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

**DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE**

A619 Rother Way, Chesterfield

WHEN: 6th August 2022 to 6th August 2022 04:00 to 11:00

WHERE: A619 Rother Way, Chesterfield

between its junction with A61 Interchange to its junction with Sainsburys Interchange._______. REASON: To facilitate highway maintenance works._______. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: A619 (from point of closure), B6453 Brimington Road / Brewery Street, Donut Interchange, B6057 Sheffield Road, Lockoford Road, Lockoford Lane and vice versa. Access will be maintained, whenever reasonably possible, on the affected length of road. The road will re-open as soon as the work is finished. This may be earlier than advertised. Derbyshire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused while work takes place. Anyone needing further information should ring Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190. The County Council intends to make/has made an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to prohibit its use by traffic. Chris Henning, Executive Director – Place Department, County Hall, MATLOCK DE4 3AG 

***MANAGING MONEY HELP***

Derbyshire County Council have some useful advice on their Website:

Whether you are looking for help with loans and credit, dealing with debts or setting a budget, there are lots of local organisations who can help you.

It’s important to check that the advice you are being offered is free and that you are not going to end up paying for the help you receive. You can get advice online, over the phone, or face to face.

If you are worrying about managing your money or feel things are getting out of control, then the sooner you begin to tackle the problem the better. Don’t feel embarrassed. All those who work to support people with money worries know that these difficulties can arise for lots of reasons, and that it can be a big step to talk to someone about it.

Where to get help

Derbyshire Citizens Advice services offer advice over the phone or face-to-face.

Derbyshire Law Centre can help you with legal issues including debt and housing.

The Welfare Rights Service can offer advice if you need help with claiming benefits or appealing a decision.

The Money Advice Service has a range of information about money and debt, a web chat service and helpline, tel: 0800 138 7777 (calls are free).

Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre can offer help with benefits including completing forms. It has outreach centres throughout the county and its main office can be contacted on tel: 01246 231441.

The Derbyshire Discretionary Fund may be of help if you are in urgent need of financial help following a crisis or disaster.

Managing money if you’re on Universal Credit

If you’ve made a claim for Universal Credit, your first payment will be made monthly in arrears. Your first payment may be made slightly more than a month after your claim.

In most cases your payment will include housing costs (if applicable). If you rent your house, this means you’ll be responsible for paying your landlord yourself. If you own your home and are paying a mortgage, please seek advice from the Welfare Rights Service.

If you think you’ll struggle to budget with monthly payments, support is available. The organisations listed on this page will be able to support you or put you in touch with someone who can.

The Money Advice Service has developed a money manager tool and put together a guide on drawing up a household budget and managing monthly payments.

Managing your money or debts – Derbyshire County Council

***DAMON DRIVE STREET PARTY***

Thank you  to the residents of Damon Drive for applying for a grant from the Parish Council for holding their street party.  Also thank you for the fantastic donation of £156.06 given to Brimington Lunch Club.

***JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS***

Thank you to everyone that came and celebrated the Jubilee with us. Thank you to all the helpers that made our event possible. Below are pictures from our craft and refreshment event on Friday 3 June 2022 and also the cherry tree planted as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy Scheme.

Also thank you to those that applied for grants for their street parties we hope that you enjoyed your events.

***THANK YOU***

Thank you to the family of Padi (Patricia) Vincent who asked for donations in her memory should go to the community centre where she spent a lot of time at various clubs.

The monies collected amounted to £215.37 and have been given to Brimington Lunch Club.

Also thank you to the Managers, staff and customers at Brimming with Beer who raised £170.19 for Brimington Lunch Club.

Both of these generous donations will help us to continue providing home cooked food on a Tuesday without needing to increase the price.

Annual Report

Chair Councillor Dave Culley

Ladies and Gentlemen thank you for attending the Annual Meeting of Parish Electors in Brimington.  First I am going to give a brief outline of the role of the Parish Council, then the work that we have been undertaking and finishing with our plans for the future.

The 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 currently have nine Councillors and one vacancy and elections are held on a quadrennial basis.  All members of the public on the electoral roll have the opportunity to take part in the election.  All Councillors are volunteers and they receive no wages or expenses for the work they undertake for the community.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their service over the last year; and to report the sad loss of John Haywood who had served on the Parish Council for many years.

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; for a Band A property this is just £15.28 per year, we use this money carefully and put services and events on for residents in the Parish.

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 three part-time members of staff. Two part-time caretakers look after the Community Centre and support the various groups and people who hire our facilities. A part-time Clerk looks after all our administration, meetings, finance, events and projects.  Our thanks go to all the staff for keeping the Community Centre and the Parish Council running.

We regularly liaise with the Police and Neighbourhood Watch on crime and anti-social behaviour issues.  We have recently been successful in a funding bid with the Police and Crime Commissioner, and this will improve the CCTV on the High Street, thus making the area safer for the residents and businesses in the area.

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.

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.

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 worked with Brimington Junior School to obtain grant funding to provide children’s holiday clubs in the village.  We have worked with Chesterfield Borough to provide fencing around the play area in Thistle Park to ensure that dogs cannot access the playground area.  Also work has been undertaken with Schools to produce anti dog fouling posters to raise awareness.

Each year in conjunction with the Church we organise the annual Remembrance Parade and Service.  We also organise various Christmas events including the Tree on The Green, a Brass Band Carol Concert, Christmas Lunch and for the first time this year hosted a Pantomime.

To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee we offered help and small grants for residents to organise street parties; we are hosting a craft and refreshment event and will plant a tree as part of the Green Canopy Scheme.

We try to keep residents in Brimington aware 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.

This year we have carried out an initial survey of what parishioners in Brimington want in their local area, this was advertised on our notice boards, website and Facebook pages.  Some interesting initial ideas have come forward and we will work on these in the coming months and years.  The project Big Picture for Brimington is a long-term project and it ensures that the Parish Council is working to what people in the village want and need in their area.

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.

EACH WEEK IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Mondays  
9.00am-12noon Welfare Rights – Drop in Session – free advice from Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre
10.00am-11.00am Chair Based Exercises – includes seated and standing exercises.  Adapted to all abilities. Contact number 07891 100561
 2.00pm-4.00pm  Indoor Bowls – Contact Rob on 07902 210371. Equipment is provided please wear flat soled shoes or slippers
5.40pm-8.00pm Keep Fit – Book with Emma on 07521 631221
Tuesdays
12noon-1.00pm

 

 

Tuesday Lunch – All welcome to come and have a home cooked 2 course lunch and hot drink just £4.00 (under 12’s just £2.00). Highchairs available.
1.00pm-3.00pm Bingo – All welcome
2.00pm-4.00pm Art Group – Friendly informal group. Contact Liz on 01246 620881
7.00pm-9.00pm  Indoor Bowls – Contact Tony on 07752 692265. Equipment is provided please wear flat soled shoes or slippers
7.30pm Labour Group – 1st Tuesday of the month
7.00pm Parish Council – 2nd Tuesday of the month
Wednesdays
10.00am-10.45am  Mucky Pups – Parent and toddler messy play – contact Charlotte @ www.muckypups.club
6.30pm-7.30pm Adult Tap Dance Class -previous experience necessary.

Possible new beginners class dependent on numbers – contact Carol on 07818 227583

Thursdays
10.00am-10.45am Mucky Pups – Parent and toddler messy play – contact Charlotte @ www.muckypups.club
12.00noon-1.00pm Stay and Play – Parent and toddler play – contact Charlotte @ www.muckypups.club
8.00pm-10.00pm

 

Brimington Women’s Club – includes guest speakers and excursions – contact Margaret on 01246 203086
7.00pm-9.30pm

 

History Group – 4th Thursday of each month – All Welcome
FRIDAYS
10.00am-11.00am Phonic Bear – introducing children 2 to 5 to letters and sounds. Contact Rachel on 07515 940466
4.00pm-7.00pm Karate – please contact Natasha on 07554 427107

If you would like help with setting up a group, we are happy to help with the advertising contact Liz at brimingtonparishcouncil@outlook.com

**TUESDAY LUNCH**
BRIMINGTON COMMUNITY
CENTRE, HEYWOOD STREET

All ages are welcome.
We are family friendly
high chairs available
For just £4.00 (under 12’s £2.00) for a
two course meal and hot drink this
represents great value for money, a
vegetarian option is always available

 

*PLASTIC FREE PLEDGE*

On the 9 February 2021 Brimington Parish Council signed up to the make plastic free communities pledge.

We are working to reduce the amount of single use plastics

SAS Plastic Free Pledge – new-1-1

*BRIMINGTON FOOD BANK*

St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall
Church Street, Brimington
Derbyshire
S43 1JGItems Needed

Tinned Fish
Tinned Meat
Toilet Rolls
Instant Noodles Such As Pot Noodles
Instant Mash
Tinned Fruit
Sponge Puddings

chesterfield.foodbank.org.uk

07984589456
info@chesterfield.foodbank.org.uk 

 


*DERBYSHIRE UNEMPLOYED WORKERS’ CENTRES*

Advice Centre Says

Thousands Are Losing Out

Advisers at the long established Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centres (DUWC) claim that thousands are losing out because they are not seeking advice both before and after making their claim for Universal Credit. The DUWC has been advising people in Derbyshire since 1983 and can recognize the pitfalls that face people claiming benefits for the first time. Those facing redundancy, reduced or low income during the Covid-19 pandemic have heard one clear benefit message from the Government – CLAIM UNIVERSAL CREDIT!

The DUWC advice team believe it is important to seek advice before and after claiming Universal Credit. Failure to do so may lead to a loss of income with the recipient being totally unaware that they are losing out.

Andy Parkes, senior Welfare Rights Worker at DUWC says

‘Before anyone considers claiming Universal Credit, they should know that:

Universal Credit can affect benefits that you may already be receiving –e.g. Tax credits –you could become worse off by claiming Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit, if you are not entitled because you have too much income or savings -you may be missing out on other available benefits such as Jobseekers Allowance because you have paid National insurance contributions through work.’

Andy went on to say ‘the Centres advisers can discuss your circumstances and undertake benefit calculations, to be able to advise on possible claims. We will see if we can increase your income or make sure you avoid any loss or reduction.

However, after claiming Universal Credit –it could also pay to take advice because:

Online Universal Credit claims can be difficult to complete. You do not have to manage your Universal credit account alone. We are here to help and we can explain how it all works.

Your payments may not be correct and you could be missing an element of Universal Credit that could mean you will be owed more benefit.

You may be finding it difficult to meet your claimant commitment. These are the things you need to do to get benefit. We can have a look at you circumstances and see if we can help.’

The DUWC has a helpline 01246 231441 for Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire operating from 8.0am and 4.0pm weekdays and has three Main offices for drop in at Chesterfield, Shirebrook and Alfreton as there is a realisation that not everyone can communicate remotely. The Shirebrook office has a special project to support migrant workers. Colin Hampton, Co-ordinator of DUWC urged people to get in touch.

‘Thousands of workers are losing their jobs and may have never come in to contact with the Department for Work and Pensions. It is essential that people are made aware of the help that is out there. DUWC has been here for over 35 years. Unemployment can be an isolating experience so it is important to reach out for assistance from those that have experienced unemployment and redundancy over the decades and can lend a helping hand.’ Colin concluded.

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