Market update in light of the new Lockdown

The Mayor of Wirksworth, Andy Pollock, made the following statement today about the Tuesday Market:


"I am pleased to confirm that the Tuesday Market can continue to operate, providing essentials.

Many of you who use the market will realise that the council introduced additional safety measures at the outset of the 2nd lockdown.

Stall numbers are now reduced in order to comply with social distancing requirements and there is a one-way system in place for shoppers. During the lockdown period only stalls selling essential goods are permitted.  As an added precaution all our stallholders and Town Council staff wear face coverings and during peak hours there is an increased number of staff on site, to help enforce the one-way system and maintain the flow of pedestrian traffic. These measures are in excess of the actions required by government legislation for the safe operation of markets.

Many of you already wear a mask when you visit the market and I would encourage all shoppers to do this if you are able. 
Please support your local market but take care to adhere to the guidelines, maintain social distance and please avoid socialising within the market square."


Last Updated: 5 January 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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