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.

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Cromford Parish Council are seeking to appoint a Parish Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer.  Closing date for applications is Friday 28th May

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

Vacancy Clerk RFO Advertisement

Vacancy additional details


Calendar events are generally suspended but please return to view the Calendar as Government guidelines change.
Details will be updated when available.  Emergency Covid-19 legislation which enabled Parish Council meetings to be held virtually expire on 6th May.  As safe social distancing may not be possible in our meeting room at The Institute the venue has had to be changed.  We will review the situation as government guidelines are reviewed and changed and publish details here as soon as possible.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING The meeting of the Parish Council will be held at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 19th May.    The Agenda and details will shortly be available here.  Residents may join this open meeting on request:

Due to the resignation of Dawn Land as Parish Council Clerk / Responsible Finance Officer, Parish Council administration will be 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.