Darley Dale Town Council

Serving the people of Darley Dale

Town Clerk: Sian Bacon
The Whitworth Centre, Station
Road, Darley Dale, Matlock
Derbyshire DE4 2EQ

Tel: 01629 735 248

  • Mary Myers, Mayor of Darley Dale, and Councillor Alan Long, who is also Chair of The Whitworth Centre, at the first Town Council Community Awards Ceremony.

  • Our Office is normally open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 to 12.00.

  • A view over the lake in Whitworth Gardens.

  • Whitworth Centre

    Whitworth Centre

    Our office is based here.

  • Whitworth Park July 2018

    Whitworth Park July 2018

  • Whitworth Park July 2018

    Whitworth Park July 2018

  • Whitworth Park July 2018

    Whitworth Park July 2018

  • Whitworth Park July 2018

    Whitworth Park July 2018

  • Whitworth Park July 2018

    Whitworth Park July 2018

  • Whitworth Park July 2018

    Whitworth Park July 2018

  • Lake in Whitworth park

    Lake in Whitworth park

  • Whitworth Park July 2018

    Whitworth Park July 2018

  • Whitworth Park July 2018

    Whitworth Park July 2018

Darley Dale Town Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Darley Dale a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Darley Dale Town Council was formed in 1980 and consists of 12 councillors - seven covering the North Ward and five covering the South Ward. Meetings are normally held on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm (except August) at The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale. A period of 10 minutes at the start and end of meetings is allowed for members of the public to raise issues with the Town Council.

Darley Dale's Neighbourhood Plan

Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A Referendum on Darley Dale Neighbourhood Plan was held on Tuesday 21st January 2020 when local people were invited to vote on this:

"Do you want Derbyshire Dales District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Darley Dale Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area."

From an electorate of 4,725, 682 votes in favour and 117 against, so the vote was carried.

View the Declaration of Result [PDF 298KB]

Twinning Trip to Onzain

Visit to Onzain Friday 22nd May to Monday 25th May 2020

This visit will take place on the above dates and is open to all residents of Darley Dale & District

We have been asked to limit the number of visitors from Darley Dale to about 75 as this will be a very busy weekend of joint twinning anniversary celebrations with both of Onzain's twin towns of Flein (Germany) and Darley Dale.

All visitors, both individual and groups, must make their own travel arrangement to get to Onzain. If you intend to join this twinning visit to Onzain in May 2020, please advise Pat Haworth our Hosting Coordinator with the names of the travellers and their contact details. Please tell Pat whether or not you have already arranged to stay with a host family in Onzain.

Pat's contact details by email: johnstafhaworth@hotmail.com

Please respond urgently as we need to know how many people intend to go, even if your final travel details are not yet sorted out.

Further information is on the the Darley Dale Twinning Association website: https://www.darleydaletwinning.org.uk/index/latestnews.html

Darley Dale Town Council's Community Awards

Darley Dale in Bloom

Darley Dale in Bloom win Silver Gilt this year!

Two of the Darley Dale in Bloom committee travelled to the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield last month to receive the news that the group had been awarded a Silver Gilt certificate this year in the East Midlands in Bloom competition. While it was disappointing to drop down from the Gold that had been awarded for the last three years, the committee were delighted that a richly deserved Judges' Award had been made to Chris Townsend and her volunteers for the Peace Garden at St Helen's church in Churchtown.

The results were announced to a packed audience of town councillors, representatives of the local business community, schools, other organisations, volunteers and supporters at the Darley Dale in Bloom Celebration Evening at the Whitworth Centre on 26 September. After a presentation of the group's work,including mention of the proposed Sensory Garden in the Whitworth park, the Silver Gilt certificate was presented to Mary Myers, the Mayor of Darley Dale and Chair of the Town Council and the Judges' Award to Chris Townsend. The chair of the DDiB committee, Barbara Newton, also read through the judges' recommendations and appealed for any help with areas such as the group's Facebook page and website, and taking photographs of the beds and other displays, events etc throughout the year.

The autumn bedding is now in place and the group are hoping for a good display throughout the winter and spring to provide some welcome colour to Darley Dale. Planning for the Sensory Garden in the Whitworth Park is progressing well and the planters should be in place soon.


Darley Dale in Bloom's Silver Gilt certificate being presented to Mary Myers, the Mayor of Darley Dale by Barbara Newton, Chair of Darley Dale in Bloom.

Latest News

Safety measures for Darley Bridge

Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 12:22 by Sian Bacon

New lights warning of approaching HGVs are set to be installed on the 3 roads leading to Darley Bridge.

Councillors will discuss the proposal at a meeting on 13 February. HJ Enthoven, a local firm, have agreed to pay for the cost of the signs, which will be £25,000. More »

The signs are set to be installed by May, with one set close to the Square and Compass on Station Road, one set on Oldfield Lane and another on the B5057 close to the Three Stags.

As a lorry approaches any of the signs a warning will flash on the other signs to warn other traffic that an HGV will shortly be on the bridge. When the signs stop flashing, drivers will know that it is safe to proceed.

An area for HGVs to pass each other on Oldfield Lane will be created, from land donated by HJ Enthovens.

Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, Councillor Simon Spencer, said:

"I am looking forward to discussing this issue at the meeting, and am grateful to HJ Enthovens for their financial support for this project – it is most helpful.

"If the report is agreed we will order the signs and they will be installed and working by May."

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Meet Your Police & Crime Comissioner Hardyal Dhindsa -Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 12:02 by Sian Bacon

The Police and Crime Commissioner is hosting evening events across Derbyshire to listen to the concerns raised in your local area following the completion of his tour of Derbyshire where he visited 383 towns, villages and neighbourhoods. The tour which began in 2016 and concluded in late 2019 saw the Commissioner meet residents from all sectors of the community to listen to their concerns around crime and policing matters. More »

Derbyshire residents are invited to attend the events that have been arranged in each local authority area across the county over the coming months to feedback some of the key issues raised and outline some of the steps taken to address these matters.

The event in Darley Dale is being held at The Whitworth Centre and commences at 6:30pm (registration from 6:15pm) and finishes by 8:00pm. Although booking isn't essential, to guarantee your place and to help us gauge numbers, please electronically reserve your place by visiting www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/meet or call the office on 0300 122 6000.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-your-police-crime-comissioner-hardyal-dhindsa-derbyshire-dales-tickets-88811645021?fbclid=IwAR2mv189fCRwWFtA6fmK2bwD8t3efKnKW4L2OloDgMYG-Lb8SoUjM7cRTeY » Less

ROAD CLOSURE - 23rd March 2020 from 08:00 to 17:00

Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 10:27 by Sian Bacon

Please find details of the proposed road closure and temporary reversal of a one way order for Warney Road, Two DalesYou can view the order details on this link https://one.network/?tm=116334879