Council Role

The council is committed to the preservation of the rural and picturesque setting of the parish.  It works to that end by commenting on planning applications and monitoring the state of the footpaths; the lanes; the drainage and overall appearance of the countryside.  Areas requiring attention, along with reports of fly-tipping and litter, are brought to the notice of the Borough and District Councils for rectification.    It implements the agreed plans and projects raised at the Annual Parish Meetings and carries forward matters of concern raised by members of the community, particularly speeding through the village.  In the past this has been in cooperation with the Belper and District Road Safety Committee but this organisation was disbanded in the autumn of 2016. The council is currently awaiting details of a new police led Speed Watch scheme.