Duffield Parish Council

Serving the people of Duffield

Duffield Cemetery Lodge

Assistant Clerk: Jackie Clements
Cemetery Lodge, 43 Hazelwood
Road, Duffield, Belper
Derbyshire DE56 4DQ

  • Town Street, Duffield

    Town Street, Duffield

  • Eyes Meadow by night, Fireworks display 2019

    Eyes Meadow by night, Fireworks display 2019

  • The Chevin Golf Club, Duffield

    The Chevin Golf Club, Duffield

  • Gray Recreation Ground

    Gray Recreation Ground

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Latest News

Help wanted! Duffield Fireworks Display at Eyes Meadow - 4th November 2022

Help wanted! Duffield Fireworks Display at Eyes Meadow - 4th November 2022

Posted: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:51 by Jackie Clements

Due to the sad loss of Jane Terry, the Parish Clerk, the Parish Council had initially come to the reluctant conclusion that we would not be able to stage the fireworks this November.

However, all is not lost: The DCA has very kindly offered to step in and stage the event on Friday 4th November, so the event will still go ahead... provided the DCA finds some volunteers to help. Volunteers will be needed to: More »

• erect fences on the afternoon of Fri 4th
• set up lighting etc.
• dismantle the fences 8pm onwards on Fri 4th
• litter sweep the area before football on Sat 5th
• collecting tickets/money on the gate
• sell glow sticks etc.

To the people and organisations of Duffield: If you want the Duffield Fireworks to go ahead, then please give the DCA a couple of hours of your time. Contact Nigel Hooker on nigelmax@me.com or 07712 079730 to register your support - thank you. » Less

Vacancy - Parish Clerk - Closing date 13th October 2022

Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 10:30 by Jackie Clements


Following the untimely death of our Parish Clerk Jane Terry, a vacancy for a new Parish Clerk has become available.

Duffield Parish Council needs a driven and enthusiastic Parish Clerk. Working from the Parish Council's offices at Cemetery Lodge, Hazelwood Road, Duffield, the Clerk will be responsible for achieving the vision of the Council.

Duffield Parish Council is responsible for maintaining the village Cemetery, Eyes Meadow and Gray's Recreation Ground. The Council is committed to improving the lives of the residents of the Parish and is working toward achieving the aims and targets in the Duffield Village Action Plan. More »

The Clerk is the Proper Officer to the Parish Council. The Clerk's responsibilities include producing agendas and minutes for all Council meetings and committees, liaising with outside bodies, actioning the Council's decisions, supervision of and liaison with the Council's Responsible Financial Officer, managing staff and organising events.

The Clerk is responsible for the management of five staff (Assistant Clerk, Responsible Financial Officer, Administration Assistant, Village Warden and Grounds Worker).

The Clerk will be required to work 20 hours a week from the Parish Office (part of the hours could be worked remotely to be agreed with the Council). These hours include attending the Council's evening meetings (1- 2 per month on average, usually held 7pm Wednesdays).

The ideal candidate would:

• be familiar with local government law, procedures and finance

• Have some previous Clerking or local government administration experience

• hold or be willing to work towards achieving the relevant qualifications (CiLCA)

• have good organisational and interpersonal skills.

Essential training will be provided as appropriate and remuneration will be based on experience, but within the LC2 substantive benchmark range NALC/new SCP range 24-28 (currently £15.16-£17.05 per hour).

A good knowledge of the parish of Duffield and surrounding area would be an advantage.

Closing Date: 4pm Thursday 13th October 2022

Shortlisting 18th October 2022 and Interview Dates Monday 24th – 27th October 2022

To apply, please see the Parish Council vacancies page.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Roger Harrison, Parish Council Chairman at r.harrison@duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk . » Less

HM Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

HM Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Posted: Thu, 08 Sep 2022 21:04 by Jackie Clements

The Parish Council is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family and those throughout the world whose lives she touched. It was a remarkable reign of more than 70 years of dedicated duty to her country and a steadfast presence throughout a period of considerable change in which she appointed fifteen Prime Ministers. She will be sorely missed.
Cllr Roger Harrison - Parish Council Chairman.