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 will remain open during the new national restrictions.

  • Gosforth Lodge

    Gosforth Lodge

    Gosforth Lodge is currently unavailable to hire due to national restrictions in place from 5th November to 2nd December.

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.


As we head into a second national lockdown, Dronfield Town Council will continue to do everything we can to support the people of Dronfield through these unprecedented times.

The Council have continued to work, throughout this time, with our partners and communities to help ensure we come through this challenge together. The residents and businesses of Dronfield have shown themselves to be an extremely resilient and caring community during these times.

We will continue to follow the official advice given by the Government and NHS which states that everyone should;

• Stay at home, except for specific purposes.

• Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.

• Close certain businesses and venues.

The council office will remain closed to the public however residents can still phone the office between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday or contact us through email or the website.

Your local councillors are also available to offer advice and guidance when needed and residents are encouraged to contact them should they have any concerns.

The situation changes day by and week by week and we will keep re-assessing what we can do to help reduce the risk to our residents and businesses.

We kindly ask everyone to take all possible measures to reduce the risk to themselves and to others in the community and to continue to follow the official advice given.

Please stay safe and keep others safe,

Cllr Angelique Foster

Leader Dronfield Town Council

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.


Town Council Facilities

Following the Government announcement that national restrictions have been replaced from 2nd December with a local tier structure, the Town Council is able to re-open some of its facilities and venues for permitted events only.

Bookings are now being taken again for the Civic Hall and Gosforth Lodge but only for groups permitted to continue under the Government Guidance, such as support groups, voluntary groups and activities for under 18 year olds.

Bookings have also re-opened for the MUGA pitch at Cliffe Park and our parks and play areas remain open for residents to use for exercise.

The Town Council urges any local residents using the parks, venues or MUGA pitch to adhere to social distancing and continue to wash hands thoroughly after being in these areas and to try and not touch your face.

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

For further details on the tier restrictions in please from 2nd December please click here.

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Latest News

Local Plan Consultation

Local Plan Consultation

Posted: Fri, 04 Dec 2020 10:02 by Loran Stonehouse

At the beginning of November, the District Council launched a consultation process on the Main Modifications proposed on the North East Derbyshire Local Plan. The Local Plan, amongst other things, says where houses will be built within Dronfield over the coming years. More »

We need lots of residents to comment on this draft to give us the best chance to convince the independent Inspector, about how to improve the Local Plan further, with particular reference to retaining the greenbelt around the town.

Please click on the document below of Frequently Asked Questions and suggested key arguments to include.

The deadline for comments to be submitted has now also been extended to 31st January 2021. » Less

Dronfield Community Centres to re-open

Dronfield Community Centres to re-open

Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:22 by Loran Stonehouse

Dronfield council is pleased to confirm that Gosforth Lodge and The Civic Centre will be opening their doors from the 2nd of December 2020 for permitted bookings only following the lifting of national restrictions. More »

We are also pleased to announce that we will also be taking MUGA booking again and the tennis courts will be unlocked and ready for use, pending further Government statements. » Less

Derbyshire enters tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions from 2 December

Derbyshire enters tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions from 2 December

Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:47 by Loran Stonehouse

The whole of Derbyshire has been placed in the highest Tier 3 Covid Very High alert level from just after midnight, December 2, after national lockdown restrictions comes to an end.

This means:

- Meeting with friends and family: No mixing of households indoors, or most outdoor places, apart from support bubbles. More »

- Maximum of six in some outdoor public spaces (e.g. parks, public gardens).

- Hospitality: Bars, Pubs and Restaurants Hospitality is closed, with the exception of sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery.

- Shops: Retail, including 'non-essential shops' are able open.
Working and business: Everyone who can work from home should continue do so.

- Education: Schools, colleges and universities can remain open. Childcare, other supervised activities for children, and childcare bubbles are also permitted.

- Leisure centres: Indoor leisure is permitted; however, group activities and classes should not take place.

- Travel: Should avoid travelling outside your area, other than where necessary such as for work or education. Reduce the number of journeys where possible. Plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Avoid car sharing with those outside of your household or support bubble.

- Sport: Adult sport can take place outdoors, but people should avoid higher-risk contact activity. Group exercise activities and sports indoors should not take place, unless with your household or bubble. Organised activities for elite athletes, under-18s and disabled people can continue.

- Residential care: COVID-secure arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, and window visits. Outdoor/airtight visits only (rollout of rapid testing will enable indoor visits inc. contact).

- Hotels: Accommodation Closed (with limited exceptions)
Overnight stays: Avoid staying overnight outside of your area, unless necessary for work or education.
Weddings and funerals: Up to 15 guests permitted for weddings, civil partnerships and wakes; 30 for funerals. Wedding receptions not permitted.

- Entertainment: Indoor venues closed.

- Places of Worship: Open but cannot interact with anyone outside household or support bubble.

- Large events: Events should not take place. Drive-in events permitted.

For further information regarding government's local alert levels, please click on the link: Local restriction tiers: what you need to know - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

For further guidance regarding restrictions around Christmas please check out the government website. Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) » Less