In July 2020 Wirksworth Town Council affirmed its opposition to racism and inequality. Among its commitments were:

• to openly talk about racism within our community, as racism thrives in the company of silence.

• to work with other Local Authorities and community groups to tackle racism and the causes of racism.

• to work with the Police and local Law Enforcement to ensure a no tolerance policy is taken on all hate crime - including hate speech.

In light of this commitment the council welcomes the Stand Up to Racism initiative, and encourages residents to observe the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March[i]  and attend online events such as the Derbyshire Rally Against Racism[ii].




Last Updated: 16 March 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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