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

SDDC Summer Sports Activities

The South Derbyshire Summer Sports Mobile Activities will be visiting Hilton Village Hall on the following dates and times:


Wednesday 25 July 2018

Play Mobile  10.00am – 12.00pm

Ages: 5-12 years


Tuesday 31 July 2018

Adventure Mobile  10.00am – 12.00pm

Ages: 5-16 years


Wednesday 08 August 2018

Adventure Mobile  10.00am – 12.00pm

Ages: 5-16 years


Wednesday 15 August 2018

Sports Mobile  10.00am – 12.00pm

Ages: 8-16 years


Wednesday 22 August 2018

Play Mobile 10.00am – 12.00pm

Ages: 5-12 years


Please come along to relevant age groups.


Parish Forums and Hilton Village Hall Coffee Mornings

Hilton Village Hall Coffee Mornings

Hilton Parish Councillors will be in attendance at Hilton Village Hall Coffee Mornings on the following dates between 9.00am and 11.00am:

10 April 2018

15 May 2018

12 June 2018

10 July 2018

Parish Forums

Hilton Parish Councillors will be in attendance at the Parish Forums to be held at Hilton Village Hall on the following dates between 7.30pm and 9.00pm:

12 April 2018

17 May 2018

14 June 2018

12 July 2018


Please come along and join us, everyone is welcome.

Hilton Parish Council is seeking to employ an Administration Assistant to help the Parish Council Clerk.

Initially on a 6-month fixed term contract but may lead to a permanent position.

10 hours per week – days and times to be discussed.

Rate of Pay: National Living Wage.


  • Computer literate – Word, Excel etc
  • Flexible in hours/days worked
  • Willing to attend training courses


  • Experience of Local Government work
  • Experience of dealing with members of the public

For an Application Form and Job Description please email: clerk@hiltonparishcouncil.org.uk or telephone: 01283 730969

The closing date for applications is 10am Friday 9th March 2018

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

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th March 2018

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