Shardlow & Great Wilne Parish Council

Serving the people of Shardlow & Great Wilne

Clerk RFO: Fiona Keppel-Spoor
10 Willow Close, Aston on
Trent, Derbyshire DE72 2BX

Tel: 01332 793272

Shardlow & Great Wilne Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Shardlow & Great Wilne a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Latest News

SDDC Free Tree Scheme 2021

SDDC Free Tree Scheme 2021

Posted: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 10:27 by Fiona Keppel-Spoor

We're pleased to announce that this year's South Derbyshire District Council and The National Forest Free Tree Scheme will be open for applications between Monday 4th Oct and Sunday 31st Oct.

We're supporting the Queen's Green Canopy project to ''Plant a Tree for the Jubilee'' as part of our project this year in preparation for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022. So as well as choosing attractive, wildlife-friendly trees that are suitable for gardens we have themed them to the Jubilee by choosing trees with red, white or blue colours. As usual residents will be able to apply for up to 2 free trees and businesses, schools, Parish Councils and voluntary groups are eligible for up to 10. More »

Please join in when the scheme opens on Monday! Please share.

We'd love to share and help promote any environmental projects you are planning for the Jubilee. Please join our network group and use it for any environmental queries, ideas or requests for help. It's an active and helpful virtual community with over 20 location organisations represented already:

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Proposed Installation of a 20M 5G Mast on London Road, Shardlow

Posted: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 20:20 by Fiona Keppel-Spoor

The following planning application has been received by South Derbyshire District Council

Comments and objections should be made via the planning portal.

Information from NHS

Posted: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 12:15 by Fiona Keppel-Spoor


NHS and care services across Derbyshire are once again asking for the public's help to make sure they can focus care on the sickest patients.

All health and care services across the city and county have felt the strain as life returns to normal following Covid-19 restrictions coming to an end but for health and care staff the challenge of the pandemic has not gone away and services are under severe pressure. More »

Alongside increases in hospital patients who have confirmed Covid-19 – 77 patients across three sites, an increase from 65 this time last week – with 11 being in the most critical condition, there has been a significant increase in poorly patients with other illnesses. At the same time, the A&E teams are seeing increasing numbers of patients, with 1,038 patients in just one day this Monday at Chesterfield Royal, Royal Derby Hospital and Queen's Hospital, Burton.

As a result of A&E being full, patients are experiencing long waits. This also means ambulances need to wait longer outside of A&E before their crews can pass on the care of patients. For patients nearing discharge, adult care and community services are also very busy, which means patients can't be discharged quickly once they are medically fit. This means hospital beds are filling to capacity.

Brigid Stacey, Chief Nursing Officer for NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: "All our staff working in health and care services are trying to make sure we see people who need us."

"Pressure is on every part of the health and care system from our GPs working tirelessly to return every call to a patient in need, to beds being limited in care homes due to staffing shortages and outbreaks of illnesses. As always we are working together as a system to do everything we can to make sure we get the care to everyone who needs it. We need the public to help us and this might include helping us when patients are ready for discharge from hospital."

With hospitals full and patients waiting for long periods of time, the clinical teams are doing all they can to make sure people in hospital who are well are able to return home. The hospital teams rely on families to help with getting their loved ones home, and that help is needed now more than ever.

Berenice Groves, Chief Operating Officer at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, said: "We want to offer the best care to all of our patients whether it's via A&E so they get the urgent care they need or a specialist team to treat cancer or other urgent conditions.

"We're having to redeploy staff from our operating theatres to work in critical care units, which unfortunately means we need to cancel some operations. If you're called with a cancellation then we know this will be disappointing. Please be assured we are only doing this where necessary and feel we have little alternative. Please try to be understanding when our staff call."

"Families can also really help us by supporting their loved ones to go home whilst they await a care package or accept a placement in a care home. We know this is not ideal and we are grateful to families for continuing to do everything they can to support loved ones to return home so we can get patients who really do need to be in hospital into a bed quicker."

"We are also having to take extra steps to discharge patients to the first available residential or nursing home bed, which in some cases may not be the bed closest to the patient's home. We would appreciate families' support with this to help us ensure we can prioritise hospital treatment for those patients who are the most poorly."

Dr Magnus Harrison, medical director at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, said: "We are here for patients who have a major, life changing or life threatening illness. Colleagues at Urgent Treatment Centres and NHS 111 online can provide advice for other illness or injury. Please also, where possible, make your own way to hospital where this is safe rather than relying on an ambulance via 999.

"People turning up at hospitals with minor illnesses are waiting a very long time for treatment. We have seen people who have attended A&E with coughs and colds, which can be easily treated by a pharmacist or at home. For more advice and guidance, visit who can direct you to the most appropriate service."

"We are asking people to use the most appropriate services available to them for anything that is not life threatening and if you are unsure visit 111 online. GPs are open and pharmacies can help with advice and give many over the counter solutions to colds, tummy troubles and rashes. Our urgent treatment centres are a good alternative to A&E if your injury is not life-threatening. They can treat you for serious conditions such as minor head bumps and suspected broken bones."

Brigid Stacey added, "We have been so grateful for the public support throughout the pandemic. We have been overwhelmed by kindness and thoughtful gestures. We know the public are incredible in their support and the biggest thing they can do now to help us, is to think about how they use our services, to help us to help you. Our local GPs, urgent treatment centres and pharmacists are incredible and offer excellent treatment. There are evening appointments available and the waits are much shorter for minor ailments.

"We don't want people to wait and we want to offer the best care we can, but saving lives is the main job of A&E and we must always prioritise life."

"And we also need support from families in helping to discharge patients when they are ready and to accept that they may not necessarily go to the care home you'd normally choose."



The NHS is here for you and so if you are concerned about a new lump or mole or have any other health issues then please get in touch with your GP.

If it is not an emergency you can use a range of service, such as:


Pharmacies can offer over the counter advice and treat common illnesses such as colds, sore throats, stings and allergies.

Call 111 First

Once a patients calls 111 or visits 111 online they will be navigated to the most appropriate service, first time by a trained operator. The operator will even be able to book appointments and timeslots at the most appropriate health service for your needs.

Visit the NHS Urgent Care Centre

Urgent Treatment Centre

Whitworth Hospital


8am-8pm, every day

Buxton Hospital


8am-8pm, every day

Ripley Hospital


8am-8pm, every day

Ilkeston Hospital


8am-8pm, every day

Derby Urgent Treatment Centre


8am-8pm, every day

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