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.

Hilton Parish Council has a vacancy for a Casual Groundsman/Lengthsman, primarily to cover staff holidays.

This vacancy would suit an active person with no other regular daytime work commitments, who is not looking for a regular income. 5 hours per day to a maximum of 45 times per year. £7.99 per hour paid monthly.

Groundsman Duties:

To assist the Groundsman with ground maintenance work including (but not restricted to) mowing and strimming the definitive footpaths around the village, mowing and strimming areas on Parish Council land and hedge cutting.

Lengthsman Duties:

To keep the village tidy by (but not restricted to) removing litter, emptying bins and cleaning up any broken glass on Parish Council land.


  • physically fit.
  • flexible in hours worked (to suit any ground maintenance requirements).
  • a full clean driving licence
  • willing to attend training courses

Please note that the dates required will be advised as and when they are known, however on occasions cover may be required at short notice.

For an Application Form and Job Description please email: or telephone: 01283 730969

The closing date for applications is Friday 12th February 2016

Applicants who are not contacted within 10 days of the closing date can assume their application was unsuccessful.

Interviews will be held on Monday 22nd February 2016 and 29th February 2016.

Please note we are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.


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:

July has found us undertaking our usual work duties in and around the village…..

Work on the Memory Meadow is ongoing and I’ve sown more seeds that I’ve collected on the 5 main flower beds, mowing, watering and spraying of the Roses as also been taking place.

Cross-training Tony and Mark on the use of all of the machinery that we use are going well, and are being recorded.

All of the broken play equipment on the Village Hall Park has now been either repaired or replaced and is all looking very good.

The new office and garage build is now in full swing, and when finished will be a great asset to us. We have just about managed to relocate all of our tools etc from the garage into the container, with the exception of the 2 bins (which I’ve now secured with chain and padlocks) and a few other bits and bobs that have been stored in the pavilion for the time being.

I’ve tried to save some of the plants from the boarder by the garage to use on the areas I’ve mentioned in my last report.

The containers have also become something of interest to the local youths and kids who have tried to gain access and have been using them as some kind of climbing frame.

Paul and I have welded a new chain and larger padlock on to the All Weather Pitch in preparation for the onslaught of the school summer holidays, I have to say that this pitch seems to be the focus of a lot of unwanted attention.

It’s been nice to have positive comments from residents on the look of the metal planters now that the plants have started to really fill out; it’s also great to hear from people outside of the village say how much tidier Hilton is to where ever it is that they live.


Sam Bevins. Groundsman to H.P.C.

27 July 2015.



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:

If you have any further questions them please email Tom on: