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 will be held on Tuesday 21st January 2020.

The question that will be asked at the referendum is:

"Do you want Derbyshire Dales District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Darley Dale to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Further information including who can vote and when, is set out at:


and in hard copy at:

  • Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3NN (Monday to Friday 9.00am 0 5.00pm except Wednesday 9.30am -5.00pm)
  • The Whitworth Centre, Station Road, Darley Dale, DE4 2EQ (Monday to Friday 9-5pm and Saturday and Sunday 9-5pm* please note times may vary at weekends)

For further information, please contact the District Council by email at localplan@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or by phone on 01629 761243

Tender for the Community Voice Magazine


Tender for the Community Voice

Tenders are being solicited by Darley Dale Town Council for an Editor of the Community Voice. Applicants are invited to tender, by 31st January 2020, for the Community Voice contract with Darley Dale Town Council to run from 1st March 2020 for three years. You can download a copy of the Sample Specifications below. Sealed bids, bearing the name of the sender, should be returned to the Town Clerk by 5pm on the 31st January 2020.

Any questions or clarifications can be requested of the Clerk.

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. An arch is going to be erected at the main entrance into the garden, and the roses donated our twinned town of Onzain, planted there.

Get ready for Christmas with a fundraising Christmas wreath making session at 2pm on 28th November at Forest Garden Centre in Two Dales. Tickets are priced at £10, which includes materials and light refreshments, and are available from Caroline Dale-Leech at Red House Stables. Please contact Caroline on 01629 733583 or 07717334359 for more information and payment methods, or look on the group's website. Tickets are limited to 30 so don't delay!

The ever-popular Carriage Rides with Santa will take place around the Whitworth Park from 10-1pm on 8 December, courtesy of Red House Stables, when a 'Gingerbread man' will be helping out with the rides and edible gingerbread men will be on sale! You can also hunt for a bargain at the 'In Bloom' bric-a-brac' stall.


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

Magic of the Musicals

Magic of the Musicals

Posted: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 09:33 by Sian Bacon

Gatepost Theatre Company Present

Magic of the Musicals

Featuring classics from Les Miserables, Cats, Chicago and many more!

30th November 2019 at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Tickets £7.50

Booking via the Whitworth Centre on 01629 733678 More »

Proceeds of the event to be split between Memory Lane Darley Dale Community Group and the Whitworth Centre.

The proceeds of the raffle go to Age UK Derby and Derbyshire. » Less

Wreath Making - 28th November 2019

Wreath Making - 28th November 2019

Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 13:59 by Sian Bacon

Christmas Wreath Making with Darley Dale in Bloom

Demonstration and Workshop on Wreath making with Emma Bradford.

Thursday 28th November at 2pm at Forest Garden Centre, Oddford Lane, Darley Dale

Tickets £10 including light refreshments. More »

Tickets Availiable from Caroline Dale-Leech MBE at Red House Stables, Darley Dale on 01629 733583 » Less


Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 13:48 by Sian Bacon


WHEN :31st October 2019 08:00 to 1st November 16:00 2019

WHERE: Greenaway Lane Hackney outside no 89 and 350 metres south east from the junction with Grove Lane.

REASON: Water leak More »

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Greenaway Lane, Hackney Road, Farley Hill, Smedley Street, Old Hackney Lane, Dale Road South, Crompton Close, Holt Road

Access will be maintained, whenever reasonably possible, on the affected length of road. The road will re-open as soon as the work is finished. This may be earlier than advertised.

Derbyshire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused while work takes place. Anyone needing further information should ring Call Derbyshire 01629 533190. This notice is given under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to prohibit its use by traffic. Mike Ashworth, Strategic Director – Economy, Transport and Environment, County Hall, MATLOCK DE4 3AG » Less