Willington Parish Council has long been opposed to the impending car parking charges imposed by Derbyshire County Council, the owners of Willington Picnic Site Car Park.

The Parish Councils objections have proved futile and Derbyshire County Council appear insistent on moving forward with their plans. The Parish Council have formed a Car Park Advisory Group, (CPAG), which consists of both Parish Councillors and members of the public.

In the short term The Car Park Advisory Group will meet fortnightly,

The Old School
Castle Way
DE65 6BT

Next meeting 31st July 2018 at 7:00pm
(7.30pm for Public access)

The Car Park Advisory Group is currently working on a range of initiatives, including;

  • Lobbying the local County Councillor Martyn Ford.
  • Supporting a local petition, opposing the implementation of parking charges.
  • Exploring opportunities to manage the car park should the petition prove unsuccessful.
  • Liaising with neighbouring Parish Councils to seek their support.
  • Liaising with local businesses and community groups.
  • Exploring the possibility of forming a ‘Community Benefits Society to manage the car park.
  • Liaising with car park management companies to minimise potential impact.
  • Conducting a car park usage survey and gaining user feedback.
  • Conducting a more in-depth car park survey, using ANPR technology.
  • Advertising the work of the group to seek wider public support.
  • Highlighting the wider implications of parking charges and the undoubted impact this will have on neighbouring roads within the locality.

The next meeting of The Car Park Advisory Group will take place on 31st July, 7:00pm, The Old School, Castle Way, Willington. However please note this particular meeting will commence with an exempt item and will not be open to the public until 7:30pm.

Information can be obtained from Willington Parish Councils web-site, Facebook page and Parish noticeboards.

Are you aware that Derbyshire County Council want to turn the Willington Picnic Area car park into a pay and display car park?

Massive extra congestion on an already congested road network leading through our village to and from the A38 and A50 would arise as cars would park on the narrow streets to avoid paying car parking charges.

Parking has been free for more than forty years.  The car park is a vital community asset in the centre of Willington where off street parking is very limited.

We have set up a petition to try to stop this.

You can sign the petition at one of the following locations:

  • The Rising Sun Public House, The Green, Willington
  • The Green Man Public House, The Green, Willington
  • Willington Post Office, Castle Way, Willington

If you would like to download a blank petition to gather more support then please click here:

Willington Picnic Area Car Park Petition

For a PDF version of the agenda click here: Agenda_2017_07_NP


Hilton Parish Council

PO BOX 8094, Swadlincote, Derbyshire. DE11 1FR

Tel: Office 01283 730969 – Mobile 0771 9599132

Email: clerk@hiltonparishcouncil.org.uk

Website: www.hiltonparishcouncil.org.uk

Date: 18.07.2017

You are summoned to attend a Public Meeting for the Neighbourhood Development Plan to be held on 28th July 2017 at The Mease Football Pavilion, commencing at 7pm.


Yours sincerely


CM Orme


Mrs Clare Orme

Clerk to Hilton Parish Council





  1. To receive apologies for absence
  2. Variation of the Order of Business
  3. Declaration of Members’ Interests.


  1. Members must ensure that they complete the Declaration of Members Interest sheet prior to the start of the meeting and must indicate the action to be taken (ie to stay in the meeting, to leave the meeting or to stay in the meeting to make representations and then leave the meeting prior to any consideration or determination of the item).
  2. Where a member indicates that they have a pecuniary interest, but wish to make representation regarding the item before leaving the meeting, those representations must be made under item


  1. Public Speaking.
  1. Explanation of what the Neighbourhood Development Plan is, the budget, cost and the time frame from Ian Hey
  2. Public questions and answers session
  3. Show of support or none support from residents to take the process forward


  1.  What the Parish Councils role will be.
  2. Setting up a Steering Group (Councillors and Members of the Public)
  3. Terms of Reference for the Steering Group to be agreed.
  4. Date of the next meeting


To be confirmed.

For a PDF version of this information click here: Neighbourhood Development Plan Meeting




What is neighbourhood planning?

Neighbourhood planning gives communities like Hilton direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local residents to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.

What is the meeting for?

To take a Neighbourhood Development Plan forward, a steering group of volunteers must be set up to produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan. The steering group should consist of about 8 – 10 residents, of which a minority should be Parish Councillors.  If you are interested in having a say in what happens next, please come to the meeting and find out more.



Please download the questionnaire: questionnaire-hilton-directory

Hilton Parish Council are considering applying to SDDC, for permission to create an additional recreation area, on the triangle of grass adjacent to the Skate Park and would like your opinion, on what if anything should be done in that area. The options are:

  • To do nothing at all
  • Create an adventure playground/adult keep fit area (not fenced off)
  • Create a gated, fenced off, grass, dog free play area (no ball games allowed)
  • Create a gated, fenced off, grass, dog free play area (suitable for ball games)
  • Create a gated, fenced off, grass, dog free, play area (suitable for ball games) and include basketball hoops
  • Or something else

To make your opinion count, please complete our questionnaire.

You can place your household’s completed questionnaire in the box outside the Parish Council Office (during office hours only), or post it to the address provided, or hand it in at the Parish Council Meeting to be held on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at Hilton Village Hall commencing at 7pm.

South Derbyshire District Council is producing a new Open Space, Sport & Community Facility Strategy, which will help them plan their facility provision for the predicted growth in population, taking them to 2028.

As part of this work, they are consulting with a wide range of partners, groups, organisations and national governing bodies to make sure they fully capture the needs and aspirations of the growing population.

They have set up an on-line questionnaire which they hope makes it easy for people to respond to: Click for Survey

Please respond by Sunday 11th October to help meet the tight deadlines.

Please look at the following documents for some background information:

This message is from an external source. Please direct any questions to the contact below.

‘My name is Thomas Ephgrave and I am the Derbyshire Youth Councillor for John Port School, Etwall. As a Derbyshire Youth Councillor it is my job to analyse local issues and develop campaigns to tackle and improve the lives for young people and the wider community in my local area. Recently, it has been identified that the ‘Villager’ service is a vital connection between many villages in our local area although young people and the local community feel that it could be greatly improved to connect all the villages and arrive and depart at more convenient times. Therefore, I have put together this survey that will allow me to define just what the local and wider community who use this service think.’

Here is a link to the survey: www.bit.ly/VillagerBus

If you have any further questions them please email Tom on: thomas.ephgrave@derbyshireyc.cf


Hilton Parish Council and the Hilton Village Hall Directors are keen to find out who the horse riders are using the Village Hall site as a bridle path on 28th February 2015 between 11.30am and 12pm.

Horse and Rider

If this is you or you know who it is, please contact the Hilton Parish Council Clerk on: 01283 730969.

Hilton Parish Council and the Hilton Village Hall Directors would respectfully ask that you do not use the Village Hall site and surrounding Play Area and Football Pitches as a bridle path.







This document and the Grant Aid form can be downloaded from here: Application Guidance – Graint Aid Form


1.     About the Hilton Parish Council Small Grant Scheme:

The Hilton Parish Council Small Grant Scheme is available in January 2014 to all local community groups, clubs and associations.


2.     Application procedure:

The application must be made on behalf of an organisation, group or society, and the cheque should be made payable to a registered bank account ie: school, sports club, youth club, residents association etc. If an applicant does not have a registered bank account other arrangements may be possible for another organisation to hold the funding.

For further information please contact the Clerk to Hilton Parish Council.

All completed applications should be submitted to: The Clerk of Hilton Parish Council, P O Box 8094, Swadlincote, Derbyshire. DE11 1FR

All completed applications need to be received back by the Hilton Parish Clerk by no later than 10th January 2014

Applications received after this date will not be considered.

On receipt of a completed application form, the Clerk to Hilton Parish Council will check the application to ensure that the form has been completed correctly and all information requested is attached. The Clerk will then add your completed application to a list to be discussed at the Hilton Parish Council Meeting to be held on: 29th January 2014. Once the applications have been agreed in the meeting a cheque will be sent out made payable to the group and posted 1st class to the address corresponding on the completed form.

Please note that the amount you receive will depend on the amount of completed applications received. Hilton Parish Council only has £3,000.00 which will be dished out equally between the amount of completed applications received and agreed.


3.     Approved Hilton Parish Council Small Grant

 All small grants offered in January 2014 should be spent by no later than 31st December 2014 unless a deadline extension has been approved by Hilton Parish Council.

Hilton Parish Council will require a copy of all receipts which correspond to the small grant that you have received. The receipts and invoices should be sent to the Hilton Parish Council Clerk by no later than 31st December 2014.


4.    Condition of the Small Grants:

The applicant must sign and date the Application Form, once this has been signed and sent back you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the Hilton Parish Council Small Grant Scheme.

a)     Hilton Parish Council will release the payment after their meeting to be held on 29th January 2014 providing the application is completed and all information requested i.e. copy of accounts, constitution etc. is received.

b)     This project must be completed and copies of receipted invoices must be provided to the Parish Council Clerk no later than 31st December 2014 unless an extension has been requested and agreed by Hilton Parish Council.

c)     The expenditure must relate to the requirements of the original application.

d)     If the above criteria is not met or completed, Hilton Parish Council reserves the right to recall any Small Grant.