Author: John Rowe

Roll of Honour 2018

The Parish Council will be deciding the 2018 Roll of Honour award at its meeting on Monday 10th September 2018. 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: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Awards

Middleton Remembers; Open Meeting 6pm Wednesday 25th July 2018

There will be an open meeting about the "Middleton Remembers" project in the Village Hall at 6pm on Wednesday 25th July 2018.

The project commemorates the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The meeting will be an opportunity to

  • get an update on how the project is developing
  • express your interest in getting involved
  • help shape the project

Come and find out more about the proposal to site a new memorial... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:08 by John Rowe

Tags: Middleton Remembers

DCC Action grants programme

Derbyshire County Council's Action grant's programme is focusing on local communities and aims to encourage groups with good ideas to make their communities better places to live.

Funding is available for

  • 750 Youth Activity Grants (500 Universal: 250 Enhanced)
  • 500 Community Safety Grants
  • 375 Community Activity
  • 375 Physical Activity and Sport Grants

Groups are welcome to apply, including:

Posted: Sat, 16 Jun 2018 13:13 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

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 Midnight Sunday 17th June 2018

Follow this link for further details.

Posted: Fri, 18 May 2018 11:11 by John Rowe

Tags: Middleton Remembers

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... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 May 2018 18:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Middleton Remembers

Chair's Report 2018

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council took place on Monday 14th May 2018 where Cllr Dawn Greatorex was re-elected Chair and Cllr Rob Rawlinson vice Chair.

Cllr Greatorex gave a report on the work of the Parish Council over the last year.

"My key starting point is to say that it has been a very busy year for Middleton Parish Council. Another year has flown by and it's time to reflect on what we have... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 May 2018 11:38 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Estimates invited for the repainting of the Millennium Garden Gates


The Parish Council is seeking priced estimates for the repainting of the Millennium Garden Gates and arch, Millennium Garden, Middleton by Wirksworth.

Work to include:

  • Removal of existing treatments and cleaning (this may require removal from site and subsequent reinstatement)
  • Treat with apppropriate primer
  • Treat with appropriate top coat

To be considered, detailed, priced breakdown... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Tenders

Cinema Middleton is in the frame...

At the December meeting of the Parish Council Cllr Dawn Greatorex congratulated Cinema Middleton on their success in securing a National Lottery Awards for All grant of £9,132 which will go some way to making the project a reality.

Since then we have learned that the group has secured a further £1000 from Central England Co-operative from its Making a Difference Community Dividend fund.... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 30 Dec 2017 16:51 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Cinema Middleton

Plans are advancing for Middleton to have film showings at it's own cinema in the Village Hall. Under the Cinema for All community film society the Cinema Middleton Plan includes:
permanently mounted and electronically operated screen
digital projector
sound system - integrated with the existing induction loop
new seats
blackout blinds

There are lots more details at Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Christmas Lights Switch On - Friday 24th November 2017

Middleton Village Green Committee are proud to announce the switch on of the Christmas Lights will take place at the Village Green at 6.30pm on Friday 24th November 2017.

  • There will be lots of fun for the whole family including:
  • A children's carousel
  • Christmas carols accompanied by the BMW band
  • Mince Pies, mulled wine and children's refreshments
    and, of course...
  • A visit from Santa himself!

Roll up! Roll... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:30 by John Rowe

Tags: Village Green