Precept Announcement

This year the Town Council will take over responsibility for the Barmote Croft public toilets and operation of the Tuesday Market. The consultation 2017 revealed wide spread support for retention and relocation of the market (adjacent to Memorial Hall).  The Town Council has also acquired the toilet block on Fanny Shaw Playing Field which will be brought back into use and refurbished as a community facility for use by community groups.

Working on residents’ behalf, the Town Council believes that these facilities are key assets for the Town and has therefore stepped in to avoid their closure by Derbyshire Dales District Council.

To allow the Town Council to operate these facilities it will be increasing rates (precept), but has worked hard to keep the rate increase to a minimum. 

This year the Council will increase the total amount raised through rates by £18000 to fund these additional responsibilities. The impact of the increase will be 80p per Band D property per month and will ensure the Town retains the Tuesday Market and Barmote Croft Public Conveniences.

 If you would like further information regarding the Town Council’s plans in 2018,  please contact the Town Clerk, Paul Jennings  - 01629 823408 / enquiries@wirksworth.gov.uk


Last Updated: 25 January 2018

Stoney Wood

Stoney Wood is Wirksworth's Millennium woodland planted in the area recovered from Stonecroft Quarry. The land on which the wood is planted was donated by Tarmac Ltd to Wirksworth Town Council. The original planting was started by Tarmac but later sections were planted by local adults and children in a project ...

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Hiring the Hall

Main Hall

We have  two buildings with rooms to hire on an hourly basis, and the newly renovated Fanny Shaw's Community Building (FSCB) which is operated on a key loan system. 

Town Hall:- The Main Hall is large, suitable for a variety of uses - dance, exercise, large meeting space, wedding reception, family parties, musical events, etc, whilst other rooms - the Club Room, Ante Room, Council Chamber, are suited to smaller classes/groups. All rooms are available for hire during the day & evening during week days & weekends.  

Memorial Hall:- the Hall & Kitchen are available to hire for meetings, parties, fayres, events and classes/groups, during the day & evening during week days and weekends.

FSCB:- Available via a key loan system for use by groups such as:- parents, schools, nurseries, scouts & not-for-profit groups holding events on Fanny Shaw's park.      

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Council Meetings

Environment & Town Affairs
(Usually held on the first Monday of the month)
Finance, Buildings & Personnel
(Usually held on the second Monday of the month)
Town Council Meeting
(Usually held on the third Monday of the month)

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