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

If you are offering help and providing a valuable service we want to hear from you

We're compiling a list of volunteers, organisations and businesses who are offering help and support to vulnerable and elderly residents. If that's you or you know of anyone who is doing that then drop us a line at townclerk@darleydale.gov.uk and we'll make sure that people know about it.

Councils and organisations across the county are co-ordinating a massive community response to make sure vulnerable residents are supported through the coronavirus outbreak.

If you need help and have no friends or family you can call on, you can register to get help online.

You can also register to volunteer online and help people in your local community who don't have anyone else to call on.

Extraordinary Meeting of Darley Dale Town Council

Please see below for the log in details for the Extraordinary Meeting of Darley Dale Town Council to be held by videoconference.

Topic: Extraordinary Meeting of Darley Dale Town Council
Time: April 9th, 2020 07:00 PM

Members of the public may join the meeting. For details email the townclerk@darleydale.gov.uk

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.

Corona Virus Update

You will be aware that, as of 8.30pm on Monday 23rd March 2020, further measures have been put in place across the country to limit the movement of people, to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The new directions from the Prime Minister are that you may only leave your house for:
• shopping for basic necessities;
• one form of exercise a day;
• any medical need;
• travelling to and from work when "absolutely necessary."

People are warned that:
• They should not meet friends or family members who they do not live with
• Shopping is only permitted for essentials like food and medicine, and people are advised to do it "as little as you can."

Police Officers will disperse groups of more than two people who do not live in the same household, but we would anticipate that the vast majority of people will follow these new directions.

These are unprecedented steps for our county, region and country and we would urge everyone to help protect themselves, their families and the whole nation, by following the direction of the Prime Minister.

For further detail on these restrictions, see the Government's guidance: https://www.gov.uk/…/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-a…

For local updates please go to: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19.aspx

  • 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

Social Distancing Guidance

Derbyshire County Council's Community Response Unit

Calling all community groups, voluntary and business organisations across Derbyshire – we need you!
Derbyshire County Council are co-ordinating a massive community response across the county to make sure residents who need help are supported through the coronavirus outbreak.
Could your business or organisation help? Perhaps you could provide goods? Or deliver food and prescriptions, prepare meals or just having a chat on the phone with someone who is isolated and lonely? #derbyshirespirit
If your organisation can help please fill in the short questionnaire here https://crowd.in/lhz2Ze

Sources of Information

Please try to ensure the information you have is accurate, the Town Council is currently being guided by the following sources.

Government

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Derbyshire County Council microsite

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19.aspx

Derbyshire Dales District Council

https://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/your-council/news-and-publications/latest-news/3019-coronavirus

National Association of Local Councils

https://www.nalc.gov.uk/coronavirus

The Town Council operates under very specific powers and legislation that differs from other tiers of Government such as Derbyshire Dales District Council and Derbyshire County Council. I have included a link to the Natiional Association of Local Council as they are providing guidance to all Parish and Town Councils in regard to how we operate and what we can do (legally) during this period.

Latest News

Community response unit

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 10:23 by Sian Bacon

Calling all community groups, voluntary and business organisations across Derbyshire – we need you!
We're co-ordinating a massive community response across the county to make sure residents who need help are supported through the coronavirus outbreak.
Could your business or organisation help? Perhaps you could provide goods? Or deliver food and prescriptions, prepare meals or just having a chat on the phone with someone who is isolated and lonely? #derbyshirespirit
If your organisation can help please fill in our short questionnaire here https://crowd.in/lhz2Ze

Social Distancing Guidance from Public Health England

Social Distancing Guidance from Public Health England

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 10:03 by Sian Bacon

Please read the latest advice from @PublicHealthEngland around #socialdistancing:

▪️ Everyone should be reducing their interactions with others to reduce transmission of COVID-19
▪️ People at increased risk of severe illness should be particularly stringent in following the advice
▪️ Read the latest guidance here: https://crowd.in/ISW8rf

Bin Collection Information from Derbyshire Dales District Council

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 10:02 by Sian Bacon

Bin collections here in the Derbyshire Dales are being impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Staff absences due to self-isolation measures mean garden waste collections will be suspended from Friday to enable our teams to focus on recycling and general household waste collections. More »

Food waste will be collected fortnightly - with household waste - rather than weekly.

Please note there is always a possibility that rounds will not be completed in the current exceptional circumstances as Serco have adopted the Government's social distancing guidelines, meaning two rather than the usual three staff on each truck.

Our appeal to you is please be patient. There is no need to report a missed collection in the coming days. If your food, recycling or general waste containers are not emptied as scheduled, please leave them out and we will get to you as soon as possible. » Less