South Darley Parish Council

This is the website for the Parish Council for the wards of South Darley, Wensley and Oker & Snitterton. We hope that you will find plenty of useful information, including contact details of Parish Councillors, and dates, times and locations of meetings. Agendas and minutes of meetings are published on the site. Please note: documents prior to May 2015 will not appear on the website.

To contact the Parish Council, please visit the Contact or Councillors page. Please let us know if you have any problems with the website or if you have any suggestions for improvement.

We are happy to publish any news that may be useful to parish residents. Please use the contact form to send us information. We reserve editorial rights.

Latest news from the parish

To see all the news go to the Parish news page.

Oker Road closure update

The Ground Investigation was successfully completed on the 12th of August and now the next step is the production of an Geotechnical Interpretive Options Report (GIOR)

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Parish magazine

If you would like to subscribe to the monthly parish magazine, you can request it here.

The council’s responsibilities


The Council lease land from Derby Diocese to rent out as Allotments. There are currently 16 plots, there are currently no plots available.

More about allotments


The ultimate authority for footpaths is the Rights of Way section of DCC, but the council has a Minor Maintenance Agreement whereby it undertakes to keep the paths free of surface vegetation and carry out light strimming of sides of pathways along with waymarking.

Plantation at Cross Green

This is an area of woodland gifted to the parish many years ago which the council maintains for use by parishioners, the school and the playgroup.

Grit/salt bins

The council owns a number of bins around the parish. These are in addition to the DCC-owned bins. The council arranges for refilling of its bins.

Church clock

As a public timepiece, the clock’s annual maintenance is paid for by the council.


The council maintains and replaces, where necessary, several public benches around the parish.

Planning authorities

Part of the parish falls within the Peak District National Park. There are, therefore, two planning authorities: Derbyshire Dales District Council and the Peak District National Park Authority. The parish council is a consultee for both these authorities.