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Chairs Welcome Statement

Welcome to the Parish of Unstone Website.  The Parish includes Unstone, Apperknowle, Hundall & the Handley`s.   The purpose of the website is to provide information on the Parish Council, memorial Hall, local news and events and local contacts and facilities.

The Parish council was established in 1895 and comprises of a part time clerk and Finance office and 10 elected councillors.  The council provides a number of services both directly (e.g. the memorial Hall) and in partnership with other bodies (e.g. Dronfield Cemetery) for the benefit of the local community. 
During these difficult economic times the Parish council endeavor s to provide cost effective services both directly and in partnership with others.

Unstone Background

Unstone is a small village in the north east of Derbyshire, which lies between Dronfield and Chesterfield.  It is close to the hamlets of Apperknowle, Hundall, Summerley, Middle, Nether and West Handley.
The village has a population of over 1,500 residents, 2 schools, which are Unstone St Mary’s Infant School, located on Crow Lane and Unstone Junior School on Main Road.

Meeting Information

The Parish Council meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7.30pm at the Moorland View Elderly Peoples Club, Apperknowle.

Anyone is welcome to attend the meetings but whilst the public cannot participate a short period of time is given over for members of the public to air their views on matters directly related to the Parish Council.

If your business is based in Unstone, Dronfield or the surrounding areas, or serves local residents, would you like to support the local economy by advertising here?

Visit our local businesses page to find local products and services available.




Wifi is now available free as a facility to hirers of the Fred Hopkinson Memorial Hall. See the Village Hall/Events page for information about hiring the hall.


‘Part Night and Permanent Switch Off of Street Lighting in Unstone Parish – Consultation Proposals.

Derbyshire County Council is putting forward proposals to turn off a little less than half of street lights in Derbyshire between midnight and 5.30 p.m. every night, and they are also planning to turn off a further 900 permanently. You have an opportunity to view the plans showing which lights will be affected, and put forward your comments.  Plans of the local streets will be displayed on the Parish Council Notice Boards, and you can view the plans and comment online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/streetlights. Alternatively you can write to Street Lights, Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock. DE4 3AG.

The deadline for  your comments is 2nd December 2013.


Proposed closure of Dronfield Fire Station.

Unstone Parish Council supports the campaign to keep Dronfield Fire Station operating.

If you would like to have your say, please look on the website www.derbys-fire.gov.uk or you can contact the Clerk for a paper copy of the questionnaire.


Next Parish Council Meeting

21st Nov 2013

Parish meeting 7.30pm






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