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									       STANLEY COMMON
    COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
                             `COMMON CARE'
     `
         WORKING TOGETHER FOR A HEALTHIER, STRONGER HEART
              FOR THE COMMUNITY OF STANLEY COMMON'
Issue 1 April 2008
Hello Everyone,

This is the first newsletter of the Common Care Group formed in 2006. Progress over the
past 2 years has been steady but encouraging. The Management Group now has over 20
active members who meet every 3 months, including our area health visitor and social
worker. An extensive survey of every household was undertaken in June 2007. The
response from over 60 people, mainly from the older generation, was encouraging. We
need more information from younger people, which is being addressed. It is pleasing to say
that overall the community responses indicated a general feeling of well-being in the
village. Many of the wider issues raised and responses are set out below together with
the action being taken to address others. Several Open Meetings (see below) have seen
an encouraging response from the wider community. One of the major issues is that of
communication. This newsletter is part of the effort to address this problem, and we'll
publish each time we've enough material - so please send stuff in! Use is also being
made of the Parish Council Community Website: stanleyandstanleycommon-pc.org.uk
for those who have access to the internet. Children have taken part in a competition to
design a logo, which is now being developed.
We have an active and enthusiastic group but we still need more people to be involved. If
you can assist in any way please contact me or the Secretary, Janet Costall ( 0115 930
3845).

Simon White, Chair: 0115 932 4695




                        COMMON CARE OPEN MEETING and AGM

is on Tuesday April 1st at 7.30pm (following a Committee Meeting at 6.15pm) in the
Community Room at the United Church, Belper Road. Come for food and drink & a
report on the past year. Have a say about future developments and priorities & elect
officers and committee for the coming year. Please come along with a friend and learn
more about `Common Care' and how you might be able to contribute.

Do you belong to a village based group, organisation or regular activity? Bring some
photos or a small display about what you do so that others can find out more. Advertise
forthcoming dates, recruit support and share the good things that happen in our village
with a wider audience
COMMUNITY BUS HITS THE ROAD
A significant success has been the acquisition of a second-hand Community Bus which can
carry up to 10 people, including those with disabilities. While the project is still in its
infancy the bus is already being used to convey people to the Luncheon Club at Eventide
Hall and a weekly trip to a supermarket. While capacity is limited it is hoped to steadily
widen the use of the bus to other groups including local schools. The Long Eaton
Luncheon Club is also using it. Eventually it is hoped that this initial project will provide a
platform for a funding bid in a year or two for a new vehicle.
Further information from Pat Trueman 0115 9443 442.

LOCAL ISSUES RAISED BY THE COMMUNITY

ROAD SAFETY
Speeding Vehicles on Belper Road – More 30 mph signs needed-Dangerous parking-
Pelican Crossing needed outside Stanley Common School.

The Parish Council continues to address these issues in liaison with the Police and
Highways Authority. We understand that the Police Safety Camera operates on Belper
Road at least once a month. The local police are undertaking a speeding survey. There's
no case for fixed camera sites, as we are not considered an accident black spot by the
police. Car parking on Belper Road is monitored by the police and obstructions dealt with.
Yellow lines would adversely affect trade of local shops. Sensibly parked vehicles actually
slow traffic down. Football parking will be the subject of a letter to Clubs seeking more
considerate parking. Junior Clubs are trying to economise on transport arrangements to
the recreation ground. Highways Authority have declined a Pelican Crossing as levels of
pedestrian traffic and the speed limit do not meet criteria and a School Crossing Patrol is
provided at peak week-day times. The law does not permit repeater 30 mph signs in a built
up area. The 30 mph limit is to be extended from Tansley Avenue to No's.273 & 352 Belper
Road (towards the Rose and Crown).

INADEQUATE ROAD SIGNAGE
The village of Stanley Common is marked on road maps, and village signs were provided
by the Parish Council to mark the millennium. A road direction sign is located at the junction
of Park Hall Lane and Belper Road. No village direction sign exists at the Rose and Crown
cross-roads. No sign exists to the Eventide Hall on Common Lane junction with
Hayeswood Road or at the "circle". The Parish Council is to request Highways Authority to
provide two signs.

LATE BUSES FROM DERBY
The local bus service to Derby has been extensively reviewed in recent years.
Unfortunately, the number of people using the service did not make a later service
financially viable. Groups of residents could consider making use of the community
minibus (see above) for particular events.

STANLEY COMMON `VILLAGE GREEN'
Some residents would like to see the Stanley Common Recreation Ground become
more of an inclusive community facility or `village green' with perhaps a duck pond and
memorial garden. It is not widely known that the Parish Council is trustee of a further
recreation ground at the west end of Belper Road. The ground has lain fallow for many
years due to lack of funding to develop it.
The Parish Council has a medium term plan to try and obtain the substantial funding
necessary to provide the infrastructure, a pavilion and new football pitch. This will enable the
recreational and environmental amenity of the 'village green' to be improved for the use of
all the community. It will also relieve the traffic problems associated with match days.

VILLAGE SHOP
Economics and usage govern the provision of convenience shopping. The Post Office is
now trying to bridge the gap since the closure of the local shop by selling a limited range of
basic commodities and newspapers. The patronage of the whole village is necessary if the
business is to remain a viable concern. Do support them!

VILLAGE FETE
This was once an annual event together with a Carnival and Carnival Queen. It ceased,
following the closure of the Club at the junction of Common Lane.
ALL WE NEED IS A VOLUNTEER TO RESURRECT IT AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
FOR ORGANISING IT. THE COMMITTEE OF COMMON CARE WILL SUPPORT THEM
IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE INCLUDING FUND RAISING.

BABYSITTING CIRCLE
This is a possibility bearing in mind legislative requirements of childcare.
AGAIN ALL THAT IS NEEDED IS A VOLUNTEER TO TAKE THE LEAD.

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Various suggestions to provide line dancing, quizzes, a drama group, yoga, keep fit and
dancing classes have been made. It's interesting to note that some of these events
already happen, unknown to many! The Management Committee is collating all the
activities that presently exist to identify possible gaps and improve publicity for them.

LOCAL HEALTH SURGERY
This has been investigated with the local GP practices. They've explained that it is not a
practical solution given the present day constraints on hygiene and infection control,
confidentiality of personal records etc. all of which require funding which is not currently
available.



COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
QUIZ NIGHT

Every Tuesday evening 9.45pm at the White Post Pub, Belper Road
Food available lunch and evening.


10th Ilkeston ( All Saints) Stanley Common Scout Group

Scouts, Cubs and Beavers meet at the The Bartram Centre, The Crescent, Stanley Common.
Contact: Georgina Halford 0115 932 2423
EVENTIDE VILLAGE HALL, HAYESWOOD ROAD, STANLEY COMMON,
LINE DANCING                                      KEEP FIT
Thurs evening                                     Tues afternoon
BINGO                                             MOTHER AND BABY GROUP
Tues evening                                      Wed afternoon
LUNCHEON CLUB                                     COUNTRY KIDS PRE SCHOOL
Mon and Fri- All welcome                          Places available for 2-5 yr.olds

WHIST DRIVE,                                      Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri mornings
1st Mon evening of each month                     YOGA
KARATI                                            Fri Evening
Wed evening

    Why not hire the Eventide Hall for parties, receptions, meetings or organised
    events? Or hire the Community Bus? Contact Pat Trueman: 0115 944 3442 for
    further details and bookings


WEST HALLAM DRAMA GROUP,

The May (8th-10th) production at Stanley Village Hall, Coronation Road, is `The Farndale
Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery' You
can be sure of plenty of laughs. Why not treat yourself ? Contact the Publicity Secretary
Moya Fleming: 0115 930 5386 for information.

MOTHERS' UNION

Meets 3rd Mon in the Month at 2pm – United Church of All Saints, Belper Road – for friendship,
Christian encouragement, speakers, outings etc. Contact: Doreen Bunting 0115 932 8351

COMMON CRAFT

Meets 2nd Monday in the month at 2pm at United Church for friendship, craft demonstrations
and hands-on sessions, outings etc. Contact: Janet Costall 0115 9303845

WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
The nearest District Branch is at West Hallam. Contact: National Office 020 7371 9300
COMMON CARE INTERNET WEB PAGE

Visit our Web Page at: stanleyandstanleycommon-pc.org.uk for up to date information on
the activities of Common Care and Community Groups.

PARISH MAGAZINE,

Why not subscribe to the monthly Parish Magazine for Church and Community News? Cost £3
per year, delivered to your door. Editor 0115 9324188


THE UNITED CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS COMMUNITY MEETING ROOM IS NOW
AVAILABLE FOR HIRE TO SUPPLEMENT THE FACILITIES OFFERED BY THE EVENTIDE
HALL. THE PROJECT INCLUDES A CARPETED MEETING ROOM WITH SEATING FOR
FIFTY OR MORE, A KITCHEN AND FULLY ACCESSIBLE TOILET. CONTACT: Janet Costall
0115 930 3845

								
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