Councillor Vacancy 

November 2021

Wirksworth Town Council has a casual vacancy for a Councillor.

No prior experience is needed, just a positive outlook, willingness to work as part of a team and a drive to be a voice for your local community. We will support you in your new role and offer training so that you are effective in the position. If you are over 18, live locally and feel you can make a real change, why not put yourself forward?

 In order to apply you must fulfil the following criteria:

  •  Be registered as a local government elector for the Town – give electoral number;           or
  • Have occupied as owner or tenant, within the preceding 12 months, land or premises in the Town – give address;    or
  • Had their principal or only place of work, during the last 12 months, within the Town – give address;      or
  • Have, during the preceding 12 months, resided in the Town or within 4.8 kilometres of it – give address     and
  • Be 18 years of age or over – give date of birth.
  • Not be disqualified for holding office as a member of a local authority – see extracts from the Local Government Act 1972.
  • Submit details of any political party membership.
  • Be willing to sign-up to the Members’ Code of Conduct by signing the Electoral Compact
  • Be willing to complete the Declarations of Interests, to be publicised by Derbyshire Dales District Council.


Prior to applying it is most important you gain an understanding how things work and what the role of Councillor entails. It is therefore highly recommended you take the following steps:

 1:    Read – National Association of Local Councils (NALC) publication - The Good Councillor Guide

 2:    Join – one of our Full Council Meetings (all welcome).

 3:    Speak - to your local Councillor and/or our Town Clerk to find out more about the role. Contact details below.


To apply:

Please contact the Town Clerk:  |  01629 823408

Closing date: 1 December 2021

We look forward to hearing from you.

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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