Author: John Rowe

Remembrance Service Sunday 8th November 2020 - Cancelled

Due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 the Middleton Remembrance Service planned to take place at the Village Green has been cancelled.

Details and timing of the service to be held via Zoom can be found at

Posted: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 10:07 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Notice of Vacancy in the Offie of Parish Councillor

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that ONE CASUAL VACANCY exists in the office of Councillor for the said Parish Council.

An election to fill the vacancy will be arranged on receipt of a valid request in writing from ten local government electors for the Parish.

If no such request is made, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council.

Requests... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 09:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Elections

Speedwatch - volunteers needed

Derbyshire Police advise that Speedwatch training has resumed; part one is online and part two at roadside. The Parish Council has been told that six volunteers are required to make the sessions viable but it's better if there are more.

To register your interest in the first instance please contact the Parish Clerk.

Posted: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 16:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Speeding

Derbyshire Dales District Council Early Bird Discount for New Garden Waste Scheme

From April 2021 the District Council are going to be charging extra to collect domestic garden waste. The full price will be £50 per year.

To encourage take-up of the scheme DDDC is offering a discount of £15 to those who sign up early. Full details can be found here.

Posted: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 15:29 by John Rowe

Tags: Community, DDDC

Devolution, Vision Derbyshire and Local Government Reform

The Parish Council has received the following from Derbyshire County Council:

You may be aware that the Government is expected to release plans for council reorganisation in the coming weeks and, as you would expect, significant work has been taking place in Derbyshire for some time to prepare.

We are wholly focused on achieving the best possible results for Derbyshire's people, communities and businesses.... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 15:21 by John Rowe

Tags: DCC

Drive Appropriately, Park Considerately

Despite previous coverage in the Village Pump, the Parish Council still regularly receives concerns from members of the public about inconsiderate, potentially dangerous parking and the numbers of vehicles being driven inappropriately through the village.

Instances of inconsiderate parking include Main Street opposite the allotments and near the school (at drop off/pick up time) as well as the junctions... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 18:52 by John Rowe

Tags: Community, Parking, Speeding

Roll of Honour 2020

Nominations for the 2020 Roll of Honour award are invited from residents for people who have made a significant contribution to the life of the village.

Nominations must include the name of the person you are nominating and why you feel they should be awarded the 2020 Roll of Honour. You should also include your name, address, telephone number and email address.

Please email or post your nominations... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:10 by John Rowe

Tags: Roll of Honour

No Date for Trent Barton 6.1 Bus Return

Concerns have been raised with the Parish Council that the 6.1 bus service has not been restored to Middleton. We have contacted Trent Barton Customer Services but they could not advise us as to when the service will be restored.

They report they have taken a substantial hit from coronavirus with passenger numbers currently about one fifth of what they were pre-lockdown. At the height of the lockdown... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:10 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

Middleton Parish Council Annual Report 2019-20

The following report was given to the remote meeting of the Parish Council held on Monday 13th July 2020 by Cllr Peter Slack.

"I would like to thank all Councillors for their work on behalf of Middleton over the last year. We welcome Cllr David Morris, who was co-opted in March. I would especially like to thank Cllr Olwen Wilson, who has recently stepped down from the Council, for her unstinting work... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:01 by John Rowe

Tags: Parish Council Report

Sponsor Middleton Village Green Area Flower Display

Over the last 20 years the Middleton Village Green has been funded by Charity Plant Sales and kind donations. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Charity Plant Sales has not operated and as a result the Village Green Committee are inviting donations or sponsorship

In this year of Coronavirus and lock down we feel the need to put colour in to Middleton and not to be put down by coronavirus.

Single hanging... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2020 09:07 by John Rowe

Tags: Community, Village Green