Who we are & what we do
Elvaston Parish Council comprises four areas within the district of South Derbyshire, approximately 5 miles southeast of Derby. Elvaston, Thulston and Ambaston are all small rural hamlets with approximately 250 houses in total. Boulton Moor and Buttercup Leys are the newest areas of the parish, comprising mainly housing estate and bordering Derby City to the northwest
One of the most prominent landmarks within the parish is Elvaston Castle & Country Park.
The parish of Elvaston is home to many beautiful countryside walks, a traditional rural country pub which has a small pantry shop attached, the very picturesque St Bartholomews Church within the grounds of Elvaston Castle Country Park and the associated church village hall which is where Parish Council Meetings are held; and is also available for private hire.
The Parish Council:
Parish Councils are the first tier of local government and the closest to the community they serve. They are elected bodies with discretionary powers and rights to represent their communities and provide services for them. The number of councillors is fixed by the local District or Borough Council.
Elvaston is served by 9 parish councillors, the clerk and a lengthsman. The Clerk is a paid officer of the council and it is the Clerk's responsibility to action decisions made by the Parish Council. The lengthsman is also a paid officer of the council, line managed by the Clerk and responsible for the general upkeep of the parish including litter picking, reporting faults and minor maintenance where applicable.
Our committees have specific tasks and can have delegated powers. Shardlow & Great Wilne Parish Council currently has two committees:
- Finance - meet 4 times a year, July, November, January, March/April
- Village Hall and Recreation - Meet monthly
We have a dedicated parish clerk. She can be contacted by phone or email. If you have a problem to report, this can also be done online.