Clerk/RFO:
Mr Phillip Woodward
33 Allendale Road
Wingerworth
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
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.

POPPIES UP THANKS TO JIM AND PERRY

Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:23 by Phillip Woodward

The one hundred large poppies which the Parish Council purchased to fix on lamp posts in the village to mark the centenary of the end of World War One are now in place thanks to local men Jim Walters of Station Road and Perry Dorning of Hardstoft Road who kindly volunteered for the job of putting them up. More »

Many thanks Jim and Perry. » Less

CUPPA WITH A COPPER

Posted: 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

METAL DETECTORISTS

Posted: 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

  • 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.