HRH Prince Philip 1921-2021

The Councillors and Clerk of Grassmoor Hasland and Winsick  Parish Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family at this time.

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Grassmoor Litter Pick

Please note that owing to the Covid e litter pick proposed to be held on Wednesday 11th November in Grassmoor  has been cancelled. The litter pick has been re-arranged for Wednesday 9 December.  The meeting place will be the Community Centre carpark at 10..00am.  Rykneld will bring litter pickers and bin bags, but if you have your own pickers please bring them along. If you would like to join the litter pick, please can you email: Jessica. [email protected]  Please help to spread the word to encourage others to get involved. Social distancing arrangements will be in place.

Remembrance Sunday – 8 November 2020

As you will no doubt be aware, this Sunday, 8 November is Remembrance Sunday and the Parish Council would usually organise a Service in Barnes Park. However, owing the Covid pandemic and the resulting Government restrictions, it is simply not possible to organise a public service this year. To mark the event however, the Parish Council has recorded a shortened version of the service in Barnes Park. The video will be uploaded on to the Council’s Facebook page on Sunday morning for you to view should you so wish. Please click here for the link to the Facebook page.

Usually, the Service provides an opportunity for you to place a wreath or a small cross at the War Memorial in Barnes Park. Please feel free to still do this at a time convenient to you and whilst maintaining social distancing. The Parish Council will ensure that the wreaths are secured to the Memorial railings as we usually do.



Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404)

1. Date of announcement___________14TH MAY 2020______________(a)
2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.
Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of theaccounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those recordsmust be made available for inspection by any person interested.For the year ended 31 March 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

01246 853333

commencing on (c) __Monday 15 June 2020_______________________

and ending on (d) ___Friday 24 July 2020 ________________________

3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:

• The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
• The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
15Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD
([email protected])

5. This announcement is made by (e) J S MARRIOTT – RFO

(a) Insert date of placing of the notice which must be not less than 1 day before the date in (c) below

(b) Insert name, position and address/telephone number/ email address, as appropriate, of the Clerk or other person to which any person may apply to inspect the accounts

(c) Insert date, which must be at least 1 day after the date of announcement in (a) above and at least 30 working days before the date appointed in (d) below

(d) The inspection period between (c) and (d) must be 30 working days inclusive and must start on or before 1 September 2020.

(e) Insert name and position of person placing the notice – this person must be the responsible financial officer for the smaller authority

Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre have asked the Parish Council to pass on information regarding their re-opening. If you need help or know someone who needs help, please refer them to this valuable service.

Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centres (DUWC)<>

Have you lost your job? Struggling to pay rent or council tax? Need help filling in forms? WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

We are reopening our Chesterfield Centre, 1 Rose Hill East, from 6th July.

Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm

Email us [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>

or Send us a private facebook message.

Parish Council Meeting – 10 June 2020

The next Parish Council meeting is to be held on Wednesday 10 June commencing at 6.30pm. The meeting will be conducted on a virtual basis and a live stream can be viewed from the Parish Council’s Facebook page. At the start of the meeting there is a 15 minute public participation agenda item where local residents can raise queries with the Council. Under normal circumstances this would be done in person at the meeting. However, we are obviously in different circumstances at present. If you would like to participate directly in the virtual public participation session, please contact the Parish Clerk on the contact details below before 6pm on Tuesday 9 June. Alternatively, if you would like to submit a question or query in writing, please do so by 12noon on the day of the meeting. You will if possible receive a response at the meeting and also in writing.

Roy Ackrill

Manor Cottage, 114 The Green, Hasland, S41 0JU

Email: [email protected]

VE Day – 8 May 2020

Let’s encourage our community to come together whether it be in their front gardens, porches or windows (Government guidelines on social distancing MUST be observed).

Let’s come together on the 8th May to celebrate and show that through unity, humanity will not be suppressed and our heroes will be remembered and honoured as they deserve. Take afternoon tea in your own front garden and join in with the ‘Nations toast’ at 3pm “To those who gave so much, we thank you,”

Lastly, it would be incredible to see our communities ‘dress’ for the occasion, lets decorate our windows, our fences, our hedges. Have you got some school uniform the kids have outgrown? Or union jack bunting? Anything! Get creative!

Covid-19 Update

The Parish Council has received the following message from Councillor Martin Thacker, Leader of North East Derbyshire District Council:

“With the current Government advice for people to stay at home North-East Derbyshire District Council is providing extra advice on garden bonfires and the burning of waste to keep our residents safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Residents across the District are being asked to think of others and not light bonfires during the current pandemic.

It is important to be especially considerate at this time, when people are confined to their home and unable to escape unpleasant fumes.

Bonfires can also become out of control or cause accidents, creating extra pressure on the already busy emergency services.

We understand that the changes to collection services and the closure of recycling centres may create a storage issue for some residents. Where possible, residents are urged to consider other methods of dealing with garden waste, such as composting, or bagging up the green waste and storing until the current emergency is over.

The coronavirus is known to cause serious respiratory illnesses. Therefore, the Environmental Health Service will continue to investigate complaints about smoke nuisance during this period, including visits where appropriate. If someone is found to be causing a nuisance by burning, they could be issued with a Community Protection Notice (CPN). Failing to obey a CPN carries the possibility of criminal sanctions and can lead to seizure and forfeiture of items, default works and recovery of costs and / or a fine of up to £2,500.

Any other types of waste besides garden waste (e.g. household waste or packaging) cannot be burned at any time. This is an offence under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act (1990) and if prosecuted carries penalties of up to 5 years imprisonment and / or an unlimited fine.

If you are experiencing nuisance from the burning of waste, please contact the Joint Environmental Health Service on: 01246 231111 or use our do it online service at any time on our website<> ”