Clerk/RFO:
Mr Phillip Woodward
33 Allendale Road
Wingerworth
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S42 6PX

Tel: 01246 469695

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Welcome to Pilsley Parish Council


Pilsley Parish Council provides a number of local services. We aim to make Pilsley 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 please contact us.

Meetings of the Parish Council are held on the first Monday of every month (excluding bank holidays) at the Village Hall on Pear Tree Road. Members of the Public are welcome to observe at the meetings and have the opportunity to raise any local issues in part of the meeting for Public Speaking.

New Pavilion Gets Underway

New Pavilion Gets Underway

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:17 by Phillip Woodward

Following several years of preparatory work including public consultation, liaison meetings with architects and planners, negotiations with users, applications to potential grant funding bodies and competitive tendering with contractors the work to construct the new sports pavilion at the Miners Welfare Sports Ground has now finally begun. More »

The works are being carried out by Poplar Farm Development Ltd, who are based in Lower Pilsley and have a good knowledge of local construction issues having been involved with a wide range of different projects across the region and having developed a number of sites in Pilsley for housing in recent years.

A new entrance to the site is being formed and a new car park will be created on what was previously the unused and derelict tennis courts. The new pavilion itself will be built between the old pavilion and the skatepark (which was built in 2016 at the southern end of the site) so that the teams using the site still have access to changing facilities until the new one is finished.

The construction is expected to take around six months, so we are anticipating an official hand-over of the keys shortly after Christmas.

The total cost of the project will be around £371,000 plus the cost of public utilities connections and the funding to deliver this has been drawn from a number of different sources. Through prudent financial management over recent years the parish council has built up a reserve of around a quarter of these costs which is earmarked for the project and external grant funding totalling £255,000 has been secured from the Football Foundation, Sport England, Viridor Environmental Credits, the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commission's Proceeds of Crime Fund and the Duke of Devonshire's Charitable Trust.

This leaves a gap of around £40,000 which the council will have to take out a loan to cover. The loan would be obtained from the Public Works Loan Board, which is a government body that provides loans to local authorities at very low rates of interest and over any period from six months to 50 years.

We will be considering the detailed terms of the loan at the council meeting on 1st October and would be happy to receive any feedback or comments from members of the community on this, both in relation to the principle of taking out a loan and on issues such as the pay-back period and how this might affect the council tax precept. Anyone interested in submitting comments on this can contact the clerk or any of the parish councillors via the contact details posted on the website.

Examples of the potential impact of taking out the loan on Pilsley Parish Council precept are attached on a separate table.

As the new pavilion takes shape over the coming months we will be posting 'work in progress' updates and photos on the website and on the council's Facebook pages so people will be able to see for themselves the new facility as it develops. The new pavilion will be fitted out with a meeting / social room and a kitchen/ bar for catering purposes in addition to the two changing rooms and match official's changing areas with an enclosed veranda overlooking the cricket field.

Crime Prevention Advice

Sun, 09 Sep 2018 10:47 by Phillip Woodward

Recently we have seen a small rise in attempted theft from motor vehicles in the village and one reported theft from a motor vehicle – police believe that there are others that have gone unreported. These issues are currently being investigated by the police and we have been asked to share the attached advice on minimising and preventing auto crime. More »

Incidents have been reported on Hazel Avenue, Lansbury Ave and Morton Road and the police have asked that people report any suspicious behaviour and any incidents of theft from vehicles especially if this might be captured on CCTV - they need accurate reporting of what is happening in order to arrest any suspects.

Miners Welfare Sports Ground - Football Pitch Development

Miners Welfare Sports Ground - Football Pitch Development

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:22 by Phillip Woodward

The Parish Council are considering a proposal to create a junior football pitch on the Sports Ground at the Miners Welfare. To do this the adult pitch will need to be re-aligned and moved slightly. This will involve the removal of the benches and shelter which are alongside the pitch. It will be comparatively easy to relocate the benches, but a question has been raised about the future of the shelter (photo attached). More »

It was moved from its previous location on Sampson's Field several years ago following complaints, as it acted as a magnet for unruly youths and was a hotspot for anti-social behaviour. Since it was moved that problem eased considerably, but it appears that the shelter is little used in its current location.

The Council feels it has two options. The first is to move the shelter to an alternative location. The second is simply to scrap it and do without. In considering the former, the Council has to be mindful of the fact that if placed in the vicinity of existing or future housing, this may very well lead to a repeat of the situation we had a few years ago on Sampson's Field. This consideration would also include, for instance, the impact of moving it closer to the skatepark at the Miners Welfare. Although this would bring it closer to the new pavilion we also have to bear in mind that there are plans to build new housing on the adjoining field.


No decision has yet been made over this matter and the Council would like to hear from residents as to what their views are. Please either reply via this website or through the Council's Facebook page - all reasonable views will be considered and the matter will be discussed at a Council meeting in the near future. » Less

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    Pilsley Bowls Club was re-established in 1983. The Club continues to thrive and currently has numerous teams that play between April and September.