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Welcome to Whitwell

Whitwell is an English civil parish within the district of Bolsover and the county of Derbyshire. Area and statistical information are given below.

Whitwell is a thriving parish with strong community spirit. The parish has many active clubs and societies, including Whitwell Scout & Guide Group, Local History Group, Whitwell Players, Whitwell Brass Band, C of E and Methodist Churches, Natural History Group, Green Bowls Club, Cricket Club and Junior Football Club.

Whitwell Parish Council is a forward-thinking council with a principal role to provide for government and management of its area at local level. Specifically, councils are required to act as a representative, informed and responsible decision-maker in the interests of its community.

As a Local Council it has an extensive range of discretionary powers, enabling it to provide and maintain a variety of important and visible local services. This can be clearly evidenced in our community with the provision of open spaces, recreation equipment, allotments, cemetery, community buildings, as well as the provision of entertainment with the annual village gala and firework display to name a few.

The following powers and duties are all under the remit of Whitwell Parish Council:-

Allotments - Whitwell Parish Council manages 3 allotment sites - Bakestone Moor, Mill Lane and Station Road
Cemetery - Whitwell Cemetery is jointly managed by Whitwell/Hodthorpe & Belph Cemetery Committee
Clocks - Whitwell Parish Council maintains the St Lawrence Church clock
Community Centres - Whitwell Community Centre and Bakestone Moor Community Hall
Entertainment and the Arts - the Village Gala and Fireworks Event
Gifts - parish councils may accept gifts
Land acquisition and sale of – Whitwell Parish Council are working to acquire additional burial land
Planning - Whitwell Parish Council has the power to be notified of any planning applications for the area
Recreation - Whitwell Parish Council is responsible for 3 recreational grounds at Bakestone Moor (including skate park), Welbeck Street and Whitwell Common and a Village Green
Rights of Way - Whitwell Parish Council participates in Derbyshire County Council's Minor Maintenance Scheme and maintains some footpaths in the parish, with the remainder being maintained by Derbyshire County Council
Seats (public) - Whitwell Parish Council maintains some seats in the parish, with the remainder being maintained by Bolsover District Council
War Memorial - Whitwell Parish Council maintains the War Memorial in The Square

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Area Information


  • Population Estimate


  • District


  • County


  • Region

    East Midlands

  • Country


  • Postcode District

    S80, S26, S43

  • Dialling Code


  • Police Force

    Derbyshire Police Force

  • Fire Authority

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

  • Health Area

    NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG

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