Mr Phillip Woodward
33 Allendale Road
S42 6PX

Tel: 01246 469695

What's On

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 17:06

Council Meeting

Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:07

Council Meeting

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 18:30

Council Meeting

  • Bowls 2

  • Historic Mine Winding Wheel

  • Sampson Field M.U.G.A.

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.


Fri, 05 Oct 2018 11:23 by Phillip Woodward

The local Safer Neighbourhood policing team will be holding their next 'Cuppa with a Copper' session at St Mary's Centre on Church Street from 09.30 - 10.30 on Thursday 11th October. More »

Everyone is welcome to drop in. » Less


Wed, 03 Oct 2018 14:18 by Phillip Woodward

On Saturday 22nd September 2018 a group of metal detectorists descended on Morton Road Recreation Ground. During the course of their activities they dug divots in the play area and on the public footpath which runs through the park, obviously in an attempt to recover objects. Whilst some attempt was made to replace the divots, this has resulted in holes, some of which are quite large and which will only get bigger as winter draws on. There have been a number of complaints about this from residents and the Parish Council feels that it should set out its position over this activity. More »

The first and most important rule about metal detecting is that participants should seek the permission of the owner of the land they intend to target. This was not sought in this instance and had it been, given the nature of the recreation ground and the public footpaths running across it, it is unlikely that it would have been given.

Additionally, if anything of value is found by those engaged in the activity, this should be drawn to the attention of the landowner with a view to sharing any proceeds. People who witnessed the events on 22nd September report that items were retrieved, but no notification about what these were has been received by the Parish Council. Also, if anything of archaeological or historical value is found, it is the law that these should be reported to various official bodies. We will probably never know if any such articles were dug up.

There are rules governing the use of metal detectors and we would urge that anyone who is contemplating using them on Parish Council land should follow these rules. Primarily they need to seek permission BEFORE setting out, so their activities can be monitored to ensure they are acting within the law.

It is unlikely that the Parish Council would give permission to anyone planning to dig on the Morton Road, Sampson's Field and Parkhouse Recreation Grounds and the Miners Welfare Sports Ground. There are some smaller parcels of agricultural land owned by the Council but these are generally leased to others, so the leaseholder's permission would also need to be sought.

The person to contact to discuss whether permission may be given is the Parish Clerk, whose contact details appear on this web page. » Less

Volunteers Sought For Pavilion Management -Can You Help?

Volunteers Sought For Pavilion Management -Can You Help?

Fri, 28 Sep 2018 14:30 by Phillip Woodward

Work is now well underway on the construction of the new sports pavilion and attention is now being focused on how it will be operated when it opens early next year.

The Council hopes to establish an association or management committee including a team of volunteers who are committed to giving their time and expertise to organising the running of the pavilion and to seeing it thrive as the sporting hub of the community. More »

The association/management committee would be similar to the one which runs the Village Hall except that as the pavilion is expected to be exempt from business rates it will not be necessary for it to be formally registered as a charity.

We hope that the committee will comprise representatives of the user clubs, the Council and members of the community who have both the necessary skills and the pavilion's best interests at heart.

We also hope that if we can find enough committed volunteers to play their part it might be possible to generate sufficient additional income to reduce the pavilion overheads, to keep potential hire charges to a minimum and even to provide a small profit for the user clubs.

With this in mind the Council will be holding a public meeting to explain its proposals on Thursday 15th November at 6.30pm in the Village Hall, Pear Tree Road, Pilsley and we hope that those people who are committed to making a success out of the new pavilion will be able to attend.

At the meeting we will put forward our ideas, receive feedback and answer questions.

If you would like to serve on the proposed association / management committee and/or to act as a volunteer please come along to the meeting and please spread the word to other people who you think may be interested.

In the meantime if you have any questions or if you require further information on the council's proposals please contact one of the following people.

Pete Stevenson 01773 872557, e-mail -

Mike Shaw 01773 590833, e-mail -

Phil Woodward 01246 469695, e-mail - » Less

  • Pilsley Bowling CLub

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