Dronfield Town Council

Serving the people of Dronfield


Town Clerk: Andrew Tristram
Dronfield Civic Hall
Dronfield Civic Centre
Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 1PD

Tel: 01246 418573

  • Council Services

    Council Services

    The Town Council office remains closed to members of the public. However parks have now re-opened and venues will also begin to reopen slowly with social distancing measures in place.

  • Gosforth Lodge

    Gosforth Lodge

    Hire the Lodge, it's ideal for many types of events, but currently has reduced capacity to ensure it is COVID-19 Secure.

Dronfield Town Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Dronfield a better place to live, work and visit. 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 what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us. Alternatively the Town Council office opening hours are normally 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.


If you have any difficulty accessing any areas of our website please contact us by calling 01246 418573 or email townclerk@dronfield.gov.uk to discuss how we can help accommodate your needs and requirements.

Please click here to view our accessibility statement.

Public Notices

ICO Registration Certificate

Annual Accounts for year ending 31st March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Office staff are continuing to work during this time and are still contactable by phone on 01246 418573, email via townclerk@dronfield.gov.uk or through the Town Council website, although the council office remains closed to members of the public. If you don't get through please leave a message and we will respond to you directly. Our Outside Services Team have worked throughout lockdown and continue to keep our parks and open spaces tidy and maintained, while adhering to Government guidelines on social distancing.


Play areas, sports facilities and venues continue to re-open slowly

Following the Governments announcement on 23rd March 2020 that the country would be going into lockdown to help control the coronavirus pandemic a number of facilities owned and run by the Town Council have remined closed. However as we now begin to emerge from lockdown measures are slowly being lifted and a number of areas have now re-opened.

Following the Government announcement on 10th May 2020 tennis courts and bowling greens in the town re-opened from 13th May 2020 for households or groups of two to use.

Following the Government announcement on 23rd June 2020 play areas in the town re-opened on 6th July 2020 with limited numbers being advised to use the play areas at any one time.

Following Government guidance published on 30th June 2020 the Civic Hall and Gosforth Lodge will begin to slowly reopen from Monday 3rd August, with reduce room capacities available for groups to use. Copies of the Risk Assessments for the Civic Hall and Gosforth Lodge with the revised capacities can be seen below. A copy of the Special Hire Conditions also in place for groups returning to the venues can be seen below.

The Town Council urges any local residents using these facilities to adhere to social distancing and continue to wash hands thoroughly after being in these areas and to try and not touch your face – large groups of people will be dispersed.

Please stay safe and help keep each other safe by respecting the measures that have been put in place.

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Latest News

Community Action Grants

Community Action Grants

Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:18 by Loran Stonehouse

North East Derbyshire District Council has opened another bidding round for its Community Action Grants scheme which is open to constituted groups and non-constituted groups sponsored by an organisation who will act on their behalf operating in North East Derbyshire District to access up to £500 grant funding for projects taking place in the District that support NEDDC's Council Plan. More »

Groups which wish to apply must be formally constituted, have a managing body which meets regularly, elected office bearers, a bank account and be not-for-profit OR be sponsored by a constituted group or Parish/Town Council that meets these criteria.

Community Action Grants enable groups operating in North East Derbyshire to access up to £500 grant funding to support residents to tackle local issues in the District that support our Council Plan (.pdf | 4mb).

We would welcome applications which aim to help or promote awareness of the benefits physical activity, successful community events, local community improvements, reducing social isolation, raising awareness of climate change, improving recycling rates and reducing litter, enhancing biodiversity, supporting development of local volunteers and groups, addressing parking issues and reducing anti-social behaviour.

Council Plan priorities may link to project ideas and can be found in the – Priority tick list for Community Action Grant Activity (.pdf | 210kb) document.

The full Council Plan priorities (.pdf | 4mb) document is on our website.

For more information, download a Community Action Grants Application form, or contact Sue Dixon at email or telephone 01246 217606.

Subject to remaining funds, the deadline is 31st December 2020, however applications will be assessed by the Council as they are received. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within 20 working days assuming all assessment requirements have been addressed. » Less

Remembrance Sunday 2020 - No Public Attendance

Remembrance Sunday 2020 - No Public Attendance

Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:16 by Loran Stonehouse

Remembrance Day is fast approaching, but the annual ceremony this year is being modified to ensure the safety of veterans and members of the public as the country battles the ongoing coronavirus situation. More »

Unfortunately due to the coronavirus situation there will be no parade taking place on Remembrance Sunday this year and members of the public are asked not to gather on that morning near the war memorial.

In keeping with the social gathering guidelines and to avoid a large crowd amassing, representatives from local groups and organisations have been invited to lay their wreaths in small groups throughout the morning and afternoon at timed intervals.

Therefore there are currently plans for a service to be held on the morning of Sunday 8th November with a small number of invited attendees only. The Council is encouraging members of the general public to stay safe at home this year and instead is hoping to be able to live stream the service on Facebook for residents to watch.

Details of this are still being finalised but further updates will be posted on this page as they become available.

Please note these plans are subject to change should the coronavirus change locally or nationally before the 8th November. » Less

Sign up to Derbyshire Alerts

Sign up to Derbyshire Alerts

Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:36 by Loran Stonehouse

What is Derbyshire Alerts?

Derbyshire Alert if a free community messaging service that allows Derbyshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other key partners to distribute messages concerning community safety to the public quickly and effectively. It keeps you informed of local events and crimes in your area, and appeals for any witnesses or information. More »

Anybody can sign to the system and receive local information based on their postcode. Alerts are mainly sent by email, but people can also choose to receive them via text or a voice message at a time that suits them.

Messages are sent out on current crimes and trends, good news, events, crime prevention and police priority updates. They can also send out community critical incidents quickly like floods, fire and missing people.

Specific messages are also sent out to particular groups like Neighbourhood Watch, Horse Watch, Farm Watch; or any type of business like banks, pubs or shops. Some messages can also be sent to people with particular interests like fishing or cycling. This way information gets to the right people, in the right area, at the right time.

You can register for Derbyshire Alert to receive emails about what's happening in your local area. These messages are sent by the police, Neighbourhood Watch and other organisations dedicated to community safety. You can even feedback information to local police teams.

You are in Control

The service is free and tailored so you can choose what sort of alerts you want to receive - whether you would like:

· News on local incidents

· Community news

· Crime prevention advice

· Significant or high priority messages

If you change your mind about what alerts you receive, you can login to change your preferences at any time or remove yourself from the system altogether.

How to register

You can sign up to the Derbyshire alerts through the following link: www.derbyshirealert.co.uk

For any further information or enquiries please see the website or contact the following email address: pccoffice@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk » Less