Scarcliffe Parish Council

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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 Cllr Malc Crane. 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.

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


Services provided by Scarcliffe Parish Council



Grounds Maintenance


Litter Control and Bins


Palterton Village Hall




Public Meetings


Sports Grounds and Recreational Facilities


Verge Maintenance


Young People’s Activities


Xmas parties