Wirksworth Town Council was very sad to learn of the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Friday 9th April 2021, our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal family. 

National Mourning 

A period of National Mourning has been declared until the day of the funeral - Saturday 17 April at 3pm, https://www.royal.uk/funeral-duke-edinburgh-0

The Union flag at the Wirksworth Town Hall is flying at half mast as a remark of respect, and will continue to do so until the day following the funeral (Sunday 18 April) 

Book of Condolence

Due to the pandemic it isn't currently possible to open physical books of condolence, however an online Book of Condolence is now available at https://www.royal.uk/condolence 


There is no official arrangement for giving donations in memory of The Duke of Edinburgh.

However members of the public who wish to make a donation as a tribute to His Royal Highness are encouraged to give to a charity of their choosing or one of the charities or organisations which The Duke of Edinburgh supported in his public duties. 

Over the course of his life, The Duke of Edinburgh was patron or president of some 992 organisations, with special interests in scientific and technological research and development, industry, the welfare of young people, conservation and the environment and the encouragement of sport.

Taken from the Royal family website:- https://www.royal.uk/donations 


Last Updated: 12 April 2021

Stoney Wood

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.

Fanny Shaw's:- Community building key available free of charge for use by groups such as: parents, schools, nurseries, scouts & not-for-profit groups holding events on the 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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