Thank you for visiting the website of Cromford Parish Council, Derbyshire. We hope that you will find all the information you need about our village and its council. Perhaps, if coming across us for the first time, you will be encouraged to visit and see our historic village for yourself.

Website Accessibility Statement

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Cromford Parish Council are seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer.  Closing date for applications is Friday 9th July 2021.  Please note that this is a single job vacancy and not two posts being offered.

The job advertisement and details of the vacancy are available here:

Vacancy advert revised

Vacancy information revised

Annual Audit 2021 – Public Rights Notice

The annual audit documents are now available for inspection.  Please follow the instructions on the Public Rights Notice by following the link above.

Parish Council Meeting July 2021

Emergency Covid-19 legislation which enabled Parish Council meetings to be held virtually expired on 6th May.  As safe social distancing is not possible in our meeting room at The Institute, the venue has had to be changed and we will be meeting in the Community Centre (upstairs room) at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 21st July.  No more than six members of the public are allowed by the legislation to attend, this includes the District and County Councillors who regularly attend these meetings so space will be limited and you should indicate your desire to attend by using the contact form on this web-site.

The Minutes of the June meeting will be made available here.      The Agenda for July will also be available through the link.     

Due to Covid19 risk assessment regulations Councillors will provide reports for information and update which will also be available through the link above.   Reports will not be presented verbally but there will be opportunity for questions and clarification.  Residents are invited to attend but must wear face covering and observe the current Covid 19 protocols for safe distancing.

Due to the resignation of Dawn Land as Parish Council Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer, Parish Council administration is currently conducted by Brenda Kirkham – see Councillors Details page for telephone or use Contact Page for email to Chair, Jeremy Beckett. 

photo of wider cromford area

Cromford is the northern gateway to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site. The Cromford Mills are where Arkwright’s Water Frame and the Spinning Jenny were first used by Sir Richard Arkwright to produce cotton.  With this new technology and the need to house his workforce it was possible for Arkwright to use unskilled workers in the production of cotton goods and thus both the modern factory system and Cromford village were born.

Cromford is known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the factory system. The original mills on Mill Road are where you will be able to experience the power of the water that first drove the machines and learn a little more. The mills on Derby Road that were built later now have a modern shopping village as well as a museum.

We believe that what makes this village unique is that if you want more exciting activities or tougher walks then you will enjoy the surrounding hillsides of the <a href=”http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk” target=”_blank”>Peak District National Park</a>. If all you want is a gentle stroll then walk along the historic canal or into the village centre,  to see a number of other historic buildings.

While in the village you could also enjoy one of our pubs, restaurants or cafes and a number of interesting shops.

A visit will also show that Cromford is not just a historic attraction, but also a living, working village with much to offer visitors as well as residents.