Matlock Bath Parish Council

Caring for the local community

Matlock Bath Parish Council

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Matlock Bath Public Conveniences

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Sports Area


Birdwatching in the Nature Reserve. Click here to find out more.

Update on Waterloo Road

The Great War - Life in 'The Bath'

Climate Change/Climate Advisory Group

Parking Proposals

Coronavirus Updates

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Illuminations Liaison Meetings

Nature Reserve Work Programme

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Pro-loco Art Competition 2020 CANCELLED - Click Here for more information. .
Pro-loco Photography Competition EXTENDED TO 1ST NOVEMBER. Click Here for more info..

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Welcome to The Matlock Bath Parish Council Website

The parish of Matlock Bath extends along the west side of the River Derwent from Masson Mills in the south to the Junction of St Johns Road in the north. The A6 is the main artery of the village and follows the line of the river closely. On the opposite side to the river, the byways of Matlock Bath climb up the hillside. It has been given the nickname ‘Little Switzerland’. The village has always attracted tourism (see our history page) and close to the A6, all the trappings of the tourist trade are prominent. However, behind this façade lies a diverse community. It is the role of the Parish Council to represent the interests of all the people who live and work in Matlock Bath.


The Parish Council is the bottom tier of local government – closest to the people it serves. It is responsible for the following provisions: Sports Area, Wapping Nature Reserve, maintenance of bus shelters and the war memorial, Christmas tree and lights and the floral displays. We organise various village activities including Carol Singing by the Christmas tree, a Pro Loco Art Competition, Pro Loco Photography Competition, Remembrance Service, Seniors Lunch and activities during the illuminations. We provide grants to local organisations and in the past granted money to the boat builders, the raft event, Street Party, Bowling Club, Pre-School Playgroup and the childrens Christmas party.

We also lobby on behalf of the parishioners to other levels of local government (the District and County Councils), the police and other outside agencies. We help promote other community services such as transport (buses and trains) and the library service. We communicate with the parishioners using this website and a quarterly newsletter.

We hope you find our website useful. If you have any comments, suggestions or feedback on any aspect of it or our work, please contact us here.



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Pro-loco Photography Competition 2020


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Pro-loco Art Competition 2020

Competition CANCELLED.

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Next Parish Council Meeting

Due to the coronavirus outbreak all face-to-face meetings have been cancelled. The next full Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 25th November 2020 at 7.00 pm. If you would like to join this meeting, please contact the Clerk for the passcode. If you wish to raise any issue, please forward to the Clerk details of the issue prior to the meeting. .

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