South Darley Parish Council

South Darley parish is largely rural and covers Darley Bridge, Oker, Snitterton and Wensley. Much of the parish is in the Peak District National Park. 

The Parish Council is the most local form of government and lies within the Derbyshire Dales district. We seek to work on behalf of our various communities to protect and improve the social, environmental and recreational well-being of the area. You can find our aims here, how we seek to communicate and engage with our community here and also our responsibilities and our council policies.

We hope that you will find plenty of useful information on this site, including contact details of our Parish Councillors, meeting dates and arrangements as well as agendas and minutesWe are happy to publish any news that may be useful to parish residents. We reserve editorial rights. If you would like to subscribe to the parish magazine, you can request it here.

Latest news from the parish

Oker Road repairs

Major repairs to a landslip which caused the closure of Oker Road, near Darley Bridge, are expected to start from Monday, 3 June for up

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


The council’s responsibilities


There are currently 16 plots of which several have been split into half plots to give more people access to an allotment. There are currently no plots available and there is a waiting list. Allocation priority is given to parish residents.

More about allotments


The parish council has a Minor Maintenance Agreement with DCC whereby it undertakes to keep the paths free of surface vegetation and carry out light strimming of sides of pathways along with waymarking.

More about footpaths

Plantation at Cross Green

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

More about the plantation

Grit/salt bins

The council owns a number of bins around the parish. These are in addition to the Derbyshire County Council bins. The parish council arranges for refilling of its bins.

More about grit bins

Church clock

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

More about the clock


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

More about benches


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

More about planning