Turnditch & Windley Parish Council

Serving the people of Turnditch & Windley

Clerk RFO: L Storey
P O Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

WELCOME

We are delighted to introduce you to the Turnditch & Windley Parish Council website and to our beautiful Parish. Whether you are a resident, visitor or potential business, the web site's intention is to provide a welter of information about the Parish and the Parish Council - all with the aim of making the Parish a better place to live, visit or work. The site will be developed continuously and we invite all residents, at the onset, to contribute to its future content.

It's for everyone…

We want the Parish to thrive and so drawing together all parts of the community is one of the Parish Council's primary concerns. Our web site covers both Turnditch & Windley. Wherever you live, our aim is to ensure that the Parish Council represents you fully.

…and for visitors, too.

We warmly invite you to browse the site, whether for future Council meetings dates, information on who is on the Council, the latest planning information, both within the Parish and Amber Valley as a whole, or what's on in the Parish.

Turnditch & Windley Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Turnditch & Windley a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our Directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Turnditch is a hillside village that lies on the A517 Belper to Ashbourne road on its steep climb out of the Ecclesbourne valley.

Before it was turnpiked in 1764 this road, the A517, which crosses the Ecclesbourne at the foot of the hill below the Cross Keys pub, was a track through the Duffield Frith, a former Royal hunting forest which consisted of dense woodland in places interspersed with stretches of sweeping open countryside where most of the farms now sit.

The long, low aislelss Turnditch Church of All Saints was built in the 13th century as a chapel of ease to Duffield and to serve forest officials and the few other inhabitants in that part of the forest. It has been enlarged over the years, most notably by Giles and Brookhouse of Derby, in 1882-84 when they gave it a new chancel. The date 1630, cut into a massive stone lintel above a door on the south side presumably commemorates an earlier extension.

The first pupils entered Turnditch National school in 1846, which has been much altered over the last 150 years, enhanced in appearance by the school clock built over the school porch by John Smith of Derby, probably around 1905. The pupils from the nearby rural village of Windley also attend the school.

Latest News

DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE Windley Lane, Windley

Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 20:29 by Parish Clerk

WHEN: 30th June 2022 to 30th June 2022 09:30 to 15:30 WHERE: Windley Lane, Windley between a point 600 metres north of its junction with Gunhills Lane for a distance of 250 metres in a north westerly direction.___. REASON: To facilitate telegraph pole testing works.___. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Windley Lane (from point of closure), A517, B5023, Windley Lane, Gunhills Lane, Windley Lane (to point of closure) and vice versa. Access will be maintained, whenever reasonably possible, on the affected length of road. The road will re-open as soon as the work is finished. This may be earlier than advertised. Derbyshire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused while work takes place. Anyone needing further information should ring Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190. The County Council intends to make/has made an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to prohibit its use by traffic. Chris Henning, Executive Director – Place Department, County Hall, MATLOCK DE4 3A

Transport to Covid-19 vaccination appointments

Posted: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:55 by Parish Clerk

If you're a Derbyshire resident struggling to get to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment then you can now book a free return journey to help you attend.

If you don't have your own transport, and you can't use public transport, then Derbyshire County Council's Active Travel team can help you with door to door transport to and from your vaccination appointment.

The parent or carer of the person attending the vaccination clinic can also travel for free. For example if you're the parent of a child aged 12 to 15, or a carer for the person being vaccinated. More »

You can contact the Community Response Unit who can help you to book your journey.

Please contact them at least 3 working days before your vaccination appointment to allow sufficient time to book your transport.

You can call the Community Response Unit on 01629 535091.

Find out more online here: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/community-response-unit/if-you-need-help/if-you-need-help.aspx » Less