Morley Parish Council

Serving the people of Morley Derbyshire

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

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Latest News

A message to Town and Parish Councils from Derbyshire County Council

Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:03 by Laura Storey

You may be aware that the Government is expected to release plans for council reorganisation in the coming weeks and, as you would expect, significant work has been taking place in Derbyshire for some time to prepare.

We are wholly focused on achieving the best possible results for Derbyshire's people, communities and businesses. It is vital that Derbyshire and the wider East Midlands region does not miss the opportunity to get our fair share of funding and is at the front of the queue for much-needed investment. Staying as we are, in traditional structures, is not an option. More »

We have been working closely with our district and borough council partners on a new way of working together called Vision Derbyshire. We want this to continue and it is our preferred route to getting a deal with Government. We do, however, need to prepare for every eventuality.

If the Vision Derbyshire approach does not meet the Government's requirements, or all of the councils involved cannot agree to the changes that must happen in terms of governance, then the county council will have to explore the possibility of creating a unitary council to keep the historic county of Derbyshire together. Alongside this, we also intend to be part of a bid to establish an East Midlands Combined Authority to support recovery, resilience and prosperity in the region.

Special Council and Full Council papers to this effect will be released this afternoon on the Derbyshire County Council website. Clearly there is a long way to go before any change takes place and we won't know our direction until after the Government has released more information over the coming weeks.

If we do not act decisively now we will likely miss the once in a generation opportunities before us and may have no say in what happens to our county and how it is governed. We, as local authorities in Derbyshire, need to be masters of our own future for the good of the residents and communities we work alongside.

We will keep you up to date on progress through our website and regular communication channels. » Less

Parish Council Meeting 24 09 20

Posted: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 12:33 by Laura Storey

If parishioners have any items they would like to raise at the April Parish Council meeting that is to be held by telephone conference then please contact the Parish Clerk

Corona Virus testing

Posted: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:00 by Laura Storey

Coronavirus testing site in Ilkeston this weekend

Published: 13 August 2020

A pop-up drive-through coronavirus testing site will be in place in Ilkeston town centre this week from Friday 14 August to Monday 17 August 2020.

It follows an appeal by Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health for Derbyshire, for anyone who lives or socialises in Ilkeston and has coronavirus symptoms to get tested after four people who visited some of the town's pubs on Friday 31 July and Saturday 1 August tested positive for the virus. More »

The drive-through testing site will be at Erewash Borough Council's car park on Pimlico (postcode DE7 8AA). There will be no parking available in the car park while the testing station is in place.

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms, no matter how mild, should book a coronavirus test or call 119. » Less