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.
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
Residents, voluntary groups, charities, clubs community organisations are being invited to apply for funding from the Ernest Bailey Charity. The deadline for applications is Monday
Where: Main Road, Wensley at No 5 Eagle Terrace between Brick Cottage and Red Lion Farm When: Monday 25th October 2021 – Wednesday 27th October
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.