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Heritage Weekend 2-3 July 2022

Come along to our Desford Heritage Festival 2-3 July 2022

Posted: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 10:24 by Clerk's office

Tags: Community

Closure of Bridleway 119 off Peckleton Lane

Closure of  Bridleway 119 off Peckleton Lane

We understand that the closure of the bridleway off Peckleton Lane opposite Owl Homes is a big disappointment for many residents.We alongside the County Council and Borough Council worked hard with the developers to try and keep this open during the works, however the planning condition about ensuring that the new section was open before closing the existing one was overruled on health and safety groundsIn... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 15:06 by Clerk's office

Tags: Community

Desford Thursday Club

Desford Thursday Club

DESFORD THURSDAY GROUP, a club with a social and friendly ethos.
What we do; We organise speakers to talk to us on a wide variety of topics
and occasionally visit places of interest. We also organise an annual charity event to raise funds for good causes.
We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm (September to June), usually at Desford Free Church but with occasional meetings at other local... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 May 2022 09:35 by Clerk's office

Tags: Community

Clerk Vacancy

Vacancy

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer at Desford Parish Council. This combined position is vital for the continued success and legal compliance of all Council business.

The successful applicant will hold (or be prepared to work towards) the Certificate in Local Council Administration and be able... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 May 2022 10:57 by Clerk's office

Tags: Community

Pickards temporary closure

Please note that work is on-going at Pickards Recreation Ground which will need to be closed on occasions during June and July whilst CCTV is installed.

Any disruption will be kept to a minimum.

Posted: Tue, 10 May 2022 15:58 by Clerk's office

Tags: Community

Parish Councillor Vacancies

Parish Councillor Vacancies

We are looking for 2 new Parish Councillors for Desford Parish Council. Do you have some spare time and would like to influence decisions that affect your community? If you can spare a few hours a month, are over 18 and live in the parish, then this could be the volunteering role for you! This notice may seem a little formal but we would love to hear from you if you are interested.

Posted: Tue, 26 Apr 2022 11:20 by Clerk's office

Tags: Community, Councillors

Beat Surgery

The Beat Surgery was held at Desford Library last Thursday.The feedback from the officers afterwards was that it is always good to hear from residents what is happening and their concerns and was certainly a worthwhile meeting giving the opportunity to interact with many locals.The Knit and Natter group were able to benefit from some information and advice for prevention of being a victim of fraud... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 11:15 by Clerk's office

Tags: Community

Headstone Safety Inspections at Parish Cemeteries

Headstone Safety Inspections at Parish Cemeteries

Desford Parish Council is responsible for ensuring safety at St Martins Churchyard and Hunts Lane cemetery. Periodically a safety survey (in line with the British Standard) of all headstones is required. It is likely that some of the headstones are not compliant with today's standards and action may be necessary.

The inspections have now commenced. The Parish Council realise that this is a very sensitive... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:02 by Clerk's office

Tags: Community

New Defibrillators in the village

New Defibrillators in the village

The parish council have added two new Defibrillators to the village.One outside the Library (pictured) and one outside the Post Office on St Martins Drive. They are now registered with the ambulance service so if needed, the caller rings 999 and states the location of the box and the operator will relay the code to open the box and the equipment can be accessed.They are available for use from today... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:59 by Clerk's office

Tags: Community

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