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

Latest News

Vulnerability Fund - Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire

Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:01 by Carolyn Jennings


Do you have an idea to keep your community safe?

Do you know someone who needs help?

PCC Hardyal Dhindsa has allocated £485,000 to tackle the issues that affect quality of life in communities and to make communities stronger. Grants are available from £50 up to £25k to support and improve lives and make Derbyshire a safer place to live. This fund helps both individuals and groups, protecting people, helping victims and keeping crime at bay. From tackling ASB, making property more secure, protecting those who are vulnerable for any reason to supporting sustainable community projects, this fund can help. More »

To make sure the money is used where it will make a real difference, you need to tell us where the problems are. The Commissioner will prioritise schemes and ideas that make people less vulnerable to becoming a victim of crime. There are micro-grants (up to £1k) administered by local Councils for Voluntary Services (CVS) organisations which will help, for example, to make homes more secure and ensure vulnerable people are given the help that they need. Larger grants (of between £1k and £25k) are available to make a real and lasting impact in local communities. You can discuss problems and potential solutions with your CVS or local policing teams.

The application window will open on Thursday 15 October and close on Friday 30 October 2020

A link to our website can be found here, where details of how to apply for a grant can be found.

Kind Regards


Gill Quayle

Engagement Co-ordinator » Less

Crich public toilets, Bowns Hill – reopening

Posted: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 14:39 by Carolyn Jennings

From Wednesday 7th October 2020, the public toilets on Bowns Hill, Crich will be re-opening.

The toilets will be open Wednesday to Sunday each week, from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

We have had to reduce the days and opening times due to the extra costs required for Covid-19 precautions, including extra daily cleaning and sanitisation.

Please read the notices on the toilet doors before entering, and once inside familiarise yourself with those on the walls. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family if you use the facilities. More »

The public toilets will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. They will also be closed for Winter during the months of January and February 2021. » Less

Crich Parish Council – Community Groups Grants 2020-2021 – open for applications!

Posted: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 13:44 by Carolyn Jennings

Each year the Parish Council sets aside a small fund to help local community groups within Crich Parish.

The Council is aware that this has been a very difficult year for all community groups, with Covid-19 impacting heavily on activities and funding. If you run a community group, or belong to one, have you considered applying for a grant – it might make a little difference to what you can do going forward? More »

Perhaps there is an item that your group would like but cannot afford, perhaps you need help with running costs, or you want to organise a Covid-19 safe activity? – a Parish Council Community Grant could be the answer.

Obviously, there are a few rules around applying, but they are simple and straightforward.

When considering applications for grants to be awarded in January 2021 the Parish Council will be guided by the following criteria:

  • The group must serve Crich Parish community and must not be run for gain.
  • The working of the group must involve a degree of self-help.
  • The group must have an open membership policy.
  • At least 50% of members must live in Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell, or Wheatcroft.
  • The group must be able to demonstrate the need for financial support as shown by the presentation of current Accounts or a Financial Statement. Out of date Accounts or Financial Statements cannot be accepted. Bank statements cannot be accepted.
  • Applications must be made in writing using the official application form.
  • Grants will only be considered if the application has been made in the prescribed way; is complete, includes current Accounts or a Financial Statement, and has been submitted to the Parish Clerk by Friday 30th October 2020. Incomplete and/or late applications cannot be accepted.

When you complete the application form for 2020/2021 please do so in anticipation that your group will be able to carry out your planned activities, and it is on this basis the Council will base its decision when making the awards. Due to the current situation we have extended the deadline for completion of the application form and accompanying documents by a month.

The application form is attached here, or can be obtained on request from the Clerk – Carolyn Jennings by e-mailing » Less