Crich Parish Council

Serving the people of Crich Parish

Clerk RFO: Carolyn Jennings
Glebe Field Centre, Glebe
Field Close, Crich, Matlock
Derbyshire DE4 5EU

Tel: 01773 853928

  • Bowns Hill

    Bowns Hill

  • Fritchley


  • Market Place

    Market Place

  • Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village

  • Whatstandwell station

    Whatstandwell station

Crich Parish Council provides YOUR local services in Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell and surrounding areas in Crich Parish. We strive to make the parish a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Latest News

Notice of Parish Council vacancies

Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 14:15 by Carolyn Jennings


Parish of CRICH

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that two vacancies have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Crich – Crich Ward following an uncontested election.

The vacancies will be filled by election if, within 14 days after the date of this notice,10 electors for the Parish of Crich – Crich Ward give notice in writing to the Electoral Returning Officer, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire. DE5 3BT asking for an election to be held to fill the vacancies. More »

If an election is not requested, the vacancies will be filled by the Parish Council as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period by co-opting.

(Note: The period of 14 days referred to EXCLUDES Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays)

Dated: Monday 10th June 2019


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Chair's Newsletter - May 2019

Posted: Wed, 29 May 2019 11:12 by Carolyn Jennings


Not enough candidates stood for Crich Parish Council in the local elections at the beginning of May and we are currently advertising for people to apply for co-option. We have two vacancies. If you are interested, please contact the Clerk for information.

The Parish Council held its Annual General Meeting soon after the elections and I was elected Chair for another year. Cllr. Paul Yorke is Vice-Chair. More »

Following Amber Valley Borough Council (AVBC) Planning Board's decision to pass the application for 71 houses at Woodside Farm in December, the Parish Council passed a motion of no confidence in AVBC as a planning authority. We sent details of this to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government but he has refused our request to intervene and put alternative arrangements in place. We find this unacceptable and are about to pursue this further. We are also awaiting Counsel's opinion on the likely success of an application for Judicial Review.

The local elections have produced a change of administration at AVBC. The new administration is withdrawing the Local Plan from examination and starting afresh with a new Plan. The process is expected to take three to four years. It is difficult at this stage to say how this will affect our parish but common sense says that it should be more difficult to ignore our Neighbourhood Plan which will be by far the most up to date document in our parish's development plan.

A great deal of work has been done to prepare the extension of the Burial Ground for future use and arrangements are being made for it to be consecrated.

The Parish Council's defibrillators are now in place at the front of the Glebe in Crich, in the phone box on Fritchley Green, and at the Family Tree in Whatstandwell. Training courses in the use of defibrillators are being planned and parishioners will be able to book places on them.

Mrs. Sue Whetton has recently completed forty years service as the school crossing warden in Crich and the Parish Council would like to thank her for helping to keep our children safe for all that time.

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Free defibrillator training at the Glebe Field Centre

Posted: Wed, 29 May 2019 10:05 by Carolyn Jennings


The Council has recently installed three new defibrillators to compliment the others available in the Parish. They are located at:

  • The Glebe Field Centre - outside the front entrance
  • Fritchley Green telephone kiosk
  • Family Tree Whatstandwell – outside the front to the right

In an emergency you should call 999 and if a defibrillator is needed you will be directed to the closest one, and instructed what to do. More »

Amber Community First Responders are running defibrillator training sessions to familiarise people with the use of the equipment. The training is on a drop-in basis and is running at the Glebe Field Centre on Friday 31st May from 12 noon to 9.00pm.

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