Covid-19 Business Grants

Government has announced a further round of Local Business Grants from the 5 November 2020.

These Covid-19 business grants are for the present 28-day lockdown are available to claim on the Borough Council website. please direct any of queries to this page.

Guidance is available for each scheme with an online application, please be aware that these grants are aimed at businesses who have property related business expenses and have been mandated to close (not chosen to close).

This new scheme is different to the previous one and is to be targeted to a specific type of business.

Support for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable to the Covid Virus

Please see information below received from Amber Valley Borough Council and if you need support please contact AVBC on the number provided. Alternatively if you could pass on details of contact number to any residents needing support
Note from AVBC:
Central Government has stood up the support to our residents who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable to the Covid Virus (previously known as the Shielded List). They have written to everyone on the list with more detail about the offer and with further advice.
Derbyshire County Council are responsible for the co-ordination of the local offer and are working closely with district/boroughs and community and voluntary sector. To this end they have re-established the Community Response Unit (CRU).
DCC have also written to CEV residents in Derbyshire with simple instructions on how to access food, prescriptions or just friendly social contact calls for those isolated. The main contact number for the CRU is 01629 535091.
A County meeting of the CRU was held yesterday and the urgent calls for support has been minimal and communities are again mobilising to support their own vulnerable, so there does appear to be strong resilience. However, there will always be people who fall between the gaps and I would ask for your vigilance in trying to identify them.
No decision has been made regarding how long the CRU will remain operational if the lock down is suspended as planned in early December but planning is taking place for the holiday season fast approaching.
Kirk W Monk| Assistant Director (Wellbeing)
Amber Valley Borough Council
Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
Email: | Telephone: 01773 841646
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Notice of Parish Councillor Vacancy




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish.

1. This vacancy has arisen because Mrs Rachel Daniel has vacated office by reason of failure to attend meetings due to ill health

2. A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held within 14 days (not counting a Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday) from the date below if any ten local electors for the Parish give notice in writing to the Returning Officer

3. Requests for such an election should be addressed to The Returning Officer at the office of Amber Valley Borough Council to arrive not later than 11 November 2020.

1) The address of the Returning Officer is:
Town Hall

2) If no such request is made the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council.

Date: 21 October 2020
Signed: Kath Gruber

Rats on Casson Street

There have been several sightings of rats on Casson Street which has been reported to Environmental Heath. To help prevent rats residents are advised to:

Do not leave any excess food waste outside overnight.

Place all household rubbish in the dustbin and keep the lid shut.

Do not leave areas of the garden piled up with rubbish or overgrown.

Block up any holes used for services that may allow access into your property.

Ensure that rats cannot escape through old drainage connections e.g. disused toilets.

Do not throw food for birds onto the ground.