Your Parish Council

Duties and Responsibilities of the Parish Council

Scarcliffe Parish Council serves the villages of Hillstown, Palterton and Scarcliffe. Councillors are democratically elected for a term of four years but there are sometimes one or two who are co-opted to fill casual vacancies. Our Chairman is Councillor John Young. Day to day operations are carried out by our Clerk Brian Smyth.

Income and expenditure for the next financial year is calculated in the form of estimates. The net amount (the precept) is added to council tax, collected by the district council (principal authority) and paid to the parish in two six-monthly instalments. You can see our annual accounts on the documents page.

Parish and Town Councils can apply for other funding such as grants, but they do not receive funds direct from the central government, as principal authorities do. We have a small amount of money available each year to support local community associations.

Bolsover District Council and Derbyshire County Council regularly consult with Scarcliffe Parish Council in certain areas giving us the opportunity to influence those bodies for the benefit of the Parish.

All Councillors are obliged to follow the Council Code of Conduct and the Parish Council follows rules, regulations and procedures as laid down - ultimately by Central Government.

The Parish Council has a responsibility to consider the interests and the needs of local residents, and the Parish.


Services provided by
Scarcliffe Parish Council
Access for disabled people
Access to information
Bus Stops and Shelters
Car Parks
Community Development
Council Land and Properties
Dog Litter Bins
Flowers and Planters
Footpaths and rights of way
Grounds Maintenance
Litter Control and Bins
Palterton Village Hall
Public Meetings
Sports Grounds and Recreational Facilities
Verge Maintenance
Young People’s Activities
Xmas parties