NEWS 2023



Parish Council NEWS

Annual Parish Meeting Ė Tuesday 16th May 2023, Dethick Hall, 7.30pm

All Parishioners are invited to attend the Annual Hartshorne Parish Meeting on Tuesday 16th May 2023 at the Dethick Hall, Manchester Lane (next to the Bullís Head) at 7.30pm (Tea and biscuits available at 7.00pm)

The Annual Parish Meeting presents an opportunity for Hartshorne parishioners to hear about activities within the Parish during the last 12 months. A report will be presented by the Parish Council Chairman to include the Councilís finances. Reports will also be received from clubs and organisations operating within the Parish.

Parishioners may bring to the meeting any local issues of general concern.


Parish Council, Chairmanís Comments

During the past year your Parish Council has meet monthly, except during August. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month, and residents are invited to attend meetings and raise any issue of concern within the Parish at the beginning of each meeting.

Two of our members have resigned due to other commitments, and we have co-opted one new Councillor. I thank all our members for their work during the year.

Issues have been raised with both County and District Council representatives, and we have made representations on planning applications when we believed that they would have an effect on the local community. We also responded to the District Councilís recent consultation on the local plan and sought to have Leewood Valley recorded as an asset of community value.

We have maintained the three recreation grounds within the Parish and the Summer Activities Scheme will be returning this summer. As part of the late Queen Elizabethís Diamond Jubilee, we installed a commemorative bench on each of the recreation grounds. We have also purchased and installed two new notice boards at Kendricks Close and Goseley Community Centre.

A meeting was held with representatives of our local allotment holders and proposals have been drawn up for some improvements to the allotments.

We are currently in the process of obtaining quotations for a traffic activated speed sign which could be used at a number of locations in the Parish.


Parish Council Vacancies

The Parish Council have several Councillor Vacancies if you are interested in joining the Parish Council, please contact the Parish Clerk to register you interest. hartshornepc@outlook.com


Allotment Vacancy

If you are interested in renting a Parish Allotment then please check for availability with Alison Barnes, the Parish Clerk, either by email: - hartshornepc@outlook.com, or Phone: - 07967 385862. The Parish Allotments are situated at the end of Tower Road in Hartshorne Village.


Speeding Campaigns

The Parish Council continues to monitor and respond to residentsí concerns over speeding vehicles on the roads within the parish. The Council is always looking for volunteers to join the Speed Watch teams who will be monitoring vehicle speeds within the Parish in 2023.



There have been reports of certain roads and pavements in the parish that are in a bad state.All issues are reported to Highways and our County Councillor D Muller. Potholes within the parish can be reported directly to DCC at this web address. https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport-roads/roads-traffic/road-maintenance/potholes/potholes.aspx


Dog Fouling

Dog fouling within the Parish is one of the most common complaints received by the Parish Council. The Parish Council would like to remind all dog owners of their responsibility to bag up all their dog mess and deposit it in their black bin or one of the public bins located at various locations around the Parish.


Hartshorne Parish Council Website

Last year to comply with Government Guidelines on accessibility of local Government websites a new site at www.hartshorne.org.uk has been created. The website also offers links to voluntary organisations and facilities within the parish.


Hartshorne Cricket Club

The club would like to thank all our sponsors, volunteers, and supporters. We are always on the lookout for new players (seniors and juniors); as well as new volunteers to help with ground maintenance, junior coaching and fundraising.†† Our pavilion is available for hire at competitive rates.

Anyone interested is invited to contact the club via our Facebook page, or any of the committee members, for club information see our website:†††††††††††† www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100070846842224


Admiral Rodney

The Admiral Rodney have had a very busy last 6 months, in Nov 2022 we were nominated finalists of Stonegate Pub of the Year.In December we delivered the Christmas dinners around the village, with the kind assistance of our helpers.In March 2023 we were invited to the House of Commons where we were in the running for Community Pub Hero Award, we were runners up and delighted and humbled to have been nominated.We would like to thank everyone who helped with this.

We have been fundraising for a little girl with Neuroblastoma and we are delighted to have raised £7000, most of this came from an event in the pub of a raffle and auction.Thank you all so much who donated and helped to raise this huge amount for Freya.

Future events so far are a Garden Party for King Charles on 7th May 2-6pm, live music in the garden (pop into the pub to be added to the guest list). On 13th May we are holding a Eurovision Party.We have our usual Meat bingo on first Wednesday of each month (table booking essential) and Open Mic with Paul and Mark which is held the third Wednesday of each month.

We are looking forward to a busy and successful Spring and Summer and wish you all well.


Hartshorne Charities (Registered Charity No. 236972)

The Parish is fortunate to have a Charity solely for the benefit of residents of Hartshorne Parish.It dates to 1626 when the Rev. Dethick left property and money for the benefit of the poor.Over the years other likeminded residents have made donations and in the 1960ís the individual sums of money were amalgamated by the Charity Commissioner to form Hartshorne Charities.

The Trustees meet quarterly to consider requests for grants, students who are studying a level 4 course, and attending a recognised university can apply for a grant towards books and equipment needed for their studies, as can people taking a recognised apprenticeship.

The Trustees consider grants for those in genuine need, who may have an emergency expense, and are residents of the Hartshorne Ecclesiastical Parish (Grants cannot be given for regular/recurring expenses). The Ecclesiastical Parish covers all residences between Sandcliffe Road and Heath Lane, Boundary, situated South of the A511. Should you require assistance please submit your request in writing to the Secretary Sue Shakespeare, email:- hcharities@hartshorne.org.uk.

Over the last few years, the Charity has supported the local food banks and the three primary/junior schools serving the parish.


Sports & Adventure Mobile

The Summer Sports Scheme is back in Hartshorne again for 2023.See dates and locations below:


Play Mobile, 31/07/23, 2pm-4pm (Main Street)

Sports Mobile, 03/08/23, 2pm-4pm (Goseley)

Adventure Mobile, 07/08/23, 2pm-4pm (Salisbury Drive)

Sports Mobile, 17/08/23, 2pm-4pm (Main Street)

Sports Mobile, 21/08/23, 10am-12pm (Salisbury Drive)

Adventure Mobile, 23/08/23, 2pm-4pm (Goseley)


The Dethick Hall

††††††††††††† The Dethick Hall is a community hall situated in Manchester Lane, adjoining The Bull's Head. The hall is ideal for many functions, hire rates are £8.00/hour (non-commercial), £10.00/hour (Commercial), £60 for childrenís partiesí afternoons and evenings.

Activities in the hall are as follows: -

Monday †††††††††††† 18.30 - 20.30 - Authentic Yoga (Alison Sisson 07751173065)

Tuesday††††††††††††† 08.30 - 10.30 - Post Office

Wednesday†††††† 16.00 -19.00 - Inspiration School of Dance (inspirationschoolofdance@hotmail.co.uk)

Vicki Barker

1st Wednesday of every month 09.30 - 13.30 - Swadlincote and District Probus Club

Thursday †††††††††† 19.00 - 21.00 - Ladies Club Alternate Weeks

TABLE TENNIS players: the Hall has 2 table tennis tables and equipment for community use. Room hire charges only apply and the use of the tables is free.

For bookings or further details of the activities contact the caretaker Mrs. Sarah Weaver on 01283 229608.


Goseley Community Centre

Goseley Community Centre Hartshill road is a modern building with a large car park.

It can be hired for parties or events.

Monday   10 - 12-30 Moo Music for babies and toddlersí contact. Liz 07976356199

Monday     7-30 Evergreen Bingo

Tuesday    7 - 30 1st Tues of the month Neighbourhood Watch Bingo.

Wed          9 - 30 Yoga contact Jaquie McKay 01283 218626

Thurs        2nd and 4th Thurs.  Coffee and Chat 

Thurs        5-6 Karate Paul Barnett 07719636374

We hold a monthly Lunch Club and afternoon tea there is a waiting list for the Lunch Club but vacancies for the Afternoon Teas.

Coffee and Chat organised by St Peterís 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month a warm welcome for all. During school holidays activities for parents and children all welcome.

Neighbourhood Watch members support the Community Centre some are committee members and all help with the lunches and teas.

For Bookings or information about any of the groups contact Dennis Hartwell 01283 214357 or Jenny Burley 01283 213447.



Hartshorne Parish Councillors Ė Elected Unopposed

Alan Jones††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† alan.mandh@btinternet.com†††††††††††† 0777 5561377

Geoff Tubey†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† geoffreytubey1018@btinternet.com†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 01283 221358

Jim Seaton†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† claire_jim@outlook.com†††† 01283 227735

Maureen Mycock†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† cheekysmum45@gmail.com††††††††††† 07929 148838

Jennifer Burley†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† jaburley44@gmail.com††††††† 01283 213447

Kim Coe††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† kimacoe@promedical2002.com†††††† 07850 666125

Jenny Slawson†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† jenjslawson@gmail.com††††† 01283 229718


Parish Clerk, Alison Barnes

Tel: 07967 385862

Email: hartshornepc@hartshorne.org.uk


South Derbyshire District Councillors (Midway Ward)

To be determined at the Local Elections

South Derbyshire District Councillors (Woodville Ward)

To be determined at the Local Elections

Derby County Councillor

Cllr David Muller

Email: David.DuCellieeMuller@derbyshire.gov.uk

Police, 101

The 'Clean Team' 01283 595795 (District Council's response team for the removal of fly tipping / litter)

South Derbyshire District Council Tel. 595795

Derbyshire County Council Tel. 01629 533190