Dronfield Town Council
Who we are & what we do
Dronfield Town Council came into existence on 1st April 1974 as successor authority to the former Dronfield Urban District Council. The Town Council's offices were originally located at 25 High Street, a listed building near the Peel Monument, and are now to be found at the Civic Hall, Civic Centre, Dronfield. The current offices were officially opened on 14th December 1999.
Meetings of the Town Council are held every month in the Council Chamber at the Civic Hall.
The Annual Town Meeting and the Annual Council Meeting are held annually at Gosforth Lodge on the second Monday in May.
The Town Council's responsibilities include:
- Eleven parks including ten with play areas
- Open spaces including the planting of 7,000 bedding plants and the display of hanging baskets
- Maintenance of around 15 footpaths across the town.
- Dronfield Cemetery - maintenance and the management of burials and the Garden of Rest
- Sports facilities - bookings are taken for the floodlit, multi-games area at Cliffe Park and various football and cricket pitches.
- Public halls/hire - the Town Council administers bookings for two locations - the Civic Hall (Main Hall, Council Chambers, the Shaun Hadley Meeting Room) and Gosforth Lodge at Cliffe Park.
- Allotments - there are four allotment sites in the town - Chiverton, Coal Aston, Farwater Lane and Snape Hill. The Town Council funds capital works on the allotments.
- Street Furniture including benches, notice boards, bus shelters, grit bins and some litter bins
- Events including the Dronfield Gala, Remembrance Sunday Parade & Service and the Christmas Lights Switch-on
Our councillors are currently all elected. There are 19 members who are re-elected every 4 years.
If you have an interest or would like to become a councillor, please email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Committees & Outside Bodies
Our committees have specific tasks and can have delegated powers.
A number of councillors are also representatives on a variety of outside bodies.