Author: John Rowe

Cancellation of 9th September 2019 Parish Council Meeting

Due to unforeseen circumstances it has been necessary to cancel the meeting of the Parish Council due to have been held on Monday 9th September 2019.

The meeting will now take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 18th September 2019 in the Committee Room of the Village Hall.

Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 17:40 by John Rowe

Tags: Parish Council Notices

Giving Derbyshire’s 50+ Community a Voice

Join the Matlock 50+ forum and get your questions answered, your voice heard. There are speakers 4 times a year on topics our members suggest, which could include you. There is time for questions.

The meetings are free and include a tea and biscuit break. You can join the 50+ group when you first come. There is no obligation to come every time we meet. The meetings are on Mondays from 2 till 4 pm, at... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 14:26 by John Rowe

Tags: Community

DDDC:Notice of Polling Districts and Polling Places Review

1. Notice is hereby given that Derbyshire Dales District Council (the Council) is conducting a review of polling districts, polling places and polling stations that fall within Council's area.

2. The (Acting) Returning Officer (ARO) for the Parliamentary Constituency of Derbyshire Dales, will make comment on the proposals and those representations will be published on the Council's website in accordance... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 18:09 by John Rowe

Tags: DDDC, Elections

Parish Council July Meeting Report; Dedication of the Middleton Memorial, Middleton in Bloom judging, Grant Award, White Lines, Speed Data, Public Participation Review

The last meeting before the summer break took place on Monday 8th July 2019 in the Committee Room of the Village Hall.

Cllr Peter Slack, chairing, reported that 150 people attended the dedication of the Middleton Memorial in warm sunshine on the afternoon of Sunday 30th June 2019 at the Village Green. Robert Shields DL, Chairman of Longcliffe Quarries Ltd., President of Derbyshire Royal British Legion... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:02 by John Rowe

Tags: Middleton Remembers, Parish Council Report

Middleton Remembers

Middleton Remembers

Like so many communities across the United Kingdom and around the world, the First World War
changed the lives of families in Middleton forever.

The aim of the Middleton Remembers project has been to commemorate the centenary of the end
of the First World War and create an appropriate tribute and focal point for future remembrance
and reflection.

There are a number of elements to this project which... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 09:02 by John Rowe

Tags: Middleton Remembers

Drive Appropriately, Park Considerately

The Parish Council receives concerns from members of the public about a number of vehicles being driven inappropriately through the village.

In addition, there have been several recent instances of inconsiderate parking. Areas highlighted include Main Street opposite the allotments and near the school (at drop off/pick up time) as well as the junctions at the Village Green. Reports include vehicles... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 02 Jun 2019 15:19 by John Rowe

Tags: Parking, Speeding

Middleton Remembers Research Project Wednesday 19 June 7pm – 8.30 pm

Do you have any family stories, photographs or memorabilia relating to Middleton during World War 1 and just after?

If so, come along to the next evening meeting of the Middleton Remembers Research Project on Wednesday 19 June 7pm – 8.30 pm in the Family Room at The Nelson Arms

All welcome!

For further information contact Lucy Godfrey, Heritage Researcher, telephone 07793 117 285 or email Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 16:44 by John Rowe

Tags: Middleton Remembers

Middleton Remembers: Oral History Training 1pm-4pm Wednesday 5th June 2019

Learn how to conduct an oral history interview with Helen Foster from the East Midlands Oral History Archive.

Free, limited places, booking essential.

This Middleton Remembers training session will take place in the Family Room at The Nelson.

To book a place please contact Lucy Godfrey, Heritage Researcher, telephone 07793 117 285 or email

Middleton Remembers is being co-ordinated... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 16:31 by John Rowe

Tags: Middleton Remembers

Action Grants: Cash for Community Activities

Derbyshire County Council Action Grants are available to local voluntary groups, clubs and charities throughout Derbyshire in support of their activities that benefit local people.

There is a rolling programme of applications and grants will be awarded until the end of May 2020. There are 2000 grants of up to £500 and a smaller number of £5,000 and £10,000 grants. There is currently... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 May 2019 09:00 by John Rowe

Tags: Community, DCC, Grants

Report on the wokr of the Parish Council presented to the Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting took place on Monday 8th April 2019. The following report on the work of the Parish Council in 2018-19 was presented:

I would like to thank all Councillors for their work on behalf of Middleton over the last year, and, indeed over the last four years of the Council term. I would like to welcome Cllr Tina Hymas Taylor, our newly co-opted member and thank Sandy Clark, Rob Rawlinson... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:45 by John Rowe

Tags: Parish Council Report