Welcome to the web site of Shipley Parish Council, serving the residents of Shipley in Amber Valley, Derbyshire.
Shipley is a linear parish between Ilkeston and Heanor with a population of approximately 600. Because we have no state school or church within our boundary or indeed any such communal meeting point in our parish it is difficult for parishioners to feel a sense of belonging and this is one of the key matters that the Council wants to address. We hope to help this by renovating the old Parish Room in The Field and give the parish a focal point where clubs, meetings and events can once more unite the residents. Information on how this project is going can be found in 'News in Brief'.
On this site you can stay informed on current events that are happening in the Parish, read the minutes and findings that result from the Parish Council meetings and also have a say yourself by attending these meetings or contacting the Clerk or one of the Councillors (listed on this site) with your concerns - the Agenda for each meeting will be posted on the site at least a week before the meeting. You can also read/download details of past minutes held in the archive and eventually there will be opportunity to have access to other documents pertaining to the workings of the Council through the Freedom of Information Act.
We hope that this site will be your direct link to the workings of the Council to help us develop and sustain a sense of community within the parish of Shipley by addressing issues that matter to you, so this is your opportunity to be involved and have your say.
Shipley in Winter the theme for the next photographic display open to all residents within the Parish of Shipley to submit images to the Council before 31st March 2014.
News In Brief:
Date of Next Council Meeting:
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 to be held at Shipley Parish Rooms, The Field, Shipley commencing at 7.00 p.m. Annual Parish Meeting 2014 followed by an Ordinary Parish Council Meeting including workshops on the proposals Lakeside, Shipley AVA/2013/0186
Meetings are held in the Shipley Parish Room, The Field, on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7pm (no meeting held in August and December) - the Agenda can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
During the first 15 minutes there is an opportunity for residents to bring any matter (within the Council's remit) before the Council.
After this time the public can only observe and are unable to take part in the rest of the proceedings.