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Middleton Parish Council – November Report; Middleton Remembers, Street Lighting, Bus Service Worries, Former Chairman Resigns

Following the Remembrance Service and the dedication of the Middleton Memorial centre stone, the Parish Council met on Monday 12th November. At a shorter meeting than usual, History Researcher Lucy Godfrey gave a report on her work into those connected with the Middleton who had fallen in World War One, and the next stages of the project.

Concerns have been raised that the 6.1 bus service in the village may be in jeopardy due to inconsiderately parked vehicles making it more and more difficult for the buses to get up and down Main Street. The issue of parking will be an item on the agenda of the December meeting of the Parish Council. Let us have your views. More »

Derbyshire County Council continues to refuse to switch several streetlights back on between Middleton and Wirksworth. The Parish Council remains concerned that this walk to school route is inadequately lit during the dark mornings and evenings of autumn and winter.

The siting of the Middleton Memorial on the Village Green was approved. Prices for the work are being sought.

Following the meeting the resignation of former Chairman Cllr Sandy Clark was received. The Parish Council would like to thank him for his work on behalf of the parish. » Less

Posted: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 17:00 by John Rowe

Middleton Parish Council – October Report; Middleton Remembers, Council changes, Millennium Garden Gates, Neighbourhood Plan and more

October has been a month of change for the Parish Council. Cllr Dawn Greatorex has stood down as Chair but remains as a member of the Council. Cllr John Sedgwick and Cllr Rob Rawlinson have resigned from the Council. The Council thanks them both for their work on behalf of the parish.

At the Middleton Remembers meeting held on 4th October 2018 a contingency was agreed for events to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. This would involve the commissioning of the central panel that could be incorporated in a larger memorial at a later date. Including a simple poppy emblem it would include the words "Erected by the Middleton Community on 11 November 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War In memory of those who died and in the hope of future peace" More »

Following an order placed by the Parish Council with Lant Lane Ltd in May for the shot blasting and refurbishment of the Millennium Garden gates it is good to see them back in position and restored to their former glory.

At the meeting held on 8th October 2018 routine business included the purchase of a Christmas Tree and it's siting on the Village Green and the approval of the Christmas Lights switch on event.

In view of the current workload it was decided to defer a decision on developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Middleton until June 2019.

A response was approved to the DDDC consultation on potential Council Tax increases on long term empty houses by suggesting that provisions are made for properties empty through no fault of the owner and that exemptions be made for circumstances such as long-term illnesses.

In response to a consultation on Supplementary Planning Document on the Conversion of Farm Buildings Design guidance it was resolved to welcome the opportunity to bring such buildings into use through appropriate development.

The Parish Council noted the opportunity for join Derbyshire County Council's Snow Warden Scheme but resolved to remain outside it.

The next scheduled meetings of the Parish Council are:

  • Monday 12th December 2018
  • Monday 10th December 2018
  • Monday 14th January 2019

Middleton Parish Council meets in the Committee Room of the Village Hall at 6.30pm on the second Monday of the month. Members of the public are welcome to attend and may make representations during Public Speaking. You may stay for as much of the meeting you wish although on rare occasions some items may be held in exclusion of the public and press. A wide range of information including agendas, minutes and supporting documents is published on our website at www.middletonbywirksworth-pc.gov.uk. Email John Rowe the Parish Clerk clerk@middletonbywirksworth-pc.gov.uk Telephone 07717137526. Write to: Middleton Parish Council, 1 Devonshire Villas, Upperwood Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PD. » Less

Posted: Sun, 28 Oct 2018 14:00 by John Rowe

Road Closure: Main Street Sunday 11 November 2018 Remembrance Day Parade

Derbyshire Dales District Council, under the powers of Section 21 of The Town Police Clauses Act 1847, and having consulted Derbyshire County Council and the Emergency Services, has authorised the above temporary (rolling) road closure between the hours of 2.15pm and 3.30pm to facilitate the Remembrance Day Parade. The area of closure will be from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust building to the junction with New Road. More »

Access will be maintained where possible. It is not envisaged that the closure of the road will be necessary for the whole of the above period.

The intention of the Parish Council is to keep disruption to a minimum. Please contact the Parish Clerk if you wish to make any comments about the proposal. » Less

Posted: Sun, 28 Oct 2018 09:00 by John Rowe