Christmas Services at Elton All Saints ChurchA list of services At Elton All Saints Church this Christmas: 

Wednesday 8th December – Compline at 8.00pm

Sunday 19th December – Carol Service at 4.30pm

Christmas Eve – Crib Service at 4.00pm

Christmas Day – Eucharist at 8.30am

Everybody welcome!

Elton Parish Council invites all Elton households to participate in the…Elton Christmas House Competition

Elton Christmas House Decoration Competition!

Judging from 4pm on Sunday 12thDecember No need to register, just make sure your lights are switched on.

£50, £20 and £10 cash prizes for the best decorated house front in Elton.

The top three winning places will be determined by an impartial, non-resident judge.

This is not a competition for the most lights. The winning entries will be judged on the most original and imaginative displays.

Where possible, prizes will be presented in person on the night.

Good luck & have fun!

The Lighting of Elton's Christmas TreesElton Parish Council invites Elton & Gratton residents, family and friends to the Christmas tree lighting.

Taking place on Sunday 5th December at 6.00pm.

There will be carol singing with the Tideswell Band   ♫♫    Mulled Wine & Mince Pies

Meet and sing and light the tree at the Mere (telephone box), walk to the church and light our second tree. Proceed inside the church for mince pies and merriment.

Sausage rolls, savoury snacks, buns and mince pie donations to the Church between 4-6 pm on the day would be much appreciated.

Elton Santa's Grotto♪♫♫♪   Santa ♪ Claus ♪ is ♪ coming ♪ to ♪ Town   ♪♫♫♪

Friday 3rd December 5.30pm – 7.00pm at Elton Village Hall.

Children and families can book a 5-minute slot with Santa by emailing Colin at elton@live.co.uk or by calling/texting 07816 986 956. There is no charge.

Let us know your preferred time and how many of you there will be (big kids & little kids). Priority will be given to Elton/Gratton children and families.

Santa will be arriving at around 5:15pm, so please feel free to come along and give him a big welcome.

We hope you’ve all been good!

Free Parking in December 2021For another year, Derbyshire Dales District Council are providing free parking from 2pm throughout December. This is to help local people support our market towns and traders in the run-up to Christmas.

Along with the Residents’ Parking Permit, it gives Derbyshire Dales households 21 hours free parking throughout December.

Please note that this only applies to off-street car parks that are operated by Derbyshire Dales District Council. These can be identified by the Derbyshire Dales District Council logo on the pay and display boards.

On-street car parking is operated by Derbyshire County Council and charges will apply as normal.

The team on site in Elton will soon be looking to move past the Duke of York pub. This is the section of the road which get really narrow so vehicles won’t have access through this section and will have to follow the diversion. 

The team will only need to replace the water pipes up to The Bungalows/Pinfold Cottage, West End. The water pipes further along were replaced not that long ago, so there is no need to go all the way down West End. We expect it to take 4 weeks to complete this section of work. 

Once the section on West End is complete, the team will need to connect the pipe that is currently fenced off at Oddo Farm to the connection point at the other side of the entrance to the farm. We are expecting this section to take up to 2 weeks to complete. Cliff Lane will remain open at all times for access. This will hopefully solve the current leak at the bottom of Dark Lane and close to the farm entrance. 

As part of the works, the team also hope to reconnect the old pump on the main street through the village.

The team on site in Elton will soon be looking to move past the Duke of York pub. This is the section of the road which get really narrow so vehicles won’t have access through this section and will have to follow the diversion. 

The team will only need to replace the water pipes up to The Bungalows/Pinfold Cottage, West End. The water pipes further along were replaced not that long ago, so there is no need to go all the way down West End. We expect it to take 4 weeks to complete this section of work. 

Once the section on West End is complete, the team will need to connect the pipe that is currently fenced off at Oddo Farm to the connection point at the other side of the entrance to the farm. We are expecting this section to take up to 2 weeks to complete. Cliff Lane will remain open at all times for access. This will hopefully solve the current leak at the bottom of Dark Lane and close to the farm entrance. 

As part of the works, the team also hope to reconnect the old pump on the main street through the village.

A Harvest Festival Service is to be held this Sunday, 10th October, at Elton All Saints Church.


The service will begin at 11am and everybody is welcome to attend.


Thank you

Elton All Saints Church

Bin collections continue to a problem across the Derbyshire Dales. The recent suspension of garden waste and food waste collections has enabled waste crews to catch up with a huge backlog of missed collections.

But the problems have not gone away. To continue reducing the pressure on waste collection crews, the council are making the following changes to your waste collections from 31 August – outlined in the leaflet below. These changes will remain in place for 3 months.

Please click the below image for an enlarged PDF copy of the leaflet.

BINS - The 3 Month Plan

Free Parking in September 2021Parking will be free after 2pm throughout the month of September in Derbyshire Dales District Council’s car parks in Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock, Matlock Bath and Wirksworth – to help stimulate town centres in the recovery from the Covid pandemic.

The Derbyshire Dales Residents’ Parking Permit continues to enable residents to park for free before 11am and after 4pm.

Please note that the District Council only operates OFF-ROAD car parks. These can be identified by the Derbyshire Dales logo on the pay and display machines. Charges will apply on any private car parks or on-street bays in the town centres. 

Waste Collections - operational changes

Derbyshire Dales District Council have issued a statement setting out a plan to tackle the ongoing problems with waste collections. The official statement is below and tells you everything you need to know.

The first point to note is that from 26 July 2021, food waste collections will be suspended. Food waste must now be added to your household/general waste. This is to help free-up crews to focus on all other bins and containers.

The second point is that the collection of excess recycling will also be suspended. Any recycling that cannot be contained in your blue bin or containers will not be taken by crews. This is to give crews more time to complete the rounds and reduce the number of trips to the tips throughout the working day.

More details are below.

These changes are operational matters and have not been decided by councillors. If you have any comments or questions, you can contact your District Councillor, Colin Swindell using the following details…

Address: Laburnum Cottage, Well Street, Elton, Matlock DE4 2BY
Mobile: 07816 986 956
Email: colin.swindell@derbyshiredales.gov.uk


Operational changes for bin collections from 26 July

These are the temporary operational changes put together by the District Council and Serco to help alleviate current bin collection disruptions. The changes will start from 26 July for a period of three months.

We apologise again for the inconvenience but the aim of this plan is to ensure that all 34,000 households in the Derbyshire Dales get the best possible waste collection service in the current emergency situation.

👉 There will be no food waste collections (we are currently the only authority in Derbyshire to offer a separate food waste collection service).

👉 Food waste should be put in household waste containers for the period of these emergency measures.

👉 To help us complete rounds no *excess* recycling will be collected – please contain recycling in your blue bin (*or* 2 blue bags + blue box for residents on a sack collection round who don’t have a bin).

👉 During the emergency measures, if we don’t manage to collect your waste within 4 days of its scheduled collection we won’t be able to return until your next collection date.

👉 However, where we have missed an assisted collection or bins have been missed for a number of weeks we will do everything we can to get back to you. Continue to report any missed collections at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/missedcollection

👉 We’re also looking to introduce mobile ‘bring sites’ to hotspot locations across the district on Saturdays – a waste truck where residents can bring excess recycling. More on this will follow later.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding.

Here’s more background to the current issues, caused in part by a national shortage of drivers and also by new Covid isolations 👉 www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/wastemessage