Turnditch & Windley Parish Council

Serving the people of Turnditch & Windley

Clerk RFO: Laura 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 Firth, 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 aisless 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, enhanched 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

Census Questions

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 07:20 by Laura Storey

Even before Covid-19 arrived Census 2021 was planned to be a Digital First Census with most people completing the form online. ONS now has no expectation that it will be possible to provide face-to-face help to people to complete Census forms. Census Support Centres cannot at this time be classed as an "essential" service. Census Support Centre staff will not be able to support residents complete their Census questionnaire due to security and confidentiality restrictions. More »

It is hoped that most people will be able to complete their form themselves online or with the help of a family member. Each address in the country will be sent a 12 digit household access code to enter at www.census.gov.uk. It will also be possible to get help, a paper questionnaire or to complete on the telephone at the ONS Contact Centre: 0800 141 2021 this number will be operating from 1st March. » Less

New local health apps library to manage your health and wellbeing from home manage your health and wellbeing from home

Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 12:38 by Laura Storey

Online and digital health and wellbeing services have seen a huge boom in recent years but with thousands of apps out there it can be hard to know what is trustworthy.

That's why Derbyshire County Council has been working in partnership with The Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) to develop a new digital apps library.

Health and care professionals and Derbyshire residents can now search and download from 100s of quality assured health and wellbeing apps. More »

All of the apps on the new library have undergone rigorous checks by ORCHA to ensure that they are of the highest possible quality.

All the apps have been reviewed against over 300 criteria including ease of use, clinical/professional assurance and data and privacy.

Apps include help with mental wellbeing, healthy lifestyles and even long-term condition management.

Visit the new website at derbyshire.orcha.co.uk and search and compare apps for FREE. » Less

Amber Valley Updates February 2021

Posted: Sun, 14 Feb 2021 09:05 by Laura Storey

Amber Valley Updates February 2021