To view the 2017 fixtures list for Elton Cricket Club, please click on the image below.

A permanent link can be found at a later date in the right hand coloumn of this website, under ‘Useful Links’.

Elton Cricket Club Fixtures 2017

Elton Cricket Club Fixtures 2017


Quiz Night in Winster - 24 March 2017

Quiz Night in Winster – 24 March 2017

Winster residents, Ros and Don, are holding a quiz night to raise funds for Western Park Cancer Charity.

The quiz is taking place on 24 March 2017 in the Burton Institute, Winster starting at 7:30pm.

Entry is £3.00 per person and there will be a bumper raffle with prizes including bottles of whisky, sherry, Baileys and a voucher for the Old Bowling Green, Winster. Further donations of raffles prizes are welcome on the night or before hand.

Please bring along your own refreshments and/or tipple.

Join a team on the night or gather forces before hand.

Anybody from Elton unable to attend who would like to donate funds or a raffle prize can contact Colin using the details below and he will pass it on to Ros and Don.

We hope you will dig deep and support this much valued and cherished charity and healthcare facility.

Please not the date of the April Parish Council meeting and the venue for the May meeting has changed. Please see details below.


The April meeting of the Elton Parish Council will be held on Thursday 13 April 2017, starting at 7:30pm in Elton Village Hall.

The planned meeting of the Elton Parish Council on Thursday 6 April 2017 has been cancelled. This is because not enough members can attend on this date. The new meeting date has been set for the following Thursday.


The May meeting of the Elton Parish Council will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017, starting at 7:30pm in Elton Church.

The May meeting of Elton Parish Council clashes with elections for Derbyshire County Council.

The Village Hall will be used as the Elton Polling Station, so the Parish Council meeting, therefore, will be held in Elton Church instead. The date and start time remain unchanged.

Works are currently underway to repair a retaining wall along the B5056 between Alport (just off of Hawley’s Bridge) and the junction of Picory Corner and the A6.

A 24 hour road closure is in place for all traffic, including vehicles, cyclcists and pedestrians. The road is expected to stay closed until 12 April 2017.

With the road closure in place, a temporary bus service has been put in place to run between Elton and Matlock and between Elton and Bakewell.

You can view the temporary timetable by clicking the below image. A permanent link to the timetable can be found at the top right hand side of this website.

Please note that due to the diversion being taken, bus times have changed and will take considerably longer. Please make sure you check carefully the departure and arrival times.

Temporary 172 Bus Timetable

Temporary 172 Bus Timetable

To download and read the latest Elton Echo newsletter, please click the image below.  

For previous editions of the Elton Echo, please see our archive below.

Elton Echo - Issue 49 (Spring 2017)

Elton Echo – Issue 49 (Spring 2017)

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.

This closure starts the day after the road between Alport and the A6 is planned to reopen. You can find details of all local road closures on the Elton website.
Please note, road closures are the responsibility of Derbyshire County Council – not the Parish or District Council. I am passing this on for information only. If you have any questions about the road closure, please contact County Hall on 01629 533190.


13 April 2017 to 23 April 2017

WHERE: Close the B5057 Main Road, Darley Bridge from its junction with Oldfield Lane to its junction with Wenslees.

REASON: To facilitate gas main renewal works.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: B5057 (from point of closure) – B5056 – A6 – B5057 (to point of closure) and Vice Versa

Access will be maintained, whenever reasonably possible, on the affected length of road. The road will re-open as soon as the work is finished. This may be earlier than advertised.

An update  from District Councillor, Colin Swindell…

Towards the end of 2016, the District Council carried out a public consultation asking Derbyshire Dale residents for their views on proposals to introduce charges for replacement refuse bins and containers. Through the village email, website and parish council meetings, I encouraged local residents to take part in the survey and asked you to tell me what you thought about the plans. I received 36 responses with only 2 being in favour of charging for replacement bins. I want to thank everybody who took the time to get in touch and share their views.

At a committee meeting in January 2017, councillors voted in favour of introducing the new charges. This was despite most of the consultation responses being against the proposals.

I voted and spoke out strongly against the plans. I felt that this was yet another charge that will affect every household, in most cases the damage or loss of bins is due to neglect by refuse crews and I felt it was unfair to take away the free supply of black sacks to those properties unable to accommodate a wheelie bin. Furthermore, I felt I should represent the views of my constituents who were overwhelmingly against the idea.

The new charges are laid out below.

 News charges to be introduced from 1 April 2017:

  • £20 for replacement 140ltr grey bin
  • £25 for replacement 240ltr grey bin
  • £25 when exchanging a 140ltr grey bin for 240ltr bin
  • £15 a replacement 240ltr

 Price reductions from 1 April 2017:

  • Charge for a second 240ltr garden waste bin be reduced from £57.30 to £25.00
  • Food caddy liners sold by the District Council be reduced from £2.50 to £2.00 per roll.

 Black refuse sacks:

The annual supply of 52 black refuse sacks will stop from 1 April 2018 and that residents be advised to purchase their own black sacks from any retail outlet.

Food caddy and dry recycling bins and containers:

No charges will be introduced for replacement blue bins, boxes or bags. Also there will be no charge for replacement kerbside food caddies, the annual supply of 52 food waste liners and 44 garden waste bags. All will be reviewed again in the future.

If you have any comments or questions about the above, please get in touch with me.

Colin Swindell
District Councillor
Winster and South Darley Ward

Address: Laburnum Cottage, Well Street, Elton, Matlock DE4 2BY
Telephone : 07816 986 956
Email :