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

Darley Dale Town Council Meeting - 16th July 2020

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.

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.

  • 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

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





Derbyshire County Council microsite


Derbyshire Dales District Council


National Association of Local Councils


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


Posted: Tue, 26 May 2020 09:40 by Sian Bacon


WHEN: 15th June 2020 to 10th July 2020

WHERE: Hallmoor Road Darley Dale between Hallmoor Wood and Halldale Lane and 200 metres north west from Wheatley Road and Park Lane junction. More »

REASON: To facilitate Retaining Wall Repairs.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Hallmoor Road, Park Lane, Chesterfield Road, Dale Road North, Lime Tree Avenue, Whitworth Road, Moor Lane 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 on 01629 533190. » Less

Recycling Update from DDDC

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:34 by Sian Bacon

Recycling collections

Currently some scheduled recycling collections are happening and others aren't. We usually have five recycling crews collecting daily, but that number is currently reduced to one or two. This is to enable our reduced crews to focus on scheduled houshold waste collections. We are asking residents please to stockpile recycling as best they can. Derbyshire County Council has closed all its household waste recycling centres in line with Government coronavirus guidance. More »

Please do not report any missed recycling collections for the time being. Thank you.

Recycling - squash and flatten everything!

Here's some advice if you are having to stockpile recycled material right now if you need to because of reduced collections during the coronavirus outbreak.

Your first obstacle in a small space is AIR! Make sure you squash all the air out. Tetra Pak products are easy to flatten out. Simply wash and dry the inside lining, put the plastic cap back on and place it in your recycling container.

Crush and squash tins and cans - and the same goes for milk and water bottles. Stack paper as neatly as possible and flatten cereal and washing powder boxes.

Please note that washing your containers make it easier and more hygienic to stockpile recycling around the house. » Less

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