Quarndon Village

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Clerk: Laura Storey
PO Box 8108, Derby DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

  • Our Parish Council meetings are held in the village hall.

Quarndon Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Quarndon a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

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Quarndon Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Quarndon Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Quarndon Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Posted: Wed, 22 May 2019 12:43 by Laura Storey

Quarndon Neighbourhood Plan Accepted

Quarndon Neighbourhood Plan Accepted

Amber Valley have made the decision to accept the recommendations of the Examiner and to agree that Quarndon's Neighbourhood Plan, as amended by the Examiner, meets the conditions set down. More »

The decision was also made to hold a referendum on 27 June. » Less

Posted: Mon, 13 May 2019 19:11 by Clare Turner

‘There’s no such thing as the dog poo fairy’

As summer approaches, more of us will be enjoying a walk along the many footpaths that weave their pleasant way through Quarndon Parish. Our dogs love a walk too, which is why Quarndon Parish Council provides free dog mess bags so the poo can be collected, bagged up, thrown away in a litter bin or taken home for disposal. More »

Dispensers are located at: Village Hall, Woodlands Lane (Footpath 3), The Common next to the Cricket Club, Church Road opposite Vine Cottages below The Joiners Arms (Bridleway 13), Church Road opposite Barn Close (Footpath 11) and at the top end of Montpelier.

And waste bins are located at: Village Hall Car Park, Bus shelter outside Village Hall, The Common next to the Cricket Club Ground, Church Road next to The Joiners Pub, Church Road at the bus stop next to Barn Close, Church Road at the school entrance, Montpelier junction with Burley Lane, top end of Montpelier and on Footpath 6 half way between Montpelier and Bunkers Hill.

Most walkers conscientiously clean up after their dog in Quarndon, but filled poo bags are still found by the side of footpaths and tracks. Worse still some dog mess is left where it falls. It could be trodden on or even accidentally touched by both adults and children.

Dog mess on the sole of your shoe is one thing – it can smell horrible and make its unwelcome mark in your home. The real danger, however, is to our health. Dog mess can contain the eggs of the roundworm (toxocara canis) if the animal has not been regularly dewormed. Roundworm eggs become infectious after three weeks and can stay like this for up to two years. There are at least 100 cases of toxocariasis diagnosed in the UK annually. Who wants to risk the chance of aches, nausea, dizziness, and, in extreme cases, even blindness on a country walk, when it's easy to bag and bin the poo?

Amber Valley Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council both have helpful information on their websites about dealing with dog fouling, and Keep Britain Tidy reminds us that 'There is no such thing as the dog poo fairy'.

Derbyshire County Council: https://apps.derbyshire.gov.uk/applications/formBuilder/yuk/8D8EC81B-D9D7-4295-A3E7-ABBAF12FB1AC

Amber Valley Borough Council: https://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/environment/dog-control/dog-fouling/

Keep Britain Tidy: https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/local-authorities/reduce-litter/dog-fouling/solutions/dog-poo-fairy » Less

Posted: Sat, 11 May 2019 09:44 by Clare Turner