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

Derbyshire Mobile Library Service - New Timetable

Derbyshire Mobile Library Service - New Timetable

Derbyshire library service has two mobile libraries, based at Buxton and Long Eaton, serving around 150 communities across the county. These communities are visited once every four weeks and the mobile libraries offer a range of services for everyone including fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children, large print books, books on tape and books on CD as well as a selection of local studies books and information. More »

The mobile libraries have a lift for wheelchair users and people with mobility problems.

A copy of the timetable covering from 24th June to 13th September 2019, can be found below.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Parker on 01629 536575 Email » Less

Posted: Fri, 31 May 2019 16:49 by Rob Greatorex

Stub Out and Save.

Stub Out and Save.

Derbyshire County Council is encouraging people to Stub Out and Save by quitting smoking with its free Live Life Better Derbyshire service.

There's many reasons that may motivate people to quit for good. From saving money to breathing more easily, reducing the impacts of passive smoking to having more energy.

Smoking poses a serious health risk and can lead to cancer, strokes, heart attacks and other potentially fatal conditions but it's also an expensive habit with people spending on average around £250 every month. More »

Why not stub out and see what you can save – whether that's money, your health or your quality of life.

Live Life Better Derbyshire offers a free, 12 week, stop smoking support service.

It's open to all Derbyshire residents and offers one-to-one and group support at venues across the county.

The service offers:

  • Free NRT including patches, lozenges and gum
  • Access to prescription only medications
  • One to one support across the county
  • Telephone support
  • Advice, information and quit tips

To find out more call 0800 085 2299 or visit » Less

Posted: Fri, 31 May 2019 16:35 by Rob Greatorex

National campaign will repair two iconic routes in the Peak District National Park

National campaign will repair two iconic routes in the Peak District National Park

Two of the most popular routes in the Peak District National Park are set to benefit from the results of a year-long national fundraising appeal.

A stretch of the Great Ridge footpath, between Mam Tor and Lose Hill, and Cut Gate, on the Derwent Moors, are to receive funds raised from the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign.

The campaign was a collaboration between the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and UK National Parks that aimed to raise £1 million for vital path repairs in 13 major projects. More »

The national campaign has raised around £715,000 so far. This money will now be spent on repairing some of the nation's best-loved upland routes.

Thanks to the efforts and generosity of individuals and groups, the two Peak District National Park routes, will benefit from £100,000 raised for the Great Ridge and £75,000 raised for Cut Gate.

Sarah Fowler, Peak District National Park Authority chief executive, said: "It is fantastic that organisations, businesses, campaigners and the public have come together to raise these vital funds for repairs to the Great Ridge and Cut Gate. It is important for these routes and their surrounding landscapes to be protected for people to enjoy now and in the future."

Carey Davies, BMC hill walking officer and Mend Our Mountains campaign lead, said: "The support for the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign for repairing routes in our National Parks has been phenomenal. This has very much been a collective effort and I can't thank everyone enough for the support and enthusiasm that has been given to this ambitious, unprecedented project."

Large donations were received from the Oglesby Trust, South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire Ramblers, and the British Horse Society's Paths for Communities Fund. Other significant funding was raised by mountain bikers, horse riders, and members who donated, organised events or took part in crowdfunding.

Partners including East Peak Innovation Partnership, the Sheffield Lakeland Partnership, and Sheffield Wildlife Trust have supplied key funding. In addition, a public vote secured a grant from the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA).

Chris Maloney, from Peak District MTB and Keeper of the Peak, said: "We all have a role to play in promoting responsible enjoyment of our National Parks. The Cut Gate campaign has been a great opportunity for us to demonstrate advocacy in action, recognising the impact of cycling, horse riding or walking and doing our bit to raise awareness and funds for the 'Bog of Doom'."

Mike Rhodes, Peak District National Park Access and Rights of Way manager, said: "Mend Our Mountains has been a great partnership effort with user groups and partner organisations. Organisations like the Ramblers, Peak District MTB, Ride Sheffield, Peak Horse Power and Keeper of the Peak have helped galvanise public support and donated significant time and money to the campaign. We're thrilled that the money will enable the Cut Gate bridleway and the worst section of the Great Ridge path from Hollins Cross to Back Tor to be repaired." » Less

Posted: Fri, 31 May 2019 16:33 by Rob Greatorex