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

  • 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

  • Our Mayor, with the Twinning gift for Onzain kindly donated and created by local company Ashton and Colman

    Our Mayor, with the Twinning gift for Onzain kindly donated and created by local company Ashton and Colman

  • Whitworth Park July 2018

    Whitworth Park July 2018

Darley Dale Town Council provides your local services. We strive to make our town 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. You can also find us on our Darley Dale Town Council Facebook page which contains information on the Council and upcoming local events.


Assistant to the Town Clerk/Administrator Vacancy

Job description

Salary SCP Scale is pro rata 1-4 (£9.02 - £9.58 p.h.)

Hours of work: flexible 5 – 10 hours per week to be agreed

Place of Work: The Whitworth Centre, Station Road, Darley Dale

Occasional weekend and evening work will be required by prior arrangement.

Core role

To assist the Town Clerk in ensuring that the Town Council is correctly run according to Local Government regulations and legislation.

Committee services

  1. To assist in drawing up Council and other agendas, and to be responsible for producing agendas for those meetings for which you Clerk.
  2. Clerk meetings of the Town Council, in the absence of the Town Clerk, and other meetings and working groups as required. Take appropriate follow-up action from meetings and carry out all decisions made on behalf of members when required and in liaison with the Clerk.
  3. Maintain current knowledge of planning applications and ensure that the planning records are kept up to date.

Financial management

  1. To assist the Town Clerk/RFO, to complete the Annual Return for the external auditors and make available all papers for the public as legally required. Publish notices as legally required.
  2. To assist the Town Clerk in fund raising and project management.

Administration duties

  1. Assisting the Clerk to carry forward projects on behalf of the Town Council, reporting back at regular intervals, monitoring progress, and taking action where necessary.
  2. In conjunction with the Town Clerk, to propose projects to the Town Council in accordance with budget requirements.
  3. Assist the Clerk in the management of Town Council events and functions.
  4. Liaise with other organisations and authorities as necessary.
  5. To support the Town Clerk in ensuring best practice is maintained at all times, including reviews of policy, procedures, Standing Orders and Financial Regulations, when required.
  6. To maintain the Asset register.
  7. To manage/record incoming post / emails / phone calls and action accordingly.
  8. To deal with general enquiries from members of the public, referring where necessary to the Clerk. Ensuring all messages are properly logged and passed on to the Town Clerk.
  9. Be computer literate and competent and maintain the Town Council's website and develop and maintain social media requirements.
  10. Liaise with Councillors.

Note The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description for the post. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of duties or the level of responsibility entailed.

Application: Please email your CV and letter of application to the Clerk at townclerk@darleydale.gov.uk .Please check the Darley Dale Town Council website for the job description and person specification.

The closing date: for receipt of applications is Monday 11th November 2019.

Interviews: will be held week commencing 18th November 2019.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that ONE CASUAL VACANCY exists in the office of Councillor for the said Town Council.

An election to fill the vacancy will be arranged on receipt of a valid request in writing from ten local government electors for the Parish Ward.

If no such request is made, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Town Council.

Requests for such an election should be addressed to: The Returning Officer, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NN, to arrive not later than 24th October 2019.

3 October 2019

Signed: Sian Bacon Town Clerk

Latest News

Long Hill Road Closure

Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:16 by Sian Bacon


Long Hill, Darley Dale


WHEN: 11th November 2019 9:00 to 5th December 2019 17:00

WHERE:Long Hill Darley Dale 20 metres south from the junction with Bent Lane for a distance of 229 metres south to the junction with Hallmoor Road More »

REASON: To facilitate Electric Cabling Works

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Long Hill, Bent Lane, Foggs Hill, Hallmoor Road Darley Dale and vice versa.

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.

The County Council intends to make/has made an Order 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

Remembrance Service and Parade

Remembrance Service and Parade

Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 14:53 by Sian Bacon

Darley Dale Remembrance Parade and Service.

The Parade will commence from 2.40pm from Broadwalk head down the A6 to the Whitworth Park War Memorial with a service to follow from 3pm.

Refreshments will be served in the Ballroom at the Whitworth Centre after the Service. More »

All are Welcome. » Less

Darley Dale Medical Centre - Patient Participation Group

Posted: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 12:15 by Sian Bacon

Darley Dale Medical Centre - Patient Participation Group Invitation to Help Shape Future Local Health Care

If you are a patient of the Darley Dale Medical Centre, either in Darley Dale or at Darley Bridge, Wensley, Winster, Youlgrave or any of the surrounding areas, are you aware that you can find out more and help shape the work of this splendid new facility by joining the Practice's Patient Participation Group (PPG)? More »

The PPG, an independent group from Practice staff has been in existence for several years at the old Medical Practice but the recent move to the new premises has prompted the few existing members of the PPG to seek to renew and refresh their efforts to support the doctors and staff at the Practice. This presents a great opportunity for our growing Darley Dale community to become involved in supporting local health care services.

The present PPG meets around four times each year to learn and discuss with Dr Edward Oakley, one of the Practice Partnerswho attends the PPG meetings, a wide range of issues around health provisions.

The new Darley Dale Medical Centre currently offers a variety of services including extended access on Wednesday evenings and some weekends. There are also several 3rd parties working within the building providing private physiotherapy, chiropody and Citizens Advice. The Practice will also have a provider offering NHS hearing assessment and fitting of hearing aids.

This new provision for our Darley Dale community offers a unique opportunity for the community to come together to enhance and support the work at the Practice to benefit local patients. The chance to join the PPG is freely open to all patients of the Practice. The present PPG attendees wish to stress the need and importance to have more and younger, local residents (Mums, teenagers especially welcome) make their input to the work of the group to enhance services.

The PPG meetings are usually held on a Tuesday evening at 18:45pm in the lovely new meeting / conference room on the first floor at the Medical Centre (there is a lift).

The meetings are informal and very friendly with everyone encouraged to contribute ideas, questions or suggestions. The Centre's Patients Services Manager undertakes the administration for the meetings and there is no cost to participants to join or be involved in the PPG.

Please contact Clare Adams, Patients Services Manager at the Darley Dale Medical Centre by tel: 01629 733205 or by email: admin.darleydale@nhs.net, for further information and to signify your interest. » Less