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Hazelwood Parish Council

Serving the people of Hazelwood

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

Tel: 07941 052009

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    Memorial Hall

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    South Vista

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    Hazelwood Spring

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    Hazelwood Information Centre

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    Westward vista

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    Church in January

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    Spring Daffodils


We are delighted to introduce you to Hazelwood Parish Council's new website and to our beautiful Parish. Whether you are a resident, visitor or potential business, the web site's intention is to provide a welter of information about the Parish and the Parish Council - all with the aim of making the Parish a better place to live, visit or work. The site will be developed continuously and we invite all residents, at the onset, to contribute to its future content.

It's for everyone…

We want the Parish to thrive and so drawing together all parts of the community is one of the Parish Council's primary concerns. Our web site covers all the individual settlements within the Parish, including the relevant parts of Shottle Gate and Blackbrook, Over Lane, Lumb Lane, Goodwin's Lane, Hazelwood Hill and Hob Hill. Wherever you live, our aim is to ensure that the Parish Council represents you fully.

…and for visitors, too.

Should you be visiting friends in the Parish or the area in general, we invite you to select the 'Around and about Hazelwood' tab. This gives you a lot of information about the Parish's history and some of the more interesting features. For country lovers, whether walking, cycling or horse riding, we have also included a full description of the local flora and fauna. There is also a handy map of the Parish to help you enjoy the seven miles of well-kept footpaths

We warmly invite you to browse the site, whether for future Council meetings dates, information on who is on the Council, the latest planning information, both within the Parish and Amber Valley as a whole, or what's on in the Parish. The social programme within the Parish is a busy one with various club activities at the Memorial Hall, seasonal play on the bowling green and regular church services at St. John's.

Tell us what you think

Our new web site offers an excellent opportunity for all Parish residents to provide information and make helpful suggestions. Any comments will be welcomed as the web team adds to the site.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Hazelwood Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Hazelwood a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Latest News

Digital Derbyshire Update

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:51 by Mrs Laura Storey

The Digital Derbyshire project is providing fibre broadband services to communities where the commercial market haven't be able to roll out superfast broadband.

Fibre to the premise (FTTP)

In certain areas of Derbyshire a fibre to the premise (FTTP) solution is being utilised, which is where the fibre optic cable runs all the way to the premise. This solution is agreed as part of the BT modelling, and is considered part of a value for money exercise. More »

We can advise that the Digital Derbyshire project has started to upgrade the broadband infrastructure in Hazelwood, notably Hob Hill. This means that residents can now order a fibre broadband download speed of up to 330Mbps from an internet service provider (ISP). Please be aware that not all ISPs offer FTTP services, this is the choice of the service provider. Other parts of Hazelwood will be upgraded shortly.

To experience the benefits of fibre broadband, residents will need to order fibre from an internet service provider of their choice. It isn't automatic and it is subscription based.

By way of an example, the BT wholesale checker for the Vicarage highlights WBC FTTP of up to 330Mbps. This means that if the Vicarage wanted to order a fibre package they could up to 330Mbps if they so wished. See below:

More information regarding a FTTP service can be found on The Digital Derbyshire website - http://www.digitalderbyshire.org.uk/broadband-technologies/default.asp

Checking speeds and contacting an internet service provider (ISP).

Residents can check if they can upgrade to fibre using the following websites:

Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme:

The government has committed to giving access to a broadband service with at least a 2Mbps download speed to every premises in the UK. As part of this commitment, BDUK has initiated a voucher scheme (Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme), which can be redeemed (up to £350) with independent suppliers of wireless, 4G and satellite for eligible premises. More information is available via the following link - http://www.digitalderbyshire.org.uk/better_broadband_subsidy_scheme/default.asp . This scheme has been extended until the end of 2018.

Funding programme for SME businesses:

On a separate note there is a funding programme for businesses. The D2N2 Digital Growth Programme will deliver 340 free workshops across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire between 2017 and 2019 to support local SME's with digital marketing and technology. Ongoing support from dedicated digital business advisers and grant-funding opportunities will also be available through the programme. The grant funding will focus on innovation vouchers to assist businesses to grow digitally and can be used towards IT hardware or software - http://www.ebusinessclub.biz/Digital-Growth-Programme

Raising awareness of fibre broadband via Digital Derbyshire:

I would welcome the opportunity of working with you to update the relevant residents. Moreover, please can you inform the parish council of this development at their next meeting?

If I can be of any further assistance, please contact me directly.

Best regards,

Kerry Bailey | Project Officer

Room N9, North Block

County Hall




E: Kerry.Bailey@derbyshire.gov.uk

T: 01629 539325

M: 07814 626 245

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Dark Skies Initiative

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:04 by Mrs Laura Storey

The Parish Council area investigating the dark skies initiative from CPRE and welcome your feedback on this idea




Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:59 by Mrs Laura Storey

Dear Sir/Madam



Amber Valley Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan, which will set out a vision and a framework for the future development of the Borough up to 2028. The Local Plan will include policies and proposals to address needs and opportunities in relation to housing, the economy, community facilities and infrastructure, as well to safeguard the environment. More »

Following the publication of the Draft Local Plan and supporting documents for public consultation in March 2017, a number of representations were received. The Borough Council has considered these representations, together with other updated information and has made a number of changes to the Draft Local Plan.

The Pre-Submission Local Plan, which is a statutory requirement under the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, is the document that the Borough Council considers ready to be submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for independent examination by a Planning Inspector. The purpose of the independent examination is to consider if the Local Plan is:

a) Legally compliant - that it has been prepared in accordance with statute and regulations;

b) Sound - that its content is positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national planning policy.

In accordance with the 2012 Regulations, the Pre-Submission Local Plan and supporting documents will be published at 4.30 pm on Thursday 2 November 2017, for a period of 6 weeks up to Thursday 14 December 2017.

The Pre-Submission Local Plan will be the last opportunity to make representations on the Local Plan, prior to the examination process. Any representations should relate to legal compliance and soundness, as set out above and will be forwarded directly to the independent Inspector to be appointed by the Secretary of State, who will consider them as part of the examination process.

Further guidance regarding legal compliance and soundness is available on the Borough Council's website and at the locations where the Pre-Submission Local Plan and supporting documents are available.

Copies of the Pre-Submission Local Plan and supporting documents will be available for inspection on the Borough Council's website www.ambervalley.gov.uk/localplan2016 from 4.30pm on Thursday 2 November 2017 and at the following locations from that time, during normal opening hours:-

Alfreton Library

Belper Library

Duffield Library

Heanor Library

Mackworth Library

Ripley Library and Town Hall (AVBC Offices) Somercotes Library

The use of a standard representation form is strongly recommended, as this will ensure that any representations can be related to matters of legal compliance and soundness, which will be the basis of the independent examination. The standard form can either be completed online, or downloaded via the Borough Council's website at www.ambervalley.gov.uk/localplan2016 and returned either by email to ldf@ambervalley.gov.uk, or by post to The Local Plan Team, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT. Alternatively a paper copy of the form can be requested either by email at ldf@ambervalley.gov.uk , or by telephone on 01773 841584. Where there are groups of people who share a common view, a single representation can be submitted, appending the names and addresses of those wishing to be represented.

Please note that copies of all representations received will be made available for the public to view and cannot be treated as confidential. Personal data will however be processed and held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Representations may be accompanied by a request to be notified at an address/email address of any of the following:

* That the Local Plan has been submitted for independent examination

* The publication of the recommendations of any person appointed to carry out an independent examination of the Local Plan

* The adoption of the Local Plan.

Please note however that given the anticipated high number of representations, it will not be possible to acknowledge receipt of representations, other than those submitted using the online form, unless specifically requested.

Please note that all representations must be received by no later than 4.30 pm on Thursday 14 December 2017.

For any further information, please contact the Local Plan team at ldf@ambervalley.gov.uk or on 01773 841584.

Yours faithfully


Derek Stafford

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