Quarndon Village

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

Tel: 07941 052009

Latest News

Croots Farm Shop Reopens

Steve and Kay Croot write:

We're delighted to tell you that the Farm Shop will be re-opening for walk-in shopping from 10am today, Wednesday 29th July.

Having taken advice from the relevant authorities, we are pleased to welcome customers back into our store after closing briefly as a precaution following a family member testing positive for Covid-19.

Our butchery, bread counter, and vegetable and grocery... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 09:12 by Clare Turner

Tags: Covid-19

Police Alert: Courier Fraud

Police Alert: Courier Fraud

Derbyshire Police write:

Following an increased number of calls to us, we would like to raise awareness about a scam which has recently been targeting the Derwent and Oakwood and Quarndon and Kirk Langley areas.

The call is from someone pretending to be a police officer who tells the person who answers, on some occasions that they are calling from the Serious Fraud Investigations Unit, and on others... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 09:38 by Clare Turner

Tags: Cybercrime, Police

'Quitterpickers' in Action

Socially distanced litter pickers

Supplied with high-vis tabards, litter pickers and a good stock of bin bags fifteen residents scoured the village for litter on Saturday 18th June, coming up with an all-too-good haul.

Although litter has become an increasingly noticeable issue since Lockdown, affecting beauty spots nationwide in particular, residents are determined to banish it.

If you'd like to join the growing village litter picking... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:57 by Clare Turner

Tags: Litter Pick

Discovering Montpelier's Wild Flowers

Discovering Montpelier's Wild Flowers

Poppies and Cornflower blooming on Montpelier's roundabout and verges are easy to recognise, but can you recognise the delightful Corn Cockle and Corn Marigolds?

Click on the link below for a downloadable information sheet about Quarndon's wild flowers and wildflower plans for wild blooms in Montpelier next year.

Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:43 by Clare Turner

Tags: Blooming Quarndon, Wild Flowers

Last Week for Queenies Essentials Orders

Last Week for Queenies Essentials Orders

Queenies Essentials first came into being in response to the coronavirus crisis, resulting lockdown and food supply problems, with Rebecca transforming her tearoom into the village hub for the collection and delivery of essentials.

Sadly the coming week will be the last that Queenies Essentials operates in its current form, as orders have reduced significantly with "normality" gradually returning elsewhere... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 18 Jul 2020 17:51 by Clare Turner

Tags: Queenies

Quitterpickers Litter Pick Reminder

This village litter pick is taking place from 10am - 12pm on Saturday 18th July.

Meet at the Village Hall to collect your litter picking equipment.

Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 12:34 by Clare Turner

Tags: Litter Pick

St. Paul’s Church Scaffolding - what’s going on?

St. Paul’s Church Scaffolding - what’s going on?

The problem

The church guttering was composed of sections of cast iron joined every 5 feet or so which sat directly on the supporting walls of the church. These joints have been leaking on and off for some time now, damaging the stonework internally and causing it to crumble. A really bad leak a couple of years ago resulted in severe damage to a significant area of internal plasterwork. Expert advice... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 16:31 by Clare Turner

Tags: St. Paul's Church

Scarecrow Trail photos

Children admiring a scarecrow

All the scarecrows from the trail of 11th - 12th July are here.

The photo shows children admiring one of the scarecrows.

Click on the link below to open pages of imaginative, surprising, heartwarming creations.

Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 08:53 by Clare Turner

Tags: Quarndon Events, Scarecrow Trail, family activities

Kedleston Country House re-opened

The Kedleston Country House Hotel re-opened last week under new management. It is very welcoming and open for drinks and meals. For details see Kedleston Country House

Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:05 by Matthew Pitt

Tags: Family Activities, Hotel

Scarecrow Trail - the Winner!

Scarecrow Trail - the Winner!

The rain relented so residents could enjoy the Scarecrow Trail, which was won by 'The NHS against Coronavirus'. Click below to read the judges' report. Photo to follow.

Photos for the website gallery? Yes please! Send them to web@quarndon-pc.gov.uk

Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 12:58 by Clare Turner

Tags: Quarndon Events, Scarecrows, family activities

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