News from around Littleover

August 28, 2017 12:28 PM

Bramblebrook care home closed

This council-run care home on Rough Heanor Road has been closed. The Labour Cabinet had agreed to sell it as a going concern last December. Plans changed this spring due to staffing problems, although local councillors were not told.

Cllr Lucy Care said "We've asked that local people are involved in plans for this site. We have also asked for security to be improved."

Brackensdale School

The Council is asking for views on combining Brackensdale Infant and Junior Schools into a single primary school for children from 4 to 11. Details are available at

V3 changes - your view?

For the last few weeks the Villager V3 service has included Heatherton in the evenings and on Sundays. As the Harlequin service only goes clockwise round Heatherton there are no anticlockwise bus stops. At present it is not clear whether a V3 bus in Heatherton is going to Derby or to Burton. Is this OK, or would it be better to have 'two-way' stops so that Derby-bound V3 buses stop on the other side of the road. Please let us know.

Uttoxeter New Road parking

Local residents on Uttoxeter New Road had complained that if they returned in the evening residents' parking spaces were being occupied by others. The council is therefore extending the times for the residents-only parking close to the hospital. The permit scheme will be made 24 hours to stop this problem.

Griffe Field engineers win!

Congratulations to the young engineers teams from Griffe Field Primary School. After coming joint first in the Derby heat, two teams from Griffe Field represented the city in the regional final of 'Primary Engineer'; a national competition in which pupils aged nine to eleven design build and then race electric cars. Both teams were successful, with one winning the 'Engineer Level 1' event outright and the other winning the 'Best Communicator' award.

Future Fund-raisers

Liberal Democrats don't get big donations from business or trades unions. Instead they rely on lots of smaller donations and local fundraising.

The next fund-raisers to pay for Focus are a Jumble Sale on Friday 8th September at 6pm and a Book Sale on Saturday 28th October. Both are at the Littleover Baptist Community Hall on Thornhill Road. Donations of items to sell welcomed - and cash donations too!

Thank you.