Dronfield Town Council

Serving the people of Dronfield

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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 and venues are all currently closed to members of the public, until further notice, due to the coronavirus pandemic. However parks have now re-opened.

  • Parks & Open Spaces

    Parks & Open Spaces

    Enjoy the many parks around Dronfield including Cliffe Park.

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.

Public Notices

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.

* * LATEST UPDATES ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) WITHIN DERBYSHIRE * *

Play areas and sports facilities being to re-open but venues remain closed

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.

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.

The Town Council will continue to monitor the situation and will look to re-open venues when it is safe to do and there is a demand from users. 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

Marsh Avenue Play Area Refurbishment Begins

Marsh Avenue Play Area Refurbishment Begins

Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:42 by Jo Mitchell

Dronfield Town Council's rolling refurbishment of parks across the town, continues in 2020. Work began this week on the latest refurbishment at Marsh Avenue and work is expected to take around three weeks to complete the project. More »

Equipment has this week been removed making space for the new play equipment to be installed. The refurbishment will see the installation of new equipment, new safety surfacing plus a new fence will also enclose the play area.

The Town Council are excited about the latest park development and look forward to opening it to residents soon. » Less

England Tree Strategy Consultation

England Tree Strategy Consultation

Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:55 by Jo Mitchell

Plans to accelerate tree planting and improve the management of existing trees and woodlands are underway as the government has launched a consultation to inform a new England Tree Strategy.

Everyone – from farmers, foresters and land managers, experts and environmental organisations, to members of the public – is invited to give their views on the future creation and management of our trees, woodlands and forests. More »

Subject to consultation, the new strategy will set out policies to expand tree cover, support woodland management and increase public engagement with trees and woodlands. It will help ensure the government's tree planting commitment – to increase tree planting to 30,000 hectares per year across the UK by 2025 - is delivered, working closely with the devolved administrations, communities and landowners to do so.

The government is asking for views on:

  • how to expand, protect and improve our public and private trees and woodlands,
  • the increased role that trees and woodlands can play in supporting the economy,
  • how best to further connect people to nature, and
  • the most effective way in which trees and woodlands can be created and managed to help combat climate change.

By growing, protecting and restoring our trees, forests and woodlands we can help reduce carbon emissions, encourage biodiversity and nature recovery, grow our sustainable timber market, and improve people's health and wellbeing.

Launching the consultation, Forestry Minister Lord Goldsmith, said:

In many ways the coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on the importance of nature. Growing and protecting our nation's forests will be an integral part of our recovery, and the England Tree Strategy will give us the tools to do this.

This consultation will help inform a keystone strategy which will be vital for helping us deliver the government's tree planting commitment, our commitment to the recovery of nature and reaching net zero emissions by 2050.

But, we need input from the sector and public. I encourage everyone to give their views to design a tree strategy that delivers the maximum benefits for our environment for generations to come.

In the March Budget, Defra welcomed the new Nature for Climate Fund from HM Treasury. The England Tree Strategy will help inform how elements of this £640million fund will be used to deliver against the manifesto tree planting commitments, alongside peatland restoration and wider nature recovery.

Forestry Commission Chair and former National Tree Champion, Sir William Worsley said:

The England Tree Strategy will set out how we plan to accelerate woodland creation, but also importantly how to manage and protect the trees we already have. Significant work has gone into developing the groundwork for a strategy which will ensure the right tree is planted in the right place, and for the right reason.

We now need people to submit their views, to design a strategy that increases and balances the different benefits that our woodlands provide, to nature, to people, and to the economy.

The Forestry Commission will be at the forefront of delivery and I look forward to working closely with Defra and all stakeholders involved at this exciting time.

The England Tree Strategy will be developed in parallel with other key strategies that flow from the 25 Year Environment Plan. These include the recent Tree Health Resilience Strategy and the forthcoming England Peat Strategy and Nature Strategy, as well the future Environmental Land Management Scheme which will operate on the basis of providing public payments for public goods.

In close alignment with the England Tree Strategy, targeted stakeholder engagement is currently underway to shape the development of the England Peat Strategy and the peatland aspects of the Nature for Climate Fund.

Integrating the aims of the England Tree Strategy with the wider ongoing work in these areas enables a coordinated vision that delivers real, sustainable change.

The consultation period is due to conclude on 11th September 2020. Subject to review, the England Tree Strategy will be published later in the year.

To comment on the consultation please click on the link below; » Less

Dronfield Library to reopen from Tuesday 7th July

Dronfield Library to reopen from Tuesday 7th July

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 10:05 by Jo Mitchell

Derbyshire County Council closed all of their 45 libraries on 20th March 2020 due to the coronavirus.

They are now planning to reopen 7 libraries including Dronfield Library, on Tuesday 7th July 2020.

Residents must book an appointment to visit the library and people are being urged not to turn up without having arranged their appointment first. More »

From 7th July Dronfield Library will be open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays until further notice, with people being asked to arrange appointments direct with their local library.

'Book and borrow' appointments for people wanting to take out books, can be arranged over the phone or by email, and use of library computers can be arranged by phone only. Staff will not be able to assist people using computers.

All currently borrowed books and other items have been automatically renewed until 30 September 2020 and people are being urged not to bring them back unless they have made a 'Book and Borrow' appointment. No overdue charges will be incurred for books which are currently borrowed.

Library staff will monitor how the new systems put in place are working and ensure social distancing can be adhered to before Derbyshire County Council roll out the re-opening of other libraries across the county. » Less