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Casual Vacancy 1 Councillor

Following the advertising of the above vacancies in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, and no poll being claimed, the Electoral Officer of Derbyshire Dales District Council has advised the vacancies should be filled by co-option.

Nominations are invited from individuals interested in being co-opted to the Parish Council. Please send your nomination, to include your name, address and contact details to the Parish Clerk by email or post at the address below More »

Closing date: 9.00am Thursday 28th June 2018

Co-option will take place by interview at a Parish Council meeting to be held in the Committee Room of the Village Hall at 6.30pm on Monday 9th July 2018

Parish Clerk: John Rowe

c/o 1 Devonshire Villas, Upperwood Road,

Matlock Bath, Derbyshire DE4 3PD.

Telephone: 07717137526

E-mail: clerk@middletonbywirksworth-pc.gov.uk » Less

Fri, 25 May 2018 by John Rowe

Heritage Researcher Vacancy "Middleton Remembers"

68 residents and 100,000 headstones; Middleton remembers those who died in World War 1

Applications are invited for the position of Heritage Researcher - Freelance
Closing date 12 noon Monday 28th May 2018

Follow this link for further details.

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:11 by John Rowe

National Lottery support for Middleton Remembers First World War project

Middleton Parish Council has received a National Lottery grant of £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Middleton Remembers project. Awarded through HLF's First World War then and now programme, the project will find out as much as possible about the soldiers of Middleton who died during the First World War in time for the centenary of the end of the war in November this year.

Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, a new memorial including all of their names will be installed on the village green and dedicated in a ceremony on Remembrance Day. After this, research will continue into how the war impacted on the community after the war, and the role it played in producing more than 100,000 headstones for the Imperial War Graves Commission from the Hopton Wood Stone Quarry in the centre of the village. More »

The project will provide lots of new opportunities for people of all ages in Middleton to get involved in the research and commemoration event. A new research group will be created and support will be provided for Middleton Primary school to capture family history and build a clear picture of what life was like at this time.

Research will be carried out with help from professionals and the information gathered will be placed on the Middleton Parish Council website for everyone to access.

Commenting on the award, Dawn Greatorex, Chair of Middleton Parish Council said: "We are thrilled to have received the support of the National Lottery. Middleton produced thousands of headstones to support the remembrance of those who died in the First World War yet does not have a memorial to all its own villagers who died in the conflict. This project will provide an opportunity for new residents to learn more about this important period of local heritage alongside families who have lived here all their lives.

"We started to explore ideas to commemorate the end of the First World War last summer and we have had lots of interest and support from many groups and individuals to develop this project."

Funding has also been received from County and District Councillors' Local Community Fund, Steeple Grange Light Railway, Middleton Parish Council, Wirksworth World War 1 Committee and Wirksworth Town Council.

This project is being led and co-ordinated by Middleton Parish Council. It will support greater partnership working between the various groups in the village, as well as those connected to the village. The project will provide opportunities for children in the primary school to get involved to inspire and support their learning.

Further information

For further information, images and interviews please contact Olwen Wilson, Councillor, Middleton Parish Council on 07958 106546, email studiowilson7@icloud.com

See also the "Middleton Remembers" pages on our website.

Heritage Lottery Fund and support for First World War heritage

  • To date, £94million in HLF grants has been awarded to projects across the UK so they can mark the Centenary and explore all aspects of First World War heritage that matters to them. Through its First World War: then and now programme, HLF is making at least £1million available per year for six years until 2019. It is providing grants between £3,000 and £10,000 enabling communities and groups right across the UK to explore, conserve and share their First World War heritage and deepen their understanding of the impact of the conflict. To find out how to apply for funding visit www.hlf.org.uk/thenandnow If a group needs a grant of more than £10,000 for a First World War project, it can apply to HLF through its open programmes www.hlf.org.uk/firstworldwar
  • To join the conversation on social media use #understandingww1
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Thu, 17 May 2018 18:00 by John Rowe