Ticknall CC cricketer Tom Kent-Smith first picked up a cricket bat at the age of five and now plays both junior and senior cricket at Ticknall. He also represented Derbyshire County Cricket since he was nine where he is a Batsman/Bowler. Tom says “Ticknall CC is a friendly family club and has given me excellent coaching and opportunities since I’ve been there.”Read more
The poor condition of the public toilets in Ticknall has been highlighted by a regular visitor who decided to write to Ticknall Life about the problem. In his message to Ticknall Life, David Redfern describes the state of the toilets in stark terms. He tells usRead more
Residents, schools and community groups are being invited to apply for free trees. Yes, you read that right – FREE TREES. South Derbyshire District Council is giving away over 1,000 free trees for the 16th consecutive year to help the area to bloom in the heart of The National Forest.Read more
Ticknall has always had poor mobile coverage and, of late, it seems to be getting worse. In 2016 an application for a mast at Woodside Farm was granted which led us to believe that we were, at last, going to see an improvement. Sadly, this has not materialised and we learn that this application is not going forward.Read more
Local resident Jeff Collett offered to repaint the red telephone box on High Street. The box is owned by the Heartbeat Trust, whose permission was sought and they were pleased to help. They contacted David Beckford of Pronto Paints who very kindly offered to provide the paint required.Read more
Residents should be aware of the number of break-ins that have occurred during the last three weeks in villages nearby:
During the period January 23 to 29 there were 7 incidents in Findern, Repton Willington and Bretby.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
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
Ticknall neighbourhood watch coordinator Barry Hanson reports a new spate of shed break ins that have occurred in Ashby Road recently.
All are believed to have taken place late on Friday evenings, between 22.00 and 02.00, over the last 3 weeks.Read more