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Crich village cross
View towards St Mary's Church, Crich

01773 853928
Clerk: Carolyn Jennings

Welcome to the web pages of Crich Parish Council. The Parish consists of the villages of Crich, Whatstandwell, Fritchley and the surrounding Derbyshire countryside.


Cllrs. Margaret Lane (Chair) Michael Baugh Kate Smith
Peter Clark (vice-Chair) Valerie Broom Valerie Thorpe
David Anstead John Brown Richard-Noel Walsh
Stephen Bateman Chris Collison Paul Yorke


Meetings are often attended by local County Councillors. Gareth Gee and the Police.

The Clerk, Monday to Wednesday morning, by email (preferred), telephone (answer machine) or post.

7.30 pm in the Glebe Field Centre on the first Monday of the month unless that is a Bank Holiday when the meeting takes place on the second Monday.
There is no meeting in August.
A typical agenda reserves 10 minutes for members of the public to raise matters of concern in addition to regular items including a Statement of Accounts, Planning Applications and Decisions and the discussion of current issues and planning of future projects.
Minutes of Council meetings are available in:
Reception area at The Glebe
On-line in the "Parish Council" section of the Crich Area Community News website (  More information about the Parish Council can also be found on this site.

The Clerk is the Responsible Financial Officer charged with the responsibility of ensuring that proper accounts are kept and presented for audit by the Audit Commission at the end of each Financial Year.
The principal source of income is the Parish precept paid to the Parish Council by Amber Valley Borough Council. The Precept for 2017-2018 is £57,225.
The Parish Council makes annual grants to support a number of local organisations.

Parish Land:
The Parish Council owns the Burial Ground and the field below it. The Parish Clerk maintains a Record of Burials and Ashes Interments.

In addition to the Burial Ground, the Parish Council owns:

Crich Recreation Ground
The Jubilee area on Sandy Lane,
The “Drying Ground” at Fritchley

The area around Parkhead Well
The quarry adjacent to Bennetts Lane
Various small pieces of the Market Place.

Council pays for the regular maintenance of the Burial Ground, Recreation Ground and the Drying Ground.
The Council lets allotments which are situated in Whatstandwell on land kindly rented to the Parish by Mr Ken Briddon.

Functions and description of the Council

A short description of the roles and responsibilities of your council.


Detail of who your local Parish Councillors are and a short biography of each one can be found on these pages.


It is the Clerk's job to carry out the business of the council. This is a salaried post currently held byCarolyn Jennings. Carolyn is contactable, Monday to Wednesday morning, by email on or by telephone at the Glebe Field Centre on 01773 853928.

Meetings and minutes

On this page are dates and minutes of all meetings from January 2004. From January 2006 there is now the facility to download the minutes in pdf format which provides a convenient way to save or print the minutes on the user's machine.

Crich burial ground

These pages have information compiled by the clerk on the location of earthen and ashes burials as well as details of memorial faults.

Parish Council Grants

For organisations wishing to apply for a grant from the Parish Counci contact the Clerk.

Crich Parish Website

This is the history and heritage of Crich Parish hosted by


Many of the photographs on the Parish Council pages are by Ross Fletcher.