Winster Parish Council

Serving the people of Winster

Clerk RFO: Rob Greatorex
Ashton House, West Bank
Winster, Matlock, Derbyshire

Tel: 01629 650954

Winster Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Winster a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday March, 3rd 2021

Derbyshire Dales District Council has appointed Cllr D Greatorex and Cllr J Plant, temporarily to Winster Parish Council under Section 91(1) of the Local Government Act 1972.

A meeting has been arranged to take place Wednesday March, 3rd at 7pm.

The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 requires until further notice, all parish council meetings will take place remotely. IMPORTANT NOTICE: This meeting will take place using 'zoom' technology. Public and press are welcome to attend the meeting. More »

Anyone wishing to do so please contact and you will receive the necessary meeting ID and password.

Agenda and reports can be found on the Councils Meeting pages here.

Minutes of the last meeting held January, 4th 2021 are available below. » Less

Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:01 by admin

Temporary appointments to Winster Parish Council

Following recent member resignations the parish council is presently unable to act and has business that it is required to transact before elections can be held to fill vacancies on the council.

Whilst one vacancy can be filled through co-option, the Council is presently inquorate and cannot make a decision to co-opt. A request has been received from ten electors in the parish for the remaining vacancies to be filled by-election. This by-election cannot take place until 6 May 2021 at the earliest. More »

Section 91(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 provides that the principal authority, in this case the District Council, can make an order to appoint to the town or parish council until such time as the vacancies on the council have been filled by election.

The quorum for any meeting of Winster Parish Council is three. Whilst two parish councillors (Cllr A Cooper & Cllr S Wood) remain in office, at least two parish councillors need to be appointed to provide sufficient resilience until an election can take place.

At an Extraordinary Council meeting held at DDDC on Thursday, 4th February 2021 the council resolved That authority be delegated to the Director of Corporate and Customer Services to make the necessary order to appoint temporary Parish Councillors to Winster Parish Council until such time as an election or co-option can be held and those elected or co-opted have taken up office.

As soon as those appointments are confirmed a meeting will be arranged in accordance with Standing Orders and details of the meeting will be posted on this website and the parish noticeboard. » Less

Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 09:27 by admin

Community news from Derbyshire County Council

Community news from Derbyshire County Council

The latest issue of DCC Community News is available here. We've written this for local groups, clubs and parish and town councils, to keep them up-to-date with news from the council. Our aim is to send this newsletter out every fortnight.

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Posted: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 11:37 by admin