Youlgrave Parish Council

youlgrave parish council logoCouncil comprises 10 elected councillors who employ a part-time CiLCA qualified Parish Clerk as their Proper Officer. Councillors are elected to serve for a four year term.

Council meets at least ten times a year – there being no meeting in December and only in August if there is essential business. Meetings are held in the Committee Room of the Village Hall on the penultimate Tuesday evening in February, March, April, June, July, September, October and November. The May meeting is held on the third Tuesday. The January meeting is held on the penultimate Tuesday in the Reading Room to avoid pantomime rehearsals. Meetings commence at 7.15pm

The Parish Council has one formal sub-committee – Finance and Personnel and an overseeing responsibility for the Well Dressing, Carnival and Website committees with elected members allocated to serve on each annually. It also has members allocated to each of the Halls, CLT and Youlgrave Waterworks in order to keep informed of community matters.

The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Parish Council are elected by councillors every May. The Chair hosts the Annual Parish meeting each April giving a report on the previous year and opening the floor to debate on any matter raised by a parishioner. 

The current Chair is Brian Wardle and Vice-Chair Graham Elliott

The Precept – the local tax on parishioners – is set at the November meeting for the following year. Requests for donations made by local community groups are also considered at that meeting.

The Parish Council also receives income from its Parish Council-run allotments and Coldwell End Car Park Honesty Box.  

Coldwell End allotments Youlgrave

Coldwell End allotments

A small grant from DDDC towards mowing, rents from user groups of the Alport Lane Playing Fields and rents for use of the Sports Pavilion. The Council manages the Queen Elizabeth II Field Alport Lane Playing Fields on behalf of Fields in Trust (formerly National Playing Fields Association). It recently received a SITA Grant to install a Multi-use Games Area at Alport Lane. Its latest project with assistance from Awards for All is to provide the adults in the village with a Fitness Trail.

Alport Lane Playing Field Sports Pavilion Youlgrave

Alport Lane Playing Field Sports Pavilion

 The Council is also is responsible for other village assets, most notably the Conduit Head or ‘Fountain’ in Fountain Square and 18 benches throughout the parish, and provides an annual grant to the Parochial Church Council for maintenance of Youlgrave Churchyard and cemetery. It has recently taken over the Holywell Lane Toilet Block from the District Council to save it from closure and is currently refurbishing it.

Thanks to overwhelming local support the Council is proud to announce that the parish is now equipped with FOUR defibrillator units located at Youlgrave Garage, Alport Kiosk, 17 Mawstone Lane (adjacent to the Limestone Way and Bradford Dale) and the Farmyard Inn.

Councillors give new life to ex-BT Phone Box

Councillors give new life to ex-BT Phone Box

Contact Details

For all communications and correspondence with the Parish Council please contact the Youlgrave Parish Council Clerk:

Matthew Lovell
Clerk
Youlgrave Parish Council
Christmas Cottage
Church Street
Youlgrave
Derbyshire
DE45 1WL

Tel: 01629 636151
To email the Youlgrave Parish Council Clerk please click here

Parish Councillors

The Current Council from May 2015 comprises:
Lillian Clark – Overdale, Conksbury Lane, Youlgrave DE45 1WR  636524
Graham Elliott – Sunnyside, Conksbury Avenue, Youlgrave DE45 1WQ 636318
Nicola Humphreys – Over Haddon View, Conksbury Avenue, Youlgrave DE45 1WQ 636877
Andrew McCloy – Englemere, Brookleton, Youlgrave DE45 1UT  636125
Glenys Moore – Green Peace, Stoneyside, Youlgrave DE45 1WH   636477
Richard Roper – 3 Laburnum Cottages Main Street Youlgrave DE45 1UW 636114
Rob Scott – 1 Conksbury Avenue, Youlgrave DE45 1WQ 636391

Brian Wardle – Ardwyn, Bradford, Youlgrave DE45 1WH 636262
Ralph Wilson – New Cottage, Coldwell End Youlgrave DE45 1UW 636282
John Wragg – 23 Mawstone Lane, Youlgrave DE45 1WJ 636002

County Councillor Simon Spencer presents Council with a grant towards the website design costs

County Councillor Simon Spencer presents Council with a grant towards the website design costs