Mackworth Parish Council

Serving the people of Mackworth

Mackworth Castle

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

Tel: 07941 052009

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30 October 2020

Urgent information for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils – please share widely. Thank you


Hello, I'm Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health for Derbyshire.

It's my job to protect the health of Derbyshire people and a huge part of mine, and my team's work, is to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in our communities.

Despite all of our best efforts in sticking to the rules and doing the right thing, confirmed cases continue to rise across the county as they are nationally.

From tomorrow, the whole of Derbyshire will be placed on the Government's tier 2 'high' Covid alert and I'm urging everyone in your community to follow the tighter 'lockdown' rules to help avoid the county being moved to the even higher tier 3 level.

As well as following the national guidance to wash hands, make space and cover your face, the following Government restrictions will be in place:

  • people shouldn't mix indoors with anyone who isn't in their household or support bubble – whether at home, someone else's home, pubs, restaurants, hotels or other hospitality venues, leisure venues or shops
  • outdoors, people should stick to the rule of 6, including children.
  • if going on holiday, this should only be with the people they live with or that are in their support bubble
  • family and friends can provide informal childcare as part of a childcare bubble - the bubble is limited to two households only so that informal childcare is provided by the same carers each time
  • people can only visit care homes in exceptional circumstances
  • all businesses, leisure facilities and other places which are allowed to open by law can remain open providing they meet COVID-19 secure guidance
  • pubs, bars restaurants and other hospitality venues close at 10pm - drive-through services, click and collect and delivery services can continue after 10pm

I realise that these extra restrictions will be frustrating but if anyone is under the illusion that they're not at risk, I'm afraid they're wrong. You only have to look at what's happening over the border in places like Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham to know that this isn't over.

I'd like to ask you all to summon your famous Derbyshire spirit and follow this guidance to keep yourself and your loved ones safe – particularly as we're seeing a lot of community transmission.

Test and Trace data should continue to be collected in venues such as pubs, restaurants and cafes.

And for parents and carers it also means making sure teenagers and young people are following the rules as they can pass the virus on to elderly or vulnerable relatives.

We all have a duty to do what we can to stop the spread of this contagious virus so our children can keep on learning, for example, and to protect our health and care staff looking after vulnerable people and ensuring people can still access routine or vital hospital treatment.

I'm really proud of the way our communities have supported each other through this epidemic but we simply cannot afford to take our eye off the ball.

You can find out more about the restrictions or to sign up for coronavirus news, guidance and support for your area at

Visit for more information about cases in Derbyshire and for information on how to stay safe go to

Thanks for your time – let's Do this for Derbyshire.

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Posted: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 16:52 by Laura Storey

Derbyshire Flood Resilience Grant

Derbyshire Flood Resilience Grant

If you were affected by the floods in November 2019, either at your home or your business, there is a new grant scheme that could help you. More »

Flood-hit homes and businesses will be able to receive up to £5,000 to help protect them from future flooding.

The government grants, which will be made available through local authorities, will help homes and businesses to become more resilient to flooding by helping to pay for a range of property improvements. The funding will go towards the additional costs of installing fittings and materials that increase resistance to damage from water in the future, such as putting in flood doors and raising electrics off ground level.

The grants will be open to homes and businesses that have been seriously affected by flooding in autumn 2019, including communities in Amber Valley some of which experienced a month's worth of rain in a single day during the week in November.

To be eligible, Amber Valley properties and business must have been severely damaged by flooding on the following dates

  • Between 7 and 18 November 2019 in the Derbyshire Dales, Amber Valley, Chesterfield or South Derbyshire districts

It offers flood-hit homes and businesses up to £5,000 (including VAT) to make changes to properties to reduce the flood risk to them in the future and make them more resilient.

The money is to fund the additional cost, over the costs of a standard property repair, using materials which are more resistant and resilient to damage from flooding. For example, it might offer help to move electrical sockets from the bottom of the wall to higher up the wall, or provide flood doors to reduce the risk of water entering the property.

Applications close on 31st October 2020; apply urgently so that you don't miss out.

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Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 10:00 by Laura Storey

Do you know someone who is in serious financial hardship due to Covid 19?

Charitable Funding for those in financial need.

The Trustees encourage the residents of Mackworth and Markeaton Parish who are in financial hardship to apply to the German Pole Charity for a grant. More »

The Trustees would be pleased to consider applications from residents of the Parish who are in acute financial need. The Trustees will consider an application to assist with paying for essential requirements, e.g. utility bills. While applications can be for any value the typical grant value is £250.

Only Residents of Mackworth and Markeaton Parish can be considered for a grant. The Parish includes the villages of Markeaton & Mackworth along with the Langley Country Park housing development. Unfortunately, Mackworth Estate is not within the Parish

Whilst the German Pole Charity is separate from Mackworth Parish Council the charity trustees can be contact via the Parish Council Clerk.

Applicants are invited to write to the Trustees via the 'Contact us' page of the Parish Council website or by emailing the Parish Clerk at, referencing their message for the attention of the trustees of the German Pole charity.

Applicants will need to advise what the financial assistance is for, the cause and nature of their financial hardship, by what date the grant is required, what value of grant they are requesting and how they will fund the balance of the cost if any grant awarded/requested does not cover the full costs.

The decision to award any grant is at the sole discretion of the trustees. Successful applicants will need to demonstrate they are residents of the Parish prior to receiving any grant. Applicants may need to provide evidence of their financial hardship. They may also be required to provide receipt/s to demonstrate that the grant has been used for the intended purpose. » Less

Posted: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:57 by Laura Storey