A fun-filled weekend of free entertainment awaits later this month when spellbinding stunt shows, exciting fairground rides, appetising food and rhythmic music will come to life at South Derbyshire District Council’s Festival of Leisure.Read more
St Peter’s Church, Netherseal will be holding a series of events to celebrate St Peter’s Festival, one of which will be an illustrated talk by Matthew Morris on the finding of the remains of Richard III in Leicester.Read more
Ticknall’s name was derived from its landscape setting and land use. The first syllable ‘tic’ reflects the pastoral economy of the time, showing that it was grazed by goats. There were still goatherds in the area in the 16th century. The second syllable is ‘halh’ (Saxon) = a nook or hollow of land, the village being tucked into a slight dip in the landscape.Read more
Councillor Michael Stanton has been named Chairman of South Derbyshire District Council for the second successive year. The Ticknall resident was given the prestigious honour at the Civic Council meeting at Swadlincote Town Hall on Thursday, May 24.Read more
Scoff and Shop is a new catering concept in the heart of the community and with the community at it’s heart.
We pride ourselves on our friendly service and go out of our way to make our customers feel welcome and appreciated.Read more
The Thringstone Fault crosses the parish of Ticknall from east to west, separating the Coal Measures clays to the south from the upthrust Carboniferous Limestone to the north. Other outliers of limestone occur at Calke, Dimminsdale, Breedon and Cloud Hill, but otherwise limestone is fairly rare in the area.Read more
Councillor Hilary Coyle has been named as the new Leader of South Derbyshire District Council.
It comes after Cllr Bob Wheeler revealed that he was stepping down from the role after more than seven years. The change was announced at a Full Council meeting on Thursday, January 18.Read more
This week we received the message below from Neighbourhood Watch concerning a high-tech but quick and simple method used in car theft. If you own a modern car that identifies the presence of your keys by radio, you may be vulnerable. The surveillance video of a real theft shows how easy it is for thieves to take your car.Read more
On 19 December Ticknall Lunch Club got together for the last time in 2017. Mary Magson and her wonderful team of volunteers catered for all tastes by laying on a great meal in the form of a hot buffet.Read more
The Cruiser HMS Neptune sank with the loss of 764 officers and men on the night of 19 December 1941. Just one man was rescued by an Italian torpedo boat, after 5 days in the water. Among those missing presumed dead was John Olivers brother, 20 year old Thomas Oliver. The boat went down as John was preparing to celebrate his birthday on 20 December.Read more
A consultation that will move a key future planning document a step closer to adoption has been launched. South Derbyshire District Council submitted its Local Plan Part 2 to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate for consideration back in January, with the inspector responsible now allowing the next phase of the process to proceed.Read more
Visitors to Ticknall are most welcome to attend the meetings of the Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society held on the last Friday of each month at 7.30 pm in The Village Hall, Ingleby Lane.Read more
Sometime between 8pm and 10.20pm on Monday, 20 February a house in Ticknall, near to Main Street was broken into.
A black BMW 520 was stolen and was later found abandoned on the roundabout near to Tesco’s at Ashby-De-La-Zouch at 12.30am on Friday, February 24.Read more