Message from Colin Swindell – District Councillor

Derbyshire Dales residents are being asked for their views on proposals to introduce charges for replacement waste and recycling bins.

The Council claims that replacing damaged or lost bins costs the tax payers around £28,000 a year and the annual supply of black sacks and garden waste sacks costs £30,000.

With the Council under pressure to make financial savings, a survey has been launched to ask local people what they think about being charged for their annual supply of black sacks, biodegradable garden waste sacks and replacement bins and waste containers.

No decisions have been made at this stage. Councillors will consider the responses to the survey in the Autumn and make a decision based upon the feedback.

The consultation ends on 30 September 2016 and I encourage all residents to take part.

You can take part in the survey on the Council’s website by clicking the following links…

For more details about the proposals visit

To go directly to the online survey visit

If you know of anybody who would like a paper copy, please get in touch by emailing me at

The survey is very simple and easy to complete. It should take you no more than 5 minutes.

I would also be interested to know what you think as I will eventually be voting on whether or not to introduce any new charges. Please email me your views at

It is important that you make your views known through the online survey, as well as sharing your views with me. What you say in the consultation will reach all councillors and form part of the overall report to the committee.

All Saints Church

Gift Day Saturday 17 September     All Saints Church Elton

Come and support our Annual Gift day at All Saints Church, Elton on Saturday 17 September from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

This year there will be an exhibition of items of historical interest, an art exhibition and once again you can have a go at ringing the bells.

There will be lots to see and do as we are going to have a demonstration of flower arranging and you can take part in making a display.

There will also be refreshments and a BBQ to enjoy.

Everyone is welcome!

Elton Echo Issue 47 – Autumn 2016

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Elton Echo Issue 47 (Autumn 2016)

Elton Echo Issue 47 (Autumn 2016)

About the Elton Echo

The ‘Elton Echo’ is the Parish quarterly newsletter.  It contains news, information and notices relating to Elton and neighbouring Gratton.

Village residents, clubs and organisations are invited to publish their news, views, stories and diary events in the newsletter.

The Elton Echo is also available for advertising businesses and items for sale.  It is delivered free of charge to all households in Elton and Gratton.

Elton Beer Festival 2016

Click on the above image for more details…

Queen's 90th Birthday Party Poster

Queen’s 90th Birthday Party Poster

Issue 46 – Summer 2016

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Elton Echo Issue 46 (Summer 2016)

Elton Echo Issue 46 (Summer 2016)

Elton Parish Council will be holding its Annual and Monthly meeting on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The meeting will take place in Elton Church – NOT in the Village Hall as normal. This is due to Village Hall being used as a polling station for the Elections for Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

The meeting will also start at 7:oopm. This is earlier than usual due to the additional business of the Annual Meeting.

Below are the agendas for both the monthly and annual meetings along with financial and attendance records.

All minutes and agendas for past and up and coming meetings can be found on the ‘Council’ page of this website.

Agenda for the monthly meeting of Elton Parish Council
Agenda for the Annual Meeting of Elton Parish Council
Receipts and payments for the year ended 31 March 2016
Elton Parish Council Attendance Record 2015-16