The Coronavirus outbreak continues to impact waste collections across the Derbyshire Dales. This is due to a reduction in collection crews as a large number are self-isolating due to underlying health reasons.

For this reason, the following changes have been made to the way your waste will be collected for the foreseeable future.

  • Garden waste collections (green bins and sacks) have been suspended until further notice.
  • Food waste (food caddy) will now be collected fortnightly along with your general household waste (grey bin or black sacks).
  • Whilst crews and resources are limited, there will be a focus on collecting general household waste. This could mean your recycling (blue bins, boxes and bags) might not be collected at all.
  • If your recycling waste is not collected, please return it to your property and store it as best you can. Please do not attempt to log a missed collection with the District Council as the phone lines are jammed.
  • If your recycling waste is not collected I will let you know when it will be collected if there is a chance this will be before the next scheduled collection date.
My sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. Where possible, please share this information with your friends, family and neighbours.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or comments about your waste collection or any other matters.

Stay safe

Colin Swindell

District Councillor


A brief update on local services and matters impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak as of 29 March 2020.

  • Both the Village Hall and Elton All Saints Church are now completely closed to the public whilst government guidelines restrict social gatherings.
  • Elton Jubilee Field remains open to allow people to exercise locally. Please use commonsense, adhere to social distancing guidelines and be respectful of others. The children’s play area, however, is closed and not to be used at this time.
  • Derbyshire Dales District Council has put in place a support system to help any resident who is struggling to make regular payments to the authority – such as council tax. If you need assistance, please contact the Revenues Section at Town hall preferably by email or call 01629 761188.
  • A temporary bus timetable has been put for the 172 that serves Elton and travels to and from Matlock and Bakewell


Coronavirus update -changes to waste collections

Coronavirus update -changes to waste collections

The Parish Council is concerned about the number of people not listening to the government’s advice to stay at home to prevent spreading the Coronavirus.

There is a worryingly high number of hikers and groups walking though Elton putting our community at risk.


Anyone can spread Coronavirus. The only reasons to leave home are:

To shop for basic necessities or pick up medicine

To travel to work when you absolutely cannot work from home

To exercise once a day, alone or with members of your household

Do not meet others, even friends or family

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and limited public access to Winster Village Shop (which houses the Post Office), new revised opening times for the Post Office have been put in place until further notice.

Winster Post Office will now open between 9am and 12:30pm from Monday to Saturday. The Post Office will not open any afternoon and closed all day on Sunday.

Caralyn (Caz) who runs the Post Office passes on her sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to her customers, but we hope you will continue to support her and this valued local service at this time.

Elton Beer Festival 2020 - Cancelled

Elton Beer Festival 2020 – Cancelled