Certificate of Recognition for Participation in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons on 2 June 2022

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the amazing part you played in celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on 2nd June, whether you were a Town Crier, Piper, Bugler/Cornet Player, Choir or a private or community Beacon Organiser, for without your involvement The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and its associated events would not have been the enormous success they were.

TOGETHER, as a worldwide team, we ensured this unique tribute to our unique Queen Elizabeth, showed the world that the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth, along with those who took part from other countries, came together as one, and undertook a celebration party “fit for a Queen,” an occasion that will be fondly remembered by millions upon millions of people for many generations to come.

I don’t mind admitting, when standing next to Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle, London, as she lit her Principal Beacon at 9.45 GMT, a number of tears of joy filled my eyes knowing that you had all played the part you promised, making huge efforts to do so, and I am extremely proud of you all, so again, THANK YOU

Bruno Peek

Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR


Consultation on Proposals for the policing part of the Council Tax Precept for 2022/23

Police & Crime Commissioner, Angelique Foster, is consulting on proposals for the policing part of the Council Tax precept for 2022/23.

The survey aims to understand the amount of Council Tax that is contributed from residents towards policing for 2022/23. Responses can be submitted online and the survey will close on Sunday 16th January 2022.

Please kindly forward the survey to any local contacts you may have to ensure responses are received from residents throughout Derbyshire.

To complete the survey, and to read a short statement from the Police & Crime Commissioner, please click HERE.


Statement – Death of Prince Philip

Cllr Tom Munro, Chair of Whitwell Parish Council said, “It is with great sadness that I learnt today of the death of Prince Philip.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was an outstanding public servant who gave his life to the service of the Country and also the Commonwealth, and communities across the district will be saddened by this news.

The Union Flag at the District Council offices is already flying at half-mast, and will continue to do so until 8am on the day after the funeral.

Unfortunately, in order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions in place, and to reduce the risk of transmission, Books of Condolence will not be available in public buildings for people to sign in person. Members of public are also respectfully requested not to lay flowers or other memorial items/mementoes.

A Book of Condolence is available online at the royal website:

May he rest in peace.”


VJ Day 75th Anniversary, Saturday 15 August 2020

The Parish Council will be laying a wreath on the War Memorial  for the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day, Saturday 15th August 2020 at 11.00 am.

Unfortunately, due to current restrictions, there will be no ceremony, but parishoners are welcome to view the laying of the wreath adhering to current social distancing advice.

Children from Whitwell Primary School have very kindly participated by making flags to mark the event, which have been made into bunting that will be displayed in the garden at Whitwell Community Centre, along with a V J Day flag.

We would like to give a very big thank you to the children, and hopefully you will all be able to see your wonderful flags in the Community Centre garden.


Coronavirus Information

The parish council urges residents to follow Government advice regarding Covid-19 – copy the following link to that advice into your browser

Please report to the parish council if you know of anyone in distress or in need of services.  The Parish Clerk can still be contacted via the contact form on the website.

Please copy the following link into your browser to Derbyshire County Council’s guidance.

Parish Council Meetings – There will be no April parish council meeting.  The health and safety of councillors, staff and the public is the council’s primary concern, and it is following government guidance on the holding of meetings, including the annual meeting and annual parish meeting, and will post an update when received.

Suspension of Green bin collections – From w/c 30 March 2020 all green bin collections have been suspended.  Other bins should be left out before 6.00 am at the latest.  In the meantime, food waste should be put into black bins.  Please visit for the latest information on bin collections and other local information.

Bolsover Community Support Team

Bolsover Commuinity Support Team A5 Flyer
Bolsover Commuinity Support Team A5 Flyer
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Derbyshire Community Response Unit
launched to help those in need


Community Response Unit is now ready to take requests for assistance from members of the community who don’t have friends or family able to help them.

Help is available for people across the county if they are:

  • Self-isolating because either themselves or a member of the household is at risk
  • Struggling to meet basic needs because of financial, social or health restrictions
  • Pregnant
  • Have underlying health conditions
  • Aged 70 or over.

Volunteers from over 200 different organisations will be able to help with shopping, fetching prescriptions or offering a befriending service.
Council Leader, Councillor Barry Lewis said:
“Our Community Response Unit is now ready to start passing on requests from those who need help to the army of volunteers across the county.
“So far we’ve registered over 200 local groups with the scheme, and they will be using the volunteers they already have, and looking for more people to help out.
“We’re supporting this vital task with £1 million that we’ve agreed to make available to support our vulnerable residents, families in need and to help businesses.”
Volunteers could be asked to help with food shopping and delivery, checking up on people who are isolated with a phone call or online help to prevent loneliness and check whether there is anything they need, or collecting and delivering prescriptions
Residents needing help should visit the Community Response Unit information on our website or phone 01629 535091. At this stage the phone line will only be available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm.
Organisations are still looking to recruit more volunteers. Anyone who wants to help and is aged 18 to 70 and fit and well should also visit the Community Response Unit information on our website to register their interest.
Some organisations are looking for volunteers to offer a befriending telephone service, so anyone who wants to help but can’t leave their house could offer this kind of assistance.



Notification of Road Closures:-

3 September – 5 September 2019 – Diversion, Butt Hill (to facilitate reinstatement works on Titchfield Street)

3 September – 5 September 2019 – Diversion, Mason Street (to facilitate reinstatement works on Titchfield Street)

9 September – 13 September 2019 – Diversion, Peter More Hill (to facilitate carriageway resurfacing works)

16 September – 20 September 2019 – Diversion, Peter More Hill (to facilitate carriageway resurfacing works)

23 September – 26 September 2019 – Diversion, Worksop Road, Clowne (to facilitate night time closures for carriageway resurfacing works)

7 October – 10 October 2019 – Diversion, High Street (to facilitate water apparatus renewal works)

5 November – 7 November 2019 – Diversion, Portland Street (to facilitate water apparatus installation works)



Active Derbyshire – Funding News

Dear All

You have probably already noticed, but if not we are now no longer called Derbyshire Sport.  Our new name is Active Derbyshire.

However, the Funding News<> email remains the same.  Here is the first one for November.

1)      Remember, Remember National Lottery’s Awards for All funding this November!<> I thought it would be worth looking at what sort of thing Award for All have been funding, since they recently revamped this funding programme.  The good news is that lots of sports clubs have received funding.  This article contains a sample of what is possible.

2)     The deadline for applications to High Peak CVS’s 5 Ways to Wellbeing fund is 13th November<>  This fund closes soon, but if yours is a small organisation looking for up to £2K to help fund a project in the High Peak which addresses the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’; particularly for people with a higher risk of experiencing mental health and wellbeing problems, then have a look at this quick!

3)     5 Ways to Wellbeing funding for North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield and Bolsover – deadline 30th November<—deadline-30th-november>.  This fund is similar to the one above, but has a different deadline, covers a different area and provides grants up to £1.5K.

4)     Foundation Derbyshire November Funding Surgery and Workshop<>.  They have a couple of events during November.  One in South Derbyshire and one in Erewash.  Booking is essential.

5)     Funding for Disability Tennis Wheelchairs and Equipment – the next closing date is 13th December<–13th-december-2017>. This fund is through the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust.

6)     B&Q Community Re-Use Scheme for Schools and Community Groups<>.  This scheme is to encourage use of materials B&Q can’t sell.

7)     Funding for activity prostheses for children<>. The Department of Health is now fully funding sports and activity prostheses for children.

8)     Local club benefits from Community Leadership Scheme<> The Derbyshire County Councillors are each allocated a small pot of funding which provides members with a way to support projects within their division.  This news items details how a club has benefited from the fund.

9)     Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People.  Smaller charities and Special Needs Schools in the UK can apply to the St James’s Place Charitable Foundation small grants programme for awards of up to £10,000.

10)  Henry Smith Charity – Improving Lives Grant Programme<–improving-lives-grant-programme>.  This fund provides grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.  The fund has a number of priorities.  One example is Employment and training with outcomes which include people who have engaged in training to reach their personal potential to work or volunteer.

11)  Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People<>. Schools, colleges and community groups can apply for a small grant to BlueSpark Foundation to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects.


Please contact me if you have any sport and physical activity grant news or funding related stories you would like to share.

Click here<> for all these funding news items and many more.

I would be grateful if you would forward this email to anyone who might be interested in any of these funding opportunities.

Kind regards


Edwina Archer

Funding Development Officer

07789 941482

2 Godkin House, Park Road, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3EF For Grant Funding News – Click Here<>


Declaration of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone

Following the Secretary of State’s declaration that the whole of England becomes an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone from 6 December 2016 until 6 January 2017, the attached notice has been placed on all the parish council’s allotment sites.

Please pass this information on to anyone who keeps poultry or captive birds.

The declaration can be downloaded here:-

156.5 KiB


Would you be interested in participating in a project to create a logo for Whitwell?

All logo’s submitted will be displayed at the Community Centre.

Please contact the parish council clerk on to register yourself or your group.



Snow Warden Scheme

Derbyshire County Council is running its Snow Warden Scheme again this year and volunteers are required.  Full training will be give.

Please see the attached flyer for more information