Morley Parish Council

Serving the people of Morley Derbyshire

Clerk/RFO: Laura Storey
P O Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

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    A winter afternoon

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    Morley Cross

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    Spring at St Matthews

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Latest News

Derbyshire County Council Community News

Posted: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 08:41 by Laura Storey

Information for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils

Welcome to the latest issue of Community News. We've written this for local groups, clubs and parish and town councils, to keep them up-to-date with news from the council. Our aim is to send this newsletter out every fortnight.

If you've any queries please email us at

Stay at home

Once again we find ourselves in a national lockdown and this will naturally bring feelings of frustration, sadness and even anger. More »

If you're struggling to stay afloat during these difficult times, there is help and support available if you need it with lots of advice around mental health and wellbeing on our website.

It's really important that we all stay at home as much as possible to crack down on this virus and help reduce the spread.

Government restrictions on travel mean we must reduce the number of journeys we make as much as possible and 'stay local' – which means avoiding travelling outside your village or town.

It means working from home unless you really cannot do your job without being at work and only leaving the house for:

  • essential goods and services
  • health care
  • outdoor exercise once a day either alone, with people from your household (or support bubble) or one other person.

Get all the information you need to know about the latest national lockdown on the Government's website.

Thank you Derbyshire. We will get through this.

Support for the most vulnerable

Our Community Response Unit offers lots support for people who have no one else to help them out.

The team can help with food shopping and delivery, collecting prescriptions and can also offer a friendly check in call for anyone who lives alone and has no friends or family to call on.

If you are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable you must take extra steps to stay safe during the lockdown period and the response unit is here for you if you need it. If you are shielding make sure you are familiar with the Government guidance.

You can request help online or by calling 01629 535091. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Learning from home support

Do you need a bit of support to help your child learn from home?

We appreciate that it can be difficult for parents to encourage their child to learn from home until they can return to school.

We know schools are pulling out the stops to help pupils learn online, but there's a list of resources on our website too to support your child's learning including links to online lessons, range of lesson learning packs and online safety tips. Find out more here

Still here for you

Almost all of our services continue to run as normal during this period of national lockdown but inevitably there are some restrictions on face-to-face services to keep everyone safe.

Take a look at our latest update to see what's open and which services are affected. Find out more here

Winter food vouchers

We've delivered almost 26,000 food vouchers to families across Derbyshire over the past few weeks to support them during the winter months.

The food vouchers are part of the £2.2 million from the Government's Covid Winter Grant Scheme.

The second set of vouchers will be sent to families in February to cover the half term period. Find out more here » Less

Citizens Advice Energy Saving Campaign

Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 10:45 by Laura Storey

Citizens Advice Energy Saving Campaign

Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

Posted: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 07:47 by Laura Storey

Households across Derbyshire will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets. However if preferred, a printed version will be available on request. More »

"A successful census will ensure everyone from local government to charities can put services and funding in the places where they are most needed", Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at the Office for National Statistics, said.

"This could mean things like doctors' surgeries, schools and new transport routes. That's why it is so important everyone takes part and we have made it easier for people to do so online on any device, with help and paper questionnaires for those that need them."

Census day will be on March 21, but households across the country will receive letters with online codes allowing them to take part from early March.

The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

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