Archive for May, 2017

Elton Beer Festival - Saturday 22 July 2017

Elton Beer Festival – Saturday 22 July 2017

The date has been set for this year’s Annual Elton Beer Festival.

(The bar closes at 11.30pm)

Once again, we will be boasting a great selection of local real ales, food served all day and live music.

Camping will also be available on the Jubilee Field.

Please check back over the coming weeks for more updates.


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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 50 (Summer 2017)

Elton Echo Issue 50 (Summer 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.


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Food Caddy Liner

Food Caddy Liner

The annual delivery of free food caddy liners has started to all 34,000 homes in the Derbyshire Dales.

This is being undertaken by a dedicated team – not bin collection crews – and the deliveries will take around three weeks to complete.

Residents in Elton, Gratton and Winster should have already received their annual supply of food caddy liners and, for those on the sack scheme, the annual supply of black and compostable sacks. If you have not, please contact the District Council straightaway on 01629 761100. Anybody who has not had delivery of their liners and sacks must report it by 31 July – otherwise charges will apply after this date.

Anyone who currently uses black sacks for household waste and hasn’t yet subscribed to the compostable sacks scheme for garden waste can complete the online form at  or call the Helpline number above.

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Elton Village Hall Bake Sale

A Bake Sale is being held to raise funds towards the upkeep of Elton Village Hall.
Cakes, desserts and pies will be available to buy and takeaway. Coffee and tea will be on offer to sit and enjoy together.
The Bake Sale will take place on Friday 26 May between 3pm and 5pm.
So come and get yourself a treat when you pick the kids up from School or get back from work.
We hope you will support your Village Hall!
For further details please call Colin on 07816 986 956.

All Saints Church – The Rise of the Lesser Child

All are invited to a talk by Rev David Truby at Elton Village Hall on Tuesday 23 May starting at 7:30pm.
The Rise of the Lesser Child the story of how a bankrupt church was able to transform the lives of slum children in the shanty villages of West Bengal.  A talk with pictures by Canon David Truby of the Wirksworth Team Ministry and Ms Ankita Bhattacherjee from the Diocese of Durgapur in India.
All are very welcome. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.
Donations to the Diocese of Durgapur Child Development Project are welcome but not essential.
Please note that this event is being held in Elton Village Hall – not the church.

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Elections were held on Thursday 4 May 2017 to elect your County Councillor for the Dovedale Division – which includes the parishes of Elton and Gratton.

The results were declared on Friday 5 May 2017 and were as follows:

Martin Aiton (Liberal Democrats) 241
Tom Barker (Labour) 433
Simon Spencer (Conservative) 1825 – ELECTED
Colin Swindell (Independent) 1250
John Robin Youatt (Green Party) 132

Simon Spencer holds the seat for the Conservatives. The turnout was 42.3%.

The overall result saw the Conservatives winning enough seats for a majority. The party has taken back control of Derbyshire County Council from Labour who have been in control for the past 4 years.

For a full breakdown of the results, please visit the County Council website,

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Early Sunday morning, two sheep and their lambs were taken from a field to the right of Islington Kane.  This could have been much worse if it had not been for a local resident being the area at the time and disturbing the offenders.
There were three young men carrying out the offence and were using a black van. This is the only information that is available.
Please do all you can to let other local farmers and owners of livestock know about this issue, as not everybody receives these messages.
If you have any information regarding this incident or see anything suspicious, please contact Derbyshire Police by dialling 101. Always try to get a detailed description of anybody at the scene and a registration number of any vehicles being used.
If you see a crime being committed or in the event of an emergency, please call 999.

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