Meadows News (as at 11/03/20)

If you see activity on the Meadows…

Archaeological Survey

Wirksworth Archaeological Society will be undertaking an exploratory survey, they will be investigating a structure revealed on LIDAR (scan attached here). 

Tree Work

The Town Council has engaged an Arboriculturist who has undertaken a safety survey of the trees currently on the Meadows. 

Two trees have been identified that require remedial works. The council will be engaging a local tree surgeon to make both trees safe.  If possible, the main trunks will be left in place to retain wildlife habitat, and habitat piles will be created adjacent to each tree.  


A locked noticeboard has been erected on the Meadows - at the fork of the two footpaths at the top (NE) end of the space. This will be used to provide updates on all matters Meadows related including the consultation process.

Topographical Survey

The council has engaged a surveyor to prepare a topographical survey of the space to aid in the consultation process.

Stoney Wood

Stoney Wood is Wirksworth's Millennium woodland planted in the area recovered from Stonecroft Quarry. The land on which the wood is planted was donated by Tarmac Ltd to Wirksworth Town Council. The original planting was started by Tarmac but later sections were planted by local adults and children in a project ...

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Hiring the Hall

Main Hall

We have  two buildings with rooms to hire on an hourly basis, and the newly renovated Fanny Shaw's Community Building (FSCB) which is operated on a key loan system. 

Town Hall:- The Main Hall is large, suitable for a variety of uses - dance, exercise, large meeting space, wedding reception, family parties, musical events, etc, whilst other rooms - the Club Room, Ante Room, Council Chamber, are suited to smaller classes/groups. All rooms are available for hire during the day & evening during week days & weekends.  

Memorial Hall:- the Hall & Kitchen are available to hire for meetings, parties, fayres, events and classes/groups, during the day & evening during week days and weekends.

Fanny Shaw's:- Community building key available free of charge for use by groups such as: parents, schools, nurseries, scouts & not-for-profit groups holding events on the park.      

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Council Meetings

Environment & Town Affairs
(Usually held on the first Monday of the month)
Finance, Buildings & Personnel
(Usually held on the second Monday of the month)
Town Council Meeting
(Usually held on the third Monday of the month)

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