Middleton Parish Council Annual Report 2022-23
As the term of our Council draws to a close I thank members past and present for their work on behalf of Middleton over the last four years.
In the last twelve months we welcomed Nicky Wallace to the council but were sorry to see the resignation of Derek Renshaw.
We were saddened to learn in the course of the year that former Chair of the Council, Cheryl Ward, and our previous Caretaker, Nicky Mumford,... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 11:36 by John Rowe
Renewable Energy: Wind Turbines Survey
The government is committed to decarbonising the UK electricity supply by 2035. A technical consultation on changes to national planning policy has been announced which may pave the way to reducing restrictions on onshore wind farms
It should be stressed that we are not aware of any such proposals locally at present and that the purpose of this exercise is simply to better understand people's views.... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 05 Mar 2023 15:22 by John Rowe
Local Government Elections 4th May 2023
Elections for the Derbyshire Dales District Council and Parish and Town Councils across the District will take place on Thursday 4th May 2023. This, of course, includes Middleton where all eight seats are up for election. The elections are co-ordinated by the District Council.
Nominations open on 21st March 2023. There is a great deal more information on the DDDC website, including a link to download... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 05 Mar 2023 15:08 by John Rowe
Coronation of King Charles III
The coronation of King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May, and there will be an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023. Further details including "The Coronation Big Lunch" and "The Big Help Out" can be found at: https://www.royal.uk/coronation-weekend-plans-announced
The Parish Council welcomes ideas for the celebrations – please forward them to the Parish Clerk.
Posted: Sun, 05 Mar 2023 15:05 by John Rowe
Warm Spaces update
Both The Nelson Arms and the Rising Sun are offering a warm space/community hub throughout their opening hours. Tea and coffee is available at no cost and games, books, and an opportunity to chat are all on offer for anyone who would like to avail themselves of the facilities. The Parish is very fortunate to have two public houses offering these facilities.
There will be a Warm Hub event at the Village... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 15 Jan 2023 16:00 by John Rowe
Homes fit for the future
We have received the following from Derbyshire County Council:
Private homeowners across Derbyshire are being invited to take part in a public consultation to show what support they need to make their homes more energy efficient.
Together with the county's 8 district and borough councils, we have launched a consultation to find out what local homeowners think would help them to make home improvements... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 10 Jan 2023 16:19 by John Rowe
DDDC: Free Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Households
We have received the following from DDDC:
The Council has current grant funding available for free energy efficiency upgrades for eligible households.
We have funding available for energy efficiency improvements for on and off gas homes. On gas homes are likely to be offered loft or cavity insulation. Off gas homes could be offered insulation, low carbon heating such as air source heat pumps and solar... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 11:58 by John Rowe
Derbyshire Drop-In Events with Gigaclear
The Parish Council has received the following message from Gigaclear:
I am writing to you today to firstly, introduce myself as the new Community Engagement Manager for Gigaclear, where I will be directly responsible for upholding Gigaclear's commitment to engaging communities throughout the build phase. Ensuring both you as councillors and local residents are made aware of the work we are doing to... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 08:33 by John Rowe
Pumpkin dumping a scary threat to wildlife this Halloween, warns the Woodland Trust
With Halloween looming the Woodland Trust has issued an urgent plea to witches, wizards and spooks everywhere not to endanger wildlife by dumping pumpkins in woodland.
The UK's largest woodland conservation charity has spotted a worrying trend in recent years for Halloween pumpkins to be taken to the nearest wood and left, in a well-meaning but misguided attempt, to provide food for birds and woodland... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 30 Oct 2022 11:14 by John Rowe
DDDC Energy Efficiency Survey
Are you interested in improving the energy efficiency of your home?
Did you know it could make it more comfortable, reduce your carbon emissions and may save money on your energy bills too?
We are committed to supporting residents to ensure their homes are fit for the future – more energy efficient and ready for a changing climate.
We are currently undertaking a survey to understand what that support... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 30 Oct 2022 10:26 by John Rowe