Duffield Parish Council

Serving the people of Duffield

The Weston Centre

Clerk : Kath Gruber
The Weston Centre, Tamworth
Street, Duffield, Belper
Derbyshire DE56 4ER

  • Town Street, Duffield

    Town Street, Duffield

  • Cricket Pavillion, Duffield

    Cricket Pavillion, Duffield

  • The Chevin Golf Club, Duffield

    The Chevin Golf Club, Duffield

  • Gray Recreation Ground

    Gray Recreation Ground

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Duffield Remembers WWI: Armistice Day Centenary and Fireworks Display, Sunday 11th November 2018

Duffield Remembers WWI: Armistice Day Centenary and Fireworks Display, Sunday 11th November 2018

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:50 by Jackie Clements

On Sunday 11th November 2018 this country and many others will commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I - Armistice Day, when the guns fell silent on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Beacons will be lit across the country as we remember the many lives sacrificed in the name of our freedom.

The Parish Council invites you all to join us in marking this important occasion by taking part in planned events in Duffield during the weekend, culminating in the annual fireworks display on Sunday 11th at Eyes Meadow at 7:10pm (which this year is a FREE event). More »

What's on

10TH NOVEMBER 2018

7:30pm - Derwent Valley Wind Band & Duffield Singers - WW1 Remembrance Concert at St Alkmund's Parish Church, Church Drive, Duffield DE56 4BA - Admission FREE – No ticket required.

11TH NOVEMBER 2018

10.35am - 11.00am Remembrance Parade from the Weston Centre to Duffield War Memorial (St Alkmund's Parish Church): The annual Parade with members of the Uniformed Organisations who will lay wreaths at Duffield War Memorial.

10:45am -12.30pm (approx. times): Remembrance Service at St Alkmund's Church/Service at the War Memorial

11.30am – 3:00pm Duffield Library - Children's Activities

1:30pm - 3:30pm Emmanuel Church - Tea Dance.

12:00pm - 3:00pm Weston Centre - Information board and videos.

5:30pm Evening church service at St Alkmund's.

6:30pm - 6:55pm Torchlit procession along Donald Hawley Way (from the church to Eyes Meadow). Bring a phone with torch or LED tealight.

7pm Beacon of Light lit at Eyes Meadow. As part of the Centenary the Parish Council has commissioned Steven Oldknow, a traditional blacksmith based in Little Eaton, to forge a special gas-fuelled beacon brazier which will be installed at Eyes Meadow. The brazier will sit seven feet above the ground and has been created in wrought iron with laser-cut images and wording commemorating the centenary. Throughout the UK, beacons are being lit at 7pm as part of a historic tribute to the many millions who were killed or came home dreadfully wounded during the war. To find out more about the nationwide lighting of beacons visit www.brunopeek.co.uk

7.05pm Church Bells Ringing for Peace: St Alkmund's Parish Church

7:10pm - 7:40pm Fireworks at Eyes Meadow

The commemorative fireworks display will replace the usual bonfire night display in 2018. The display will begin at 7:10pm following the torchlit procession from St Alkmund's, lighting of the Beacon and ringing of the bells at St Alkmund's.

The fireworks display will be a FREE event this year, all are welcome, no tickets required.

No parking is available, other than disabled parking. Please bring a torch and wrap up warmly! There will be limited food and drinks available. The cricket club pavilion bar will also be open. No personal fireworks or sparklers allowed at display.

7:00pm - 8:00pm Food and drink at Eyes Meadow

TIME TBC - Quiz at The Kings Head.

A leaflet giving more historical details about Duffield's involvement in World War I, will be available from local services and Duffield Library, later in October (and will be available for download on the Parish Council website).


"There But Not There"

The Parish Council is very pleased to have been awarded an Armed Forces Covenant grant to obtain six perspex silhouettes. The silhouettes will be displayed at St Alkmund's church during the WWI Centenary event. The silhouettes represent those who are "there but not there" – those Fallen whose descendants might still live among us today.

To find out more about these silhouettes, their meaning and the nationwide installation, visit www.therebutnotthere.org.uk

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE DAYS EVENTS SEE THE PARISH COUNCIL'S WEBSITE PAGE: www.duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk/duffield-wwi-event.html » Less

New Woodland Seating at Eyes Meadow

New Woodland Seating at Eyes Meadow

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:58 by Jackie Clements

Sets of woodland seating have now been installed at Eyes Meadow. There is a large set of 18 seats so that groups or classes can all sit in a big circle, and three sets of six near to the changing rooms. They are there for everyone to sit, relax and enjoy the meadow.

There was some delay since the original idea was proposed by Cllr. Steven Evanson, caused by the damage to the bridge and the resurfacing of the car park, but they were worth waiting for. More »

Each seat has been hand-made by the Bolsover Woodlands Enterprise. This is a social enterprise that protects and manages woodlands in Derbyshire and the surrounding area. All the team members have learning disabilities and have earned an excellent reputation for the quality of their conservation work. You can see their work at Eyes Meadow. Each seat has been hand-made from yew tree stumps with a perfectly fitting top made to fit the natural shape of the log. The team came to the meadow over two days last week to dig the holes and securely concrete the seats in place.

Duffield Parish Council hope that many people will enjoy the facility for many years to come. » Less

Parish Council Vacancy: Parish Groundsperson (full time)

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:04 by Jackie Clements

The Parish Council is seeking a hardworking and self-motivated person to assist in the practical management of Duffield's open spaces.

Place of Work: The Parish Groundperson will be required to work in the Cemetery, Eyes Meadow, Gray Recreation Ground and throughout the village.

Hours of Work: The hours of work will be 37.5 hours per week on average which, due to the outdoor nature of the role, will be worked as follows: More »

  • 45 hours per week from 1 April to 30 September (26 weeks)
  • 30 hours per week from 1 October to 31 March

Occasional weekend and evening working will be required by prior arrangement

Pay: Scale Point 11-14 (£8.84 - £9.19 per hour) paid monthly based on 37.5 hours per week average

  • The ideal applicant will:
  • Have experience in grounds maintenance and of driving relevant vehicles such as ride on mowers.
  • Be professional and always dedicated to working to the highest possible standards.
  • Be resilient, physically fit and happy working outdoors.
  • Comfortable working as part of a small team

The successful applicant will be required to join the Council's Pension Scheme.

A copy of the Job Description and Person Specification can be found below.

To apply: Please send CV and 1-page letter showing how you meet the person specification to clerk@duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 3 October 2018

Interviews to be held on Monday 8 October 2018

Post to commence at the earliest opportunity