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Closure of A5012 Via Gellia Rd Cromford

The Parish Council has raised concerns with DCC Highways that the closure of the Via Gellia road has led to many more vehicles coming through the village than usual, including vehicles in excess of the weight limit. We have received the following response:

"[DCC is] aware of the problem and [has] asked a for enforcement of the weight limit to take place, it would be helpful to us if we receive photographs/registration... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 30 Sep 2017 15:41 by John Rowe

Tags: DCC

County Councillor's Report

We have received the following from CCllr Irene Ratcliffe

"Dear Residents

It has been an eventful summer in the village with many being able to participate and enjoy a variety of activities in the community.

I am also pleased to hear of the intention to set up a village film club and to be able help fund this along with my fellow district councilors.

Following concerns over parking and speeding, reported... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:15 by John Rowe

Tags: Parking, Speeding

Derbyshire Dales District Council Car Park Consultation

The District Council's consultation on its car parking policy is now live and taking place across the district until 18 September 2017.

The review comes about following recommendations by the Community & Environment Committee, 16 March to review various aspects of the car parking policy. These include:

  • charges for season tickets
  • charges for permit holder car parks
  • charges for 3- and 7-day permits
  • bringing... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:12 by John Rowe

Tags: DDDC

Derbyshire Gold Card Holders - Renewal Reminder

Gold Card holders are reminded to check validity dates on their cards as thousands are due to expire in the next few months.

Gold Card is Derbyshire's equivalent of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) which allows older and people with certain disabilities to travel free-of-charge, off-peak on local buses.

It can also be used to get discounts at around 700 local shops and businesses... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:01 by John Rowe

Tags: DCC

Roll of Honour

The Parish Council will be deciding the 2017 Roll of Honour award at its meeting on Monday 9th October 2017. We are inviting nominations from residents for people who have made a significant contribution to village life.

Please email your nominations to or send by post to John Rowe, Parish Clerk, 1 Devonshire Villas, Upperwood Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock, Derbyshire... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:02 by John Rowe

Tags: Roll of Honour

Blooming great effort for charity!

Blooming great effort for charity!

A fund-raising market stall idea that originated from his year as civic chairman of the Derbyshire Dales has seen local councillor Peter Slack receive a community award after raising more than £14,000 for charity.

Councillor Slack, a former Chairman of Middleton by Wirksworth Parish Council, has been a member of the District Council for the past 14 years, and served as Chairman of the District... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 30 Jul 2017 16:07 by John Rowe

Tags: Awards

Village Pump now available via the website

We are pleased to announce that, with the permission of the editorial team, Middleton's independent monthly newsletter, the Village Pump, is now available to view on our website.

Posted: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:50 by John Rowe

Tags: Village Pump

Public Space Protection Orders

Derbyshire Dales District Council is to review its Public Space Protection Orders, as part of the process the Parish Council has been asked to look at the PSPOs as they affect Middleton and to consider any other areas that would benefit from them.

Existing sites are the Village Green and Millennium Garden.

There are five options in relation to dog control under the Public Space Protection Orders which... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 19:02 by John Rowe

Tags: PSPOs

Middleton Parish Council invites tenders for two notice boards

  • Free standing
  • Weatherproof and non-misting
  • Timber frame
  • 12 sheet A4 capacity each
  • Two glazed opening doors with either lock or security bolts
  • Header board to include words "Middleton Parish Council" in black
  • Price to include delivery to Middleton by Wirksworth

Quotations to be received by midday Thursday 6th July 2017. Send to John Rowe Parish Clerk & RFO, 1 Devonshire Villas, Upperwood Road, Matlock... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 17:08 by John Rowe

Tags: Notice Boards

Survey Reveals Middleton's Housing Need

At the Parish Council meeting held on 13th March 2017 Derbyshire Dales District Council Rural Housing Enabler, Isabel Frenzel, gave a presentation of the results of the recent Housing Need Survey.

Whilst Middleton has a relatively high level of affordable properties comapred to other villages in the Derbyshire Dales, the survey identified 12 households in need of affordable housing.

Turnover of affordable... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:54 by John Rowe

Tags: DDDC, Housing Need Survey

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