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
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
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
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
Little did Ann Bird think that buying half a dozen rose bushes from Tesco for her new garden when she married many years ago would lead to a lifetime passion and important role in the rose world. Her fascinating talk to Ticknall Garden Club at their May meeting told the amazing story of how she became interested in growing roses and began to exhibit them with great success and eventually was appointed to judge them at shows.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
A bike enthusiast has appealed to the public for their help in tracing his machine after two were stolen from a unit in Melbourne. The bikes, an orange KTM 300 EXC and a blue and white, Suzuki DR Z400 were stolen from a unit on Castle Lane Industrial Estate, Castle Street, Melbourne between 5pm, Thursday, January 26 and 11am, Friday, January 27.Read more
The final adoption of a planning blueprint that will guide the future building of homes in one of the country’s fastest growth areas has moved a step closer.Read more
A blueprint that points the way towards long-term economic prosperity for one of the country’s boom areas has been unveiled. The South Derbyshire Economic Development Strategy 2016-20 focuses on the local economy, attracting inward investment, boosting tourism, town centre growth and maximising opportunities presented by The National Forest.Read more
Ticknall Garden Club were privileged to have a visit from Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum at Kew Gardens, at their November meeting. He proved to be a genial guide to his chosen topic of Trees that Made Britain. His TV programme, made a few years ago, highlighted the important role that native trees have played in our history and culture.Read more
At their October meeting Ticknall Garden Club enjoyed a lively talk from Justin Harrison. Standing in at the last minute for the expected speaker, he did not disappoint. He had brought along a wide array of plants to demonstrate his general theme of pleasing plant combinations with a mention of his special favourites along the way.Read more