole plan could be drastically altered.
3. DWT will focus on improved communication/consultation and will hold further meetings and visits over the next few months.
4. Allestree Park Masterplan expected later this year.
News and notice of any events relating to the rewilding will be put on the QPC website. If you have new information then please email firstname.lastname@example.org » Less
Posted: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 12:33 by Matthew Pitt