Welcome to the Brimington Parish Council website, providing information on the Parish of Brimington in Chesterfield and on Brimington Community Centre.

BRIMINGTON COMMUNITY CENTRE

Exhibition commemorating the 40 years since the Miner’s Strike is coming to Brimington Community Centre from the

17 to 19 April 2024.

On the Friday evening there will be an event with local speakers.  Including Steve Brunt was an Arkwright Colliery Miner and a flying picket organiser during the Great Miners Strike of 1984/85. Steve will give a talk and lead a discussion on that momentous year and its aftermath.

More information to follow

BENEFITS AND ADVICE SESSIONS

Benefits and Advice Sessions between 9.00am and 12noon each Monday morning in Brimington Community Centre – free of charge and no booking needed. Lots of people in Brimington have already been helped to claim what they are entitled to.

 

MACMILLAN FUND RAISING EVENT Congratulations The Brimington Macmillan Charity Event has raised £8574.00 this year. A massive thank you to Brimington Bowling Club for organising and to everyone that has helped to raise this fantastic amount of money.

ANNUAL AWARDS

  Congratulations on receiving the Civic Award to Mr Bernard Weston for his services to the Parish Council and Brimington Lunch Club and to Mr Lee Brassington for litter picking and fund raising for Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice

 

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Annual Report 2023

Chair Councillor Dave Culley

Annual Report of Chair Councillor Dave Culley – presented at Annual Parish Meeting 16 May 2023.

Ladies and Gentlemen thank you for attending the Annual Meeting of Parish Electors in Brimington.  Congratulations to the new term of Councillors following the uncontested election on the 4th May 2023. We look forward to working together for the people of Brimington.

Brimington Parish Council is the local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the village of Brimington and has an overall responsibility for the well-being of the local community.  It is the level of government closest to the community with Chesterfield Borough above it in the hierarchy.

We have ten Councillors, five representing Brimington North and five representing Brimington South. All Parish Councillors are volunteers, they receive no wages or expenses for the work they undertake for the community.

As Parish Councils are the authority closest to the people we are invariably the first place people will go to with concerns or ideas; and for this reason we are a vital part of the community.  Our work falls within three main categories; including representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs and striving to improve the quality of life in the Parish.

Each year we get a small precept via the Council Tax collected by Chesterfield Borough Council.  We have striven for the forth coming year to ensure that during this cost of living crisis that we have kept this cost neutral for the Council Tax payers in Brimington. This is despite having our own rising costs.  Therefore the cost for a Band A property is still just £15.28 per year, we use this money carefully and put services and events on for residents in the Parish.

Our accounts are scrutinised by an internal auditor and also by a government appointed external auditor.  The accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022 were found to be correct and no matters or concern or comment were raised by the auditors.  The accounts for the year ended 31 March 2023 have been scrutinised by the internal auditor and our finances and processes found to be working well.  The accounts will be considered by the Council at the Annual meeting following this meeting and then submitted to PKF Littlejohn LLP for the external audit.

The Parish Council is a statutory consultee on all planning matters within the village; at each meeting we consider all planning applications that fall within our boundary and when it is felt that an application would not be of benefit to Brimington then we submit those concerns to the Planning Department at Chesterfield Borough Council.

To help us carry out our work we employee four part-time members of staff. Two part-time caretakers Linda and Kevin look after the Community Centre and support the various groups and people who hire our facilities. Liz our part-time Clerk looks after all our administration, meetings and finance. And we are delighted to welcome Georgina in the new post of Community Centre and Events Organiser. This is now a brand new team and we are very much looking forward to working together and bringing the Parish Council and the Community Centre into a new era.

We are committed to making the area safer for residents and businesses. We liaise with the Police and Neighbourhood Watch on crime and anti-social behaviour issues.  During the last year we funded the 24 7 monitoring of the CCTV on the High Street and we are now looking at extending the scheme to the carpark on Foljambe Road.

The Parish Council run Brimington Community Centre which delivers a wide range of activities for the people within the village.   We obtained a grant fund to provide play equipment for parent and toddler provision and this has allowed Mucky Pups to open and provide much needed play and support for families in the Parish.

Each year we give a grant to the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre and this pays for a worker to come up to the Centre each week and give free advice on benefits and welfare issues to people in the village. This advice is available to all residents.

We also support Tuesday Lunch which provides a home cooked dinner for people this is open to all and is a valuable meeting place for parishioners.

This year we trialled a Warm Hub, ensuring that residents had somewhere safe to go each Thursday afternoon.  Although the take up was not what we had expected, we were able to help several residents by signposting to other services and providing emergency food to several people in immediate need.

Other groups that use the Centre include exercise and dance groups, an art class, bingo, indoor bowls and a history group.   As well as hosting many children’s and family party events.  New groups are always welcome.

Over the last couple of years  we have provided grants to each of the schools to help with capital projects, we have provided financial assistance to the pre-school on Chapel Street, Brimington Bowls Club and helped Brimington Little Stars towards the cost of football kit and towards a defibrillator on Manor Road.  We have funded a camp for first Brimington Brownies and financial help to Third Brimington Brownies and First Brimington Rainbows.  We have further monies available to constituted community groups and applications can be made to the Clerk for financial assistance.

Each year in conjunction with the Church we organise the annual Remembrance Parade and Service.  This year we understand that the Police will not provide help with Road closures and as a result we are  currently lobbying Police and politicians to overturn this decision.

We also organise various Christmas events including the Tree on The Green, a Brass Band Carol Concert, Christmas Lunch and a Pantomime.

On learning of the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II we opened up a book of condolence in the Community Centre.  In recognition of the Coronation of King Charles III we will be commissioning some benches in the Parish as a lasting legacy.

During the next twelve months we hope to be arranging some new events and we will keep the community notified of what is happening via our notice board, website and Facebook pages and a couple of times a year we issue a newsletter which is delivered free of charge to all households in the village.

Finally we will continue to build on the work that we have been undertaking to serve the people of Brimington; and welcome ideas that that can be fed into our long term plans for the village.

Report a crime

Is it an emergency? Does it feel like the situation could get heated or violent very soon? Is someone in immediate danger? Do you need support right away? If so, please call 999 now.

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.

If you’ve witnessed or been the victim of crime please report it to us.

Reports are dealt with by our control room in exactly the same way whether you report it online at https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ or call 101.

 

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